File this under another example of we all love Anna Dello Russo. Never one to shy away from showing off her moves, ADR has just dropped this video, 'Fashion Shower', ahead of the launch of her new accessories line for H&M.
The video was shot by Alex Turvey and sees the Vogue Japan editor doing a Madonna, posing her different yoga moves while wearing a fringed Mark Fast dress. And aside from her moves, you can also enjoy her chanting things like 'Fashion is always uncomfortable, when you get comfortable, you never get the look,' in a dramatic way in time with the music.
H&M always celebrate their partnerhsips in a big way so it'll be interesting to see what they do with this one. Dello Russo performing with Lady Gaga maybe? Now that would be a moment!
Since June is in full swing most of the biggest campaigns for Fall 2012 have already dropped and so far they are looking good. This week Mulberry released all of the images of their campaign, in what has quickly become one of my favourites, and stars Lindsey Wixson alongside a furry friend shot by Tim Walker.
Equally good are the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed Gucci ads, which stars very sultry looking Karmen Pedaru and Nadja Bender. For Jean Paul Gaultier, Karlie Kloss appears again and joins forces with Willy Vandeperre who shot her for those Bally campaigns a few seasons ago. Stella Tennant, who has been clocking up quite a few editorial appearances recently, has also bagged a big campaign this season fronting the Givenchy ads.
With only a few months to go before CarineRoitfeld launches her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, the industry is abuzz with excitment but if recent reports from Page Six are anything to go by, you can cross the powers that be from Condé Nast off that list.
According to the column, Condé’s chairman Jonathan Newhouse 'sent word to photographers including Mario Testino, Craig McDean, David Sims and the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott team 'remininding' them of their exclusivity with Condé Nast to shoot for its titles including Vogue, W, Glamour, Vanity Fair and Allure.' Even those without exclusivity contracts have reportedly been discouraged from working with Roitfeld on the new venture.
Lady Gaga's March 2011 cover of US Vogue was the magazine's second best-selling issue last year and now they are hoping to do it again by putting the singer on cover of their all-important September issue.
In celebration of the Olympic Games taking place in London, ELLE UKannounced that David Beckham would appear on their July issue as their first male solo cover. Not to be left in the shade, British Vogue have also booked a national treasure in the form of Kate Moss.
The model appears on their June issue wearing a studded Versace dress shot by Mert & Marcus in what is her 32nd cover for the publication. Moss has proved a good choice for Vogue and definitely shifts issues the issue is the latest in a series of great covers from the magazine.
I like Angelina Jolie as much as the next person. Unfortunately, though, her recent covers have left much to be desired. Don't get me wrong, it's never been about her necessarily but rather as a result of way too much retouching (remember her January cover of Marie Claire?) or simply because they all tend to look the same.
Her latest cover comes from Vogue Turkey for their March 2012 issue shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot and is by far her strongest cover in a while. What's even better is that there isn't a leg in sight.
It's no secret that Natalia Vodianova and Stella McCartney have a great relationship. The model, and close friend to the designer, is often seen sporting the brand's latest collections on the red carpet as well on the runway and again this season, she has been named as the face of their campaign. Shot by Mert & Marcus, the campaign sees Vodianova sport the ink paisley print shirt and trousers as well as the much loved Fitzroy dress with the 3-D embroidered edges.
Despite hiring Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to shoot his fall 2011 ads, Tom Ford did a Karl Lagerfeld and decided to get behind the lens again and shoot his S/S12 campaign and the images are finally out. As ankles were a focal point of the collection, it comes at no surprise that Ford saw this through into the campaign with model Mathias Bergh nibbling away at Mirte Mass' ankle in one of the shots.
As always, we love the Tom Ford campaign but do you?
Last week Fashin released a blurry preview of Rooney Mara's cover of US Vogue's November issue and today, Vogue.com released the official cover alongside the full interview and the accompanying editorial. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, the editorial is hauntingly beautiful marking yet another strong cover story for the magazine this year and the interview is just as good.
Mara on the explicit version of the movie's poster showing off her pierced nipple:
“There’s a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that’s in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera,” Mara says. “And in this poster, I’m looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face.” She smiles and flicks a cigarette into the street. “I think it freaks a lot of people out.”
Jonathan Van Meter on Mara's relationship with director David Fincher:
She hangs on his every word, her eyes lit with admiration. Their relationship, it quickly becomes clear, is charged with the electric current of the mentor-protégée crush, which is both touching and occasionally uncomfortable to watch. Or, as Daniel Craig, who costars as a crusading journalist named Mikael Blomkvist, says about their working relationship, “It’s fucking weird!”