Lea Michele is one of those actresses with a face destined to appear in a big ad campaign. Over the years she's gained quite the following, for her red carpet and beauty style as much as for her on screen character in 'Glee'. It was only a matter of time then before she got snapped up by a major brand and L'Oréal is the one that has done just that.
Yesterday the beauty giant confimed that the actress will follow in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria by serving as their latest spokesperson. 'Lea is fun, committed and genuine with an inspiring sense of style, in total resonance with the brand's values,' L’Oréal Paris global brand president Cyrill Chapuy said and by the looks of it, the partnership really works. Granted, the campaign image isn't particularly ground breaking but there's no doubt that Michele looks beautiful in it.
Eddie Borgo's campaigns are always good. Okay, so maybe that's an understatement but nonetheless, the fact that I can remember at least the last three pretty vividly is a good sign and his latest one illustrates why that is. Rather than sticking with editors (Kate Lanphear and Giovanna Battaglia have starred in his campaigns before), Borgo tapped The Kills front woman Alison Mosshart to front the campaign, and it works.
Mosshart's tough-girl, rocker aesthetic works perfectly with his strong, architectural pieces and unlike other partnerships we've heard about recently, you can actually imagine the musician wearing the pieces anyway. 'I think of his jewellery as sculptures designed with one final angle in mind, us, the moves we make, the turns we take, the rambling bliss of the body in human traffic?' she told WWD. The pairing came about after Lanphear introduced the pair over dinner in Paris. 'I was completely taken when I first saw her perform,' Borgo told style.com. 'She is a poet, a writer, a performer, an artist, an intellectual, and a musician.'
As a relatively new brand, you may not have heard about Maiyet but you definitely will now, as the label has just released this image of Daria Werbowy fronting their latest campaign where she sports some of the key oversized outerwear that we all fell in love with back in February.
But that's not the only reason to take an interest in the brand. The brand's founders Paul van Zyl and Daniel Lubetzky established the brand as a means of using business to promote peace in emerging countries. Like Ali Hewson's EDUN, Maiyet is a socially conscious label and as such, a large portion of their designs are sourced and made in communities in Kenya, India, Indonesia and Cambodia with the aim of helping to stabilise those communities involved.
At the moment the fall collection is available exclusively at Barneys but if you like what you see you'll soon be able to pick pieces up online too.
Net-A-Porter have never been afraid of working with bloggers. If they're not profiling them in their magazine, they're collaborating with them on Twitter coverage and last season saw the online retailer take it one step further by featuring Hanneli Mustaparta and Elin Kling in their campaign. For their latest one, though, Garance Doré takes centre stage.
Dore took to her blog to announce the news saying, 'I am in it !!! (Yes, it’s me, the smiling girl with the brows.)' and the shot is definitely one of my favourite images from the new campaign. I mean, how amazing does Garance look in that killer dress from Stella McCartney's Fall 2012 collection with that tri-tone leather Victoria Beckhamtote that I wrote about recently?
If there's one collaboration that I'm excited about at the moment, it's Madewell's with Solange Knowles. Regular readers will know just how fond I am of her style and as far as affordable fashion goes, it doesn't get much better than Madewell.
To accompany the announcement the brand released a short behind-the-scenes glimpse from the Fall 2012 campaign shoot and now, all of the images are finally out.
The concept behind it was 'Mix Well. Madewell,' so involved Knowles rocking polka dots with stripes; leopard and sheep prints and stripes and florals to perfection in the way only she knows how.
Today, it's hard to think of Calvin Klein without picturing Lara Stone and this morning the brand revealed yet another campaign starring the Dutch model but this time for their 'Push Positive' underwar range. As the name suggests, the campaign is all about the push-up bra so naturally, the Steven Klein-shot images showcase Stone's ample bussom in all of their glory.
The bras, which the brand are already declaring as 'today's ultimate wardobe solution', come with a butterfly shape crafted from innovative soft-wire technology that allows them to move naturally with the shape of the body.
According to the press release, the campaign is focused mainly on digtal media, which reportedy 'represents approximately 70% of the global media mix' that they're targetting and is 'expected to garner over 575 million impressions'. To accompany the images, the first week of September will see the launch of a special Cavin Klein Push Positive campaign on YouTube.
Since she announced that she's teamed up with Macy's on a limited edition capsule collection, Nicole Richie has been teasing us with mini previews of the line and now the final campaign images have dropped.
Rather than opting for a model, Richie showcases the line herself and the move makes sense. 'Nicole is pretty savvy when it comes to the fashion business and understanding consumers,' Macy's chief marketing officer Martine Reardon said in a statement. 'She's a real fashion influencer,' so it only makes sense that she tapped into her own star and style power by modelling the collection herself.
Based on the images, it's plain to see that, like her other lines Winter Kate and House of Harlow, you can actually see her wearing all of it and while that sunds pretty basic, past celebrity lines show that's not always so common. As a result, the collection will definiely go down well with her legion of fans. As Richie promised, the collection includes a ode to the seventies along with 'a strong mix of masculine and feminine: print chiffon mixed with faux leathers' and easy pieces that will 'compliment the modern woman'.
There's no stopping Camila Alves at the moment. The Brazilian model and designer recently tied the knot Matthew 'I never wear a shirt' McConaughey, confirmed that she's expecting her third child and signed on as the face of Macy's I.N.C. label.
Last week images of the campaign were released and at an event in New York where she showed off her baby bump for the first time, Alves revealed that she was actually pregnant while shooting the campaign. 'I found out I was pregnant a week before the shoot,' she told Fashionista. 'The I.N.C. people knew, but the crew, everyone else didn't and, you know, I was getting sick.'
But being pregnant isn't slowing her down. At the moment she's in the thick of promoting her partnership with I.N.C. whilst maintaining her own line of handbags that she designs with her mother.
Alber Elbaz is like a hero for women. Without wanting to sound too cliché, he always creates pieces at Lanvin that make women feel and look beautiful and unlike other brands, you don't need to be of a pre-pubescent age and have a model figure to do so. In that light, the casting of their latest campaign makes sense.
As I'm sure you have already seen, the brand's Fall 2012 campaign features real men and women aged between 18 and 82. 'I wanted to see people from different age groups, body shapes and personalities wearing Lanvin,' he told Vogue.com. 'That is what Lanvin is all about and represents - we don't only do clothes for 20 year-old girls. I love to see mature women wearing Lanvin as well. I love wrinkles, I love grey hair.'
Coming from any other brand, the cynic in me would think that the casting was no more than an example of a PR stunt (or PR genius you might say considering the buzz around it), but for Lanvin it just works. 'There was a secret casting in New York and the team who did the casting did a fantastic job,' he explained. 'They sent me all the photos of the anonymous people who had been pre-cast and the day before the shoot, I met them all. It was an unforgettable experience to meet with these beautiful people.'
The above image is said to have been snapped at an internal presentation of the ads in Paris a few weeks ago and so far so good. The bright purple and dark red lips work beautifully against her much loved alabaster skin and red hair.