Stuart Weitzman’s tapped Gisele Bündchen yet again to front its Spring 2015 campaign and as expected, the results are stunning. The model poses topless for the label, pictured sitting down in a pair of trousers and strappy sandals, hugging her knees to her chest to cover her lady parts.
It seems Ms. Gisele simply can’t keep her top on when it comes to Stuart Weitzman! Last time around, she eschewed both a shirt and pants (though never both at the same time) for the campaign images, so it is only appropriate that she would ditch the blouse this time around. And when you’re sporting such fabulous shoes, is there really any need to be completely clothed? No. the answer is no. The campaign, shot by Mario Testino, is in black and white, but is no less hauntingly gorgeous.
Is this campaign more beautiful than the last? It’s hard to tell. But one thing’s for sure: Ms. Bündchen is stunning, even in pants that don’t fit her.
[h/t Daily Mail]
Which are the most popular beauty brands on social media? WWD has a list of all the top companies that folks have been talking about on the Internet. MAC took the top spot for “earned media value” at $110,576,016. This comes as little surprise as the brand puts out numerous collections per year, giving us all something to talk about. Apparently, much of the buzz came as a result of its collaboration with Rihanna.
NARS and Maybelline followed at $71,485,358 and $62,814,416 respectively. L’Oréal, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Revlon and Rimmel London rounded out the top 10, and Smashbox and Estée Lauder finished in the 19th and 20th spots. We have a feeling Estée Lauder could be in for a jump on social media mentions, now that it has named Kendall Jenner as a brand ambassador. If anything can get folks talking on social media, it’s the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Indie labels got some love, too. Hourglass, Anastasia Beverly Hills, BECCA, Charlotte Tilbury and Julep were the top five most talked about, so keep your cat-eyes on them in 2015.
Vogue China’s January cover surfaced on our forums a few days ago and forum members are currently voicing their opinions inside the thread. Shu Qi was tapped by the magazine to star on its January 2015 cover and was captured by Chinese photographer Chen Man in Paris. The Transporter actress posed underneath the cloudy gray skies of the French capital wearing an elegant outfit from Ralph Lauren. But the real question is: Are our forum members impressed?
IMAGE: INSTAGRAM/VOGUECHINAMAGAZINE VIA TFS FORUMS
“Stunning pose and glorious colors. A very appropriate shot to kick off the year. But I must say, the dress looks so cheap! It’s the material I guess,” commented Benn98, uncertain about the Ralph Lauren dress Shu wears.
“Halter tops always look cheap IMO but I do like the cover,” replied A.D.C.
GlamorousBoy made it clear that he’s not an admirer of the dress by writing, “That dress looks soooo cheap!”
The rest of us, however, approve of Vogue China’s efforts this month. “This is bloody amazing. It could be a little less purple, but still wonderful!” enthused VogueDisciple93.
“This is gorgeous, it definitely catches my attention,” shared an enthusiastic KateTheGreatest.
“I love this cover, she looks beautiful OMG, sooo soft yet strong commanding pose, pastel colors, great sexy pose yet sultry, very great shot and cover worthy,” raved a more than satisfied Bertrando3.
Also full of praise was Miss Dalloway: “Stunning cover. Chen Man always shoots beautiful covers for them.”
Take a peek inside the thread for Shu’s cover story and join the discussion for yourself here.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of her self-titled visual album, Beyoncé just released a video essay of sorts, Yours and Mine, a reflection of her life so far. In the over 11-minute feature, she talks about being famous, marriage, friendship, family and feminism, admitting that while she is pro-woman, she also feels for men and the pressures they have to deal with in society.
Granted, this seems like another way to promote her album, for which she just released a platinum version, but the world is always willing to gobble up anything Beyoncé puts out. Watch the entire thing above.
[via Beyoncé YouTube]
We’ve witnessed Olivier Rousteing put his own spin on French fashion house Balmain. Long gone are Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin lensing the campaigns and the likes of Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Anja Rubik are nowhere to be found. Rousteing instead has introduced Mario Sorrenti to Balmain and has tapped models Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Isabelli Fontana and Crista Cober for the brand’s new Spring 2015 fashion spots. The girls are photographed socializing around a table full of food, while in another shot, they play video games. A fun yet dark campaign for Balmain and we’re loving it!
IMAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/BALMAIN VIA TFS FORUMS
Our forum members continue to voice their enthusiasm after WWD released the images earlier today. “Great casting!! Looks nice,” commented zacatecas570, who got us off to a positive start inside the thread.
“Love love love the cast, so excited to see Crista with these models,” added KateTheGreatest, who was full of praise for the casting this season.
“I love that they are playing on the original Nintendo! Love it. Amazing cast,” agreed vivaglam.
“I’M SO EXCITED, THANK GOD; NO CARA, NO JOURDAN, NO ISSA,” exclaimed an elated GlamVal.
Also more than thrilled was Oxymore: “Not disappointed! This campaign is awesome.”
“This is just stunning, powerful, I love it so much!!!! Rosie is really the star for me,” shared gossiping.
Are you a fan? Check out more campaign images and share your own opinion with us inside the thread here.
Major changes at Gucci today with the double whammy announcement of two major exits from the Italian fashion house. Page Six reports that both CEO Patrizio di Marco and Creative Director Frida Giannini will exit the company. Giannini is poised to officially depart in late February, after she shows her last collection for Gucci’s Fall 2015 season.
Things haven’t been going well for the label recently. Sales have been pretty weak and its overzealous reach into China hasn’t been as successful as Gucci hoped. Revenue has fallen 1.9 percent, according to The Business of Fashion, and Gucci’s growth patterns have been disappointing.
Come January, di Marco’s post will be filled by Kering’s leather goods and couture head Marco Bizzarri. As for Giannini, the hunt is on for a replacement, which will likely be announced once Fashion Week is over.
Needless to say, there are a lot of changes ahead at Gucci, and it’s definitely going to be one of the labels to watch in 2015.
[via Page Six, The Business of Fashion]