29.01.14 Advertising

Kate Moss for Alexander McQueen Spring 2014

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Kate Moss was the first to wear a piece from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2014 collection, so maybe that was the indicator that she would front their Spring 2014 ad campaign – surprisingly, the first time the model has ever fronted a campaign for the British brand.

Sporting bright-yellow pixie-cropped hair, the 40-year-old model, who is celebrating 25 years in the business, was captured by photographer Steven Klein for the futuristic campaign, which was inspired by the 1960 cult thriller ‘Peeping Tom’.

Wearing a selection of pieces including a gladiator-esque alligator bra and pleated gym skirt, each image featured a voodoo-doll-like mini me.

Kate also stars in a nearly-five-minutes-long video to accompany the brand’s Spring 2014 ad campaign, which tells the chilling tale of a girl being stalked by a sniper on the city streets.

Credit: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

24.01.14 Advertising

Video: Miu Miu Spring 2014 Ad Campaign

In the latest Miu Miu video shot by Inez and Vinoodh, they dive into a techno interpretation of the Spring 2014 collection, starring a new generation of Hollywood talents (Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Bella Heathcote).

With video game speed and sounds, we discover the four actresses’ imaginary bedrooms through the liquid slide projections created by overlaying the footage with magnificent patterns of the Miu Miu prints.

15.01.14 Advertising

Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen & Bella Heathcote for Miu Miu Spring 2014

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Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign features a few of our favourite Hollywood starlets.

Lupita Nyong’o, who has been wearing a lot of Prada/Miu Miu lately; Elle Fanning, who wears the same dress we recently saw on Miu Miu’s Resort 2014 campaign girl; Lea Seydoux; Elizabeth Olsen, who sports super-long locks for the campaign; and Bella Heathcote, who is totally unrecognisable.

Apart from the mix of young talent, I love this campaign’s vintage-inspired styling. I have my eye on those Courrèges coats, cute thigh-high pop socks, and Olsen’s tan suede lace-up boots.

Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot the campaign back in November, just as the buzz around Lupita was bubbling.

“The actresses’ poses, full of personality, convey their diverse points of view, effortlessly translating the new spirit of the Miu Miu woman”, said Miuccia Prada.

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17.12.13 Advertising

Rihanna for Balmain Spring 2014

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Balmain unveiled the first pictures of Rihanna as the face of the French label’s Spring 2014 ad campaign this morning.

As someone who always gets first dibs on the collection, this should come as no surprise.

The Bajan singer was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the campaign, posing seductively in a denim chain-accented piece and a pink houndstooth look with similar chain accents, both styled by her personal stylist Mel Ottenberg.

Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing was positively gushing about casting Rihanna for this campaign, telling WWD “In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world. When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete.”

Credit: Balmain

08.11.13 Advertising

David Beckham for Belstaff Spring 2014

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Back in September, Belstaff announced David Beckham as the face of the brand’s 2014 global advertising campaign.

The first picture was released this week and, as you would expect, David looks hotter than ever.

Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the campaign was shot on location in Buckinghamshire, England and sees David leading his band of brothers travelling across the English countryside.

This might just be the first campaign starring David Beckham in which he is fully clothed; usually he is in his underwear. Not that I’m complaining.

Credit: Belstaff

01.11.13 Advertising

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014

Following on from the Fall 2013 campaign, Nicole Kidman had been tapped by Jimmy Choo again for the Cruise 2014 campaign which also features a very interesting behind-the-scenes video.

Proving she’s a girl after my own heart, she says, “Tall women shy away from wearing shoes, but I don’t. I like the luxury of putting on something high because I feel sexier.”
Amen.

Channelling iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot with the same bouffant hairstyle, the actress reveals that her favourite Choo from this collection is called ‘Sunday’, which is ironically the same name as her daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban.

In the print ads Nicole dominates the scene, silhouetted against a dramatic ocean scape, wearing the ‘Xenia’ strappy sandals whilst clutching the ‘Anna’ python bag.

Nicole does an amazing job of portraying a sultry summer goddess with her sun-burnished skin and sea salt tousled hair in a relaxed but provocative pose.

Credit: Jimmy Choo

31.10.13 Advertising

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos for Miu Miu Resort 2014

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The co-stars of ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’, which won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, clearly have such great chemistry (as we witnessed during Cannes Film Festival) that I’m not surprised that Miu Miu has snapped up the pair for their Resort 2014 ad campaign.

While this is a first campaign for 19-year-old newcomer Adèle, Léa has starred in campaigns for Prada (Candy and Resort 2012), Levi and Rag & Bone.

Against a soft-pink background Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin capture their candid chemistry as they are casually reclined across each other on the floor wearing Miu Miu garb that is striking in colour, rich in embellishment and emboldened with prints.

This is a very successful campaign as I am buying everything they are selling, especially the accessories – metaphorically speaking.

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Credit: Miu Miu