As the face of Miu Miu’s highly anticipated debut fragrance, we get to know actress-come-model Stacy Martin...
By Susan Devaney
With her whip-like frame, chocolate brown long locks and silky porcelain skin it’s not hard to see why this 24-year-old is finding fame at her feet already. Her Franco-English demeanour of insouciant coolness mixed with her impeccable sense of style has failed to go unnoticed too. From sitting front row at Chanel, Rag & Bone and Miu Miu, the fashion world has found their new rising star. Stacy openly admits this hasn’t always come with such ease. "To be honest I’m not sure I had a sense of style when I was a kid. My relationship to fashion was, let’s say, quite ‘non-existent’. I would mainly wear baggy jeans and t-shirts. Over the last few years I’ve found my own way of having a relationship with fashion that’s true to me and matches what I do day-to-day in my daily life. My favourite experiences and items are those that allow me to still get along with my day without having to think about what I’m wearing," she recalls.
Born in France, Stacy moved to Tokyo with her parents (her father is a hairstylist) at the age of seven before returning to her home country during her teenage years. At eighteen she ventured to London to study media and cultural studies at London College of Communication. It was during this tenure she signed with Premier Model Management. Stacy openly admits she undertook modelling to pay the bills and to become financially independent, rather than through a burning desire to strut the runway. Subsequently, she has appeared in several fashion spreads and publications. More recently, Stacy has become the face of Miu Miu’s debut fragrance, MIU MIU.
It’s not just the fashion experts who have noticed her chameleon-like qualities but the film industry wants her too. After her debut film role in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy’s film career is off to a flying start. With an A-list cast in tow, Stacy plays the role of Gainsbourg’s younger self. The similarities between the two are uncanny. From a likeness in appearance and fashion taste to Stacy’s resemblance to Jane Birkin – Gainsbourg’s famous mother. With several nude scenes with Shia LeBeouf and tackling a role of many dimensions, it appears that Stacy is a natural. By modelling whilst studying at university, fortunately she earned enough to be able to pay for acting lessons at the Actors’ Temple where she still studies. Unlike many other acting students before her, she hasn’t had to slog it out by receiving knock back after knock back after attending auditions. She’s one of the lucky ones. Over the past few months, Stacy has been working on a new project in Italy, which is now completed. ‘I’ve recently been shooting in Rome with Italian film director Matteo Garrone on his new film The Tale of Tales. The film is based on a collection of fairy tales by 17th century author Giambattista Basile,’ she says. The year ahead for her is set to look like a busy one too. "I’m also due to shoot with British film director Ben Wheatley for his new film High-Rise. Later this year, I have Nicolas Saada’s new film Taj Mahal. So there’s lots going on and I feel extremely privileged to be working with such talented people," she says, humbly. We can also expect to see her starring in Danny Huston’s The Last Photograph, out next year.
All images courtesy of Getty.
With her uncanny resemblance to the seventies fashion icon Jane Birkin, this ‘Girl with the Fringe’ (who is more than a little mysterious), is only getting started. It’s not luck, but her multiple talents and cross-culture allure that are shining through.
With a New York debut at the Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show, 15-year-old Lily-Rose Depp is just one of many famous faces to hit the silver screen. Now she's pursuing a fully fledged filmmaking career following in the steps of her father, Johnny Depp. But what of other dynamic duos?
By Christopher Prince
Dakota Johnson & Melanie Griffith
Before her big break in the hotly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey (2015), Dakota Johnson appeared in the game changing The Social Network (2010) and Scott Waugh's, Need for Speed (2014). Born to an actress mother, Melanie Griffith who rose to prominence in the 1980s starring in such films as Something Wild (1986) and Working Girl (1988), and father Don Johnson who portrayed James "Sonny" Crockett in the cult television series, Miami Vice - along with grandmother, Tippi Hedren, famous muse of Alfred Hitchcock, Johnson is part of a prestigious Hollywood pedigree.
Emma Roberts & Julia Roberts
Descending from a long line of actors and musicians, Emma Roberts has been on a steady trajectory since her debut in Blow (2001) portraying the character Kristina Sunshine Jung alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz at just 10-years-old. Perhaps the most famous family member to share the Robert surname is Academy Award winner and cult 90s actress, Julia Roberts - the rom-com phenomenon that starred in Pretty Woman (1990), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Runaway Bride (1999). Emma Roberts has starred in the award winning tv series American Horror Story as well as Gia Coppola's, Palo Alto (2013).
Dylan Penn & Sean Penn
The only daughter of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Dylan Penn began life as a model signing to Premier Model Management in London. She has starred in Stuart Weitzman's Rock Roll Ride, a short directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld - the first female-directed ad campaign for the brand, during Paris Fashion Week. Penn has expressed an interest in writing and directing behind the cameras, noting that she only models to earn a pay check. If she were to succeed she would be in strong company - her father, Sean Penn, has collected two Academy Awards for roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008). Whilst her mother, Robin Wright is current star of the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards following an acting career featuring in such films as Forrest Gump (1994), Moneyball (2011) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
Zoë Kravitz & Lenny Kravitz
If you're father is rock legend Lenny Kravitz then it's only natural to assume your transition into the music world would be seamless. But Zoë Kravitz had other plans. Lenny Kravitz is first and foremost a singer, but he has starred on screen before, namely as Nurse John in the Academy Award nominated, Precious (2009) and as Cinna in the Hunger Games trilogy. Zoë Kravitz meanwhile has been an action film favourite, starring as the superhero character, Tempest in X-Men: First Class (2011), reprising her role in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Kravitz is also part of the Divergent series and has been cast in the upcoming remake Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Fan Bingbing is more than a Chinese superstar. Across the globe fashion designers are seeking out the actress in admiration of her embrace of daring, extravagant designs. From the beginning of her career in Chinese cinema to Hollywood and her red carpet takeover - where did Fan Bingbing come from?
By Jemma Walker
The Chinese actress rose to fame after her casting in the award-winning 1998 television series, My Fair Princess. Later in 2003 her role in Cell Phone – China’s highest-grossing film of 2003 – secured her place as one of the country’s most successful actresses. With over 35 films and series on her resume, a Barbie doll created in the 33-year-old style icon's honour and recently starring in The Empress of China as the Wu Zetian - the only Chinese empress in more that 4,000 years - she is branching out all over the world. Starring in Chinese, Korean and French cinema - you might recognise her from X-Men: Days of Future Past and Iron Man 3. With 1.2 million followers on Instagram and a brand ambassador for Chopard, Louis Vuitton and L’Oreal – there’s no stopping fashion’s favourite face.
(L-R) 1-4. Louis Vuitton | 5. Chopard | 6-8. L'Oreal
Fan captured the attention of the fashion world with her dramatic entrance at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, dressed in a dramatic ‘Dragon Robe’ by Chinese designer Laurence Xu, and marked the beginning of our love for Asian-inspired glamour. For the Met Gala China: Through the Looking Glass event, the daring dresser was celebrated for truly embracing the theme, dressed in a sparkling Chrisptopher Bu sequin gown and printed silk gown inspired by China’s imperial palace – The Forbidden City – the star was dripping in golden elegance. Cannes marked the continuation of her reign of style, in an array of gowns by Ralph & Russo and a beautiful Marchesa plunging gown, decorated with a waterfall of spring blooms – the actress tops fashion charts on and off the movie screens.
The prestigious Palme d'Or Award will be given to its worthy winner on the closing day of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on May 24. But before the celebrations begin we've collated a roundup of the most intriguing, beguiling and thought-provoking entries to hit the screen this year. From leading ladies in the form of Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Shu Qi (The Assassin) to stories of love and loss (Mountains May Depart), the 2015 Cannes Film Festival offers a cultural catalogue to challenge the perspective.
By Christopher Prince
/1. The Assassin
Considered the world's greatest filmmaker by many over the past 35 years, 68-year-old Hou Hsai-Hen introduces The Assassin to this year's festival in the wake of a Taiwanese New Wave cinema movement. The film took 7 years in the making, beginning in 2012, and centres on a female assassin, Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) during China's Tang Dynasty. The story progresses from Nie's abduction as a 10-year-old daughter of a prominent general, to her transformation into a martial arts master tasked with wiping out corrupt governors. Hou worked in collaboration with critically accalimed cinematographer, Mark Lee Ping Bin and screenwriter Chu Tien-Wen to inform this cinematic marvel.
The much touted Palme d'Or frontrunner Carol, based on the novel 'The Price of Salt' (commonly known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith, has been brilliantly developed over the course of 11 years by director Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven (2002) and I'm Not There (2007), and Emmy Award nominated screenplay writer, Phyllis Nagy. Featuring two female protagonists, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), Carol showcases an intimate female dynamic cast in the shadows of 1952 New York City. Receiving acclaim by critics, with whispers of an early Academy Award nod for Blanchett's performance, Carol is one to watch this December in its worldwide release.
/3. Mountains May Depart
Chinese-born Jia Zhang-Ke has seen his country develop over the course of two decades, celebrated in his works Platform (2000), Unknown Pleasures (2002) and Touch of Sin (2013). But Mountains May Depart marks a new venture for the director, based on the fate of a couple and their child through notions of space and time. The film spans three time periods - from 1990s Shanxi province in the prescence of a forced marriage between a girl and a rich mine owner, leaving the girls lover inconsolable. To present day as the lover returns to the province to discover his sweetheart divorced and a mother of a boy. And finally to the future, set in Australia 2025, as the film documents the life of the boy in his adult life. Mountains May Depart provides a commentary on globalisation, new world's and the torrid past we leave behind.
With a stellar cast line-up from Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winner, Marion Cotillard, it would be hard to see much go wrong for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Macbeth embroils in the dark story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought into disarray by ambition and desire, set within a war torn Scottish landscape. Already deep into production, Macbeth will be distributed by StudioCanal from October 2, 2015.
/5. The Lobster
Perhaps one of the most unusual films to be selected for entry at this year's festival is Greek-born, Yorgos Lanthimos's dark romantic comedy, The Lobster. Staged within a totalitarian dystopia where anyone unattached is sent to The Hotel - a rehab for desperate singletons - David (Colin Farrel) is given 45 days to find a suitable match. If unsuccessful he will be transformed into an animal of his choice. Or in David's case, escape, which leads into becoming a member of the Loners, a group of degenerates hidden in The Woods where intimacy is prohibited. Unfortunately for him the Short Sighted Woman (Rachel Weiz) is waiting in the wings to destroy any hope of normality.
Garnering much of the attention at Cannes this year, although showcased on a special midnight screening, is Asif Kapadia's, Amy. A touching and traumatic account of the demise of Jazz songstress Amy Winehouse, who died at the age of 27 in 2011. Filmed as a documentary using a mix of private video footage, feeds from public appearances and audio interviews with family and friends, Amy charts the rise and fall between the years of the creation of the masterpiece album 'Back to Black.'
Amsterdam-based blogger Linda Tol’s platinum blonde bowl-cut is as famous as she is. We speak to the constant street style influencer about her fashion blog, finding inspiration and more.
By Susan Devaney
What's the first thing you do in the morning?
I check my Instagram, have breakfast, change the colour of my nail polish and answer e-mails.
What are your everyday wardrobe staples?
A bag, pair of sunglasses (in the summer months), a sweater and a pair of sneakers.
What books are on your bedside table?
How To Be A Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline de Maigret.
Do you have a motto?
Enjoy the little things.
What influences your great style choices?
I’m inspired by daily life - my biggest source of inspiration is street style. I love to browse through Instagram and Pinterest. I also find inspiration from movies, music, art, food, fashion shows, magazines and blogs.
Where's your favourite place?
New York City - I love the energy.
Who are the up-and-coming designers we should look out for?
Alessandro Enriquez, Amedeo Piccione and Charlie May.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Stay true to yourself.
Why did you start LindaTol.com?
Next to my blog, I'm working as a trend-watcher for L'Oréal Paris and I’m also a freelance journalist for Glamour Italia - I give presentations about styling and trends. Lindatol.com is my online portfolio. It's about my style, my love and passion for fashion, beauty, my travels and my experiences – all of the things I love in life.
What's your beauty must-haves?
YSL Kiss and Blush, L'oreal Eau de teint foundation, La Prairie Face Scrub, Chanel hydra beauty Lip Care and Smashbox Eye Primer. When it comes to lipstick I don't have a favourite brand - I love to try new products. But, right now, I'm addicted to Candy Yum Yum from MAC Cosmetics, Smashbox longwear lip lacquer and L'Oréal Color Riche l'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick. For nail polish I always turn to Chanel, Dior, OPI or Essie. The perfume I choose to wear depends on my mood, but currently on my table is: Fendi Furiosa, Chanel Coco Noir and Giorgio Armani Prive: Figuier Eden Fig.
What are your ambitions for this year?
This year, I started working as a freelance contributor for Glamour Italia - one of my dreams has come true. I would love to grow and to expand my name worldwide, but I'm very happy to experience all the things I'm doing right now.
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
National Portrait Gallery, London.
July 2 – October 18, 2015
The National Portrait Gallery is celebrating the life and times of iconic actress, Audrey Hepburn, in a series of photos for their summer exhibition. Charting Hepburn’s early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End right through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will document one of the world’s most recognizable stars through a selection of more than sixty images. The exhibition will feature portraits from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn, alongside vintage magazine covers, film stills and an array of archival materials.
Tickets available at the National Portrait Gallery
Karl Lagerfeld, Modemethode
Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.
Until September 13, 2015
The first comprehensive exhibition to explore Karl Lagerfeld, one of the industry’s most renowned fashion names, situates on German home soil, at the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn until September 2015. Studying Lagerfeld’s zeitgeist spanning six decades, Modemethode presents an important chapter of the fashion history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through exhibited designs at Balmain, Patou, Fendi, Chloé, Chanel and his own eponymous label. Modemethode or rather Lagerfeld’s ‘fashion method’ charts the designer’s embracing of ready-to-wear in the 1960s to the present Haute Couture of the Chanel house. Including fashion sketches drawn by Lagerfeld himself along with photographs, advertising and a selection of catalogues, Modemethode is an all-encapsulating exhibition of the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld.
Tickets available at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
China: Through the Looking Glass
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
May 7 – August 16, 2015
Organised by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, China: Through the Looking Glass will serve inspiration for the upcoming Met Gala this May. Drawing on a westernised angle of eastern culture and how China has fueled fashion for centuries past, the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores high fashion with traditional costumes, paintings, porcelains and fine art. From the earliest period of European contact with China in the sixteenth century, the east has informed designers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear garments to frame the narrative of the richness of Chinese history.
Tickets available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Balenciaga, Lace Magician
The International Centre for Lace and Fashion, Calais.
Until August 30, 2015
Recognised as one of the greatest couturiers of the twentieth-century, Cristobal Balenciaga’s creative ingenuity influenced a generations-worth of stylist women. Balenciaga would mentor the likes of Hubert de Givenchy, and influenced Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, André Courrèges and Emanuel Ungaro to name a few. Balenciaga, Lace Magician at the International Centre for Lace and Fashion situated on the shores of Calais, houses a collection of Balenciaga pieces spanning three decades, dating back from the 1930s. The exhibition specifically showcases the craftsmanship of the house through Balenciaga’s lace and embroidery techniques utilised in some of his most extravagant designs.
Tickets available at the International Centre for Lace and Fashion
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
November 7 – May 15, 2016
This autumn will mark the arrival of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion – the first U.S. museum to present a major exhibition on the work of the visionary Dutch fashion designer. Inspired by the world of science and philosophy, van Herpen isn’t a conventional creative. Her bespoke haute couture designs, acclaimed for their fusion of traditional craft with futuristic techniques such as 3D printing, shed light on the innovation of twenty-first century fashion. Co-organised with the Groninger Musuem in van Herpen’s native Netherlands, the exhibition will have it’s U.S. debut at High before continuing on a North American tour.
Tickets available at the High Museum of Art
Dries Van Noten: Inspirations
MoMu Fashion Museum, Antwerp.
Until July 19, 2015
Arriving from its Paris debut at the Les Arts Décoratifs, Dries Van Noten: Inspirations situates itself in the designer’s hometown of Antwerp for the very first time in his career. Angled from a traditional retrospective, the exhibition explores an intimate journey of the designer’s creative process through an assemblage of historical, pictorial, ethnic, cinematic and geographic references. Outside of Van Noten’s fashion world, the exhibition also illustrates his love of interiors, fine arts and decorations accumulated to showcase the relationship between Van Noten’s distinctive techniques and his stylistic vocabulary.
Tickets available at the MoMu Fashion Museum
Harley Weir's varied photography is bold and, at times, shocking. Whether it be part of an intimate and personal project - the shutterbug captured five creative women at different stages of their careers, and on another occasion investigated the various conflicts that dominate the blurry border between Israel and Palestine - or a series of insightful portraits commissioned by a luxury magazine's editor.
The self-taught fine art graduate is fascinated by youth, and each print exudes a seductive and enigmatic magnetism that assuredly jumps from the page or screen, most likely because of their candid aesthetic and tender beauty. Having previously taken images on behalf of Balenciaga and Céline, Weir has spearheaded autumn/winter17 campaigns for Hugo Boss (starring M.I.A, male model Tony Ward and actor Jamie Campbell Bower), Stella McCartney (featuring models Birgit Kos, Iana Godnia and Huan Zhou), and Missoni's widely-talked about campaign, starring Gigi Hadid.
The latter was particuarly stunning - shot on location in the home of Angela Missoni herself in Brunello, Italy, Hadid is photographed in numerous dynamic poses that exude a strong sense of femininity. More recently, Weir (in collaboration with Proenza Schouler) filmed a short video that takes a stand in support of Planned Parenthood, which stars Amber Valletta, Jemima Kirke and Hanne Gaby.
Al images courtesy of the Instagram profile @harleyweir
It’s hot outside, which means in between poolside drinks and air-conned brunches, we're indulging in the biggest and best in television. After all, nothing breaks up cabin-fever monotony like a heartwarming comedy or blood-boiling drama.
The xx’s latest music video, entitled I Dare You, is a sun-drenched homage to the average joe's palm tree-smothered fantasy of L.A, America. Scenic views and nonchalant outfits are interspersed with a star-studded cast list that include Paris Jackson, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown and Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders.
Brown, a daydreaming student, misses the bus and decides to skip school, along with Jackson. They end up at an intimate poolside concert where the musical trio (Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim) put on a show.
The band teamed up with longtime fan Raf Simons from Calvin Klein, as well as director/photographer Alasdair McLellan, who headed the videos' artistic direction. Calvin Klein's logo pops up on a sport bra worn by Jackson and there are also pieces from Simons’s autumn/winter17 collection throughout.
Below, MOJEH looks at Jackson's best red carpet looks from 2017 so far...
Wearing Tadashi Shoji for the InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globes, 8 January | Front row at Dior Homme, 21 January | Wearing Tadashi Shoji for the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, 11 February | Wearing Balmain for Grammy Awards, 12 February | Wearing Yanina Couture for the GLAAD Media Awards, 1 April | Wearing Naeem Khan for the Daily Front Row Awards, 2 April | Wearing Calvin Klein at Met Gala, 1 May