Burberry campaigns always boast a stellar cast but they’ve well and truly outdone themselves this time. On top of the usual coiterie of beauties such as Cara Delevigne, Edie Campbell and Charlotte Wiggins, the quintessential British brand have enlisted none other than Romeo Beckham to star in these stunning SS13 shots, a sartorial coup d’état if ever there was one! This is only a very short post I know but when such a delectable snippet of hot-off-the-press-release fashion gossip arrives in your inbox it would be criminal not to share it.
So it seems that I’ve gone from saying that I wont be posting any AW12 ad campaigns to having a bit of a fest. What can I say, nothing gets me in the mood for a new fashion season than beautiful images showcasing the cream of the sartorial crop. Now much as I adore ogling Mario Testino’s snaps for Burberry and Tim Walker’s Mulberry delights, it can get a bit tiresome gazing upon these gorgeous garments all the while knowing they’ll most likely never be mine. Hence my delight when these AW12 shots from high street shoe brand, Dune popped up in my inbox… Femme fatal styling and fabulous footwear I might actually be able to buy!
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed super talented up-and-coming designer Negarin Sadr and one of my rather less original questions was ‘Who do you feel is truly iconic’. Negarin answered that her ‘icon’ would have to be Diane Von Furstenberg. Not because of her style, which anyone can see is pretty awe inspiring, but because of the incredible things she has achieved, and continues to achieve, throughout the course of her long, fashion career. Having heard the designer tell her life story at the Vogue Festival earlier this year, I’m inclined to agree. The tale of Diane Von Furstenberg is one of soaring highs and plummeting lows. She’s a woman who invented one of the most iconic garments of our time and made the cover of Newsweek when she was barely a few years older than me. Through her charity work and sheer chicness, the inimitable DVF continues to inspire to this day, as does her eponymous brand.
A few months ago I claimed that I wasn’t going to post any AW12 campaigns as you’ll see them in fash mags and on billboards anyway so what exactly is the point? As you’ve probably noticed, my resolve lasted all of five minutes and once I’d got over my whole ‘summer hasn’t even started I don’t want to think about autumn’ silliness I decided I may as well share them. Of course, my dilly dallying means that most of these shots have been languishing in my inbox for a few weeks so they’re no longer exactly breaking news. But a) you can never see too much of a beautiful image and b) all the campaigns I’ve chosen to feature have had a little something special about them. In the case of labels such as Gap and Tibi it’s been an inspiring choice of model that sets their campaign apart, while Mulberry and Burberry‘s new season shots are just too stunning not to write about. I’d say that the fall 2012 campaign from J.Crew falls somewhere between the two.
As you may have noticed, I’ve recently developed a bit of a jeans obsession. Much like my handbag habit, this newly discovered weakness for cult denim hasn’t exactly done wonders for my bank balance. But considering the magical effect on my wardrobe (not to mention the leg lengthening properties of great jeans) I’d say it’s definitely worth it! There are few things in life more satisfying than discovering the wonder of a brand you’ve never tried before so imagine my joy when LA denim label, Hudson Jeans invited me to trial one of their new season styles, the ‘Juliette’.