Tag Archive: Ellen von Unwerth

Jan 03 2013

Cover Loving: February Magazines Are All About Actresses

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You can tell that it is award season as all the major magazines have gorgeous actresses gracing their covers. Vanity Fair has gone for Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, Harper’s Bazaar have an elegant looking Anne Hathaway, Glamour UK goes girlie with Emma Stone, and Victoria Beckham’s designs score two covers with both Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart wearing white on the covers of ELLE UK and V Magazine.

My favourite has to be the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence sporting her natural blonde locks in a fun cover for Vanity Fair. Shot by Ellen von Unwerth there is a softness in Jennifer’s face on the cover that is transformed into a complete vixen for the accompanying editorial and I love it. Sometimes Jennifer can be a little too serious – this cover is fun and relaxed and definitely brightened up my day.

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Next up has to be Scarlett Johansson’s subscriber cover for ELLE UK’s February issue wearing a Burberry coat shot by Rankin. I like the newsstand version with her working a Victoria Beckham microbrush and lace dress but only from the ankles up, I am not loving those runway Manolo Blahnik for Victoria Beckham shoes. The subscriber cover is intriguing – I love the messy hair and seeing only one eye – Scarlett looks beautiful.

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It was hard to decide who came next between Anne and Kristen, I am not blown away by either cover to be honest, but I think Harper’s Bazaar just takes it because of that gorgeous crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani strapless gown – all I can say about the rest is does Anne have a lazy eye?

Kristen doesn’t fair much better for me on V Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue. It isn’t that I don’t like the styling, the white Victoria Beckham vest with a black bra peeking out is fine, the make-up is grundy as you would expect from the Twilight actress – the problem I have is that I feel I have seen it all before – the wet hair, the moody look, the dark make-up around the eyes. Anyone else a little bored?

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[Pics: Vanity Fair/Glamour UK/ELLE UK/Harper's Bazaar/V Magazine]

Sep 03 2012

Shopping: AW12 hits River Island

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For autumn/winter, River Island has really nailed it with its Downtown and Futuristic Goth trends. I love all the oversized swagger coats and the relaxed styling of Downtown, plus anything with red tartans, tweeds, herringbone and dog-tooth always gets my vote. It also looks amazing in contrast to the medieval era of the Futuristic Goth – lots of black, lots of texture clashes working velvet with delicate lace, sheer and chiffon, and then made edgy with leather and studded accessories.

I can’t wait for the weather to get a little cooler!!!

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See the behind-the-scenes video below, and pick out your favourite pieces that will be rolling out across River Island stores in the coming months.

Aug 20 2012

Cover Loving: Coco Rocha’s Four September Issues

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It seems that the model with a thousand poses has snag not one but four September covers and each one of Coco Rocha is utterly different and memorising at the same time. I have gushed before about how much I love Coco, granted she isn’t a bombshell model like Gisele or Karolina Kurkova, or as cool as say Kate Moss, and she doesn’t seem to grace as many campaigns as say Karlie Kloss, but there is something so special and different about her that always makes me takes notice and I am loving her September covers.

I feel like I am on the panel of America’s Next Top Model or something but seriously the first thing you see from all the covers has to be her eyes closely following by her stunning bone structure. Her beautiful features come across beautifully on her cover for VS Magazine shot by Ellen Von Unwerth as well as her upwards gaze on the debut issue of Flair Germany snapped by Arnaud Pyvka. But my two favourite have to be her ELLE covers, both working the red autumn trend.

I going to have to give it to ELLE Korea, Coco looks stunning in her Louis Vuitton dress and sharp bob. But I can’t wait to pick up Elle Espana as apparently Coco has shot the entire magazine, not just the cover, all four editorials inside – now that is model power!!!

So which Coco cover do you prefer?

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[Pics: via thefashionspot.com]

Jul 15 2012

Cover Loving: Naomi Campbell Sparkles For Schön!

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I do love a good style mag and I don’t think you can get much better than Schön! the quality of the editorial spreads are always amazing, and I think they’ve out-done themselves for their 18th issue dubbed the Showbiz edition.

Curated by Brett Bailey, the magazine has one of the best covers I have seen this summer, and one of the best I have ever seen of Naomi Campbell – Ellen von Unwerth has captured her beautifully and she looks incredible. I’m also loving the ode to The Hunger Games with her blue hair very Eddie Trinket don’t you think in the editorial spread.

What do you think – will you be buying the latest issue of Schön!?

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Apr 10 2012

Video Loving: No Way Is Claudia Schiffer 41

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I have already gushed about my love for the GUESS girls and I have to give it to Claudia Schiffer she puts models half her age to shame as she looks gorgeous in this 30th anniversary video for the brand. I am seriously questioning her age, there is no way that she can be 41, she looks stunning in this campaign, and I even think she looks better than she did in 1989 when she first modelled for GUESS.

Under the creative eye of Paul Marciano, CEO and Creative Director of GUESS and directed by the amazingly talented Ellen von Unwerth, this is one sexy and fun video shot on location in Sorrento, Italy. I am loving Claudia, normally I have to be honest I haven’t been that fussed by her, but in this video she is truly memorizing.

What do you think? Does Claudia look 41 to you??

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[Pics/Video: Guess]

Apr 03 2012

Guess Girls: 30 Years Of Great Campaigns

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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.

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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.

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1993 - Drew Barrymore shot by Wayne Maser

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1992/3 - Anna Nicole Smith shot by Daniela Federici

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

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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.

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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.

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2011 - Elsa Hosk shot by Ellen von Unwerth

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2008 - Fransizka Frank shot by Bryan Adams

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2007 - Line Gost shot by Bryan Adams

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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]
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