Lorena Agnelli, photographer unknown.
Corset and skirt: Vivienne Westwood Gold Label / Crown: Slim Barrett / Jewellery: Marni, Louis Vuitton, Temperley London, Pebble London, Links of London
GUINEVERE VAN SEENUS:
Top left: Photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W, January 1996
Top right: Photographed by Michael Thompson for W, January 2000
Bottom left: Photographed by Daniel Jackson for Acne Paper, Winter 2008
Bottom right: Photographed by Javier Vallhonrat for Flair, circa 2006
Guinevere’s beauty will never go out of fashion. She can look like she belongs in a Victorian painting. She can be sexy; a vixen and if looks could kill, her stare would certainly be deadly. I also love the fact that she is still working, even in her late 30s, and doesn’t have the typical model frame anymore, but still lands numerous campaigns, editorials and still does many nude shoots. It shows how timeless her beauty really is and she is definitely my favourite model. I’m proud to say I own the 10 magazine 10th anniversary issue dedicated to her, and she is even more beautiful in real life print. She has strong views and is a really intelligent, strong woman. She never models fur, proving Tyra’s clan of haters wrong when they say that “you will not work as a model if you complain or refuse to do something.”
Foxy Brown - My Life (1999)
I hate how fast fashion is now, what is wrong with showcasing a Spring/Summer show and a Fall/Winter show like Dries van Noten? That’s on average at least 80 looks, all that are filtered down and not including fragrances and accessories in stores.
The fact that a Fall collection is shown in March says it all really, six whole months pass before it is even in stores, that’s enough time to completely forget a collection that wasn’t insanely innovative but still very wearable and sleek. Then, as soon as these collections are on sale, we are presented with hundreds of Spring collections and it’s hard to keep up. If I could afford to buy these clothes, I wouldn’t even know where to begin! So to mix these collections with Pre-Fall and Resort seems silly. It just seems like there is no real love for the clothes from designers and it’s all about money, which in a lot of respects it is, but if a designer can afford to stage two major collections AND two side collections and often side labels, then why can’t they invest more money into the main collections? The clothes would be of a much better, couture-like quality and people who have an interest in fashion like me could appreciate them a lot more, even if we can’t buy them.
Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei photographed by Mert and Marcus for Lane Crawford Fall 2011 campaign.
I adore this campaign because it seems so effortless and fresh. I love the casting too, Chinese models are really gaining entry into the fashion industry (although black models seem to be out of the picture now) due to the growing markets in Asia. I think it’s a positive thing that the Chinese market now has more access to fashion and more creative freedom as it has been a very oppressed country in the past, and still has strong laws in place and censorship is present even now.