Shoe addicts you have to watch this adorable short film from J.Crew with their gorgeous creative director Jenna Lyons discussing her love of shoes, she has 289 pairs and counting, and how the brand makes their fabulous footwear collections.
I am not as shoe obsessed as some, granted I have a lot of pairs, but sky-high heels aren’t always my thing but I do love to look at them, admire them on other people, and there are some beauties in this film, especially the ones that Jenna describes as “business at the front, party at the back” – they are simply divine.
I am in love with the ‘Etta’ seen in this video, the term ‘shiny pony’ and Jenna – oh and generally everything about J.Crew – I can’t wait for the store to open on Regent Street, London later this year.
“Shoes are like fairies… with that little magical piece that finishes everything” – Jenna Lyons.
Hi guys, how are all your weekends going? Well, after having a pretty amazing week, I am full of happy beans because of all the red carpet action, I thought I would have a go at video blogging.
As you know last month I was asked to take part in the Gillette Venus Naked challenge and as I am a few weeks I thought instead of writing down my thoughts I would take to YouTube and rabbit on a little on what I like, dislike and a few tips on how to use the device.
Please be kind this is my first ever video blog, I was a little nervous, but I would love to know what you all think – I think it maybe a little long but I just seemed to get on a roll!!!
I love finding amazing things online and this video bringing together twelve collections from spring/summer 2013 set to Tchaikovsky’s “Apotheosis” from Sleeping Beauty by John Jannuzzi is incredible.
Not only is the music amazing, but I just love how perfectly it goes with the collections from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Dior, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Louis Vuitton, Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto, and Alexander McQueen.
There is something hypnotic about watching the models twirl around in a kaleidoscope effect, and what a cool way to relive the collections.
I recently just watched My Week With Marilyn and I have been completely memorised with the actress ever since, and I love that Chanel have made her the subject of its second installment of its Inside Chanel series.
This video centres around the lost audio footage of an interview the blonde bombshell gave in April 1960, where she answers “What do you wear to bed?” with the now famous quote “Why, Chanel N°5, of course”.
More than just reliving history, this is a gorgeous tribute to Monroe and her relationship with the brand, and I adore the way it creates the ideal that both Chanel N°5 and Monroe grew to legendary status together. This is a must watch video for all Chanel and Monroe fans.
This week I went to a special preview of the new collections coming to OPI next year, trust me you are going to want every shade, but the highlight of the presentation had to be the screening of their first-ever short film, Instinct of Colour.
Regulars readers to Fashionista Barbie will know I love a good fashion film, well beauty brands seem to be showing fashion brands how it Is done lately, first we had dancing Chanel-clad fingers and now thanks to OPI we have a dance off between a manicured horse and four talented dancers.
Created by the award-winning film director Han Emanuel, the short film features four colourful OPI shades, ‘Pink-ing of You’, ‘Red My Fortune Cookie’, ‘Need Sunglasses?’ and ‘No Room for the Blues’, which are represented by a different style of dance – tap, ballet, modern and street, and each dances off against the real star of the film, Lady in Black, a dancing thoroughbred horse. It is truly mesmerizing to watch.
As well as loving the creative concept, seriously wow, I love the blues-electronic tune, ‘Down the Road’ by French DJs C2C, I need that on my iPod.
I wonder how OPI are going to top this – a dancing manicured horse was a great first film!
I am sure some people will be saying Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke that’s a little strange, but I adore a little strange, and I am loving this cool concept from the drinks brand. As well as starring in three short films for the brand, Gaultier has also been named as Diet Coke’s Creative Director for 2012, which means I get to add to my limited edition Diet Coke bottle collection, I have some that were designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and he will also be overseeing other projects, ad campaigns, and online content over the year.
We may have to wait until next month to see the bottle and can designs, which I am hearing will be on sale for four weeks in Harvey Nichols, but the brand is celebrating its new Creative Director with the launch of three fabulous short films that are being released on consecutive days – today, tomorrow, and Saturday via its YouTube channel.
In ‘The Night & Day Serial Designer’ films, Gaultier takes on different roles, from a therapist to a journalist and even a private detective, and helps the Diet Coke puppets the only way he knows how – by playing dress up and styling them in his own designs.
Episode one, features Irene a pop star, who Gaultier helps bring her rock chick persona to the surface just in time for her press conference – she goes from being dressed in an old tee to working a sexy leather number with lots of zips. The next episodes in the series will feature Eleanor needing a private detective in a 1960s black and white themed thriller movie, and Bernadette visits her therapist and ends up on a stunning gown – I can’t wait to see this one!!!
I love the first instalment with the added blue and white stripes that Jean Paul Gaultier is famous for present not just on his t-shirt but on his camera, Diet Coke really has incorporated a humour to its homage to the fashion designer that totally works.
One last thing, I do have to ask/beg Diet Coke to please release a JPG x Diet Coke puppet doll as I totally need Irene in my life!!!
It is no secret that I like a fashion video, but I haven’t swooned at one in a while, that was until I saw Kate Bosworth in this gorgeous Nordic-inspired campaign for French designer Vanessa Bruno’s autumn/winter 2011 collection.
For me a fashion flick has to of course have amazing styling, but also great presence from the model as well as a story to it, and most of all has to convey emotion. I think Parisian label Vanessa Bruno has certainly done that, and I just adore Kate Bosworth in this very cool but spooky autumn/winter campaign entitled, LØV, directed by Stephanie Di Gusto.
Kate looks amazing channelling a Viking beauty, there is a strength and mysteriousness about her, and she looks gorgeous whether it is in her armour *better known as a metallic brocade jacket*, wearing just a white shirtdress, or my favourite styling in the film has to be this stunning brown capelet.
This is one enchanting campaign, I love the silent scream, the white horses and her finishing high in the treetops, oh and the clothes of course – simply gorgeous!