The Actresses

January 12th, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (32)

Love them or hate them actresses keep snapping up those coveted campaigns at an alarming rate. While we will always prefer the sight of a model in a fashion campaign, there are still some interesting ads featuring cinema stars this season. After dealing with the dog eat dog world of Tinseltown, surely these Hollywood beauties can handle a little critique.

MIU MIU
With her delicate features Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska certainly looks like a model in the spring ads for Miu Miu, but the posing skill isn’t really there. In the second shot she seems a little lost, but lets face it the real star here are the neon bags and those floral hair accessories. The garish color scheme might turn some people off, but these shots almost remind us of a neon version of the cameos that adorn her neck.

DKNY
We admit to not seeing much of the Ashley Greene ouvre (sorry, we could only get through about a half hour of Twilight before shutting it off) but her DKNY ads are nice enough. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin always deliver something pretty and these shots with Ash and Garrett Neff on top of a midtown building are a little bland, but cute.

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32 Comments

  1. anlabe says:

    I’m against celebs for Miu Miu. I imagined this campaign with darker looking models like Katlin, Marique, or Querelle (i’m really angry that the latter was cut from Prada!).

  2. pepe says:

    Miu Miu – Hurts my eyes..
    DKNY – Bad wig!?

  3. Donna says:

    Miu Miu ads are the worst ever. HATE the collection, HATE de ads, HATE mia. not nice at all, i cant believe how big of a mistake.

  4. marko says:

    Me no like… Miucia should research her archive and see the spring 2004 ad campaign and to remined herself whats great campaign she should reinvent… Miu Miu ss12 reminds me of Marc Jacobs ss11 and ss10 and LV ss 07 with the flower embellishments… Maybe she should stick with Meisel as well to do the Miu Miu campaigns… Actresses should stick themselves to movies. Enough is enough…

  5. Janelle says:

    I am looking forward to the comments on this post.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Mia Waskowska’s hands are awful!

  7. Not on the guest list says:

    What is going on with Miuccia?? I will never forget putting an actress in the F/W 2011 for Miu-Miu, about this collection I hate it so I don’t care who grabbed the campaign.

    The DKNY campaign is boring and almost a joke to Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

    This whole actor turned model stuff is getting on my nerves, there are thousands of models that can deliver a strong photography
    and the fashion houses picked actors?

    PS: I love the fact that the guys at models.com hate the Twilight movies!

  8. Ewa says:

    Are Mia’s hands made of wax?

  9. charlotte says:

    Garish is the perfect word to describe the Miu Miu ads.. not good at all. And I wouldn’t even have minded Mia in the ads.. i’ve learned to accept celebs for Miu Miu, she is much better choice than Hailey anyway, but she is unrecognizable and these ads are just horrible. The only major ad worse than this is Balenciaga..

  10. Mango says:

    DKNY shots are definately not bland, the whole ad is pretty awesome!
    I don’t know why it is so hated when actresses get ads – if it looks good, where’s the problem?
    And these two look especially good.

  11. Marty says:

    I don’t know how i feel about Miu Miu, I like it a little, because the collection looks great photographed honestly it does, not to sure about the yellow background, I like the collection.. seductive fanaticism in Miu Miu.

  12. adrian says:

    well, looks like me and hundreds of other models will be out of jobs soon…with actors starting to pick away at the cologne ads and the like there wont be much left for the already underpaid male model to work for except editorials..oh..no…wait…nvm those are being gobbled up also……….and now actresses are flying into the scene like its no ones business…….

    get ready to change your name from “models.com” to “wannabe-models.com”

    so long to our careers and profession…oh well..back to school for me it is.

  13. Martin says:

    How come Patrizio Bertelli to aprove such campaign?Ive read he broke mirrors in Prada shop because they make the customers fat…Why he didnt kill this horrible campaign?
    The styling reminds me of Samantha Jones in the episode They Shot Single People Dont They…

    One question, can they change the campaign? I remember Byblos did it 7years ago.The spring campaign came with some horible model, and they reshoot it after with Cindy Crawford.. Why they didnt put a veteran supermodel no idea.This Mia thing first time iam hearing who is she?… Kim Basinger@Miu Miu ss06 was such a great campaign. Tia Miucia i think you should reshoot this campaign…Or put models for God Sake.

  14. evr says:

    something strangely off about Greene’s look in these ads is so distracting, I’m not able to appreciate the clothing or handbag.

  15. paris says:

    THIS IS AWFULLY BORING.!

    SHE LOOKS LIKE A FLAMENCO DANCER IN A FLOWER SHOP

    YUCK!!!!

    AND MAKEUP IS REALLY HARD AND UGLY

    THIS IS THE WORST MIU MIU ADS I VE SEN :(

  16. GP says:

    I actually like Asley Greene in DKNY, she looks like a model.

    Miu Miu has gone for bad-taste-is-back. At least the handbag is good.

  17. Sam Dauphin says:

    acresses just need to STOP like its just so annoying…if you need something to sell, pick a gorgeous curvy victoria secret or sports illlustrated model to sell a campaign, where they are trained to be photogenic, not thes boring cenima stars
    i fell sorry for these models running out jobs to do, campaigns make bank such as frangrances and make up etc.

  18. ryder says:

    miu miu – so baddd

  19. modellobello says:

    THESE ARE NOT THAT BAD AT ALL.. THEY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE REAL MODELS, THE POSING NEED WORK BUT THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ACTUALLY MODEL. ESPECIALLY MIA!!

  20. Maar says:

    miu miu, those colors are visual attack. i can look at it, hurts my eyes, couldn’t see the clothes or a good look at Mia. bad. DKNY is as flat as always. boring!

  21. Maar says:

    +now i have a effin headache. THNX Miuccia. mission accomplished!

  22. Jenna says:

    Love Mia with Miu Miu.

  23. subnormal magazine says:

    garish indeed… clash with no fash…total kak and kakky composition terribly framed-blah

  24. TeaAtTwo says:

    I’m shocked that the brands put out these images after seeing them, they’re bad and these people are paid to convey emotions.. So many models could have done a better job.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Quite frankly Actors on Covers/ Campaigns TAKES JOBS AWAY FROM MODELS. Models are treated like crap already. I think it’s safe to say that Modeling is not as exciting as before. The economy is in a terrible position & putting actors in work & not models is awful. Modeling alone doesn’t seem like it pays the bills these days aside from the small percentage of huge stars.I can see why print is going out of style & this is a contributing factor in my personal opinion.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Maybe cohesively fashion needs a face lift & models who will push past only modeling. Supermodels were entreprenuers & great brand ambassadors.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Models turned actresses is always great like Milla J.

  28. Anonymous says:

    & you can tell in the Miu Miu campaign the photog couldn’t find one good picture of her staight on. AWFUL!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I’M OFFICIALLY OVER FASHION. GET IT TOGETHER! THE MAJOR FIGURES W/ POWER SHOULD BE ASHAMED. THIS IS RAPE FOR MODELS & THERE SHOULD BE A STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Anonymous says:

    The more I stare at those pictures the more I hate fashion. I’m through. Kids modeling is dying. Go to school and become engineers.

  31. Anonymous says:

    There’s no retirement in Entertainment period & who wants to starve? I sure as hell don’t.

  32. Nádia says:

    Oh, I used to love Miu Miu ads, they’re always in my top 10 but this is sooo…boring…despite all the colors, it lacks life!

    My Fashion Insider

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