It’s time for the usual monday mega post and this time, I am going to write a long one regarding the local editorial scene.
Firstly, get to know the local fashion photographer duo Chuando & Frey, who were regulars at Style: and BAZAAR before moving on to become the creative directors of L’Officiel. They still shoot editorials and covers for each of the mentioned magazines once in a while.
One of their most famous work to date is shooting Janet Jackson’s ‘Discipline’ album cover and images:
What I have identified their photography style is that they always make the model look ultra edgy, fierce and smoking hot. They shoot mostly in studios and the shots are very polished and sharp, there is always this certain ‘metal’ feel about it.
Chuando also owns the local Avenue modelling agency which has a impressive list of models under its name.
(*The following shots are all photographed by Chuando & Frey)
Coco came here for experience when she was younger— way before she became famous during the Fall 06′ season.
Alana is currently seen in the Vogue Paris 2009 calendar, the very first— January girl. She was on the cover of L’Officiel SG for July 08′.
This entire shoot—taken from Style: November 08′— is so va-va-voom that I could hardly believe it is Sophie Srej, the Hungarian stunner who walked down the Calvin Klein runway as an exclusive and also the much coveted Prada runway this season. Way to work it girl!
Serafima— currently starring in the BCBG Fall 08′ ads alongside Tanya Dziahileva—acted up naughty in this editorial, found in the very latest December 08′ Style: magazine.
This is the Ashley Isham Spring 08′ ad. She is the model that had sparked controversy for being too young.
This editorial, is too stunning for words. It is also pretty nice to see Chuando & Frey working with more sultry colours and a full blown Geisha theme. Emma walked the Chanel Fall 07′ runway, and she appeared on the cover of Vogue Greece for October 08′ (that shot is a reprint of an Australian Vogue editorial though).
Other models who are under Ave, and had been or are going to be here in Singapore soon:
- Denisa Dvorakova
- Zuzanna Straska
- Anya Kazakova — she walked Prada and opened Calvin Klein remember?
- Gwen Lu
- Sigrid Agren
Speaking of Sigrid Agren, my senior found an issue of local Seventeen magazine with her in it. Starring in an editorial called ”The Princess Diaries” where she was styled into different socialites’ looks.
as Kimberly Stewart
as Ivanka Trump
This French beauty, as you all know, opened Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and closed the Prada Spring 09′ show, and she will be starring in the upcoming campaign. Before all that happened, she dropped by this little island here during summer 2007 for work, according to her video at models.com
Australian models have also flown here quite frequently for test shoots and for portfolio before they head to New York. Some examples are Alice Burdue and Catherine McNeil:
Kenneth Goh, the fashion director of BAZAAR SG (who also styled those Janet Jackson images), put McNeil on the November 06′ cover without a casting.
Guess that’s all for now. Till any further updates, stay tuned!
This post is made possible thanks to Surrealseven @TFS. images: supermodel.nl, FMD all ed scans by Surrealseven from Style:,BAZAAR,L'Officiel