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AW12 Campaign: The Intense Givenchy Rave

Oooh I do love something a little different, and this autumn/winter 2012 ad campaign from Givenchy certainly is a little different. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott this is a stunning campaign aptly named the ‘Rave’.

Starring Tisci’s favs Stella Tennant and Joan Smalls, as well as Daniela Braga, Stef Van Der Laan, Rodrigo Braga, Simone Nobili and Jarrod Scott, the models get their dance on to spectacular results.

What I love most about this campaign has to be the intensity of the images, from the stormy skies to the urban setting and the striking androgynous styling. This is definitely going to be one of the most memorable ad campaigns of the season, and I can’t wait to see it in print.


[Pics: courtesy of Givenchy]

Cover Loving: Kate Moss In Louis Vuitton For Vogue Japan

I have long admired Vogue Japan’s covers and I had to admit I am loving Kate Moss as a ball of sunshine in Louis Vuitton for the magazine’s April cover. Shot by Mert & Marcus, this cover has been getting a lot of stick for the weird lighting, Kate’s fake-tan overload and the decision to have it on a white background, I think it is just me but it is because of all those reasons that I like this cover.

First up the lighting really does project sunshine, it looks like it is radiating out that gorgeous feather-embellished Louis Vuitton dress from the spring/summer 2012 collection especially on a white background, and secondly I love how it defines Kate’s shrinking waist and shows off her iconic cheekbones. Plus how can you not love this dress – it is totally cover worthy – and works perfectly with the candy coloured captions.

For me it certainly is sweet and exotic. What do you think – love or hate Kate’s latest cover?

[Pic: Vogue Japan]

Drool Alert: Rafa Nadal Half Naked – Yes Please

I don’t normally share my love of tennis or Rafael Nadal on this blog, but after seeing these gorgeous shots of him for Armani it would be totally rude not too!!

Shot by Mert & Marcus, these campaign shots for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani jeans will be gracing magazines and billboards from February.

OMG can you imagine driving by one of those billboards? It should come with a warning a few miles back to stop crashes!!

[Pics: Armani]

SS11 Campaign: Gucci Goes Glam For Spring

Pic: Gucci - Amber Double Raso Dress

For spring it seems that Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Gianni has played with bold colours and sleek shapes to produce a gorgeous-yet-glam ad campaign. Once again shot by Gucci regulars Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, the campaign features models Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls, Hailey Clauson. Nikola Jovanovic and Gen Huismans.

As SS11 campaigns go, this one is the one that has excited me the most, I think it is because it is bright and bold, but these images are great but trust me they look even better in print. Check them out in February issues.

My favourite image has to be the one above, gorgeous and striking, the Amber Double Raso dress with its feather, PVC, and metal elements embroidered detailing.

For more shots of the campaign visit Gucci’s Facebook page.

[Pics: via Gucci Facebook]