Here we have two lovely images to the Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 campaign. You know, I think the model choice is fairly decent, and supposedly we are to expect one more model in the campaign, but what really gets me is the setting of the ads. I’m glad they kept the styling exactly, but it loses its charm in that poorly decorated ice cream parlor. I get it. It’s sweet and girly, but I need a bit more effort and a little less obvious studio shots that took little imagination to create the set.
Any thoughts on who the remaining model could be?
Edit: Viewing this on my phone, I really like this. My judgement will be formed at a later date after the complete campaign.
Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 Models: Kati Nescher, Daria Strokous Photographer: Steven Meisel
French fetishist and purely vintage. Gone is the 70s trend and here are the first images from the new Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 ad campaign. The set is missing two models, one of them being the fabulous Fei Fei Sun, but the rest will come out in time. I think this campaign would have been better with all of these models behind Kate and Jessica. Yes?
Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 Models: Daphne Groeneveld, Anaïs Pouliot, Gertrude, Zuzanna Bijoch Photographer: Stephen Meisel
Bow down to excellence. Kate is iconic in every sense of the word. She absolutely stole the show. In light of the clothes, I’m in love. Marc presented pencil skirt silhouettes, beautiful, voluminous furs, wellies with an added platform and heel, and added kink and fetish with materials and in the details, e.g. the adorable masks. Yet, all of this had a disciplined austerity about it all. Really magnificent.
Back to Kate, though. Such incredible presence. She looked wonderful and the cigarette smoking wonder was the most super of all of the supers that walked, including Naomi Campbell. It was really a superb casting.
Resort, it’s a beautiful thing. Louis Vuitton’s first campaign image for resort season brings us a breathtaking view with the feminine printed circle skirt and striped top with the tied leather belt. Who wouldn’t want the money to recreate this in their own lives?
Louis Vuitton Resort 2011 Campaign
Model: Anne Vyalitsyna
Photographer: Mark Segal
Stylist: Julie de Libran
Makeup: Rose Marie Swift
Hair: Tomohiro Ohashi
Over the past week I have noticed I’ve posted a few sexy posts and a few NSFW posts. Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me I just love naked people, I don’t know, but we’re in some dire need of sweet, pretty fashion before everyone goes into tits-and-ass overload. I, of course, would like to see the results of such a condition, but maybe it’s best not best we witness such a tragedy.
My, my, what do we have here? Why it’s Jessica Stam. A spoonful of Stammie makes the medicine go down. This Spanish editorial for Harper’s Bazaar brings out Fall’s velvets and flowing fabrics. I never pictured that Louis Vuitton gown in a Spanish setting, and I say the results are divine.
Title:Spanish Revival Magazine:Harper’s Bazaar US August 2010 Model:Jessica Stam Photographer:Alexi Lubomirski
Ellen von Unwerth captures Dioni Tabbers in such an old Italian pin-up manner, that it evokes and reminisces on Sophia Loren, just sexier and slightly with more boob. I love these photos and one can assume I’m going into a Prada overload, in the very best way possible. Those cat eye’s with eyebrows were featured in an editorial and so perfectly. I want them, I want to wear them, I want to sing to them and take them to the park. They’re so quirky yet beautiful at the same time.
This beauty issue focuses on the body, which Dioni certainly possesses. The likes of Prada and Louis Vuitton, like we’ve mentioned time and time again, focused on a more womanly body; whatever that means. A boob here, a hip there.
Flawless. Veteran Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova head up Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2010/11 campaign and it is absolutely stunning. I love the line more than I did beforehand: the soft palette, the feminine silhouettes, the twill and interesting fabrics, that leather skirt, etc. The whole LV line is very reminiscent of Dior’s “The New Look” and let’s not forget those bags. I often find the normal bags with the logo tacky and boring, but these are exquisite. Much better than last season, Marc, even though I would have loved Lara again, you couldn’t have picked a better cast or have had a more interesting line.
I’ve noticed some fall 2010 Louis Vuitton gowns being shown off on the red carpet. My favorite that was worn by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hasn’t surfaced yet, but three other looks have been down the red carpet. It was a little too grandma-chic and dingy at first, but then I actually found that I loved what Marc did for LV. The gowns look one way from a distance, but when you look closer, they’re much more intricate, detailed, and feminine when you take further examination.
Rachel Bilson and Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Lara Stone and Julia Nobis’s looks respectively to the Met Gala. Most critics didn’t like what either of them wore. Rachel’s appeared to be rather boring and didn’t match the event, while people couldn’t even describe Maggie’s. The metallic fabric resembles a tarp or trash bags, I’ll give them that.
Who really pulled Louis off was Milla Jovovich at the Cannes Festival. Say what you want, but the model/actress werks in the LV gown. I love her platform pumps, I love the subtlety of her hair and makeup; it works. I also love the color of the dress. Elle Macpherson first donned it down the runway, yet Milla shows it off to its true potential. Say what you want, but girlfriend is gorgeous and red carept ready. The fabric is so interesting. It is apparently this metallic fabric with pink, woven spots, almost like petals. Gorgeous. It’s a hard look to pull off, but someone had to do the job.
The Costume Institute’s annual gala at the Met is known for over the top fashion that tops any other fashion event. Models, the fashion industry, designers, and celebrities alike show up wearing the best gowns and get-ups, generally in theme of the event. Last year we had The Model as Muse and it was fantastic from Madonna’s Louis Vuitton bunny ears to co-chair Kate Moss in a fabulous Marc Jacobs complete with turban. Rachel Zoe couldn’t say it any better: I die.
This year, the gala underwhelmed and brought in a lot of whorish makeup and wackadoo getups. The “(insert designer) for Gap” was absolutely ridiculous and I was expecting more on that red carpet. Some of the favorites such as the Olsen’s, Kate Moss, and a certain Lady Gaga (we’ll get to the performance outfite later), who performed at the gala, were M.I.A.
I had to search around and finally settled on pictures from Style.com. I wanted to see what my models were sporting and they actually looked better than most celebrities, go figure. My choices are obvious and some a bit unconventional maybe. I didn’t just choose based on a pretty dress, but by not being safe, confidence, personality and much more. Well, here’s to my favorites in no particular order:
Karlie Kloss – Donna Karan
How lovely does little Karlie look? She is wearing this purple Donna Karan and completely owning it. I love her and want her on the red carpet more often. What a cute, pretty girl.
Chloë Sevigny – Proenza Schouler
Okay, this might seem for an odd choice, but I really love her Proenza. It’s completely Chloë in every way. While she could have given more at this event, I love this choice and the colors. Ah! way to go, Chloë!
Anne Hathaway – Valentino
I’m trying to figure out why her hair is as such. Last year she had a whore-ish, voluminous look and now it seems she is trying to counteract that. I suppose I can get over it because she went all fairy princess and looks sexy as well. This is the sort of thing Taylor Swift would have worn, but alas it would have been just as predictable on her as what she wore at the event. Boring, T-Swift, boring. Here, I think Anne almost gets best dressed of the night. So lovely.
Chanel Iman – Michael Kors
Now I might be crazy, but at least this is how you would do a jumpsuit, if one ever had to wear one, which I hope one would not. She actually looks completely fabulous and rocks it, so what do I care? Hey Tina, this is how you do it.
Anna Wintour/daughter Bee Shaffer – Chanel Haute Couture/Balenciaga
I chose to put them together because I feel they look best together. Anna is always divine while her daughter is sexy in Balenciaga. Love.
Tom Ford – Tom Ford
Who else looks better in a suit than Tom Ford?! He is so damn sexy I would consider taking a bite to taste this man. The real thing at question here is: Who looks good in a pink suit jacket? I think we have our answer ladies and gentlemen.
Jessica Stam – Rachel Roy
I just really liked this and maybe it’s because I adore Stam. What can I say? Girlfriend looks sexy.
Kate Bossworth – Valentino Haute Couture
This is a very interesting gown and I love her choices throughout the years. I love that she’s never exactly safe and takes those risks. Now only if we could find an acting career somewhere here…
Coco Rocha – Zac Posen
This dress is definitely over the top. I hated the swabs of fabric training behind her, but I saw multiple views and she knew how to carry that thing indeed.
Lily Donaldson – Marc Jacobs
One word: Sex.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Halston Heritage
Take away the Carrie head blossom and we have a winner. Ding-ding-ding!
Naomi Watts – Stella McCartney
How awesome is this. I don’t even know why I adore this. She’s looks gorgeous in this color and I’m glad she chose something interesting and fun.
Jennifer Lopez – Zuhair Murad
Can’t say she never takes risks. While she’s not my favorite, she definitely hit it on point last night.
Oprah Winfrey – Oscar de la Renta
I initially thought of this as a big, poufy mess. I got over it and noticed she werked this number and I’m glad she didn’t go her normal route of gowns. Get it, girl!
Millword Brown Optimor released the world’s 10 most powerful luxury brands. Not much really changed in the list except Hennessy, a LVMH owned brand, and Rolex flipflopped as well as Moët & Chandon, another LVMH brand, and Cartier. Tiffany & Co. is the newest addition to the list. No real surprises here. While they can be a tad tacky, sorority girls alike here on campus have singlehandedly been dropping their Coach bags and slowly purchasing Louis Vuitton’s to flaunt and keep the company at the top. I see what you girls are up to. With the addition of Tiffany & Co., we note that diamonds may not be a girl’s “best” friend, but maybe handbags and alcohol are their true bff’s that they’re having breakfast with. Oh, I went there. These are the names synonymous with luxury and are more or less here to stay.