Bryan Boy Takes A Beating
And now, to test the sense of community among the bloggers of fashion… There are celebrities amongst us. They oust the hard working out of the front row, buy their way through barriers, and find exclusive designer clothes at, you guessed it, their local goodwill. Some of them I truly appreciate, and think completely deserving of their place in the industry due to the dialogue they ignite among...
Danielle Reuther, another photographer rekindling the dying flame of film photography. She joins the other film revivalists, slowly building up a following. A repeat of la révolution tranquille? Just thought I’d throw in some Canadian history. See more here.
Philippe Vogelenzang, the newest idea to emerge from the Land of Windmills, has given my salivary glands the intense workout that they’ve been longing for. His simplistic imagery is detailed with impish emotion that is lacking in many photographer’s work. The often crude presence and vulnerability he captures from his models has restored my faith in fashion and photography. He has shot...
Numéro Magazine + Karlie Kloss
You may know Karlie Kloss as the sweet, innocent 17 year old model. In an editorial for Numéro photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Franck Benhamou, Karlie ditches her inner child and puts on a sexy, more mature side for the editorial. She knows how to make intense cleavage and side boob look tasteful with her powerful poses. The parallel lines make her look 3-D if you stare into the...
I Love Fake Grunge Issue + Jolijn Snijders
It’s been quite awhile since I donated any space to one of my faves, Jolijn Snijders. Yesterday while waiting for the bus I sat beside a girl with pink hair. She was describing to her friend on the phone how she get’s the “stinkeye” everywhere she goes because of her pink hair and what she wears. I think she looked alright. Check out the Grunge Issue.
Rodarte / Maggie Cheung + Wing Shya
Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have teamed up with luxury brand Swarovski and famous actress Maggie Cheung to create a unique charity program for Joyce Communications in Hong Kong in aid of UNICEF. The Rodarte sisters have handmade four special one-of-a-kind outfits exclusively for this charity. Every piece of their creations are inspired by Maggie Cheung and references her films: In...
Another Magazine + Chadwick Tyler
Models // Frida Gustavsson / Jeremy Young / Annabella B / Sophie Srej / Hanne Gaby / Hannah Holman / Sheena Moultan / Patrica Van der Vilet / Lindsey Wixson / Constance Jablonski / Liu Wen / Freja Beha Erichsen / Aiden Andrews
Lyall Coburn + See Like Me No. 5
See Like Me continues to push boundaries with the haunting work of director/photographer Lyall Coburn. I’m proud to present his latest project, Murmur, as See Like Me No. 5. Murmur is blurring the lines of genre mixing fashion, film, and still image. Browse through all projects here. See more of Lyall’s project Murmur here. Models Dana-Fiona Armour / Ana Rose Thorny //...
Rory McKee is pretty hard to describe. I think Hedi Slimane did a good job explaining him. He seems pretty elusive, however. Here is an interview with Rory McKee. As of yet, he is as fresh as the mouth on a gift horse and has only walked for a couple select shows. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rory McKee finds himself in demand very soon, with a look as unique as his.
Natasha Poly + Vogue Paris
Irina Lazareanu / Life & Passion
Little did you know that Irina Lazareanu is Canadian. She was hatched in Transylvania (insert appropriate Vampire joke), and migrated to Montréal at the tender age of five. Started modeling at 17. Dated Pete Doherty. Now makes music. Same old story. Here she’s looking as perky as a Canadian winter photographed by Eric Guillemain. Read the interview with Irina Lazareaunu. Irina does it...
POP / Tina Barney + Warden Clyffe
25 Magazine is a new publication created by model couple Anja Rubik & Sasha Knezevic. It’s launched with some very privileged content, such as editorials with Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Karlie Kloss, Eniko Mihalik, Kasia Struss, and an interview with Beyoncé. The videos are also spectacular, such as this one called Ghosts of Gustav Klimt with Eniko. Having said that, I’m very...
Marcel Castenmiller + Pete Voelker
I didn’t know this guy was a big deal until I was doing my usual rounds of google imaging long hair and Marcel Castenmiller became the result. After some fact scrounging, I managed to discover that he was born in Edmonton, grew up in Port Moody, and spent (spends?) time in Vancouver. I found out how he assisted Ryan McGinley and only hangs out with his interns. I found out he is really...
L'Officiel Hommes Germany / Joan Pedrola + Paolo...
L’Officiel Hommes is a men’s magazine. I’m not sure that I’m clearly understanding the target demographic of the magazine here. And while I like to think that I’m very open-minded when it comes to things like these, I’m really having trouble finding the masculinity in this. Crotch-grabbing with my mesh tank on? That could be fun. But the last photo in this...
Sandrine Castellan + This Photo
This photo. More inbox goods as of late, and Sandrine Castellan showed up. But more than that, this photo. HOLY. Makes me want to raise my hands as if I were dancing to a choir of children singing Lisztomania in my head. The rest of her work I could do without. When you put on your pearls next time don’t forget to raise your hands in praise of whatever could be happening out of the frame or...
Born in Sri Lanka. Based in Toronto. Schooled in computers. Self-taught in photography. Likes whiskey. Hates beer. Life long aficionado of all things hip-hop. Gohbi Thievendran is a Canadian photographer whose work cropped up in my inbox, and pleasantly whet my visual appetite. It manages to be subtle, and detailed. To top it off, Gohbi has a really interesting blog. [Edit: I completely spelt...
Rebirth of Nature + Josh Olins
I imagine this is what the male version of Lady GaGa would look like. Seeing as it was styled by Nicola Formichetti, GaGa’s stylist, it’s not too much of a surprise to see Julius Gerhardt adorned with attic attire and yard sale furniture. Ever since I came across Josh Olins, I haven’t been disappointed by one thing he’s done. His work is very refreshing. Like how your...
Go Figure / Lara Stone + Vogue UK
Go figure Lara Stone would look nothing less than phenomenal in this editorial by Alisdair McLellan for Vogue UK. I don’t know what kind of hormones Lara is taking, but her boobs seem to get a size larger every editorial. And if you’re ever having a bad hair day, glossed and slicked doesn’t look half bad… Look best worn with a white dress or a black tank with mesh covering your...
Alex Dunstan, another one of Hedi’s collection, was compared to Olivier Theyskens. Some people are brutal at making comparisons. I once was compared to Lyle Lovett. That being beside the point, however. His quick rise to fame has included being the face of Topman, being shot by some of the best photographers including Hedi Slimane, Mariano Vivanco, Leon Mark, Jolijn Snijders, Thomas Lohr and...
Lily Donaldson Retrospective
Really I just wanted to post a video of Lily Donaldson whipping her hair back and forth, but I thought that would be a cop-out, like many of my recent posts. Thus, I decided to take a retrospective look at Lily Donaldson’s body of work. Her father was photographer Matthew Donaldson, but Lily didn’t think twice about modeling until she was discovered at a shopping mall in Camden. Her...
Military Man + Thomas Lohr
Credit Thomas Lohr / Contributing Editor
Lou Doillon + Vanessa Bruno
Dröles D'Oiseaux / Ash Stymest + Josh Beech
These tattooed dudes appear in Dröles D’Oiseaux by Richard Bush. The guy you probably don’t recognize is Adrien Sahores. This is for the new issue of Numéro. Not much else to say here.
VERY SAFE FOR WORK
Remember the good old days circa 2006 when this was considered NSFW? Ladies in their *gasp* negligee! Quick, cover Tavi’s eyes. While I wish this were the case, times have become increasingly more unsettling with photographers, editors & designers feeling more uninspired than ever. I’m actually waiting for when somebody will just send naked girls down the runway and everyone will...
The September Issue + Grace Coddington
Wintour’s reign has been long, and while she may be viewed as a success by pushing fashion into the greedy claws of a rather unfashionable youth, she is hardly a success in my books. Rather, it is Grace Coddington who should be admired for her exquisite eye and romantic charm. Anna Wintour is a driving force, but her entire claim is that she brought Vogue into the limelight by putting...
Untitled / Natasa Vojnovic + Barnaby Roper
This is one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen. I think I’ll remember it forever.
At the moment, fashion has ceased to inspire me. The fashion weeks seem to drag on longer each season, and the recaps are usually the same. I honestly think people are struggling for something to be excited about. During these times, the only way to keep your chin up is to take a look back at what made our jaws drop in the past. I’m speaking of one person: Gemma Ward. I still haven’t...
Symbols of Success Part Three
See Part One + Part Two. Andy Warhol // Dubbed the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century, Andy Warhol pioneered too many things to list here. I think his genius could be attributed to simplicity. “Sometimes you’re invited to a big ball and for months you think how glamourous and exciting it’s going to be. Then you fly to Europe and you go to the ball and...