As fashion editors go Stevie Dancehas always been one of my favourites. While she is a favourite amongst street style photographers, Dance is one of the few editors who is more known for her work than her own outfit choices. As much as I'm very pro the presence of editors on street style bloggers, Dance's relative anonymity has always been something I've admired.
In case you're unfamiliar with Dance, her styling work can be seen in magazines ranging from Vogue to V Magazine Spain but her main gig was when she served as editor-in-chief for Russh magazine in Australia. Now, though, she's shaking things up and has returned to her journalism roots (she majored in cinematography and journalism in college) and has just launched an online 'zine called Shop Ghost. Recently I wrote about her interview with Tommy Ton for the zine but aside from interviews, the features also include a round up of products that the given industry figure loves.
The Cut caught up with her recently to find out more about the site and what she's currently working on.
Tommy Ton may not be interested in releasing a book just yet but a foray into fashion design is definitely in his future. Yesterday Stevie Dance launched her new online shopping magazine, Shop Ghost, an in an interview with the street style photographer he confirmed that design is something he's interested in. 'I definitely feel that another five years [from now] is probably when I would do a collection.'
While some purists may be cynical and question Ton's decision considering his lack of design training, the move definitely makes sense. After all, over the past few years he has been surrounded by the best clothes and accessories in the business and clearly has a great eye. It doesn't hurt that he's been collection vintage pieces as references too. 'I actually have an archive because I buy old Balenciaga, not like old, old Balenciaga, but I’m talking about early 2000s Balenciaga,' he said. 'It’s mostly women’s. Helmut Lang and Balenciaga. The archive will serve as a reference if I ever design a collection.'
It's no doubt that Lindsey Wixson is a great model but she completely won me over after watching a short documentary about her that she did for the Telegraph so you can imagine my delight when I saw the young model's latest cover. But this isn't just any cover as Oyster magazine picked the Kansas born model to front their issue for their big relaunch.
Alongside the cover, Wixson appears in an editorial dubbed 'Lindsey the Legend' directed by Stevie Dance and shot by Will Davidson in Nashville, Tennessee. "The issue is about young ambition and she's kind of the face of the times for that," Dance said when asked about choosing Wixson.