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Annette Lin


Feliz cumple a Mario Testino

Favorite place to celebrate your own birthday? 

Anywhere in the world where I have a couple of friends. Alone is a bit tricky.”

Happy birthday to Mario Testino, prolific photographer and Vogue cover champ /

Published: Photographer Mario Testino celebrates 52 covers with Paris Vogue

'World-renowned photographer Mario Testino celebrates an incredible – and iconic  – 52 covers for Paris Vogue.

Over the course of 30 years, photographer Mario Testino’s sexy and exuberant images have graced no less than 52 Paris Vogue covers.

Working with the world’s most beautiful women – including Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova and Linda Evangelista – the Peruvian-born photographer has captured glamour, confidence and sensuality from all of his subjects.’

Read more of my story on legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino’s covers for Paris Vogue on


Published: Cold-season colours at New Zealand Fashion Week

'Whimsical colour blocking ruled both on and off the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week as designers, models and media broke with traditional winter colours at the showing of next season’s collections.

Held last week at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, New Zealand Fashion Week’s winter 2012 collections featured brightly coloured anoraks and jumpers for men, and vibrant dresses, pants, shirts and even shoes for women.

Bloggers and models were spotted in combinations of salmon pink and black, lime green and yellow, and mustard and chambray, while inside, Zambesi paired fluoro yellow with electric blue in a collection of sporty-chic silhouettes.’

Read more about New Zealand Fashion Week and check out some seriously colour-popping street fashion photographed by Xiaohan Shen at

Street-styling on Auckland Harbour / Xiohan Shen X

Published: A foxy fantasy at Mulberry

Want to inject some English eccentricity into your life? Woodland birds and stuffed foxes in an old-country manor in Mulberry’s autumn campaign make for a quirky British fantasy.

Mulberry autumn-winter ad campaign / Tim Walker X Mulberry

'Working with Mulberry’s creative director Emma Hill and Vogue UK photographer Tim Walker, set designer Shona Heath mixed live and stuffed foxes with giant bird cut-outs that towered over models Tatiana Cotliar and Julia Saner to reflect the darkly rich and rustic style of Mulberry’s autumn-winter 2011 collection.

Heath said the use of native wildlife was a simple interpretation of the Mulberry brand, but depicting them in hyper-real colours and different textures reflected the prints and colours that inspired the current season.

“We looked at the collection, we looked in depth at the prints and the colours and also Emma’s inspiration for that collection and tried to cook up some sort of environment to best show those off,” she said.’

Find out more about the behind-the-scenes to Mulberry’s autumn-winter 2011 ad campaign on

Preview: Elle Muliarchyk

I was privileged enough to speak to photographer Elle Muliarchyk the other day; along the way, we spoke briefly about her photographic and videographic series ‘Designing our Fortunes’, featuring model Meghan Collison.

"For the whole summer she [Meghan Collison] transformed into 10 different characters. Each character was a different prototype of a girl who lived in New York, like an Upper East Side lady, a former Shaker girl, a lesbian architect, a blogger, girls like this.

In each personality, changed with a wig, makeup, clothing and everything, the girls went to fortune tellers. But the psychics didn’t know that each time it was actually the same girl; they thought it was a different girl and they gave her different fortunes based on what she wore and who she represented with fashion.

I’m interested in our interaction with the fashion and the clothes, because fashion is the business of fantasy. We are working in the business that creates the fantasy for everyone else. It’s really amazing that we have this power to create the world that everyone else lives in, in this fantasy.”

Full story to come later. In the meantime, more of Elle’s work

'Designing our Fortunes' / Elle Muliarchyk for Dossier journal via Touch Puppet