Star Von Bunny – A Model’s Tale
The life of an aspiring model is a difficult one to be sure. Having the right skin tone, being the right height, eating the right foods, knowing the right people. The endless list of “rights” that one has to be makes the modeling profession less a glamorous endeavor and more a “job”.
Kim Canter, creative director at J. Mendel decided to document the life of an aspiring model in her Star Von Bunny A Model Tale book. Tongue firmly in cheek, the book serves as a quasi-memoir of sorts that follows the ups and downs of a stuffed animal from the Hallmark family of stuffed animals.
In what serves to be a fun romp through various cities, meetings with different celebrities (we’re talking tons of cameos from the likes of Carine Roitfeld to Beyonce Knowles), a serious sweaty fur inducing yoga session and a bit of drug experimentation (Bunny as she now known becomes addicted to powdered sugar).
The book is as ridiculous as it is whimsical, delightful and fun. There are several laugh out loud moments. One particular moment is when she says:
“When I go on my casting call at Chanel, they seem interested in using me as a pincushion instead of a model. Ouch”
This is definitely a book that you will want to pick up for the fashion lover in your life, or for yourself.
Star Von Bunny – A Model Tale by Kim Canter
Design and Illustration by Ellen Kahn