Monthly Archives June 2012

Through the Lens

{campaigns} Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2013 Ad Campaign

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Photographed by Juergen Teller, the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012-13 Ad Campaign features models Marie Piovsan and Marte Mei van Haaster. We love the the repertoire of emotions transmitted from the campaign pictures and the extreme level of craziness and insanity that those hats add to it.


{live from the runway} “World’s Longest Fashion Show” Kicks Off in Paris

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For the next three days and two nights in a Paris art gallery windowfront, model Brendan Ruck will call home a tiny cubicle of plywood planks furnished with a deck chair and folding table, a Z-bed and duvet, some books and paints and his iPhone for company for what is being billed as the longest-ever fashion show. Scott Sternberg, founder of the fast-growing US label Band Of Outsiders, took over the gallery to showcase a look inspired by the Occupy protest movement and make his Paris debut on the sidelines of this week’s menswear shows.

“It’s been good so far — they’re feeding me well,” joked the 21-year-old Canadian as he emerged to change into the next of the 25 outfits he will be sporting through til Friday evening. “I made a few sketches and wrote a journal entry and I’ve been reading this book called ‘Breakfast of Champions’ that Scott gave me. It’s pretty relaxed.”
 “It’s not torture!” laughed Sternberg. “We’re taking good care of him.” Nods to the Occupy movement — aside from squatting the gallery — include camouflage motifs and “lots of hoods and ponchos — what you think of when you see some poor group of protesters in the rain!”. “He’s staging a protest of sorts,” said Sternberg. “But he has nothing to protest about — it’s just a fashion show.”
Running from 0700 GMT Wednesday to 1900 GMT Friday, the event is being fed live to the brand’s website at It wraps up with a party Friday evening, before the gallery is turned into a showroom for fashion buyers next week.

{Via APF Relaxnews}
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{magazine cover} Marion Cotillard for WSJ Magazine

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For Marion Cotillard, the difference between acting and modeling is that when posing for a photograph, only she knows the script. “I find it very interesting to be able to create your own story about what you feel in a certain outfit,” says the French actor of the “romantic and gothic” clothes she wore for this month’s cover shoot. “The difference is, the whole story is known only by you.” On location in New York City, the sapphire-eyed 36-year-old drew upon her experience as one of the most sought-after on-screen performers to bring hard-edged allure to the looks stylist David Vandewal put her in, equal parts delicate and provocative. 
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The shoot comes ahead of the release of Cotillard’s new movie, The Dark Knight Rises, which is released on July 20. Cotillard poses in shades of just black, a vampy lipstick and a different fierce pose in each in luxurious outfit by Christian Dior, Balenciaga , Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander and Thakoon.


{collaboration} Jimmy Choo’s Arty Collaboration with Rob Pruitt

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The first images of Jimmy Choo’s team-up with contemporary artist Rob Pruitt have been revealed, with the eagerly anticipated collection comprising shoes and bags adorned with the artist’s trademark panda motifs;
 and the recently unveiled line showcases highlights such as the iconic Jimmy Choo Anouk pump reimagined with the artist’s signature use of dégradé color in orange, pink, and yellow overlaid with French lace. 

Pruitt, who is best known for his glittering panda bear paintings and large-scale dégradé canvases, created several original designs that were realized for the capsule collection which makes nods to his playful artistic themes. The artist created a unique duo of angel and devil pandas symbolizing the dual personalities of the Jimmy Choo woman, and these feature heavily in the line of 19 styles of shoes, bags and accessories. Pruitt’s line will be part of Choo’s 2013 Cruise collection, with products set to hit Jimmy Choo boutiques and online this November.
“The panda is a recurring image seen throughout the body of my artwork. It’s a symbol that reminds us both to tread lightly and to appreciate the adorable. They represent the harmony of yin and yang,” said the artist.
Rob Pruitt
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