For our latest menswear editorial, we booked newcomer Mike Winchester from the Fusion Agency New York. Mike’s classic looks fit incredibly well with the 1950’s rockabilly style vintage clothing selected by stylist Xina Giatas, who matched the colorful carnival setting with vivid and bold pieces. For a trouser, she went with classic Levi’s 501 button up jeans. This traditional piece embodies the 1950’s time period perfectly. And groomer Walton Nunez not only lent his terrific men’s styling skills, but his keen eye for scouting locations and creative art direction.
Ponyboy goes PUNK! Our fashion editor, Maria Ayala, dressed the 18 year old Hungarian Ben Stift from Fusion Models NY in custom Christian Benner distressed t-shirts and studded leather jackets. Our mantra “LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG” comes, of course, from one of our favorite Circle Jerk’s songs. Ben is wearing amazing jeans from Helmut Lang, Top Man and Diesel Black Gold. We were pleased to have art direction and men’s grooming by the very creative Walton Nunez, a Los Angeles transplant who was very familiar with the California punk look and lifestyle.
Ponyboy photographed male model Reid Rohling for our men’s editorial “On The Waterfront.” Reid, a newcomer to the modeling world, recently signed with Fusion Models New York. This nineteen year old blonde haired, blue eyed Minnesota bred transplant is sure to take the European and New York runways by storm with his editorial looks and lean frame. Our stylist, Jules Wood, decked Reid out in nautical themed clothing, our inspiration being Plein Soleil, which was the original film version of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel. the 1960 French film was directed by René Clément and starred Alain Delon as Tom Ripley. Key pieces for this men’s editorial included designs from John Varvatos and Black Gold Diesel.
Finally, Spring is here! And on that note, enter the classic stripe t-shirt. The styles that our fashion editor Maria Ayala found were both traditional and updated stripes, which she paired with classic 501 button-fly Levi’s — the perfect Spring look. And we also found the perfect classic model in the 22 year old Australian export, Stirling Caiulo. Stirling is with Fusion Models NY, and has walked for many top houses including Tom Ford, Fendi and John Varvatos.
Ponyboy headed to the beach, photographing male model Brendon Beck from the Fusion Modeling Agency in New York City. Ponyboy stylist Xina Giatas dressed Brendon in vintage 1950’s-60’s swimwear, including brands such as Catalina, McGregor and Jantzen. Preppy plaids, stripes, prints and colorful cover ups added a fun twist, as did some modern accessories, like an oversized pair of dark Saint Laurent sunglasses by designer Hedi Slimane. We threw in some brightly colored towels as well for an added splash of summer fun.