Photographers: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Model: Alyssa Miller
The Vogue cover girl will star alongside War Horse star Peter Mullan in the film, adapted from the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Deyn, who received critical acclaim for her part in The Leisure Society in London’s West End earlier this year, will play the film’s female protagonist Chris Guthrie – the resilient heroine of the piece.
“When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story, I’m so honoured and excited to be working with Terence, he’s such an incredible director,” Deyn said. “I can’t wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!”
Set in the early 19th Century in a poverty-stricken rural community in the north-east of Scotland, Sunset Song charts the struggle of Deyn’s character Chris to hold her family – and its floundering farm – together amid personal pressures and the social and economic changes imposed by industrialisation and the looming Great War.
Filming is planned to begin later this year.
Photo & Makeup by Janelle Okwodu for Sans Artifice
It is not every day that you meet a policewoman turned model and considering the amount of fashion happenings that border on questionably legal, perhaps that is a good thing. Still when the stunning Tamara Weijenberg crossed my path I was absolutely floored. The steely gaze, the Brooke Shields brows and the type of presence that girls years older dream about having – she screamed 80s fashion vixen, so naturally it was time to bust out the red lipstick & hot pink blush.
Lily Kwong. Outside of Manhattan, you may not recognize her by name, and that’s okay—for the moment. The laid-back and fresh-faced Kwong, who happens to be the cousin of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award-winning fashion designer-of-the-moment Joseph Altuzarra, is just graduating from Columbia University with a degree in sociology and urban studies, after all. No surprise, in a matter of moments after coming onto the New York social scene, Vogue anointed the dark-haired beauty an It girl. Now she’s a front row fixture at fashion shows and frequently appears in party photos (recently for attending the Dom Pérignon party for artist Rita Ackermann and French composer Koudlam, the American Beauty book party, and Marchesa’s dinner at the Rose Bar).