It’s been a while since I last did a photoshoot with one of the students in OU’s VisComm school. Patrick McCue, the photographer for this shoot, hit me up on Facebook one day and asked if I’d be interested in taking part in what turned out to be a really fun project. While he contributed his immaculate photography skills and direction, I brushed the dust off my artistic eyes and had some fun with wardrobe and make-up.
The shoot was for one of his classes, and the assignment was to duplicate the style/shoot of a magazine and create a cover and one of the pages of the magazine with the photos from the shoot. He chose Z!nk Magazine, a NYC style magazine that merges street smart style with high fashion. So we went for t-shirts, relaxed outfits, and tights galore. We tried to incorporate a lot of movement and attitude, and I think we’ve succeeded to capture that and the youthful radiance that the Z!nk shoot encompasses.
You can check out more of Pat’s work here.
Photo one: Old Navy ruffle sleeve long tank, byCorpus by Corpus sleeveless button-up, tights and hand-me-down belt
Photo two: Converge t-shirt with collar cut off, thrifted gold-painted bracelet, American Apparel tights, *not shown* Vince Camuto Karl oxford booties.
Make-up: MAC Hello Kitty collection (lipstick, eyeshadow) & studio concealer, Covergirl exact liner and Lashblash mascara
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Photo provided by Elle.com
The long-anticipated Alexander Wang spring 2010 boasted positive praises from just about everyone in the fashion industry.
Even bad girls can sport high-end because of him, including these double-zipper lace-up bootie. I’m POSITIVE these are going to sell out once it reaches the public markets and I’m equally positive that it’ll be one of the first picks for editorial shoots by many fashion publications. Personally I would love a pair – almost enough to sacrifice a month’s worth of going out and spontaneous spending in exchange for them.
I’m loving this. Four breakthrough models on the cover of Britain’s sweetest magazine. It looks like they’re meshing the ferocity of Grace Jones with the femme fetale edge of Rob Palmer’s ladies in the “Addicted to Love” video.
Assorted bangles, Anne Klien gold and black belt, leopard belt, chain necklace, Cole Haan boots and Cassis bondage flats = $6.14 y’all.
The haus of Gaga has taken over the cover and spreads of V magazine’s September issue and what better way to celebrate than marvel over the fantastic plastic goggles you can rip off and stick to your face for an euphoric night out!
The twin across the Pacific, the Yamamba girl.
Other than that clever perk to this well-awaited issue, the additional factor that had my eyeballs turning backwards and scooting through my mind is the wonder of what influenced the cover shoot and the spread. The decadent, frills-infested Studio 54 era is one idea; mixing that with the skin-sighted tendencies of Yamamba (or Ganguro) girls in the Shibuya district of Tokyo seems to sum up my guess perfectly with a twist of a bow.
Jokes aside, the spread for this issue has showcased a more tamer, not-so-heart-wrenching outfit choices for one to thumb through — well, except for the groomed poodle inspiration on this one, but for a magazine spread and the sake of art I’ll accept. I’ll just cross my lucky stars for fear of it transferring to the streets of Milan. Knowing Gaga, she’ll most likely prove me wrong.
This issue hits newsstands September 1st.
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Young Anna looking quite modest in her youth.
If you can’t handle the hour and ten minutes that’s separating you from the long awaited Anna Wintour interview on Letterman, it looks like those manning his website has relieved some of the itch.
Click here for a 2:17 snippet of her interview, airing tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET. I’m currently waiting for the video to buffer, but I can assure you that it’ll be something.
Edit: A great quote from the clip revealing the slight snarkiness between the personalities of Letterman and Wintour. Maybe it’s wit mixed with sarcasm, but Wintour’s eyes reveal a pair of freshly sharpened daggers waiting to strike.
Letterman: Have you ever put somebody in a headlock?
Wintour: Maybe you.
This transparent gown is tailored for no one but instead for the ‘Dress Code’ Exhibit, which is now showing at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y.
This artistic critism toward the fashion world’s intimidating – and questionable – perspective on beauty was designed by Maureen Conner, who named this piece “Thinner Than You.” Duly noted.
“Thinner Than You” displays alongside a handful of other masterpieces by other artists. Each piece conveys its artist’s suggestion, which The Moment blog states “is not just a means to express personal identity but also a way to convey a wide range of global ideas, from war to economics to religion.”
More information can be found on the aforementioned blog.
Can you imagine the sea’s worth of bickering over the above piece? Personally, I love it. Lets put an end to unhealthy diets by showcasing the impossible.