Category: W magazine

CelebrityAmanda Seyfried Sizzles for W Magazine

Is it hot in here, or is it just Amanda Seyfried? Thanks to her wide range of film roles that span from Mean Girls to Les Misérables, we knew Seyfried had tons of acting talent. But her recent shoot with W Magazine is further proof that in addition to acting, this girl can model! A bold lip, sexy tousled hair, and ravishing retro eyeliner emphasize Seyfried’s natural beauty. Cowboy boots and designer swimwear are perfectly styled by Edward Enninful, with photographer Craig McDean capturing every alluring look. Bravo!Amanda SeyfriedAmanda3Amanda2

(Images courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com)

CelebrityKaty Perry Poses for W Maganize

Katy Perry is known for being quite the sultry songstress, and she certainly lives up to the buzz in her latest photo shoot with W Magazine! With her retro-inspired cat eye makeup and a series of sexy sweaters, this shoot roars with classic sex appeal. To top it off, Perry took not one but TWO different cover shots behind the lens of Mario Sorrenti, giving readers a choice as to which coveted cover they prefer.Katy PerryPerry1Perry2Perry3

(Images courtesy of W Magazine)

CelebrityYoung Majesty: The Fanning Sisters

Talent, beauty, youth.
 
In the past decade, sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning have not only emerged, but grown up before our very eyes into the most prolific teenage stars of our day. Both known for their ability to size up a role at an unbelievably young age, these glamorous siblings can never seem to do the cameraman any wrong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current projects include a ghostly role for Elle in Francis Ford Coppola’s newest, Twixt, and as Scarlett Johansson’s daughter in Cameron Crowe’s upcoming, We Bought a Zoo. As for Dakota, you can see her on the big screen in her return role as Jane in Breaking Dawn. But surely, we will be seeing MUCH more of them both in the future.

FashionW Magazine’s Fashion On Film Festival

I have always been an avid fashion editorial follower and have been rejoicing ever since they’ve become easier and easier to track down. However, in the mean time I have been waiting patiently for an online forum which features fashion films, not just editorials. Essentially, what I wanted was a Fashion Youtube, and I have found just that. 

W Magazine has come to my rescue and granted my wish by dedicating an entire part of their site to Fashion On Film

 

After watching a few of the films featured on their site, I have fallen in love with the short fashion film. The film is Modelgeddon, uploaded to W Magazine for their Fashion On Film Festival which was guest curated by Hervé Mikaeloff. Modelgeddon was created for LOVE Magazine as a collaboration between director James Lima and Donatella Versace. The short film features supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, Claudia Mason and Julie Ordon as actual superheros.

 Happy Fashion On Film watching!!

ArtFashion: Victim or Martyr?

For November, the fashion magazine W is featuring a serious series of photographs conceived by Maurizio Cattelan, curated by Dennis Freedman, and photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari.

For this series, Cattelan casts supermodel Linda Evangelista as an image of the fashion victim as martyr and saint. Dramatic photographs of Evangelista are placed between loaded images of burning peace signs and blood red meat. This series is arranged to lead the viewer through a slightly disturbing and politically charged world created by Cattelan.

I am totally infatuated with Pierpaolo Ferrari’s work, as he is one of my favorites from the Milan fashion scene. I found Pierpaolo’s work when I became friends with a couple of his assistant photographers in New York (including Alberto Zanetti, who was featured in August on our blog post Duty For Beauty). When I moved to Milan, I was even able to go behind the scenes of a few of his shoots.

Pierpaolo Ferrari treats his photo shoots as if setting up a scene for a movie with an actress. The model is integral to his photograph, as an actress to a play/movie, and he makes the props and set for her to work with. The relationship of the model to the set is one of the reasons that Ferrari’s photography works so well with Cattelan’s style.

Cattelan says this of working with the goddess of modeling, Linda Evangelista: “She’s a still actress. At the end, she was so tuned-in that all she needed were a couple of words and she knew what we wanted.”