5 posts tagged "Another Magazine"
They’ve got the face, the body, a portfolio full of ad campaigns and editorials shot by top photographers in the industry, and a runway roster to match. But with our new “Model-Slash” feature, Style.com profiles girls whose ambitions and drive extend beyond the catwalk.
Growing up with a rock ‘n’ roll father, four musician sisters, and a name that was seemingly predestined to be in the limelight, 25-year-old Harmony Boucher (pictured) became the lead singer of her first band in elementary school, and has been a consummate frontwoman ever since. Boucher, who is the face of London-based electro-pop act Vuvuvultures, has also been recognized in the model set for her androgynous appeal. Since she started modeling about a year ago, Boucher has been typecast as the edgy tomboy, appearing in editorials for publications including Dazed & Confused, i-D, Garage, and AnOther magazine (she’s not as destined for the runway—she’s only 5’8″). “They want my certain look,” Boucher told Style.com over the phone. “They’re like, ‘Oh my God. You look like a girl who looks like a boy,’ and I’ve heard that since I was nine years old so I’m kind of numb to it now.”
Vuvuvultures (think riot grrls for the Internet generation), earned a buzz on the East London underground scene with music videos like “I’ll Cut You” and “Pills Week.” The band formed in 2009 when Boucher followed girlfriend and bassist Nicole to a rehearsal, and ended up singing on a few of the tracks they were recording that day with producer Paul Ressel (also the keyboardist in the band). The group instantly clicked and began touring as Bunny Come, but Boucher explained they eventually outgrew that name. “The music we were doing before was a bit more dance-y and high-energy, and what we’re doing now is a bit darker, so we started going by Vuvuvultures.” After releasing their debut EP VVV earlier this year, Boucher and company have been busy working on a full-length album, “gigging” in East London, and putting on a DIY warehouse party called The Island, where Vuvuvultures and other like-minded artists perform weekly. Boucher admits that she lives for her time onstage: “Performing is an escape from the real world and you just get to be mental,” she said. “When I sing is one of the only times I don’t have to think about anything but what I’m doing, being in the moment.” However, she’s discovered that modeling definitely has its benefits, too. “I’ve learned how to use my body better and am more aware of how I look onstage.”
Dior’s New Mag, Another Topless Cover For Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs On The Louis Vuitton Exhibit, And More…
Christian Dior is expanding its digital presence with the launch of DiorMag (via Dior.com) today. The house plans to update the digital magazine daily, with content including images of past collections, backstories on Dior products, and longer-format videos. [WWD]
Kate Moss, never afraid to show some skin, appears topless on the cover of Another Man‘s new issue. However, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton was commissioned to design the few inches of fabric Moss is wearing. [Another Mag]
Marc Jacobs—who has an upcoming retrospective of his 15 years at Louis Vuitton—doesn’t like the idea of fashion exhibitions. “I always find it a bit difficult to deal with the idea of fashion and museums,” Jacobs tells British Vogue. The designer explains that the show, which was emotional for him to curate, will feature static, interactive content, such as music, video, and moving mannequins. [Vogue U.K.]
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund enlisted ten young designers to reimagine a Tommy Hilfiger classic, the trenchcoat, as part of the Americans in Paris showroom initiative. Designs by Prabal Gurung, Creatures of the Wind, Billy Reid, and more will be available at Tommy Hilfiger flagships in New York and Paris starting Saturday. [WWD]
AnOther Fashion Book, a greatest hits compilation of the fashion photography that has been featured in AnOther Magazine and AnOther Man over the past eight years, makes its stateside debut today—and we have Karl Lagerfeld to thank for it. Well, not entirely. “It was actually Karl who came up with the idea of doing a book,” explains AnOther founder and editor in chief Jefferson Hack, who edited the collection. “I was at the atelier in Rue Cambon, and he said to me, you know, you have this amazing archive, you should compile something that can be available and accessible to people as a resource. And,” Hack adds, “he said he’d publish it.” Needless to say, that was a pitch Hack was eager to run with. The first in a series of three book to be published by Lagerfeld’s imprint 7L and distributed via Steidl, AnOther Fashion Book features work by photographers such as Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, and Nick Knight. A book of portraits from the magazines will follow this fall, and a collection of AnOther and AnOther Man interviews will round out the trilogy next year. Here, Hack talks to Style.com about stripping out, slowing down, hanging Kate Moss, and dancing.
One of the things that intrigues me about this book is that you’ve let the images stand on their own. There’s no layout, no dates, no captions—no suggestion, really, that they were ever published in a magazine.
That was one of the first decisions we made when we began working on the book—to strip the magazine element out. This isn’t a book about AnOther Magazine. It’s a book about photography, and we wanted it to feel timeless. So we’ve taken the most stirring images and laid them out simply and created a running order that’s non-chronological, nonlinear. And not even entire spreads, often—just selections. My hope is that people who have never seen a copy of AnOther will come to this book and find it compelling.
I always look forward to the latest issue of AnOther Magazine–half a year is such a long time to wait. The fall/winter book, which features, among other things, a Craig McDean portfolio of cover girl Scarlett Johansson alongside a short story by A.M. Homes and a Veruschka interview by Style.com’s Tim Blanks, hits U.S. newsstands next Monday, September 8, but Style.com got a sneak preview. Editor in chief Jefferson Hack snapped this black-and-white behind-the-scenes shot on the McDean/Johansson set. No word on whether the Vicky Cristina Barcelona starlet will be making an appearance at the magazine’s fashion week dinner party. Until then, enjoy!