Gisele for Balenciaga

Is there anything can’t do?  Super model, mother, wife, United Nations Good Will Ambasador, Actress, Yoga devotee, Producer, Victoria’s Secrets Angel and now the new face of Balenciaga AW14! ! Balenciaga doesn’t exactly need a huge campaign (it’s pretty big already you know) in fact all that’s necessary is a stunning Gisele and a fierce looking crop….Stunning!

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Gisele for Balenciaga AW14 By Steven Klein

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Armani Kids

As the new AW14 campaigns are released, it is always interesting to see who has won the hottest tickets and the storeis behind the best new collections.  As the new face of Armani Kids, actress Quvenzhane Wallis has already stolen the limelight as possibly the cutest face of Armani ever!  She looks adorable posing alongside an equally adorable little friend.  Fresh, chic and unique, Armani Junior has got AW14 covered!

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Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Junior AW14

Trans-Seasonal

From digging out last years crop tops and going to work with a slightly burnt nose to turning up the heating and ensuring my beanie is close by at all times….yep, it’s that uncertain, temperamental time of year again – Spring!!!  Mornings now consist of deciding whether to wear my new mules with or without socks, seeing if it’s warm enough to wear anything above the knee without tights whilst always remembering to carry my scarf…just in case.  I feel stuck in a rut of dungarees, jeans and jumpers, constantly fighting the urge to look like a typical ‘hipster’ in their Birkenstocks (so comfy) and sports socks (so warm), since when was fashion so practical yet oh so cool?  This could be a good go on and then you remember, the pre collections, of course!  My trans-seasonal calling card this pre-season is the impeccable Celine with all the clean lines, subtle trends and understated luxe you could wish for.  It’s decided, I want it all and I want it now!

Celine Pre SS14 By Phoebe Philo

Celine Pre SS14 By Pheobe Philo

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Celine Pre SS14 By Phoebe Philo

 

Miu Miu Resort 2014

Always one step ahead, Miuccia Prada has done it again!  The hottest new talent around has been scouted in French actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos; for the Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.  Hot from playing lesbian lovers in french indie flick ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’, the two actresses certainly know how to take a good picture!  Showcasing the amazing, vibrant new resort collection the pair appear to be made for each other, smouldering into the camera.  The collection looks incredible, as do the girls…..resort heaven!!

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Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo

Wow!!  Nicole Kidman stars in her second campaign shot by Camilla Akrans for legendary shoe brand Jimmy Choo.  Obvious similarities have been made between 1960’s legendary French actress, singer and iconic model Brigitte Bardot and the swimsuit wearing, beehived Kidman who looks AMazing as usual!!

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Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo SS14 By Camilla Akrans

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Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo SS14 By Camilla Akrans

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Brigitte Bardot by Douglas Kirkland

Fashion Soundtrack

It was a while ago now but I still think it’s worth a post…..Florence & Fred at Tesco surly have a new creative team behind their recent adverts.  Their summer campaign featured music the amazing Aluna George ‘You Know you Like It’ but it didn’t quite cut it, the music had no relevance to the advert; whereas with the Autumn campaign they got it spot on!  Featuring one of the best songs of the year, Ben Pearce ‘What I Might Do’ Tesco have produced a pretty mint advert……the clothes don’t look too bad either!

Russian Dolls

Miroslava Duma, ex Russian Harper’s editor and street style star is top of my fashion envy list.  With a wardrobe to die for, this girl knows how to dress!  The likes of Chanel (she is an ambassador), YSL and Stella McCartney are everyday staples for the Russian fashionista.

However, there is more to the street style starlet than you might think.  As Digital Director of TSUM, Russia’s most premium department store (think a modern Harrods), her latest project has called upon street style star Elena Perminov, designer Ulyana Sergeenko and Miroslave herself to take centre stage modelling the stores various AW13 collections.

The finished images look pretty amazing, not that we would expect anything less.  Needless to say the Russian’s have arrived and honestly, they couldn’t look better….

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TSUM AW13 Advertising Campaign

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TSUM AW13 Advertising Campaign

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TSUM AW13 Advertising Campaign

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

WOW, just wow! How good does Michelle Williams look as the new face of Louis Vuitton Handbags for AW13?  This is definitely one of my favourite celebrity collaborations ever!  The colours and tone of the images shot by Peter Lindbergh are so deep and seductive; who wouldn’t want to be a Louis V girl when they look like that?

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*All images taken from Vogue.co.uk

In Vogue and In Love – Skateboarding

Recently I have developed a new found love for Skateboarding! Random and definitely something I should have been into circa 2002 age 14, but for some reason Skateboarding mesmerises me; I am totally baffled by that sort of one legged coordination!  It maybe also has something to do with the fact that skateboarding is totally in vogue and has been for the past few seasons. Jayne Min of top blog STOP IT RIGHT NOW lead the revolution after deciding to experiment merging fashion and skateboarding.  Min decided to apply the iconic Celine SS12 print to the underneath of a limited number of boards (See images) – the effect was amazing and several other designer collaborations followed including Alexander Wang, DVF and Tory Burch to name a few.  As the trend has filtered down from the runway and onto the streets; Beanies, drop crotch jeans, vans, retro sports gear, amongst other items have become everyday pieces.  The various shoots inspired by ‘boarding’ make me wish I was a cool Californian girl, skateboarding along the pier in the summer sun on my Celine skateboard – If I tried now, I’d look like an idiot but hey, at least I’d be a stylish one!

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Jayne Mire with her Celine printed boards taken from blog ‘STOP IT RIGHT NOW’

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Céline SS11 Campaign Daria Werbowy Shot By Juergen Teller

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Céline SS11 Campaign Daria Werbowy Shot By Juergen Teller

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Derek Lam Designed Skateboard

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Vogue Netherland Shoot, Shot By Anne-Marie Van Dijk

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Vogue Netherland Shoot, Shot By Anne-Marie Van Dijk

Edie Campbell’s Season

Could it be the dramatic new hair cut or are insiders simply wanting to be one step ahead of the Cara craze?  Whatever it is, on closer inspection the modelling world has and still is being dominated by another young Brit….step forward Edie Campbell!  Since 2011, Edie has been shooting seasonal campaigns for Burberry, her face has been seen on many a catwalk and even featured in Hedi Slimane’s first campaign for Saint Laurent.  However this year has seen Campbell chop off her strawberry blonde locks in favour of a choppy (almost mullet like) black crop; moving out of the shadows and firmly into the fashion spotlight!  It seems the whole industry has taken note and watched this girl morph from the perfectly sweet, doe eyed, sixties inspired dolly girl to an edgy, raw, cool 22 year old.  Campbell opened AW13 shows for influential brands such as Marc Jacobs, Jill Sander, Louis Vuitton and Burberry, not something to be taken lightly.  Soon you won’t be able to miss Edie as she is the new star of AW13 campaigns for Lanvin, Jill Sander and Marc Jacobs!!  It really is Edie Campbell’s season, get in girl!!

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Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel

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Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel

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Edie Campbell for Lanvin AW13 shot By Steven Meisel

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Edie Campbell Look 49, Closing the Burberry AW13 Show

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Lily McMenamy and Edie Campbell, Marc Jacobs AW13 Campaign shot By Juergen Teller’s

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Edie Campbell, Look 1, Opening the Louis Vuitton AW13 Show

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Edie Campbell for Jil Sander AW13 Campaign shot By David Sims

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Edie Campbell for Jil Sander AW13 Campaign shot By David Sims