Forces of Fashion for Vogue US, September 2015

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This set of photos is a real fashion over-stimulation! Instead of speaking of it in a general term, I’m going to pick a few specific pictures to point out. If, however, I WAS going to speak of it in a general term I would say: YASSSSS! COMBINE MANY MODELS/MANY FASHION-FORWARD CELEBRITIES/ALL THE MOST INSPIRED DESIGNERS/A MIX OF WELL KNOWN AND UP-AND-COMING PHOTOGRAPHERS/AND HALF A DOZEN STYLISTS AND GIVE ME ALL THE FASHION GLORY! I CAN HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME! I CAN’T HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME ANYWAY!

Something like that.

That being said. Please take note of my five favourite images:

1. Beyoncé in Givenchy & designer Riccardo Tisci by Anton Corbijn
I mean, duh doy. But this shot alone is gorgeous. Beyoncé as a literal force of nature (for she is the WIND!) with Tisci sprawled at her feet, confident that she’s bringing glory to his art. It’s perfect. Also, I love the way Jay Z says Tisci in concert. It’s adorable.

2. Caroline Trentini in Dior, Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta, & Raquel Zimmermann in McQueen- by Jamie Hawkesworth
This is the second shot in the 27 page spread. WHAT IF I TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM? I will try to limit myself. But this shot looks like a shot from an early 90s Vogue, which is the Vogue baby Bo was first introduced to, so it’s where my heart lives. What a perfect trio of girls to create this iconic inspiration. Also I love when models cuddle. It’s adorable.

3. Raquel Zimmermann in Valentino by Tim Walker
This is a perfect trio of talent, all made for each other. I wish there was an entire spread of just Raquel with her renaissance look, wearing romantic Valentino, captured by Walker’s whimsical eye.

4. FKA Twigs in Prada by Inez & Vinoodh
If I saw this Prada outfit on anyone but Twigs I would have just drifted right over it, but she can literally wear anything and use her doll-beauty and magnificently contorting limbs to make anything work. I imagine Inez & Vinoodh were positively giddy to work with someone as strange and artistic and unique as themselves. This shot is positively iconic. I adore it.

5. Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford by Theo Wenner
This picture would only be more perfect if Ford was in the shot with Nicholas. CAN YOU IMAGINE? I’M IMAGINING IT RIGHT NOW! I have such a thing for anything that combines the stars of A Single Man + Tom Ford. So any time Tom is Julianne Moore’s date to an event, or every time I see Colin Firth I think, “OUCH! MY HEART!” then “OOH! THAT’S HOT!” Nicholas + Tom is my favourite pairing though. It’s just so much throwback perfection. My heart, it aches.

A few additional notes: I love that Maggie Rizer is in a shot next to Karen Elson! KISS HER! Is that the Bjork All Is Full of Love robot in the Edie Campbell by Tim Walker shot? I’m going to imagine it is and it’s inviting Edie back to her Bjork love-pod. The Cara and Gigi and Adele portraits are gorgeous! Such lens piercing goodness! That last shot bums me out and makes me want to overdose on pictures of women to make up for having to look at it. But we accept all parts of those we love, and I love this editorial!

Kristen Stewart by Tesh for Marie Claire, August 2015

July 16th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When you want to do couture with a casual, who-gives-a-fuck edge, KStew is really your go-to girl.  She proved that last week when she nonchalantly walked the Chanel couture runaway and proves it again in the denim issue of Marie Claire, mixing high end pieces with distressed denim and vintage jean jackets.  She also proves again just how great she is in front of the camera, giving the perfect mix of butch cool and femme haughtiness.

Fall/Winter 2015 Couture – Chanel

July 8th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m not going to talk or even post pictures from this ugly, boring, sad-ass collection.  I am, however, going to rant like a crazy person about the fantastic bit of PR that happened in the middle of the runway which was infinitely more exciting that the pieces Karl marched about on it.  Karl Lagerfeld’s past muses gathered around Chanel roulette tables to wear bespoke couture and gamble without care like the rich people they are.  The group included Rita Ora, Lily Collins, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily Rose Depp (who at 16 isn’t legally old enough to gamble), models Lara Stone, Stella Tennant, Alice Dellal and Jamie Bochert, various males that I assume are famous in some way but I don’t care because men all look the same to me, and Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart, who played with a lipstick like a cigarette, pulled out Julianne Moore’s chair for her and then escorted her out like the chivalrous lesbian she is.  Little styling touches – putting KStew in a velvet suit, a princess tiara on Lily Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis in golden silk lounge wear, Jamie Bochert in vampire floating black chiffon – sold this little tableau, where everyone interacted only with each other and ignored the audience, giving the whole thing a voyeuristic thrill appropriate to any celebrity sighting.

Kristen Stewart by Steven Klein, Hedi Slimane and Karl Lagerfeld

February 18th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kristen Stewart has decided to take a break from walking around LAX holding hands with her ‘really close friend’ Alicia Cargile to promote an indie movie she made a while back.  More importantly, she’s done some editorials where she actually looks like herself, and not a femmed up, uncomfortable version of herself.  The pictures by Hedi Slimane from the Wonderland (only 6 of the full 10 page editorial) are all of Kristen in her own clothing and jewelry and are the most comfortable I’ve seen her look in front of a camera.

Interview Magazine by Steven Klein, March 2015

Wonderland Magazine by Hedi Slimane, Spring 2015

CR Fashion Book by Karl Lagerfeld, Spring 2015

 

Spooky Fashion

October 26th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Halloween is creeping up on us quick! Let’s just really delve into the spooky & think only of blood and gore for the next week! Featured here are two of my favourite spooky shoots – an editorial titled The Splat Pack by Terry Richardson for Interview in 2008 and a vampire inspired shoot by Karl Lagerfeld from 2011.

“The Splat Pack” by Terry Richardson for Interview, November 2008

Clemence Poesy, Baptiste Giabiconi & Anna Mouglalis by Karl Lagerfeld for Bazaar, 2011