Outside of fashion and photography, I also am an aspiring director/writer, so I tend to love everything film, including actors. As I discussed in my last article, I mentioned James Franco. However, I have along list of other actors and actresses that catch my eye with fashion. Channing Tatum is one of them. I have enjoyed watching him progressively rise as a star and talent, and even more so as he now has his own production company (my dream). Which means control for us artists as we get to be in what we want, make it how we want it, and just go for it, knowing we call the shots because we’re the money.
I’ve always been a fan, I still am, I am waiting for that ‘moment,’ and the project that digs deep into Tatum. It’s that moment actors have where they are able to be challenged and pushed in a role they surprise you, carry you into the world of the story and maybe even surprise themselves. In turn leading them even higher in their career. Now if you’ve kept up with his work, you know he is in the film titled The Vow, now it’s another ‘chick flick’ as they call it, eek. Not a fan of those. But I’ll follow Tatum almost anywhere, as you can always count on him for a fantastic performance, and rocking something fantastic on set. The main point, the film was beautiful, visually fantastic, and I truly appreciated Tatum’s wardrobe choices, whoever make those decisions, I’ll have to click through the credits. However, he looked fantastic. he was cloaked in..drum roll..what I love on men, those heavy, thick rough textures. He had on a grey knitted sweater, with large buttons at one time. Another he had on a cream colored sweater, similar to the one posted below. I think I like the other one better. I am without pictures, forgive me. But the film is not on DVD just yet. I’ll come back and post of course.
He was recently interviewed for Details magazine, and was on the cover for a second time for this months mag. A great interview which you can link to below and a nice shot of him in another knit sweater. A hot look for men.
Sweater by Etro, at Etro, New York. Jeans by Gucci, at select Gucci stores
Photographer: Norman Jean Roy
This green jacket by Woolrich John Rich. I love it. The color suits him well and I dig the look for guys. That knitted sweater, those blues have me yearning to see Tatum in a full on blue knit. Hmm… Jacket by Woolrich John Rich
. Sweater by Jil Sander
. Necklace and ring, his own.
Oh and a nice behind the scenes video of the shoot:
I must say I dig thick textures when it comes to men’s wear. I dig fall and spring season. Which bring out thick fabrics for suits, jackets and scarves, all of it, just excites me. James Franco looks remarkable in Gucci! All Franco fans love him for this reason, as he has this classic look that comes head on with this contemporary feel.
This suit is fantastic, and reminds me of the suits my father and grandfather used to wear, they are beautiful even now for the modern man.
I haven’t liked a pin striped suit on a man in ages. But this… has won me over:
The pervading mindset of luxury fashion seems to be: “If it’s not custom, it doesn’t touch skin.” Now Gucci has announced an extensive new made-to-measure service, with a mind-boggling selection of 82 fabrics (including baby llama) and the option to embroider your initials on the label, as well as commission shirts and shoes. To promote the offering, which will be available at boutiques in eleven cities worldwide including London, Gucci has also unveiled a new ad campaign called “All The World’s A Stage”. It stars James Franco wearing a variety of perfectly fitting suits including this check one – and the look of a man who laughs to scorn off-the-peg throughout. – GQ
Truthfully, I even enjoy Franco’s off magazine/spotlight look.Which is me on my ‘on the go’ days, a t.shirt and jeans, swap the phone for an SLR , and swap the blue hoodie with a yellow one, and the baseball cap with a cute knitted one to fit my curls and it’s me, so I’m all for it.
I stumbled across a photo of Peter Adrian on Tumblr, someone had shared one of his looks from his lookbook.nu page and of course it showed up on my dash. I clicked and was very happy to find a full fledge blog on all of his wardrobe choices. He is an aspiring, model, actor, artist and dancer from LA.
Men in my area, are lacking in the fashion department. If I ever find a willing participant to stand I will snap a picture to show you the khaki’s with all the pockets, wrinkled and doing nothing for their figure, with a striped tee from Old Navy. It’s terrible. Or a Bright banana yellow shirt with black pants with a red stripe (Nike track pants!) Oh dear, so boring and men’s fashion! So exciting! Why not dive in? Need a little help? Lookbook.nu is fantastic, and if you just need a nudge, Peter Adrian works with great photographers and has a nice collection of his wardrobe choices!
I find I consistently love his shoe choice, and layer choice (jacket etc). I’ll probably be posting his work again, just to share it so be sure to stop by again!
So finding his page, I think it has a great selection of a young but affordable wardrobe for 20 somethings. Check it out and see! His links, Facebook, Blogger.
My favorite look:
I have been away from the www. for way too long! I was away working on a project and I have returned to a brief moment of normalcy! I am happy to say I will also be adding stylist to my list of titles, with that, there will be so many great looks and feels to my images that I will be working on in the coming future. So for all of you guys looking for a new look for your model portfolios, you will be able to have the advantage and the opportunity to ask to be styled for your photo session. This will be added as an option for all packages! It’s time to turn you into the person you dream to be!
I’ve always been told I have a gift with fashion, and I am stoked to know I finally will be working with the models as a stylist and working with stylists and well fashion in general.
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As a whole, model and photographer will be bale to enjoy the magazine feel that we all die for in our portfolios (fashion, beauty, editorial) to head towards success in impressing the crowd/clients:
Or even get a little more dramatic:
Nadya Ekler had booked in with me and we began discussing themes and I had a nice theme planned with flowers and pretty pearls… but then, I thought how basic, how safe. I thought ‘that’s not you, that’s not what you want to do, or work with.’ So a couple of days before the shoot I told Nadya I had a perfect theme for her, I mentioned the words ‘Faux Hawk’ ‘Dark Lips,’ and Nadya was probably questioning my sanity putting her in a faux hawk and black lips. But once I described the story she broke out wardrobe and props, we made choices and plans began to fall into place and Temptation came alive.
I wanted Nadya to become Temptation, personified, but see her transformation, what leads us to do things we shouldn’t or hesitate to do because of the outcome. But the truth is once you accept any sort of temptation, temptation becomes you. We all become tempted by things. And we’re naive to what it means to actually accept
it and to just do what we crave to do.
When we make that decision to just want what we want, we are unsure of outcomes due to our life experience and yet still have our desires. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dream that appears to be out of reach, or simply letting go without concern as to what could happen. We’re weak and naive or blind at the start. Which led me to the first image I titled, ’Anathema,’ as I wanted it to be surrounding one of those people cut out from the world, a curse, someone loathed as I think that is who most people are, especially the artistic ones. Everyone has dreams and want to just be who we are, but the world around us constantly says ’no’ all the time. We want to live lives that inspire us or dare us…tempt us. This kind of person is misunderstood, left with very little and when one is without a support system, temptation of other things can come easily. Doing what you want just because you can as it’s a sense of a control…
I planned out each phase before hand, including lighting as it was what truly controls the emotion. Here we have gentle white light for creams and beautiful reds of her hair and skin tone. Clean cut, perfected for the world. Pretending to blend in.
‘Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself’. – Rita Mae Brown
UNPROTECTED IN THE WAY OF ERRING
Once you know you have a choice, that you can actually be the one in control, to make the choice, as life tends to steal those moments from us, that sense of control. You’re no longer naive, the world has taught you, educated you and you see what you could have, and it’s better than where you are now. It’s better than playing it safe with the ‘usual.’ Brings us to ‘Unprotected In The Way of Erring.’
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. – Rita Mae Brown
Knowing the choice is there and after tetter tottering between who you are and who you want to be, what you have and what you could have, sample, try , taste and you allow it, you allow yourself to be taken by temptation and you surrender yourself to your desires. Accepting it. The chainmail use to protect Anathema, but now it seems to hold in the temptation as soon as it enters. ‘Consent’
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. – Blaise Pascal
SUFFERING INCESSANT TEMPTATIONS
Once that moment comes, you’ve allowed it to happen. There’s that moment, where you’re surprise. Worried. As now you want more. You can feel it…consume you. Become you. – chose a soft blue light for this, all natural light and color.
– “Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction” – John Owen
Let it have you. live it. Breathe it in. Cover yourself in everything you’ve ever wanted. – This is what makes me love natural light, coming in from a window…. just perfect for this shot. Nadya did a fantastic job, angling her body, the wrap of her fingers of ehr shoulder… one of my favorite series to date… can’t wait to do more. Scroll down! Two more to be added in a few days!
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. -Oscar Wilde
Temptation. I am a great force. What do you want? I can give it to you. – This is one of my favorites. The sun had left, it was after 8pm… I had no idea the leaving of the sun would give me exactly what I had imagined in my head. I knew that the sun being low would highlight the whites and greys of the roof top, but this…made me breathless.
‘Want’ – “For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied” – Christine The Great
I recently inserted this one into the series, simple for the angle of the models chin and right arm, and of course, the off set just to the left of the frame. And how rad those I Am Universe earrings look next to the dagger! I inserted this one with the thought of ‘who the hell cares? There’s Gratification in simply doing what you want.
While you’re alive, make sure you never lose all you desire. – ‘All I Need Is You’ by ATB