Friday, January 30, 2009

All designers should present this way for FW09

Let it start around 30seconds in. Seriously, all the shows and presentations should go like this this season. Wiggle wiggle. Just because it's in german doesn't mean you won't get it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Harri and Angella made stilts today in the studio for our Saturday shoot. Yay stilts. Kids in Finland play with these as normal household toys.

Tamar Levine's broken robot girl

Tamar Levine and Rob Sheridan are working on this cool hybrid of photography + hardcore retouching. View the whole thing here.

Love these vintage fashion images by John Rawlings. So lovely, such cool light at night!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WTF? post courtesy JPG magazine and FFFFound

Both images by Angki Purbandono


By Matt Wilson

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Diana is IT

image by KW, makeup by Cynthia Rose, styled by Angella N.

Diana @ Ford is a super cool lady, fun to work with, inventive with poses and has flawless skin. We worked with her on Saturday for the above beauty shoot and she was A+++. We hear she's up for a Redken campaign today -- fingers crossed! Book her via Michael @ FM2.

So Pretty

Via Design Interviews

Monday, January 26, 2009

Out now from TG

Shot by KW, Styled by Anna Katsanis, Hair by Reginald Drummer, Makeup by Cynthia Rose, Model is the fabulous Ilona @ Major, Retouching by The Hut in the Forest. Our story "Playing Dead" is out now @ Fantastics Mag.

You can't say these words

They are banned. BANNED. We banned them yesterday shooting for Mirage Mag.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

After a long day you need a laugh

And Mike Sacks' photos of TV really deliver. Oh boy, do they deliver!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Can't stay away

via Yourshot

so tired, so in love with these images. all of TG needs to float in a pool right now and relax the F out.

be kind, rewind.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

See You Next Week


All of TG is going to be busy working together today through Tuesday on a bunch of hood rat stuff. Just kidding, we're shooting a ton of editorials. We decided to carry on with what has already been a fairly busy shooting season in this new year by scheduling a bunch of stuff in a row with no time off whatsoever. Probably by Tuesday morning we are going to be so tired that we will feel as if we are in the above photograph. Our Sunday shoot for Mirage Mag has a swim-up bar though, so maybe we'll feel that way already Sunday night. Let's see!

At any rate, Book Report is going to be on hold until we all get a chance to catch our breath. For now, just enjoy this tasty slice of watermelon, or the scary balloons. Ring ring. Your brasierre is calling.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Big hair doesn't stop your thoughts from escaping

This blog started with a video (parody) from Brenda Dickson, and we haven't heard from her in awhile. And guess what??? There are some fabulous new video updates from good old Brenda, and TG is nothing if not 100% 50-50 about them. She was kind enough to teleport right into Book Report, with the help of some embedding code, and here she is to share all her wisdom about... big hair, fashion, pirates, and other important topics.

Remember: Your face is just a receptacle for fluids!

Teddy Skull

Via Antenna 7

My, what big... Kidneys you have

Do you think you are supposed to line up your organs with the drawings when you sit in this chair? Weird body chair by Aksel Creations. And honestly, if your kidneys are that large you have a problem and need to hoof it to the doctor, poste-haste.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Like, OMIGOD, Peace is like, totally cool!

I bet if you let a teen or pre-teen girl art direct a fashion shoot it would come out looking either exactly like a Delia's catalog, or JUST LIKE THE EDITORIAL ABOVE. Peace signs DRAWN ON THE FACE (wtf?), words written on the mouth (so deep!) and then random flowers drawn all over the place as the finale. Awesome!

In actuality, this editorial was for Tush mag and was shot by photographer Armin Morbach and "uses fashion to protest war and promote peace." Er... uh... right. Because top government officials and big time decision makers are looking in obscure fashion magazines like Tush for excruciatingly over the top ham handed "statement" shoots to push them in one direction or another. Especially shoots that feature pig head masks. Because a world in peace will include more.... decapitated pig heads?

Jamie Chung is IT

Jamie Chung is seriously amazing. I am always blown away by people doing crazy, interesting photography work with objects, and Jamie pretty much hits it out of the park every time. I mean... bloody milk bottles, cute turtles, poopy sand gardening, random weird bloody stuff, and headless wigs! Amazing. I love his sense of humor as well as his visual sense. A++++++.

Roberta Ridolfi

Loving this work by Roberta Ridolfi. I mean, a bear head and a skull suit -- how could I NOT love it? The lighting isn't the most exciting, but the content is super duper.

Then you can eat your hairdo

Interesting meat hair images from photographer Julia Kissina, who also seems to enjoy photographing people with flowers stuck in their butts. Hey, anything goes, right? I don't eat meat, but if you do, this meat hair could be just the ticket. Wear it out, come home, fry it up -- snacks. Eat them up, yum.

Oh and, CLICK HERE for a special treat!

Supreme's gorgeous showcards

Supreme Model Management's new FW09 showcards are quite different from what they normally do. Inspired by a trip to Marrakech, they are lush and colorful, quite a contrast from the grainy, b/w we usually see from them. Nice!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Out now from TG

Out now in Push It magazine's print and online versions. Hair by Lacy, makeup by Cynthia. Model is Kate Rooper @ IMG. Harri ate all the candy.

Best models ever

Harri and Angella are really rivaling Cynthia for status as TG's Next Top Model. From our studio shoot yesterday. They look like they are at a junior high school dance. Too cute.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Leslie David is super awesome.

Celebs shill for fashion

Victoria Beckham for Armani shot by Mert & Markus -- quite nice actually.

Katie Holmes for MiuMiu (I think shot by M&M as well, they generally do this campaign) -- not so successful. Awkward, mostly. Why did they amputate her right arm? That seems a bit extreme, even for fashion. Oh well, amputees must be all the rage for spring.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


photo by KW

Manthrax in the studio today. Shiny shiny, yelly yelly. Sometimes you could see the backdrop through Andy's ears.

Yes. Yes.

Via Supermundane

Sunday, January 11, 2009

This is my new camera

This is my new camera. I will take it to all my shoots. Watch out. I am very professional. Nice lighting.

It's true!

by Rob Shields

Natalie is IT: This month's Elle

Natalie Hockey @ IMG is in this month's Elle, shot by Carter Smith, and I couldn't be more proud of her. IMG is doing so well giving her the direction and bookings she deserves -- she is rocketing to the top. Make haste to your local magazine shop and pick up a copy of Elle today to see the entire story -- gorgeous! Go Nat!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Either way you're still missing arms


Raymond Meier

I haven't seen Mr. Meier shoot women out of the studio in FOREVER. I looooooooove this story, poached from Calikartel. It is so gorgeous -- the lighting, the setting, the clothes --everything is perfect. I have heard that he often does only 1 shot a day, so I guess this shoot took over a week or so... worth it! Mosey on over to Calikartel to see the rest of the story.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

How many of us in the industry think the model in the images look "off" or that something about them is wrong? Ivonne Thein created the images, and her project, "32 Kilos," in response to the fashion industry and pro-anorexia websites.

Says Al Miner, a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum in DC: 

"It's clear that she's mocking or appropriating poses that we see in edgier haute couture editorial work. . . . They look uncomfortable and bizarre. The poses are a reminder that they're a critique of the fashion industry and not just weight loss."

What do you think? Read the entire Washington Post article for more.