Monday, October 5, 2009

Stella Insight

Every time I see a Stella McCartney runway show, I always think back to this interview Stella did for Interview Magazine. More specifically, I zoom in on this excerpt about her casting process:
I choose them. I have a guy who does casting for me, but we work together. It's funny, because whenever someone else is excited about a girl who I am not keen on and I eventually give in, I always regret it when I see her on the runway. "Ugh, I knew I didn't like her. She's just not very me." I think it took me a little while to be true to myself as a designer, and in some ways I'm still trying to do that. I have to choose things that come naturally to me. Whenever I challenge something too much or try too hard, it never quite works out.
Freja has walked in countless of her shows, so I find it interesting that Stella sees her as embodying the Stella woman. And on the other hand, Karl sees her as embodying the modern Chanel woman as evidenced by their long-lasting work relationship. And while these associations are ongoing, Freja also simultaneously embodies the popular modern notion of androgynous edge.

Here you have two brands known for their femininity, using a model known and lauded for her androgyny. I think this is just another testament to Freja's modeling versatility, and it's actually quite amazing when you stop to ponder it. Who else can represent these extremes so well?

Anyway, I think Freja looks wonderful at Stella and this is the way I like to see her look. Breezy, feminine, glowing and lighthearted.

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Anonymous said...

Nah, I like badass freja more. lol

SF said...

no one seems to style her hair right this season.

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Anonymous said...

Freja and Lily at 0:36
A little gem I thought you might like.
I love catching up with this blog.

Rrose Sélavy said...

^Thanks so much for the thoughtful tip and comment. :) I've seen it already, but I appreciate it nonetheless!

Anonymous said...

hope she gets to meet chantel joffe. :)