Seconds after touching down in NY I realized that it would be very dangerous to live permanently in Paris. I would turn into an alcoholic spendthrift, an overdressed dandy and a relentless nightcrawler! Maybe it was the wealth (pun intended) of all those big money status labels. Perhaps it was because the collision of all those international degenerates looking to blow off steam after a month of trudging through the trenches of NY and Milan . Whatever the case, Paris partied like there was no tomorrow this past fashion week and our Hiss Squad had 5 banging bashes to choose from for the title of "Best Paris Fashion Week Party"
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-02-28 09:16.
All this parisienne extravagance certainly puts you in the mood for some decadence which is where lovely Joe Lally comes in. He lensed this edit exclusively for TI and pulled in a brilliant team of collaborators, plus some fun jewelry to create this very special moment.
Hair TUAN ANH TRAN @ l'atelier
Model ZAC TAYLOR @ PUBLIC IMAGE WORLDWIDE
JEWELS PROVIDED BY SUSAN LOWRY
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-02-23 22:17.
One day last Fall, photog Michael Schwartz rang me up to come hang out at a shoot . "Are you insane?" I replied. "Its a SATURDAY!" " Its with Natasa V," he explained. I dropped the phone and called a car service. I love Natasa V and I love watching her work. Which is what she did at this shoot. What she gave to the camera was so epic I had to pull out the Flip and record. It was like watching a rock star put it down. She also told me the funniest story about a Helmut Newton casting experience she once had. Let's just say Newton's conduct was all the things you would expect of Newton but that told me what a smart model NV really is to understand the historic ramification of a booking like that . NV's new crop via Guido is killer. I'm absolutely in awe of Natasa's current edits in V and W which to my mind proves that she is one of the best models of the Zeroes and well on her way to legendary. IMHO lol. I can't wait to see all the other stunning work she has in store for us this season.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-02-22 02:54.
TI has certain set of fixtures and photographer Gregory Vaughn is becoming one of them. We love these pictures he snapped of Jamaica's finest Oraine .The clean clarity and the consistency of Greg's work is really well developed for someone who only recently took up the camera. These are outtakes from an upcoming John Bartlett spot but we can totally see them becoming posters. I remain a Bartlett fan because through the years he's managed to remain so grounded and unaffected. I love too that this Major Model Mgmt. MVP is rocking it out both editorially (everything from Arena Homme + to ID and Vogue Italia w Meisel) and commercially (his Lord's and Taylor's is everywhere!) . His ease and athletic grace on camera is not a common thing. Which means he'll definitely be a fixture on these pages in the future.
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Late last year I had the fun opportunity to hang out with Toni Garrn while interviewing her for Spur Japan. It was just me and my shaky hand-held Flip, Toni and the natural light spilling through the windows of Women offices in NY. In this clip Toni describes the moment she found out she would be the face of Calvin Klein SS08. Now here's a girl that million dollar dreams are made of.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-02-11 00:08.
By 1.30 pm, Fri Feb 8th, the Fall/Winter 2008 Rad Hourani was done. Rad, Hung Vanno (make-up and emotional motivation) Nicholas Grasa (stylist ) and their team had worked relentlessly hard on crafting a very dedicated vision. As its casting director I'm too close to deliver any kind of critical verdict on it, but I do know I apreciate Rad's indulgence in allowing a daring follow through on an exclusive engagement for Sunniva and a newcomer I considered to be a beautiful bookend, Camille to walk the show. I also loved the loyalty Rad as a newcomer inspired in prompting agents to give him two other girls, Rena and Kathleen also for his show in NY only. Behind the scenes there was lots of drama and screaming and... uhmm moments of "coming together" on my part. In that regard I'd like to extend my total gratitude to first and foremost, Paul Rowland and the team at Supreme and to Karina @ IMG, Michael Schwartz @ Women, Heinz Holba, George and Christopher @NY Models, Neal Hamil and Roman @Elite, Tammy @Next, Duane@ Trump, Sonny@One, Cheri@Marilyn and David @ Major. A big shout out goes to MDC's Betty Sze who was invaluable the entire week. I also am grateful to TI's latest contributing photographer, Pablo Ravazzani for snapping these backstage pics. They allowed me to see the clothes with a clean and clear new eye. I think they are incredibly appropriate as the photographic style of Pablo's pictures is totally in sync with the graphic precision that drives Rad's work .