5 posts tagged "Tasha Tilberg"
Don’t call it a comeback. Tasha Tilberg may be associated with the nineties, when she rose to fame—she landed her first W cover in 1996, and signed on as a CoverGirl spokeswoman in ’97—but she’s been working steadily ever since. Even so, she’s shot to new prominence of late, as designers and casting directors have become enchanted anew with the runway beauties of an earlier era. The unconventional Canadian beauty, known for her scads of tattoos and a septum ring (how very Alexander Wang Spring 2011!), has, in the last year, walked for Reed Krakoff and Ann Demeulemeester, and just last week, hit the catwalk for Lanvin and H&M’s Haute Couture show in New York.
Tilberg’s devoted herself to music in recent years, and is hard at work on an album. Her latest gig—a promo video for the new e-commerce boutique L’Effrontée—takes advantage of both of her talents. “L’Effrontée,” according to co-owner and New York nightlife veteran Cristina Salazar, is French for “a truly rebellious, cheeky, city girl who pushes boundaries and refuses to accept the status quo—not a girly girl.” Tasha Tilberg to a (double) T, in other words. “She is edgy, yet feminine and fragile with this touch of masculinity that is perfect,” Salazar says. Like the accessories (from designers like Camilla Skovgaard, Angel Jackson, and Linda Farrow) that Tilberg is jamming in? They’re all available at L’Effrontée online, and at its pop-up shop in Nolita, opening next week.
L’Effrontée’s pop-up will be open from November 26 to December 31 at 181 Mott St., between Broome and Kenmare steets, NYC.
Is Alexander Wang a magnet for supes? The likes of Trish Goff, Tasha Tilberg, and Natasa Vojnovic stepped out for his Fall ’09 show, and we hear that the designer has nabbed Frankie Rayder for his Spring ’10 performance this Saturday. With the exception of appearances at Michael Kors last season and Givenchy a year ago, the Wisconsin beauty and better half to Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has been mostly retired from the runway scene. We can’t help but wonder if lil’ sis Missy is behind this one—she starred in Wang’s Spring lookbook, after all.
Last week, I got my impressive tripartite “world of Alexander Wang” package with a fold-out pamphlet for his T collection, one book for his fierce runway show, and another with a full range of accessories. But the best part was tucked inside the ready-to-wear book: seven black-and-white spreads, shot by Brit photographer Daniel Jackson and starring Tasha Tilberg, that are a sort of millennial take on Avedon’s old Versace campaigns. “We didn’t want it to look dated, but it just felt right on Tasha,” says Wang, who’s been a longtime admirer of Tilberg and finally got his wish to cast her in his Fall show. “You have to have a strong girl who knows how to pose for this direction.” (Tilberg clearly does. The shoot wrapped four hours early.) The images certainly feel campaign-worthy, but Wang currently has no plans to buy ad pages. “It’s funny, I just heard recently about all these young designers doing mini campaigns,” he says. “But we’ve always had an editorial element to our lookbooks.” In other Wang news, the designer’s first ever capsule men’s collection is coming along nicely for a summer debut. There definitely won’t be a runway show, but Wang is still hammering out the how and where. Well, we hear Paris is lovely in July.
Some of my favorite moments from the fashion week that was were seeing so many old-school supermodels back on the runway: Tasha Tilberg, Hannelore Knuts, Natasa Vojnovic, and Trish Goff at Alexander Wang; Diana Dondoe and Jamie Bochert at Marc Jacobs (Bochert surfaced at Rodarte, too); and Carmen Kass, who opened Michael Kors, followed by Frankie Rayder and, later, Caroline Ribeiro. I asked Douglas Perrett, a New York-based casting agent who chronicles his placements on cult-fave site
Confessions of a Casting Director, if he thought we might be harking back to pre-recession faces for nostalgia’s sake. “Totally,” he said, adding that Ana Claudia Michels is having a Givenchy moment right now, and Jenny Shimizu will be a judge on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel. “We are indebted [to] the nineties right now,” noted Perrett. Earlier in the week, I caught up with Tilberg, who said she can’t help but be flattered by the attention. “Alex [Wang] said such nice things to me,” she recounted, “so it was fun to come back to New York and do another show—but one or two is enough. I don’t miss all that chaos.” Perrett doesn’t think the trend will continue in the next few weeks, however. “I think Europe will be all about the new faces,” he predicts. What do you think, Style Filers? Do you want to see more old-school supes in the weeks to come?
Move over Erin Wasson: Some new supes have stolen the Alexander Wang spotlight. In addition to Trish Goff closing Saturday’s show, Wang’s runway saw the return of fashion’s original punk-rock mannequin, Tasha Tilberg. The tattooed Canadian has been snagging covers since the nineties, and while we hear she never officially quit modeling, this season’s casting call for an “icon revival” has her in some choicerunway cameos, not to mention a few editorials. Welcome back.