Have you heard about a scandalous ad campaign for French design house Louis Vuitton? A promotional video for Fall/Winter 2013 collection has sparked an outrage for its “prostitution chic”. Produced by “Love” magazine and filmed by James Lima, the clip features models sauntering down dark alleys in the collection’s négligées, nighties and fur coats while soliciting passersby. Models Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger are among the scantilly-clad ladies featured in this film, leaning into the car windows and even flipping the middle finger. The video jumps back and forth from the streets to the runway show and Marc Jacobs him self,styling the models back stage. Portraying prostitution as a glamorous way has not sat well with women right groups in France.
So has fashion once again gone too far, naked women are being used to create a buzz for the brand and the new collection? Well, this film got everyone talking and perhaps that is the idea behind the video, simply a marketing stunt. When asked designer Mark Jacobs him self about the video and what he thought of it, he simply replied, that this particular collection was aimed at a woman with an attitude of getting dressed up only to find the most glamorous destination, is one’s own hotel room.
What are your thoughts?
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Valentino is one of my all time favourite designers. He is synonymous with opulence, extravagance, and drama.
Valentino became interested in fashion when he was studying in primary school. His debut in a fashion word began in 1962, in Florence, a fashion capital at the time. From then on the rest is history, to this day he is still one of the most influential designers of our generation.
Here are some of the examples of his amazing work, in this editorial spread for Italian Vogue, Spring and Summer 2013. Looking at his designs one might think of it as an extraordinary masterpieces, timeless with elegance and chic. I was fortunate enough to go see his work on display couple of month ago at Somerset House in London.
Lichtenstein is famous for his work based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots. Now, showcasing at London’s Tate Modern, Lichtenstein: A Retrospective in its first comprehensive account of his art since his death, is a true homage to the dynamic work of pop art pioneer. Spread over thirteen rooms and showcasing some of his earliest and latest work such as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
If you love Pop Art and so happen to be in London, do go and see this exhibition, highly recommended, you will enjoy it.
Passion Pit is one my favourite bands, one of many favourites, I have a lot of them. I love music and it’s hard for me to choose one band that I like the most. Just too many good bands out there.
In the 90’s I was into Oasis, The Verve, Blur, Pulp, Garbage, Radiohead, The Prodigy and all that other great Brit Pop bands of that time. Nowadays, I am really into indie pop, indie electronic music, and new wave.
Going back to Passion Pit. The band is from USA, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The band formed in 2007 and consists of Michael Angelakos (lead vocals, keyboards), Ian Hultquist (keyboards, guitar), Xander Singh (synthesizer), Jeff Apruzzese (bass, synth bass), and Nate Donmoyer (drums). Their music genre is indie rock, synth pop, new wave. So far, they only released two albums titled “Manners” and “Gossamer”. They are currently on tour, so if they make a stop in your town, definitely go and check them out!
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When you hear of Nike shoes you might think of working out, gym, running. But when you look at these Nike shoes, that’s the last thing that comes to your mind. Who says that you have to suffer for fashion and wear super awesome shoes that kill your feet by the end of the day. With these funky creations your feet can be comfortable and stylish walking around the city streets all day. Be seen, be comfortable, be cool.
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