When the legendary Paper Magazine editor-in-chief Kim Hastreiter first introduced me to The Citizens Band creative director Sarah Sophie Flicker in 2008—just before Sarah Sophie took to the stage for an awe-inspiring performance at The Box in New York City—I reckon my fellow dinnermates were unaware of the massive feat of willpower I wielded so as to withhold my inner fangirl and string together a semi-coherent sentence (no doubt, of adulation) in a desperate attempt to avoid embarrassing my editors. It was not until a year later, upon shooting the Fall 2009 Rachel Antonoff lookbook alongside Sarah Sophie and Alia Shawkat, when I finally had a proper opportunity to unfetter my admiration for Sarah Sophie’s artistry and advocacy. Through various fashion and Occupy events thereafter, we have since bonded over our aligned politics and mutual love for Chris Matthews and all things fantastical; it has genuinely been an honor to strike a friendship with Sarah Sophie, one of my heroines and role models.
Over coffee this past month, it was an utter delight to pose three quick questions on behalf of Dossier to the extraordinary performer, aerialist, editor-at-large (of Lula Magazine), designer, filmmaker (alongside her co-directing partner Maximilla Lukacs), writer (with insightful columns at HelloGiggles and Rookie), wife (director Jesse Peretz is her lucky husband), and mother par excellence.
Click here to read our quick chat at Dossier Journal.
Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2012 | “Karen’s Little Aliens” Campaign Lookbook [preview]
Photographed by Derek Kettella at Chris Boals Artists
Styling by Soraya Dayani at Jed Root
Casting by Natalie Joos
Hair/make-up by Valery Gherman at De Facto Inc.
Photographed at A Small Studio
More campaign images available online at Karen Walker Eyewear
Bean Pole Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign
Photographed by Maciek Kobielski
Styling by Vanessa Traina at Community NYC
Models Julia Frakes at Next, Coco Young at Wilhemina, Tracy Antonopoulos at The Collaborative Agency, Delfine Bafort at Ford
Casting by Natalie Joos
Make-up by Pep Gay at Streeters
More campaign images available online at Bean Pole.
Vogue October 2011 (Michelle Williams cover) — ”Sparkling Personalities”
- photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
- fashion editor: Tabitha Simmons
- contributing editor: Lynn Yaeger
- bookings editor: Valerie Boster
- makeup: Alice Lane
My most heartfelt of thanks to Patrick for the marvelous experience (and the exquisite book!) along with the brilliant Tabitha—and, of course, everyone involved behind-the-scenes—for an unforgettable day.
In the first image, Tabitha dolled me up in: Solange Azagury-Partridge diamond-and-white-gold headband. Harry Winston garnet, tsvaorite, and diamond brooch. Tiffany & Co. diamond-and-rose gold earrings. Rodarte F/W 2011 look #14 ensemble.
Pictured with my love Bip Ling in: Mannu/The Gem Palace earrings. Preen by Thorton Bregazzi F/W 2011 look #1 dress. My own Rodarte for Opening Ceremony hat. (Bippy looks ravishing in an Erdem dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.)
It was such an unforeseen bonus to catch up with old friends at Patrick’s Chelsea studio: including my dearest Bip (we first met in summer 2009 on a LOVE Magazine shoot in London), my favorite fashionfolk Lynnie (who I have always held in the highest esteem, even before we struck a friendship when I was just seventeen) and my style icon Alice Lane (she first did my makeup at David Armstrong’s home for the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony book, Reds).
What a sparkly dream.
Go behind-the-scenes with Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle during our photoshoot at the Marc Jacobs International headquarters in Soho for the March 2011 issue of Teen Vogue [slideshow]