Sunday, May 29, 2011
Hey guys, hope all has been well in your worlds, and are enjoying this holiday weekend. For the most part mine has been very good. I do have an issue that has recently happened that has gotten under my skin a tad.
In this industry, as well as others, I find it appropriate to be honest yet stern. That doesn't, I repeat DOESN'T mean being rude. So here's what happened.... I recently spoke to a potential model whose look I found interesting. I asked if it would be possible to do a collab, and he seemed to be fine with that. He did however ask that I approach his agent (someone I know of), and make arrangements. Following protocol, I did just that.
The concept of the shoot was pitched and the agent seemed to be on board with moving forward. We were even working out and confirming the date. It wasn't until the agent learned who the photographer was that he changed his tune. Now don't get me wrong, the agent is well in his right in changing his mind about this, but I felt the reason was bogus. Apparently he didn't like the style of this photographers work, and yes, that happens. Truth be told, I don't like a great many of the sessions that he has actually allowed his models to participate in, but my opinion is that, my own.
The problem became worse because of a model that I previously worked with was approached by this "new to the game" agent and began saying less than nice words(in the models opinion) about the photographer and even a few about his image(physique). That's where I really got a little upset. You are talking badly about a man's work who has been in these business for years, and you are new on the scene. Not to mention you are telling a model things about himself that you shouldn't be. He isn't with your agency, so why would you?? Do you really think that this was appropriate in your attempts to become his new representation?? I THINK NOT!!!
I applaud everyone who is trying to make something of themselves, but people, have a little tact when approaching strangers. I believe in the 6 degrees of separation, and you may never know who knows who in the field, so watch what you say. All the best.
The dynamic duo Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti team up to create a collection for Gilt Groupe. Models include Eric Puzio, who I just recently did a piece on in The Face To Watch series http://www.fashionforwardmen.com/2011/05/face-to-watch.html, and RJ King.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Obviously looking at Michael, one can already tell that he is a model, but he isn't just a gorgeous face. In fact, Tintiuc is a very savvy business man as well. I am not going to tap into his many accomplishments as the face for other clothing lines. Instead, I will display and feature his own. In this editorial, Michael is photographed by Aline and Jacqueline Tappi showcasing his own line LIRFONS. Take a look.
Its not a conventional fabric for warmer climates but designers Viktor and Rolf managed to design these cool suede thong sandals just in time for the season. Hope you have your money right though, these beauties are $425(+)
Friday, May 27, 2011
WHOA!!! In this jaw dropping editorial, Wiktor Hansson delivers the ISH channeling rock icon Billy Icon. Like fashion goes in Circles, so does the world when it comes to paying respects to music icons and artists. Just recently I posted tributes to Mapplethorpe, Annie Lenox, and others... Now we are greeted with another.. All i can say is Wickter shined in front of Bo Egestron's camera for Tush magazine.