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Tao Okamoto | V71 Summer 2011 by Damien Neva

On Friday I turned attention Ming Xi‘s haute couture story by Nick Knight that features in V71 Summer 2011, but this morning I have another editorial in mind from the very same issue. Ford’s Tao Okamoto opens a Terry Tsiolis story titled “Girls on Top” on page 112 and thus bolsters the Asian quotient of the self-described “Asian Issue” with that three-headed figure on its cover. “The Lindas and Kates of the ’90s have morphed into the Liu Wens and Fei Feis of today,” declares the article, “Meet the four Asian supermodels laying the fashion world at their feet.” And meet we do starting with Tao Okamoto wearing a Jay Massacret-styled look comprised of a Hugo top and a David Yurman bangle that is complemented by NARS Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow in wing and Duo Eyeshadow in pandora on the eyes and Bumble and bumble Gellac on the hair. For Tao’s second look she wears a knit dress by Stefanel, Mania Mania choker, and Laurence Dacade heels. On eyes and lips Tao wears NARS Cosmetics Eyeshadow in nightlife and Lipstick in belle de jour. With these two looks it isn’t difficult to see why Tao Okamoto most certainly is a girl on top.

Credits include: Publication, V71 Summer 2011; Title, “Girls on Top”; Photography, Terry Tsiolis; Styling, Jay Massacret; Hair, Esther Langham at Art + Commerce; Makeup, Yadim using NARS Cosmetics; Manicure, Gina Viviano, Tatyana Molot both at Artists by Timothy Priano; Photography assistance, David Schulze, Sam Rock, Sam Crawford, Murray Hall, Paola Ambrosi de Magistris; Styling assistance, Olivia Kozlowski; Hair assistance, Charles McNair, Marcos Diaz; Makeup assistance, Raul Otero, Misuzu Miyake; Digital capturing, Alex Verron, David Damico both at Milk Digital; Casting, Michelle Lee at KCD; Casting assistance, Kristina Kim; Production assistance, Fauve Iannizzi; Location, Root (Brooklyn); Retouching, Dtouch; Special thanks, Splashlight.

Tao Okamoto | V71 Summer 2011 (Photography: Terry Tsiolis)

Tao Okamoto | V71 Summer 2011 (Photography: Terry Tsiolis)

Tao Okamoto | V71 Summer 2011 (Photography: Terry Tsiolis)

Tao Okamoto | V71 Summer 2011 (Photography: Terry Tsiolis)


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Thumbs Up. She’s a Killer

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