God Save Queens, Welcome to Exile

I was lucky enough to art direct and shoot the latest God Save Queens lingerie campaign, a beautiful polish brand with stunning undies. 

I imagine queens through the ages in their underwear, this one I felt pulled by a 17th century queen, a mistress and a confidant. After becoming vampires they are exiled into the country where they live alone, pining in their underwear, feeding on pet birds and reading Justine by Marquis De Sade over and over again. 

I look forward to more campaigns with God Save Queens in the future, along with more of my own secret projects so keep following for updates!

Enjoy!

Models:

Photos: Kimberley Gordon

katiusha feofanova

Helene Desmettre

Veridiana Feirrera

Makeup: COLLEEN RUNNÉ

Hair: Linh Nguyen

Casting: Julia Samersova & Kimberley Gordon

Assisted by Ian Fenger & Marcus Congleton

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Marshmallow maniac

Sometimes I see something in fashion that just reminds me why I love fashion so so much. Nadine Goepfert is living in another universe, and I want to go visit.

The project "The Garments may vary ." emerged against the backdrop of the subject of conservation, the related techniques, purposes and the associated idea of capturing a certain condition or moment of a naturally changing object.

The combination of a textiles ability to frequently change its form and the possibility of capturing moments and traces through the process of wearing it is the core of this project.

"The Garments may vary ." is a collection of textiles that are not only flute or worn out but actually change their form, structure, volume, motif, and colour while ordinary usage. The project investigates the daily usage of apparel and the associated movements of the person wearing it. These movements are accentuated and partly captured within the materials and surfaces of the garments. Each of the materials chosen is used to highlight a different form and duration of change. The garments seek to temporarily or permanently capture the traces, movements and behavior patterns of the wearer.
Besides that, the aspect of leaving a garment behind just after undressing is of particular interest, since it transforms a garment into an almost abstract sculptural object that almost no longer remains noticeable as an actual garment.

"what is the essence of a pair of pants (if it has such a thing)? Certainly not that crisp and well-pressed object to be found on department-store racks; rather, that clump of fabric on the floor, negligently dropped there when the boy stepped out of them, careless, lazy, indifferent. The essence of an object has some relation with its destruction: not necessarily what remains after it has been used up, but what is thrown away as being of no use." — Roland Barthes

When taking a look at the garments on hand, there is a noticable shift towards the sculptural object since the designed surfaces as well as the materials used are ment to irritate the idea of a conventional garment, even though each of the garments is based on ordinary, wearable patterns.

Since all the garments are balancing on the border of wearability and abstraction they allow the viewer to go beyond their definition of a garment. They allow a close examination, an examination of their essence (if they have such a thing.)

with
Photography — Sanna Helena Berger
Graphic Design — HelloMe, Till Wiedeck
Patterns — (in Collaboration with) Lisa Haag
Hair & Makeup — Maike Bokma
Models — Alma Reuter (Viva), Lisa (Izaio), Kristin Keil (Viva)

At home with (pregnant) Amanda Booth

I was lucky enough to have our favorite muse give us the news of her pregnancy this year, and who better to model the WILDFOX Pea in the Pod Maternity wear than Amanda Booth? I hope you enjoy this inside look of Amanda Booth's life.

Photos: Kimberley Gordon

Model: Amanda Booth

 

Amanda’s slight frame is such that when she has her back to you, you can hardly tell she’s pregnant. It isn’t impossible, however, to notice the slight waddle as she pitter patters barefoot across the kitchen tiles to search her freezer for ice cream. As she looks back at me, she turns ever so slightly, revealing a beautiful and significant belly bump. She is picturesque and glowing, although I must admit she is always glowing, even without the magic of maternity, stopping people in their tracks as she walks by, the trait of a natural model. 

Amanda has been shooting with us since Wildfox’s earliest years, and it is touching to see such a kind and giving person succeed so well. She is the epitomy of the American Dream. An actress, a model, the wife of a sexy designer and motorcycle connoisseur, the owner of a delightful, humble little home in Venice,  she’ll soon be mother, too, to a little boy named Micah.

Amanda puts on a Wildfox pink, string bikini, and I follow her as she pads out to the garage where her husband, Mike, is working on his bike. “Can you help us get the Cruiser out, babe?” she asks. He smiles at her bulging belly barely contained by the little bikini bottom, and backs a sea foam green machine out to the street for us. As we walk off the driveway, he says, “Nice butt, babe” relishing the sight of his wife and fellow parent, still his dream girl. It isn’t by luck that Amanda seemingly has it all. She has worked hard and been incredibly nice to everyone on her way up, making intelligent, strategic, and sometimes even daring decisions, including to bare all as the centerfold for Playboy’s February 2014 issue.

Impressively intelligent, funny and aggravatingly beautiful, Amanda makes me laugh as we drive over to the beach with her candid accounts of modeling in Paris. She tells me unbelievable stories of a shoot with Ellen Von Unwerth and how Mike inadvertently became her co star and landed his own page in Ellen’s giant, velvet covered book. We park and head out to the sand, two of the three of us (one unborn, but very present) reveling in the sunset, the oddness of Venice beach and its strange characters.

Splashing in the waves, I can’t help but feel thankful to be alive and living here in this giant city of Los Angeles, and who better to share it with than the inspiring Amanda Booth.

Take a glimpse below into the warm and wonderful home of our long time muse. Enjoy!

-Kimberley Gordon