23/01/2014

HEROES OF THE WEEK: LENA DUNHAM & HAMISH BOWLES

Refreshing. We cannot find any other adjectives to describe this video. Lena Dunham, the creator/writer/main character of Girls, always raises the right matter. Indeed, not everybody is Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell or Kate Moss so not everybody instinctively knows how to strike a pose like Madonna used to sing in Vogue. Lena Dunham is just like the common run of people (if we except the fact that she is famous and ON the February cover of Vogue US...), she is afraid of looking stupid and/or illegitimate on the cover of this Fashion Bible. Of course, we are not this gullible and we know that this video is not the reality but strangely enough we can easily imagine her apprehension a few days before the shooting. All this seems so huge, so out of place! The chubby, tattoed, brilliant Lena Dunham knighted by Anna Wintour. Many actresses/stars would definitely sell their souls to the Devil for such an honour! 
Let's just raise the photoshop issue now. We have seen what seems to be the unretouched pictures and of course, the skin imperfections are gone. Of course, the light is more flattering and the features are perhaps more regular but it is still The Girl! No comparison with some photoshop disasters such as the November Kate Winslet issue.
So. How to manage the stress triggered by this kind of über shooting? The best way is to call Hamish "SuperStyle" Bowles, the Vogue Fashion Editor at Large who has this kind of class meets eccentricity we love so much! In this video, he uses iconic models (Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Veruschka, Edie Campbell, Twiggy, Gisele Bündchen, Cindy Crawford...) and their iconic poses to help the panicking Lena (or maybe is it Hannah Horvath, her character from Girls?). So let's just do this sort of routine all together! Repeat after us: Kate! Naomi! Cindy! Twiggy! Edie! Edie! Edie !Shalom! Maybe, we will try this technique for a future look of the day. Maybe not! Time will tell! And maybe one day, we will be on the Vogue cover too! But this day, you can be sure we'll be super prepared! 



Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman

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