Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

Featured Article: Elle UK 2013 Covers Recap

Elle UK produced mainly close up shots for their subscriber covers line up this year. We don’t know whether it’s intentional or not. But some of them are stunning! We are talking about Kylie Minogue’s ethereal shot by Cuneyt Akeroglu, Scarlett Johansson’s beautifully demure photo by Rankin, Miley Cyrus striking black and white profile by Jan Welters, and Anne Vyalitsyna’s regal blue cover by Kai Z Feng.

On the other hand, their newsstand covers were not really stands out. The only newsstands version that caught our attention were Natalie Portman’s November and Candice Swanepoel’s December issue (she’s gonna wear that $10 million bra in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show). Even though the magazine had gone through quite a drastic make over on the cover (sleeker fonts, cleaner layout) but those gorgeous subscriber covers that wins us over.

But that’s only our opinion though. Perhaps one of your favourite covers from Elle UK this year is amongst these selections: Victoria Beckham for March (by Carter Smith); Rihanna for April (by Mariano Vivanco); Kate Hudson for May (by Benny Horne); Amy Adams for July (by Jan Welters); Pixie Geldof for August (by David Vasiljevic); Katy Perry for September (by Mariano Vivanco); Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for October (by Mariano Vivanco); or Michael Fassbender for December special collector’s edition (by David Bailey).

Read also our 2012, 2011 and 2010 review by clicking the respective links.

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Prada Resort 2014 Ad Campaign

UPDATED NOVEMBER 01st 2013: Added tow new campaign images with Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell.

20 year old German newcomer who looks like the lovechild of Brigitte Bardot and Lara Stone is landed her first major campaign after that stellar Spring Summer 2014 catwalk season.

She posed in front of Prada’s regular photographer, Steven Meisel under the impeccable styling by Olivier Rizzo. Her hair and make up were done by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath respectively. Congratulations Anna Ewers! (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Prada: Fall Winter 2013, Pre Fall 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Resort 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.

Gucci Cruise 2014 Ad Campaign

UPDATED NOVEMBER 01st 2013: Added new REAL campaign images, shot by Mert & Marcus featuring Adrian Sahores and Andreea Diaconu. The Nadja Bender version is for Gucci Accessories Cruise 2014 campaign.

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott are continuing to collaborates with Gucci as they photographed the Cruise 2014 campaign featuring top catwalker Nadja Bender. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Gucci: Fall Winter 2013, Pre Fall 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Resort 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Pre Fall 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Cruise 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Pre Fall 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.

Joan Smalls for Style.com/Print Spring 2014

The models.com number 1 model in the world was photographed by Jamie Morgan and wearing Hood by Air on the latest cover of Style.com/Print magazine. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Cara Delevigne, and here for 2012 cover with Lindsey Wixson.

Louis Vuitton The Art of Travel 2013 Ad Campaign

Louis Vuitton takes its travel heritage to a new place with its end-of-year campaign: a dream world in which model Arizona Muse lands in Venice’s Piazza San Marco on a hot air balloon and ends up being serenaded by none other than David Bowie in a magnificent palazzo.

Vuitton is to unveil a short film, in which Bowie performs a unique version of “I’d Rather Be High” while playing the harpsichord, via a new app on Nov. 7, with print ads and television commercials to make their debut Nov. 10. Cinema ads are to be layered on at the end of November.

“The film is all about traveling through time, and sharing an incredible moment,” said Frederic Winckler, Vuitton’s communication and events director, who showed off 60-second and 90-second versions of the film directed by Romain Gavras, perhaps best known for his M.I.A. music videos.

The transporting clip sees Bowie’s tune become the soundtrack to a sumptuous and fantastical ball — before Muse opens her eyes to an empty room and departs, this time on an ancient Chinese boat.

Snagging Bowie for the campaign caps off a banner year for the music legend that included his first studio album in a decade, “The Next Day,” and an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that has moved on to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. It also continues a tradition Vuitton set in recent years with its popular Core Values spots featuring unexpected celebrities such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Keith Richards.

Winckler marveled at Bowie’s appeal across different age groups and how he, like Vuitton, “moves through time,” unveiling new personalities and charting new creative fields.

No stranger to Vuitton, the music star has recently worn designs by men’s studio and style director Kim Jones for performances and video clips, Winckler noted: “He’s a client and someone who has a natural link with the brand.”

WWD broke the news on Sept. 26 that Bowie would appear in the new Vuitton spots, the latest episode in its “L’Invitation au Voyage” campaign, whose first episode garnered more than 20 million views on YouTube.

Winckler said he met Bowie in New York, and the script — and the harpsichord idea — won him over. “He liked the character, the role he was asked to play,” he said.

The new spots exalt Vuitton’s new Vivienne bag, from which Muse retrieves a musical score as the only evidence of her musical adventure in Venice. She also wears Monogram Idylle gold jewelry and an outfit from its Icons collection.

Bowie sports a new interpretation of Vuitton’s Tambour watch.

The French luxury group is using the Bowie-Muse campaign to introduce a new app called Louis Vuitton Pass, which allows consumers to scan an icon with a smartphone or tablet to access additional content, including making-of films — and a world exclusive of the new campaign. The mini film and making-of are to be posted on YouTube and Vuitton’s Web site on Nov. 8. (source)

Click here to view last year’s campaign images of Louis Vuitton Art of Travel.

Lou Doillon for Vogue Turkey November 2013

31 year old Lou Doillon is a French model, singer, and actress. Her father is director Jacques Doillon and her mother is British actress and singer Jane Birkin. She was photographed by Serge Leblon for the cover. (source)

Click here to view last year cover, here to view 2011 cover featuring Isabeli Fontana, and here for 2010 cover with Gwen Loos.

Lara Stone for Madame Figaro France October 25th 2013

The newly appointed ambassadress of L’Oreal Paris was photographed by Nico for the cover. With styling by Cécile Martin. (source)

Guinevere Van Seenus for The Edit Magazine October 31st 2013

Erik Madigan Heck photographed the cover while Tracy Taylor did the styling. (source)

Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, Alia Bhatt & Arjun Kapoor for Vogue India November 2013


Click here to view last year cover featuring Shweta Nanda, here to view 2011 cover featuring Sonam Kapoor, here for 2010 cover with Priyanka Chopra, and here for 2009 cover with Katrina Kaif.

Katy Perry for Entertainment Weekly #1284 November 08th 2013


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