Model @leonafletcher at @w_modelmgmt
Hair and make up @sophiem.mua
Model @leonafletcher at @w_modelmgmt
Hair and make up @sophiem.mua
Creative direction was by Ruth Bewsey @ Daisy London, with styling by Dan May @ CLM and grooming by Tim Pateman @ Fox Represents. The model is Oli Lacey @ Next.
Liam Arthur shot High Content magazine’s story featuring the new range of bags by Swedish designers Sandqvist. The online magazine partnered the launch of the Sandqvist Women’s AW16 range at London Fashion week at their flagship store in Soho.
Make up and hair: Mary-Jane Gotidoc using Black Opal Cosmetics / Bumble & Bumble
Styling: Nathan Klein
Model: Raine @ Leni’s Models
Clothes and accessories by Versace, Phillip Lim, Burberry, Prabal Gurung, and more.
Photography: Rebecca Miller
Stylist: Shala Rothenberg
Makeup by Colleen Runné at Kate Ryan Inc. using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Hair by Deborah Brider at Factory Downtown using Kerastase and T3 micro
Models: Clara McNair and Laura O’Grady
Manicurist: Evelyn Lim
Alice described the plan, “we created a set and shot the story amongst the rich colours of jungle leaves and flora to enhance the beauty and moodiness of the prints on the clothes.”
Hair – Romin Sartipi
Make up – MJ Goditoc
Model – Gabi @ Next
Rebecca Miller photographed Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the duo at the heart of American rockers Wild Belle, for The Untitled Magazine. They were celebrating the release of their second album for Columbia, ‘Dreamland’. Brother and sister, they are definite about the importance of their relationship to the music. ‘Nothing gets between blood. We’re unbreakable. We have a bond that you can’t fuck up.’ said Natalie.
Here’s some of what The Untitled Magazine said about the band. ‘Growing up in a musical household in Chicago, a city known for its Bluesy roots, it was only natural for siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman to form a band together. Known as Wild Belle, the duo’s signature style combines Elliot’s penchant for reggae rhythms and tropical sounds with Natalie’s raw vocals and rockstar swagger. Both musicians play instruments and collaborate on songwriting but it was Natalie’s life that provided the basis for their second full-length album, Dreamland. Reeling from the end of a romantic relationship, she packed up her bags and drove across country, settling in Venice, California. There she penned most of the album which proves to be a slightly darker follow-up to the band’s catchy debut, Isles.’
Styling: Tiffany Briseno @ Wilhelmina Artists
Hair by Deborah Brider using Shu Uemura Art of Hair
Make up by Tadayoshi Honda
Shot on location at The Carlton Hotel and The Millesime restaurant, NYC
As MH puts it, ‘It was inevitable. After more than a decade of slim-fit hegemony, wider cuts are rediscovering favour. Skinnies may still hog the high street, but from runway big-swingers (notably Topman Design) to modish design houses (see Acne Studios), looser silhouettes are dominating new collections. This is to be embraced: not only are they more becoming, wide legs offer a freedom of movement skinny jeans simply can’t. You just need to follow some basic rules.’
Ferrari Magazine (TOFM) flew Pip and crew to Valencia to shoot the fashion story for their spring edition. They were drawn there by the location, the dramatic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a cultural centre opened in 2005, which gives the shoot its futuristic backdrop.
The styling, including pieces from Ferrari’s own range, was by Jess Punter with hair and make up by Annabel McCrory. The models were Alissandre Martines at Milk Management and David Pascual from Mad Models in Madrid. The shoot was overseen and art directed by Official Ferrari Magazine creative director Warren Jackson and the all important car is a California T.
Kestin Hare hails from Edinburgh the home of the original store, although the empire has grown quickly to encompass Glasgow as well as Soho and Shoreditch. The style is sharp but understated with an emphasis on carefully sourced materials, attention to detail and a quality finish.
Pip shot the story in the conservatory at the Barbican in London. Kestin Hare art directed with Angela McBride, the stylist was Daniel Carey and the groomer was Tim Pateman.
Le Cool, London’s indispensable guide to what’s on and where, has interviewed Gavin Watson ahead of his appearance at Youth Club‘s First Tuesday event at Doomed Gallery in Dalston. First Tuesdays are a monthly event (naturally) with Youth Club hosting a new talk by a photographer alongside a limited edition of Photocopy Club zine. Gavin’s talk is subtitled ‘Time has Creative Power’ and is focused on the way the perception of his images has changed over the years as he tells Le Cool’s Josh Jones in this extract from the interview.
‘Normally I just do it off the cuff because I never expect anyone to fucking turn up! This time I’m going to take it in a certain direction because I usually end up talking about anthropology instead of photography, it tends to get into being a societal talk about the history and movements of people and culture. I’m a bit like, “hold up a minute, I got kicked out of school at 15, what the fuck am I talking about this for?” There’s a photographic story there that very rarely gets told because the power of the images take over from the fact I was really interested in photography and is the great love of my life. I rarely talk about my photographic journey, we end up talking about Skinheads, the history of Skinheads, the history of rave and the culture around that. The reason these photographs exist is because I took them, and I took them because I love photography and knew how to work a camera. I had a moment of clarity the other day that all the Skinhead stuff is my mundane, personal work that I never expected anyone to see. My first real job as a photographer was working for a music paper called Sounds. I spent three or four years photographing all the bands of the mid-80s, from Morrissey to the Pogues, The Proclaimers, Siouxsie and the Banshees – the list goes on. And no one knows that I did it. I forget that I did it! I am a well-rounded photographer – I wasn’t in a bubble of just me and my mates on a Shane Meadows movie set! I was pursuing a career in photography and the Skinheads stuff was just part of the wallpaper of the time, of course two decades later it’s become something totally different. I’ve seen my mundane life become a golden era, it’s become romanticised.’
Read the whole interview here.
Youth Club First Tuesday is at Doomed Gallery on Tuesday 5th April. Details here.
Rebecca Miller photographed Saoirse Ronan and her red carpet stylist Elizabeth Saltzman in London for The Hollywood Reporter. It was part of the magazine’s annual round up of awards season fashion, about who wore what and who styled them and who made it to the THR list of ‘The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood.’
Elizabeth was ranked this year at number 4 and has in the past dressed Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thuman. She began working with Saoirse, who at 21 has already been nominated for two Oscars, this year and with great success but only after she had faced the challenge of Saoirse’s Irish name.
Saltzman: “My first time meeting Saoirse, I thought, ‘How am I going to say her name? What am I going to do? I’ll just call her ‘babe.’ ” (It’s pronounced “Ser-sha.”)
Ronan: “I’m glad you didn’t — I remember one time I was working with a photographer, and he kept calling me angel, and it really pissed me off.”
Elizabeth goes on to describe the high pressure process of getting the right dress for the Oscars. “We got a lot of pitches, but Francisco Costa just got it” says London-based Saltzman, a former Vanity Fair editor. Because of Ronan’s New York rehearsal schedule for The Crucible, the stylist conducted the fitting at midnight before the Oscars: “Saoirse put on the emerald, and the room stopped — her mom, her aunt, her hairstylist, Adir. … You felt the oooh,” recalls Saltzman. Adds Ronan of her carpet experience this past year: “Everything has felt like me but kind of pushing me out of my comfort zone.”
Rebecca photographed Elizabeth and Saoirse at The Soho Hotel in London and Saoirse’s dresses are by Tom Ford and Christopher Kane.
Rebecca Miller‘s latest work from New York with the dramatic (and dramatically named) Symone Challenger.
Here’s the story in keywords: 60’s wig; Beautiful model; Beauty shoot; Beauty test; Colors; Deborah Brinder; Fashion and flowers; Flowers; Friends and Creatives; Mangly Hernandez; Silent Models; Stockland Martel; Symone Challenger; Yoshie Kubota; beauty and flowers; beauty shoot with flowers; beauty styling; bright colors; eyelashes; flower balls; gloves.
Photographer: Rebecca Miller @rebeccamiller99
Stylist: Mengly Hernandez @missmengly
Make up: Yoshie Kubota @yoshiekubota
Hair: Deborah Brider @deborahbrider
Symone is represented by Silent Models in New York.
The story was styled by Eric Down, groomed by Oscar Alexander, modeled by Tyler @ AMCK and shot in the neo-alpine surroundings of Bodo’s Schloss, amidst the high peaks of London W8.
Styling: Ellie Lines
Make up: Lica Fensome
Model: Amanda Pasquali from Wilhelmina
Retouching: Studio Invisible
Backdrops: Hapaca Studios
Styling was by Holly Ounstead from Frank, with make up by Justine Jenkins and hair Fabio Nogueira also from Frank.
The Untitled Magazines’s Girl Power edition is out now with added controversy (see the Mail Online side bar for details).
We don’t usually see Joe looking this sharp, here styled by Dan Blake, as his recent roles have included Chris in the very dark Southcliffe and the luckless Gendry in Game of Thrones, and he is about to reappear as Higgy in Shane Meadows This Is England 90.
Pip shot his layers story in the derelict greenhouse of a nursery near High Wycombe on the hottest day of the year. The model was Boyd Alves @Elite London, while Eric Down styled, with hair by Kevin Luchmun and make up by Yin Lee. Time to wrap up!
The photographic exhibition features 120 images from the PYMCA Archive which chart the twists and turns of style and youth culture over the last half century, with work from 50 photographers including Shoot’s Gavin Watson who provided the poster image above.
There’s also a screening room showing Dazed Digital‘s acclaimed Music Nation series and documentaries from independent film makers, like Will Robson-Scott and Nick Cunard, as well as a host of other cool things to do.
One Nation Under A Groove is open every day at SE1 8XX, The Festival Village under the Queen Elizabeth Hall. So get on down!
Pip has been hard at work for the last few months and two of his commissions have just been released. For the jewelers Daisy London, he flew to Bodrum in Turkey to shoot their new Daisy and Chakra collections against the fabulous backdrops of ancient ruins and fishing villages.
For Parlophone Pip went to the more mundane environs of east London but the results are no less dramatic or dazzling. He was shooting the label’s new signing singer-songwriter Martin Luke Brown whose tune ‘Scars on Scars’ is out now.
Odalisque Magazine’s ‘Funnel of Love’ shoot with Rebecca Miller is out now on the Odalisque Digital website. Odalisque offers its readers contemporary photography, fashion and literature and you can check out the digital version here.
Derby Ambassadors announced.
The ambassadors for the 2015 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse have been announced: Frankie Dettori, Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh, Denise Lewis and Michel Roux Jr. The chosen figures champion sport, food and fashion, a combination that makes the world famous Derby Festival a distinguished event in the British social and sporting calendar.
As Michel Roux Jr said: “A day at the Derby isn’t just about racing, it’s about food, wine, fashion and a great atmosphere.”
The Ladies’ Day on Friday 5th June combines high style with the world of horse racing. Elegant and fashionable attendees compete to take the title of ‘Best Dressed Lady’ and the coverage is seen world wide, followed by the race on the 6th June with the champion taking winnings of 1.25 million.
More information about the 2015 Epsom Derby can be found here
Since 1885 the prestigious company has created custom shirts for a jaw-dropping list of high profile clients from all over the world, including: Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and every James Bond. Having been awarded the Royal warrant of appointment, they are now also official suppliers to the Royal Family.
Lewis Moody was impressed with the journey to create his luxury bespoke shirts: “Having a bespoke shirt has been a real eye opener for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Turnbull & Asser. I was delighted with the outcome of all the shirts as they fit beautifully and are perfectly suited to my lifestyle.’
Join Turnbull & Asser as they celebrate 130 years of British manufacturing and craftsmanship here.
Rebecca Miller has won the fashion award in the first British Life Photography Awards (BLPA) with her picture of Brit – see above. What’s more, she also had four more images highly commended in the fashion category as well as one, her shot of Vivienne Westwood, in the portrait section. (See below).
The BLPA is a new event that aims to promote photography and ‘showcase contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life.’ It is sponsored by Sony and supported by Time Out, Conde Nast Traveller and Country Life and judged by a panel publishers, picture editors and photographers including Lara Jade and Caroline Metcalfe, the Director of Photography at Conde Nast.
The winning photographs can be seen at The Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD until 7th March.
Ray Burmiston recently photographed rock music legend Billy Idol for his interview with Event Magazine. Idol spoke to the magazine about his recent performances, upcoming album, and the difficulty of writing an autobiography.
‘I had to look at myself dispassionately at times and confront addiction and my various demons. I really thought I was indestructible. When punk rock proclaimed, “There is no future”, I took that pretty seriously.’
Original skinhead subculture influence Dr Martens Spirit of ’69 by Gavin Watson
Gavin Watson once again collaborates with Dr Martens to photograph their newest clothes line Sprit of ’69.
‘The Spirit of 69 Collection is a modern interpretation of a look and attitude that was started back in 1969 by first generation skinheads’.
Crack Magazine recently interviewed Gavin about the campaign and his past documentation of skinheads, here.
The Spirit of ’69 campaign is also accompanied by a short film directed by musician, Mike Skinner. See the film and full collection on the Dr Martens website.