Sea, Sun, Sandy Model: Andreea Diaconu Vogue Paris June 2013

Did I already tell you that I’m a summer child? Of course I did. I keep bragging about it during the hot days and whining about it during the cold months. Now that it’s warm outside and I’m approaching my Bday, my mind only wanders on warm sandy beaches, carelessly ignoring the sunscreen and the prolonged sun exposure warnings. In my mind I set my own rules and walk endlessly on the hot sand of my imagination.

Emanuelle Alt can’t be just as free as I am in my mind. Or in my life for that matter. Her existence is controlled by advertisers and whatnots, constantly dictating her what to do, when or how to do it. What? you weren’t naively thinking that we, mere consumers, would really control Emmanuelle Alt’s decisions as editor chez Vogue Paris? Or Anna Wintour’s for that matter!

As such, I suggest we embrace and make the most of this already cliché June/July cover of Vogue Paris as photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Andreea Diaconu is a lovely young lady, from what I could see of her walking runway after runway, a professional model, well deserving the attention. Too bad everyone will compare her cover with last year’s Gisele’s. Which was also about a gorgeous model wrapped up in warm sand on a sunny beach somewhere…

beach ready Andreea Diaconu June July 2013 Vogue Paris

Donna Karan Sensual Fall 2013 Ad Campaign

They would’ve celebrated their 30th year of marriage this year if it wasn’t for cancer. Donna Karan’s husband, Stephan Weiss died in 2001 of lung cancer (since cancer is the topic du jour thanks to Angelina’s brave coming out). He was her partner, her inspiration. Donna Karan decided to make her Fall 2013 Ad Campaign about him. In a way.

Also because she organized a show with Stephan Weiss’ art recently and she suddenly became aware of the countless liaisons between the world of arts (and artists in general) and fashion. And here I was, naively thinking that fashion was art in the first place. Money talks. Louder than art.

Back to Donna Karan’s campaign, wwd reports that it was photographed by Mikael Jansson while Cathering McNeil and Andres Velencoso starred in a visual love story hinting back at Donna Karan and her story with her late husband. Not bad. It just lacks the chemistry and the real feel. Other than that, it looks artistic and epic. Doesn’t it? (I wonder if this first teaser stand for ‘first base’…)

sensual fashion Donna Karan Fall 2013 campaign

Cara Delevingne’s Tattoo, Skin Rash, Black Dress On Cannes 2013 Red Carpet

Another Red Carpet, another black dress for Cara Delevingne. Also Burberry (just in case: last time she wore a black Burberry dress to an official fancy event, it was at the 2013 Met Punk Gala, 10 days ago). This time, the electric blond haired fashion darling brought more than just her cleavage and her charms to the party.

She also brought her new tattoo! Cara Delevingne inked a gorgeous lion head on her right index finger. It’s a pretty interesting location and a pretty interesting tattoo. Far more beautiful than Bieber’s ink, anyway!

Cara Delevingne black lace dress Cannes 2013 Red Carpet

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Christy Turlington For Calvin Klein Underwear

Calvin Klein Underwear ad campaigns seem so keep on being controversial for the past couple of years that despite my undissimulated love for their lingerie, all I can do is cross my fingers for them not to make it on a bus or a bus stop panel where kids can see them. Thus I totally embrace the news that Christy Turlington Burns was signed in for the next Calvin Klein underwear campaign.

She’s just… Perfect! They won’t try with her what they could try with newer models, put them in a too-provocative pose. Christy is so iconic and flawless, radiant and just unbelievable all around, they won’t mess with her quality and lower it at a scandalous level of marketing. I’m thankful for that and I’m certain that Mario Sorrenti, who as also reportedly contracted to photograph the campaign, will deliver a great visual result. Welcome back Christy! We missed you!

Christy Turlington Burns new Calvin Klein Underwear ad campaign

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Hottest Woman Alive: Miley Cyrus According To Maxim!

You know, I think I’m getting the hang of it: World’s Most Beautiful Woman, Hottest Supermodel… In a day or so, I’ll make up my own ‘World’s something’ title! Why not? Who even keeps a track on all these fancy schmancy pompous labels? Like I said earlier: one day it’s pink, the next is black, this season is blue the next is yellow (don’t take it literally, it was just meant as a generic comparison).

Miley Cyrus. Who we don’t know for sure if is still engaged or not, but what we found out is even more surprising than putting her wedding on hold! Maxim magazine elected Miley Cyrus as this year’s Hottest Woman Alive. Not that I wouldn’t like Miley or the controversy she’s so carefully surrounding herself with! She’s quite the effervescent personality. But really? The Hottest Woman Alive? By Disney standards, I presume…

hottest woman alive Miley Cyrus

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Fashion For Girls: Vivienne Westwood Melissa Jelly Shoes

You know I’ve had my rages with Melissa’s plastic shoes. And even though I admire and respect the designers who worked with the legendary Brazilian shoes brand, I still don’t see myself wearing plastic sandals… I used to wear jelly shoes in my young years and as much as I liked the designs and felt really comfortable in them, they really didn’t keep their fancy looks after some wearing.

The plastic started to become foggy and unpolished. Unlike leather that tends to look better with age, plastic tends to lose face. But that doesn’t bother me when it comes to kids shoes. Children don’t wear their shoes the next season. It’s a one season shoes affair with the kids. In the best of cases!

Mini Melissa Jelly Shoes by Vivienne Westwood

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The House Of Haagen Dazs Proudly Presents Bradley Cooper And His Spoon! Wait, What?

My dahlings: how familiar are you with Häagen-Dazs and its otherworldly flavored ice cream? I can’t really add words to that name to describe the delight with accuracy. But their latest advertising? Really puts Lagerfeld and his ice cream oddities on a pedestal (and Zac Posen, in comparison, is an ice-cream God)!

They had all the right ingredients, though! And still it went horribly wrong! Bradley Cooper advertising for Häagen-Dazs had immense potential. But I’m not a marketing wizard and I honestly have no idea how they could’ve turned this ad into a brilliant one. Maybe someone has any suggestion? At all? The print campaign, the one below, it’s really not the one you should worry about! The video commercial that you can see after the break is the mind blowing, intelligence insulting moment!

Bradley Cooper ad campaign Haagen Dazs ice cream

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Dare To Wear The Custom Unique Anouk Jewerly?

A few hours ago we talked about some statement necklaces which, beyond their aesthetic function have little signification. But our dear friend, Ellington, showed me something really magic, rare and worth mentioning: Anouk Jewelry.

In the following lines, I’ll try to convince you that it’s definitely a unique experience and even if just for the enchantment of knowing that people&businesses like this still exist and make people happy, get to know Anouk Jewelry!

I first thought: oh, look, another page with lovely rings and such, pretty, precious but not for me. Because I never quite found myself in a piece of jewelry: the only exception is my wedding ring. That stands for something. Simple, beautiful, solid. Meaningful. I keep wearing the same studded earrings for so many years, I sometimes forget I wear them. Because I didn’t find the right earrings yet. The meaningful, simple, beautiful earrings for ‘me’. Maybe a pair of simple pearl studs one day. But I keep my hair down anyway, why does it matter if I have these ones or any other ones?

unique custom made jewelry Anouk Jewelry

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