Gucci's Cruise 2010 Ad Campaign

I'm loving how in the past two advertising campaigns
Gucci has had their models on varying elevation
and dramatically different distances from the camera.
It keeps it interesting, no?

PHOTOGRAPHY: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
MODELS: Natashy Poly, Snejana Onopka, Ryan Kennedy

Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 Collection

Alexander McQueen has unarguably created the most avant-garde collection of the season. Something I find really interesting about this collection is the stages that these garments go through, an evolution if you will. The prints evolve from vicious, reptilian patterns to ethereal, futuristic ones. The shapes and cuts got more and more risque as the show went on. Though this collection definitely displayed McQueens talent as a designer, I wouldn't say the clothes were all that wearable. However, I do have a couple of friends who would beg to differ.

When looking at the highlights of the collection below
keep in mind that these all came from the same collection.

Chanel's Spring 2010 Collection

Chanel can once again be dubbed the classiest collection of the season. Karl Lagerfield has once again created a collection that is the very essence of Parisian fashion. And I, once again, am SPEECHLESS.. Well not really, I could talk about Karl's creations for the majority of my life! If you know anything about anything in fashion, you could spot a Chanel garment from a mile away. The vision of the brand has changed little since Coco was designing, but absolutely not because of lack of creativity, because there is no reason to alter perfection. This collection definitely stayed true to the brand, to Karl, and to Coco herself. Classic but refreshed, evolved.

I thought it was very interesting how the collection was womenswear but on a few occasions a male model donning Chanel menswear that was nearly identical to the outfit on the female model would come out and walk down the runway with her. Perhaps to emphasize the androgyny of the designs?

Some of the pieces in this collection just scream Paris. The boat neck dress with a ribbon on the front, the black dress with poofed sleeves and transparent material, the creme colored tea cup figured dress with the big hat. This collection clearly paid homage to every aspect of Parisian fashion and displayed it at it's pinnacle. But of course with Lagerfield's personal edge to it.

I've been loving the fitted blazer look lately, and the way they were pairing it with a feminine skirt and delicate accessories at the Chanel show made the entire look much softer. Everyone tries to emulate the ritzy schoolgirl look, but let's be honest, nobody does it with such accuracy, precision, and elegance as Chanel.

Above are just some pieces I thought were very interesting and really stood out from the collection to me. I thought the pantless look on the left was risque but definitely classy. The middle look interested me mainly with the detailed metal sash that was slung across the models body over a cardigan. And on the right the full-length sheer material over a mini skirt shows just enough skin without actually putting it all out there.

Jasmine Di Milo's Spring 2010 Collection

Like a breath of fresh air.
While looking through the sparse number of Spring 2010 RTW collections on, I wasn't really expecting anything fantastic. That's when I came across Jasmine Di Milo's collection. This is the most diverse collection of clothing I've ever seen in my life; Leather skirts, 60s inspired dresses, floral swimwear, casual tees, spaghetti strap dresses, nude one pieces, boat neck sweaters, off the shoulder tops, a beautiful chiffon dress, matte metallic party dresses, more diverse swimwear, and so much more. Going through the collection, every time I moved to the next piece it felt like I was looking at a completely different designers garment. It's often that designers use the same visual pattern for half of their collection, and then the other half are safe solid colored pieces. This was something new and different, and all the clothes were ABSOLUTELY stunning.


I'm sorry for stopping ):

Roberto Cavalli's F/W Ad Campaign

Roberto Cavalli's upcoming Fall/Winter ad campaign was shot by Steven Meisel.

Dolce & Gabbana S/S Menswear 2010

Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer menswear collection is influenced by Secilian men. This collection features, basically everything, with jackets, trousers, slippers, shorts, suits, sweaters, beachwear, and even distressed denim pants. A major element of this collection is very elaborate embroidery. Though it was supposed to embody beauty, I thought it made the clothes look cheap (which I'm sure they are ANYTHING but). Below are some candid pictures that photographer Luca Cannonieri shot behind the scenes of the D&G show with a few of the models.

Bruce and Emma Willis' Editorial in W Magazine

Newlyweds Bruce and Emma Willis will be featured in the July issue of W magazine with an editorial shoot titled 'Honeymoon Hotel' and an interview. The shoot, which was photographed by Steven Klein, turned out to be more risque than the original idea of the product. When Bruce and Emma were brought to the location to get ready for the shoot and were talking about the concept of it with the crew, Bruce was told that he would be wearing layers upon layers of clothing while Emma would be wearing next to nothing, to which Bruce exclaimed "That's the way it should be!" But when it was really down to it and time to shoot, Bruce was told that they decided to switch it up... That his new wife would be wearing the clothing, and he would be the one stripped down. Going against the traditional vision of masculinity and power in relationships, Emma is styled in chic, seductive, and very assertive outfits, while Bruce brings a raw aspect to the shoot by posing in nothing but underwear. I think that the shoot is eye catching, very interesting, and a little odd of a shoot for a newlywed couple to be doing, but I love it.

Missoni's S/S 2009 Ad Campaign

Missoni has released their spring/summer 2009 ad campaign and it is BREATHTAKING, honestly. Contrasting most of the recently released ads in the fashion world, these advertisements are bright, playful, and warm looking. Featuring models Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Danny Schwarz, and Mat Gordon lounging in the sand looking no more realistic, nor less flawless, than mannequins. I'm really impressed with these photographs, shot by the famous Steven Meisel, and with their choice to go for a more beachy vibe.

Gwen Stefani for Elle's July 2009 Issue

Gwen Stefani has been chosen as Elle's July cover model for both the issue that will hit stands, and the subsribers issue. Dressed in an ensemble from Louis Vuitton's F/W 2009 collection for the main cover , a brand new Alexander McQueen creation for the subscribers issue and photographed by Carter Smith, she is looking fresh and chic.

Dazed & Confused's July 2009 Issue

Kendra Spears will be seen on the cover of Dazed & Confused's July 2009 issue, photographed by Mariano Vivanco. In this issue, titled 'Rip it Up and Start Again,' D&C presents new creative rebels on the scene redefining the rules. Below are images from an editorial in the magazine, also photographed by Mariano Vianco and featuring models Kendra Spears, AJ Abualrub, and Roy Pratt.

Marc Jacobs' F/W 2009 Ad Campaign

Marc Jacobs has released his fall/winter 2009 campaign. Once again shot by Juergen Teller, the campaign features models Natasa Vojnovic, Kamila Filipickova, and Ajuma Nasenyan portraying the eccentric nature that Marc Jacobs' ads are known for. This campaign is nothing out of the ordinary or ground breaking for him, but I'm a fan.

Valentino's F/W 2009 Ad Campaign

Iris Strubegger looked stunning as she was shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Valentino's fall/winter 2009 ad campaign. These advertisements will show up in July issues of the most high-end magazines.

Burberry's F/W 2009 Ad Campaign

Emma Watson, better known around the globe as Hermione Granger, has been chosen as the face of Burberry's fall/winter 2009 ad campaign, photographed by Mario Testino. Emma being chosen is quite a shift for this label who is known for casting up-and-coming models. Now, normally I would be against a celebrity being the face of such a classic label, but she has a look that really does work for this campaign. Taking place at their new headquarters in London, this shoot featured Burberry's new 'It' bag, a suede tote with embroidered overlay, which is set to retail at just over $1,500. Emma Watson, at just 19 years old, already landing a campaign for a label of this caliber, is well on her way to a very successful modeling career.