Friday, November 22, 2013

Fashion film: Glassons Summer by Lula Cucchiara

Summer with Glassons by Lula Cucchiara from Black Magazine on Vimeo.

Lula Cucchiara captures the essence of a Glassons Summer with a romp in the fields featuring models Juliette at Red 11, Cait at Clyne and Ellie at Nova. Girl scouts! Hair & make-up by Black Beauty Editor Stefan Knight. Music: "I'm His Girl" by Friends.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New face: Finn Andricksen at idmanagementnz by David K Shields

Finn Andricksen, new face at idmanagementnz cuts a smooth black & white figure in or around the Auckland Museum, home of Selling Dreams this summer - shot by David K Shields. An apt location for a dreamboat we think....grooming by Jon Kopae. All fashion by Zambesi Man.

An Invitation to the Artist's Dinner, The Golden Dawn, Nov 21, 2013

Karen Inderbitzen-Waller
Inspired by tales from turn of the century Paris, The Artist's Dinner is a coming together of five of Auckland's most interesting artists, at once disparate and cohesive, that aims to 're-integrate fine art back into the daily cultural fix of local society.' All of the artists; Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, Hye Rim Lee, Misery, Greta Anderson and Paris Kirby, will be present at our favourite haven, The Golden Dawn, 5.30-8.30pm on Thursday November 21 to display 20 limited edition signed works each - printed by fine art printer Biz Dojo for just $40 per work, in association with Elam, The 90's. Admirably, it is a non-commission art event, curated by Aimee Ralfini, meaning all proceeds go to the artist, and as most of them have appeared in the pages of Black Magazine, we love that a lot. A friendly $10 will ensure a French-inspired street dinner - with vegetarian option and 'Frenchopheliac' sounds courtesy of Master Crawley and the Dawn. "All welcome," "Bring cash," and "Child friendly." Put simply; "The exhibition will provide an opportunity for intelligent, but perhaps not so well off, aspiring artists, art lovers and culturalists to purchase original art and discover a artist." Love...

Blacklog Editorial #70: Adam Bryce shoots Ashley Scott at Clyne

Zambesi skirt (worn as top)
Who needs 3D glasses when Adam Bryce is shooting? An electric blue trippiness permeates this shoot for Blacklog by the rapidly developing former-internet-tyro-turned-photographer. Stylists Sebastian McGirr-Hunt and Dylan James Richards put together looks from Zambesi, Workshop, NOM*d, Topshop and Jimmy D among others. Hair & make-up by Kath Gould using M.A.C Cosmetics with make-up assistance and nails by Tanya Barlow.

Sweater by Topshop, shirt by Jimmy D, shorts by Zambesi, glasses sourced from op shops (worn throughout)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fashion film: Damien Nikora shoots Esther Cronin at Nova in 'Tempest'

Damien Nikora shoots Esther Cronin at Nova in 'Tempest' from Black Magazine on Vimeo.

His friends call him 'D'! Talented Black Mag photographer Damien Nikora is not just a photographer, he is an illustrator, an expert on building gaming platforms and a more than capable filmmaker as this fashion film of Esther Cronin at Nova Models attests. Mixing languid movement and shapes with waves and the shoreline of Aotearoa, Nikora creates a beautiful. mesmerising film. Producer: Marama Nicholas Music: RFYL Vol 1 - 'Animals' featuring Screamy and Jamima Jones. See more of his films here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blacklog Editorial #69: Infamous Duo shoot Siannon and Penny at N Model Management Rogue Wave surfing...

Our favourite Secret Squirrels the Infamous Duo have been hanging out in South Auckland, Otara to be exact, on a day when the inorganic rubbish collection was about to be collected. Perfect then for  a collection like Stolen Girlfriends Club's Rogue Wave. Class New Zealand models Penny Pickard and Siannon Pallister at N Model Management get wasted, in an infamous manner, in Otara. Rogue styling by Mr. Marc Moore and fab hair by Matt Benns at Stephen Marr, make-up by Ava Williams. Elegantly wasted!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

BLK ON BLK: We love Workshop & Helen Cherry BTS with Damien Nikora

Cheeky Andrey, aye at Red 11

Today we shot the first of many shoots for our new site, BLKONBLK which launches on December 1 and for the Digital December version of Black MagazineBLKONBLK #1, which we will offer free to all friends and followers of Black Magazine, mid December. Damien Nikora lensed at White Studios, Lula Cucchiara made a film, Rachael Churchward styled and directed three shoots in one day, Stefan Knight oversaw beauty, masks and making things out of nothing. Matt Benns at Stephen Marr using Original & Mineral came well armed with hair concepts and accessories and models Andrey at Red 11, Lily and Rhianon at Clyne and Amberley at N Model Management assumed many personas and roles. Seb McGirr Hunt and Dylan Richards were assistant fashion editors and film stylists, Ash Mosen film assisted and Paige Arago Kemp fashion assisted. Grant Fell ran around madly in the last hour or so and snapped these images of some of the international brands available in store at Workshop this summer. What a sweet, creative day, thanks team!

Beautiful Amberley at N Model Management

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Selling Dreams; One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography at the Auckland Museum, Dec 6, 2013 - February 28, 2014

Tim Walker, Lily Cole & Giant Camera, Italian Vogue, 2005
© Tim Walker /  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is quite simply one of the most revered institutions in the world. In a fashion and photography sense it is close to peerless with over half a million works from many of the greats ensconced in its archives; Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Irving Penn (1917-2009), Richard Avedon (1923-2004), Helmut Newton (1920-2004), David Bailey (b.1938) and Tim Walker (b.1970) are just a few whose work is part of the fabric of the V&A. No small coup then that the Auckland Museum has secured the V&A's Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography  exhibition which opens on Dec 6, 2013 and runs through to February 28, 2014 in Auckland's own revered building, situated on the hill in Auckland Domain, overlooking the harbour.
Horst P Horst, Mainbocher Corset. Pink satin corset made by Detolle for Mainbocher, American
Vogue, 4 March 1939
© Horst Estate /  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BLACKlog Editorial #68 - Stephen Tilley shoots Juliette Perkins at Red 11

Swimsuit by Cheetah, vintage silk dress

Always 'one for the road' photographer Stephen Tilley combines with stylist Barry Betham and Black Beauty Editor Stefan Knight to shoot gorgeous new face at Red 11, Juliette Perkins in cars, cafes, pools, beside rivers, walls and broken down houses. Stylist Betham dressed Juliette in Lee, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Juliette Hogan, Kathryn Wilson, Swanndri x Barkers, Cheetah and BooHoo.

Mesh jacket and leather top by BooHoo, shorts by Lee, hat, stylist's own

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lee Union-Alls at Hurricane Jeans in Wellington

Welli readers, listen up! Lee Jean's awesome Union-Alls are now available in Aotearoa, exclusively from Hurricane Jeans in Wellington. Lee is celebrating 100 years of the iconic chambray overalls with a limited edition run. For BLK #20 we collaborated with designer Lela Jacobs to do something special with the Union-Alls for our Black Lab section and also had Lula Cucchiara make this film. Photos: Charles Howells Styling: Rachael Churchward Hair: Stefan Knight at 62 Management using Kevin.Murphy Make-up & grooming: Carolyn Haslett using M.A.C Cosmetics H&M assist: Sophy Phillips at Stephen Marr Models: Sophie Blazey at Clyne (above) wears: Lee x Lela Jacobs Union-Alls, mesh singlet by Stolen Girlfriends Club and platform sneakers by Kobe Husk. Andrey at Red 11 (below) wears: Lee x Lela Jacobs Union-Alls and karate slippers customised by Lela Jacobs.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

BLACKlog Editorial #67: Marissa Findlay shoots a Halloween special

L-R: Olivia wears: Bra by Kate Sylvester. Lily wears: Dress by Zambesi,
harness by Blue Blank. Helena wears: Top by Moochi 

Black photographer Marissa Findlay chose to shoot a Halloween-inspired editorial this week for Blacklog that drew upon subtle references from films like The Craft, Dracula, The Hitchhiker, and David Lynch's Blue Velvet among others. Teaming with senior M.A.C NZ artist KieKie Stanners, hair stylist Jason Chong-Li at Stephen marr suing Original & Mineral and emerging stylists and year-round Halloweeners Sebastian McGirr Hunt and Dylan James Richards, the team shot Helena at Red 11, Lily at Clyne and Olivia at 62 Models with a mean black 1954 Mercury Monterey owned by KieKie's partner - and a selection of clothing from Kate Sylvester, Zambesi, Karen Walker, Jimmy D, T by Alexander Wang, AcneGeorgia Alice, Amalia O'Neill, Lonely HeartsMoochiVeronica B, Blue Blank and Jeffrey Campbell. We love this shoot you beautiful, spooky possums!

Olivia wears: Blazer by Georgia Alice, gloves by Veronica B

Friday, November 1, 2013

BLACKlog editorial #66: Rui Dalton premieres his new cut with Thom Kerr

A few weeks back young serbian maori model Rui Dalton from Hunter Model Management returned from New York with more than just a new outlook on life. After careful consideration it was decided to take the plunge with a new hair cut and the final result speaks for itself! Here at Black we're big fans of the young man so we wanted to be the first to premiere the new do. We caught up quickly with Rui to find out how his trip went and how he feels about the new look. Styling by Sarah Birchley - Hair by Iggy using Kevin.Murphy and grooming by Penny Antuar.