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Editorial Flashback: US Vogue ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Starring Drew Barrymore


I am a collector of magazines, which some might say I am a hoarder of magazines, but it is because of editorials like this that I can’t seem to get rid of any of my old magazines. Recently I re-organised my office and came across a lot of magazines stored in boxes, which of course meant I had to decide which ones stayed and which ones went, I have to be honest not a lot went to the recycling!!!

This fairytale editorial featuring Drew Barrymore featured in US Vogue’s April 2005 issue and is one of my favourite celebrity editorials, not only is it filled with incredible Haute Couture gowns styled by Grace Coddington – I love the Chanel dress she is wearing looking into the mirror, but it is an editorial with a story.

I have noticed over the years that the large drama-filled editorials like this one shot by Annie Leibovitz is a rarity, granted US Vogue’s recent magazine had a great Homeland set shoot, which was also captured by Leibovitz, but even that doesn’t have the Haute Couture glamour of this Beauty & the Beast inspire shoot.

I often wonder why more magazines don’t tell as many stories any more other than these are the trends, maybe its about budgets, lack of time, or access to great Haute Couture pieces, or even that celebrities don’t want to take part in a lengthy shoot like this – it is such a shame as Coddington proves in this editorial that when done well the concept really can make an impact years down the line.


Everything from the gorgeous Haute Couture gowns from Dior, Chanel and Christian Lacroix to the exquisite set design and the beautiful Drew Barrymore – this is simply one of my favourite editorials from US Vogue.

To see more of the editorial – check out my slideshow below:

Are you a fan of this dramatic editorial? And would you like to see more story-telling editorials in your favourite magazines?


[Pics: via US Vogue and TheFashionSpot.com]

Tommy Hilfiger BHI Campaign: Drew Barrymore Snaps Charlotte Gainsbourg

It seems that Hollywood actress, screenwriter, producer, and director Drew Barrymore has added another a bow to her string – photography, not content with just snapping up-and-coming actresses for V magazine this summer, the heavily pregnant star has captured her first brand campaign for the Tommy Hilfiger Breast Health International initiative.

With Breast Cancer Awareness month kicking off on Monday, preppy American fashion label has launched its sixth limited-edition bag in support of Breast Health International, a leading non-profit foundation that advances breast cancer research and treatment.

The gorgeous Anglo-French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg models the limited-edition arm candy, which comes in a navy mottled leather and features white accents and red handles, perfectly and it looks like Drew was happy with the shot.

The limited-edition bag, which sadly sold out online in 24 hours, hits select Tommy Hilfiger stores in Europe on October 1 and will be priced at £255, from which a generous £100 from each sale goes to the Fund for Living, a global BHI initiative that provides help to women with breast cancer and their families.

No only is the campaign stunning, Charlotte Gainsbourg is perfection in this image, a total natural beauty, but this bag is gorgeous, also when do you ever see a charity item give so much of the retail price away – £100 for each bag is pretty amazing.

If you love the campaign and initiative also check out the behind-the-scenes footage, if for nothing else than to listen to Charlotte’s soothing voice, which I just love.

What do you think of Drew’s photography?

Guess Girls: 30 Years Of Great Campaigns

2012 - 30 Sexy Years shot by Ellen von Unwerth

So Guess turns 30 this year and with the Claudia Schiffer taking the reins of the brand’s latest campaign, 23 years after originally posing for the label, it got me thinking about all the other Guess Girls over the years. This is a brand with clout, they’ve had more supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova back in the early 90’s, they’ve had actresses Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and the most recently Amber Heard, they had an unrecognisable Anna Nicole Smith starring in a number of sultry campaigns, and they even had ads with party girl Paris Hilton back in 2004, oh and a 16-year-old Carla Bruni was the third Guess Girl in 1987.

As well as famous faces, Guess also love a good model from the gorgeous French model Laetitia Casta to Josie Maran who starred in one of my favourite campaigns, to a number of models who have gone onto become Victoria Secret’s angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, and in recent years we have had Line Gost, Elsa Hosk, Irina Shayk, and Alyssa Miller.

1989 - Claudia Schiffer shot by Ellen von Unwerth

Two decades later, Claudia Schiffer shot once again by Ellen von Unwerth, works the ’30 sexy years’ campaign for the anniversary collection, which comprises of 15 pieces inspired by the brand’s archive, updated with a modern twist. The capsule line will include high-waisted denim cigarette pants, lace bustier, and vintage tie-waist button-down tops.

1993 - Drew Barrymore shot by Wayne Maser

1992/3 - Anna Nicole Smith shot by Daniela Federici

How unrecognisable is Anna Nicole?? She was such a gorgeous model.

2011/2 - Amber Heard shot by Ellen von Unwerth

As well as propelling the careers of many models, the iconic Guess campaigns have been shot by some of the best in the business, most notably Ellen von Unwerth, a former model who was just starting out when she shot for Guess, and Wayne Maser who captured the first campaign back in 1983. There has been the legendary Herb Ritts, Australian photographer Daniela Federici, Chuck Goodenough, Dewey Nicks, Pablo Alfaro, Raphael Mazzuccco, Yu Tsai, and even Bryan Adams snapped a number of Guess campaigns.

1998 - Josie Maran shot by Pablo Alfaro

I think this is one of my favourite campaigns, not only does Josie look gorgeous, but I love how simple the imagery is yet it still have the sexy Guess vibe to it.

2011 - Elsa Hosk shot by Ellen von Unwerth

2008 - Fransizka Frank shot by Bryan Adams

2007 - Line Gost shot by Bryan Adams

1987 - Carla Bruni shot by Wayne Maser/ 2006 - Paris Hilton shot by Ellen von Unwerth

These last two have to be the most bizarre for me, mainly because I forget that Carla Bruni was a model, and secondly Paris Hilton really does stand-out for all the wrong reasons as a Guess Girl, but apparently they were going for over-the-top young Hollywood glamour, still I don’t think this is a highlight of the 30 years!!!

Do you have a favourite Guess Girl?

[Pics: Guess, thefashionspot.com, Bryan Adams]

Pre-Oscar Chanel Dinner: Drew Barrymore in Maxi Chic

Who: Actress Drew Barrymore

Where: At the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A gold print Chanel maxi dress teamed with a black sparkly blazer and gold clutch

Verdict: Drew is the queen of hippy chic, I love that she looks so relaxed in this gorgeous Chanel gown, and that she teamed it with that blazer. Love this look from head-to-toe!

[Pic: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Chanel]