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Video: Lara Stone For Mercedes Benz

16 January 2012, 19.53 | Posted in Models, advertisement, celebrity, video | No comments »

In a video promoting Mercedes Benz and its association with Berlin Fashion Week, director Alex Prager films beautifully captures Lara Stone in what may be her very first acting roll. Via Nowness.

Daphne Guinness ‘Undressed’ Film

06 June 2011, 15.41 | Posted in Design, Fashion, Film | No comments »

 

Daphne Guinness: Undressed on Nowness.com.

Documentary filmmaker Brennan Stasiewicz infiltrates the cosseted world of Daphne Guinness in Daphne’s Window. Featuring intimate footage of the icon at her Fifth Avenue apartment, the short follows the eccentric fashion patron and socialite as she prepares for her recent installation in the windows of Barneys New York. The storefront showcased her collection of pieces by designer Lee Alexander McQueen and a selection from the archive of fashion editor Isabella Blow, which Guinness purchased in its entirety last year. The display culminated in a performance art piece in which Guinness dressed for the Met ball in one of the flagship’s windows, modeling a lilac feathered gown designed by McQueen’s Sarah Burton. “She appears to me as someone always in a window,” says Stasiewicz. “Someone you can approach and see, but you remain on the other side.” This year brings a multitude of projects for the heiress: her sculptural armored glove collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane (pictured in today’s film) will be exhibited by Jay Jopling in a private viewing in London later this month; and in September a retrospective at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will pay homage to her style. “Daphne is someone to take pleasure in, and in many ways, someone who incites moments of wonder,” says Stasiewicz.

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Nowness: Advanced Style Beauty & Age Feature

23 March 2011, 16.08 | Posted in Fashion, Film | 3 comments »

 

One of my biggest frustrations in fashion has always been its constant obsession with youth, as if beauty and style stopped after 25? The recent feature by Nowness highlighting Advanced Style is one I dearly cherish as it stars one of my fave style icons, Iris Apfel:

Advanced Style: The Fashion Blog’s Doyennes Give a Lesson in Sartorial Splendor We’re having a senior moment: From textile mogul Iris Apfel in her trademark owl spectacles to artist Ilona Royce Smithkin in DIY orange eyelashes, the stars of photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog represent the most fashionable older ladies and gentlemen of New York and beyond. Today on NOWNESS we feature Cohen’s iconic style mavens in an exclusive short by filmmaker Lina Plioplyte. “Hearing them speak about clothing is so fascinating,” says Cohen, who launched his site in 2008 and also has a documentary in the works. “There is history and memories in what they are wearing and I think it’s important to show that storytelling aspect, as well as their vitality and creativity.” Cohen spoke to NOWNESS about silver-haired confidence.

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Animated Chanel Film On Nowness

25 January 2011, 23.24 | Posted in Design, Fashion | 2 comments »

Via Nowness: A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected. Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup took a break from conceptualizing cosmetic gold to don the animator’s cap for today’s short, a work inspired by a series of headdresses he crafted from beauty product packaging for a Vogue Paris shoot. Built from a trove of compacts, glosses, brushes and more, Philips’s characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself. Philips came to the task with the requisite technical skills, having studied graphic design before attending Antwerp’s Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. But he did concede on one creative point—the music. “If it were up to me it would have been disco,” he confesses.

Kate Moss For Balmain

07 January 2011, 23.53 | Posted in Fashion, Media, Models | 5 comments »

Via Nowness:

When Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin signed on to shoot the fall/winter 2010/11 Balmain campaign starring Kate Moss, they did so as double agents. Without anyone knowing, the renowned fashion photographers set up four surveillance-style cameras to capture Moss’s unbridled performance on set. The short film, titled Everglade, takes its name from the haunting Antony and the Johnsons song that serves as its soundtrack, and premieres on NOWNESS today. It marks the latest instance of the Dutch duo’s intentionally blurring the boundaries of reality. “Surrealism is always there in our work, whether it’s in camera or through computer manipulation,” says Van Lamsweerde. “We’ve had the idea for this video for some time. We are fascinated with the different realities going on in one shoot and so the music, the animation, Kate’s movements and the camera angle represent these layers of perception.” With animated illustrations by artist Jo Ratcliffe (in collaboration with Bouwine Pool for Sherbet), the film not only captures Moss in action, but also aims to represent a fantasy inner world. “We talked to [Ratcliffe] about it being half horror and half Disney,” Van Lamsweerde says, and what evolved is an idiosyncratic take on the behind-the-scenes genre. “It ranges from a sinewy heavy metal feel to a much cuter place,” she sums up.

Rodarte X Todd Cole Short Film: ‘Aanteni’

01 March 2010, 21.04 | Posted in Art, Designer Collaboration | No comments »

Rodarte&ToddCole

The Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, teamed up with video artist Todd Cole to create a super artsy film, called “Aanteni,” which features model Guinevere van Seenus in three diffrent looks from the label’s Spring 2010 collection. Above is a still from the video featured on Nowness. There were times where I felt like the short would have been more accurately named “Escape from the Runway!” about a model on the run after refusing to subject herself to the hazzards of sky-high heels, but mostly the gorgeousness of Guinevere combined with the intricate designs of the dresses are capivating. In addition to the film there is also a post explaining the inspiration for Rodarte’s most recent collection (including the melty Kirkwood heels) and a third entry explaining the motivation for the film.