LOVERS GAME - Miguel Gauthier & Viktorija Pashuta Fashion Film (by Miguel Gauthier)
Congratulations, Roman GOEBEL! You have just been signed into the most respected mental institution on Earth - Fashion Blacklist!
'Silent Glow' is the title of this new fashion editorial by Roman GOEBEL for VISION MAGAZINE. It definitely deserves to be mentioned in this blog. The model Alexandra Martynova perfectly got into the mentally challenged character…
What is it about being creepy in fashion shoots? What is the message here or we just create crap for the sake of being weird? ‘Hey, - they are screaming - we want to be freaking different, ugly, look at me, I’m a retard’….
Sorry, it doesn’t work
Designer Corrie Nielsen created a Sweetheart for SpongeBob SquarePants
Now we know what London based designer Corrie Nielsen had in mind while creating her new Spring/Summer 2013 collection called ‘Florilegium’, which in a medieval Latin term stands for a gathering of flowers. Most probably she should have called it ‘Spongelegium’, which means a gathering of square nonsense.
With exquisite taste and skill she blew us away, giving birth to a cute mistress SpongeSarah BlackDress for beloved SpongeBob Squarepants.
They lived happily ever after.
The end. Amen
Hairy Men Sexy on Not Sexy?
To be honest, this is on the edge of hot and confusing. Would you like your man to spend more time in the bathroom or hair salon than you do? Apparently, the key hair stylist Susan VOSS-REDFERN with fame-agency decided just go for it, what the heck. And for this - you are on the Fashion Blacklist! Bam! Thanks to the photographer Tim THIEL, who did the work for for advertising and design agency LEPETITMAX - - the scene looks even more ridiculous, although the rest of his work is stunning.
Remember Robert Downey Jr in a movie called FUR, sexing Nicole Kidman with his gorgeous fury body? Well, I think this is the ONLY case, where a man can have hair like that, see, it matches with the face. If the face is baby silk - it’s not working. All I see is another girl with some gorgeous hair … and a beard. Nope, nope, out!
Christina Aguilera Has Another Voice Within Her
Is it just me, who has noticed that Christina Aguilera has a split personality on The Voice or shall I say another living being ON her? No way, I would push that red button to turn around to see Christina until she changes her ‘The Voice’ style.
Yes, her decollete is so extremely low that reveals another very cute person - Christina BooBoo. BooBoo is so vivid that she even has her own personality - it winks, flirts, jumps out of excitement and sometimes gets swollen when it’s angry. Now we know why the show is so popular.
This is the thing - why do some celebrities don’t have professional stylists if they can’t tastefully choose the appropriate outfit? I like Christina for her talent, for her ‘to the point’ commentaries on the show, her remarks are very true and honest, BUT why can’t she dress up more tastefully, like Jennifer Lopez on ‘American Idol’. Every time she looked so stunning, tasteful and different, but still not loosing her own character.
In short, this is the To DO List for Christina:
1. Tone down ‘Dolly Parton' make up
2. Say bye to your BooBoo friend and contact J-Lo’s stylist asap
3. Lose a few pounds or change the clothing size
4. The hair may stay - it’s your trademark anyway.
Valentino Fall Winter 2012-2012 Haute Creeper
Halloween is approaching so does Valentino with it’s creepy walk. What is the idea behind the recent fall winter campaign?
If I had to quickly come up with some key words for Google search to find the images of the ad, I would probably put: creepy, ghosts, zombies, gestapo, horror girls school, psycho clinic World War II, human trafficking, sadness, inevitability of death… Yarrr! Didn’t you get the sophisticated message? - An Art Director would ask me. ‘Noooooo!!!’ I would scream in desperate fear, hiding in the corner of the room, with my right palm up protecting my body as if from some glorious evil.
Seriously WTF? And what is up with the collection design, all I can see behind that dusty dirty window are some black and dark plum dresses that one would wear to a movie funeral. This is not how I see my fall and winter wardrobe…
NEWS REPORTER or COUGAR ON THE DANCE FLOOR?
I have special attitude towards the whole KTLA anchorwomen. Is it the shortage of professional stylists in LA or some major clothes and jewelry sale in Marshall’s or Target?
In today’s 8pm KTLA 5 News Sunday Edition -Mary Beth McDade looked quite inappropriately for the evening news: Jessica Simpson’s blonde extensions, T.J. Max dangling disco earrings, overdone night club make up. Common, Miss McDade, tone it down - you are just a news woman. You are not receiving your Grammy’s for the best music video and you are not on ‘KTLA Desperate Housewives Show’ or you are not going out to a night club, are you?
Miss McDade you are supposed to deliver the information in a professional way, looking elegant and sophisticate. Would you like to be name one of the best dressed women? Yes? Well, I’d like to disappoint you - you are not going to make it, baby.
It’s not that I’m against well groomed women, but for a TV journalist - it’s too much. Maybe check out some CNN chicks for some styling tips - starting from Christiane Amanpour, for example.
With all my respect and never ending love to Madonna…. how could she do this to me?
OK, let’s analyze this campaign by Truth or Dare by Madonna:
1. Idea of a rock star - great, she is a performer, she is a singer - it works
2. Prop is cool - some electric guitar, biker gloves, outfit sits good, the body looks great. It works
3. Shoes, spikes - yes, it’s been done so many times before, but OK - it’s Madonna - she can work spikes
4. Background and Colors… now this is where my question is? WHY?????????
Why would you do a shoot with one of the most famous women the music industry and create such a cheap ad? The color of faded dungeon in the great depression times, very harsh contrasts and some fake looking background.
The only thing I can think of is a killer doll or a messed up kid from some cheap horror movie or a video game (even those, probably, look better). Really? This is the best you can do Truth or Dare?
The connotation is ‘Would you DARE to be a fucked up Chucky doll?’
CELINE - FEMALE CRIMINAL CAMPAIGN
All right, we all know about the hidden messages all the ad campaigns try to convey and the power of unconscious perception of certain images, marketing strategies, consumers’ behavior research e.t.
BUT, what is CELINE trying to say in their latest fall campaign, featuring stunning Dari Werbowy? Sure, she is one of the most beautiful professional models, which is according to Models.com is Number 6 Money Girl in the world.
Well they Daria looking so unattractive, wearing Celine, imagine the rest of us - general public in those ‘gorgeous’ pieces. In fact - the message I’m getting - ‘Ahhh, what the hell, why bother with all the fashion stuff, I like to look natural. That’s why I’m gonna go and buy those $600 Celine shoes. WTF? If you want to look that fucked up - why don’t you go and kill yourself?
Besides she definitely need to eat more healthy, get some sleep and sign up for some anti-depression program. Jesus!
What can be wrong with this picture of Selena Gomez published in ELLE July issue? The dress is nice, the lighting is nice, the make up is nice, the location is beautiful… But don’t you think Selena is not quite comfortable is this kama sutra, freaking S&M latex, super crabby position?
I wonder what was the photographer thinking by asking her to sit on the knees, like some adult movie sex slave scene? Seriously? The only thing is missing here is a pimp in purple fur jacket, some hand cuffs and chains…
The photographer’s task should not be able to create a great atmosphere and capture THAT shot, but be able to see what is working and what is kind of wrong…
Shame to the photo editor, who agreed to use this image.
The message that has been tried to conveyed through this immaculate ad is very simple - eat PoP Chips and become chubby cute like Katy Perry. WTF is that?? There are so many things that are totally wrong here: purple 80s head band, chubby 4 months pregnant belly, polka dot top… I regularly go to the gym and have never encountered freaks like this + the pilates ball, really? AND chips?
It’s the same to me when McDonald’s becomes one of the main sponsors of the Olympics. This is just wrong, people…. Fire the whole team, who let this disaster happen.
Aloxxi beauty ad makes me feel…’jerky’ dry. the quote states ‘An apple a Day keeps lifeless hair away’… Really? I would say ‘a good retoucher a day will make your clients stay’. Seriously, why spending thousands of dollars for advertising in national magazines and saving on a good hair stylist and a retoucher? If you look closer to this genious piece you’ll notice that whoever did the editing (probably a company’s secretary) didn’t really bother to mask out the hair, which brutally like a butcher chopping a piece of meat, was cut out. If it would be the X Factor and I would be Britney Spears, I would ask ‘who let you on stage?’