Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Too cool for school: Julia Nobis covers Oyster au naturel

Since she first rocketed into fashion orbit back in February, booked as a Calvin Klein New York Fashion Week exclusive, there has been no stopping Julia Nobis. Burberry is the latest major fashion name to be seduced by her edgy, tomboy vibe, for its Fall Burberry Black collection lookbook. Tomorrow, the 18 year-old  lands on her second magazine cover (after last month's cover of another, much smaller, Australian magazine Love/Want): Oyster issue #88. Here is a first look, together with a sample of the 12-page “J for Julia” editorial inside. Shot in lowres and without makeup by Rene Vaile, Nobis posed in and around her childhood Sydney home – that's her poster-plastered bedroom - with her little brother making a cameo. Nobis wears some of her own clothes in the shots including, hilariously, this Rose Bay Secondary College polo shirt, above, complete with Year 12 farewell tributes – signed less than 12 months ago. One tribute reads “You are cooler than cool”, demonstrating that well before she was discovered by RUSSH, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Prada and Australian, British and Italian Vogue, even her schoolmates thought she rocked. 

Also in issue 88 are interviews with Gareth Pugh; actors Carey Mulligan and Jos├ęphine de la Baume; Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas; the High Priestess of polka dots, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama; emerging Australian fashion name Elliott Ward-Fear; American artist Dan Colen and Kiwi sculptor Michael Parekowhai – the latter interviewed by his mate, NZ fashion star Karen Walker.

Other fashion editorial was shot by Mari Sarai (eight pages accompanying the Pugh profile), Cameron Smith, Brooke Nipar, Ben Sullivan, Darren McDonald and Guillaume Lechat, with styling by Imogene Barron, Verity Parker, Mags Crow, Kate Ruth, Paul Bui, David Bonney.

all images: supplied exclusively to frockwriter by oyster


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