It has been a true thrill and honor to be the new face of Tomboy and work alongside their incredibly big-hearted and talented Seoul-based team! Here is a little behind-the-scenes video by Bailey Roberts taken on the Tomboy set styled by Dianna Lunt at Maciek Kobielski's studio in Brooklyn, NY. You can preview the Fall/Winter 2012 campaign images on Fashion Gone Rogue or the Next Models Blog; also, be sure to check out the Tomboy Blog and like them on Facebook!
Hop on over to Pressed Juicery—the Left Coast Juice Heaven—where my they asked me about a few of my favorite healthy places and products this past May for The Chalkboard, their online “magazine study in living well.”
above: Hansel from Basel dot support thigh hi socks and cultured kombucha
Be sure to hop over to Twin Magazine to read the first of my ongoing “Three Quick Questions with…” guest-edited series for the online component of Twin, the biannual London-based art, fashion, and feminism book. It was a thrill to kick off the series with Kate Foley, buyer for the incomparable retail mecca Opening Ceremony and beholder of both the keenest eye and most enviable job in the industry. While fashion followers may first recognize Kate by her effortless and oft-emulated street style, those who work within the field no doubt also associate Kate with her inspiring warmth and rallying work ethic, routinely regarded as ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ by the fun-loving, innovative and talented team helmed by pioneering retail game-changers, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. I am certain that Kate’s nurturing of up-and-coming designers and contributions to today’s most innovative and sought-after collaborations will forever be applauded in fashion history. In the midst of this hectic Resort 2013 week, Kate and I grabbed a quick coffee and partook in a lighthearted little Q&A in the garden behind Saturdays Surf NYC, just around the corner from the Opening Ceremony Headquarters. Coupled with her resort buying duties this year, Kate is doubly abuzz in planning Opening Ceremony’s London boutique launch in time for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the final logistics underlying all the untold collaborations consonant with such a monumental OC opening. It was a true thrill to discover a bit about what makes Kate tick, whence her discerning buying prowess and inherent modesty comes (as it were, Brooklyn by way of an active adolescence amidst a picturesque little village in West Sussex, England), and just how the Bearbrick-collector would style a bespoke Diamond Jubilee Twin figurine of the Queen… exclusively in pieces available at Opening Ceremony, of course.
Click here to read our little Q&A at Twin.
It was a thrill to catch up with my old pal, the talented Mr. William Yan, at the Oscar de la Renta resort show this week.
William and I first crossed paths back in ‘08 and I cannot tell you how proud I am—and how gratifying it is—to behold the blossoming of his now massive (and beyond well-deserved) cult following. He is a true gentleman with tremendous vision; I am certain that his fresh Brooklyn studio space and new portrait work are auspicious tokens of more forthcoming success!
He snapped me on the post-show dash:
Opening Ceremony dress, Patrik Ervell dragonfly bomber, Hansel from Basel socks, Carven for Robert Clergerie espadrilles, vintage Louis Vuitton briefcase, Opening Ceremony cat print auto umbrella, Lulu Frost vintage necklace, Vanities skull bracelet
via William Yan:
Haven’t seen Julia for a while so it was a pleasure to get an update from the stylish girl-about-town who’s always at the coolest events and doing the coolest things while balancing her studies and freelance work for numerous magazines and making it all seem like a walk in the park. #propstoya
*Side Note: Julia is one of my favs to shoot, her style is on another level and beyond amazing all the time!
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.
Kate — pastel, Anja Rubik
Mesmerized by my old friend Anja’s artwork.
PS: At long last, she is officially a’twitter @anjarubikblog!