The Calvin Universe

July 15th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The labels may be different, but there is a spirt that unites the many lines of the Calvin Klein empire. During campaign season the mega-brand always manages to create a stir and for fall they unveil five new campaigns, distinctive yet unmistakably Calvin. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) shoot Calvin Klein Jeans & Underwear enlisting Lara Stone and Matthew Terry to provide the prerequisite sex appeal. The #mycalvins hashtag is emblazoned across Mert & Marcus’ beautiful black and white portraits of the duo and is sure to resonate with the social media obsessed.

For Calvin Klein Collection and Platinum advertising David Sims shoots serene images of CK favorites Vanessa Axente and Clark Bockelman sporting the memorable F/W collections with stylish flair. The collection ads with their striking mountainside backdrop provide an especially beautiful showcase for Sims’ minimal style.

Last but certainly not least, familiar faces Edita Vilkeviciute and Tyson Ballou make a perfect couple in the pared down ads for White Label. Sporting coordinating tweeds and knits and looking cooler than thou in Daniel Jackson‘s shots the duo are ideal Calvin representatives conveying exactly the right amount of urban chic.

 

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Calvin Klein Jeans & Underwear – Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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Calvin Klein Platinum Label – Ph. David Sims

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Calvin Klein Collection – Ph. David Sims

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Calvin Klein White Label – Ph. Daniel Jackson / All images courtesy Calvin Klein

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A Fresh Start

January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Italia starts 2014 off with a bang, offering up a serene January cover starring a Chanel clad Julia Nobis. Sporting a Mona Lisa smile and platinum bleached hair Julia looks exquisite in Steven Meisel‘s shot. Inside an all-star cast of models including Cindy Bruna, Daphne Groeneveld, Vanessa Axente, RJ King, Iselin Steiro, Jamie Bochert, Caroline de Maigret, Ashleigh Good, Sasha Lusss, Lexi Boling, Kim Williams, Doug Porter, David Axell, Cartwright Lee, David Flinn, Miles Langford & Henrik Fallenius poses in luxe Karl Templer selected pieces from the Spring collections. // Vogue.it

HAIR - Guido Palau |  MAKEUP - Pat McGrath

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The One

July 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Less is more and in the world of Calvin Klein that means advertising that embraces simplicity. The line’s latest campaign imagery is all about that elegant fall collection and the refined beauty of Vanessa Axente. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in chic black and white, the new ads feel like a continuation of the duo’s stark series from 2011 featuring Lara Stone. Comparisons aside, Vanessa more than holds her own in these shots, conveying a poise far beyond her years and seeming right at home in the role of Calvin campaign star.

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Class Acts

April 10th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When in doubt, go for elegance. The latest ad campaigns eschew gimmicks and rely instead on the kind of classic polish that never goes out of style. Bastion of uptown chic Tiffany & Co. enlists the new generation of top models in a stylish campaign by Michael Thompson that puts those fabulous jewels on superstars Liya Kebede,Liu Wen, Arizona Muse, Karen Elson and Doutzen Kroes. The stunning cast adds a touch of freshness to one of luxury’s oldest names, while Thompson’s graceful shots show the timeless appeal of gemstones.

Prada’s pre-fall shots are every bit as beautiful, but there is a hint of edge in Steven Meisel‘s minimal studio shots. Irene HiemstraAmanda Murphy and Vanessa Axente look pristine in Meisel’s imagery and the pared down collection provides a down to earth, yet wholeheartedly Miuccia take on seasonal dressing. What could be more classic than a whole lot of gingham and a good ol’ fashioned statement bag?

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Tiffany & Co. 2013
Michael Thompson
 (Photographer) Paul Cavaco (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Serge Normant (Hair Stylist) Gucci Westman (Makeup Artist)

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Prada Pre-Fall 2013


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 (Designer) Steven Meisel (Photographer) Olivier Rizzo (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Ashley Brokaw (Casting Director)

 

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Third Time’s A Charm

March 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

With 3 Vogue Italia covers under her belt in under a year, Vanessa Axente is a clear favorite of Steven Meisel. The duo’s collaborations continue to excite and the March VI cover with it’s streamlined fashion imagery is instantly appealing. With Gustav Swedberg appearing alongside Vanessa and looking every bit as beautiful, the cover shoot is a spectacular showcase for both models and those graphic seasonal fashions selected by Marie-Amélie Sauvé.

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Editorial Inspiration : Jerry Hall

December 4th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Open up the new Vogue Italia and you’ll see the stunning Vanessa Axente looking amazing in Steven Meisel‘s ultra-chic imagery, but take a closer look and you may get a case of deja vu. Don’t those long blonde waves look familiar, isn’t the outsized eroticism and in your face glamour reminiscent of a time, a place? If you started to hear the Rolling Stones playing the background and got a distinctly 70s feel from the entire endeavor, you’re on the right track. Meisel looks back to the iconic allure of Jerry Hall and the saturated, decadent imagery of the disco era. You’ll see hints of Helmut Newton, Willie Christie, Antonio Lopez and more in Meisel’s images, while Karl Templer transforms Resort pieces into over the top looks fit for Studio 54. With a swipe of Pat McGrath applied red lipstick and a Guido Palau coiffed waves, Vanessa transforms into a latter day Jerry, while Marlon Teixeira provides the manpower. View the full story on Vogue.it.

THE ORIGINAL

Jerry Hall by Antonio Lopez

Jerry and Antonio Lopez by Norman Parkinson

Jerry by Willie Christie

THE INTERPRETATION

Vanessa Axente and Marlon Teixeira by Steven Meisel | View the full story on Vogue.it

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Dark Victory

June 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel.
Vogue Italia.
Mackenzie DrazanVanessa AxenteErjona AlaLida Fox, Elena Bartels and Julia Nobis

An unexpected summer foray into a realm of darkness, styled to the nines by Karl Templer and punctuated by a fresh cast. Who would expect a July cover to feature the ultimate brooding goth girl gang – this is the kind of imagery that keeps us excited about VI.

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