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February 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

We’ve all seen enough fashion films featuring slow motion models whose hair blows elegantly in the wind and though there is nothing wrong with that per se, the most engaging campaign movies we’re seeing this year break from the tried and true formulas. Going for over the top humour, cinematic imagery or full on designer commentary, these brand new campaigns excite and delight.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG S/S 13

We last saw Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui character on old episodes of Mad TV, but she’s back and has upgraded from her old job at King Burger. Starring as a sales associate at Wang’s trendy Soho boutique, Bon Qui Qui manages to insult everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to A$AP Rocky with her in your face brand of customer service. For anyone who has ever worked retail, or had an especially crazy shopping experience this clip will make you crack a smile.


CALVIN KLEIN PRESENTS PROVOCATIONS

Calvin Klein has a long history of memorable advertisements that push boundaries with a strong dose of sex appeal and their latest fashion film, Provocations adds to their oeuvre with a slick Fabien Baron helmed vision of minimalist eroticism. Starring actor, Alexander Skarsgard and Suvi Koponen, the avant garde ad provides some truly remarkable imagery.


LANVIN S/S13

Alber Elbaz is one of fashion’s true characters, so it is great to see the Lanvin campaign inject some of the designer’s personality into the mix with Elbaz providing running commentary on the Steven Meisel images of Christian GarciaDaria StrokousKarlie KlossKristoffer HasslevallMichael Lange and Saskia de Brauw. Alber’s enthusiasm is downright contagious – we wouldn’t mind hearing his commentary on every Lanvin video from here on!

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Minimal Mood

January 22nd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins.
Alastair McKimm.
Suvi Koponen.
Vogue China.

Less is more in Olins’ take on the seasons’ most appealingly minimalist pieces. Styled to perfection by McKimm, the luxurious runway pieces especially sleek – even Miuccia Prada’s decadently girlish collection manages to seem stripped down in these stark images. Suvi proves the perfect muse for the current mood and with her slick hair by Esther Langham and glistening skin courtesy of Sally Branka, she embodies modern, nonchalant chic.

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McQueen’s Acid Trip

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When we think of David Sims we think of stark black and white portraits, an avant garde take on minimalism, a thousand American Vogue studio stories featuring Raquel Zimmermann and countless other familiar Sims favorites. Not one to rest on his laurels, Sims goes off in a wildly psychedelic direction for Alexander McQueen‘s campaign film featuring Suvi Koponen. Where the campaign was all about pop colors and those exquisite fall looks – complete with iconic visor shades – the video plays out like a kinetic video game. With all the flashing lights and mind bending moments it is a little hard to take in the clothes, but Sims certainly knows how to get your attention.

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Clean Sweep

June 7th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Modern minimalism with a shot of color reigns supreme in Josh Olins‘s sleek British Vogue story. Styled by Lucinda Chambers and featuring heaps of Celine, Marni and Dries Van Noten, the story represents a thinking woman’s idea of chic, an ideal encapsulated in the striking Suvi Koponen. Pared down hair & makeup by Samantha Hillerby and Samantha Bryant, completes the look with style and panache.

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Olympians

May 21st, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Interview catches Olympic fever with a stark story by Mikael Jansson featuring Constance Jablonski, Suvi Koponen Matt Terry, Myles Crosby and Nicklas Kingo. With a series of elegant black and whites featuring the season’s graphic swimwear as chosen by Karl Templer, we think the toned bodies and diving motif of the story call to mind, 1938’s Olympia – but what say you?

View the full story on Interview.com 

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The Biz: Met Madness!

May 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Suvi Koponen & Bonnie Chen before the MET Gala | Image by The Coveteur

How do you get ready for the year’s biggest party? Take a look at the MET Prep of two of the evening’s loveliest ladies Suvi Koponen and Bonnie Chen were guests of Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller and they wore a pair of gorgeous gowns from the label. Take a peek at their behind the scenes process, all captured beautifully by The Coveteur.

Tom Brady with Gisele in Givenchy | Image courtesy of Givenchy

Want to see the best dressed of the evening from the MET’s Costume Institute Gala – take a look at all the red carpet action. Who do you think was looking good last night – we were loving the divine Gisele Bundchen in GivenchyJoan Smalls in Balmain,  Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello, Constance Jablonski in Haider Ackermann and actress Carey Mulligan in of course, Prada.

Mario Testino withAngela LindvallCandice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington Whiteley | Image by Kevin Tachman

After the party is of course the afterparty – get a birds eye view of the festivities with the incredible candid images captured by Kevin Tachman. Inside you’ll see every celebrity, every model, every designers oh and really cute picture of Hamish Bowles hitting the champagne.

In non-MET news, Esteban Cortezar relaunches with Net-A-Porter glad to see him back on the scene! Hoping to see something sexy

McQueen’s Sarah Burton honored by Academy of Art, the designer was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university.

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Take It To The Streets!

July 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The impact of street-style bloggers on the current fashion scene is undeniable. Whether you’re following every Lookbook.nu update or watching photogs like Garance Doré and Tommy Ton make their way into the pages of Vogue, it is hard to escape the blog phenomenon. This month’s British Vogue gives a wry twist on the trend with Raymond Meier‘s colorful street-style inspired editorial starring the stunning Suvi Koponen.

At first glance these pictures definitely look like something you’d see on a fashion Tumblr. You’ve got all the tell-tale tropes; girl toting motorcycle helmet in outfit unfit for a motorcycle – check, beleaguered editor carrying not one but two seasonal it-bags – check, Anna Dello Russo approved cherry hat – check. Stylist Charlotte Pilcher has certainly done her homework and it shows. The look at me (and please take my picture) over-the-top-ness of each look mimics the trend without ever verging into parody.

HAIR Teddy Charles | MAKEUP Lloyd Simmonds | NAILS Sue Nam

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In the Pink

February 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Craig McDean and Marie-Amélie Sauvé know a thing or two about cool, so it is no wonder that their technicolor story for Interview features some of fashion’s cutting edge beauties. The pink haired sensation Charlotte Free leads a cast that includes Sasha Pivovarova, Eliza Cummings, Kasia Struss and Suvi Koponen wearing kaledescopic creations from Balenciaga and Lanvin.

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