Monthly Archives: May 2012

Featured Article: Backstage Images of Martell Cordon Bleu 100 Years Anniversary

art8amby attended the 100 years anniversary celebration of Martell Cordon Bleu last week and we snapped some exclusive images from the backstage of the fabulous event!

On that night, there was a fashion show from four prominent Indonesian fashion designers: Priyo Oktaviano, Rusly Tjohnardi, Sapto Djojokartiko and Oscar Lawalata.

Gorgeous singers Dewi Sandra and Dira Sugandi heats up the evening and perfomed few songs for the event.

Feel free to browse through our Facebook fanpage for more images taken backstage during the 100 Years anniversary celebration of Martell Cordon Bleu that took place on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 at Grand Ballroom Hotel Mulia, Jakarta.

Happy centenary anniversary Martell Cordon Bleu!!!

All images courtesy of art8amby.

Versace Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign

UPDATED JULY 07th 2012: Added eleven new campaign images via TFS.

UPDATED JUNE 30th 2012: Added a new campaign image.

Versace is the first major brand to release the Fall Winter 2012 campaign images and they did not disappoint!

The busy duo, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, are reprising their role as the photographer for the campaign that has the gothic yet edgy feeling styled by Joe McKenna. This time they photographed newcomer Elza Luijendijk who sports the same bluntly razored bangs and bleached eyebrows seen on the Fall runway.

Photographed in a studio in London, the 16 year old Dutch girl who landed the coveted slot of opened AND closed the Fall show of Yves Saint Laurent poses on large cement blocks with chunky metal chains and a painted marine backdrop.

The black-and-white images accent the contrasts between light and shade in the campaign, the third for the photographers with Versace.

The menswear ad was styled by David Bradshaw featuring models Dmitriy Tanner (the former face of Calvin Klein Collection and the current face of DSquared2 and Diesel), Philipp Schmidt (he’s the model who got shot in the foot before the campaign shooting!) and Kacey Carrig (the 2011 finalists of VMAN Model Search).

This is a great and amazing opportunity for Elza Luijendijk as she’s the only girl featured for the campaign and we are very sure and this will catapulted her career to a whole new level! Congratulations @elzaluijendijk!!!

Click the links to view past campaign images of Versace: Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011 (here for Menswear), Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.

Images via TFS.

J Brand Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign

Quoted from WWD:

Setting 2012 as the year to focus on its newly launched sportswear business, J Brand is aiming to elevate the brand’s profile with its most expensive ad campaign to date.

Budgeted at well more than $1 million, including media buys in magazines such as Vanity Fair, GQ, Love and French Vogue, as well as Web sites such as, the fall campaign marks the first time J Brand has hired an outside art director to finesse its image.

Karl Templer, the former creative director of Interview magazine, was selected for what Donald Oliver, design director for J Brand’s sportswear division, termed his “minimal, effortless” style. Templer doubled as the campaign’s stylist, picking Craig McDean to photograph the campaign in New York.

Suvi Koponen, a fresh-faced blonde from Finland, and Shaun DeWet, a South African alumnus of ads for Calvin Klein’s Truth fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent and Gap, personified the confidence and subtle sexiness that J Brand wanted to associate with the company.

“This was the year of elevating the brand,” said Jeff Rudes, J Brand’s chief executive officer.

Projected to grow as much as 30 percent this year from last year, when sales were estimated to surpass $100 million, Rudes said J Brand is in the middle of transitioning from a Los Angeles-based jeans brand to a fashion company. As such, it purposely excluded its trademark skinny blue jeans from the fall images.

Highlighting the best of fall sportswear, Koponen donned high-waisted leather pants, coated denim and garment-dyed silk chiffon pajama bottoms with a men’s wear-inspired cashmere coat, cotton moleskin biker coat and leather and tweed peacoat, Oliver said.

DeWet, on the other hand, sported dark olive jeans with a banker’s coat, wool blazer and leather T-shirt pulled from other fashion brands, since J Brand doesn’t make men’s sportswear.

“That’s all part of this fashion-brand point of view,” Rudes said. “We don’t need to advertise jeans. Jean companies need to advertise jeans. Fashion companies need to advertise fashion.”

Click the links to view past campaign images of J Brand: Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.

Images via TFS.

Dior Secret Garden-Versailles 2012 Ad Campaign

Before the camera lens of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the looks from the fall 2012 collection are brought to glorious life styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

In a deserted Versailles, as if plucked from a fantasy, the model Daria Strokous invites you to follow her on a wondrous path that winds through the Galerie des Glaces, through the palace’s endless interconnecting salons, as far as the grand tree-lined walks that sweep through the classic parkland à la française.

Along the way she’s joined by fellow models Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju for a dreamlike fashion show where Versailles is transformed into Christian Dior‘s secret garden, his emblematic château. D’or et Dior.

Images via TFS.

Demi Lovato for Cosmopolitan US July 2012

Promoting her X Factor judging stint, 19 year old singer and actress Demi Lovato is fronting the July cover of her homeland Cosmopolitan.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Rihanna, here for 2010 cover with Shakira and here for 2009 cover with Lauren Conrad.

Image via TFS.

Paola Kudacki for 25 Magazine Summer 2012

Image via TFS.

L’Oreal Color Riche Les Ombres Shocking 2012 Ad Campaign

Kenneth Willardt photographed the stunning Liya Kebede for the latest campaign images of L’Oreal Color Riche Les Ombres Shocking.

Images via TFS.

Ana Beatriz Barros for Elle Brazil June 2012

Ana Beatriz Barros photographed by Gui Paganini wearing Versace and Hermès cuff on the cover that was styled by Susana Barbosa and Rita Lazzarotti.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Thairine Garcia and here for 2010 cover featuring Viviane Orth.

Image via TFS.

Guinevere van Seenus for Vogue Netherlands June 2012

The American top model was photographed by Annemarieke van Drimmelen for the June cover of Vogue Netherlands with the styling works by Dimphy den Otter.

Image via TFS.

Daria Werbowy for Vogue Japan July 2012

The current cover star of Vogue Australia, Canadian top model Daria Werbowy wears Prada Spring Summer 2012 car-printed bandeau top and pink skirt with yellow flower embroideries on the July cover of Vogue Japan.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, here for 2010 cover with Alessandra Ambrosio and here for 2009 cover with Kate Moss.

Images via TFS and

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