24 posts tagged "Arizona Muse"
Question: Where do models go during NYFW when they’re not stomping the catwalk? Answer: Modellounge x Microsoft. When the shows come to town, fashion’s leading ladies have to zip around from one runway, casting, or fitting to the next. But for those odd momenta of downtime, Modellounge x Microsoft offers girls from the top ten agencies a place to relax and regroup. This season, more than 400 models—ranging from newcomers like Natasha Remarchuk and Leona “Binx” Walton to established girls like Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, and Liu Wen—stopped by Modellounge each day. In addition to offering snacks and free Wi-Fi (plus access to Surface tablets), the Union Square-based lounge hosted a bevy of events, like a panel discussion with casting director Jennifer Starr, a runway-walking class, and a talk with Coco Rocha about the importance of social media and self-branding. The veritable model haven even provided catwalkers with backup wardrobes; founder Bernard Smith (who also happens to be Joan Smalls’s long-term boyfriend) partnered up with Helmut Lang to create a Model Closet from which girls could borrow clothes for go-sees, street-style looks, and events. He described one afternoon when Ms. Rocha made a pit stop with actress Isabelle Fuhrman: “They were running late for a show, and Isabelle needed something chic to wear last-minute, so we let Coco style her with the clothes—the perks of having model friends.”
Rose petals were strewn across the runway at Peter Copping’s flirty Spring ’13 Nina Ricci show. So it makes sense that the designer would incorporate the romantic flower into his Spring film. Created by an all-star cast (shot by Inez & Vinoodh, styled by Alex White, and starring Arizona Muse), the moody short features Muse running through a flurry of falling petals, toward a giant metal fan. “The petals obviously create an extremely feminine mood, but the fact that we see them disintegrate, and also the mechanics of the wind machine, gives the film an added dimension,” Copping told Style.com. He added that working with Inez & Vinoodh was “inspiring. I love the way they offset the Ricci femininity,” he said. Take an exclusive look at Nina Ricci’s new film, which debuts exclusively on Style.com, above.
From now until February 2, New York-based artist Max Snow’s latest photography project, The Lady of Shalott (named for Alfred Tennyson’s poem) will be on view at Paris concept shop Colette. Featuring eerie black-and-white images of nude women hiding under sheer veils, their faces often obscured with white, the exhibition includes shots of such fashion stars as Rebecca Dayan and Arizona Muse. Not surprising, considering the artist’s wife is stylist Vanessa Traina—who, it should be noted, was also photographed for the show. Decidedly (and, perhaps, deliberately) more covered up than the rest of Snow’s subjects, Traina was shot wearing the custom Givenchy gown she donned for their wedding last August.
The Lady of Shalott runs through February 2nd at Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris.
Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring Surrealist-inspired ad campaign featured a mirror over the model’s face to show that anyone can be the DVF woman. This season, that woman is Arizona Muse. For the new Fall ad campaign, photographer Camilla Akrans photographed the model standing on a large DVF logo fixture and holding up the designer’s bags. Here, Muse holds up a signature DVF clutch and she’s giving lip to match the pout motif.
After featuring actresses including Clémence Poésy, Gemma Arterton, and Liv Tyler in past campaigns, G-Star went in a different direction and selected model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse as its face for Fall. And while Muse may not have as much movie star cred as the other girls, she’s definitely a leading lady in the fashion industry, having starred in recent ads for Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton, among others, not to mention the dozens of editorials and covers she’s scored since her breakthrough Spring ’11 runway season. “She has become her name, being today’s muse of fashion,” said G-Star’s global brand director, Shubhankar Ray. Muse appears alongside actor Caleb Landry Jones in the new campaign, lensed by famed music video and film director Anton Corbijn (he’s been collaborating with G-Star the past several seasons). The shoot took place in the French Alps at an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet, but Muse, wearing a head-to-toe raw denim outfit, proved that no mountain is too high for her. “I really loved shooting with Anton. He was really personable and easy to work with,” Muse told Style.com. “G-Star chooses people who I admire and it’s amazing that I’m now in that group of people—including Liv Tyler, who I love.” Here, Style.com has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the campaign shoot.