Wednesday, June 30, 2010

NAAG editorial - Eliza Cummings, ph: Hugh Lippe, stylist: Hilary Wendt

Hugh Lippe photographed Eliza Cummings for NAAG on May 13, 2010 in NY with stylist Hilary Wendt.

NAAG Editorial
Model: Eliza Cummings
Photographer: Hugh Lippe
Stylist: Hilary Wendt
Makeup: Ralph Siciliano
Hair: Rolando Beauchamp

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sportmax Fall 2010 Campaign Preview: Ginta Lapina, Photo: David Sims, Stylist: Joe McKenna

David Sims photographed Ginta Lapina for the fall 2010 Sportmax campaign on March 19, 2010 at Spring Studios, Studios I & J in London with stylist Joe McKenna.

Sportmax Fall 2010 Campaign
Model: Ginta Lapina
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Joe McKenna
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Lisa Butler
Casting Director: Jenny Friedberg at Creative Chaos

Lanvin Fall 2010 Campaign Preview: Mariacarla Boscono, Photo: Steven Meisel, Stylist: Alber Elbaz

Steven Meisel photographed Mariacarla Boscono for the fall 2010 Lanvin campaign on April 2, 2010, styled by designer Alber Elbaz.

Lanvin Fall 2010 Campaign
Model: Mariacarla Boscono
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Alber Elbaz
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything

From WWD, by Jessica Iredale:

If you have opened a fashion magazine, or any magazine for that matter, over the last decade or so, you’ve seen the work of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, known in the industry simply as Inez and Vinoodh. The Dutch photographers (partners in work and life) are the creative eyes behind such contemporary imagery as the Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Yohji Yamamoto and Chloé ad campaigns, and editorial work that regularly appears in French Vogue, V, The New York Times and W. Starting Friday, a retrospective of 300 of their photographs from 1985 to 2010, titled “Pretty Much Everything,” will be on view at Amsterdam’s Foam Museum through Sept. 15. Next year, Taschen will expand on the exhibition with an epic tome of 666 photographs accompanied by original fiction by A.M. Homes. Here, van Lamsweerde speaks on behalf of the duo about its work — past, present and future.

On being labeled fashion photographers: We love what clothes do to build a character in your picture. There’s something that I find fascinating about the language of clothes. It’s kind of like a set of codes that everyone universally understands. A lot of people say, ‘Oh, I’m not into fashion. I don’t care about what I wear.’ But when they go for a job interview, they wear something different than [what they would wear] just to go work in the garden or pick up the kids from school. You are saying something with what you wear.

On her favorite models: Raquel Zimmermann, Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss and Anja Rubik. They all have this huge range. They’re mature, they’re grown up, they’re women who have had a life and experience. For about five or six years now we haven’t shot anyone under 18 for that reason, but also for the fact that we feel that the modeling business should not promote girls working under 18. They’re not out of school, their bodies aren’t developed yet, they don’t have a sense of self yet, sometimes they haven’t had sex yet. It’s hard to project all these things on someone who hasn’t had that experience.

On shooting celebrities: I actually love it. It’s like a conquest each time. It’s kind of like — I don’t want to say seduction, but it has that part to it. I never really try to talk someone into doing something they don’t want to….We usually have an idea ahead of time what we would like to do, what our fantasy would be on a celebrity, what part we would like to bring out or change. Usually I get quite a good sense in the first five minutes as to how much they want to play with you and how open they are.…The sitting is no longer than 15 to 20 minutes. A lot of people say that they feel hypnotized after they shoot with us because it’s a very, very, very focused, short period of time. Usually within the first five frames I have the picture.

On her dream subject: I would love to shoot Prince. I’m a fan. I think he’s inspiring and I love the way he moves his body and I think he’s a genius. And since there’s no more Michael Jackson, I would say he’d be the one.

Balenciaga Spring 2002 Campaign
Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Stylist: Marie-Amélie Sauvé
Model: Isabeli Fontana

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Heidi Klum - Short Bob Hairstyle

The supermodel is spotting a new look, having shed off her long hair for a short bob. The supermodel, wife and mother wanted to try something new and then grow her long tresses back after some time. Heidi Klum reportedly got bored with her long hair and decided to cut it down into the short bob she is now wearing. This is what she told Jay Leno. This is not the first time she has cut it short…It is definitely the first time in a long time.

Heidi Klum - Short Bob Hairstyle

The short bob was a drastic move as she has never changed her hair that much. She wanted to try something new, which went very well. She looks…different, fresh, better and wonderfully cute with her new hair do. It is well defined neat and shows us the new Heidi Klum- one we have not seen in a long time. We have gotten used to seeing her with long locks which sometimes had a fringe and the short bob is breath of fresh air. Apparently, her long tresses needed a lot of care to remain as glossy as they always were and she had to put in a lot of work, and she is relieved for the little maintenance she is going to put in her short bob

Marisa Miller - Long Layered Hairstyle

Marisa Miller is a Victoria Secrets model who likes to wear her hair long and layered. This works well for her as stylists suggest that this is a good hair style for people with a long face or a heart-shaped one. This is so because it adds volume to their hair and so enhances their looks by bringing out their best facial features. The long layered hair can be worn in many different ways. You could simply have it straight but with layers. You could also have it layered with bangs or even curls to make it look more sophisticated.

Marisa Miller - Long Layered Hairstyle

The bangs not only make it look sophisticated but also work well to give it a lot of volume. The layers could then be highlighted with different hair color highlights. One may choose to combine medium and long length layers. If interested in getting this celebrity look, you could go to a stylist who is competent to have them make your hair. Of course this means that you would need to have long hair. If you don’t, you could have some additions fixed professionally. This, when done well, ends up looking as good as the real thing.

Long Layered Hairstyle - Marisa Miller

Kim Kardashian - Natural Look Hairstyle

Kim Kardashian is a celebrity known for participating in various fields in the showbiz. She is a model, a television personality who features in a reality show, E, as well as other captivating drama series. As a celebrity and a socialite, people are used to her “glammed” up look. This is a look associated with the use of a lot make up especially the smoky eye makeup.

Kim Kardashian - Long Straight Hairstyle

Her natural look elicited many comments from her fans. The comments are posted on her blog spot. She said that that she tried to wear a natural look as opposed to what she is used to as an experiment. This was also encouraged by her stylist who thought she would look much better in a natural style.

Kim Kardashian - Long Wavy Hairstyle

There are those who liked it and encouraged her to go on with it. Others still said it looked fine but preferred her all made up plus it was a signature and it would not have been cool to drop it. Then there was the lot that thought that both looks could work for her. She could have the natural look for the day then change to the sophisticated look for the night.

Kim Kardashian - Natural look Hairstyle

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bruberry fall 2010 campaign preview: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Photo: Mario Testino

Mario Testino photographed Rosie Huntington for the Burberry Fall 2010 Campaign on March 34-24, 2010 in London.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2010 Campaign Preview
Model: Rosie Huntington
Photographer: Mario Testino

D&G fall 2010 campaign preview: Regina Feoktistova, Photo: Mario Testino, Stylist: Anastasia Barbieri

Mario Testino photographed Regina Feoktistova for the fall 2010 D&G campaign in St. Moritz, Switzerland on March 25, 2010 with stylist Anastasia Barbieri.

D&G Fall 2010 Campaign
Model: Regina Feoktistova
Photographer: Mario Testino
Stylist: Anastasia Barbieri
Hair: Marc Lopez
Makeup: Linda Cantello

Louis Vuitton fall 2010 campaign preview: Karen Elson, Photo: Steven Meisel, Stylist: Karl Templer

Steven Meisel photographed Karen Elson for the fall 2010 Louis Vuitton campaign on April 15, 2010 with stylist Karl Templer.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign
Model: Karen Elson
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Karl Templer
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath

From WWD:
THREE’S COMPANY: Typically, Marc Jacobs gives his collections for Louis Vuitton a different spin in advertising versus the runway. For the forthcoming fall campaign, slated to break in a wide range of August titles, Christy Turlington, Karen Elson and Natalia Vodianova are shown preening in front of old-fashioned makeup mirrors backstage, as if they were ready to take a stroll around the fountain of the Louvre’s Cour Carré, the setting for Vuitton’s show during Paris Fashion Week in March. Ditto for the multigenerational casting — one model in her 20s, one her 30s, one her 40s — adding up to one of the most sophisticated Vuitton fashion campaigns to date, according to Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s director of communications.

“The atmosphere was very Fifties, very elegant,” he related. This is the fourth Vuitton campaign shot by Steven Meisel, who constructed the period set in a New York studio.