Dylan Samson

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The team at LASTLOOK is thrilled to announce the launch of LASTLOOK 2.0 for iPhone. Now that the app is live in the App Store, we would like to invite you to download LASTLOOK 2.0 from the iOS App Store, free for a limited time.

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Wendy McNett, photo by Michael Williams

Wendy McNett, photo by Michael Williams

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with freelance fashion stylist Wendy McNett. Based out of New York, Wendy has worked as a stylist for 18 years, mixing the glamorous with the experimental to develop a highly unique style. With work that has graced the pages of publications such as the foreign editions of Harper’s Bazaar, Wendy recently wrote to us from her home office in New York to talk about some of her previous projects, her views on collaboration, and some photographers and subjects she would love to work with.

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Sarah Barclay in Australia

Sarah Barclay in Australia

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with Sarah Barclay, Executive Creative Director at the ad agency JWT and recently named one of the 36 Most Creative Women in Advertising by Business Insider. Beginning her career in Australia, Sarah has worked in the ad world for years, working with clients like Nestle, FedEx, and Mercedes Benz along the way. Having won many awards for her work over the years, Sarah recently wrote to us to talk about her love of working with people from disparate backgrounds, a memorable underwear ad, and collaborating with cats for a series of music videos.

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Catinca Tabacaru

Catinca Tabacaru

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with Catinca Tabacaru, owner and director of the CATINCA TABACARU gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Having spent years as a human rights lawyer, Catinca began working as an art dealer and curator in 2009 when she founded Tinca Art Inc. Expanding Tinca Art into a public gallery this past May, Catinca recently emailed us from New York City to talk about how travel effects her work, her favorite show she’s ever curated, and her love of Antoni Gaudi.

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Daniela Federici

Daniela Federici

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with commercial director and fashion photographer Daniela Federici. Born in Australia and based out of New York City, Daniela’s career has seen her work with brands like Nike, Samsung and BMW, and photograph celebrities like Debbie Harry and Chloe Sevigny. With work that has graced the pages of magazines including Vogue, Interview and Elle, Daniela recently emailed us from  Mission Beach, Australia to talk about some of the celebrities she’s had the pleasure of working with, pulling inspiration from unlikely places, and an emotional photo shoot in Mumbai.

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Susan Hengst

Susan Hengst

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with fashion designer Susan Hengst, owner of Hengstboutique in Manhattan’s East Village, and the designer for her own label, HengstNYC. Founding the HENGST label in the early 2000s, Susan has created beautiful collections designed for women with a busy lifestyle. A nominee for the National Design Award in Fashion at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian for several years running, Susan recently emailed us from her New York Studio to discuss the process of creating her current collection, the inspiration behind her “No Such Creature”  dress, and a new collaboration she is currently working on with some of her customers.

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Christine de Lassus

Christine de Lassus

When fashion stylist Christine de Lassus looks at clothes, the first thing she sees is a story. The cut, the drape, the history behind the piece; everything about it mixes with her knowledge of the industry, to create narratives that bring the fashion world to life. She gives these stories life through her spreads published in magazines like the international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Official. Born in Paris, Christine’s career has been defined by these stories, drawing inspiration not only from the pieces themselves, but from some of her favorite film directors and photographers, bringing as much influence from the films of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch and the photographs of Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Garry Winogrand as she does Prada, Alexander McQueen and Charles James. With a career that’s spanned over two decades and allowed her to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the business, Christine recently spoke with LASTBLOG about the roots of her career, her frustration with the changing nature of fashion publications, and how she creates the stories that define her work.

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Antoaneta Metchanova in Phoenix, Arizona

Antoaneta Metchanova in Phoenix, Arizona

For our 5 Questions series, we ask creative professionals five questions about the nature of creation and collaboration. This week we spoke with Antoaneta Metchanova, global créative director at Publicis 133 Lux, a french advertising agency that specializes in working with premium and luxury brands. Her career has taken her to cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Paris, where she’s worked with high end brands and visionary artists to create ads with some of the most prestigious agencies in the business. With over 15 years in the ad world, and a portfolio that would turn heads, Antonaeta has won just about every single award for advertising in existence, and established herself as one of the go-to creative directors for premium and luxury advertising. Though she’s constantly working on new and astonishing ads, Antoaneta recently wrote us while on a trip from Paris to Saint-Malo to talk about her favorite ad she’s ever created, some of the award winning artists she’s had the pleasure to work with, and how it’s important to find inspiration in everything.

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Ji Lee

Ji Lee

As a creative strategist at Facebook, Ji Lee operates at the cross-section between creativity and technology, creating art that reflects both worlds. After a long career in the ad world, where he worked as creative director for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Droga5, Ji moved into the tech sector in 2008, working as a creative director at Google before moving into his current role at Facebook at 2011. With a fondness for personal projects – many of which have a strong presence on the internet – Ji’s work takes on many modern cultural tableaux with a strong element of humor and a focus on collaboration and participation from his audience.

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Tommy Zung

Tommy Zung

Most may think architecture was simply in Tommy Zung’s blood. It’s a fair assumption, particularly with architects like Thomas T.K. Zung for a father, and Buckminster Fuller for a godfather. Fuller (or Bucky as Zung calls him), is widely considered to be the father of the geodesic dome – having popularized the structure’s use – and is one of the most influential neo-futurist architects of all time, was a major figure in Zung’s childhood. His father, a student of Fuller’s, had made a name for himself at Edward Durell Stone, where, among other major projects, he helped design the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the New Orleans International Trade Mart, and United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, before merging his own practice with Fuller’s to form Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, and Zung.

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