Tag: gucci

magazine antidote: the shoe issue

fashion publications have done just about every trick in the book to boost sales & to re-attract attention on a global scale. the concept of the cover series is not an uncommon one & magazine antidote comes back with their issue two with five times the vitality as their debut issue along with five female models who are sitting on top of fashion as well. namely the shoe issue, constance jablonski is seen in dior ankle boots, anne vyalistsina is seen in boots by giuseppe, sigrid agren appears in yves saint lauren’t chain detailed ankle boot, magdalena frackowiak is seen in knee-high gucci’s while ashley smith is seen in vuitton boots with hanne gaby odiele rocks louboutins while on crutches. with editing by EIC, yann weber, the covers set the perfect tone for the issue, which focuses on footwear through the lens of giampaolo sgura. as seen on each cover, each respective girl also stars in her own feature editorial as the issue reveals a versatile grouping of thoughtful & well executed spreads. i always love a good cover series & this cast of female models is undeniably great. kept clean against a white backdrop, well placed emphasis allows you to focus on the shoes. strong covers & solid cast.

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spring collezioni video: gucci, milan

collection images: gucci, resort

frida giannini has seemed to miss the mark this resort season, as she opts to present a gold & gaudy gucci 2012 resort collection. while some of the collections pieces attempt to tap into greater forms of minimalism, those attempts are outweighed by the distracting gold backdrop which painfully reminds you of the direction giannini has favored for the past few seasons. it’s a difficult thing, these recent gucci collections- i feel as though it’s either love or hate with a heavy influence of beautiful campaign images. while the gucci collection is among the most powerful labels producing handbags, shoes & accessories collections, here the collections clothes aren’t much in my opinion. while some aspects of the collection allow it to fit well alongside other labels, i love the use of color outside of the gold tones & am hoping that editorial placement & consideration of a campaign are all in the works. not a complete hit, for me; though not a complete miss either.

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video: jennifer lopez, “im into you”

in an effort to clearly define the line that separates music from fashion, i find it important to decipher which aspects of high fashion influence other aspects of media & in-turn other industries. jennifer lopez is one female entertainer that crosses every line, into every industry & has lead the way for celebrities & their entrepreneurial efforts. from her clothing line, to her lucrative fragrance collections, her additional commercial retail collections for kohls- that is only the half of what jennifer lopez brings to the table. as an actress, lopez has starred in a string of major motion pictures which led to her singing career in 1999. with interests in a number of different industries, jennifer successfully understands the importance of image & celebrity & how to interlace all aspects with fashion. a marketable brand that surpasses the confines of movies, music & fashion; lopez debuts her new single for her new album, love? – which hits stores today. video model, william levy brings the heat as lopez relaxes in a pair of gucci shades under a set of palm trees. her bodacious silhouettte laced with a jeweled prada dress; lopez reaffirms her status as an icon, reminding us that she has not lost one bit of her appeal over time. musically featuring young money rap impresario, lil’ wayne, jennifer is seen channeling herb ritts in the videos opening, seen sexy on the shore while wayne himself makes no appearance. exotic & alluring, lopez is then seen clad in a crocheted/fringe gucci gown with diva-esque hair, inside of what appears to be a mayan temple. from there jennifer shifts glamour gears, appearing in the next scene channelilng a bit of a kenzo. appearing in a turban with bold liner in a phython printed satin gown, the video resonates a feel of fashion editorial come to life. dramatic shots of lopez flailing her satin gown in the wind- every transformative state of a true style icon are seen in the four minute video. a metal gown appears as jennifer lays out to be gazed upon by us lusting listeners as an expected dance break reminds us of j.lo’s beginning as a dancer from the bronx. from the beach to the mayan temple, from the silver screen to your computer screen searing through your speakers- jennifer lopez slays in more ways than one & this video is a clear indication of her apt ability to take it to the next level & show the rest of these fashion & music rookies how to deliver musical messaging. vivid glamour & impeccable style- this is musical messaging.

rosie huntington-whiteley for vogue uk

represented by rosie huntington-whiteley has wasted no time soaking up the spotlight after being announced as a victoria’s secret angel alongside chanel iman & candice swaenpoel. glamed up in gucci, rosie appears perfectly for the march cover of british vogue. shot by mert + marcus, rosie’s signature pout is glossed red for the cover as we see the wind machine in full swing. represented by women model management, rosie hails from the united kingdom & it’s dope to see her representing for the brits on their division of vogue. in 2009, rosie was awarded as model of the year at the elle style awards & has since been signed on to replace megan fox in the tranformer trilogy. as a successfully recognized angel for victoria’s secret, rosie continues to rise as a star in fashion landing campaigns & covers alike. i love this cover, completely.

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lara stone for vogue paris

through the lens of mario sorrenti, lara stone appears for the feburary issue of french vogue. as the special collections issue, stone appears in gucci amidst a floral garden. represented by IMG models, lara stone has entered the new year as strong as she entered last year;  holding the rank as fashion’s number one female model, the no. 13 highest earning & the no. 10 sexiest female in the game, lara continues to dominate. with a triple play campaign set with the house of calvin klein, lara has appeared as the spring face for the CK by calvin klein, CK accessories & calvin klein collection. while the contrasted tones almost wash lara out for this cover, one thing that wont be washed out is her career in the new year. she’s a bad one.

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menswear collections: gucci, fall

based in a palette of grey & deep browns, the menswear collection presented for the house of gucci was one of expected chic & usual style direction. at the entrance of the show sequence, a suede trench coat was matched with a pale pink dress shirt & plum colored tie. use of fur was done extravagantly well, while the grooming of the collection kept the runway show poised & perfect without a hair out of place. i love the use of color, especially in the contrast of blue against brown. that said, the collection presents nothing profoundly modern or even new- while i applaud giannini’s sensibility to accessories & ultimately in commercializing the brand; here, nothing revolutionary is breaking new ground. a fair collection overall, im sure it will sell well but how is the collection pushing the limitations or restrictions of menswear? from cool greys, to excellent contrasts the collection ends on a typical style note, associated with fomal evening wear, as black on black designs closed the show.

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