Look Book for Markus Lupfer shot by Axel Hoedt
More to come…
Look Book for Markus Lupfer shot by Axel Hoedt
More to come…
Blondes have more fun….
The redder the better….
You tell me, which do you prefer?
♫ ♪ I wish I had a Polaroid,(click, click) so I could remember (click, click) ♫ ♪
New polaroid pictures for work… Enjoy!
I would not be able to do anything that I do if I did not absolutely love it. No one should do anything that they are not passionate about. Confidence comes from self esteem and believing in yourself. It is important to love yourself and embrace your beauty as much as your flaws as that is what makes us all unique. My desires, love of life and experience is what drives me. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some truly incredible individuals and each person I with whom I have come into contact left a lasting impression on my heart. At the end of the day, you really just need to be happy and fulfill your dreams. If you believe it, anything is possible - may sound cheesy, but I promise you it’s the truth! Lydia x
Let me just start by saying that I am not an art critic. In my humble opinion art is never to be rendered safe and is subject to equal criticism and praise. Art is about expression and capturing moments with revelations about the artist themselves in their work. Art is passionate and shakes you to your core. I unfortunately did not get that from this exhibit. There was no spark or flare, just pictures that I couldn’t quite connect to - though there was a bit of shock value in the cock and balls image. I have seen the work of Wolfgang Tillmans before and it is incredible and been fascinating, but unfortunately this time I was left a bit confused and detached. Possibly the image selection by the curator? That being said, I love the Serpentine Gallery and any exhibit they have is worth going to see.
Tyler Shields is weird. That’s right, I said it. He is also one of the most uniquely talented artists of today and I’m proud to say, one of my best friends who is as wonderful as unicorn tears. Whether he’s buying a human heart on the black market, blowing up cars or creating the perfect love match he manages to capture everything on film. The first time I met Tyler was in the lobby of the Chateau while I was with my friend Leven Rambin - pictured here with me. Tyler and I have gone adventuring to the Ojai hot springs, danced to Ke$ha - yes, I know, it is a guilty pleasure of mine - made video art, posed for pictures and he’s even whipped me - which really hurts! Course it was for a picture and I wasn’t supposed to actually be whipped, only simulated. Alas the actor’s (Alex Pettyfer) arms were longer than Tyler’s and I wound up getting slashed across my backside. This is just a glimpse of a few pictures we have done together… More to come.
Shot by Christopher Kolk http://www.christopherkolk.com/
This was my second time having the opportunity to work with Christopher and he is fast becoming one of my favorite people to spend the day shooting with. He is always finding or creating visually stimulating sets and just a real pleasure to be around. When I arrive on set I never know what I will or won’t be wearing. The feel for this shoot was an incredibly powerful woman fueled by her own sexuality. I’m thrilled with how this editorial turned out. On a day like today I got to be zipped and tied into lacy and latex ensembles and got to feel a bit like a sexy dominatrix. I adore the incredibly tight clothing. Course because I’m quite petite my clothes are typically made exceptionally tight for pictures by being clamped, clipped and taped down my backside. Personally I’m not one to wear latex underwear and pants, I simply don’t find powdering my body and squeezing myself into a rubber suit comfortable or functional- though it does make for sexy pictures. I love being a woman.
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The Vienna Life Ball
This year’s Life Ball took place later in the summer then previous years and was set to launch the amfAR international AIDS Conference (for more information please visit www.amfar.org). A weekend of dinners, receptions and interviews along with show fittings and rehearsals for the big event left everyone excited with anticipation for what is now known as the biggest event that never was…
This was my third year traveling to Vienna for the Life Ball. As expected it was an incredible turnout of talented actors, musicians, designers, models and fashionistas. I did take footage with my Flip, but my lack of editing skills and unsteady hand mixed my being a perfectionist, left me no choice but to scrap that idea. I’m giving you my pictures instead. The flight over was much more calm than it has been in previous years; we all must grow up - to some extent - eventually. Everyone slept their way through the night after a celebratory champagne and was rested to arrive on the red carpet come the morning (to be honest I think the crew was slightly disappointed, course there’s always next year!). Vienna is an incredibly beautiful city filled with rich history, course I am only telling you what I have heard, for you see I have only ever done the show and not actually seen the sites.
The first day was filled with pictures, interviews - gallons of Redbull - fittings for the big event and of course the Opening Ceremonies Party at the Le Meridien Hotel. This event brings people closer and I got to meet and know some truly wonderful individuals like Chip Duckett, Patti Labelle, Kenneth Cole, my beloved Richie Rich and so many others who I am looking forward to seeing again in the future.
The fashion hosts for the show were Diane Von Furstenberg - who dressed The Rockettes - Calvin Klein and Kenneth Cole - who I was set to be walking for in the show! The red carpet was magical with people dressed as mythical creatures and animals, ferries or anything that related to this year’s theme, Earth - course some people were simply naked and painted their entire bodies. There’s something incredibly beautiful about this red carpet filled with the creativity of guests who have spent a year designing their elaborate costumes to attend that ball. This type of event would never be able to happen in the US, which is unfortunate. In America there is too much censorship and people are far too conservative. In all honesty that is disappointing to me that an event like this could never be brought home. People should embrace their bodies and themselves, not be afraid or ashamed of them. Maybe part of the reason AIDS is still an epidemic is because people don’t talk about sex, what’s normal and what’s not with the body and are poorly educated about sex.
After the red carpet all ninety models, designers and talent were backstage getting ready to make an entrance and start the show. The buzz of electric energy, people posing, laughing and dancing backstage were were lined up about to hear off down the steps at the conclusion of Bill Clinton’s speech when the sky opened up and the rain came pouring down. Not just the rain but crashing thunder and lightening caused the show to be cancelled. Over 40,000 people in attendance, and the should could not go on - quite the contradiction to the phrase ‘The show must go on’ - but alas, Safety First (wink, wink).
I ♥ Vienna