Posts Tagged Fall 2011

James Kaliardos is one of the hottest international makeup artists working today and in the new V Magazine Transformation Issue (on newsstands now) he shows us why.  James transforms model Lindsay Lullman into a series of dual-faced beauties, capturing the spirit of the makeover and showing just how to take your look to any extreme.

James Kaliardos is one of the founders behind V Magazine and provocative tri-annual art tome Visionaire. Watch the behind the scenes video of James Kaliardos beauty transformations photographed by Plamen Petkov.  To see the full story go to VMagazine.com. Also available on the iPad.

PRO CHOICE from V Magazine on Vimeo.

Givenchy Fall 2011 Ad Campaign has top models Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono roaring for the lens of photographers Mert and Marcus Piggott. The wild campaign was styled by Carine Roitfeld and Panos Yiapanis, Makeup by Lucia Perroni and hair by Luigi Murenu.

Givenchy Fall 2011 Ad Campaign Naomi Campbell

Givenchy Creative Director Ricardo Tisci imagined the four new Givenchy faces as “dark 1950s pinups,” captured individually atop a printed cushion in a corner. Watch the making of the campaign Shop all the Givenchy Roittweiler pieces via LUISAVIAROMA.COM. For more go to Givenchy.com

PRada Fall Winter 2011 AD Campaign

Go behind the scenes on the making of the Prada Fall 2011 Ad Campaign photographed by Steven Meisel with top models Frida Gustavsson, Kelly Mittendorf, Ondria Hardin and Antonia Wesseloh. The provocative, edgy campaign was styled by Melissa Klitzke-Rubini with hair and make up by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath.

Go backstage with top Models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman as they shoot Michael Kors Fall 2011 campaign photographed by Mario Testino. Joined by Taylor Fuchs, the couple gets ready for a night out on the town complete with a limo ride and Kors’ seventies glam designs.

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Photographed by Mario Testino

Watch the “Making of” Michael Kors Fall 2011 and to shop the collection go to MichaelKors.Com.

Barbara Palvin stars in the new EXPRESS campaign for Fall 2011. Go behind the scenes on the making of the campaign shot in New York. Featuring top models Garrett Neff and Terese Pagh. To shop the collection go to Express.com.

EXPRESS FALL 2011 Campaign - Barbara Palvin

Watch the ‘Making of’ Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2011 advertising campaign starring top models Natasha Poly, Mariacarla Boscono and Karen Elson. Each of these three women embodies a characteristic of the Cavalli women: sensuality, sweetness and determination.

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

The campaign was photographed by Mert and Marcus in London and the inspiration was nature. As top model Karen Elson explains in the behind the scenes video – “there’s a definite mystery about the campaign, it’s poetic.”

In Paris the first Dior Couture show without designer John Galliano was presented at the Rodin Museum to mostly negative, biting reviews. This was the first collection by studio director Bill Gaytten, a studio assistant who came to Dior in 1999 with John Galliano. Sidney Toledano, the chief executive of Dior and Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH were testing Mr. Gaytten for the role of creative director of Dior. They recently named Bill Gaytten the creative director of the Galliano brand.

John Galliano’s shoes are not easy to fill. Even with the the entire Galliano creative team in place – makeup artist Pat McGrath, hairstylist Orlando Pita, millner Steven Jones and Jeremy Healy on music this Dior Couture collection ‘failed to launch‘ according to many press reports including the New York Times. Watch the fashion video and read the press reviews.

Italian born designer Giambattista Valli’s stunning Haute Couture debut in Paris has the fashion world buzzing. Some of the world’s top fashion editors attended the show and his front row guests included Olivia Palermo, Margherita Missoni, Vanessa Traina. Top models Sasha P and Liya Kebede were on the catwalk! Watch fashion video highlights from the collection and read some of the rave reviews from the world’s top fashion critics –


Giambattista Valli show-Haute Couture… by afp-fashion

“Talk about making an entrance. Valli fairly erupted onto the haute couture calendar Monday with a collection of glamorous sheath dresses and evening gowns that dripped drama.” AP

“Although this designer has dabbled with demi and semi couture in the past … the confidence and clarity with which Valli showed in this show will ensure him entry into the big brand superleague of designers in the very near future we feel.” The Daily Telegraph

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“Valli’s debut couture collection brought to a crescendo the design signatures that have so enamoured the sleek, well-to-do devotees of the designer’s ready-to-wear line.” ELLE UK

“A finale of gowns embroidered with enough layers of frilled tulle to fill the entire width of the catwalk gave us our first proper fashion moment of the week.” Grazia

“Hello, gorgeous! Giambattista Valli may be a newbie at couture week (yes, this is his first collection!) but he scored a home run.” (MyDaily UK)

“On the day when he was finally able to realize his long-nursed couture dreams, Giambattista Valli rose to the challenge of tradition with a collection that threw down the gauntlet to anyone who would insist that this rarified métier is on its last legs.” Style.com

“A culmination of everything he knows about crafting gorgeous things from the ‘50–50’ relationships he has with the women whose tastes he knows so well.” (Vogue.com)

“It was a confident start.” WWD

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