Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shooting Forward

(photo by Claire Pepper)
I stumbled across this really cool fauture from interviewing two fashion photographers, Claire Pepper and Chris Gloag on what they think is next for the industry. I loved this so so much because (other than their images) you really don't get to hear what photogaphers have to say about the industry. Enjoy!

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Claire Pepper

What's going to be big in model land?
"I would say messy plaits are going to be big for everyone this summer... a chic way to keep your hair out of the way (but softer than the standard high ponytail) whilst running between shows... or running for the tube for us normal people!"

And big in fashion photography land?
"I have to say moving image and fashion film. It's been coming for a while but I think with the arrival of digital SLRs, that now shoot high definition film is something lots more photographers are seriously considering, myself included. The standard is going up as well and people are beginning to think more laterally about film can be used to represent fashion, rather than just making fashion-themed music videos."

My favourite supermodel?
"Are we talking
Naomi Campbell/Kate Moss type supermodels? Does Lily Cole count as a supermodel? She's a model and I think she's super so I suppose she does!"

Chris Gloag

What 'look' is going to be big this year in Model Land?
Fresh face and natural beauty' never goes out of fashion. The 'look' always varies from each fashion designer and what inspiration their collection is based on. Fashion changes so rapidly from month to month so a look never stays around too long before its evolved into the next big thing.

What's going to be big/hot in fashion photography?
Fashion photography is always a result of a mix of elements such as the fashion designer's collection, the fashion photographer and who the photography is for. Every element has its own style and the outcome depends on a variety of factors.

No two fashion shoots are ever the same. Something new is aimed for in every shoot. It is impossible to predict what will be 'hot or big' as photographers try to be original and not to fully replicate other photographers' work. It can also depend on what music, films or events are happening in 2010, which may influence ideas and fashion shoots.

If I have to predict what we will see more of this year I would say fashion photography is leaning towards digital remastering which places models in imaginary scenes. I predict we will see more of this animated/Photoshop imagery and landscapes.

And who’s your favourite supermodel and why?
Giselle Bündchen as she is gorgeous, athletic, and has a healthy girl next-door appeal.

This is What It Should Be Like...

This is just one of the images available for purchase from Vogue to benifit Haiti...this one was just breathtaking to me- it was taken in 1935 by Cecil Beaton for an assignment for Vogue.

Miranda Kerr "In New Light"

I couldn't resist posting this one on here because I L-O-V-E Miranda Kerr.

In New Light
Miranda Kerr, Photographed by Willy Vanderperre
Vogue Russia February 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

FIRST, Couture!

Have you been following the couture shows this week? I know some fashion bloggers focus more on street style and such, but high fashion is a complete weakness for me, so here are some of my favorites... :) .


Joseph Thimister presented his Fall 2010 collection after about a decade of abscence from the industry. It wasn't exactly the same traditional couture clients are used to, but his bloodshed and military themes are prevalent today and can cater to what the new generation is looking for in couture.


If anything, John Galliano knows how to put on a show, and this was completely amazing. Sarah Mower points out the transition between his last two, lingerie-style shows and this one, proof he's truly back in the saddle.


Riccardo Tisci has finally mastered the concept behind Givenchy. It seems like he's found a niche in between the old esthetics of the brand and the current demands of the industry at the moment. After his last amazing collection, this one was crucial in securing his stance in the business. Job completely well done!

Ahh, Chanel. So, so, so beautiful. Karl stated simply that this collection was not about black or navy and that there was not one gold button. Instead it was a hybrid of his lingerie-inspired ideas at Fendi and a bright, more cheery version of the Chanel classics. And it completely works!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Checking In...

Hi everyone! So sorry for the lack of effort on my part here for the last week...I've been so so busy and my laptop's also broken :( Check back for updates soon...


Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Faces: Nastasia Ohl

Stumbled across her on and I fell in love with her look because there's no one currently on the runways like her...

Steven Meisel's 'Runway'

80 PAGES!?!? Meisel's known for his extensive work for Vogue Italia, but this is a monster-editorial. Featuring 38 different models, and it's all for a tribute to the calwalk. Who said runway was going out of style?