May, 2013

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.

0:40 – The first outfit change ever on the TED stage!
1:50 – Russell transforms our perception of what we think of her.
2:41 – The truth about how girls become models.
3:11 – Russell shines a light on the the deficiency of non-white models.
3:52 – She asks why do girls even want to be models?
4:32 – The reality of a girls’ likelihood of ever becoming a model.
5:27 – Models don’t have a voice and aren’t taking seriously in society. They are to be seen and not heard.
5:52 – Side by side images effectively demonstrates how the modeling industry sexualizes young girls and women in general.
6:44 – Russell acknowledges her privilege.
7:00 – The cost people pay who exist outside of her privilege.
7:30 – How young girls feel about their bodies.
8:03 – Russell admits something she has never said on camera until now.

ORIGINAL by Cameron Russell in a talk on the TED stage. [via The Huffington Post]

More info about Cameron Russell:

Twitter: @CameronCRussell
Agency: Elite
Blog: ArtRoots
Website: Big Bad Lab

Apr, 2013

One of my favorite fashion videos of last year was “A Date With The Night” which introduced me to the work of Rebecca Hart (also known as Rebecca Bone) and director Tom Mitchell. The duo team up again in GRINDHOUSE, effectively emulating the grungy style of 1970s exploitation films. This piece fits right in with similar homages to the genre such as those from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by
Tom Mitchell

Rebecca Hart
Twitter: @RebeccaxHart
Instagram: @RebeccaxHart
Tumblr: rebeccaxhart.tumblr
Facebook: facebook.com/rebeccaxhart
Model Mayhem: modelmayhem.com/Maddoxx

Music © Varèse Sarabande