Lavazza Calendar 2009 Edition

Lavazza reveales the pictures shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz for the seventeen edition of its calendar. The 2009 Lavazza calendar gathers seven images depicting the Italian Spirit in a fantastic journey through a sophisticated, innovative Italy.

The photos, shot and processed in a New York studio, focus on internationally renowned Italian values such as Art&Architecture, High Fashion, the Cinema and, last but not least, the delicious Italian Kitchen.

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Lavazza january-february 2009
Lavazza march-april 2009
Lavazza may-june 2009
Lavazza july-august 2009
Lavazza september-october 2009
Lavazza november-december 2009

Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
Models: Eva Riccobono, Gilda Sansone, Brooke and Alison Kowalski, Kate Ballo, Elettra Wiedemann, Marco De Conciliis, Alessia Piovan

photo source: www.lavazza2009.com

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The Honourable Daphne Guinness

Blue-blooded socialite, style-icon and haute-couture maniacal collector Daphne Guinness plays the main part in the "Future Couture" fashion editorial featured in Italian Vogue.

The pictures, that emanate a strong ‘80s Sci-Fi movie' atmosphere, are done by American photographer Steven Klein, and are styled by the heiress herself (she's also a well known fashion journalist and stylist), hence the "armour" look, which she finds great interest in.

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"The Honourable Daphne Guinness"
Vogue Italia September 2008
Photo: Steven Klein

Gothic trend in Flair

This season's goth trend inspired French photographer Jean-François Campos to do the "Gotico" photo editorial featured in Italian Flair Magazine. The surreal atmosphere is given by an unusual encounter between fashion, embodied by Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite and dance (NUBA theatre ballerini). A mix between new and old (archaic and futuristic) and a clear touch of artistic sensibility, typical for the former photojournalist are revealed through this poetic choreography.
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Italian Flair - Gotico
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Giedre Dukauskaite - Flair
Flair - Jean-François Campos
Gotico fashion editorial - Flair
Flair October 2008
Photo: Jean-François Campos
Model: Giedre Dukauskaite
Style: Akari Endo-Gaut

Age of Adolescence

Here's Canadian newcomer Magalie Daignault modeling for the Chic Today magazine in a photo editorial called "The Age of Adolescence". Gosh, teens  these days are so stylish! This fashion piece describes perfectly today's young style: a playful, nonchalant, eclectic mix of designer items (Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors), chain-store clothes (H&M, America Apparel) and edgy garments from exclusive new labels (Filippa K., Designers Remix, Bruns Bazaar, DDP Deep Denim).

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Magazine: Chic Today (London)
Model: Magalie Daignault
Photographer: Mackenzie Duncan
Stylist: Jennifer Finkelstein
Hair&Make-up: Steven Turpin

Moussy fall 2008/winter 2009 ad campaign

Top model Agyness Deyn dons her best punk pose for Moussy ad campaign. The fall 2008/winter 2009 collection of this Tokyo based label is much influenced by 80's style icon and punk-rock/new-wave darling Deborah Ann Harry.
The campaign focuses on the era's distinctive street styling: the biker leather jacket, the blazer, the long cardigan worn with colorful tights, the acid-wash jean, the bootie and the zebra print.
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Alexis Mabille spring 2009

Chic Française, undeniable freshness and charming humour, the spring 2009 collection, based on "an imaginary mixed school" is the second one for designer Alexis Mabille presented during Haute Couture season in Paris.

Young couturier Alexis Mabille earned the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture diploma in 1997 and designed for Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Dior and John Galliano before launching his own line of both RTW womenswear and menswear in 2005.

Alexis Mabille spring 2009

Versace Ad Campaign

Beauty duo Natalia Vodianova and Isabeli Fontana replaced top model Gisele Bündchen for the latest Versace ad campaign. The adverts' fashion team included photographer Mario Testino and stylist Brana Wolf.
Natalia and Isabeli model some of the best pieces from Versace fall 2008 collection including platform shoes with ski-high heels, glossy handbags in candy colors and exotic skin as well as sexy mini dresses and coats and siren gowns. The photos, some semi-nudes, ooze sensuality in the purest Donatella's style.
Versace ad campaign

Models: Natalia Vodianova and Isabeli Fontana

Photographer:  Mario Testino

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Miu Miu Ad Campaign

Succeeding fellow actress Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis is the new face of Miu Miu for the fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign. Photographed by artistic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott redheaded Vanessa Paradis leaves Chanel chic behind (a well-known partnership) to embrace Miuccia Prada's signature glamorous quirkiness. The actress (and singer) is modeling Miu Miu fall 2008 collection including elegant sportswear, gorgeous handbags and pump shoes.
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Model: Vanessa Paradis
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Tiffany: Some Style Is Legendary

Tiffany & Co. gets a sweet new look this season  with the latest ad campaign "Some Style Is Legendary". The ads, shot by Michael Thompson, feature models Shalom Harlow, Sasha Pivovarova, Liya Kebede, Lily Cole, Hye Park, Guinevere van Seenus and Diana Dondoe sporting some amazing pieces of jewelry.
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Tiffany campaign Sasha
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Photographer: Michael Thompson

Models:  Shalom Harlow, Sasha Pivovarova, Liya Kebede, Lily Cole, Hye Park, Guinevere van Seenus, Diana Dondoe

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China Fashion Syndrome

Back in October 2007, when Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi lit up the Great Wall of China with a glamorous fashion show, the two also did a photo editorial for Elle magazine called "China Syndrome".

Shot near the Olympic Village of Beijing, the photos showcased some of the designs created by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi. The construction scenery is meant to evoke the rising Chinese fashion industry.

 

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Lagerfeld Fendi Beijing
Lagerfeld Fendi photoshoot
Lagerfeld Fendi editorial
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Models: Leah De Warvin (Elite) and Louisa Taadou (Nathalie models)
Hair: Odite Gilbert for atelier68.fr
Makeup: Ayako for Nars
Stylist: Joe Zee

The Duchess by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld steps again behind the camera for the October 2008 issue of UK Harper's Bazaar and shows us how a Duchess should look like. Playing the part of eccentric Georgina, the Duchess of Devonshire is her descendant, mysterious icon Stella Tennant. Fellow blue-blood Lady Amanda Harlech does the styling and dresses the Scottish supermodel in haute couture gowns signed Chanel, Dior or Armani Prive.


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Magazine: Harper's Bazaar

Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld

Model: Stella Tennant

What's Chic Now

Karl Lagerfeld gathers models Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Heidi Mount, Angela Lindvall for an "Upper East Side mood" fashion shoot. The photo editorial featured in September 2008 issue of US Harper's Bazaar and done under Fashion Editor Brana Wolf's direction is centred on "what's chic now: evening elegance is made festive with fanciful frocks and dramatic accents". The gals share a gossip while re-doing their make up in the ladies room at an evening dressy cocktail.

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Jessica Stam Harper's Bazaar
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Magazine: Harper's Bazaar
Models: Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Heidi Mount, Angela Lindvall
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion Editor: Brana Wolf
Hair and make up: Veronica Chu/Styling: Jessa B

Donna Karan fall 2008 - winter 2009 ad campaign

Top model and style icon Kate Moss is captured by brilliant photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the latest Donna Karan ad campaign. In fact the British diva is the image of Donna Karan since spring 2008, as she epitomizes old school glamour, and is a perfect example of a woman who wears the clothes rather than being overshadowed by them.

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Kate Donna Karan campaign
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Donna Karan fall 2008

Model: Kate Moss

Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

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Alberta Ferretti fall 2008 - winter 2009 ad campaign

When you think of Alberta Ferretti fall 2008 collection wonderful shades of violet come first to mind. And here they are, jewel tones of purple stand along emerald green, sapphire blue and gold in beautiful shots captured by the magical lens of photographer Steven Meisel for Alberta Ferretti fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign.
Models Anna J, Magdalena, Siri & Viktoriya turn home after a long night of partying, and stretch their long legs in an old metro train. Love the contrast between the gorgeous clothes and the scenery.
Alberta Ferretti fall 2008
Alberta Ferretti fall campaign
Alberta Ferretti fall ad
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09 campaign
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09 ad
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09

Photographer: Steven Meisel

Models: Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Magdalena Frackowiak, Siri Tollerod, Viktoriya Sasonkina

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Blumarine fall 2008 - winter 2009 ad campaign

These luminous shots featuring lovely Natasha Poly were done by photographer Craig McDean for the new Blumarine ad campaign. This Italian label is known for sweet and romantic with a lot of sparkle, but, for the fall 2008 season, designer Anna Molinari turned towards a sexier, almost vampy look. There's still sweetness going on: a lot of frills, ruffles and nude-shades, but there's also a body-con leopard-print dress and Natasha's fierce gaze.

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Blumarine Natasha fall 2008
Blumarine fall campaign
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Blumarine fall 2008 campaign
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Model: Natasha Poly

Photographer:  Craig McDean

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