It’s good that once in a while we get a reminder that despite all the glitz and glamour, Dubai it is still not a free country. Not by a long shot. You will get arrested and your passport will be taken away if you give a peck to your boyfriend or husband in public and even if you are Gisele Bündchen wearing rather innocent H&M Spring 2011 clothes in a campaign image – your upper arms and décolletage will be covered by a painted-on tee.
Sasha Pivovarova stars in Thomas Wylde’s latest Spring 2011 campaign. About a month ago we’ve got a single image preview but now we get to see the whole campaign. Photographed by Greg Kadel and styled by Maryam Malakpour the campaign showcases (among other things) an oversize skull clasp bag and a burgundy on white print that we’ve immediately put on our wanted list!
We’ve all seen the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 ad campaign images and now there’s a video. Filmed in Marrakech by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Arizona Muse moves to the beat of a Janelle Monáe song in all her sultry glory.
A new video showcasing Prada Spring 2011 collection is out. Called Real Fantasies, the name replaces Prada’s video series previously known as Fantasy Lookbook’s. Created by James Lima, the video features Lindsey Wixson, Jessica Stam, Ginta Lipana and Hannah Noble having a blast in Prada Spring 2011 Baroque world of bananas, stripes and monkeys.
Vogue Eyewear Spring 2011 campaign features Kate Moss photographed by Mario Testino at London’s Syon Park. We got a behind-the-scenes sneak peek last week, but the final product looks even better I expected. Bright and saturated colors – a perfect summer setting.
Kate Moss, who is also the spokesperson for the brand (replacing Gisele Bundchen), of course couldn’t go without putting her create input. Vogue Eyewear Spring 2011 includes “Kate’s Favorites” – six of Moss’ favorite items from the collection.
Monsoon Spring 2011 campaign features the model Lily Donaldson as photographed by Camilla Akrans with make-up done by Darlene Jacobs.
Although Monsoon is a British clothing line, they have an accessories store, Accessorize, right here in New York on Bleecker Street. So if you are after those bangles or hats – you know where to find them.
Kate Moss for Dior Beauty Spring 2011 campaign images were finally revealed today. We get a first look at Moss’ ad for Dior Addict lipstick and a teaser video.
It was suggested already back in October that Moss will become the face of Dior Beauty when she was seen applying the Dior Addict lipstick on her way to the Dior Spring 2011 runway show in Paris (some people are sharp like that). Very appropriately, the campaign teaser video in fact shows fast snapshots of Moss applying lipstick before getting out of the car into a swarm of paparazzi.
Stella Tennant appears in Céline Spring 2011 campaign alongside Daria Werbowy, both photographed by Juergen Teller. The raven-haired Tennant is a stark contrast to Werbowy both in looks and in styling in this campaign. She got to be more chic and definitely less sporty. If in one shot Werbowy is holding a skateboard and wears nothing but loose pants, Tennant wears a loosely tailored black jumpsuit holding a classic Céline bag.
Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance ad featuring the sultry French actress Melanie Thierry as Belle engaging in an ecstatic dance was banned in the UK.
Why, you ask? Apparently, UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) thought that “Belle running her finger down her inner arm could be seen to simulate the injection of opiates into the body”. The ASA continue, “We were also concerned that following that scene, Belle was shown moving in a series of short, rapid scenes, before the ad concluded with her body seizing upwards while lying on the floor, an action we considered could be seen to simulate the effect of drugs on the body.”
Akram Khan, the choreographer who developed the moves, strongly disagrees. Specifically, the finger movement that according to ASA inspires people to inject heroin, actually “represents the flow of energy in Belle’s body, to represent the roads that led to desire or passion.”
A survey of 96 French women who watched the commercial found that the ad the totally acceptable, so did another survey of 400 British women. So it’s a bit perplexing why the ASA banned the YSL Belle D’Opium fragrance ad so quickly based only on 13 complaints out of the 44 million who watched it.
So how about it, does the ad gets you in a mood for some intravenous opiates?