Elle Fanning | Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning stars in the latest Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 ad campaign shot by Juergen Teller. The ads feature Elle Fanning donning heavy outerwear and dresses that seem too big on her but she pulls it off with ease by staring rather blankly into the camera looking like she owns it; albeit a little nonchalantly. The photos are dreamy with a slightly surreal atmosphere but I’m unsure of the outfits selected here. I wish the stylist had chosen more outfits with those eclectic prints and that striped colour-block coat plus a metallic piece. But that’s just me. Otherwise, selecting Elle Fanning for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 ad campaign would have proved to be a winner.

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Elle Fanning, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Looking back at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 ad campaign again and you realise that Elle Fanning is only 13 but she has over a dozen editorial spreads to her name including this one. With the age factor in mind, the Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011/2012 ad campaign starring Hailee Steinfeld instantly comes to attention. I had written in an earlier post about the ad campaign that the Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collection needed someone more appropriate to model as Hailee Steinfeld looked somewhat young. But I have recently gained enlightenment.

Ad campaigns have always been about the collections, the clothes, the bags, the shoes and the accessories. The model is merely that, a model to show the collection off. It is about selling dreams and fantasies, breaking away from the norm to grab consumers’ attention. You don’t relate to the model or celebrity wearing the collection; you see the collection for what it is no matter who is modeling it. Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are just two young starlets modeling designer clothes, heck, they even wear designer clothes (yes young girls be jealous). Let’s just look at the ad campaigns as such, you don’t have to read too much into it. It’s just simply beautiful clothes on pretty young things.

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Pretty Boy: Andrej Pejic

Pretty boy Andrej Pejic. Just as I was looking at scruffy MEN (and I mean scruffy full-on; unshaven, chest hair and a hint of down-below), I chanced upon the beautiful and breathtaking image of Andrej Pejic. I had to double take, his sightly bushy eyebrows gave him away. His pouty smooth lips, sky-high cheekbones, sharp nose with deep-set eyes and long blonde locks would make any woman jealous. While I know I was and I’m a boy!

So who is this boy? How many of you have heard of him?

Well let’s lay down same basic bio. He is of mix-descent (his father is a Croat and his mother a Serb), 19 (20 this year), made his first appearance on the runway at Jean Paul-Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 and after that appearances at Paul Smith, John Galliano and Raf Simmons ensued. While that was the defining season for him, he did a couple of editorials previously, most notably for Wonderland. Well-sought after for his androgynous look, like those before him: Martin Cohn and Allen Roth, he became an ‘up-and-coming’.

The guess-the-gender question came up. It was unique. Androgyny. Cole Mohr has done it for Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2008/2009 campaign (this one was more cross-dressing though). Lady Gaga’s been there and Agyness Deyn among others. Even myself! Unwittingly of course! I wonder if boys have a feminine side? Is it just the degree of feminity? Or are we just all testosterone? And ladies do you like a ladylike boy (i mean not full-on of course) as your beau? Or do you prefer the manly man? Sexy or no? I want to know!

Here’s what he has to say: “I may as well push it to the limits. I wouldn’t dress this way if I didn’t have fun with it.” That is exactly the spirit!

What’s next for him?

The face of Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign alongside Ginta Lapina.

Stay tuned as he looks set to star in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign alongside Karolina Kurkova. For now, a goodbye pout from geeky Andrej Pejic.

Oh wait here’s a video showcasing the best of Andrej Pejic. Love the soundtrack. Enjoy!

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