2015 November

#TBT MY EDITORIAL ARCHIVE- ITALIAN VOGUE 2000 BY ELAINE CONSTANTINE

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Back in January 2000 I took my first ever trip to South Africa with the legendary photographer Elaine Constantine.

Elaine’s photography often put young people in situations you would expect to find them in whilst showing off exaggerated expressions, body language and colour. 

As a crew we were all mates and we were there for a week, shooting twice for Italian Vogue and also an advertising campaign.  We had a great time exploring Cape Town, and we got to shoot on the beautiful beach there and more into the desert.

This particular shoot starred a new singing/music sensation Jo Reynolds ( the blonde girl) and British models of the moment Louise, Molly and Will.

One of the days from this shoot, Jo went out into the sea and got bitten by a jelly fish……… I remember it being a bit of a nightmare as she was stung quite badly, but Jo being the trooper she was, picked herself up, and got back to shooting again, thus helping to create these memorable, energetic, colourful images.

It was a trip I won’t forget for a long time.

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 CREDITS: “SUMMER CLICKS”  ITALIAN VOGUE 2000

PHOTOGRPAHER: Elaine Constantine

STYLING: Sophia Pantera

MODELS: Jo Reynolds, Louise Hargreaves, Molly, Will

MAKE UP: Debbie Stone

HAIR: Me.

MOOD’S COMEDY MONDAY – STEVE RIKS – HOW DEEP IS YOUR RUG ??

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Happy Monday people. 

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Today’s Comedy Monday features Stevie Riks.  He’s a British Comedian and impressionist,  mainly releasing material via YouTube He originally came to prominence in 1988 when he took part in ITV Central Television’s talent show, New Faces  and has featured on the BBC television magazine programme Inside Out.

Another Steve Riks moment, impersonating the Bee Gees and misheard lyrics. Enjoy ‘How Deep is Your Love – or ‘How Deep is Your Rug’….!!!

MY NEW EDITORIAL – RE-EDITION MAGAZINE STARRING GEORGIA HOWORTH

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I HAVE SOME NEW EDITORIAL OUT AND IT’S FOR THE LATEST ISSUE OF RE-EDITION MAGAZINE.

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RE-EDITION is an exciting independent Art & Fashion Photography quarterly publication,
that focuses on some of the most interesting archive and new Images from some of the best fashion and art photographers.
They concentrate on featuring the very best Designers and Brands in each issue, collaborating closely on special projects.
And so here’s my new beautiful editorial featured in the Winter edition of Re-edition Magazine:
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CREDITS: RE-EDITION MAGAZINE ISSUE 3 WINTER 2015

PHOTOGRPAHER: Leon Mark

MODEL: Georgia Howorth

STYLIST: Tara St. Hill

MAKE-UP: Mathias Van Hooff

HAIR: Me Using Windle and Moodie Products

#TBT MY ADVERTISING ARCHIVE – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD S/S ’03

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Joana Preiss is an actress, model,  artist, filmmaker and musician.

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She has appeared in numerous films by Christophe Honore, Olivier Assayas,  Nobuhiro Suwa and Pia Marais. plus she has collaborated with visual and sound works by American photographer Nan Goldin  who was the first to photograph her as an unknown.

She has been compared to and considered as a modern day Patti Smith.

In 2002 photographer Corinne Day booked Joana for the S/S ’03 Vivienne Westwood campaign together with British male model of the moment Dominic Brider for Vivienne Westwood MAN and an unknown blonde model for the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania  .

Together they all appeared in these fresh Spring Summer campaigns. Corinne had photographed Joana and Dominic on numerous occasions already.

Here’s some of those images from the campaign that I worked on with my friend,  stylist Karl Plewka.

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CREDITS: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CAMAPIGNS S/S ’03

PHOTOGRAPHER: Corinne Day

DESIGNER: Vivienne Westwood

STYLIST: Karl Plewka

MODELS: Joana Preiss, Dominic Brider & Unknown

MAKE-UP: Sam Bryant

HAIR: Me

 

SUPERMODEL 31 PART 5 – CARMEN KASS

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Carmen’s first Vogue cover – French Vogue

WE’RE BACK WITH THIS MONTHS SUPERMODEL 31  AND TODAY I’M FEATURING MODEL NO 5 ( IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ESTONIAN BORN CARMEN KASS.

WHAT IS SUPERMODEL 31? IT IS A LIST FEATURING ONLY 31 SUPERMODELS WHO HAVE APPEARED ON ALL OF THE TOP 4 VOGUE COVERS,  U.S, FRENCH, BRITISH AND ITALIAN VOGUE.

 Carmen was born in Tallin, 14 September 1978 ( now age 37) and grew up in Mäo village, near Paide, the capital of Jarva County, Estonia. She speaks fluent Estonian, Russian and English.

At 14-years old, Carmen was discovered in a supermarket by a model scout from Milan. Her first dip into modelling wasn’t successful, and she left Milan pretty soon after.

When she was 18 she decided to try her luck in Paris and suddenly bagged her first Vogue cover with French Vogue in Nov 1997 shot by Michael Thomson.

She’d began to appear in other Vogues too

By 1999, she had walked the catwalk for top designers such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, and was the muse of Michael Kors and the face of his brand for 10 consecutive years. She also starred in the now iconic campaigns for Christian Dior perfume ‘J’adore’ and Narciso Rodriguez ‘For Her L’Absolu Fragrance” of which she has been the spokesperson of Narciso for 15 consecutive years to date.

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In 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards awarded her the “Vogue Model of the Year”

In 2007, she became the model and spokesperson for Max Factor.

Carmen is a keen and experienced Chess player was elected president of the Estonian National Chess League for 8 consecutive years. She ran a campaign for Tallinn to host the 2008 Chess Olympics,  2008 but Dreden, Germany was chosen.

In 2004 she also turned her hand to politics by joining Estonia’s ruling Res Republic Party. She ran for the European Parliament for Estonia after the country joined the European Union in May 2004. She won 2315 votes from the Estonian electorate, but was not elected to the European Parliament

Ive worked with Carmen on quite a few occasions and she’s really good fun and a great model too, very professional.

I went on one memorable trip with her with Photographer Corinne Day when we went to Jamaica for French Vogue and we shot a picture in a real Marijuana field. Corinne really wanted to do this picture and the producer said it would be very dangerous for us to go there but she organised it with some local guys and after a long walk through a forest we landed in this huge marijuana field and took photographs. I imagine its the first and the last time a Vogue crew have managed to get into this kind of field in Jamaica.  Amazingly dangerous and exciting and a trip I will never forget.

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“Jamaique Safari”. Carmen Kass by Corinne Day for Vogue Paris, June/July 2001 Hair by Me

AND SO TO CARMENS ALL IMPORTANT VOGUE COVERS AND EDITORIAL.

THE BIG 4

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MORE OF CARMEN’S VOGUE COVERS

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#TBT – FROM MY EDITORIAL ARCHIVE ITALIAN VOGUE WITH LAUREN HUTTON & GEORGINA COOPER

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Its April 1999 and US Vogue was published. 

I worked on a shoot in that issue that felt very special at the time. The legendary Lauren Hutton was cast in the shoot with British Model of the moment the gorgeous and vicious, gap toothed ( like Lauren) Georgina Cooper.

Georgina sprung to prominence when Corinne Day shot her. Another British photographer emerged around this time , Elaine Constantine,  who shot Georgina also and put her on the cover of The face magazine. Elaine used to assist Nick Knight and when she left to go it alone she created a unique style of photography that was totally recognisable as hers. It was nothing like Nick’s which was slick and re-touched. Elaine, who grew up in Manchester, kind of went back to her raw roots and began to photograph girls on the streets,  out and about, full of energy and life, having a great time and enjoying life to the full.

I began to work with Elaine in the late 90’s and I loved her energy on set. She would get everyone dancing, singing, jumping around and we even did group aerobics some mornings.

So we all flew to NY to shoot this family consisting of Lauren Hutton as the all American grandmother, Georgina Cooper as the daughter and a group of kids as the grand children.

These legendary shots were born out of that shoot, and everybody thought it was uncanny how similar Lauren and Georgina looked.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed creating them.

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CREDITS: US VOGUE, APRIL 1999 Issue 

Shoot: Fair Weather Leather

Models: Lauren Hutton, Georgina Cooper, kids

Fashion Editor : Camilla Nickerson

Hair: Me

M-Up: Debbie Stone

THIS MONTH’S Q&A: MAKE UP ARTIST HIROMI UEDA

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Hiromi Ueda, came to the UK from Japan in her gap year at University from Japan. 

The beautiful Hiromi, who has the delicate sensibility of most Japanese women,  loved England so much, she decided to stay. She married an Italian, studied jewellery design but ended up doing make up and riding around London on the back of her husbands motorbike. She has done it all rather well,  might I add.

I’ve worked with Hiromi on numerous occasions and her make-up is both delicate and bold depending on what’s required, as well as contemporary and with an edge.

Hiromi works with photographers David Sims, Benjamin Huseby Alexander, Boo George, Alasdair McLellan, Solve Sundsbo and Paul Wetherell to name a few, citing Burberry, Maison Margiela,   Puma, Giorgio Armani and McQ as some of her top clients.

Below is Hiromi’s Q&A with me. I hope you enjoy finding out about her background and how she got to where she got in her career, as well as some fun questions she answered.

Thank You Hiromi.

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WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP. 

I wanted to be a singer , nurse, pilot, fashion designer , jewellery designer, dancer, volleyball player and painter.

Many different things but I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I was teenager. ..

HOW DID YOU END UP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW. 

When I was taking a short course of jewellery design, I became a friend with a girl who was studying makeup.

I guess talking to her influenced me to start doing makeup as I was always into.

WHEN DID YOU MOVE FROM JAPAN TO LONDON? 

When I was 20 I was still at Uni in Japan studying German literature. I took a gap year and came here to study English and ended up staying forever…

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU? 

Still Me but I wouldn’t mind being a male in next life.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? 

East London

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IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Weather for sure.  I love being London but we need to have lots more sunshine!!

WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW ( MUSIC, FASHION , ART,  FOOD)

Online shopping! Clothes, books , foods, tiles, and makeup. I’m doing every shopping online.

My new neighbours are very kind and they keep my parcel if I missed them.

Recently, I found lovely paintings by an artist called Gustavo Ortiz in a Little store at Stoke Newington.

I love the way he mixing so many colours and the patterns.

For food wise, I’m so into pomegranate, Guacamole and Cheviches.

LIST YOUR TOP 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Chanel CC Cream

Fresh  sugar face polish

Elizabeth Arden eight hours cream

DHC liquid eye liner

Panasonic nano care face steamer

LIST YOUR 10 FAVOURITE SONGS OF ALL TIME- (AND EXPLAIN – IF YOU WANT TO- WHY YOU CHOSE THEM  )

Starting Over- John Lennon & Yoko Ono:   My father was a massive fan of the Beatles and I remember he used play their vinyls all the time.

Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin

True Colors -Cyndi Lauper I listened to this song so many times when I got my first cassette walkman.

I Need A Hero – Bonnie Tyler:    It was the theme song in my favourite 80’s Japanese drama. I watched the programme so many times with my friends after school.

My Sharona – The Knack:  it reminds me my high school

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Hotel California- Eagles:  It was just so amazing to listen to this song during a road trip I went on,  crossing canyons in American.

Sing it back – Moloko  This song reminds me of my long nights party era!

Purple Rain – Prince

Something About Us – Daft Punk:  This song was playing when I met my husband.

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE.? 

Fiji if I don’t need to go to work.

Realistically, it would be at L.A. I can enjoy the amazing beautiful weather and still I can do my job?

WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP- ARE YOU STILL INTO IT NOW ?

80s music, and I still love them!

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER THAT YOU WOULD WEAR? 

I love to wear Stella Mccartney, Chloe, Dris Van Notten and isabel Marant.

LIST YOUR TOP 5 FILMS.

True Romance

Reality Bites

Buffalo 66

La Vita E Bella

Castle in the Sky

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT? 

Wherever fate brings me to…

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERT?

Green Tea Ice Cream

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DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD.

Cheeky

WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE? 

Bird

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? 

Watching a box set at home all day without moving from my sofa…

 WHO OR WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH. 

Another person laughing makes me laugh……

IN A FILM OF YOURSELF, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU? 

Sofia Loren during the 70s.

WHICH 4 GUESTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE ( THEY CAN BE DEAD OR ALIVE)?

Jason Atherton ( so we can have a lovely dinner)

Freddie Mercury ( he might start singing Karaoke after a few glasses of Wine)

Hayao Miyazaki ( I want to hear all about his Ghiburi films)

River Phoenix (my first crush)

More of Hiromi’s Work below

 

 

 

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A huge Thank you to Hiromi for taking the time to answer the questions.