Thursday, 17 March 2011
New magazine, old cover girl. That's what I like to see - and I'm not talking about Twiggy does Saga. The first issue of Ponystep is out with a selection of different cover stars, my favourite is Jerry Hall looking absolutely stunning in a YSL tuxedo against the bubblegum backdrop (though Christina over at Fashion's Most Wanted prefers Kylie!)
Inside there are some fabulous early photos from Jerry Hall: My Life in Pictures.
Hall talks about moving to Paris, aged 16, with her sister, how she shared a flat with Grace Jones, met Helmut Newton in a club and was working for him the next day, ' We did some pictures for Photo magazine. It was all leather clothes and I was cracking a bullwhip and I then said to him, "Is this a bit porno?" and he said, 'No darling, this is art!'
Sixties-model-turned-Vogue-legend, Grace Coddington also worked with Newton and she's on the cover of Intelligent Life. OK, this is volume number four, but to me that's relatively new-ish. Inside there's a feature written by Julie Kavanagh (Coddington's assistant in the seventies) which you can read here, photos are by David Sims.
Here's fashion editor, Coddington in the water, on a 1973 Helmut Newton shoot for Vogue.
And Jerry Hall on the beach in Cannes in 1975, with Lisa Taylor in Rudi Gernreich swimwear (shot by Helmut Newton):
Helmut Newton and Jerry Hall in 1983:
And I can't sign off without mentioning the hilarious interview with Janice Dickinson in Ponystep, during which ace journalist and That's Not My Age's menswear expert, Paul Tierney is mounted by a nearly-naked JD who at one point admits, 'I once stole an entire rack of Kenzo clothes. Jerry Hall took the boots, and I said "Watch this," and I just wheeled out the fucking rack.'