Saturday, June 9, 2012

A.F. Vandevorst: Delfine

A.F. Vandevorst: Delfine on Nowness.com.

Director Stef Viaene Unveils His Racy Short for the Selfridges Film Project Belgian beauty Delfine Bafort writhes sensually along the flanks of a mysterious stallion in director Stef Viaene’s intimate physical study, Delfine. The film sees Bafort—who featured in KT Auleta’s Rainbow Warrior beauty film for NOWNESS last August—channeling the spirit of the bucking bronco against a brooding soundscape by Rafaël Sellekaerts. Commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Womens Designer Galleries at London department store Selfridges, Delfine is part of a series of seven unique shorts by different directors invoking the essence of designers including Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Rick Owens to be screened in a site-specific installation by artist Simon Costin at the Old Selfridges Hotel. “In their own way, the films are wonderfully idiosyncratic representations of the designers they are representing,” explains the project's curator, Emma Reeves. Each short explores the idea of a strong female character, with husband and wife design team An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx choosing to work with fellow Belgians Viaene and Bafort. “The project is not about clothes, it’s about character,” says Selfridges’ Creative Director Alannah Weston. “We wanted each designer to freely express their vision of a woman whom they found captivating and inspiring.”

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Video Premiere Kanye West & Jay Z - No Church In The Wild



Shot entirely in Prague, Czech Republic by Greek French director Romain Gavras Kanye West and Jay Z return with "No Church In The Wild" their seventh single from collaborative effort Watch The Throne. Watch as a ominous figure with a Molotov cocktail ignites a series of wild events in this chilling and stylized video from raps greatest duo.

 

Made in Brazil by Luca Finotti Ft. Francisco Lachowski, Alexandre Cunha and Marlon Teixeira



Luca Finotti directs Brazilian beauties Francisco Lachowski, Alexandre Cunha and Marlon Teixeira in a visual feast promoting the new fifth issue of Made in Brazil magazine. Courtesy of - Homotography


Mark Ronson & Rufus Wainwright by Maciek Kobielski



Musicians Mark Ronson and Rufus Wainwright are photographed by Maciek Kobielski for the Summer 2012 issue of VMAN. Courtesy of - Homotography


 



 



Fan Bingbing by David Slijper



David Slijper photographed actress Fan Bingbing for Vogue China June 2012, with makeup by Lisa Houghton. Courtesy of - fashiontography


 










Sean O’Pry by Cliff Watts



Sean O’Pry by Cliff Watts. Courtesy of - Homotography


 

 

 

 

Kristen Stewart Channels Hollywood Elegance!





Kristen Stewart looks simply decadent on the latest pages of Vanity Fair magazine's July issue. Looking like a true modern-day Hollywood star, the star of Snow White and the Huntsman had the following to spill with the publication's journalist.


On not taking perfect pictures... “I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I get some serious shit about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh-t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f–k. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving sh-t eaters who want to turn truth into shit. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!”


On her style as a kid... “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting—you don’t shave your legs!”

Robert Pattinson on the public’s perception of Kristen... “People have decided how they are going to perceive her. No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.” 


Scoot over to Vanityfair.com now and dig out thee entire featured article!





Kelly Clarkson Is All Grown-Up...



 Pop global superstar and one of the best singers of this generation, Kelly Clarkson, looks pretty in white while donning a pair of Levi jeans as the latest girl cover of Redbook magazine's July issue.

On losing weight... “I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights, because I build muscle easily. Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny.”

On doing Duets after American Idol... “I’m going to be completely honest – I had no one looking out for me. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19-years-old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn’t about me, but that didn’t make it any easier. I’m all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times.”

On finding happiness...“I know – where’s the kick in the ass? I told my assistant that today. I said, ‘I’m just waiting for something to blow up.’ She said, ‘No, that’s what happiness is.’ I’m like, maybe I’ve never been happy! Because [my boyfriend] Brandon [Blackstock] does. He makes me happy.”


 Scoot over to Redbook.com for thee complete article!


 

Dig out Kelly's performance of her current single "Dark Side" at this year's Billboard Awards!


 

Choupette Lagerfeld on Her Newly Launched Twitter, Living With Karl Lagerfeld and More



The worlds most fashionable cat gets his own twitter account for us to claw on.


Well, that was fast. But not at all surprising for the world’s most technologically savvy cat. While we’re kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first, we’re glad that one very important celebrity pet is now on Twitter: Karl Lagerfeld’s 9 month old kitten Choupette (who tweets under the handle Choupette’s Diary). Just hours after we learned of Choupette’s lavish life replete with multiple maids who record her every move in diaries, dining at tables, and using iPads, she’s been given a platform to regale us with frequent updates on her day and interact with her fans.

Choupette’s first tweet was only a few hours ago and since then she’s been averaging a tweet every couple of minutes and has amassed 774 followers, though we’re sure that number will increase rapidly. Since we all desperately need more information about Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, we reached out to her on Twitter and, despite her busy schedule of eating, napping and, now, tweeting, she agreed to answer some questions.

Read on for Choupette’s thoughts on being abandoned by Baptiste Giabiconi, her two maids, the recent trend of morbidly obese felines and much more.

Fashionista: Are you sad that Baptiste abandoned you? Or do you prefer the quality of life afforded to you by being a Lagerfeld? Choupette: My connection with Baptiste runs deep but between his constant looking in the mirror and endless model diets it was time for a more fitting lifestyle.

Which of his houses do you live in? I have grown accustomed to traveling the world with Daddy (to you brainless humans that’s Mr. Lagerfeld) but my temperament fits best in Paris; they understand me there. <

Do you scratch his furniture? I would do no such thing; I am quite refined I will have you know!

Where do you sleep? Typically I find comfort in piles of last season’s Chanel, which are no longer of use to Daddy.

Are you allowed to sit on Karl’s lap? Does he use a lint roller? I prefer not to be touched. His gloved hands do a number on my pure white fur.

Why did you decide to start a Twitter? I felt it was time to show the fashion world the REAL Choupette. My social media savvy tendencies are unprecedented in the cat world.

Are you interested in joining any other social media platforms like Foursquare or Instagram? Between napping, chasing invisible air particles, and feedings I have little time for such trivial activities.

How many followers do you hope to get? Only humans count their friends by the number of followers they have.

What are your thoughts on the recent trend of severely obese felines, like the late ‘Meow’ and the new one, Garfield, who weighs 40 lbs? I am part of the fashion community–how do you expect me to answer such a question…

What does French cat food taste like? Better than American food (note: I did not say American CAT food)

Are you declawed? How would my maids paint my nails then? What’s your litter box like? A cat as refined as myself does not discuss such private matters. Next question please.

Do you like your maids or does their constant monitoring get a little creepy? My maids are just like every other human: useless and easy to manipulate.

David Bailey And Jean Shrimpton Together (AGAIN) Well Sort of...


British photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton were fashion forces to be reckoned during the 1960s. Both individuals influenced what is now infamously known as thee 'Swinging London' era which saw the manifestation of the fashion and cultural scene. Bailey and Shrimpton created motifs which brought radical ideas inevitably still relevant till this day through Bailey's incomparable artwork.

Now, in the beginning of 2012, we saw the BBC produced film entitled, "We'll Take Manhattan", a vital movie depicting Bailey and Shrimpton's historic visit to NYC for a 1962 Vogue photo shoot.




Synopsis:

"In 1962 budding young photographer David Bailey gets a fifteen guinea contract working for 'Vogue' magazine. For his first shoot,an Acrylan advert,he picks inexperienced teenage model Jean Shrimpton,who has left home to escape a bullying father and moves in with Bailey,despite his having a wife. When the magazine launches its Young Ideas feature,to capture a youth readership, Bailey and Jean are sent on a photo shoot to New York with the magazine's fashion editor Lady Clare Rendlesham. Lady Clare is incensed when Bailey defies her orders and shoots impressively unorthodox photos of his nervous muse,demanding his removal from the magazine. Vogue editor Ailsa Garland,however,recognises the innovative nature of Bailey's work and over-rules Lady Clare,giving rise to one of the most famous partnerships of the Swinging Sixties."


I Would Love Rummaging Through Leighton Meester Garage.




What's one man's trash is another man's treasure. Or so the metaphor goes, according to one actress/singer Leighton Meester who plays the character role og Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl and co-stars in the soon to be released Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy in theaters June 15th.Leighton looks soft and breezy as she struts a Dolce&Gabbana number as the latest cover girl of Lucky magazine's July issue. Dig out what Blair Waldorf, ahem, I mean Leighton has to say on all topics regarding style, makeup, and love.

 On knowing she’d be successful... “I don’t know. Yes? But you can’t count on success in this business. And anyway, being famous or rich or making a certain kind of movie – none of that means ‘success’ to me. Success to me is being happy and fulfilled, truly fulfilled, and being proud of myself and doing different things all the time. So thus far, yes, I’ve been successful.”

 On how Gossip Girl has changed her personal style... “My friend says that before the show I dressed like a homeless person. I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!’ I’ve learned from Blair, though. Now I like to pepper in something designer with my usual stuff.” On her makeup routine... “I’ve stopped wearing makeup when I’m not working. For a while I thought I had dark circles and bad skin, and then I realized I was seeing myself that way because I didn’t recognize myself anymore without makeup. Now when I wear it, I think I look really weird!”

On Love and Marriage...“I love love. It’s the most intriguing universally understood emotion, and it comes in so many forms: family love, love of friends. I fall in love with everybody all the time. When I was a kid I thought marriage was sex. But if I ever am in a situation where I want to be married, I don’t think I’ll have a big wedding. Hopefully it would be about something way more secure than that.”


Scoot over to Luckymag.com for thee complete article!


 


Double Vision By Craig McDean



Interview - June / July 2012 Models John Hein and Baptiste Radufe Ph Craig McDean St Karl Templer Interview's resident stylist-extraordinaire Karl Templer works with photographer Craig McDean to bring to fruition an odd trend: double collars. Sharp sartorial looks are given a extra strong dose of dandy with the addition of an extra shirt or a paneled lapel, all worn with ease and comfort by John Hein and Baptiste Radufe. Courtesy of - hommemodel.blogspot.com


 

















Don't Be Afraid Of a Little Hard Graft By Mark Kean



Michael Morgan, Jace Moody, and Taras Koltun are captured by Mark Kean for Hero's seventh issue. Chris Preston styles the trio of handsome models in utilitarian fashions that include ample amounts of denim. Courtesy of - hommemodel.blogspot.com


 



Nathan Paul Swimwear SS13 Ft. Andrej Pejic,



Australian swim label Nathan Paul taps Serbian-Aussie model Andrej Pejic to model the label's fashions for its upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 campaign. Courtesy of - hommemodel.blogspot.com













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