Tag Archive: Steven Meisel
Aug 31 2013
Starring model Doutzen Kroes, who is having a great month as she is also on the cover of Vogue Spain, Vogue China and Vogue Netherlands, the beauty has a touch of Shrimpton-meets-Bardot about her wearing a Prada gingham check dress and baker boy cap.
I am not sure what I love more – the 60s/70s styling, the beautiful facial close-up, I am in love with her eye make-up, or the retro feel to the cover with the muted colours and light flares. I can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.
What do you think of the Vogue Italia’s September cover?
[Pic: Vogue Italia/Steven Meisel]
Aug 03 2012
Who knew chess could be so stylish? Well, obviously Miuccia Prada did as her latest video showing off her incredible “virtual princess” themed autumn/winter 2012 collection stars supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak and Anne Vyalitsyna playing a fantasy game of chess.
Shot by Steven Meisel the abstract video is filled with the sharp geometric patterns of the autumn/winter show and as described by the fashion house “a virtual labyrinth of fantasy and reality” – so basically this is what a Prada videogame would look like!!!
What’s very cool about that this fantasy game of chess is that every time Magdalena or Anne move a piece, they force models Vanessa Exente, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk and Iselin Steiro to move in tandem, so this is chess with a fashion face-off – and really does show that models are just pawns **sorry couldn’t resist it**.
I love the styling of the video, everything from the 1970s vibe of the geometric printed trouser suits to the razor sharp sleek straight locks and the dramatic dark eye make-up.
I loved last seasons 1950s retro campaign, it was fun and quirky, but there is something magical about this creepy game of chess. Check it out and let me know what you think:
Feb 02 2012
Have you ever wondered what Prada radio would sound like? Well in the Italian label’s spring/summer 2012 campaign video you can listen to their crazy mash-up of electric tunes. I loved the print version of Prada’s spring/summer 2012 1950′s inspired ad campaign shot by Steven Meisel, but this gorgeous retro-themed flick is just exquisite.
I never thought that a gas station could look so chic, the print images prooved that wrong, but the video just makes it look every more divine and works perfectly with the aesthetic that Prada presented for SS12. I love all the details in this video, it really does capture the accessories brilliantly, from the heels to the bags and even the flawless make-up of the models. But most of all it makes me want a yellow and grey pleated dress – pastel shades really are gorgeous – especially when they are Prada!!!
Want to download all the tunes? Well Prada was kind enough to send over the playlist: ‘Funnel of Love’ by Duck and Cover, ‘Dirt’ by Tobacco and ‘Musaphonic’ by Tom Recchion, ‘Kids’ by Brooklyn-based Sleigh Bells, and ‘Written All Over Your Face’ by Ariel Pink.
I also adore how Prada describe the gas station: “It is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfilment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide.” Wow, I’m wishing next time I fill up my car that new discoveries collide with me – oh and if possible those flame-adorned heels.
[Image/Video - Prada]
Jan 08 2012
What if QVC sold Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Gucci? I can take a guess and say we’d all tune in a lot more. Well the amazing Vogue Italia have merged high fashion and home shopping together for their January issue and launched their own shopping channel, IVC, well a spoof of what it would be like to see the spring/summer 2012 collections sold via the power of TV!!!
I do love a spoof, and I love how Vogue Italia always do something very creative, completely off-beat and sometimes controversial for their runway issue. I think that is because Steven Meisel is a genius at capturing gorgeous photographs and bringing much needed humour into fashion, and I am so glad that Vogue Italia think the same way.
I love this latest collaboration between the two, everything from the perma-grins to the faux-presenters, it just works. I wonder if they were inspired by Henry Holland’s informercial starring himself and Pixie Geldof showcasing his autumn/winter 2011 collection??
Either way I adore it, oh and don’t forget “All prices, telephone numbers are invented and have no reference to reality,” as Vogue Italia puts it on its website, “It is only a game”.
[Images: Vogue Italia]