I found these fantastic set of videos about modeling throughout the 20th century..
So living in China I meet so many different people from all around the world. My friend Piotr Spalek, an Polish-Italian photographer and I decide to reenact the amazing Donyale Luna. He’s traveled the world and used to take photos for the pope in Vatican City. So went to the what’s called the Korean Market, which is like a dollar store but on crack and bought some cheap fake MAC make up.
Check out Piotr’s AMAAAZING photography here!
1950s: Helen Williams
1970s: Naomi Sims
1980s: Beverly JohnsonThere were countless models and muses that inspired designers, artists, and women everywhere. I decided to start a frequent section of Keijing that acknowledges these women’s accomplishments. I know I didn’t put any of their bios but in the future I’ll post about them individually and trust me it’ll be goooood!!
Here’s a short editorial film by Super 8 for Italian Vogue featuring some of my favorite models Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez etc. The video is enticing, profound, and sexy with styling based on the 1920s with long beaded and sequined flapper dresses and marcelled finger waved hair. The sound of Nina Simone’s I Put A Spell On You is hypnotizing as these Femme Fatales elicit seduction through their cat eyes while some aerate embroidered lace fans and others sashay and pose on velvet couches. I love the video’s simplicity yet striking appeal. I saw it in my “recommended videos” after watching a Modelinia video featuring Ajak Deng. The moment I pressed play I said to myself, two words, “Exotic Bombshells” which I will definitely go into pure detail about in later posts. The title, The Black Allure, I think was Oh La La, ideal, dramatic, captivating, and mysterious. It was directed by Emma Summerton, an Australian fashion photographer who has shot for YSL, Topshop, Miu Miu, and an array of international Vogue editorials and Tony Notarberardino whom I couldn’t find much of a biography on but here’s some of his work, which I believe deserves a post in itself. The styling was by Edward Enninful, who I remember from The September Issue and who’s fashion credentials are through the roof. My mind instantly thought of Josephine Baker, I could definitely tell she was the muse for this entire production.