Yes, I’m coming out of the fashion closet. After working for almost 15 years in the fashion biz, and taking a break to explore beauty…It’s time to bring some fashion back into my blog. Let’s face it: beauty and fashion are a match made in heaven, and one couldn’t exist without the other.
I won’t be turning my blog into a fashion blog, I’m just going to mix it up because I love both and I don’t see why I should limit myself. Cesar and I shot this last November, and it was published in a magazine, this February. But I’ve decided to publish it as well on this blog. Doing styling for a beauty shot is much less intense than doing a full fashion story (with two models), but sometimes I have an Idea that I obsess about.
The idea started with Catherine (from Montage Models) who asked on Facebook if someone was interested in doing an androgynous fashion shoot with her… I also had my eye on another model, Karim Mousseau, who is somewhat androgynous ( from Folio Montreal) that I wanted to incorporate into the shoot.
Androgyny isn’t a new concept. From the 1920’s, where a lot of women cut their hair short to show a certain sexual freedom, to the late 60’s, when boys let their hair grow out to free themselves from the strict norms of manhood. Then, there was glam-rock, guitars, sequins and the legendary David Bowie of the 70s. We also tend to forget the 80s, with all those shoulder pads, and Japanese puffy silhouettes of Rei Kawabuko and Comme des Garçons that blurred the lines.
A lot of the clothes came from own personal wardrobe, which itself is has good part local designers. I threw in also some thrift shop finds from my friend, Giselle Kim Hunter, a few D.I.Y. pieces and some fast fashion, that’s no longer available anyways. Feast your eyes