Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black 13: Preview 5 - Stephen Tilley and Rachael Churchward shoot Eve

Eve wearing bespoke Tanya Carlson 
gown and Huffer beanie

The weather has changed dramatically since the day Stephen Tilley and Rachael Churchward shot Eve @ August and Peter David @ 62 in a derelict factory in Helensville, thank God! Peter is a seasoned pro with plenty of European experience including a notable appearance in Love Magazine but Eve is still pretty fresh. We love her look and think she has a great future. Greg Murrell on hair, Shirley Simpson on make-up and Jessica Grubisa, assistant fashion editor. We're now on the home stretch with Black 13, thanks to all of those who participated in our Wunderkammer ring giveaway...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wunderkammer Jewellery launches online - Win these rings!

 Ring 1
 Ring 2
 Ring 3
Ring 4

To celebrate the online launch of the brilliant Wunderkammer Jewellery range the talented jeweller Zora Boyd has kindly given us four rings to give away to Blacklog and Black Magazine Facebook readers. This competition is open to our Blacklog or FB readers anywhere in the world - all you have to do to be in to win is go to our Facebook page and post below the Wunderkammer story on the page why you deserve to win one of these rings. We've kept it simple by naming each ring, Ring 1, Ring 2, Ring 3, Ring 4 so don't forget to tell us which ring you desire. Have fun, be witty and be in to win...oh and you'll have to 'like' us on our Facebook page to enter, if you haven't already!

Black 13: Preview 4 - David Shields and Rachael Churchward shoot Ella Verberne

Here is a shot of rising local model Ella Verberne from our 16 page shoot this issue by photographer David Shields and fashion director Rachael Churchward. Built around the current Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear range which was flown into NZ for us to shoot for a day, Rachael teamed the gorgeous collection with locals Karen Walker and Kate Sylvester plus a few vintage pieces like this 70's Skellerup trench. Greg Murrell battled the rain and wind all day to deliver natural hair and Stacy Lee-Ghin applied the make-up. The two other models on the shoot were Victoria and Caity who, like Ella, are both at Clyne.

Black 13: Preview 3 - Rupert Tapper and Paul Bui shoot Natalie Keyser

Black Australian fashion editor Paul Bui has once again teamed up with photographer Rupert Tapper to shoot Kiwi model Bruce Raubenheimer and Aussie Natalie Keyser in the desert wastelands north of Newcastle for issue 13. It is a shamanic trip into the wasteland that perfectly demonstrates just what a free-thinking stylist Bui can be and confirms the creative bond between the pair. Hair and make-up to match by Sinden Dean @ DLM.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flock Yeah! The Moped Army mobilises...

For many years MOtors with PEDals lay dormant in garages across America, skinny half bikes consigned to the tool shed, a nerdy victim of bigger is better and machismo. If the Los Angeles Latebirds and many other chapters of the Moped Army have their way though, those days are gone. Mopeds are the go, the antithesis of gang-banging and the misunderstandings that come with riding a two-wheeled motor vehicle in large groups. In recent times enclaves of intelligent, creative Young Americans have been rebuilding them, reviving them and riding them all over the place. The moped may be the ride, the well-paved roads of America the journey but the Moped Army is really about the people and in Silverlake, California, The Latebirds are the people. A family where kinsmanship, shared experiences, well-tuned bikes and freedom of the road is king. We love this clip of the Latebird rally heading into the foothills behind L.A to one of the greatest rock tunes ever, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebird. Anyone who has been on a scooter run or skated in packs will love this...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Black 13: Preview 2 - Michael Schwartz shoots Sara Blomqvist in Berlin

Incumbent Black photographer Michael Schwartz travelled to deepest, darkest Berlin for this issue of Black. The New York-based photographer shot Sara Blomqvist, one of our favourite faces and captured her strength and beauty admirably. Fashion editor was Raffaella Campeggi, Shawn Mount worked his magic on hair and Daniela Klein worked hers on the make-up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Black 13: Preview 1 - Erdmann/Iles shoot Stephanie Rad

As we move into the design phase for Black 13 we're going to be busy like bees and will have little time for blogging so we figured we would pop up a few sneak peeks from the issue - as it is laid down. First up, a shot from the hair editorial that Robert Erdmann completed in London with hair legend Wendy Iles. Wendy styled up a few gorgeous, simple looks on the lovely Stephanie Rad with fashion editor Sarah Cobb - formerly fashion editor at Dazed & Confused and current contributing fashion editor to Another Magazine - styling. Make-up by Kirsten Piggott.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sherie Muijs' Building Blocks AW 2011

As mentioned in the post below, we shot the Sherie Muijs AW 2011 look book just prior to fashion week and were amazed by the continued development of this young Auckland designer. She has a great crew on board too; Des Rusk who needs little introduction to local fashion people has had a hand in the label and also Linda Jones, the highly respected lecturer at AUT's fashion school. Sherie says that Linda is currently working on her masters and the pair have collaborated for this collection on rain wear. "We have found that there aren't any absolutely waterproof raincoats, in a fashion context, that have the same sort of integrity of a raincoat that you might find in our camping or farming industries." Form meets function. So how would Sherie describe the range, cleverly titled Building Blocks? "I have designed pieces in this range that are key pieces that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe. This range is about building up a wardrobe that has staple garments in there, that you will go back to season after season. Then of course, fun colourful pieces, to brighten up a winter's day." The range will be in store Feb, 2011. Meanwhile her SS 2010 range is in store now and selling like hot cakes, you can view that range here.

Photography: Russ Flatt
Styling: Rachael Churchward
Hair: Greg Murrell
Make-up: Karenina Jackson
Model: Lauren @ Nova

Monday, October 4, 2010

Out and about London Fashion Week by Dan and Steph

Marshall wears vintage fur hat,
 Zara jacket, pants and boots

Dan McGlashan was admin manager at Black HQ during our formative years but has now spread his 'fro to Europe - London at first, then Berlin. He attended a few shows at the London Fashion Week with partner Stephanie and they snapped these snazzy dressers for us...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Favourite M.A.C looks of Fashion Week


M.A.C was omnipresent again at fashion week and for the third year running Russ Flatt took some great pictures. Congrats to Tatum Savage, Amber D and of course Jodie Matthews on a successful week. Here are our favourite looks of the week.

Nom D


The Huffer School of Business - NZ Fashion Week show 2010

Huffer finale. All images by James Blackwood

The final day of fashion week was all about Huffer for us. As per last year we were ready to go by 12.30 so we went to The Longroom for our traditional show day lunch with Huffer designers Aaron Styles, Ella Moore and Aimee McFarlane and were well looked after by Des Hoeflich.

All week the speculation about the weather for Huffer's ambitious outdoor show had been rife but the boys had done their homework and show producer Jade Hurst got a final call from alternative weather forecaster Ken Ring in the afternoon. The weather would turn on sunset and be perfect for the show he advised, with the added suggestion to run as late as we could. He was dead right, the moon came out and the weather was perfect although in the afternoon the wind was still very strong and blowing the chairs over in large clumps (above).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ye Olde Fashion Week Roundup 3 - Thursday

Last Thursday Night's Party with SGC: Photo - Hannah Johnston

Thursday started off with Twenty-Seven Names on site with a collection called 'The Fearsome Five,' although the 'Fearsome Twenty-Seven' would have been just as apt. High school was the overall impression but not High School Musical or Glee, more the Shannon Doherty/Tori Spelling incarnation from the 90's version of Hollywood 90210 replete with college jackets and blazers, school bags and white school socks.

The girl gang at Twenty-Seven Names

Pretty dresses, a hallmark of the Wellington duo, were ubiquitous in two-tone polka dot, a cute heart/cherry print and a multi-shade diamond print that matched the polka dot vibe. Many of the blazers were finished with  classic school blazer trim and the finale, with the girls storming down the runway en masse, felt more than a little reminiscent of the girl gang in Heathers. Twenty-Seven Names are creating a perfect niche for themselves that obviously connects with their growing legion of fans but also has considerable international potential. The after-party looked like a lot of fun too.