Daphne Guinness had a busy job not too long ago: shooting with Vogue Italia and i-D photographer David LaChapelle over a week and a half. Granted, that shoot was in Maui, so we can't feel too sorry for her, right?
According to her blog post: "We’ve been shooting for 10 days straight. Sometimes 20 hour shoots in a day, from the deepest jungle to the volcanic cliffs, moving sets and equipment constantly. Working directly with the elements, the downpours, changing height and distances and moving the equipment has all been a challenge. The results are completely remarkable."
Well, we can't wait to see them. The shoot took place at LaChapelle's home, according to the Wall Street Journal, and in true LaChapelle style, that home is anything but normal. It's an 18-acre former nudist colony right on the coast that was purchased for $1.5 million in 2006. The above shot features Guinness in a marble bathtub the photographer installed among the greenery.
LaChapelle quit Los Angeles and New York for Hawaii after some major disillusionment. His current place, according to Fashionologie, is surrounded by a state park and features 5,200 solar-powered, plantation-style feet. He has a 30,000-gallon rain-catcher barrel for water, frogs to catch mosquitoes, goats for milk and fertilizer, and a pink-camouflage Mercedes that uses vegetable oil for fuel.
Some of the most controversial fashion editorials allude to violence and crime, which is why a Matt Irwin shoot for the June issue of Dazed & Confused likely will raise a few eyebrows. Referencing Patrick Bateman from 'American Psycho', the photographer both previews the autumn/winter menswear collections and captures an alternately crazed and blase murderer with his weapons of choice.
Is it too much to show a blood-spattered man with a knife across his mouth? Is this any better or worse than the Dolce & Gabbana ads that have been accused of referencing gang rape? Should we just focus on the clothes? Look at the pictures, and then tell us your take.
The latest issue of Exit magazine features a grunged-up version of Aussie model Abbey Lee, and we're not complaining. The Dan Martensen shoot (seen here via Refinery 29) pays a great tribute to the Stevie Nicks song, and in a couple of the shoots, we see a Lara Stone vibe. Someone page Carine Roitfeld.