On the last day of my US-trip I had a little spare time, and decided to have a stroll through the trend-district Bushwick. I was wearing a falling-apart straw-hat. Also known as circular saw.
The pictures of me and my new Bushwick buddies were taken by Mr. Michael Moser. A photographer who lives in New York, and who’s international break-through, we are very sure, is soon to come.
This way, to see the first series, which we produced together in New York.
That a technical instrument is inspiring to me, happens almost never to never. The last time must have been in 1998, when I bought a pocket vagina, which inspired me to have a romantic, twelve-seconds-lasting tête-à-tête. Afterwards there was not much. All in general.
But that has changed. For my new cell phone (a Xperia Z2 by Sony) I got a brand new microphone (view the picture above) with which I have been running around the streets of Berlin, just to show it to all kind of friends and to understand every sophistical sentence. The advantage: Different from the classic cell-phone audio recording, one understands stuff. Crazy! That is 2014!
And the stuff that I heard, simply was the best. My friends seem to be the smartest people on earth. Therefore it would be nothing but rude, not to share it with the rest of the world.
And just like that we are talking about inspiration again: Inspired by the cleverness of my friends, there is going to be a short-interview series here at Dandy Diary, called ‘Dandy Talks’, in which illustrious people like the flirt-legend Philip von Mollenkott or barkeeper-legend Quid Haden are sharing their tips and advises in what they do best. One can be - yes ! - excited.
In his latest campaign, he concentrates on the ‘model-of-the-moment’ Edie Campbell, or on her family.
In the video and on the pictures of the campaign, you can see Campbells mother, father, sister, brother and a wild bunch of cousins. Our favourite: her brother Arthus, who’s mullet is longer than Toni Garrn’s legs.
The family-history is showing a reference to the ‘mother / daughter / logo’ by Lanvin. In the campaign-video, which is three minutes long, one can see the family-members playing soccer, hugging each other or just babble along. And, not to forget, the horse of Edie Campbell. Like in all Lanvin videos, also the chubby Elbaz has his scene.
The campaign was shot – as one realises quickly because of the set – by the visionary Tim Walker. Guy Stephens was responsible for the video.
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Today, dear readers, we’re giving you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into our daily work – so you can get some insight into our exciting, dangerous and, above all, merciless daily routine as bloggers.
This exclusive story aims at revealing how we come up with all our INSTAGRAM photos the entire global fashion industry dreads so much due to their relentless realism.
(1) Choosing the subject. It so happens that sometimes we remain in the same spot and position, watching our subject. Then, suddenly we find it with lightning speed, like a bird of prey abducts an ageing opossum.
(2) The shot. Once we have found the subject, everything happens in an instant. We take out our iPhone, forget to focus the lens and then we try to hit the release button with our thumb that’s trembling of tension. Then, if all goes well, we take the photo. The tension releases. It’s done.
(3) The relaxation phase. Now, that we’ve taken the photo we hand the iPhone to one of our topless assistants to have her upload it to INSTAGRAM. In the meantime we dictate a more or less funny line on our recorders and then send them in to the office for proof reading. Next, we pat each other’s backs because: What a successful day, once again.
P.S.: The images were taken on a DANDY DIARY business trip to Budapest. I am wearing (toes to head): NEW BALANCE sneakers, black socks by FALKE, brown pants by TOPMAN, a checked shirt by RALPH LAUREN, sunglasses by BAUI JIM and a Tiger Cap by RIVER ISLAND. The latter is a tribute to what’s probably the best hairstyle a football player has ever worn: A tiger dyed into the back of the head of Stefan Effenberg. No one has got more class. Not even Rudi Völler.