Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Man Ray

Man Ray (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976), born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed "rayographs" after himself.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
-Woody Allen

Fly As You Might by Julian Plenti (Paul Banks)

I am here but you give you my best
Stand by your side while you rest
'cause your my girl, 'cause your my girl

I will provide for you best
I've always liked you the best
Fly as you might, Fly as you might

I will support you through this
I'll hold your hand while you rest
'cause your my girl, 'cause your my girl

I think my deeds will attest
I've always liked you the best
Fly as you might, Fly as you might

I think this song is one of the best he's ever written! I die when he sings: 'cause you're my girl <3

The Lines!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Major Victory

June 1st, 2010 by Janelle

Robin Scott and his DNA crew (in red) put up a fantastic battle in the final against George and the Major men (blue).

While the 2010 World Cup is still a week away, fashionable soccer fans enjoyed the athleticism and eye-candy at Friday’s Male Model World Cup. Sponsored by VMan and conceived by VMan editor Jacob Brown and Mathias Lauridsen, the event brought together male models from all the top NY agencies for a lively competition that was all in good fun. Models from VNY, Request, DNA Models, New York Models, Major Models and Ford Models all showed up on the fields to prove their stuff and while everyone worked their hardest, the victory went to the men of Major. Their prize? An upcoming photo shoot in this summer’s VMan. (all images Betty for models.com)

Dan from VNY (in green) rallies around the ball against Ford (in black) in the semifinals.

Next year, Team VNY!

The heated finals pit DNA against Major.

JD Ferguson gave a lively and often quite hilarious running commentary of the whole game.

George from Germany scores the winning goal for Major (and the only goal in the final).

Major celebrates with their agents.

Winning faces at Chelsea Piers. All uniforms sponsored by Hummel.

JD congratulates the winners

Some of Major’s newest faces, including Hercules cover model Fred Laatsch.

Team captain Oraine Barrett with Doug Porter and a new Major face; with some football fans.

Boys will be boys.

George who scored the winning goal raises his hand high.

The brains behind the event: Mathias Lauridsen and VMan Editor Jacob Brown.

(via http://models.com/oftheminute/?p=18263)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Some Facts About Emma:

When she was not tutored on set, Emma attended Headington, a school for girls in Oxford.
Emma took a gap year between her A-levels (spring 2008) and university (autumn 2009).
Emma is currently enrolled at Brown, an Ivy League US university where she is studying Literature.

Emma would love to do theatre one day and has said so many times.
Emma filmed the BBC movie Ballet Shoes during her summer holidays in 2007. Ballet Shoes aired on Boxing Day 2007.
Emma lent her voice to Princess Pea for the animated movie The Tale of Desperaux.
During her gap year, she promoted The Tale of Desperaux and continued filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Emma was the first winner of the Best Actress National Movie Award in 2007, and presented the Award in 2008.
Emma was invited to light the Oxford Street Xmas lights in 2004 and the Somerset House Xmas ice rink in 2008.

Fashion & Style
Emma has said that modelling was a way for her to avoid being typecast as Hermione Granger.
Emma is signed with model agency Storm.
Though she has been wearing Chanel to many public events, she is NOT the face of the brand.
One of her beauty must-haves is Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Enthusiast.
One of her favourite designers is Balenciaga.
Emma was 15 when she was on the cover of Teen Vogue in 2005, which made her, at the time, the youngest artist to grace the cover of the magazine.
In 2008, Emma was featured in a Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot with UK’s top designers.
Emma was chosen by Burberry to be the face of the brand for the fall/winter 2009-2010 collection.
The Burberry campaign was shot by fashion photographer Mario Testino on the banks of the Thames.
Emma continued as the face of Burberry for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Her brother Alex is one of the male models in the campaign.
Emma also worked with famous fashion photographers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Elle von Unwerth.

Jeff Buckley - Grace

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Bit of Runway Pics

The New Mother Teresa!

The New Mother Teresa! Here, Freja is holding someone’s kid. The lady did not know that the face of Chanel was taking a picture with her child. She was just enthralled by Freja’s presence, and she was ecstatic when I later told her!
(via http://fuckyeahfrejabeha.tumblr.com/ )

Sunday, September 19, 2010

O H S O C O C O: Notre Mariage

Within this blog you often see into my professional life but, once I saw these films I realized that though personal, they were too beautiful to keep to myself. The first film is just 3 minutes long and is perfect for those of you who may not have much time. The second film is an expanded 18 minute version and contains some lovely interviews. I'm happy to present to you two short films documenting our wedding in France, the happiest day of my life.


James and I would like to give a heart felt thanks and credit to the following people:
Cynthia Nicholson and her lovely family who opened the grand doors of their Chateau to us. Cynthia, you made us all feel like royalty and gave us two days we will never forget. (I highly recommend you to make a trip to Chateau Challain in the Loire valley and spend the night, it's worth the trip!)

Gilbert Le and his amazing Americana Cinema crew who made these beautiful films. He's simply THE best cinematographer we ever met and he realized our vision for the film perfectly. Thank you Gilbert for capturing the look, feel and ambiance of our special day in a way we can always cherish.

Our wonderful family and friends who made it all the way out to France to watch us exchange our vows. You are the reason we are who we are and we love you with all our hearts.

Zac Posen and his talented team who created a true masterpiece for me to wear. I can never thank you enough for making this little girls dream come true Zac, you are a true artist and friend.
Additional thanks to Dior Homme for James' handsome tuxedo and Liz Pugh at Rimmel for coming all the way from London to do my make-up.
I sign off now as,
Mrs. Coco Rocha Conran.

so sweet!
(via http://ohsococo.blogspot.com/ )

Fashion's Night Out 2010: New York

From WILDERNESS- The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

There was preserved
in her
The fresh miracle
- Jim Morrison