Friday, February 19, 2010

Lauren Greenfield on Special Assignment For New York Magazine's Spring Fashion Issue

Lauren Greenfield just completed a major multiplatform fashion project for New York magazine. Greenfield shot more than 50 runway shows in Paris, Milan, and New York, resulting in a twenty-four page spread in the Spring Fashion Issue, as well as a short film that debuted on the magazine's website. Greenfield's focus was deconstructing the traditional "look" of fashion week photography and addressing the multifaceted creative processes that come together to create high fashion. The shoot has been commented on and reblogged all across the internet, but the main page of it is here, a really good interview with Greenfield about the project is here, and included in this post is her video montage and selected tear sheets from the magazine. Congrats to Lauren and everyone who made this major project possible!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Charles Mehling for Corinne Bailey Rae, "Paris Nights / New York Mornings"

Charles Mehling's work in beauty advertising and his deep connection to the music scene come together flawlessly in the new music video for Corinne Baily Rae's latest single, "Paris Nights / New York Mornings". Mehling's dreamy portrait of the singer in the cafes and streets of Paris pairs seamlessly with the Rae's airy, uptempo melody. The single comes Rae's sophomore album "The Sea", described by Rolling Stone as "both reckoning and rebirth...Fragile arrangements — guitar, auto-harp, orchestra — suggest indie rock ("Are You Here") as much as R&B (the Isley Brothers-ish "Closer"). Rae celebrates love .... and confronts death with the greatest weapon: life, fully lived."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Straight From London - Anthony Dickenson + Nike + Wayne Rooney

Chelsea has some very exciting news from London for 2010. The full details are still under wraps, but this new spot from Nike and Anthony Dickenson will give you a clue.

This spot also made the rounds in the ad world publications, so look for it on Creativity and 'boards.

Alex Gibney - Sundance 2010 Roundup

Alex Gibney had, not surprisingly, one heck of a Sundance experience. The world premiere of "CASINO JACK and The United States of Money" was a major event, and the film marked Gibney's return to his core subject, the intersection of money, power, and politics. The Sundance catalog summarizes the film thusly:

This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process.

Check out Alex's own take on the whole experience here, on his blog for The Atlantic, and the Cinematical review here. Magnolia is aiming for a wide release of the film in spring of 2010.