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I got to see THE FAULT IN OUR STARS! And it was perfect and amazing Okay?

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So I generally use this space to share my work, but yesterday I got to do something amazing, I got to see my absolute favorite book come life on the big screen! I was lucky enough to attended the very first fan screening of The Fault in Our Stars! I don’t think there has ever been a movie I have been more excited to see. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is my absolute favorite book, its beautiful, heartbreaking and just perfect. When I heard this was being made into a movie I was really excited, but I was  also really nervous. I went through various stages… excitement, criticism (at first I wasn’t sure about the casting, of course later I put my foot in my mouth because it was perfect!) nervousness, and then more excitement. 

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So what did I think of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars? ( I promise no spoilers) It was absolutely perfect. From start to finish there was not one moment that I did not think was perfect. It was as though they went inside my head when I was reading the book and put it on the screen in front of me. Even the things that weren’t necessarily described in the book, like Hazel’s house. I was like wow that’s Hazels house exactly how I pictured it. I will be the first to admit when the movie was first cast I had my reservations, which I think is normal when you love something so much, its hard to image someone doing your favorite characters justice or brining them to life. But I have nothing but praise for this cast! they brought each and every character perfectly to life. Ansel Elgort, was Augustus Waters, there is no one else who could have played Gus the way Ansel did. I was so blown away, he made me laugh and broke my heart. Shailene Woodley was the perfect Hazel Grace Lancaster. For me when the casting was first announced Shailene was the one I needed the most convincing for but like I said… foot meet mouth, because like Ansel She was Hazel Grace, and together they brought my two favorite charters to life beyond anything I could have dreamed of. Nat Wolff, was hilarious and perfect as Isacc and again, exactly how I pictured from the book. And really they couldn’t have picked a better pair for Hazels parents. Laura Dern and Sam Trammell were just perfect. And I can’t forget Mike Birbiglia as Patrick, and Willem Dafoe as Peter Van HoutenI know I keep saying PERFECT but honestly that is the only word to use here. This amazing team of people director Josh Boone, writers John Green (novel), Scott Neustadter(screenplay) took something that was so special and important to the fans of this book and brought it to life in the best possible way. 

(my reaction post TFIOS screening)

Seeing this movie with a room full of TFIOS fans who love the book as much as I do was a great experience. Never have I seen a room full of people openly express so many emotions. We laughed hysterically at the funny parts, and there were lots of funny parts! and then we sobbed, ugly cried, and sobbed some more. By the end of the film and I don’t know about everyone else but myself and those I was with felt like we had been hit by a mack truck with the range of emotions we experienced. And judging by the people around me I think its safe to say everyone felt that way. But that’s how the book makes you feel, so I think it’s safe to say they did their job perfectly! 

Also, John Green, Nat Wolff and Josh Boone came out to intro the film! Which Was an Awesome surprise! 

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Go See The Fault in Our Stars when It opens June 6th. And if you haven’t read the book by John Green grab a few boxes of tissues and go! 

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COVER SHOOT WITH ACTOR SAM WITWER FOR OUCH MAGAZINE!

I recently had the pleasure of shooting the very cool Sam Witwer, star of the show Being Human for this months cover of  Ouch! Magazine. I loved the mood of this shoot, very classic, with a bit of an edge.

We had a great team; Celebrity Stylist & Fashion Editor: Rhonda McNight, Kaye Tuckerman for Inglot Cosmetics, Amanda Forsyth on hair & Kate Sweeney as my assistant for the day. 

Here are some photos from the shoot, and be sure to pick up a copy out now! Ouch Magazine

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A few Polaroid’s from the shoot. 

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A New Adventure!

Every so often we get really lucky in life and meet people that we just click with. About two years ago at a fashion week event I meet the styling duo Jonathan Andrew and Alexandera Anderson of Jandy Monroe. I remember instantly knowing I wanted to work with them. Eventually we got together and started brain storming ideas and we have been working together ever since.

Over the last year we have produced some amazing shoots and fashion editorials. Our work has been seen in publications such as Fucking Young, Ouch & Superior to name a few, and we have produced shoots for artist & brands  such as Great Caesar, Indigo Africa and Comint Apparel Group.

I honestly can’t express how happy I am to have found these two great minded and talented people to work with, and I am happy to announce that we have joined forces to launch a new creative team Jandy Monroe Studio.  Jandy Monroe is a creative production and styling company specializing in the fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle industries. 

Jandy Monroe Studio is a one-stop resource for any upcoming editorial, ad campaign, or promotional material you or your company may need.

Check out our new site below and share it with your friends!

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK F/W 14

It’s that time of the year again New York Fashion Week F/W 14.  I had the pleasure of attending some great shows With the dream team Jandy Monroe. Yesterday I decided to bring along my camera and I captured some great moments on the runway. 

Badgley Mischka

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam

Cam’ron closes the show. 

CAMPAIGN FOR [ep_anoui] by Eva Poleschinski SS 14’

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of shooting the campaign  for the very talented Austrian designer Eva Poleschinski for her spring 2014 collection “Enchanted Aspiration”  

Here are some of the images from the campaign, as well as a film I directed for the collection.

ep_ anoui by Eva Poleschinski s/s 14 from Meg urbani on Vimeo.

Credits/

ep_ anoui by Eva Poleschinski s/s 14
"Enchanted Aspiration"

Director/ Meg Urbani
Designer/ ep_ anoui by Eva Poleschinski 
Hair & Makeup/ Amanda Forsyth
Editing/ Meg Urbani
Model/ Yuen Sze Jia @Major

EDITORIAL FOR FUCKING YOUNG!

Editorial for Fucking Young! featuring actor and Model Kofi Siriboe,

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For more check out the editorial on Fucking Young! 

PHOTOGRAPHY/ MEG URBANI

STYLIST/ JANDY MONROE

GROOMING/ AMANDA FORSYTH

FEATURING/ KOFI SIRBOE @wilhelmina