Monique Lhuillier Bridal 2015–For her bridal spring 2015 line showcased earlier this week, Monique Lhuillier presented as she calls it her “ethereal daydream”. We can not think of a more true description. Clouds of silk satin organza, tulle finishes, embroidered beading and Chantilly lace create a feeling of fantasy and romance—all things a bride wants to feel on her wedding day. While traditional white is a reoccurring color choice, the Lhuillier woman also wears pastel shades when she sees fit.
Throwback Blumarine—Going back to the early 2000s, we highlight Blumarine’s fall 2002 campaign for this week’s Throwback Thursday. The advertisements starred Shalom Harlow who posed in a countryside manor setting. Tim Walker photographed the campaign, and as you may know, set design is often a key part of his photographs. With an eclectic whimsical backdrop, Shalom brought the drama in the advertisements with her statuesque poses. Fast forward to today and Shalom is still a force. Just last year, she starred in Tiffany & Co’s spring campaign.
Southern Belle–American model Erin Wasson graces the pages of Marie Claire UK’s May issue for a beauty feature photographed by David Roemer (Atelier Management). The Texas-born model and face of Madewell’s spring campaign shows that beauty can be rebellious with leather looks styled by Lisa Oxenham. Hair stylist Peter Gray gives Erin tousled curls while makeup artist James Kallardos creates her smokey eye.
Leighton Wears Versace–Actress Leighton Meester attended the opening night part for her new project, “Of Mice and Men” on Broadway last night. The brunette wore a curve-hugging chiffon gown in navy blue from Versace. Leighton paired the look with gems from Kimberly McDonald and Jacob and Co. While this is a great overall outfit, the hair seems just a tad too casual for the gown. What do you think?
See Leighton in spring campaign from Naf Naf.
Dior / Mats Gustafson
Dior Gets Painted–Earlier this year, we featured illustrations of Dior’s fall line made by artist Mats Gustafson, and now the fashion house has commissioned the Swedish creative again to recreate its spring 2014 collection. Raf Simons’ designs are reinterpreted as watercolors, pastels and paper treatments for another take on Dior’s designs. In case you missed it, compare the watercolors to the spring runway show.
Photo: Jourdan Dunn. From model’s Instagram
Jourdan for Maybelline–Cosmetics brand Maybelline lands another model spokesperson with Jourdan Dunn. “Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of Maybelline New York. “She truly reflects Maybelline’s vision of global beauty.” Last week, it was announced that Dutch model Marloes Horst is a brand spokesmodel as well. Look out for Jourdan’s new Maybelline ads this month.
Jana for American Icons–After taking a look at Ireland Baldwin’s ads yesterday, here are more campaign images from Macy’s American Icons initiative. The photographs star country singers Jana Kremer and Brett Eldredge wearing looks from I.N.C. International Concepts—Macy’s in-house line. To recap, the American Icons campaign is made in collaboration Got Your 6—a veterans program of more than 30 veteran-focused, nonprofit organizations. Profits go to help Got Your 6 so it’s fashion for a good cause.
Style Secrets—Posing for H&M, Cris Urena poses for a new style update from the store with a lingerie shoot featuring intimate looks in all white. The Dominican-American beauty recently made an appearance in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, making her a model to look out for. The H&M shoot has Cris posing in a set of sun-drenched images with perfectly curled tresses and glam makeup looks.
Victoria Beckham & Karl Lagerfeld for French Elle 2012
Happy Birthday, Victoria–Designer Victoria Beckham turns 40 years-old today, and to celebrate here’s a roundup of ten fashionable images of the pop star turned business mogul. We decided, why not keep the list from within the last decade since we already highlighted some of her best 90s looks as Posh Spice. See more Victoria Beckham photos below.
Summer Time–Swim apparel brand Amanda Wakeley enlists Farah Holt for its resort/summer 2014 campaign slash lookbook featuring swimsuits, beach coverups and casual attire. Photographed by Kate Martin on the island of Mustique, the blonde babe shines in colorful and hot weather ready looks styled by Laury Smith. We love the prints and vibrant shades that were designed with influence of Africa. / Hair and makeup by James McMahon
See more of Farah in Free People’s recent Intimates catalogue.