Beautiful and has great fashion sense! Did anyone watch that programme on her as a photographer? She looked great! I love the way how she uses her accessories to draw the more attention by standing out against that black.
I remember seeing another picture of her using a corsage and attaching it to a wrap dress, where the two sides of the material meet.
(kinda OT but how do you attach pictures?)
flaunt the imperfection..
check in the members support and feedback section...
there should be some topics about attaching images...
most questions have ben asked and answered in there so it's a good place to look for solutions to any issues you may have...
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
I like this outfit. sorry its so small, couldnt find any more pictures
i have to admit i dont know much about her. I know she is (danish and peruvian but danish in nationality and lives in NY)/supermodel/mum/photgrapher but a fashion designer too? I'm guessing this Butik store sells clothes which she herself has designed and made? Is it in NY?
Where can I find photos which she has taken?
Last edited by missy-t1; 28-04-2005 at 01:43 AM.
A biography from the site, which is excellent by the way, with lots of other models represented.
Born on Christmas day to a Danish father and Peruvian mother, Helena Christensen grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her childhood interests included music and photography.
In 1986, she was selected as MISS DENMARK and competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Following this experience, Helena left her home for Paris at the age of eighteen to pursue a modelling career. She caught the eye of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh who quickly shot her for the cover of English VOGUE. This lead to the many requests from photographers and designers for editorials, advertising campaigns, and runway shows.
The leaders of the fashion world have endlessly showered praise on Helena’s captivating looks. A favorite of GIANNI VERSACE, he once described Helena as having ‘the most beautiful body’ and KARL LAGERFELD added that she has 'a figure type that’s very rare. Nobody
has better legs.’ JOHN GALLIANO comments, ‘she fills clothes with life and fire’.
Helena's popularity sky-rocketed when she was cast in 1991 for Chris Isaak’s music video WICKED GAME. The video was shot on the dark sands and surf of Hawaii by Herb Ritts. The video was voted as THE SEXIEST VIDEO OF ALL-TIME by MTV.
Helena had lucrative cosmetic contracts with REVLON in 1993 & '94 and COVER GIRL in 1995.
Herb Ritts photographed Helena for the 1994 famed PIRELLI calendar.
Her great success, including countless magazine covers, has allowed Helena to be more selective about her work.
Helena is perhaps most recognized for her 1997 television and ad campaigns for VICTORIA'S SECRET, as one of their signature ANGELS.
After her contractual obligations with Victoria's Secret came to an end, Helena was signed by lingerie company PLAYTEX.
Helena has worked in various film and television projects including: MTV’s FASHIONABLY LOUD; the 1992 independent film INFERNO; Robert Altman’s (READY-TO-WEAR) PRèT-à-PORTER; and a cameo in the 1998 comedy THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY.
Helena had offered her creative talents as reporter, photographer and journalist for the publication NYLON, believing that her constant travelling ventures could bring (the magazine) a perspective from an outside influence.
In fact, Helena consistently shoots editorial stories for publications including VOGUE and ELLE.
In 2000, designer ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA chose Helena for his advertising campaign, shot by Steven Klein. With the success of this campaign, Helena was also photographed by Helmut Newton for Alessandro Dell'Acqua fragrance. Helen then returned to the runway that season exclusively for the designer. In the Fall of 2003, Helena shot self-portraits for Alessandro Dell'Acqua's S/S 2004 men's collection which was celebrated at a photo exhibition in Milan.
Helena hooked-up with Emanuel Ungaro as photographer interpreting a publi-editorial exclusively for Italian Vogue's September 2003 issue. In the same month, Helena was photographed through the eyes of Alex Cayley in another Emanuel Ungaro publi.
As Helena continues her photography, she also chooses her modelling jobs carefully, as seen in Italian, French, Australian, Spanish and German Vogue with Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Michel Comte and Mark Abrahams.
Helena teamed with Carlsberg Export to realize their new ad campaign, entitled Desirably Danish, which celebrates the hottest things to originate from Denmark. The campaign, which stars the muse of model Vibe Sorensen, marks Helena's biggest commercial job to date as photographer.
On April 27, 2005 Helena opened BUTIK, a Manhattan-based store located on Hudson Street which carries items from Danish designers as well as vintage pieces, antiques, furniture, chocolates and flowers...all the things Helena loves.
Helena has been quoted stating ‘real life starts when I stop being a model’ and has described having a family as a goal. In Oct 1999, Helena gave birth to her first son, Mingus, with her companion, actor Norman Reedus. They have recently relocated to New York City.
An editorial from 10, by Harri Peccinotti
To continue with my obsessive posting on this thread...
An article about Helena from telegraph.co.uk
Fashion junkie: Helena Christensen
Danish-born Christensen was one of the original supermodels who emerged in the late 1980s, and has since diversified into a number of pursuits. As well as co-founding the New York-based style magazine Nylon in 1999, she started an alternative career as a photographer. In April this year she launched a shop in New York with her friend the floral designer Leif Sigerson. Named Butik (a Danish word meaning old-fashioned speciality store), it sells furniture, vintage clothing, contemporary designers ('mostly Scandinavian'), jewellery and flowers. She lives between New York and Copenhagen with her five-year-old son Mingus.
Which pieces are on your wish list this season? I've already got one of them - a Stella McCartney bikini - and I'm still wishing for a lavender-blue Chanel chiffon dress, pleated with chiffon flowers attached.
Marc by Marc autumn/winter 2005/6
Which was your favourite show this season? I loved Tsumori Chisato - her clothes are so special and wonderful (brownsfashion.com)
Who are your favourite designers at the moment? I really like Marc Jacobs' Marc by Marc collection, and then I love the Danish Baum und Pferdgarten collection (baumundpferdgarten.dk). Both these lines and Chisato's are quite quirky, beautiful and different.
Which pair of shoes has caught your eye recently? Camilla Staerk's crocheted leather sandals and Marc Jacobs' knitted high heels.
What do you wear to work? Right now it's boiling here, so maybe something very light - like a strapless Miu Miu bright red cotton-dress that I love and Staerk's sandals… and our shop-aprons.
Which are the staple pieces in your wardrobe? There's nothing - it's one big mish-mash of clothes, colours and patterns.
What do you wear when you are relaxing at home? Underwear.
And on a night out? A long Victorian hand-crocheted cotton dress, with a yellow necklace made of coloured wooden beads (by Veronica Chiva).
What has been your biggest fashion indulgence? It was probably a Prada dress I bought, made from thick brown silk, decorated with little diamonds and pearls.
What is the biggest fashion mistake you have ever made? It would have been pretty much everything I wore as a teenager… but then again, most of it was so awful, it was cool.
Which are your favourite shops? In New York John Derian (johnderian.com), a beautiful home- accessories store, and Castor and Pollux, a boutique in Brooklyn (001 718 398 4141). In Copenhagen Fil de Fer, Gallery September, Basalt. In Tokyo Kiddyland, a five-storey toystore in Harajuku, and the souks in Morocco.
Where do you shop for your son? I like Yoya for kids, in New York (636 Hudson St; 001 646-336-6844; yoyashop.com).
What are your favourite hotels? Blakes in London (blakeshotels.com), Amanpuri in Phuket (amanresorts.com), the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok (mandarin-oriental.com/bangkok) and La Colombe d'Or in the south of France (la-colombe-dor.com)
Which is your favourite coffee shop? When I'm in New York, I love Pastis (pastisny.com), and in Copenhagen, I love Café Europa.
Interview by Naomi West
Butik, 605 Hudson Street; 001 212 367 8014
Plus a couple of pics from www.isifa.com
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