A couple of weeks ago I was invited to come and check out the happenings behind the scenes at a Number One Shoes shoot. They were shooting their TVC and other press for the Winter boots which have just gone into store. Eager to see how things happen on a commercial shoot with an actual budget, I packed up my camera and my coat and went down on that cold and rainy day to do a little documentation.
Boy was it cold. I was not prepared to be standing outside for great lengths of time, trying to escape the rain. The models must’ve been freezing. Kelvin and Kelsey (both internationals at Clyne) were consummate professionals though – no complaints, no nothing – just get out there in their tiny outfits and do their thing until someone says they’ve got it. How they do this stuff for hours on end, I do not know. Anyway, I digress. Outside was the shoot location, inside was for giant wusses like me. Also, inside was where they kept the snacks (crackers, cheeses, lamingtons, donuts, lollies – a good spread for those wondering).
If you’re an internet freak and you keep up with all the brands and happenings online, it’s likely you’ve already seen this. If you’re a bit slower off the mark (ie. me these days) you may not have, in which case I implore you to take a look. This is Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel film – 18 minutes or so long (five of which are credits), starring Kiera Knightly as Coco Chanel, and a whole host of models (Lindsay Wixson, Baptiste Giabiconi, Saskia De Brauw, etc) as other characters, including New Zealand’s (well sort of) very own Ashleigh Good as Jacqueline Forzane. Her role isn’t small – she’s got lines and everything. She first appears two minutes and 27 seconds in – it’s worth watching just to hear her New Zealand-y accent.
This may seem a little like old news because I’ve been so slow to post, but it’s worth posting anyway. Almost a month ago I was invited to an event to celebrate Blak going into The Department Store, and the launch of their ‘Blak Love’ line in TopShop UK. There were a few models (from 62) in the collection (combined with shoes from Chaos & Harmony) so I got a few snaps of them. My favourite pieces? The dress on Hannah, and the dress on Alyssa, and the shorts on Madison. See below:
I went backstage for Shakuhachi’s ‘Cyber Barberella’ show. I’m not going to lie, it’s 2:15am New Zealand time right now and I’m so tired that I’ve fallen asleep twice whilst putting together this post. (Disclaimer: I’m actually in Sydney where it’s only 12:15am…) Anyway, I’m very tired so hopefully this is sort of coherent. I stayed backstage throughout the whole show to grab some sort of ‘atmospheric’ type shots, just so everyone could see how hectic it is back there during a show. The running, the changing, the shoe changes, the accessories, the makeup touch ups, the hair fixing, the order of the line the models stand in… Hectic.
Shakuhachi’s offering was very space-age, girly, colourful. Silver socks and white sandals. Go-go boots. Florals, structured shapes. I’m just listing these things from memory because I can’t make coherent sentences right now, but you’ll see when you go through the images. they’re in chronological order so you’ll see from make-up to dressed to the madness of second and third changes. Happy viewing. (And as with everything, for more images, check my post on Free People’s blog!)
Yesterday morning I got up super early to rush over to the Lisa Ho show, held in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I walked there. It’s only just over a kilometre away but I felt like my legs were going to fall off 500 metres in. I have no idea why I am telling you this because it’s pretty irrelevant to the show, but you know, that’s what it was like. I got there at around 8:00am, an hour before the scheduled show time, just so I could take a look backstage. The girls had this full on dark lipstick. It was like two colours that blended into each other. Lightest on the inside, darkest on the outside. It’s crazy what people can do with makeup these days. It looked incredible. Anyway, you’ll be able to see it (and more) in my photos below:
Kate Sylvester showed her collection, ‘The Last Sitting’ on Tuesday night. It took inspiration from Marilyn Monroe – more specifically, Bert Stern’s photographs of her, taken six weeks before her death. In terms of wearability (which is how I base all fashion things), this was one of my favourite collections of the week. The men in Monroe’s life were hinted in the clothes – Arthur Miller’s button down shirts, Joe Dimaggio’s baseball caps and baseball stitch detailing on the cups of swimsuits. I was lucky enough to go backstage before the show. Here’s what I saw:
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