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

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign | Romeo Beckham by Mario Testino

Burberry Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign, Mario Testino, Christopher Bailey, Romeo Beckham

Finally after season after season of safe ad campaign images by Mario Testino for Burberry Prorsum, Romeo Beckham enters the spotlight for the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign. Nothing like a 10-year-old kid to detract from the oddly photoshopped images and doubly contrasting facial expressions of his other co-stars –Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, and Charlie France. Puzzling and odd, I must say.

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Check out the uber cute Romeo Beckham in a behind-the-scenes shot as well as the accompanying video of the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign featuring Edie Campbell, Cara Delevinge, and Charlie France by Mario Testino below.

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Images Courtesy of Burberry/Testino

Vogue US July 2012 | Emma Stone by Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

In case you missed it, Emma Stone makes her all-important Vogue debut on the cover of Vogue US July 2012. I never thought Emma Stone would be one for the big leagues but I guess you never know. From Superbad to Zombieland to more credible and serious roles in Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help and finally to mainstream commercial success in The Amazing Spiderman. Not bad for an actress who made her feature film debut in 2007 and is now only 23 years of age.

Shot by Mario Testino for the pages of Vogue US July 2012, Emma Stone dons a variety of Annie Hall meets couture glamour outfits from the likes of Jil Sander, Versus and Dries Van Noten among others.

“Nathan Heller encounters the actress at the cusp of a pivotal transformation in her young career, after earning her reputation as Hollywood’s go-to girl for strong, spunky characters bridging unreconciled worlds, going brunette for her Superbad audition and making her move from comedy to The Help.” -Vogue US

Check out the full editorial spread, titled Comic Relief, of Emma Stone by Mario Testino for Vogue US July 2012 below.

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Emma Stone, Vogue US July 2012, Mario Testino

Image Credits: smartologie

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 Ad Campaign | Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes by Mario Testino

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaign, Gabriella Wilde, Roo Panes, Mario Testino

The Burberry Autumn/winter 2012 ad campaign unveils a new cast of British faces, this time featuring actress Gabriella Wilde and musician Roo Panes. Finally moving away from the studio, this campaign was shot at night under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey by Mario Testino at the iconic Royal Naval College in Greenwich London.

“We wanted to play with everything that’s at the heart of the Burberry world – celebrating our brand and London through imagery, film, music, weather and our iconic outerwear, all in a very poetic and British way. Using London as the backdrop, we shot the series of cinematic, emotive black and white images and short films with the incredibly talented Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes, who effortlessly bring the campaign and our collections to life across all of our platforms.” Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Very film noir-ish indeed. Check out the rest of the Burberry Autumn/winter 2012 ad campaign featuring Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes by Mario Testino as well as the video below.

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaign, Gabriella Wilde, Roo Panes, Mario Testino

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaign, Gabriella Wilde, Roo Panes, Mario Testino

Images Courtesy of Burberry/Testino © Copyright

 

Vogue UK November 2011 | Saskia de Brauw

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Saskia de Brauw stars in a Vogue UK November 2011 editorial titled The Illusionist. Shot by Mario Testino, Saskia de Brauw dons couture pieces that exude old Hollywood 1940′s vibes in this stunning Vogue UK November 2011 editorial that features couture creations from the likes of Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Azzedine Alaîa, Givenchy, Armani Privé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Atelier Versace. Love the creative concept of this shoot; a simple backdrop, spotlights and beautiful Haute Couture garments is all it takes.

Speaking of couture, the inaugural Women’s Fashion Week 2011 Singapore will kick off tomorrow right here in Singapore starting with the fringe Prét-à-Porter event which will feature collections from selected brands that are located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. All of these shows will be held from the 21st to 23rd October, at TWG Tea on the Bridge, Basement 2 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and are free and open to the public.

However, the main event, Best of Haute Couture Week, which will be held from 26th to 30th October will be invite only. Held at the Expo and Exhibition Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 8 couture designers from the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture will feature their latest collections. These include Alexis Mabille, Anne Valerie Hash and Stephane Rolland, who will close the event, among others.

It was great then that the organisers decided to come up with the Haute Couture Exhibition which will be held from 6th to 31st October located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Jewellery Lane. This exhibition is open to the public and aims to impress upon them the exquisite world of Haute Couture. Last but not least, WFW 2011 Singapore will also present an Asian Couture Showcase that will feature collections from Asian and Singaporean designers including Ashley Isham, Thomas Wee and Federick Lee.

Visit WFW2011 Singapore for more details.

I swear I could cry if I ever held a Haute Couture garment; to feel the luxe fabrics, the man-hours put into it, the exquisite workmanship; the highest level of fashion in short. For now, check out the Saskia de Brauw by Mario Testino for Vogue UK November 2011 couture editorial below.

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 SingaporeVogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Image credits: tfs