Photos: Sonny Vandevelde If you’re in New York this Thursday and wondering which of the many and varied Fashion’s Night Out events to go to, let me throw Sonny Vandevelde’s hat in the ring. The Australian photographer is hosting his seasonal exhibition at the Tribeca Grand Hotel from 8:00pm – 10:00pm so stop in, say hello and enjoy the work of a guy who is well and truly on top of his backstage game. I must admit I’m a little biased – I’ve done the menswear circuit with Sonny for about six seasons now, we stay in the same hotelsClick to Continue!
Photo: Justin Wu This city flips me out on a daily basis. Yesterday afternoon I walked out of my building and ran smack bang into Emily Baker – the Kiwi model who booked 60 shows in her freshman season, plus the Hilfiger, DSquared2 and Gucci campaigns, then debuted at number 31 on models.com‘s top 50 ranking list. That’s the sixth time in a couple of weeks that I’ve randomly bumped into Kiwis on the street. You know what I love about her? Success hasn’t changed her one bit. She’s still the unassuming girl I met backstage at Alexander Wang lastClick to Continue!
The Crusaders may have lost the Super 15 final to the Reds, the Silver Ferns may have lost the Netball World Cup to the Australians, but what does sport matter when New Zealand has its very own supermodel in the making? Emily Baker booked the Gucci Fall 2011/2012 campaign! Rumours have been flying for the past month or so about a big campaign score for the Kiwi 17 year old (who, just this week was not able to walk the Chanel Haute Couture show due to her under-18 age status), and when her DSQUARED2 campaign was released on Wednesday, manyClick to Continue!
Emily Baker for DSQUARED2 Fall 11/12. Photo: tfs Due to strict Parisian modelling laws stating that no under 18 year old may work a job that runs later than 10:00pm, 17 year old Kiwi Emily Baker wasn’t able to walk the Chanel Haute Couture show last night. While that may have disappointed fans of the young star, every cloud has a silver lining: Baker’s first only-girl campaign came out overnight for DSQUARED2. I say her first only-girl campaign because Baker also appeared in the Fall 11/12 Hilfiger campaign last month, but she was joined by 15 other models, a vintageClick to Continue!
Caitlin Lomax. Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue Congratulations go to Australian Caitlin Lomax who has debuted big time here in Paris, walking the Chanel Haute Couture show for Karl Lagerfeld. Held at the Grand Palais in a mock-Place Vendome set (complete with street lanterns and tower), the show was heavy on classic Chanel black and white suiting, with a little fuchsia thrown in for good measure. Other Antipodean-walkers included Julia Nobis, RAFW breakout star Rose Smith, and the complete newbie Claire Collins, who told me yesterday that – besides taking part in a few hair parades – she had never walkedClick to Continue!