Last year we crowned Hanneli as The New Sartorialist. Quite the lofty title but we knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world started to take note, including Vogue, who featured Ms. Mustaparta in their March issue, joining fashion photoblogger darlings Todd Selby, Garance Dore, and Tommy Ton. Although she only started her blog a year ago, her work behind the camera has quickly established the model-turned-photographer as not only a pretty face, but a pretty notable talent as well. “Having modeled has definitely given me an insight to photography–not the technical part, as when I was working I couldn’t really spend time asking photographers all the questions I had, but more on the relation and communication with the object and the way I use my eye,” says Hanneli. “What appeals to me about photography is that I can form something from my own point of view, versus modeling where you are in a setting to help others form their idea. It was amazing to be a part of, but it’s also lot of fun taking the opposite role.”
Hanneli’s insane schedule includes splitting her time between New York and her native Norway—where she’s also an MTV VJ—snapping photos for high-fashion mags, and being invited to shoot and attend the entirety of fashion month each season. Reminiscing on this past NYFW, the photographer notes Miu Miu (“It was unexpected with the bellbottom pants and the thick but sweet fabrics”), Rodarte (“It was beautiful. I loved the knits, veils, and the fluorescent shoes”) and Celine (“So sleek and elegant) as some of her favorite shows. When asked of her upcoming plans, Hanneli mentioned that she’d really like to share, but it’s all a secret for now. My guess is a designer collaboration.
1. Delfina Delettrez – Silver Hand Ring – “It has such a different feel to it and brings a little joy when you look down.”
2. Acne – Adonis Leather Jacket with Suede Sleeves – “The mix of beige suede with white leather is amazing, and the design and fit is really good.”
3. Jean-Pierre Braganza – Bifrons Shorts – “They’re high-waisted and slightly high cut over the thighs, which is really hot. I haven’t decided on the black or the neon pink yet.”
Self-portrait by Hanneli Mustaparta