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Prada Ad Campaign Commentary

20 December 2012, 22.23 | Posted in Models, advertisement, bags, photography | No comments »

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As usual Prada comes up with a stellar campaign for Spring 2013. Beautiful product  galvanized by simple, color crisp  images and of course showcased by many of the industry’s top girls–Vanessa Axente, Saskia de Brauw, Irina Kravchenko, Eva Herzigova, Sung Hee, Irene Hiemstra, Kirsten Owen, Sasha Pivovarova, Amber Valletta, Maartje Verhoef, and Raquel Zimmermann. (And as good as all the product looks in images, it’s more delicious in real life–words cannot describe how this writer longs for a Prada bag!)

Except for Sung Hee, the girls are all white, a tendency for which Prada has repeatedly been criticized for, especially as it applies to its runways. In a way though, pointing out the color of models on runways is a shallow shot at brands. Modeling is an ephemeral job at best (career–implying as it does something with longevity/import–should never be used to describe the work of posing in clothing), with those landing jobs that set them for life about as rare as a Powerball lottery winner.

In reality you have to guess the bigger issue lies at the top of major fashion brands, which one has to bet are even less diverse than their runways. And if there is little to no diversity among decision makers, it would make sense that they are reluctant to represent the same in their ads and on their runways. After all, when one lacks everyday relationships with ethnically/religiously/racially different people, it’s easier to view them as exotics to be pulled out for special statement-making moments (or as tokens to appease the complaints) rather than as stellar beauties upon whom a brand can be built. I’ve said it before, fashion can do better and actually I believe it will in 2013….xox0

On another note, lol, more of those Prada ads on the next page.

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Lara Stone For Vogue Russia January 2013

19 December 2012, 03.21 | Posted in Magazines, Models, celebrity | 1 comment »

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What an auspicious way for Vogue Russia to ring in the new year–with super stunner Lara Stone as shot by Hedi Slimane for  the January 2013 cover. Recently installed as the designer for the renamed Saint Laurent label, Slimane clearly has no plans to leave behind his talent as a photographer, shooting in stark contrast, a look that he has become his signature.

See the editorial on the next page, featuring fashion by Saint Laurent, Kiki de Montparnasse and Givenchy among others.

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Ad: Kate Moss For Stuart Weitzman

17 December 2012, 16.35 | Posted in Models, Shoes | No comments »

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When we talk about Stuart Weitzman and his various ad campaigns, we include big names like photographer Mario Testino, model Natalia Vodianova and actor James Franco.  Now the dialogue will also include major model Kate Moss, who was suggested by Testino to replace Vodianova after her two seasons with the brand. Look for the Moss campaign to begin with Spring 2013.

More images on the next page.

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Emily Didonato Dancing To ‘Feliz Navidad’ For LOVE Magazine

10 December 2012, 12.29 | Posted in Models, video | No comments »

Check out this cute Christmas performance video featuring Emily Didonato shot by Daniel Jackson for LOVE magazine. Perfect to add some sex appeal to this grey day (at least that’s how it looks like in Berlin). Feliz Navidad!

Editorial: Daria Werbowy For Fat No.3 December Issue

03 December 2012, 12.41 | Posted in Magazines, Models | No comments »

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Star photographer Cass Bird shot supermodel Daria Werbowy for the third issue of Fat magazine. Besides the cover, the magazine features a vibrant editorial showing the model in a series of movements displayed in one picture. Take a look yourself on the next page.

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Video: Pirelli Calender Shoot Behind The Scenes

28 November 2012, 16.05 | Posted in Models, video | No comments »
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With the presentation of the Pirelli Calendar 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, an accompanying video that documents the shoot was also released. The video is not just a simple behind-the-scenes video but more a documentation of the city, it’s beauty, and social life.

When asked about his direction, Steve McCurry stated:

“I tried to portray Brazil, its landscape, its economy and its culture, along with the human element. This was the story I wanted to tell through my lens. For me photography is an important expressive means to tell large and small stories of daily life.”

With the first images we shared from the shoot we got an insight to McCurry’s intention to show the models and actresses depicting bits and pieces of daily life in Brazil. In comparison to former Pirelli calendars this year’s edition differs not only in displaying the models dressed, but also in showing two pictures entirely composed of graffiti and murals.

Watch the beautiful video here above and see here for more images from the shoot.

Pirelli Calendar 2013: Adriana Lima First Pregnant Model

27 November 2012, 16.19 | Posted in Models, photography | No comments »

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We are starting to see images via Buzzfeed from the famous Pirelli calendar for 2013–that’s Adriana Lima above–a significant shot because it’s the first time the calendar has featured a pregnant model. The big twist for this edition is it doesn’t feature naked models, a feature it has become known for. Photographer Steve McMurry who shot in Rio de Janiero had this to say on his reasons for keeping the models clothed:

“I would say I am a street photographer doing ‘found situations. You can photograph nudes anywhere. But these models are clothed, and each of them has her own charity. They are purposeful and idealistic people. So I wanted to photograph them in a special place, and Rio was perfect for this.”

And a lack of nudity isn’t the only break from the past, Pirelli also included street-shot images of people and places. Can we call this is an official end to the era of the industry’s obsession with photographing completely nude models–many of them in their teens? You know, not wearing an ounce of fashion, which is what they entered the business to do in the first place. One can dream!

More images on the next page.

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Kate Moss Vogue Spain Editorial December 2012

27 November 2012, 15.17 | Posted in Magazines, Models, photography | 1 comment »

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We showed you Kate Moss’s cover for Vogue Spain December 2012, and now some shots from the editorial, as shot by Mario Testino. See the above matador shot in full on the next page, along with four more images.

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Arizona Muse Covers I-D Winter Issue

24 November 2012, 13.43 | Posted in Magazines, Models | No comments »

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Model Arizona Muse,  who we last showed in a Louis Vuiton video called ”L’ivitation Au Voyage,” lands the cover of i-D magazine’s winter issue, as photographed by Richard Bush. In the editorial, the androgynous theme continues in pieces by Marc Jacobs, Céline and Jean-Paul Gaultier amongst others in a beautiful black and white spread shot outdoors.

Pass on to the next page to see the full editorial.

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Ad: Jimmy Choo Ft. Jeneil Williams For Resort 2013

23 November 2012, 21.39 | Posted in Models, advertisement, photography | No comments »

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Jimmy Choo taps Jeneil Williams, who describes herself on Twitter as, “tomboy model from Jamaica,” for its Resort 2013 ad campaign, as shot by Solve Sundsbo for a gutsy and visually arresting campaign.

See one more shot on the next page.

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