Thursday, May 30, 2013
|McKenzie at Clyne and Helena T at Red 11 prior to final hair|
Last night Stolen Girlfriends Club launched the new Mini Paceman with a quality show in a very cool Newmarket location by showing their Spring 2013 collection "Nasty Goreng". Black Fashion Director Rachael Churchward cast and styled the show with a solid Black crew led by Thistle Brown adding magic. Greg Murrell directed a 60's/punk hair style with his talented Ryder team and Kie Kie Stanners and a big M.A.C crew created luminous beautiful make-up to match. Casting represented an eclectic raft of male and female models, the established mixed with plenty of new faces. Production by Sarah Hough. The classic SGC finale featured Marc Moore and Dan Gosling driving a brand new Mini Pacman onto the runway; the SGC fabric detail artwork on the Mini, the best yet. A brilliant night, fun was had by all. Grant Fell was backstage to capture the action just prior to the show.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
New Zealand models Ashleigh Good at RPD and Anmari Botha at Red 11 both feature in this latest Dior Cruise collection by Raf Simons shown this week in Monaco. It is a beautiful collection that should have considerable appeal for fans of Dior worldwide, with a casting that carefully nets many of the rising stars of the modelling world - those in Models.com's Hot List and those bubbling just beneath.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Damien Nikora travelled to Clyne model Kendell Tobin's home - which just happens to be in one of our favourite places on the planet, Tawharanui - to shoot this beautiful editorial. Kendell has just signed to DNA New York and in less than two months will be off to enjoy the ubiquitous #modellife. We shot Kendell yesterday for our Lee x Black films and she exceeded all expectations, watch this space...
|Clothing and jewellery, stylist's own|
David K Shields just loves to shoot and shoot as often as he can mostly using nature's lighting rig, the Sun, to supplement his vision. Sometimes, though, shoots can whipped up in a day and then fall by the wayside, like this one featuring Shanna Jackaway at Red 11 in Jimmy D - so we thought we'd give it an airing here on Blacklog. Hair by Matt Benns at Stephen Marr. Make-up by Derek Aaron Young using M.A.C Cosmetics.
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Photographer Damien Nikora|
We absolutely LOVE this video of Lorde's musical masterpiece 'Royals' by director Joel Kefali of Special Problems. Given the explosion that has occurred around the young New Zealand singer/songwriter this year, the video could have been anything. That it is a quality piece of short film making that interprets, we think, the lyrical content and message of the song perfectly, speaks volumes for the strength of Ella Yellich-O'Connor's unique vision, and that of her savvy and considered management. 407,417 views in just a few days would confirm that thinking all round. Special Problems = Special Videos.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
17-year-old Sunshine Coast based Rui Dalton has been causing quite the stir... The half Maori half Serbian beauty was literally scouted two weeks ago. With one picture placed up on Black's facebook page last Friday, Rui has recieved numerous agency and editorial enquiries from around the world. His mother agent, Hunter Models, is pacing him out having only placed him so far with Dallys Models in his home state of Queensland, Australia. Rui will be keeping a low profile as he finishes his final year of high school but we can confirm that you will be spotting him in the next issue of Black - a very special issue indeed! In the meantime, freshly inspired from his Val Garland M.A.C masterclass Thom Kerr teamed up with regular Black contributor Sarah Birchley to create Rui's first editorial! With hair by Iggy Rosales and beauty by Vivianne Tran - it's Game of Thrones chic meets Hip Hop street - shot at Red Eclipse Studios in Brisbane.
|Vintage Versace top, Ruby & Prankstar leather and gold plated neckpiece, Luke |
Maninov rings (as hairties), Shieltiel Calamba chainmail headpiece, custom DC cap.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Those secret squirrels known as Infamous Duo create a gorgeous wee floral story for Blacklog entitled 'Garden of Eden'. Steph Lai shows just how good she is with both hair and make-up on beautiful Katerina Chang from Chadwick Models, who wears jewellery by Stolen Girlfriends Club and flowers supplied by Wild Poppies in Grey Lynn. Prop design by Georgie Maylon.
With a treatment reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project, Luke Byrne's BTS film of the Glassons 'Escape' campaign explores a little of the territory made famous by Jane Campion's Top Of The Lake sans fear and loathing, and crooked cops. The film is a cut-up cutie featuring models Anja Konstantinova and Teresa Omen who were in the Queenstown/Wanaka region to shoot the campaign with photographer Tim Barber and stylist Zara Mirkin.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It is no secret that in recent times Karl Lagerfeld has recognised the special qualities of Ashleigh Good at RPD. Not only has she closed the last Chanel show in Paris but she has also just opened and closed the Chanel Cruise 2014 show in Singapore. If that is not enough Lagerfeld has given her a star turn in this not-so-small film about the early days of Gabrielle Chanel's first store. Good, playing Jacqueline Forzane, mixes it with Keira Knightley's Coco and Clotilde Hesme's Adrienne Chanel and a raft of star models who aren't necessarily the greatest actors but sure look good in the sumptuous costuming and set that recaptures the French resort town of Deauville 100 years ago. That Ashleigh's role is a bigger one than that of Lindsey Wixon, Tallulah Harlech, Amanda Harlech, Caroline De Maigret, Stella Tennant, Saskia De Brauw, Jamie Bochert, Jake Davies or Baptiste Giabiconi says a lot about Lagerfeld's belief in the New Zealand girl who has gone from a Mairangi Bay bus stop to a muse of one of the world's great designers, in record time. Bravo Ashleigh!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
There's plenty of attitude going on here with Bianca at N Model Management, and attitude makes for great models. These images shot by Infamous Duo. Hair & make-up by Steph Lai using M.A.C Cosmetics. Bianca wears: Jacket by Stolen Girlfriends Club, singlet by Marcs, high-waisted knickers by Ksubi.
Monday, May 6, 2013
"Vast' is a beautiful word and something that photographer Dan Max clearly understands. His exhibition of 22 limited edition images, entitled "Our Land" is running now at 14 Maidstone Street in Ponsonby, Auckland. The photographic exhibition documents the relationship New Zealanders have with the land we inhabit and there is something very peaceful within it all. Says Dan; “They're landscapes that seem to whisper gently, yet the subjects scream with character. Though the vast horizons can give an overwhelming sense of isolation, it is not long before they engulf you in the warmth of belonging. They have a timeless aesthetic that celebrates the unspoiled values of living off the land, a softness that captures the quiet of escape, and offers vistas that you long to step into,” Well said Maxy, and put simply, this is photography as painting. The exhibition runs until May 15.
A couple of new faces for you here on Blacklog over the next day or so. First up the debonair Tom Spence at Ali McD in Dunedin. Male modelling is a fickle business but we sense Tom has the sort of face, look and build that will garner interest - both here and overseas. Photos by David K Shields. Grooming: Katy Parsons using M.A.C Cosmetics Hair: David Hollick at Aart on St Andrews
For those of you who weren't in Sydney for MBAFW recently, here is a video of the Zambesi S/S 13 show which featured powerful, and symbiotic collections, from both Zambesi and Zambesi Man. Make-up by Amber D and the M.A.C Cosmetics team. Hair by Richard Kavanagh and the Redken team. Show director/Producer: Marissa Findlay Music director: Sophie Findlay
Sunday, May 5, 2013
|Vintage Moschino jacket and Jean Paul Gaultier leather tassel top @ Cara Mia Vintage|
Sarah Phillips Shorts
Forever New gloves & hat
When Sinead from The Agency Models Australia was sent to Australian Black Editor Thom Kerr for a go-see, he decided to team up with regular contributor Sarah Birchley to shoot her first major editorial exclusively for Blacklog. Channelling latin matador meets new romantic goth, her beauty is complimented by the make-up talents of Jovita Lee and the hair stylings of Lauren McCowan from Cloud Nine. Let the autumn festivities begin!