StyleCaster teamed up with model Crystal Renn for a 3 part cover series entitled, “Crystal Renn: Identity” a week-long editorial project, in collaboration with film and video photographers Dusan Reljin, Cameron Krone and Jason Last.
Crystal Renn was the natural choice for the multi-media project because of her strong sense of self, inherent beauty and willingness to collaborate with each team. Crystal researched a range of references to perfect each of the characters across varying platforms.
Stand By, directed by Jason Last, is all about a woman who can give you these moments of charm and perfection, but who privately (and easily) can become unhinged.
The inspiration mostly stemmed from Aaron Neville’s song from the 60s: Wrong Number,” combined with a scene from Sex and the City‘s finale episode, and Angelina Jolie’s character in Girl, Interrupted all seen through the lens of Courtney Love. Courtney Love once told me she was asked to play Angelina’s role and while I lived for Angelina then, I would’ve loved to see what Courtney would’ve done with the part.
The scene from the Sex and the City finale we gravitated towards was where Carrie is done to such perfection in a show-stopping look (here all in Marchesa), but is ultimately left waiting for her date. We explored this scene, and took glimpses into the 1960s through the
arrestingly beautiful but completely manic eyes of Lisa Rowe from Girl, Interrupted.
James Worthington DeMolet
Links to additional stories from the Crystal Renn Cover Series:
Stills from Stand By, photographed by Fabien Montique
In Her Skin, a fashion editorial, photographed by Cameron Krone
Surfer, a fashion film, directed by Dusan Reljin and Hilde Pettersen Reljin
Sans Hesitation, a video interview with Crystal Renn
Featuring Soundtrack by Miraclebaby
Second Camera: Adam McDaid
Gaffer: Dan Choy Boyar
Grip: Joey D’arco, StyleCaster
Stylist Assistant: Dee Grossmann, StyleCaster
Makeup: Samantha Trinh, Atelier Management
Hair: Amy Farid, Kate Ryan
Model: Crystal Renn, FORD