Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
This year, the ever so fabulous Victoria Beckham was the star of the £12 million advertising campaign for Emporio Armani women's underwear.
Most of you must've seen the first 3 shots of Mrs. B's campaign that was recently released. But also 3 new ones of David Beckham's were released as well. There's also a shot with both of them together, which is fabulous.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This collection was created all in pastel tones, which I love. It evoked a feeling of something quite dreamy and angelic. The details were impeccable. Gowns had floral appliqués, and sparkling embellishments, which were not over the top.
Ruffles, exaggerated hips, pouffy shoulders,tiers, and obi belts all helped create some outstanding red carpet gowns and dresses.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
She will be replaced by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli who have been designing accessories alongside founder Valentino Garavani for ten years. ( curious isn't it?) The duo will become creative directors for all categories of the design house.
Their first collection after receiving the title as creative directors was of course, the S/S 2009 Haute Couture collection of today.The first two things I instantly noticed was that Alessandra's signature heavy embellishments & embroidery were not too present. Embellishment was used in this collection, but it wasn't as present. And was in a lighter, more delicate fashion. Also I see a lot more of the house's signature red pieces. Alessandra when she was designer, did not incorporate a lot of red into her collections. This collection had some very rich colors, like the amazing Plum dress Tanya wore. I also loved the use of feathers in some dresses. It's clear that Maria & Pier captured much more of the Valentino essence then Alessandra did, yet still kept the collection very much their own. I'm sure they're there to stay. Don't get me wrong, I did like Alessandra Facchinetti's work, and she definitely delivers, I just think she wasn't right for the house of Valentino.
The campaign was shot by Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and featured models already quite familiar with the house, that have represented Gucci before. They were Natasha Poly, Lily Donaldson, & Abbey Lee Kershaw. The campaign also includes Jonathan Frenk, Elsa Hosk, Jonatan Frenk and Mathias Bergh. Frank was recently "Model of the Week" by model.com's rankings.
Items from Gucci's S/S 2009 collection can be bought directly from the website's virtual online store.
Which I think is great, considering a lot of fashion houses don't have that option on their websites.