Wednesday, July 29, 2009
STEVEN MEISEL: "As one of the most powerful photographers in the fashion industry, Meisel is credited with "discovering" or promoting the careers of many successful models, such as Iris Strubegger and Lisa Cant, propelling them to fame by regularly featuring them in Vogue and various campaigns, notably Prada, considered one of the most desired campaigns in the business. Meisel's influence and training seems to also extend past models. He used his influence among the fashion elite to create an issue of Vogue that would show only black models. The issue was released in July 2008 with the purpose of addressing the racism seen lately in fashion magazines, runways, and advertising campaigns." - Wikipedia

I found this editorial on TFS that completely blew my mind. I had to take a couple seconds to take in the fact that these models were floating in water. Judging by their positions, this must have been a strenuous task for the models. I applaud them! This is a brilliant concept in my eyes. Meisel did an outstanding job.

Vogue Italia
March 1999
and Malgosia
* Can you believe this is 10 yrs old already? Time flies.

5 wicked water facts
  • Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain. This can lead to a coma if done over a long period of time for a detox, as happened to one of my neighbours!
  • Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  • The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  • By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
  • The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat. [taken from: allaboutwater.org]
NOTE: For those of you who are STARBUCKS drinkers, you may have noticed that they sell Ethos water! I am aware it's a bit more expensive than regular water, however, it follows the motto "Helping children get clean water". So far they've raised $62 million in grants, and helped over 420,000 people from Africa, Asia and Latin America. For the readers who aren't avid Starbuck-ers (yes, I did just make that up), I encourage you to hop on by to grab a bottle before heading to the gym, or class, or work.

10 comments on "H-2-OH"
  1. it looks so magical :)..love it

  2. The second photo is really nice, can't believe it's 10 years old already. Your water facts are very amusing :)


  3. i love steven miesel. i wish i were lucky enough to meet him and get a photo by him ;-)


  4. SOLID POST! I knew 4 out of your 5 water facts (the 5th totally surprised me). I'm also impressed by the Ethos campaign. Talk about putting your money where your ad mouth is!


    They are so intresting, and crazy and cool.

    Well done!

    Panda x

  6. Really well-crafted post; those photos are wicked!
    And I love the water facts.
    Niiice xx

  7. the facts are awesome annnnnd these pictures- STUNNING.

  8. dont forget rocha or stammmm. they are my favourite muses of his!

    xx raez

  9. THIS is what needs to come back to vogue!
    and your first water fact scares me! i drink a lot of water XD


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