Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign | Anja Rubik and Karmen Pedaru by Mert & Marcus

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gone with the highly stylized ad campaigns of recent seasons’ past and in with a straightforward studio shoot sans props. The Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign brought back memories of ad campaigns during Tom Ford circa Gucci when he first enlisted the help of Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld somewhere around the mid-nineties. Perhaps it was due to the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Gucci Horsebit loafer that prompted a reference into the archives.

This time Anja Rubik and Karmen Pedaru replaces the cool nineties glamour of Amber Valetta as Mert & Marcus make easy work here. Interesting that the aesthetic remained the same –as did the ever timeless Horsebit loafer– and for the clothes, a simple palette of singular colours and silhouette shone through. But it was the nostalgic mood of yesteryears that got me the most excited.

Check out the rest of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign featuring Anja Rubik and Karmen Pedaru by Mert & Marcus below.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Mert & Marcus, Mario Testino

Image Credits: tfs

Carine Roitfeld to Finally Launch New Magazine

Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld is finally back to heading her own publication! Come September this year, Carine Roitfeld will launch the very first issue of her new magazine which she says will be ‘very very different from French Vogue’ where she was previously editor-in-chief before she resigned in December 2010.

The magazine will be published twice a year and will look ‘more like a book than a regular glossy’. It will be ‘fashion with a lot of freedom’. The name of the magazine has not been revealed yet but I am excited to see what she has come up.

The same publishing house that owns Visionaire, V Magazine and V Man will produce this publication and I hope prices will not be as steep as Visionaire. Well, I hope Carine Roitfeld does not disappoint with this new magazine of hers come September!

Image credits: Barneys/Mario Sorrenti, WWD

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign | Joan Smalls & Saskia de Brauw by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw, Karl Lagerfeld

Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw replaced Freja Beha Erichsen for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign that was styled by Carine Roitfeld for the second season running. Shot in black and white by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign takes a nod from the collection’s white undersea inspiration with an unexpected sports reference.

Check out the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign featuring Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw by Karl Lagerfeld below.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw, Karl Lagerfeld

Image credits: tfs

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld wears his own clothes, Carine Roitfeld in Rick Owens.

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall ad campaign features Carine Roitfeld herself, her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld, her son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and a host of other names including fashion stylist Marie-Amelié Sauvé, jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane, fashion personality Dasha Zhukova and models Naomi Campbell and Natasha Poly. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the Carine’s World-themed Barneys Fall Campaign features a myriad of black outfits from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Fendi and The Row. Check out the rest of the Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview below.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Julia Restoin Roitfeld wears Givenchy.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Carine Roitfeld wears Rick Owens. This image will also be featured on the cover of the Barneys’ women’s designer book.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Natasha Poly wears The Row.

“Our goal with the campaign was to create a personal experience with someone who has extraordinary style like Carine.” -Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign will launch in Barneys’ stores, barneys.com and various September fashion magazines come September.

Image credits: Barneys/Mario Sorrenti, WWD

David Webb Fall 2011 Ad Campaign | Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Eniko Mihalik

The first David Webb Fall 2011 ad campaign in over 20 years features Eniko Mihalik posing with David Webb’s famed jewels and toying with a Terry Richardson doll. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Terry Richardson, this star-studded mashup plus the Terry Richardson doll is quite peculiar but makes for a provocative and alluring ad campaign that is sure to capture the attention of many. Check out images from the David Webb Fall 2011 ad campaign below and you will fully grasp how hot Eniko Mihalik is.

“We wanted to reintroduce David Webb to the world with a new look, but with having all of the original designs he made when he was the biggest designer of his time.” -David Webb co-owner, Sima Ghadamian

David Webb Fall 2011 Ad Campaign, Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Eniko Mihalik

David Webb Fall 2011 Ad Campaign, Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Eniko Mihalik

David Webb Fall 2011 Ad Campaign, Terry Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Eniko Mihalik

For more information about David Webb, visit davidwebb.com.

Image credits: David Webb/Terry Richardson