This seems a bit out of place with all the Spring/Summer collections at the moment, and especially as I only spoke about Erin's last week, but I was reminded of this video through the screen caps in Lula Magazine.
The whole aesthetic and essence of this video for me sums up Erin Fetherston. I do however prefer the middle sequence to the beginning, with the appearance of the fairy-like creatures. The woodland backdrop is just beautiful.
‘These bruises? I’ll tell you. I’ve just come from a photo shoot where I had to jump naked off a fourth-storey fire escape. A fashion magazine had the idea of recreating a famous Fifties shot of a mother and child leaping from a burning New York building.
When it was first suggested I thought, “This idea is too mad, even for me.”
Then I thought about it and decided it might be a laugh. I’m not great with heights so when I got to the fourth floor I began to have second thoughts.
But I couldn’t face walking naked all the way to the ground having chickened out. So I jumped. Then I jumped again. I must have done about 50 jumps, landing on a stunt mat.
I had so much adrenaline pumping through me that I didn’t notice the pain I was in and it was only afterwards that I saw all the cuts and bruises. But I’m glad I did it. I find it hard to resist a dare.'
- Agyness in an interview for Live magazine, Mail on Sunday (Jul 08)
If I'm honest, Agyness has never been one of my favourite models. But I do rather like this editorial, especially the whole concept and inspiration behind it. And I can definitely feel winter coming - I just wish that we could have had more sunshine this summer.
I'm definitely going to pick up a copy of Pop soon, just need to decide which cover to choose...
I know that some people find you a bit annoying sometimes. But I still adore you. I often dream about having your wardrobe. And you do look pretty damn gorgeous in Elle. (Apart from I would have probably loved it more if your hair were down)
Wow, I'm really loving Elle lately. The collection covers are beautiful and they've been treating us with the likes of Chloe, Mary-Kate and now, Alexa. Although maybe we'd like a model next month.
A few quotes from Alexa:
On what gets her excited about fashion: "I took a really geeky fan photo of my favourite model, Chanel Iman, when I was filming in Paris the other day"
On Karl Lagerfeld: "The next day when I interviewed him, he said, 'Oh, all these people stink' and then, 'Not you, I like you, but no one else.' I thought, 'YES! Karl Lagerfeld likes me!'...He talks like a wise Chinese man..."
On wearing a £2,000 Matthew Williamson dress at Glastonbury: "I was like, 'What? If I'd have know that I would not have worn the dress in a field!' It costs the same as a sofa."
On why people have responded so well to her: "I dress like a real person would dress...I wear the same things over and over again."
On Henry Holland t-shirts: "How about... 'I wanna sex ya, Alexa?' "