Apr 25, 2009

Backstage portraits

Usually the backstage portraits shows how models behave during the no show time or make-up and hair styling period. They read, laugh, chat, making funny gestures etc.
I am a huge fans for the backstage photoshots, but seldom see the following close-ups.
Behind every face there is a story. Behind every expression, there hides strong emotion.

photo by Tiago Lima

If we compared the stage to the heaven, models are the lonely angles and the messagers for the fashion designers. They looks glamour and gorgeous but seldom could anyone captures their real inner world below their fabulous appearance.

I saw a video about the training of a supermodel. It shocked me actually. The cruel exercies really killed these young girls. I can totally feel that from the screen. But the long established rule of fashion could not moved, that is beauty is painful.

I prefer the backstage and street shots of these models, simply cuz they looks more real.

In the T-stage, they are actors performing their duties. Off-duty, they are just being themselves.

Apr 22, 2009

Watch out, boys!

Editorial: Game Girl

Photographers: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Model: Daria Werbowy


I saw this magazine editorial yesterday from tfs. It's the shooting for Vogue Paris May.

Daria Werbowy suddenly changes into a woman fighter. Fighting against all these unfortunate guys, she shows some kinda feminism.

All I have imagined the story is that maybe she's just kicking these bullies and saving the poor, or maybe she's dumping bfs.

What really worth admiring is the photographer's stunning skills to grab the sudden movement of fight in a second.

And also don't forget the men, they are really professional, acting like action movie star.

About the clothes: Denim jeans and jacket, swinsuits,leopard dots, all these elements reminds me of the American west county's life.

Apr 19, 2009

A Vintage Pricess From US

As one of the editor of Streetchic.cn, I emailed to The Stylish Wanderer in about March.
And soon I got her reply and recently I posted an article in the website.
She really rocks! You've no idea how many feedbacks I've received from my Chinese audiences.

In the letter, I asked her about her personal style. Then she replied as follows:

I am a vintage loving, trouser wearing, hat obsessed girl who likes to put on pretty clothing. Vintage is my name, Goodwill is my game, and I have been blogging for about a year. I enjoy simple outfits, like all-black, but occasionally will thrown on something neon. Mostly I just love to have fun with clothes!

Just at the age of 13, she is so apt at making her own style and amazed a lot of editors and fashion lovers.

This girl is some kinda bold and mysterious. I admire that she dares to show herself at her young age. Mystery as I mentioned means that she always hides her eyes using graphic shapes or her fantasitic hats. And most of all, she never reveals her name and exactly location.

Already, she has been an star among fashion bloggers. Today she is vintage pricess and tomorrow definitely Vintage Queen.

I would keep in touch with her and expecting to interview her later on!