Take a look at some pictures and a few behind the scenes stills from the Alice & Olivia fashion film I directed out in New York back in December. It was shot over a day in their showrooms in New York and features models Ksenia Vasylchenko, Georgiana Sarev and Tali Lennox modelling Bendet’s Spring collection. The designer Stacey Bendet also appears in a brief cameo role. The film combines live-action and cut-out animation, a giant cut out heart and dozens of black telephones!!;)
Music is “Overdose” by indie pop trio Little Daylight.
To view the video see link below. Hope you enjoy it!
Crew – DP- Taylor Gentry // DP’s Assistant- Arlen Cooke // In-house Stylist – Cleo Wade // Hair – Danielle Priano // Make-up Jen Myles
Plus an amazing inhouse set and props team at A&O.
Here is the video -
This post is long overdue. Meet NORIKO OKAKU! Noriko studied animation alongside me at the Royal College of Art, although a year above. Noriko produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance.
Have a look at her Shape lush video below. LOVE IT! To see more of her work go here
Sorry for my delay in posting! I have been super busy working on a fashion video for Alice & Olivia, but it will soon be finished and I cant wait to share.
In the meantime have a look at PRADA’s Fall/Winter 2012 video. I love its minimal movement and futuristic environments.
ART Direction by AMO: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Fausto Fantinuoli
ARTWORK: Jeroen Koolhaas, Lok Jansen
EDITING and VISUAL FX: APRIL
PHOTOGRAPHY: Phil Meech
FILMING by APRIL: Matteo Frittelli, Gabrio Bellotti
MUSIC: Frédéric Sanchez
Also if you havent seen already check out the Spring/Summer 2011 video for PRADA. Some of my favourite moments in the stills below.
When I thought she couldnt get any cooler Kerin Rose Weinberg the genius behind the couture brand sunglasses A-morir has just shot her parents for her latest spring/summer ’13 “Celebration” lookbook. Have a look at these photos below. So fun!
Her glasses have been worn by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg…and the list goes on. A-Morir’s Spring/Summer 12 collection was recognized as a ‘New Talent’ by Vogue Italia and honored in their SS2012 showcase. Nina Garcia and Anna Dello Russo are also huge fans!
There are too many amazing ones to choose from but here are some of my favs from her site.
and here she is……..
Yesterday I directed a stop-motion video for ION magazine. I collaborated with Photographer Alan Chan and Stylist Deanna Palkowski, Stylist Assistant Kristine Wilkinson, Make up / Hair Negar Hooshmand and model Tia S from Liz Bell. The video will be up in September. Excited!
Smashed glass / Ice / Water / broken mirrors / Smoke / GIFS / Hiding in flowers
My film is now up on vimeo! check it out..
DIRECTOR ROWENA TRUE
CINEMATOGRAPHER TODD DUYM
MODEL KRISTY JACOBSEN
STYLIST DEANNA PALKOWSKI
MAKE-UP JON HENNESSEY
HAIR TANIA BECKER
I absolutely ♥ these women
The book ‘Advanced Styling’ by Ari Seth Cohen will be released on May 22 2012! To see more interviews go here
Here are some images from the shoot last weekend. The crew I worked with were AMAZING! I am so excited about this.
We shot it in OPEN studios, Vancouver BC. Huge thanks to Nobasura, Ben Lederman and Mike McSuede at Open Studios. Full list of everyone involved below…
Over the last month I have been prepping for a fashion film I am directing in January.
These are a few stills from the storyboard. They are for storyboard reference only. Pictures are of found-photographs with cut-out and collage. The film involves lots of paper cut outs and geometry. It is a short fashion film involving stop-motion, cut-out animation and live-action. I cant say too much now except I am going to be working with cinematographer Todd Duym and a team from Nobasura will be on set with Rad Kid Kristy Jacobsen modeling. Guest stylist Deanna Palkowski is working closely with me too. I cant wait. You will be able to see it first on Let Them Eat Cake, London. I will keep you informed when its up. Currently finishing off the making of props – I cant wait to see the giant protractor in action..
Early sketchbook stills you may be interested to see.
I love BLOW-UP directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
especially the clothes and uber stylized model poses in this sequence. See clip below…
Watch it here
Demetris and Ricardo Jackson, both 23, are twin brothers behind the eponymous accessories line ‘Dee and Ricky‘. They also two-thirds of the internationally famous recording rap and dance group Jackson Swinton. Dee & Ricky sell bow ties, brooches and belt buckles made of colorful lego bricks. The stylish Lego duo, are from Staten island, NY where their masterpieces are created.
While attending a party in the Hamptons in the summer of 2007 they were spotted by stylist Jason Preston wearing a Gucci Lego belt. Preston in turn introduced them to designer Marc Jacobs. Dee and Ricky went on and designed a full range of Lego accessories for the Marc by Marc Jacobs spring ’08. In 2010 they collaborated with G-shock producing a limited edition chronograph – an extra-large analog/digital with the Dee & Ricky design. Their signature belts and heart-shaped brooches are sold internationally and have been worn by celebrities such as Kanye West, Beyonce, Nigo Murakami and MIA. The duo have also been involved in advertising campaigns for clients such as Puma, Nike, Supreme, and A New York Thing.
I am a personal fan!
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Here are some images from the Marc Jacob’s show:
Have a look at this animated teaser for “The Dee & Ricky Super Happy Fun Time Show” they did with NY video artist Kenzo Digital and Andrew Jive. – I love the cigarette versus apple and the death by lego!
Their blog is also worth having a look at. I came across this brilliant video : FUN WITH MAGNETIC BALLS - literally ♥ ♥ ♥
Madame Peripetie aka Sylwana Zybura is a Polish conceptual photographer based in Germany. She uses various fabrics, patterns and objects in her work whilst exploring the boundaries between surreal high-fashion, sculpture and the human body. Her influences are surrealism, dadaism, the new wave era of the 80s, British post punk scene and the avantgarde theater of Robert Wilson. Here are some of my favourites;
Freak Love Triangle
Stills from Birds series for Tata Christiane
Absolutely love these shots from her bird series. Beautiful colours and the combination of the matt painted background in contrast to the colourful feathers and fabric textures is stunning. There is mention she is currently experimenting with stop-motion films. I cant wait to see the results.
Intrigued to see more? – go here.
All these giant woodland animals reminds me of the beautiful pictures shot for the promotion of Goldfrapp’s fourth album Seventh Tree released by Mute records in 2008. Love the feathered giant owl.
Have a look at this new short for Mulberry involving photography and 3D Elements. Love the cut-outs and the fox! There are stuffed foxes too! The still and the moving…
Creative Direction - House & Holme / Director – Luke Losey / Cinematography - Serge Teulon / Photography -Tim Walker / Set Design – Shona Heath / Music – Miike Snow ‘Animal’
Production Company – Park Village / Post -production and composition- Framestore
Canadian Arcade Fire director Vincent Morisset collaborated with French singer and composer Émilie Simon in creating interactive videos for four of the tracks on her latest album, The Big Machine. Photographer John Londono and illustrator Caroline Robert were also involved in the project. The films were shot during a day in Brooklyn -love the styling and symplicity.. In the videos they use a Thaumatrope to create simple animations. Each of the short clips is interactive – to have a play go here.
Chinese designer Lu Wei Kang has made miniature outfits for Barbie recreating Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. Here are some of my favourites below – especially love the glasses detail from ‘Lady Gaga Telephone 2′ and the Linda Farrow/Jeremy Scott Micky Mouse glasses. Reminds me of the Madonna film I made for Dazed in collaboration with Maki Loulou who made the miniature outfits. If you havent seen watch the video here
To see more go here
I love this collection by Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela especially this flat woven cocktail dress below trimmed with a feather boa.
I just finally ordered myself a copy of Philip Garner’s brilliant survival catalogue. Stilettos on wheels – what more can you want?! If only I’d had them the other day. I got lost in East Hastings in Downtown in the rain. Trust me for anyone that doesn’t know Vancouver – you dont want to get lost in Hastings! Its a spooky place. If only I had had Garner’s glamour speed shoes I would have been out of there in seconds!;)
On a more positive note I came across this awesome green building near Chinatown after getting lost. I havent boosted the colour -its seriously that bright! If you havent guessed by now I am a colour fiend! the brighter the better. I wonder who lives there.
See my slightly worried expression below being watched by some dubious characters on the corner. Take the picture quick!
Ive been meaning to post this up for a while and now is the time. I bought these at REFIND ON MAIN for a bargain a few weeks back. I fell in love with these nike rollers!! The guy who runs it is so lovely. Definitely worth a visit. Not quite as glamourous as Garner’s but love the retro yellow. Shot this from a roof in Downtown. Sea wall here I come! Watch me roll…..
Musical Bra 1981 - A portable musical stereo bra, designed by Geoffrey Weston for Philip Garner’s spoof ‘Better Living Catalogue’
LOVE it! I wonder what tune it plays.
Survival of the stylish video for House of Flora Spring Summer 2010 collection. Directed by Justin Anderson
House of Flora Autumn Winter 2011 Ad
Stills from the H&M Stella McCartney ad directed by Johan Renck.