Thursday, 19 February 2015

Red: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater



Name: Shaquille McGeachy a.k.a Red McGeachy. 
Age: 20 
Birthplace: London, England 
Agency: Nevs Models. 
Category:  Fashion

Red McGeachy signed to Nev’s models, best known for his gorgeous long hair and striking good looks. Booking editorials with world famous fashion publications most models would kill for..  ID, Wonderland, GQ and Hunger magazine. Red’s unique edge secured him jobs with UK fashion labels, Hype and AQ/AQ. Opening the show for Astrid Anderson and walking for menswear label of the moment Ada + Nik.  Whats not to love about Red McGeachy and we get to know him a little better as this weeks Model Of London. 

How were you discovered: i used to model via facebook and one day i had a shoot for aq/aq and their stylist at the time, olivier geraghty (also a model), was really into my look and was shocked i wasnt with an agency. He sent me into nevs the following day and ive been with them ever since.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Highlights of my career so far (I have two) are 1.) Opening the Astrid Andersen show! 2.) Modelling for ASOS’s homepage!
Whats your dream booking: My dream booking is to do the Givenchy campaign.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: My favourite fashion icon has to be Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. Im really into the all black & leather look right now.
What item of clothing could you not live without: My socks, I own over 100 pairs! My favourite socks at the moment are my socks that have the days of the week on them.
How do you keep fit: I keep fit by playing football, I try to play as much as possible, I used to play professionally but I only play semi-pro at the moment due to injuries.
Whats you favourite food: Favourite food HAS to be a good old kebab on a night out.. or pizza.
What do you do for fun: I like to play football. I spent christmas 2013 in Jamaica and my old man who is friends with bunny wailer got me al anderson's (also from the wailers) guitar. So I’ve recently been into playing the guitar!
Whats the best thing about being you: Have you seen this fucking hair?!?!
If you were an animal what would you be: Very cliche, but I have to choose the king of the jungle. I’d defo be a lion simply because lions are bloody boss... They also have cool hair!
Instagram: redmcgeachy

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro www.jocoletta.com 
Hair Stylist: Fabien Salaget 
Tallent: Red @ Nev’s Models
Wardrobe: Coat by Unconditional  Shirt by Ada + Nik Trousers by Samsoe & Samose


Kevin H: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Kevin H 
Age: 24 
Birthplace: London 
Agency: First Models 
Category: Fashion / Tattoos

Kevin Signed to First models best known for his Tattoos, epitomises the young cool London look clients are going crazy for. This is all the more evident with Kevin booking commissions with iconic UK  super brand Dr Martens.  His original style has meant that he’s been featured in the UK Mens Hair Award, Fashion design collaboration GQ x GAP and obtained editorials in Fucking Young Magazine.  We cant get enough of Kevin’s look, making him this weeks Model of London

How were you discovered: My mate scouted me for Oxygen and then I met Kim (My booker) and just followed her from there to First Models.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: My high light has to be all the people you meet on the job, always a nice things!
Whats your dream booking: Any where hot and sunny with no doubt!
Who's your favourite fashion icon: English musician, singer, and songwriter, Alex Turner.
What item of clothing could you not live without: My jeans from Cheap Monday that I get tailored from a mate. The perfect jean for me.
How do you keep fit: Food is the main thing, you are what you eat. I do a little work out in the morning just to wake and pump me up a bit.
Whats you favourite food: My favourite food would have to be a good classic rib eye steak.
What do you do for fun: Party!!!! Cooking and listening to music at the same time, iI love food!
Whats the best thing about being you: I love my job as a barber in Soho “The Wacky Barber”.
If you were an animal what would you be: It would have to be a pit bull, my favourite dog in the world!!!
Instagram: kevin_hey

Credits:

Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta using Kiehls & MAC Pro.
Hair: Fabien Salaget using Matrix

Model: Kevin @ First Models 
Wardrobe: Ada + Nik 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Chanel: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Chanel 
Age: 16 
Birthplace: Holland 
Agency: First Models 
Category: Fashion

Chanel signed to First Models best known for her freckles and infectious personality. Reaching the finals off the Elite Model Look in 2012, Chanel has always been distended for greatness. Although only being in London for a shot while we feel she’s going to take the city by storm. In her career, she’s been the face of NIKKIE plessen, worked with Bianca Toeps and had editorials in Girlz! Magazine. Lets take a moment to get to know this weeks”Model of London” Chanel.

How were you discovered: Elite Model Look 2012, a modelling compitition in Holland.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Going to London, it is now my 6th day here and I already love it.
Whats your dream booking: Victoria secret fashion show.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: Kate Moss.
What item of clothing could you not live without: My leather jacket.
How do you keep fit: Working out, eating healthy.
Whats you favourite food: Vanilla cake.
What do you do for fun: sketching fashion art.
Whats the best thing about being you:  being able to see the world.
If you were an animal what would you be: A cat, miauww!!!
Instagram: chanelasberg

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Dermalogica & Makeup by Ellis Faas  
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy 
Photography Assistant: Orestes Economou
Wardrobe: Jacket by Unconditional 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Xinjie L: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Xinjie L 
Age: 22  
Birthplace: China 
Agency: D1 
Category: Fashion

Xinjie brings a unique edge to any fashion brand or publication. A natural in front of the camera Xinjie exudes high fashion, gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as Elle and Harper's Bazaar. In this short interview we get to see a little more about what makes Xinjie tick. 

How were you discovered: College
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: On the KTZ show and push me on their Instagram.
Whats your dream booking: Booking always in my life. Next year i want go to New York, maybe by holy ship to travel, amazing!
Who's your favourite fashion icon: Cara
What item of clothing could you not live without: All thing of black
How do you keep fit: Gym! gym! I hate it, but i love it!
Whats you favourite food: Hotpot and seafood.
What do you do for fun: Drink more and forget pick up boat. No money, no phone, no idea with friend lost on the beach.
Whats the best thing about being you:  Do brand myself.
If you were an animal what would you be: Dog or monkey king. LOL
Instagram: fox_714

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Kiehls & Makeup by OCC 
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy
Photography Assistant: Orestes Economou
Wardrobe: Bomber jacket by Unconditional 
Top and skirt by American Apparel 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Nikita Andrianova: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Nikita Andrianova 
Age: 22 
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia, but grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany from the age of 5. 
Agency: Anti-Agency 
Category: Alternative fashion

The strikingly beautiful Nikita Andrianova best known for her unique hair colour and personal style. Although she may not be signed, she has been working as a model since the age of 13. In this time Nikita has worked with high fashion labels such as Ada + Nik and fashion royalty Pam Hogg! 

Her versatile “street style” look lead’s it self well to a range of different markets even working with sports wear brands like Puma. Not just a pretty face Nikitia is a talented fine artist, holding her own exhibition Leave Your Morals at the Door' - Scotch of St James, 15 January.

Nikita is the full package and this weeks models of London! 

How were you discovered: The first time I was approached was at a drama academy in Düsseldorf, when I was 13 years old. 
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: shooting a personal project with Ellen von Unwerth.
Whats your dream booking: It's important for me to get involved creatively, so it would probably be a collaborative project with a brand.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: To me it's all about individuality and having an original look which allows the personality to shine through. I guess it would be Ellen, as she is very true to herself, in terms of her style and personality and after all those years in the Industry she still kept her great energy and incredible work-ethic.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Forever the fan of lingerie, I guess it's a way to make yourself feel good even when it's not your best day.
How do you keep fit: Not a fan of gyms, I swear on Fierce Grace hot yoga, it's very cleansing and relaxing.
Whats you favourite food: I love fish, so I guess anything from salmon to seabass or calamari makes me happy.
What do you do for fun: I still freelance in Fine Art & Illustration, and art and design never fail to spark my interest, from galleries/exhibitions to fashion related events, being out and about is very much my thing. Also, absolutely love a good gig.  Therefore, my current project is 'Leave Your Morals at the Door' on 15 January, where I will be exhibiting my artwork in combination with a Rock'n'Roll gig by Todd Dorigo at Scotch of St James. 
Whats the best thing about being you:  I enjoy collaborating and getting involved in creative work and working with inspiring individuals is the most amazing part of being in the industry.
If you were an animal what would you be: Probably a panther, as I got green eyes and am always dressed in black. Got a lot of love for wild cats.
Instagram: nikita_andrianova
www.nikita-andrianova.com

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy 
Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Friday, 16 January 2015

LC:M Ada + Nik AW15 Back Stage Photography By Karl Slater












The guys at Ada + Nik were kind enough to let me have back stage access to shoot their AW15 London Fashion Week collection for Kaltblut Magazine! Here are a few of my favourite from the day.

LONDON – 10 JANUARY 2015 – Dark Matter Rebellious British menswear brand Ada + Nik closed the first full day of London Collections: Men with their heroic Autumn Winter 15/16 runway show ‘Noir Desir’.

As a brand with a DNA rooted in creative rebellion and brand innovation, the Ada + Nik AW15/16 experience at ME London Hotel also included a star studded front row, live installation, wearable tech and the premiere of the brand’s latest film ‘Noir Desir’.

Having entered the world to critical acclaim in June 2013, Ada + Nik has been described as “the most refreshing new menswear brand to emerge in recent years”, “ones to watch” and “the future of menswear”.

Collection

Both statement and luxury, AW15/16 ‘Noir Desir’ embodies the darkest desires of the twentieth Century gladiator, reflecting an evolution of the brand’s signature outerwear including Italian leather bikers, geometric bombers and longline coats referencing the notion of Greco Roman meets 1970s British Punk culture.

Ada + Nik AW15/16 separates are reformed into experimental shapes offset by layered velvet sneakernet, showerproof tech fabrics, crease free memory cotton, sustainably intelligent cotton ribs and luxury airtex - all of which form the nucleus of the collection. Embossed graphics for ‘GRUNK’ are by illustrator Sam Alexander. 

The models wore headwear by new luxury headwear brand BLAQ ZINQ

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Photography: Karl Slater


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

KALTBLUT Magazine: Issue 08 Editorial | Ones to watch






My newest editorial now in KALTBLUT magazine issue 08. 
The full issue is now available online for free at www.kaltblut-magazine.com

All images and text by Me

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Stylist: Katia Bololia 
Hair Stylist: Brady Lea using Tigi 
Makeup Artist: Rebecca Muir using MAC Cosmetics
Model: Jessica P @ Models 1
Fashion: Rora Chow
Photography assistant: Arturas Bondarciukas 

Special thanks to Orestes Economou

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

London Collections: Mens - Agi & Sam AW15 Back Stage Photography By Karl Slater













The guys at Agi and Sam were kind enough to let me have back stage access to shoot their AW15 London Fashion Week collection for Kaltblut Magazine! Here are a few of my favourite from the day.

A little info about the label:
DESIGNER NAMES: Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton
ORIGIN: Agi is from Yorkshire and Sam is from Stratford-Upon-Avon.
BACKGROUND: Agi studied Fashion Design at Manchester School of Art and Sam studied Illustration at University of Lincoln. While producing print for Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, J.W. Anderson, Armand Basi and Carolyn Massey, he learnt the theory of production, colour and fabric. Agi trained at a Soho based tailors, before spending a year with Alexander McQueen working alongside the menswear team. At McQueen, he learned primarily the importance of research, and the extent at which creativity can be explored. He then went on to work for himself briefly before setting up Agi & Sam.
SIGNATURES: “With a strong emphasis on entirely bespoke print and humour, we believe that fashion should never be taken too seriously. We also endeavour to sit firmly in the middle of brands that fear creating something different and those which push collections too far.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Uncompromising colour."

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Conrad Bischoff : Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


American born Conrad Bischoff got into modelling at an early age, scouted by one of the biggest agencies in the US. Conrad’s “dandy” look had helped him secure editorials in some amazing publications such as Fucking young, purple magazine and the fashionisto. It comes to no surprise to us that at the young age of 18 he’s already modelled for the big fashion players such as Prada, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc. With such a great portfolio of clients behind him we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this weeks Model Of London! Lets take a moment to get to know Conrad a little better and find out what its like working with the big guys.

Name: Conrad Bischoff
Age: 18 
Birthplace: NJ, USA
Agency: Established-London, Red NYC
Category: Fashion
How were you discovered: I was living in Greenwich village last summer when my agent George at Red scouted me. After a couple of months i officially signed with them.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Walking Prada AW14 as a worldwide exclusive. I had a blast and the expresso they gave us was amazing!!
Whats your dream booking: Probably a Givenchy or Saint Laurent campaign.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: A young Yves saint Laurent, his thick framed glasses and skinny suits are just so cool...also Lord Byron and his exotic attires.
What item of clothing could you not live without: A good coat, either leather moto or wool overcoat.
How do you keep fit: Ive always loved running but recently I've been getting into cooking new, healthy dishes as substitutes for food thats not so good for your body.
Whats you favourite food: I love anything pesto! Also chicken nuggets.
What do you do for fun: Other than just being out with friends, i love doing small photography projects.
Whats the best thing about being you: Getting away with being a moany lil' bitch 90% of the time.
If you were an animal what would you be: A raven
Instagram: @conradbischoff

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy
Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Gwilym Pugh: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Gwilym 
Age: 30 (shhhhh)
Birthplace: Wales 
Agency: First Models (London) KULT Models (Germany)
Category: Fashion 

Gwilym is no stranger to success, found gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as Cosmopolitan and Huffington Post.  Gwilym’s distinctive style as the perfect English gentleman appeals to the fashion minded.  Being featured in the critically acclaimed Red Hot 100 by Thomas Knights, Gwilym on the fast tack to stardom.

Gwilym can be found gracing the walls of global super retailers such as Duchamp London, Diesel and Bellfield. being known for his striking blue eyes and trademark red beard Gwilym is this weeks model of London!

How were you discovered: I was approached by some photographers through Instagram originally. After moving to London i was scouted by First.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Being named as one of the 13 Hottest Male Red Heads Ever by Cosmopolitan Magazine was pretty surreal.
Whats your dream booking: Harley Davidson on location in Yosemite National Park, California.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. I joke.... I'm a big fan of John Varvatos.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Its a new addition but my burgundy leather jacket.
How do you keep fit: My super smoothies along with cycling and yoga.
Whats you favourite food: Thai green curry with jasmine rice is my specialty.
What do you do for fun: I play harmonica and guitar. Im also a closet nerd and love sci-fi books and movies.
Whats the best thing about being you:  I have to mention this glowing beacon on my face at least once I guess! It works like an ice-breaker without having to open my mouth lol I love it!
If you were an animal what would you be: An Orangutan.
Instagram: GwilymCPugh

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy

Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

BLAQ ZINQ for KALTBLUT MAGAZINE Online exclusive! Ones to watch.








With the fashion industry growing by the day! Headwear is to men what handbags are to women!
New and exciting luxury headwear label BLAQ ZINQ plans to set the way in high class design for mens headwear that most other design labels overlook. 

In the build up to their launch. We meet the creative mind behind the band and find out wants in store for mens accessories in 2015

Tell us a bit about BLAQ ZINQ. 
BLAQ ZINQ wanted to look closely at the details of headwear and recreate them in a better way and then push headwear further by always bringing fresh forward thinking designs.
We felt it was important to honour the creative genius found in the different Arts, those that push the human race forward. Our hats are like the crown that sit on top of the mind, so we have named every hat after great philosophers, innovators, and remarkable artists who gave something incredible to the world and who we like to call "The Creative Minds”.

What’s your inspection behind your current collection? 
To produce a headwear brand that was like no other ever made, something that people would love, we  were inspired to be the headwear brand that was for the style focused individual. First collection was use of textures and embroidery,with the use of a predominant black colour throughout. 

Who would you most like to see wearing your range?
Obviously a lot of obvious cool, elegant, fashionable people like Pharrell Williams,J ustin Timberlake or Rihanna yes, but secretly someone like a Barack Obama or a Richard Branson would be cool, cause they would then instantly become cool-er. lol. or even the Artist "Banksy" first ever face reveal was with a BLAQ ZINQ hat.

Whats the best piece of advice you were ever given? 
It was 2 pieces of advice by different people but go together.. 
1 Do it with passion, or not at all.
2 Do something right the first time so you won't have to go back to do it again.

Tell us about your journey that lead you to this point.
Personally, I have been playing professional football for 17 seasons, I've lived a very eventful life living in 6 different countries across the world so my experiences ignite my creative mind. 

Whats the best thing about running BLAQ ZINQ.
I think it's everyday, working on what we are passionate about.

Why did you decide to start BLAQ ZINQ?
It was because no one else was doing what we are doing.I was always looking for hats that had style and quality and there wasn't a lot out there, so it was natural to look into creating it myself.

Who's your favourite fashion icon? 
Tom ford is brilliant, sharp and elegant, but I think someone like Michael Jackson was incredible in his style.

What do you do in your free time? 
Everything is so busy in my life so can be hard to do simple things so i enjoy doing the simple things when I can. I also enjoy a nice restaurant,my fave is Asian fusion.i Iove travelling too and It's not uncommon for me to be on a plane 2/3 times a month. One day I could be in America and next day be in Canada or UK.

What does the Future hold for BLAQ ZINQ? 
We are working on some amazing things but we can't really talk about yet, all I can say is you will see collaborations and even more originality. We are very excited about the great ideas we are working on.

Links:
www.blaqzing.com

Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Text: Karl Slater

Ellen Burton: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


MODELS OF LONDON! Celebrated face Ellen Burton takes center stage in her own interview and accompanying photostory capturing the quirky character behind the brows!  Ellen’s career has taken her to the glossy pages of International Vogue, Marie Claire and the cover of Hunger Mag to name but a few, so it’s no wonder KALTBLUT Magazine wanted to find out more! 

Sharing everything from how she got into modelling to her love of pajama’s, Ellen’s personality glitters as much as her beautiful pics do! 

Name: Ellen Burton 
Age: 18 
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk 
Agency: Profile Model Management 
Category: Fashion
How were you discovered: I actually just walked into the agency. I used to be a child model and wanted to see if i could get an agency in London, I wasn't expecting to be taken on because of my height! 
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: My hunger shoot with Rankin for Prada. It was both fashion and film. It actually made the front cover of Rankin's magazine. 
Whats your dream booking: Would love to work with Mert & Marcus so anything with them would be a dream!
Who's your favourite fashion icon: The almighty Kate Moss! 
What item of clothing could you not live without: PJ's!!!
How do you keep fit: I don't. Although sometimes i run for the bus...
Whats you favourite food: Hawaiian pizza! 
What do you do for fun: Sleep? 
Whats the best thing about being you: My mahogany desk and leather bound book collection. 
If you were an animal what would you be: CAT!!!!!!!!!
Instagram: ellieburton012

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Kiehls & A la Carte Cosmetics
Wardrobe: Dress by American Apparel and Bomber jacket by Unconditional