Thandie Newton For Louis Vuitton Double Exposure

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One of my all-time favorite actress, Thandie Newton, whose innate grace and beauty shine through her every movie and her every Red Carpet appearance is the face (and the body) for Louis Vuitton’s Double Exposure campaign.

The advertorial initiative proposed itself to “counterbalance to today’s disposable media culture” by using images shot by Tom Craig in a 19th century technique (the subject must pose for 12 seconds). The end result is pretty interesting and unique today, especially in ad campaigns looking to promote their latest products!

However, the most important part of the campaign lies in the styling – the subject is immortalized wearing Louis Vuitton, biensur, and surrounded by her most personal treasured possessions. Hit the jump to see what Thandie wanted near her when she was photographed!

Thandie Newton Louis Vuitton Double Exposure ad campaign

She wanted her passport, a teddy bear she had won at a competition when she was 5 and since that moment on it never left her bedside (which happens now with her daughter, Ripley’s bedside). A painting of her native Cornwall, a sculpture of her hugging her daughter made by her daughter, Ripley, and a little pendant of the Indian birth deity. That’s what Thandie chose to stand by her and represent her most personal possessions.

Thandie Newton Louis Vuitton Double Exposure

Thandie Newton hugging daughter Ripley sculpture by Ripley

Thandie Newton favorite pendant

Now for a bit of distraction: Thandie was recently interviewed for Pride magazine and she expressed her worries for the lack of black women on the cover of Vogue magazine! You go, Thandie!

“And people say to me, I mean literally, people have said to me, ‘What have you got against Vogue that you don’t want to be on their cover?’ And I just laugh. […]

They [Vogue] don’t feel the need to represent because it doesn’t make any sense to them. It’s just baffling to me, but as usual America will dictate the ways things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America,” she said. “But it’s like, don’t you want to trail blaze?”


#1 Ellington on 11.07.11 at 11:50 am

I LOVE Thandie Newton! She is so fabu!
I remember the first film that I saw her in was “Flirting”with Nicole Kidman, they were both so very young in that film. : )
I also LOVED her in”Besieged” a romantic and bittersweet film that always sweeps me away when I watch it.
She is fantastic, and she always looks lovely.
I agree with her about Vogue magazine I have no idea why they do not have more women of colour on their covers? I swear if I see another magazine cover with Lady Gaga and or Kristen Stewart on it I will go postal!

#2 Ellington on 11.07.11 at 11:58 am

Oh and the photos for this campaign are lovely.
I adore the dress she is wearing with the masks and high heels as a print. : )

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