Last summer I had a great time working with a beautiful young model named Stina Rapp Wastenson. It was one of her very first shoots (her 3rd officially, I think ) and she was a bit shy. I styled her out in the Stockholm archipelago with photographer, Ingrid Sjödahl, and ended up putting together a gorgeous editorial for Z!NK magazine.
Nowadays Stina is shooting for Elle Sweden, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Italia Beauty, and shot the Valentino Red spring 2013 campaign with Tim Walker. She was also seen on the runways for fall 2013 walking for Thakoon, Valentino, Prada, Philip Lim, and Balenciaga.
I just picked up the latest edition of W magazine and found a few photos of her in one of their feature editorials. Apparently, a lot can happen in one year! Congrats, Stina! I can't wait to see how far you get another year from now! ;-)
Last week I had a great time shooting a cover for Design Bureau magazine with photographer, Billy Rood. The theme of the issue is the future of architecture so I had to style the model in a way that looked futuristic and use garments that had strong structural elements.
The issue will be out in October and you will have to wait until then to see the final shot. In the mean time, here's one outfit that didn't make the final cut but still looks great!
Special thanks to Nansen loaning us the Google Glass, it was the perfect touch!
Last week I had great fun shooting with photographer Billy Rood We shot Guo from Ignite Models at Billy's studio in Chicago. All wardrobe was provided by Gallery Aesthete which is the only boutique in Chicago to exclusively carry a wide range of designer menswear including Raf Simons, Commes Des Garcons and Rick Owens.
My shoots generally revolve around one "piece de resistance" and this time it was a (fake) gold tooth that I picked up in NYC. ;) The model got into character and may have possibly started channeling a Chinese gangster because he looked super sleek and a bit sinister! I can't wait to share the photos with you when they're out.
It rained the ENTIRE time we were shooting but the crew were troopers and we pushed through it!
We shot at a few different locations around Miami, including the beach, on a dock, in a pool and hotel courtyard. On location shooting is a challenge for me as a stylist because clothing likes to wrinkle when you stuff it into bags and then into the trunk of a car. Studio shooting is definitely a more preferable option since it's easier to control. But every once in a while it's fun to get caught in the rain, loosen the controls and laugh at yourself.
In the end we created some compelling imagery, and built a little character! ;)