Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign

Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 - Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign

Tilda Swinton is divine in the Chanel Pre Fall 2013 Ad Campaign. I’m really attracted to this ad campaign because one it’s Tilda and the Chanel Paris-Edimbourg show was absolutely brilliant.

Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 - Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 - Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 - Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 - Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign
Tilda Swinton x Chanel Pre Fall 2013 – Paris-Edimbourg Ad Campaign

images: fashiongonerogue.com

I want – I got Celebrates Levi’s 501 140th Anniversary

I want - I got Celebrates Levi's 501 140th Anniversary
I want – I got Celebrates Levi’s 501 140th Anniversary

May 29, 1873 is the date Levi’s introduced their iconic 501s to the world. Like many people, Levi’s 501 jeans had a place in their young adulthood. They were the jeans of choice and people happily shunned the lowly zipper for buttons. Levi’s asked me to take part in their campaign called “501® Interpretation”. The campaign aims to celebrate the unique range of personal style from across the world. They invited Canadian media and style icons to pose for photos which will be considered for a limited-edition Levi’s 501 album. The album will feature 140 of the best photos taken from across the world. Of course, I accepted as I love getting in front of a camera with a professional photographer and make up artist.

I want - I got Celebrates Levi's 501 140th Anniversary
I want – I got Celebrates Levi’s 501 140th Anniversary

The shoot took place in a great room at The Drake Hotel and my task was to show how I styled my 501s. Levi’s sent me with a pair of 501 cut off denim shorts which I’m completely in love with. My thirties has until this point been 501 free for some reason. I paired the shorts with a Clover Canyon top, Jenny Bird Jewellery (earrings and ring) and Aldo Sandals. This is a typical weekend summer look for me. You can check out all the shots from the shoot in the slideshow below.

I’m very happy with the results. We’ll see if I make the cut for the limited edition book.

images: courtesy of Levi’s

MAC Cosmetics – Year of the Snake Collection

MAC Year of the Snake
MAC Year of the Snake

The editorial shots for the MAC cosmetics are always great. The Year of the Snake collection shots are just so beautiful. I’m really enamoured with this beauty shot. Everything about it is just perfect.

MAC Year of the Snake
MAC Year of the Snake

The snake-inspired collection is defined by a palette of vibrant shades and shimmering finishes. Beauty powder illuminates the skin, eye shadow creates striking contrasts and pigments intensify the effect. Zoom lash adds definition and powerpoint eye pencil defines a razor-sharp line. Lipsticks quiver with lustre and m·a·c’s exclusive packaging slithers with chic – featuring beauty powder, lipsticks and eye shadows embossed with a gorgeous snake design.

The collection is on sale now and is available at MAC stores and online. The Year of the Snake collection includes eye shadow, pigment, lipstick, eye pencil, beauty powder and mascara options. The price range is $18 – $29.

images: courtesy of MAC

Talking About My ‘Do in Worn Journal Issue 15

Worn Journal Issue 15
Worn Journal Issue 15

I’m in the current issue of Worn Journal. It’s been out since November but I’m only getting around to posting about it now. In June, I got an email from Serah-Marie asking if she could feature me in Worn’s hair issue. As you can imagine, I was a little perplexed at why I would be included. She explained that the piece would be feature on people with interesting hair styles. Accompanying the photos would be an interview with questions related to hair and identity. I said yes without question because it’s Worn Journal and it’s a great topic that my (lack of) hair could contribute to.

Worn Journal Issue 15 - Talking Heads - Seven discussions of distinctive 'dos
Worn Journal Issue 15 – Talking Heads – Seven discussions of distinctive ‘dos

The talented Lainee Dee did my makeup before I ventured to the Worn Journal offices to meet the photographer, Brittany Lucas. I brought a few different outfits to choose from for the shoot but the final decision was the Smythe Warbler Tribute Blazer, earring by Eliza Kozurno and a leather Tshirt by Danier. It was late July when this photo was taken and it was roasting outside. With the leather and the blazer on I’m surprised my makeup isn’t’ running all over the place in this shot. Brittany and I went into the alley by the office and took a number of shots against different garage doors and using different angles and mostly stoic facial expressions. I’ve always said I’m terrible at the model scowl, this photo proves me wrong. Smiling comes so naturally to me but it’s nice to see I can do the complete opposite too. I’m pretty much in love with the photo. It turned out better than I could have ever dreamed. Lainee and Brittany did a fantastic job of making me look great. I’m giving myself a pat on the back for the kick ass styling 🙂

Now your probably curious about my interview. Well, you’ll have to grab yourself a copy of Worn Journal Issue 15 to read it. The issue is fantastic overall and you should probably buy a copy anyways. It’s available online at wornjournal.com or in person at a whole ton of places in the city and beyond.

Thank you Worn Journal.

 

Harper’s Bazaar China – October 2012

Harper's Bazaar China - October 2012
Harper’s Bazaar China – October 2012

The October 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar China had a beautiful Parisian themed editorial with model Miao Bin Si. For the 26th anniversary of the magazine they fly to Paris for this retro style editorial.

Harper's Bazaar China - October 2012
Harper’s Bazaar China – October 2012

I love everything about this editorial. The makeup is perfect and I love seeing the stylist create classic looks using current designers.

Harper's Bazaar China - October 2012
Harper’s Bazaar China – October 2012
Harper's Bazaar China - October 2012
Harper’s Bazaar China – October 2012

Photograher: Yin Chao
Model: Miao Bin Si
Makeup: Bon and Wang Qian
Stylist: Fan Xiaomu and Gugu

images: fashiongonerogue.com

Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine

Ornate Expectations - How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine

I’m in love with the Ornate Expectations editorial in FT.com’s How to Spend It magazine. It gets all baroque crazy with the season’s trend and lots of antiques.

Ornate Expectations - How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine

I’ve included my favourite shots from the editorial here but you can see the entire shoot Howtospendit.ft.com. It’s worth pursuing just for the information about all the items in each of the shots.
Ornate Expectations - How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine

Ornate Expectations - How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations - How to Spend It Magazine
Ornate Expectations – How to Spend It Magazine

View the complete Ornate Expectations editorial at How To Spend it Magazine.

Photographer: Andrew Yee
Models: Nina Porter, Laura O’Grady, Louisa Facchino-Stack, Mary Ballantyne, Edda Oscars, Kiera, Elenor Hayes and Sam Rollinson
Stylist: Damian Foxe
Hair by Ernest Montenovo
Makeup by James O’Riley

images: howtospendit.ft.com

Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2

Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2

I’m dying to get my hands on the September 2012 issue of Vogue Paris. There are some great editorials in the magazine and my favourite is Le Noir Partie 2 with Suvi Koponen.

Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2

This editorial is just so striking. It’s got that creepy gothic feel happening.

Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2

This is my favourite shot. I find it a bit unsettling with her face covered.

Vogue Paris September 2012 - Le Noir Partie 2
Vogue Paris September 2012 – Le Noir Partie 2

Photographer: Mert & Marcus
Model: Suvi Koponen
Styling: Joe McKenna
Hair: Garren & Daniel Martin
Make-Up: Lucia Pieroni
Nails: Lorraine Griffin

images: thefashionspot.com

Dazed & Confused July 2011

Dazed & Confused July 2011 - Lisanne de Jong, Viviane Sassen

The colours in this editorial for Dazed & Confused’s July 2011 issue are so rich.  The flowers are a perfect backdrop for the colourful clothing worn by model Lisanne de Jong. The editorial was shot by Viviane Sassen.

Dazed & Confused July 2011 - Lisanne de Jong, Viviane Sassen

Dazed & Confused July 2011 - Lisanne de Jong, Viviane Sassen
Some people in The Fashion Spot forums were complaining that Lisanne’s face was covered in most shots. I thought it was refreshing that her face wasn’t the focus of the shots.  It brought the clothing details to the forefront.
Dazed & Confused July 2011 - Lisanne de Jong, Viviane Sassen

images: fashiongonerogue.com

Vogue Italia February 2011 – The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure
I’m not going to get all analytical about this shoot, the fashion industry and race. I do enough of that outside this space.  I’m just going to enjoy this beautiful spread and share it with people.
Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure
When I cut my hair many people asked if I would ever go blonde. The answer is no but it looks good here.  The contrast is much nicer with her skin tone than mine.
Vogue Italia February 2011 - The Black Allure

The Black Allure
Ph: Emma Summerton
Stylist: Edward Enninful

Models: Ajak Deng, Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa Peña, Jourdan Dunn, Melodie Monrose, Lais Ribeiro, Rose Cordero, Mia Aminata Niaria, Sessilee Lopez, Joan Smalls and Georgie Baddiel

images: thefashionspot.com

Vogue Nippon May 2010 – The Girl From Atlantis

Vogue Nippon May 2010 - The Girl From Atlantis
This editorial is absolutely stunning. I love the use of the Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis spring summer 2010 pieces. It’s quite fitting in this underwater world. Other designers in the editorial include Balmain and Prada.

Vogue Nippon May 2010 - The Girl From Atlantis

Photographer: Solve Sundsbo
Styist:George Cortina
Model: Alla Kostromichova

images: the Fashion Spot

Phoebe Philo by David Sims

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

The Spring Summer 2010 issue of Gentlewoman Magazine has an interview and photoshoot with designer Phoebe Philo of Céline. This is the debut issue for the magazine.

The Gentlewoman is a new biannual style magazine for a new decade. Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.

I really liked the photos taken of Phoebe, she’s just so damn cool.

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

Phoebe Philo by David Sims - The Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2010

images: thefashionspot.com

Market research – Tokyo, Monocle December, 2008

Market research – Tokyo

Although not part of its cultural tradition, Japan fully embraces the fun – and commercial spirit – of Christmas. As the festive season draws nearer, Monocle’s house model hits the streets to fill his basket for a toasty night with an equally hot companion.

Monocle’s male editorials are my favourite right now. See previous.

i got: Distill: The best of the international fashion and style press

Distill: The best of the international fashion and style press

I love this new magazine. I was in the Path looking for Wallpaper and Monocle and found Distill in the fashion section.

As its name suggests, Distill is a distillation of the very best fashion and style editorial from across the globe. We have scoured every magazine – from household names to the most obscure titles – in order to showcase the most inspiring content to stimulate you in your work and everyday lives.

Each issue will contain Distill’s selection – made by top creatives from all over the world – of the most beautiful and challenging fashion and style images to appear in print. The international Distill team not only includes those involved in the fashion business but creatives from a wide range of disciplines – all of whom have been chosen for the openness to new ideas and their sensitive understanding of the best visual approaches.

I scanned a few choice editorials.