Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dan Burn-Forti's Work Chosen for the 2010 AOP Photographer's Awards Exhibit

The 27th Annual AOP Awards chose three images from photographer Dan Burn-Forti to showcase in their exhibit this year. The awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious and honorable for professional photographer's, and having chosen Dan's work to showcase this year was a huge honor for him.

Here are the pictures they chose for the exhibit:

British burlesque dancer Immodesty Blaize for the Sunday Independent (UK)

Writer Chuck Klosterman shot for
Esquire Magazine (US)
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shot for Esquire Magazine (UK)

Stefan Beckman featured in Out Magazine

Set Designer Stefan Beckman was featured in the October Out Magazine "Tastemaker's Issue". Here is what they had to say about Beckman:
"When Victoria's Secret needs to transport its glamazon models to a lingerie Thunderdome or when Tiffany needs to create a winter wonderland in the middle of a Manhattan summer, it's Stefan Beckman who gets the call. Likewise, in 2006, when Marc Jacobs decided he needed to give his runway show a healthy dose of theatricality, his first call was to Beckman (who has done his Fashion Week ready-to-wear shows ever since). Though "set designer" sounds like a gross oversimplification of the work he does, that's how the Texas-bred 43 year-old describes himself. No stranger to this scrap yard in Brooklyn where he was shot, he's just as likely to turn up at luxury fashion houses like Hermes, whose men's store opening he produced this year, and Harry Winston, for which he's staging a party for in November. That month also marks the opening of the Balenciaga retrospective at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York City, on which Beckman has collaborated with Oscar de la Renta and Vogue's Hamish Bowles."

Odile Gilbert for New York Fashion Week S/S 2011

For the Spring/Summer 2011 season, hairstylist Odile Gilbert created looks for 8 shows including: Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Z Spoke for Zac Posen, Suno, Erin Fetherston, Rodarte,
3.1 Phillip Lim, and L'Wren Scott.

Odile really specializes in complimenting a designer's collection with a unique, yet classic, hairstyle which you can see here in all 8 shows from the season.

For the Prabal Gurung show, Odile created an updated chignon with a sleek deep side-part and hair pulled back in a pony and pinned down at the top of the neck with a simple silver barrette.
Z Spoke is the young and trendy new collection by top designer Zac Posen. Odile created one of three hairstyles on the models: a top knot, french twist, or a ponytail. All with tight curls added for a modern twist (inspired by Zac Posen's famous do).
For the ultra fun Suno collection, the hair was pulled back in a messy up-do with a loose bouffant on top for a very modern and easy look.
Last season, designer Erin Fetherston had Odile emulate her famous straight-cut bangs, but this season it was all about the sleek tropical look. The models had long straight hair and a side part. Gel was applied to sweep the hair away from the face to achieve a look of freshness.
Like last season, AVEDA and Rodarte created barrettes for the look. Odile blow-dried the model's hair straight and gave it an easy whimsical look with volume. She parted the hair with a deep side-part and clipped the barrette just above the ear, keeping the hair loose to give volume and an appearance of side bangs.
For 3.1 Phillip Lim's look, Odile created a messy chignon with a curled twist. With a side part, messy chignon in the back, hair twisted around the side, and the appearance of a side bang, this look was sweet and sexy at the same time.
L'Wren Scott's collection is always classic and beautiful, so Odile needed to create something on the same level. Odile gave the girls loose, romantic waves with eye shadow painted in the part. The eyes and part were matched, making the look both classic and innovative at the same time.
All runway pictures from

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Odile Gilbert for T Magazine

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert created this Brigitte Bardot inspired hair on Laetitia Casta for the "Retrofitted" story in T Magazine.

Honey for Vogue Italia Beauty

Manicurist Honey created an awesome abstract hand-painted nail design on the models for the August 2010 issue of Vogue Italia Beauty shot by Emma Summerton.

Kenneth Willardt for Maybelline- NYFW Edition

Since Maybelline's sponsorship takeover from MAC last season for New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, it's been hard to miss their advertising these last two seasons. They are bright, fun, and feature the hottest models in the industry.

These are some of the bus ads, taxi ads, and billboards we've seen all around the city- all shot by photographer Kenneth Willardt.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stefan Beckman for Ferragamo

Set designer Stefan Beckman paired up with photographer Bruce Weber for the F/W 2010 Salvatore Ferragamo ad campaign.

Shot on location in Florida, the setting consisted of lush woods, horses, stone barns, and a beautiful tent comfortable enough to live in. The ads feature famed supermodel Stella Tennant and her children.

Noe DeWitt for Ralph Lauren Kids: The RL Gang

Advertising is getting more and more creative as our culture becomes obsessed with social media and new technology. Ralph Lauren kids came up with one of the smartest and just all around cutest ideas for their fall 2010 campaign: an interactive storybook.

Voiced by Harry Connick Jr. and photographed by Noe Dewitt, this story follows eight kids as they begin their new school year decked out in Ralph Lauren. The website is great in that you can click on any kid's outfit to get a peek into their closet and purchase the clothes from any of the three they modeled. named the website and campaign the "most original" of the season. You can check it out HERE. Also, if you like the story online so much, there is an option to buy the book in hardcover.