I’m in love with the Hitchcockian campaign for Jil Sander. The models looking through the broken glass and the shadowy staircase create the element of horror, which is polar opposite of the Spring presentation, yet the silhouettes emanate the feeling and a refreshing look at their inspiration.
Everyone from WWD to Grazia is reporting that Raf Simons is in talks with Dior. This seems odd. So many people have been reported to have been in talks with the company after Galliano got the boot. We’ve heard everyone from Ackermann, Tisci, to Elbaz, and of course, Marc Jacobs. This new pairing just doesn’t seem to fit. Don’t get me wrong, Raf’s designs are wonderful, but he’s first and foremost a menswear designer, and his work at Jil Sander doesn’t seem to mesh well with the Dior crowd, perhaps. Maybe we’re all used to John Galliano’s drama and excessive exuberance. I know Galliano’s designs have been said to be overdone and getting a little been there, done that, so why is it so hard to find a replacement?
Miranda, rejoice! I’ve been awaiting Miranda Kerr’s Jil Sander campaign after Prada’s, her first foray into high fashion campaigns. I did not know how she would fit in with Jil, but the whole aesthetic is very pleasing with it being simple and clean with a touch of provocation. She is joined by models Kasia Struss and Aiden Andrews for menswear, shot by Willy Vanderperre and Oliver Rizzo.
The weather is hot and humid and everyone always enjoys something that cools you down. The bodies here keep it very steamy, but a popsicle goes a long way. Sexy, cute, and campy. River acts a bit of a skank and needs to learn how to model, but who’s really looking past those bodies?
It took me a while to post this editorial up on my blog. I finally figured out where I could find the source and decided to head to Google. Nonetheless, I was redirected to a photo of an open vagina and my world was terribly shaken and almost gave up right then and there. I endured on after such blunt, visual trauma and was eventually welcomed to quite the summer editorial. Just like Jil Sander’s Spring 2011 menswear, DayGlo is the way to go. Excuse me for rhyming. Well, here’s the sexy editorial from Guapo‘s summer issue.
Model: River Viiperi, Roger Frampton, Ryan Mertz and Erik Johansson
Photographer: Steve Morriss
Stylist: Simon Harris
Miranda Kerr’s career is in full drive now. The Australian beauty is branching from the VS Angels into high fashion, landing editorial and high fashion campaign gigs for Fall 2010/11. She’s featured in i-D, Elle, and Numéro Magazine. i-D started the Miranda trend with the nude eyebrows, and she looked alien and not herself. Elle brings back the sex kitten we all know. I love the Giambattista Valli python pumps, they’re absolutely to die for, but I wish her hair was a little less I just woke up and decided to put on some sexy clothes and a little more Kate Moss’s fray trend. Nothing too high fashion yet, so moving on to Numéro. They bring back the nude eyebrows that seem to be a growing trend, yet they aren’t cute on Miranda, yet I really like the direction they were going for in this shoot. The eyebrows are really something to downplay her sexpot traits. She’s almost too pretty and doesn’t have any terribly interesting features about her, so I really think the nude eyebrows work in her advantage. Her breasts are no big surprise, been there done that, but the styling is fairly decent with the bad little schoolgirl persona she plays. I think the lighting really helps this a lot. I think she’s almost there. I can’t wait until the Jil Sander campaign. It’s nice to see an Angel spread her wings, no pun intended.