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First Look: Miranda Kerr for Mango

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on December 12, 2012

Miranda Kerr is very much the girl of the moment. Every girl wants to be her (I’ll take Orlando Bloom too thanks) and every designer wants her in their clothes. It’s a sign of our times that Spanish high street label Mango has ditched Kate Moss as the face of their ad campaign in favour of a younger, more fabulous model Miranda Kerr. A preview of the spring 2013 shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin  has just hit and its safe to say that Mango’s sales are likely to go through the roof.

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

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Louis Vuitton presents small is beautiful

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on November 27, 2012

Perhaps inspired by Lanvin’s foray into video (remember those chic dance moves to Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me), Louis Vuitton has enlisted the help of power bloggers Hanneli Mustaparta, Elin Kling and Miroslava Duma to showcase its new line of mini bags with a viral video. Being someone who is an avid supporter of good things coming in small packages (not in the slightest bit linked to the fact that I’m 5″3.5…), this little video tugs on my heart strings not least because the mini bags are all perfectly sized and fabulous.

I have an ongoing problem with carrying very large bags and long for small bags that can hold all the things I deem to be necessities. Enter these veteran styles from the Louis Vuitton archives which have been reworked into the perfectly proportioned Monceau BB, Alma BB and Pochette Accessoires in sumptuous shades of raspberry and tangerine.

To make the collection even more covetable, the stylish trio of street style stars are shown galavanting around Paris with the mini wonders in the sunshine. All that is left is to book a Eurostar ticket, get myself a printed blazer and hope for great weather.

A Beckham midweek pick-me-up

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on January 4, 2012

I don’t know about you but this week is dragging. In comparison to the joyous festive fun that was had last week, this week sucks. The reality of being back at work, the severe dip in temperature outside and the annoying overcrowding on public transport is enough to send anyone into severe depression. So thank you to David Beckham (and photographer Alasdair McLellan) for this wonderful ad campaign for your range, Bodywear (posh for underwear), hitting stores and hm.com next month.

His hair is just perfect, isn’t it…

The Prabal Gurung Online Experiment

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on August 9, 2011

Prabal Gurung is testing us online folk with his new web-only ad campaign for Fall. The images debuted exclusively on Style.com but are sure to spread far and wide. Gurung tells Style.com: “For a new company like mine, the media budget is very limited. The resources that are online for free—Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr—it’s extremely crucial that we use those tools. These images [will] get picked up in China, picked up in random places traditional media would never reach.”

Prabal Gurung worked with photographer Daniel Jackson, model Julia Saner, and his longtime stylist, Tiina Laakkonen.

Don’t forget to tweet this…

Images via style.com

Demi Moore for Ann Taylor. Discuss

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on August 3, 2011

Demi Moore famed for spending $25k for ‘fixing’ her looks and featuring in twitpics with hubby Ashton, is the new face of Ann Taylor. Who, I hear you cry? An American brand offering high quality mumswear womenswear. The point here is not so much the brand but rather what Demi looks like… Up till now, she has prided herself on being the most famous MILF, putting her younger  counterparts to shame. This ad campaign leaves me baffled – she looks dowdy, very airbrushed and dare I say it… old! Demi takes over from Katie Holmes. Go figure. Bring back hot Demi!

 

Helena Bonham Carter x Marc Jacobs Fall 2011

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on June 18, 2011

The first of Marc Jacobs‘ Fall 2011 ad campaign featuring British actress Helena Bonham Carter popped up last week and this one of her looking a few biscuits short of a tea party is the latest to appear. Insane asylums were cited as one of his reference points for the collection. Go figure.

Jourdan Dunn for Burberry: Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on February 10, 2011

I am a big fan of Christopher Bailey. What I love about about him is his ability to capture modern Britishness. My only concern has been why this hasn’t been reflected in Burberry’s ad campaigns – they don’t ever seem to capture the multicultural vibrancy of Britain. So my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this ad campaign as I flicked through my latest copy of Elle magazine. Jourdan Dunn looks great and I hope this is not a bit of tokenism to silence the critics.

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

Julianne Moore x Talbots Spring 2011 ad campaign

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on February 1, 2011

My first retail job was at Talbots on High St Ken. It’s closed down now, replaced with some younger, hipper brand but every time I step out of the tube station there I remember it. At the time I was 17 and thought how sad people must be to shop at this store – an overpriced, badly styled version of M&S (which at the time was my mumsy than the hip store we know today). So imagine my shock on stumbling across their latest Spring ad campaign featuring Julianne Moore. Makes me wish the Amsterdam cold would go away and make way for a little bit of sunshine and the little dresses that go with that. For now I’ll just swoon over Julianne in Talbots (never thought I’d say that).

Andrej Prejic & Karolina Kurkova x Jean Paul Gaultier

Posted in Ad campaign by Nneoma Ulu on January 25, 2011

Clearly androgyny is the new black and the trend is led by the androgynous male sensation, Andrej Prejic. The latest – Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign.

Nothing like two hot blondes in a sexy pose to sell some clothes!

Starting the new year with Tom

Posted in Ad campaign, Spring/Summer 2011 by Nneoma Ulu on January 2, 2011

I’m trying not to commit to any resolutions this year because of the inevitable. But there is one thing I owe to myself… new glasses (those I work with know the severity of the situation). Enter Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2011 Eyewear campaign featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw. I’ll take a pair of those! Check out the rest of the campaign here.

As if revealing his new eyewear campaign wasn’t enough, now we can all view his top-secret return to womenswear featuring, Beyonce and Julianne Moore to name a few, in full. I love that it looks like the best party ever with everyone beautifully dressed.

Seems that Tom might be embracing social media now, despite his initial comments on the digital world in US Vogue. As they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

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