Tag Archive: GUESS

May 31 2013

Seaside Style: Bank Holiday Day Trip To Felixstowe

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Over the years we have done a lot of the beaches in Norfolk including Hunstanton and Cromer so this Bank Holiday we thought we would give Suffolk a try and head on over to Felixstowe, a seaside town we both hadn’t been to before.

Quieter than say Blackpool and Brighton, there is a charm about Felixstowe with its colourful beach huts, sea front gardens and miles of beach to stroll down while eating an ice cream. And in the sunshine this was such a great day for testing out my new Canon 650d camera and having my style snaps taken by some palm trees makes it look somewhere tropical and warm.

What did you do this Bank Holiday?

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My Style: Oh La La Tee, Zoe Karssen (similar one) // Hudson Jeans Bacara in Vancouver, Jeanography (c/o) // Straw bag, Cath Kidston, (similar one) // Gladiator flats, F&F for Tescos // Silver bracelet stack, New Look // Tiffany’s bracelet // Glasses, Retro54 // Orange wrap watch, Guess // shot with Canon 650d //

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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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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.

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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.

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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]

Mar 03 2012

LFW: The GUESS Girl Goes Wild In Londontown

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I love it when brand’s commit to a totally different approach to present their collection, and during London Fashion Week, Italian brand GUESS did just that in a suite at the swish Trafalgar Hotel. For their first time at LFW, GUESS wanted to showcase a few pieces from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, as well as celebrate their 30th anniversary, which takes place this year and they came up with the very creative GUESS girl gone wild presentation.

As soon as I stepped into the hotel suite I couldn’t help but noticed how dishevelled it all looked, there were clothes, shoes and jewellery from the AW12 collection thrown everywhere, lipstick written over the mirrors, empty champagne glasses, stacks of unpacked suitcases, rose petals in the bathroom, and even plates of room service – this was a GUESS girl gone wild and I loved it.

I have to admit there was a part of me that was thinking I totally don’t know where to look, there was a realism that made me think that I had just crashed someone’s room, but I guess that was the whole idea.

I also loved how they had scattered old and new ad campaigns about the suite, everyone from Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Claudia Schiffer has been a GUESS girl and now its Amber Heard’s turn. I was given a cool book of the campaign images over the 30 years and it really did open my eyes to this brand which has a rich heritage in gorgeous ad campaigns, more to come on this as I loved too many to share here.

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Just out of interest are you a GUESS girl? I don’t own one piece, and can’t remember if I have ever been in a store before, I have to own up to the fact that a creative presentation like this does perk my interest and after seeing that ombre animal-print cardigan I think I might have to venture inside a store and check out what else the brand has to offer.

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