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Men In This Town

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This past year my friend Giuseppe Santamaria not only published a new book but started a print magazine, MITT, which is a quarterly digest on the “Men In This Town”. I love that living and working in New York introduces you to an array of amazingly ambitious and talented people and I was beyond thrilled when Giuseppe emailed me to ask if I would be a contributor to their 2nd issue. One problem, I told Giuseppe: I had to be honest, I’ve never done a men’s fashion editorial, and I actually know nothing about the men’s fashion world other than the fact that John Jannuzzi works at GQ and I love the way men look in suits.

One of the characteristics that I possess that has really changed my life is my natural ability to say yes to anything I find a challenge. I love climbing the mountain and slaying the dragon, killing the fear of unknown, so I got to work. I emailed John, I think the subject line was something to the effect of “HALP”. John put me in touch with the amazing stylists at Carson Street Clothiers in Soho, James Ralston & Justin Doss, and I asked Porsche Cooper, hair & makeup artist for one of my favorite shoots of all times, to also jump off the cliff with me. It’s really a wonderful thing to ask people for help, being vulnerable is important, and having the end result a collaboration of parts you couldn’t have found success without. 

Then we had to find our model.

Here is where fate played a role. Enter: Eduardo Ramos. A charming Cuban American, model, writer, and actor. His presence on set was magnetic and we were all totally sucked into his latin world. He shared with us stories of visiting his family in Cuba, the way it really is there and not the touristic description of the vintage cars and cigars, but the day to day way of life living in a communist country.  It was fascinating and changed the entire photoshoot on the spot. I had him speak Spanish to the crew while I photographed him, and we looked for ways to shoot beyond the clothing, into the person before us.

I talked to Giuseppe afterwards and said, “You have to interview this guy for the magazine, his story is so interesting and relevant to what’s happening in culture” which is exactly what Giuseppe did and you can read all about it in the article “¿QUE ES CUBA?” in the June issue of MITT.

Below are some of my favorite photographs from our sitting-

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Above Suit by Eidos | Shirt by Umit Benan | Slippers by MELINDAGLOSS | Panama Hat by Carson Street X Cappellificio Biellese

Below Grey Donegal Suit by Camoshita United Arrows | Polo by Camoshita | Shoes by Lemaine

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The Bohemian

Do you believe in magic, in a young girl’s heart?/ How the music can free her, whenever it starts…

The many ways of dressing up gold… along with stylist Micaela Erlanger we are transforming our muse Devon into 5 different fall looks with amazing gold accessories each day this week. See previously our Uptown Girl / Punk Princess and today she becomes..

The Bohemian

There is a certain magic in bohemian chic – the tinkling of many bracelets, the flow of her long skirts, the knowing look in her eyes when she catches yours…bewitching and bewildering, the bohemian girl will forever captivate us.

above: Alberta Ferretti dress, Gianvito Rossi boots, Carolina BucciH. SternMe&RoMonica Rich KosannJennifer Fisher, Borgioni and LFrank bracelets, Me&Ro and Monica Rich Kosann necklaces, LFrank earrings, Me&Ro necklace worn as headpiece

above and below: Isabel Marant dress, Gianvito Rossi boots,  Carolina BucciH. SternMe&Ro, Monica Rich Kosann, Jennifer Fisher, Borgioni and LFrank bracelets, Me&Ro and Monica Rich Kosann necklaces, LFrank earrings

above and below: Cynthia Rowley blouse, Yves St. Laurent vintage purple skirt, Gianvito Rossi boots, Borgioni and Me&Ro rings, LFrank earrings, Monica Rich Kosann necklaces, bracelets, as before, Zoe Chicco hand bracelet

The Bohemian for LoveGold starring Devon from Ford Models, Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Flower Crowns by Celadon & Celery, Makeup by Bradford Knight, Hair by Ana Sicat, Shot at Ann Street Studio

See the entire fall fashion series here or by girl:
Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / Bohemian Spirit / Power Chic / The Parisian

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PUNK.

I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation / You’re living in the past it’s a new generation  / A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s  / What I’m gonna do

The many ways of dressing up gold… along with stylist Micaela Erlanger we are transforming our muse Devon into 5 different fall looks each day this week. See previously our Uptown Girl after feasting your eyes on this Punk Princess!

PUNK

Rules don’t apply for punk fashion – it’s an anything goes world and you just have to be badass enough to pull it off. There’s apathy and anarchy in their style, mixing ripped up t-shirts with spiky gold rings, edgy bangles and hand bracelets. You can think what you want, but you know she doesn’t give a damn…

above and below: Roland Mouret plaid dress, Alexander Birman black pumps, Haider Ackermann black leather belt, Jack Vartanian earrings, Janis SavittNicholas LiuJennifer Fisher and Borgioni bracelets, Borgioni hand bracelet, Nicholas Liu, Zoe Chicco and Jennifer Fisher rings

Obesity and Speed white sleeveless shirt with holes, Moschino plaid pants, Celine black moto jacket, Alexander Birman pumps, Jack Vartanian earrings, Janis Savitt, Nicholas Liu, Jennifer Fisher and Borgioni bracelets, Borgioni hand bracelet, Nicholas Liu, Zoe Chicco and Jennifer Fisher rings, Zoe Chicco necklace

Balenciaga black silk drapey top, Theory black leather leggings, Giuseppe Zanotti black booties, Yves St. Laurent vintage gold studded belt, Jack Vartanian earrings, Janis Savitt, Nicholas Liu, Jennifer Fisher and Borgioni bracelets, Borgioni hand bracelet, Nicholas Liu, Zoe Chicco and Jennifer Fisher rings

PUNK for LoveGold starring Devon from Ford Models, Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Makeup by Bradford Knight, Hair by Ana Sicat, Shot at Ann Street Studio

See the entire fall fashion series here or by girl:
Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / Bohemian Spirit / Power Chic / The Parisian

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The Regal Beauty

For a beautiful moment, a young muse was transformed, developing a sense of mysterious calm. 

This clothing captured my imagination when I first saw the Spanish brand at NYFW. It was elegant and romantic while being ever so avant-garde. Delpozo’s history is as rich in story telling and fantasy as the clothing is today. The house has designed award-winning costumes for ballet and opera, tableware, and jewelry. The original designer Jesús del Pozo’s appreciation for all things beautiful was apparent in every venture he pursued.

You can see why I became so inspired to bring to life this character, this beauty and visually tell a story of a young princess tied to duty with every storm in life ahead of her but with the innocence that can only come from youth, a character I saw within the silhouettes of these pieces, through the eyes of our stunning model and the regal Chopard jewels.

Now creative director Josep Font is reinvigorating this well-known Spanish brand under the name DELPOZO and relaunching with more of a focus on high-end women’s clothing. I’m looking forward to photographing the new collection in just a few weeks when a fleet of models will glide down the runway in a whole new fantasy.  While Font draws inspiration from many varied places, he is absolutely centered on connecting with women. As he said in an interview with ELLE:

Women, like art, have no age.



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