Tag Archives: Kate Moss

Video: Subjective: Kate Moss interviewed by Nick Knight about Mario Sorrenti

I’m sorry to do this to you because I may well be taking hours out of your life by telling you about this incredible series of videos from famed British photographer, Nick Knight. They are interviews with models to show the history of contemporary fashion photography through their eyes, and after watching quite a few of the Kate Moss videos so far I’ve found it’s an amazing behind the scenes look at some of the world’s most iconic fashion images. 

Block out some time, because I warn you, they’re addictive!

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss

Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry’s new perfume, My Burberry (Shot by Mario Testino)

It couldn’t really be more Burberry if it tried – Kate and Cara sitting on a giant perfume bottle, in classic Burberry trench coats. Despite not being able to appreciate the perfume one iota (due to scrambled olfactory senses after the birth of my son – my sense of smell has never gone back to normal, such a bummer), I can still appreciate two British supermodels being gorgeous as it rains perfume. Sigh. If only life were like that.

In fact stuff the supermodels and the perfumed rain, I’d settle for one of those Burberry trench coats.

Video – Behind the Scenes of the new Dior Addict Extreme Campaign

Featuring Kate Moss (who just never seems to age), here’s a look at her photo shoot for the new Dior Addict Extreme campaign. The new Dior lippies look gorgeous and are right up my current alley as I’m loving rich saturated colour with just the right amount of shine.



Shot by David Sims, with makeup by Lucia Pieroni and hair by Guido.

Video: Kate Moss Behind the Scenes for Longchamp

 I found this video the other day and couldn’t resist posting it for a number of different reasons:

– Kate the Great. ‘Nuff said

– Longchamp make beautiful bags

– I love the house that they shot in – it’s an incredible home in West London that someone actually lives in and it’s full of the most beautiful little objects and nooks and crannies. I assisted Kay Montano there when she was shooting with Ellen Von Unwerth. It is the ultimate location home.

– Alasdair McLellan directed it and not only is he one of my favourite photographers, he’s a lovely guy. Can’t get enough of his gorgeous campaigns at the moment.

– Katie Shillingford styling. Odile on hair. Tom Pecheux on makeup. Need I say more?

Directed by Alasdair McLellan

Video: Kate Moss’ Wedding – Rock and Roll Great Gatsby

Kate Moss will always be dear to my heart as I have essentially grown up with her. I remember being at the newsagent when her iconic The Face cover, shot by Corinne Day came out and being mesmerised by her, she felt like such a fresh new burst of energy into the unattainably glamorous world of the supermodels. I worked with her assisting Kay Montano on a Bruce Weber shoot and I can, hand on heart, say she is the most superb model I have ever worked with – when Kate is working she is ON, with the most extraordinary presence and the ability to project that essential je ne sais quoi like no one else in the business.
And now she’s married! Can’t wait to get my mitts on the US September Vogue to see all the pics first hand. Until then these Vogue.com vids will have to suffice. Enjoy!

Kay Montano – The Interview

Kate Moss's iconic Calvin Klein ad

Kate Moss's iconic Calvin Klein ad

When your first job was a Face cover with Ray Petri, legendary creator of the Buffalo style, and you’re only 16 and you’ve never done a makeup job before, well where do you go from there? That’s easy, by the age of 18 you’ve racked up your first British Vogue cover and shows for John Galliano and Jasper Conran (and in those days, there were no assistants – just 15 models needing makeup, and you!) Then you’re doing Kate Moss for the iconic Calvin Klein Obsession ads, after moving to New York for the birth of grunge. You stay there for eight years, working for every major publication, fashion house and photographer, including Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchalier and Helmut Newton.

At the same time you start working with the world’s biggest celebrities, preparing them for red-carpet events and magazine features, including Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman. Moving back to London you become the new consultant to Chanel and combine your red carpet work with Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton, Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Gwyneth Paltrow with major campaigns for Chanel and continuing to shoot for British, French and Italian Vogue.

Sound like a crazy dream? Well if you’re Kay Montano, that’s your life. Twenty five years of experience as a makeup artist has made Kay one of the most revered members of the industry, and today we’ve got an interview with her.

1. Favourite makeup job ever?

Toss up between American Vogue in Vietnam with Kate Moss and Bruce Weber, a Prince video (also had the divine Argentinean actress Mia Maestro whose eyes I covered in purple as an homage to Prince) and the two Calvin Klein ads  (Kate Moss in Virgin Islands, Amber Valetta in Panama) I did on paradisiacal beaches.

2. Worst makeup job ever?

Let’s just say there are a lot of people in fashion who need to do a lot of work on themselves, who are not given boundaries because others benefit too much from overlooking their dysfunction.

Daria, Kate Moss and Lara Stone by Bruce Weber

Daria, Kate Moss and Lara Stone by Bruce Weber

3. Top 5 products?

Chanel Vitalumiere foundation, Chanel eye pencil in Ambre, Bobbi Brown Black Gel Eyeliner, Shu Uemura eyelash curler, M Lab moisturiser.

4. If you could tell women to do one thing differently with their makeup, what would it be?

Stop over-plucking your eyebrows, you look really weird. Strictly makeup only? Experiment & have fun for chrissakes!

5. How did you get started in the business?

Via clubbing and meeting pop stars.

6. How is fashion different to when you started out?

It is totally mainstream with none of the sophisticated sub-culture that I was fortunate enough to grow up marinating in. It is also completely cross-referenced now. Before, there were always VERY distinct tribes with distinct differences.

7. Which work are you most proud of?

Strangely, seeing as I’ve done a lot of prestigious and edgy editorial, it’s actually the most classically beautiful work like the covers and my red carpet work as this is where skill, effort and experience come into play and where I feel I can make the biggest difference, the biggest impact.

8. What do you love doing in your spare time?

I love to practice yoga, walk in the park, go to my local and spend time with my new puppy Quincy Jones.

Is there anything else that you’d like to talk about?

I want to bring back subculture and not have everyone feel ‘style-ruled’ by the fashion press. Ignore us! Do your own thing & dance to your own drum.

From the Fashion Frontlines – Kate Moss’s Metallic Red Manicure

Kate Moss - Manicure by Sophy Robson

Super-cool manicurist Sophy Robson, manicurist to the stars, is the lady responsible for the gorgeous red shiny nails that Kate Moss was sporting recently with her futuristic Balmain dress. The color? Essie’s aptly named After Sex. Kate loved it so much she kept in on for over a week, which in model time let’s face it is FOREVER.

Check out Sophy’s website at www.sophyrobson.com