April Showers Bring May Flowers, But The Weather of Fall Brings New Fashions To All!
I've always been in love with fashion photography, more specifically fashion ads and campaigns. If you haven't seen the September issue of ELLE magazine yet, I'm telling you: it's a fantastic investment. It's one of the thickest I've seen so far, and the ads in it are simply exquisite. Here are some of my favorites:
This Dior ad isn't new, but I absolutely love the photography in it. I've always felt that balloons make for an excellent picture, and the artist captured them perfectly in this shot. The feeling of freedom is practically tangible in the 2009 ad.
The Fall 2009 Fendi ad campaign captured my eye immediately, particularly the model they used. She looks so fierce, and the color palette is incredible. Way to go, Fendi!
Kate Spade's Fall ad is, in a word, "cute". I totally love the girly use of polka-dots, and ironically, the colors work perfectly together. PS: in the model's hand, she grasps yet another balloon. My favorite!
Like the Fendi ad, this Valentino campaign screams fierce. The model practically intimidates me, she looks so good. I love how they incorporated the sort of vampire feel that's so popular right now. Yes, that's right ... I'm one of those crazy Twilighters!
I fell in love immediately with the entire Ports 1961 ad campaign. It was hard to choose just one picture to represent how amazing the entire campaign was, but I think this one is my favorite. The colors and clothing used are just so elegant, and it does exactly what it's trying to achieve: the ad is making me want to shop there! Another 10 for a fabulous campaign!
ELLE magazine never fails to show us the most amazing pieces before anyone else. I swear, I must have bookmarked this magazine at least 50 times this month. Here are a few fantastic things I wanted to share with you guys:
Balenciaga is spot on with their collection this season. Filled with creamy colors and elegant silks, the line favorited by so many gives us an infinate amount of reasons to adore them.
The edgy Fall collection of Balmain pushed its way to the top of some of my favorites this season. I'm in love with the studded leather "rocker" feel of the entire collection; in my opinion, no one can pull off unique like Balmain.
Giuseppe Zanotti is at it again, people: this time, our beloved shoe designer dazzles us with his patriotism. These booties stunned me, and I'm almost positive you'll love them just as much as I do. Red, white, and blue isn't just for the Fourth of July anymore.
Here we go, ladies. These Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain boots are the perfect accessory to go with anything from the new Balmain collection. Nothing says "glam" like diamonds and suede. These are my new favorite shoes, by far!
Oh, Miu Miu, we LOVE you! This cashmere studded dress tickles my fancies for sure. I'm simply speechless; I can't do anything more than fall to my knees and whisper "Gorgeous!" to the gods above. Thank you, Miu Miu!
Last, but certainly not least, our marvelous Moschino. Who wouldn't love this dress, with a classic combo of hot pink and black! I would feel absolutely beautiful walking down the runway in this ... I want it, I want it, I want it!
A lot to discuss. So, what do you think? Do you love or hate these new Fall ad campaigns? Are these items and collections a hit, or a miss? Please leave your opinion in a comment; I'd love to hear your thoughts!