>> Every season, Scott Sternberg produces his lookbook with an impromptu shoot — no hair, no makeup, no lights — and an old Polaroid camera. In the past, he's photographed Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Sarah Silverman, but for Fall 2009, he photographed Marisa Tomei last Thursday at the Chateau Marmont and Bar Marmont in Los Angeles, sneaking into the kitchen for a taste of the food and chatting on the telephone.
Posts for August 10th 2009
>> Friends of Corinne Day Sell Kate Moss Prints to Help "Save the Day" —Corinne Day, whose photographs of Kate Moss at 15 helped launch the model's career, has been suffering from a brain tumor for the past ten years. Treatment and surgery have so far proved unsuccessful, and because the illness has not allowed Corinne to work for the past year, her friends have banded together to raise funds for further necessary treatment by selling limited edition prints of Day's photographs of Kate Moss — Models.com has more details. [Models.com]
>> Tom Ford pulled a Karl Lagerfeld last season, not only art directing but photographing his campaigns for the first time, and he's decided to keep up the tradition for Fall 2009. At the time, he told WWD: “I have taken pictures for years, but recently have become more serious about it and have started shooting portraits. I have always felt that an advertising image is in a sense the last layer of the design, and so decided this season to just shoot the campaign myself.“
For men's, he stuck with his campaign regular Jon Kortajarena, who's kind of Tom's equivalent to Karl's Baptiste Giabiconi; as for women's eyewear, Tom photographed Anna Maria Jagodzinska back in May.
>> Vogue's September 2009 Issue Is Only 584 Pages —Vogue's newsstands sales for the first half of the year are only down two percent — the smallest decline compared to other fashion magazines — but its September 2009 issue, featuring Charlize Theron, is emaciated in size, coming in at 584 pages this year, 427 of which are ads. By comparison, the magazine's largest issue ever, for September 2007, had 840 total pages, 727 of which were ads; in September 2008, there were 798 total pages, with 674 pages of ads. The September 2009 cover can be seen through the link. [TFS]
>> There are plenty of model-turned-actresses, but editor-turned-actress is a less populated category. Joan Juliet Buck, Vogue Paris's editor-in-chief from 1994 to 2001 and a current contributing editor at Vogue — she most recently did Christy Turlington's cover story for the August 2009 issue — was a child actress for Disney back in 1961's Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog, and made a return to screen over the weekend in Julie & Julia, which features Meryl Streep as Julia Child.
Buck's years in Paris paid off — she plays a character with a French accent, who in her words, is "The B*tch: the cold, mean proprietor of the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in 1949, Madame Elizabeth Brassart. I have four scenes. In each scene I abuse Meryl Streep. That was my return to acting." A slice of her work in the movie — which Elle's Joe Zee thought she "played so well" — can be seen from 2:20 to 2:25 here.
>> Linda Evangelista Scores Fall 2009 Galliano Campaign —Linda Evangelista is suddenly everywhere: the August 2009 Vogue Italia cover, the upcoming issue of V magazine; she was photographed last week for W's November 2009 Art issue (and may be in the running for the cover?), and now she's appearing in John Galliano's Fall 2009 campaign. [TFS]
>> It's the moment we've been waiting for: a peek at Jil Sander's return to fashion. Vogue has the first look of her +J line for Uniqlo, full of "masculine shirts with tiny, crisp collars; cuffed flannel pants; blazers with collar straps so they can be worn snugly buttoned up; and coats — many, many coats; . . . teeny-tiny cotton skirts; . . . legging-pants," in cotton, wool, or nylon.
The palette sticks to gray, black, and khaki, "with the occasional splash of purple or pink," and although we're hearing the line is 140 pieces and hitting stores in October with prices starting at around $25, Vogue says the prices haven't been finalized — although nothing will be over $149.50 — and as for a store date, "Fall is all Uniqlo wants to say."
>> Sneak Peek: Anna Sheffield for Target —Bing Bang's Anna Sheffield has a Target collection — full of charm necklaces and hoops with mixed metal multi-chains, rings adorned with colored stones, and stud earrings — hitting stores and online Aug. 30. Prices range between $19.99 and $79.99, with most pieces under $40, and Lucky has a first look at the goods. [Lucky Right Now]
Kate Moss Caught Between Entertainment Ventures, Now That Simon Fuller Has Acquired Her Modeling Agency Storm
>> Any hope that Sir Phillip Green and Simon Cowell may have had for Kate Moss to act as a judge on one of their shows in development may have just gone down the tubes: Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol, which helped Cowell rise to fame, just took a majority stake of 51 percent in Moss's model agency, Storm.
Fuller has been in talks with Storm's founders, Sarah Doukas and her brother Simon Chambers, for the past year and aims to “help create new joint entertainment platforms for its talent, as well as developing the Storm brand in new and exciting directions.” Doukas hopes the partnership "will provide Storm with the opportunity to work competitively, creatively and on an international level," and Fuller elaborated that the deal will allow them to “push the boundaries, blur the lines and redefine what a model agency should be in this fast moving world, where fashion is playing an increasingly important role in setting and reflecting cultures and tastes.”
Erin Wasson to take her designs to Bryant Park for Spring 2010.
American Idol's Simon Fuller acquires 51 percent stake in Storm modeling agency.
Anna Sui gets awarded the 2009 OCA Pioneer Award. Congrats!
Temperley's online home now includes E-commerce.