Back in May, Chanel confirmed that it had managed to snap up Brad Pitt to serve as the first male face of Chanel No.5 and since the news was announced, not much has been said about it but with two weeks to go before the TV commercial is released, more information about the partnership is slowly trickling in.
As always, Chanel has remained pretty tight lipped about the details but from the above sneak peak still from the campaign shoot suggests that we can expect Pitt to look very natural in the shots. According to the president of Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Andrea d’Avack, the actor will speak 'in a way that the viewer assumes he's speaking to a woman,' before we realise that he's actually talking about the fragrance. Well it better be good. Considering that the brand dropped $10 million on US advertising on top of Pitt's $7 million fee, expectations are definitely high.
It's all systems go at Saint Laurent at the moment. It was only a week ago that Hedi Slimane showed his first women's wear collection at the house and already, images of Anja Rubik wearing the collection have been uploaded onto the label's recently revamped website.
The images are good and were no doubt shot by Slimane in their headquarters, leading many to believe that the images will form the brand's S/S13 campaign but I'm not convinced. On the whole, the PR team has been pretty tight lipped about the brand's plans moving forward, besides, of course, the new name change, so I can't imagine that they would release the campaigns so soon.
Despite the fact that the news of Kristen Stewart's affair with film director Rupert Sanders has been public knowledge for a few weeks now, it's a story that just won't disappear. That wasn't helped by the fact that RPat had his first post-announcement interview yesterday on the Daily Show. But despite all of the negative attention surrounding her, things are still all good for KStew.
Yesterday rumours began to circulate that the actress had been dropped by Balenciaga as the face of their upcoming fragrance, Florabotanica, after the Twilight star was notably absent in the scent's campaign video but the reports are false. Today the brand told Grazia Daily that she is still very much the face of the fragrance and the controversy hasn't impacted on their relationship. The video that was released was actually an internal one and not a TV commercial as people had initially thought.
Madonna is known for being a savvy businesswoman and that was clear last month when she replaced Kelly Osbourne with Georgia May Jagger to front her Material Girl line. While Kelly's campaign worked, at 20 years-old Jagger's following is completely in line with the teenage demographic that the line appeals to and today, the first image from the new campaign is out.
In the shot, the young model appears wearing a little floral dress sitting on a box of backstage equipment and it works. The outfit is age appropriate and actually looks like something she would wear and besides, being the daughter of a Rolling Stone means that the backstage backdrop was a natural one. 'I had so much fun shooting his campaign,' Jagger said. 'I spend a lot of my childhood backstage hanging out around amps. That was where we chilled when we were younger. So this shoot brought back a lot of memories.'
Tati Cotilar, Magda Laguinge, Rose Geroigiou, Marie Piovesan and MarteMei Van Haaster appear in posing in a field sporting those Jamiroquai-style Stephen Jones hats and elf shoes that Jacobs' has been running around in recently.
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.
At the Vogue Festival Christopher Bailey kept quiet about the Burberry's upcoming Fall 2012 campaign line-up but this morning these images from the campaign hit my inbox.
For A/W12, Bailey's changed the line-up so gone are Cara Delevigne and Eddie Redmayne and instead, Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes take their place. Just in case the names don't ring a bell, you might recognise Wilde for her acting roles in Doctor Who and St Trinians and anyone that follows Burberry music will recognise Panes as the man behind the song, 'I'll Move Mountains.'
The campaign is really different to what we've seen from them in the past. The usual polished studio backdrop was replaced with misty cinematic shots of the streets at the Greenwich University campus at night taking you back to a London of old of sorts. '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 iconic outerwear, all in a very poetic and British way,' Bailey said in a statement.
The full campaign will be revealed online on June 1 but are you a fan of what you see so far?
Today Chanel showed their resort 2012/13 collection at the Palace de Vesailles and to coincide with the show, they also released images from the campaign of their last resort collection. The ads star Daria Strokous styled by Carine Roitfeld sporting their Paris-Bombay doing her best Bhangra poses.
Brad Pitt has everything to smile about this morning. Today it was confirmed that the actor will follow in the footsteps of Audrey Tautou and Nicole Kidman by becoming the new face of Chanel No. 5.
According to E! Online, the actor is shooting the campaign this week in London after Chanel dropped a whopping seven-figue sum to sign him up. Since his appointment marks the first time a man has appeared in the campaign, it wouldn't be wrong to expect this campaign to be particularly special.
If there's anything that can get us in the gym and wearing trainers, it's this image of Helena Christensen in the latest Reebok campaign. As you would expect, the 43 year old's body is flawless and definitely gives some of the younger models a run for their money. But this isn't the first time she's fronted the brand's campaign. Back in 2010 she stripped down to nothing other than a pair of trainers.