I’m lucky this season for my favourite models headlining campaigns this season. Mariacarla Boscono is one of the stars of the Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign. I’m not big on the whole campaign so I’ve only included the two I like.
Prada lost me for the spring summer 2013 collection. I couldn’t get past the awful shoes and not so inspired Japanese references. The Prada Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 collection is beautiful. It has some Prada quirk but it was completely wearable and mature. Not your Grandmother’s mature but grown ass woman looking hot mature. Miuccia Prada booked Mariacarla Boscono for the show and the only thing that would have made this it perfect would have been an appearance by Sasha Pivovarova.
The Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 runway show was incredible. Marc Jacobs and team create a perfectly cohesive intimates as daywear collection and presented the collection in the perfect setting, a hotel. A number of doors lined the edges of the circular runway and a group of models would walk out of the doors and proceed around the runway. The finale group included Kate Moss and my personal favourite Mariacarla Boscono. The video of the collection must be seen. I love the giant corporate giants and their huge show budgets when they put on shows like this. Marc Jacobs, still love this man.
This collection is takes the whole pajama dressing style to the next level. I’m not normally a slip dress lover but the velvet, lace and embroidery is just to beautiful to resist.
I’m a little late on catching up with the Givenchy perfume news and I just recently discovered Dahlia Noir. The ad campaign features one of my favourite models Mariacarla Boscono and photographers Mert & Marcus. I have no idea how this fragrance smells but the ad campaign and description make me very curious.
The video for Givenchy Dahlia Noir is quite dramatic and fun.
Riccardo Tisci gave an interview to vogue.com.au when Dahlia Noir launched.
Tell us about the notes, why did you choose rose and wood notes?
From my first meeting with FranÃ§ois Demachy [the perfumer] when we were developing the Dahlia Noir range, I spoke to him about emotions and olfactory memories, not formulas. I remember the smell of my mother and sisters’ make-up, which had a distinctive powdery and rosy scent. This is why we constructed Dahlia Noir starting with a rosy note, enriched with iris and mimosa. We then added sophisticated woody notes such as sandalwood and patchouli to give the fragrance a contemporary edge.
What was the thought behind naming a fragrance after an odourless flower?
I thought about Dahlia Noir for a long time. I had been carrying this name inside me along with the totally imaginary flower it refers to, which doesn’t actually exist in nature. In my mind, it’s an abstract flower, very gothic, but also very whimsical and romantic. We conveyed this tension between force and fragility with rather potent top notes followed by a powdery softness.
The name Dahlia Noir evokes a very mysterious, almost dangerous femme fatale feeling. Was that your intention?
I wanted to materialise in the fragrance and its name a seductive black angel, a distinctive couture heroine emanating a dark softness, a fatal tenderness.
Does Dahlia Noir pay homage to James Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia?
The Black Dahlia, in the book by James Ellroy, is above all a heroine. In my opinion, this story is more about passion than crime. Passion pushes each individual to the summit, to excess. The culmination of emotions can then lead to acts committed under the influence of passion. (source: vogue.com.au via thefashionspot.com)
I like the Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Ad Campaign and I don’t. I love that Mariacarla Boscono and Naomi CampbellÂ are participating but the expressions in the photos seem a little forced. I’m usually a Givenchy die hard but the fall winter 2011 – 2012 season wasn’t appealing to me. Doesn’t make much sense since I usually love cat imagery.
The men’s campaign is better executed.
Behind the Scenes video Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Ad Campaign
The Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 ad campaign from Givenchy is totally amazing. I love the colour and composition. The cast of models is what makes this so much fun. Yay for the diverse group.Â Of course I’m happy because Mariacarla Boscono is making an appearance too.
Complicit looks, and the promise of a kiss between two women: an ambiguous mix of masculine and feminine looks against hues of red, blue, white, grey and beige: the Givenchy campaign for F-W 2010-2011, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot in Paris.
Sophisticated images against a provocative background. In the forefront, the collection designed by Riccardo Tisci. What has people talking — and caused the images to make the rounds of the web even before the campaign has been officially published — is the presence of Lea T: ex-assistant of Tisci, currently a student of veterinary medicine, ex-model and transexual.
Tisci wanted to use her “for her fragile appearance and her aristocratic air.” Together with Lea T are the models Maria Carla Boscono — a close friend of Tisci’s — and Malgosia Bela, Catherine McNeil, Joan Smalls, Ming Xee and Jamie Bochert. The featured male beauties are Jonathan Marquez, Paolo Rolden, Simon Nessman and Willy Cartier.(source)
I wasn’t freaking out over the Givenchy Spring 2010 couture show. I was expecting to but found myself liking about half the collection.Â I loved the feathers, shorts, ruffles, beading and sheer elements of the collection.
I loved all the pieces in neutral colours but that feeling wasn’t uniform when it went the colour came out of the woodwork.Â The blue and green embellished jumpsuits reminded me of Christmas ornaments.Â I loved the purple ruffled dresses.
I missed Mariacarla’s strut, but my girl Rose was there.Â I wasn’t a fan the eye makeup.Â The shoes were very cute.