SLEEK Magazine “There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.” - Douglas Adams
Photographer: Jonathan Hallam <http://www.jonathanhallam.com/>
Hair: Peter Lux
Make Up: Jose Bass
Projections: Hellicar & Lewis
Set design: Robert Storey
Stylist: Katy Lassen
Stylist’s: Raphael Hirsch
assistants: Philip Smith
SLEEK Magazine shoot with Jonathan Hallam
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“The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have created an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers. With monies raised, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been established, the stated purpose of which is to generate sufficient income each year to fund significant financial awards to one or more designers and provide business mentoring. Award recipients are selected by a Committee of industry experts, based on the exceptional talent they have already demonstrated in fashion design and their capacity for future distinction in the fashion industry.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee annually selects three emerging fashion designer, who receive:
(1) business mentoring from an established team of fashion industry professionals, in areas such as business planning, marketing, sourcing, production, exporting, etc. and
(2) to encourage and enable the recipients to pursue his/her own independent design plan (one winner at $200,000 and two runners-up at $50,000 each).”
Visit http://www.cfda.com/cfdavogue-fashion-fund/ for more information
The designers previewed beautiful pieces, and in my eyes they were all winners! Congratulations to everyone involved. xx
Lily Collins, Zelda Williams, Lydia Hearst
Love is louder than loneliness, bullying, heartache, confusion…
No one is ever really alone. Straight, gay, happy, sad, tall, short, skinny, fat, popular, loner, artistic, athletic, mathlete, pale, tan, musical or tone-deaf. We are all different. Our differences are what make us beautiful and unique. At one time or another we all experience hardships, we question ourselves and worry about who we will become an what the future holds. Every once in a while you may feel lonely. It’s important to realize that you are never truly alone. There is always someone who knows how you feel and can understand and relate to anything you are going through.
When I was in junior high and high school I was bullied. Not by my classmates, but by my teachers. Why? To this day I still don’t know. But the why is not what is important. It was wrong for those people to act as they did. They were verbally abusive and terrible to me. I felt lost and confused at how the people I was told were supposed to help shape my character and educate me were the ones trying to tear me down. I was humiliated and afraid to tell my parents all the horrible things they would say to me. I was belittled and betrayed, I cried almost every day and felt utterly alone. But the truth is, I wasn’t alone, I just didn’t realize that at the time. My best friend (who is still my best friend today) witnessed the faculty bullying and helped me go to my parents and explain the situation for why my grades had dropped, attendance was down and I had become distant. Needless to say I left the school where this had occurred and found myself once again. I was too young to understand why an adult would pick on and torment a child. Now looking back on the situation I see it as jealousy, projection of their own insecurities and well, they were and I’m still are just assholes. I was hurt but never broken. My family was there for me and their love helped me through. It’s good to be unique, to be able to stand on your own two feet, be opinionated and imaginative. You don’t have to fit into the picture perfect mold - whatever that may be. People may be judgmental or hard on you, but it is because they are insecure with themselves. Life isn’t always pleasant or easy, but you have to take the good with the bad. You can’t have light without the dark. Life is beautiful and comes with challenges that aid us in our own personal growth and make us all stronger.
♡♥♡♥Love truly is louder than anything ♥♡♥♡
Harper’s Bazaar UK
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The Beauty Guide
Hair: Peter Lux
Make Up: Yumiko
Halloween is coming. Time to start decorating and getting into to spirit. Where and what will you be?
Photographer: Nadav Benjamin
Taken at Eastern State Penitentiary <http://www.easternstate.org/>
In the October issue of Tatler Magazine UK, is an editorial debuting the fall’s camel trend in fashion shot in Patemoster Square. This was an incredible shoot to be a part of. The team was so nice and a joy to work with. I even had the opportunity of working with some of the team on a later shoot - but you’ll have to wait to hear about that one! The square, however was filled with what I called rabid-zombie pigeons. It turns out that in the mornings hawks are released to attack, kill and scare off the pigeons and leave the square clean and pigeon-free for the public. Unfortunately there were half bloodied pigeons dive bombing me while shooting, and it didn’t help that I had watched The Birds the night before the shoot. Course that just added to the experience and made it all more memorable. Enjoy the images below, and be sure to pick up your own copy of October’s Tatler UK.
Photographer: David Oldham
Hair : Bianca Tuovi
Make Up : Anits Keelings
Stylist : Hannah Teare
STELLA Magazine - October 10, 2010
If you happen to be in London, be sure to pick up your copy of Stella Magazine out with the Sunday Telegraph. This issue is the ‘Special Food Issue.’ Today people are becoming more body and health conscious. It is important to know that everything you put into your system will effect how you feel, the amount of energy you have and how you look. A balanced diet and hydration are key factors in living a long, healthy and productive life.
Photographer: Paul Farrell
Hair: Chris Sweeney
Makeup: Sonia Deveney
Stylist: Ursula Lake
Had new digital “polaroids” taken for work. Enjoy!
There is always one thing that has always been out main influence to dress, talk, eat, and live a certain way, our aesthetic, what is your aesthetic?
I am much more petite than most models. Apart from Kate Moss there really are not any other girls who have the same type of build. Because i happen to have little bones and the way I am built I photograph taller than I actually am; it’s an optical illusion. The way you are naturally built is not something you can fake. You either photographer taller or you don’t. As for the way I live, health is extremely important. You have to take care of your body; but that’s a good rule of thumb for everyone not just models. I am an extremely private person. I am grateful for the recognition I have gained for my work but I keep my personal life personal. I like to socialize with friends and I like to hear music and go out for dinners and other things like that, but I’m most certainly not a party in the club kind of girl. It is important to take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of woman, one who does not party or is paparazzi obsessed.
You were discovered by Steven Meisel, what is it like to work with one of the most important photographers of our time so early on in your career as a model?
I have always wanted to work in the entertainment industry and have been very fortunate and grateful for my career. Steven was the first photographer I ever worked with. I always love working with Steven and would do anything for him. It is inspiring to go to work with someone who is so talented.
What was the inspiration behind your charity work, being Operation Smile?
Operation Smile is a non-governmental organization that works to provide surgery to children suffering from cleft palates and other debilitating medical conditions in developing countries. Under no circumstances would I categorize this mission as having been easy, nor for the faint of heart. But traveling to a foreign country to work with people from around the globe and watching them set aside their differences in the name of saving lives of those less fortunate was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Each person whom I came into contact left a lasting impression on my heart. Every quirky detail and selfless act united us to become an efficient team of volunteers and professionals alike.
Saving the lives of children is the ultimate goal of Operation Smile, and I believe we are always more than successful in executing this organization’s mission time and time again. For those of us working in fashion, it is very easy to add your name to a committee list, walk a red carpet and claim to care. But taking tangible, hands-on steps to create change speaks volumes.
Have you found your family name and celebrity status has effected how you are treated by other models?
Success most certainly is not genetic. I try to adapt to the industry as it changes and change myself accordingly; whether it is hair color or anything. I work hard, I show up on time and don’t act like a diva. I truly love what I do.
In achieving a career as a model, writer and actress which of those would you say is your real passion?
These all require entirely different sets of skills and I love them all equally. I’m fortunate to truly be passionate about the work I do and tend not to categorize myself as one thing or another. I honestly want to live my life to the fullest and without regrets. I love everything that I do, and I hope to continue for as long as I possibly can. Eventually I would like to settle down and have a family, but I see no reason why that should alter my career or cause limitations. Success is simply measured by happiness.
Photographer: Anders Brogaard
Stylist : Karen Binns
Make-up : Norah Nona
Hair: Darren Fowler
One of my first nights back in LA I did a impromptu photo shoot with my good friend, Tyler Shields. One thing led to another and the next thing I know I’m in a gown eating breast after leg of fried chicken until an entire bucket had been devoured. I love Tyler and will do anything for him, though I may never eat chicken again.
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