The Performer

March 10th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Saskia de Brauw’s magic as a model is that she embodies a variety of makeups: the air of a performer, the feminine, the masculine, fluidity, and cultish good looks. In the hands of Cass Bird, there is editorial dynamism to be had. For the cover story of Vogue Korea’s March issue, Bird and Saskia operate in tune creating a kinetic, dance-inspired spread of fashion imagery. Ye Young Kim dresses the story in balletic styling and it’s an underplay of beige gauzy cottons and gossamer silks. Tamara Mcnaughton (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) and Yumi Mori keep things natural by accentuating an already ruddy glow and tousled hair. Cass Bird’s unfettered approach is to introduce her subjects into an environment and capture the results. By remitting some of her control she allows the space to engender and evoke the model’s personality–in this case as the role of dancer. An artist herself, Saskia studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and her own work similarly explores that very kind of relationship with inhabitation. Together some lighthearted theatrics were had instilling a rhapsody of genuine, imperfect movement. Surely Bird’s anti-influence played a role as Saskia comes through as unguarded and untaught–playful and childlike, finessing Saskia’s ability to change her presence from powerful to innocent, and back.

Photos courtesy of Vogue Korea












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The Muses

September 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion is driven by inspirational women and their power and Muse Magazine always gets that. The latest issue is filled with stunning new content and women whose beauty, talent and joie de vivre are nothing short of inspiring. Performance art legend, Marina Abramovic steps into the final frontier with a delightful, space themed story by Guy Aroch, while modeling vet Carmen Kass takes to the streets while sporting pieces from the Chloe archives. Inside you’ll also find: Dree Hemingway and Cass Bird‘s idiosyncratic take on luxury, Jacquelyn Jablonski showing off the season’s darkly elegant pieces, new stories featuring Sara BlomqvistHeidi Mount and so much more.

Daphne Groeneveld by Mariano Vivanco, styling by Charles Varenne

Dree Hemingway by Cass Bird, styling by Ethel Park

Carmen Kass by David Bellemere, styling by Ondine Azoulay

Jacquelyn Jablonski by Fabio Raineri, styling by Keegan Singh

Heidi Mount by Guy Aroch, styling by Joanne Blades

Marina Abramovic by Guy Aroch

Sara Blomqvist by Tim Barber, styling by Susan Winget

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Velvet Underground

August 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Liya Kebede.
Cass Bird.
Vanessa Traina (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists).
The NY Times T Magazine

An immersive editorial that transports you to the lushness of upstate New York’s forests, all while displaying some of the season’s most luxurious velvet pieces. View the full interactive feature on NY Times.


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Oyster Appeal

June 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

The latest edition of Oyster Magazine is all about women power, from cover to cover the issue focuses on strong, dynamic women – models, artists, authors and actresses who bring something fresh to the table. Everyone from Sally Singer, Tavi Gevinson, GIRLS star Lena Dunham, Marisa Berenson and Emma Summerton is featured. On the fashion side, all the stories are shot, styled and art directed by girls, including a special portfolio by Cass Bird of the women who inspire her.

For more on the All Women Issue check out Oyster’s website.

Aurel Schmidt

Sally Singer

Shalom Harlow by Cass Bird, fashion by Stevie Dance

Bambi Northwood Blyth by  Cass Bird

Tasha Tilberg by Cass Bird

Erika Linder by Cass Bird

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The Unsinkable Daria

May 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Daria Werbowy takes the New York Times Magazine to St. Barths as they follow her sailing adventures. Did you know that when she’s not appearing in campaigns for brands like Lancome and Celine, Ms. Werbowy is an avid sailor? Find out more in her NY Times profile:

“Werbowy loves the sea as much as the sun — a few years ago she took a break from modeling and sailed across the Atlantic from New York for 24 days with her father, brother and sister. A few days after our shoot, she would be embarking on a two-month sailing expedition from Guatemala to Belize, island hopping along the coast, then traveling through Central America to Costa Rica. There would be no staff, no captain, no chef, just a few friends and family members. Werbowy would do it all: sail, steer, clean and cook. “Daria can morph into so many different things,” Bird says. “She’s tough as nails.”

Cass Bird captures Daria’s carefree spirit in these alluring shots styled by Sara Moonves: no one does devil may care on a beach quite like Daria.

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Bits & Bytes Photography edition: Naty by Hugh

November 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

If you missed Naty Chabanenko in the atmospheric Cushnie et Ochs S/S 11 campaign by rising young photographer Hugh Lippe/styled by Nicole Vitaglianosee more here.

A fascinating story on Annie Leibovitz‘s position in the “art world”. (via A Photo Editor)

Also from APE, Peter Lindbergh and Harper’s Bazaar wins a photography award.

One of our favorite people, JD Ferguson, backstage and party photographer extraordinaire hangs with supermodel friends for Paper Magazine. Get him a TV spot, stat!

Top Belgium makeup artist, Inge Grognard who has worked with Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela, is out with a gorgeous new book.

If you’re in LA, check out Dossier Magazine’s photography exhibit with Dan Martensen, David Armstrong, Cass Bird and more; curated by Skye Parrott and Alec Friedman.

Photographer Ranjit Grewal passed away suddenly from a heart attack, this Friday will be the memorial for him at Industria. We extend our condolences to his loved ones on the loss of a vibrant young man.

Check out Jeremy Kost‘s show opening Nov 4th until Dec 30th in New York.

The next Visionaire: Fairy Tale presented by Inez & Vinoodh is a “mini library of individually bound children’s books by contemporary artists and photographers”. With John Baldessari, Bjork and Viktor & Rolf contributing, it is sure to be another keeper.

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Born Free

October 7th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Cass Bird captures the carefree, tomboy essence of Freja Beha Erichsen for Dossier Journal, with an editorial that is more about the atmosphere than the clothes. Whether it is a simple shot of Freja standing on a boardwalk, or an engaging portrait of her kneeling in the tall grass, Cass makes each moment look unposed and natural.

Image Credit | RU_Glamour

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Oh Lucky Man!

October 2nd, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Tyler Riggs brings his rakish charms to the pages of Details. The eternally insouciant Riggs strikes devil may care poses as Cass Bird captures every movement with her stylish yet unaffected signature style.

Tyler Riggs by Cass Bird for Details October 2008

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