Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Hamish Bowles on X Factor USA Xx

Hamish Bowles as Leo Mercure in
Jean Paul Gaultier and Rod Keenan New York Top Hat
Photographed for US Vogue by Joseph Cultice
picture used for promotional purposes and not intended to infringe copyright

Hamish Bowles is the veritable star! Xx

Hamish Bowles American Vogue's European Editor-at-Large auditioned for X Factor USA.  He became the hairdresser Leo Mercure and wore a Mugler Suit, Philip Treacy Fedora and Christian Louboutin Rock Star golden shoes to sing 
his audition of Britney Spears 'Oops!...I did it again'

Like Anna Wintour says in American Vogue this month 'The Easy part of Hamish's makeover was the clothes: I don't think he will mind me saying he loves to dress up; when I first encountered Hamish in London in the eighties, he turned up in a Chanel jacket 
with a chain-strap purse.'

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 Click on the links below to buy Hamish Bowles fabulous books
Vogue the Covers


my favourite ever

The World in Vogue
People Parties Places

Hamish Bowles always has been a genius.

I worked as Fashion Coordinator at Harpers with him when he was Fashion Director
 in London 1987-8.  Elizabeth Walker and Camilla Nickerson were also Fashion Editors and Harpers was edited by 
Nicholas Coleridge who is now Managing Editor of Conde Nast.

Here are some examples of Hamish's Fashion brilliance!

January 1988
Photographer David Seidner
Hair Thierry Marino
Make up Laurie Starrett

Jackie O
with the very lovely Carla Bruni 
Photographs by Robert Erdmann
Hair by Sam McKnight
Make-up Laurie Starrett


October 1987
Photograph  Andrew Macpherson
Marpessa in Christian Lacroix
Hair Klaus
Make-up Laurie Starrett


Photographs by Perry Ogden
at Strokestown Park House
Hair Ray Allington
Make-up Regina Harris


December 1987
Photograph Javier Valhonrat
Model Kristen Mcmenamy
Hair  Perrine Rougemont
Make-up Cynthia Waldren

Clan Gathering
Photographs by Javier Valhonrat
Hair  Perrine Rougemont
Make-up Cynthia Waldren


Lara Harris

Betty Lago & Lara Harris

Iman & Kim Alexis

Bean Lundgren & Tina Chow

Betty Lago & Iman


Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe
Hair by Ray Allington
Make-up by Mark Nahmias


February 1988
Photographer David Seidner
Hair Thierry Marino
Make up Laurie Starrett

Classics with a Twist of Lime
Photographer Mario Testino
Hair Perrine Rougemont
Make up Carol Brown


until next time  J Xx

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