Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rebel girl gone good: Jamie King


Jamie King.
I recently came across a vintage New York Times Magazine article on the former supermodel (and then 16-year-old) Jamie King, known as James King.

The article was written in 1996 by the famous author Jennifer Egan, who shadowed the young model during both Paris and New York fashion weeks.

When describing James, Egan wrote:

James seems quite childlike at times -- she's easily distracted, prone to slouching and staring into space, then snapping to attention in a fit of enthusiasm. She's physically affectionate in a sweet, unself-conscious way, always hugging people and leaning against them. She can be insecure, like the time she accused a Company Management driver of preferring to drive another model rather than herself, then stalked away, looking as if she might cry. 
Yet other moments she seems much older than 16, so jaded as to be unshockable. She has a pierced nipple, a large tattoo of a winged fairy on her lower back (...) These contradictions are all present, somehow, in her face, which looks 
freshly minted in its innocence yet, somehow, knowing.





To read the full 8-page article click here,
and get a glimpse of the glamorous-yet- somewhat notorious 90s fashion scene
Egan describes every aspect of the backstage fashion scene, from Naomi and Kate sightings, to the difference between editorial, advertising and catalogue rates.

What do you think of Jamie King?
I have to say she is one of my favorite 90s model so far, (a long way from her Lemon Breeland persona on Hart of Dixie).

Thank you for checking in!


Francesca

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Emma Ferrer: the fashion heiress


Emma Ferrer is the 20 year old granddaughter of the beautiful and timeless icon: Audrey Hepburn.  You can see her this month in her debut cover for Harper's Bazaar.

True to her legacy, the gorgeous Emma Ferrer channels her inner Audrey with poise and sophistication.   

Furthermore, Richard Avedon's grandson was the chosen photographer for the shoot -Audrey was said to be Avedon's muse, he photographed her dozens of times and was even a consultant on Funny Face.

Ferrer grew up in Florence -although the first ten years of her life were spent in LA. She currently studies  in the art academy of Florence.

When asked by the Bazaar journalist if she had anything of Audrey's, Emma answered: "All I can think of are her cashmere turtlenecks, which I adore and wear all throughout the winter"

Below, some of my favorite shots from the Bazaar Sept. issue:

Emma, the spitting image of her grandmother, wears a beautiful Carolina Herrera gown.

Above, Emma in an extravagantly chic Ralph Lauren jacket.

A Tod's jacket and Bvlgari earrings. Need I say more?

What do you think of Audrey's granddaughter?
Do you like the Audrey inspired editorial?

Thank you for checking in,


Francesca