Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Editorial Watch

This editorial is several months old, from Oyster Magazine issue 85: Print is Dead. But I was drawn to it because it features none other than Australia's Next Top Model cycle 5 runner-up Cassi Van Den Dungen. It was generally assumed that when she turned her back on the industry after losing (well, not winning) she wouldn't be working again. So you can imagine my surprise finding her modeling in an ├╝ber-cool editorial of Australia's longest-surviving indie fashion magazine Oyster. I just had to share it...

Teddy Girls
Ali Stepka
, Annamarije, Cassi Van Den Dungen, Georgie Fowler, Holly Thompson and Rosemary Smith
photographed by Liz Ham
styling Jolyon Mason
hair Sophie Roberts
make-up Sasha Nilsson

What is a 'teddy girl'?

"The teddy girls of 1950s London -- their sartorial assertiveness contrasted with the bombed out environments they occupied and their feisty appropriation of male styles (often down to the classic duck-tail haircut) set them apart from the standard Fifties Feminine."
Mina Estevez, Hint Fashion Magazine

"The teddy girls left school at 14 or 15, worked in factories or offices, and spent their free time buying or making their trademark clothes -- pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars, coolie hats and long, elegant clutch bags. It was head-turning, fastidious dressing, taken from the fashion houses of the time, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era."
The Sunday Times

Pretty damn impressive for a first editorial, I must say.


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Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

love the photo of her with the coke can as a hair roller.

Mat said...

ohh yeah these are pretty, got pretty obsessed with teds culture last it


oh i really love these :) so creative & fun, just like oyster always is! i really loved tallulah morton's editorial in the 'print is dead' issue, she's amazing!

LyddieGal said...

I'm really drawn to the color photo with the chicken, I love her expression.

Also, coke can curler = lady gagas inspriation?

E said...

I love this editorial, too! I'm so glad you posted it! These girls look much more tough than sexy and I like that :-)

Andie said...

im lovin this editorial!
i dont know what i love about it, but its just so intriguing :)

Aimee said...

Awesome editorial, I've just saved all of these images :)

emily viveur said...

impressive indeed! this is a gorgeous editorial, the 1st photo had me captivated.

Josie said...

Ohhh, I love this! She is so cute. I love the "teddy girls" inspiration behind this shoot!
xxoo Josie

meg said...

So that's where Madonna got it. I think of her looks..early Desperately Seeking Susan, etc.

Cool Post!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

That's such an awesome editorial. I like the white tones.

eleanor said...

wow, i love it! i have seen that magazine around but never bought it, it looks interesting.


Sher said...

Nice to see her in an editorial! I absolutely love coke can as hair-roller pic:)


t.g.s said...

this is a first editorial?
that is impressive
didn't really like cassie on the show but now i can see that she is a stunner, really beautiful
she's done runways on melbourne fashion week as well
i can see her go far

and thanks so much for that sweet comment :)

Berlin said...

OH MY GOSH, I would never wear leotards but I LOVE that letard outfit!

Making clouds,

Dusk said...

The 'thing' is... we all knew didn't we that the gorgeous delectable Tahnee wouldn't be the one working the most?
Unfortunately it was always going to be Cassi who got the most editorial and catwalk work. Just because that this is the reality of the fashion industry

The 'other thing'... this "drunk bogan girafe" is a very very good, versatile model. In that awkward graceful way of (90s supers) Nadja Auermann and Kristen McNemany... although Nadja was a teutonic Goddess!!

My sons occasionally watch AusNTM with me (for the perve factor!!) and they all agree that Tahnee was ouch! They could not for the life of them think why anyone would find Cassi attractive but I did tell them that Cassi was the one 'they' would push for an international career and Tahnee would be pretty much forgotten after 6 months.

People want to see Tahnee. The fashion industry wants the people to see Cassi.

This editorial is not to my taste but it is very good. Cassi was gorgeous in the Portmans campaign and a few other editorials plus she's the 'face' of Stylestalkers new campaign and she did walk the runway in Paris... before abusing the French for speaking French instead of English!

Audrey Allure said...

That is such a gorgeous editorial!

daydreaminblue said...

i have to admit, the girl is gorgeous. she's insane to have passed up the opportunities she did. its something most of us can only dream of..


coolboy said...

lovely images looks very cute i like them all

michelle_ said...

great photos esp the one with the coke as a hair roller :)

and my photos were shot at a different location to the island retreat post :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Super impressive, and it would have been such a shame if she hadn't shown her beautiful again! Just gorgeous!

meggasus said...

I love the vinttage feel of this editorial! The photo on the yacht is my favorite one :)

Catita said...

the first picture of the 2 teddy girls is great!!
lovely editorial pictures you got!
thx for visiting my blog!

Juliet said...

I must agree with you! Nice job!

juliet xxx