Remember my brilliant New Year’s Day Guest Star— Haute Couture Fashion Photographer– Benjamin Kanarek? He has a hot new layout for VOGUE Brazil — just out this month! His art is stunningly simple with a cataclysmic shift. I adore his vision, courage, clarity, reality, fantasy…
…and especially how fabulous I look in these pictures! The make-up is a little aging but–
Benjamin Kanarek: (interrupting) Whoa! Hold on there, Nixon, that’s not you! It’s Pernille Moeller, the Danish SUPERMODEL.
HDYGT: (frozen smile) Who’s to say, anyway, under all the wigs and make-up? Does it really matter?
Benjamin Kanarek: (gritting teeth) YES.
HDYGT: Oh all right! Just don’t tell my Mom. I said I couldn’t come for dinner because I was in Siberia.
(Many thanks to Benjamin Kanarek for allowing me to post the following from his blog!)
In the Steppes of Ulan Bator
At the crossroads of Manchuria and Siberia, in the grassy fields of Mongolia, in the “Khavriin Khavsraga” the wind chill of spring reddens the faces of the nomadic shepherds living in their yurts.
Rosy cheekbones and noses, the look of lips cracked from the cold. A powdery foundation from the dusty steppes, wild-flower nails, folk hats, head pieces, rustic jewellery and magnificent colourful tops.
Here we are, with Pernille, in Genghis Khan’s Kingdom, in the Steppes of Ulan Bator… Out now in the June Issue of VOGUE Brasil.
Photography & Co-Creative Direction: Benjamin Kanarek
Co-Creative Direction & Video: Frédérique Renaut
Model: Pernille Moeller @ Next Agency, Paris
Fashion Editor: Nick Cox
Make-Up by Topolino @ Calliste Agency, Paris
Hair by Vincent De Moro @ Agence Aurélien, Paris
Manicure by Typhaine Kersual @ Jed Root, Paris
Set Design by Anna Carage @ Dessine-Moi une Vitrine, Paris
Digital Retouch: Freddy Baby, Paris
1st Photo Assistant: Audrey Saulem
2nd Photo Assistant: Thomas Cauchoix
Special Thanks to Jacques Renaut for additional outdoor images.