Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The ten dimensions of Rosie and Thomas Wylde


March Vogue Cover Star, Face of Burberry, Victoria's Secret Angel, Transformers 3 Actress, is there no end to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's talents?  (can I call them talents?)

She's managed to get in with some of the most forward-thinking people in the fashion industry and carved a name out for herself as one of 'fashion's most influential people' - according to The Evening Standard's 2010 list, The 1000.

Black Summer

Life After

Huntington-Whiteley has even had a book dedicated to the different sides of her - Ten Times Rosie - a collaboration between the constantly evolving fashion photographer Rankin (previously on LookSeeNow as Rankin, not just stills…) much sought-after stylist Maryam Malakpour and ├╝ber designer, conceptualist and creative spirit Paula Thomas, founder of luxury label Thomas Wylde.

Le Cirque

Death Valley

It's a book about, well, Rosie - ten times - but it's also celebrating the 10th season and changing persona of the Thomas Wylde woman. 'The most important thing about this book is that every single concept is so different,' Thomas explains, 'that you just go, 'wow, that's so hard to believe that that's the same girl'…We are really trying to show all these dimensions of who she is as a woman.'

Never Mind the Bollocks

Snake Bite

Video shorts, also accompany the photographs in the book. I almost prefer the moving images, as the character, mood and atmosphere of each setting is communicated more effectively, you can see the dry heat of Life After and almost feel the texture of the chalk in Le Cirque.

African Highlander

This is the kind of thing I thrive on,' Rankin says of the collaboration, 'I love to be this creative…we really crafted and cared for every image, and then she lifts it into this whole different arena, of supermodel.'
The images - both still and moving - are clean, visually striking and focused, this provides some editorial continuity throughout the series and prevents it from being seen as too random and far apart.  It also helps that the Thomas Wylde women are strong and highly characterised.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

War Zone

You can see all the dimensions of Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Thomas Wylde on YouTube - Black Summer, Death Valley, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Le Cirque, War Zone, Life After, African Highlander, Andallusian, Never Mind the Bollocks, Snake Bite - there is also a short behind-the-scenes with Rankin and Paula Thomas.

Ten Times Rosie is available to buy from

Images sourced, film stills and RankinFilm

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