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Game Changers: 5 Bags For All Seasons

This season’s most memorable bags are all about reform (nothing destructive, though). Whether it is newly introduced styles or impeccable updates of icons, our picks aren’t only attractive, they’ll also shift your perspective.

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We never thought Nicolas Ghesquière could be so… Zen. This little piece of hardware proves that. Yes, there’s a dent in it, and that’s the beautiful reason why we’re rethinking the entire sphere of Ghesquière’s spirituality. Despite its overtly contemporary form, the City trunk emanates wabi-sabi (the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection), which is enlightening, considering how every other brand strives, instead, for perfection.

Tweed Amazona by Loeweloewe

As far as tweed bags go, most of them have been chichi. Thank god for Jonathan Anderson, the holy mastermind of the Amazona reinvention. Now he’s bringing a chic, fringy update that masks the bag’s actual silhouette. With plenty of texture, it’s the one-of-a-kind bag you’ll sport to death. Every inch of it will end up frayed and we reckon that’s the look Anderson wants you to achieve.

MIUlady by Miu Miumiu-miu

Miuccia Prada knows how to spoil her girls: this is the bag for 2k16 aristocracy. Coming from a designer who consistently plays with ostentation in an ironic fashion, you have the license to have every kind of fun with it. Even if you’re not born a Jenner or a Hadid (who are both atypical of a Miu Miu runway), make sure your purchases convince everyone of your royal lineage.

Runway by Diordior

For Fall/Winter 2016, the Runway proved that studio heads Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux are going strong, even without a creative director. Pictured here is a version embroidered entirely with sequinned flowers and fringes – it’s intense. The bag comes in such delicate versions, you’re likely to be engulfed with the fear of getting tangled in everything – but fret not, the workmanship is fantastic.

La Pionnière by Pradaprada

We understand the thrill and prestige of being the first (hence the name) in any field — who wouldn’t want to be associated with innovators and groundbreakers? In today’s world of chaos, we rely on what’s inventive to move us forward. The hunting-inspired cross-body was the first bag Prada offered at the dawn of the “see now, buy now” game, which begs the question: if our lady Miuccia is doing it, will the rest of the industry follow suit?

This article was first published in L’Officiel Singapore.

Faces of Denim Fall 2016

Many Faces of Denim Fall 2016

A wardrobe staple that can be worn for days (hygiene conditions permitting) and through almost any season, denim was a trend we recognized on the runways for fall. The unmistakable denim look was featured in both clothing and accessories. In fact, it was so unmistakeable that plenty of news outlets have pointed it out. We take a look at ways that the versatile and durable material has dominated the season’s catwalk shows.

Paul & Joe Fall 2016

Paul & Joe Fall 2016

Even major-labels jumped on the bandwagon by featuring whitewashed denim either on its own or with a mix of materials such as tweed. Brands also crafted pieces such as long coats with the fabric. At Miu Miu, denim was everywhere, in various tones, from shirts to long skirts, jackets and light extra-long coats, which were then decorated with badges, pearls or lace. Paul & Joe opted for a more subdued look by using it in jackets and trousers resulting in a masculine style reminiscent of the late 1970s, while Stella McCartney honored the fashion perennial by showcasing it in washed-out form for a button-down dress and an oversized jacket worn like a coat.

Chanel Fall 2016

Chanel Fall 2016

One unexpected brand that featured denim was none other than Chanel. At its show in Paris, the French label brought out numerous pieces in the material, which is not something that Chanel typically does. Of course, Karl Lagerfeld added a modern twist by combining it with pink fuchsia tweed. At Chanel’s show, denim had never looked so smart, finding its way into tailored jackets, bags, hats and gloves, and combined with tweed, silk, embroidery and pearls. The collection was anchored in the fashion house’s DNA, but had a fresh, modern feel with touches of sportswear.

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Miu Miu Cheongdam-dong Boutique Opens

It is about time Cheongdam-dong got its very own Miu Miu boutique. After all, the busy street in Gangnam is known as the shopping district for the affluent. More than 400 of the city’s most fashionable were in attendance for the opening of the Italian label’s store, including lots of celebrities you’d be familiar with. Well, if you know your Korean pop culture then names such as Tiffany of Girls’ Generation, model Lee Soo-Hyuk and CNBLUE bassist Lee Jung-Shin  will not be unfamiliar.

The store is typically Miu Miu – outside, the iconic perforated metal curtain envelops its entrance, a juxtaposition to its soft, feminine interior. Don’t expect the usual gold damask to greet you in the store, it has been replaced by a sky-blue version that is unique to the Cheongdam-dong boutique. Its ground floor houses the latest range of bags, accessories and shoes, and is separated from the first floor with a black marble staircase. The store’s upper floor is dedicated to the label’s ready-to-wear collection.

View the celebrities in attendance and find out more about the store at L’Officiel.com now.

9 Outstanding AW’16 Fashion Campaigns

Over the last few weeks, we have been inundated with fashion news, from Paris Fashion Week to autumn/winter ’16 ready-to-wear and accessories campaigns and new store openings. As far as the autumn/winter 2016-2017 campaigns go, the tease is definitely on. We certainly haven’t covered all of it but happily the AFP has compiled a report on nine significant ones, in the eyes of the wire service at least.

Here then is a look at the most striking campaigns in store for the autumn/winter 2016 season.

All the hottest models of the moment have been signed up to front campaigns for big-name fashion brands this season, showcasing ready-to-wear clothing collections or various lines of accessories and footwear for autumn/winter 2016-2017.

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It is no surprise to see the Hadid sisters – currently among of the most in-demand models in the world – take center stage in several campaigns for autumn/winter 2016. Gigi Hadid fronts three major campaigns, for Versace, alongside Karlie Kloss, Stuart Weitzman and Max Mara accessories. Bella Hadid stars in a Givenchy campaign with a whole line-up of top models, including Irina Shayk, Lily Aldridge and Mariacarla Boscono.

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The other star model of the moment – Kendall Jenner – is also among the famous faces signed up for autumn/winter ads. She can be seen as never before, totally transformed in a campaign for Marc Jacobs. The designer has also enlisted Cara Delevingne, Julia Nobis, Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson.

Australian model Julia Nobis is the star of the Dior AW16-17 campaign, stepping into the role of a modern and stylish woman on the go, photographed in movement by Steven Meisel.

Other flagship ads see Anna Ewers fronting the Miu Miu campaign and Moschino sign up Anna Cleveland, Stella Tenant, Anja Rubik and Raquel Zimmermann in a campaign from Steven Meisel. Anthony Vaccarello picked the stunning Eva Herzigova as the face of his eponymous label.

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Standout Campaigns

Two campaigns stand out in particular this season, for two very different reasons. First of all, Saint Laurent has unveiled its first campaign under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, giving followers a taste of what’s to come from the French fashion house. With a less rock’n’roll vibe, the black and white shots have a pared down, minimalist feel, and show the new logo against a white background. The campaign is shot by Collier Schorr.

Eva Herzigova for Anthony Vaccarello

The second standout is the autumn/winter 2016 campaign from footwear label Jimmy Choo, also celebrating the brand’s 20th anniversary. Jimmy Choo is marking the milestone with Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Taylor Hill, Lexi Boling, Jasmine Tookes and Xiao Wen Ju, all starring in individual campaign photos shot by Craig McDean.

One Night in Miu Miu Club Paris

Not everyone gets a chance to step into the opulent world that is Hotel de la Paiva but for one night only, Miu Miu gave its members access to the decorated private residence that once belonged to infamous courtesan Esther Lachmann in the 1880s.

The Miu Miu Club Paris is an evolution of Miu Miu Clubs held internationally, such as London, Shanghai, L.A and Macau. This year, the Italian label brings its unique brand of whimsicality and kitsch to the exquisite rooms of Hotel de la Paiva to showcase its Fall/Winter 2016 campaign and video.

Head over to L’Officiel.com to find out more about Miu Miu’s latest extravaganza.

Alessandra Faccinetti Leaves Tod’s

Another one is out the door. Tod’s announced Friday that Alessandra Facchinetti will be leaving the brand. After three years of leading the team behind the Women’s Collections, the former Creative Director has decided to pack her bags and concentrate on endeavours that had been set aside “to be able to achieve Tod’s strategies.”

The former creative director of Valentino and Gucci also counts Miu Miu and Moncler as former employers. She joined the brand in 2013, replacing Derek Lam and leaves the company on good terms. Alessandra Facchinetti stated: “I will now focus on other projects that I have put aside in order to be able to achieve Tod’s strategies. It has been an honor to work with this extraordinary family company which puts quality, craftsmanship and excellency at the center of its business and I am grateful to Tod’s and especially to Diego and Andrea Della Valle, who have given me outstanding support and who will remain dear friends.”

In a statement released by Tod’s, Diego Della Valle, Chairman and CEO of the Group said ““I would like to thank Alessandra for her contribution to Tod’s. We wanted to develop the Italian Style as well as a strong point of view in fashion, presenting a show not to be missed in Milan and we have reached these objectives. I have given much consideration to this decision; we came to this conclusion after a thoughtful conversation and I wish Alessandra all the best for her future endeavors.”

Sould Facchinetti be on the hunt for a job, we hear that several major labels are keeping their eyes peeled for talented creative directors.

6 Runway Accessory Trends Maximizing Impact

The fashion runways churn out an impressive number of style stories with their trends and designs. Today we take a closer look at the accessories that don’t need to try too hard to catch your attention — simply because you can’t miss them. Bigger is always better it seems with the looks we’ve seen on the catwalk and we can’t wait to share some of our favorites, which are also the favorites of L’Officiel Singapore, who put together this piece.

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Statement necklaces and arm parties have seen their day. With so many designers cutting away garments to reveal necks and shoulders, it only makes sense to draw more attention to these areas via a pair of huge, sweeping shoulder-dusters.Make them the focal accessory by going for interesting details and colour combinations, lots of sparkle, or an arresting sculptural shape.

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Fashion’s fallen head over heels for this punk-tinged hardware, but given it a decidedly feminine touch. Alexander Wang used gold chains to embellish the dainty mesh bags in his romantic all-white Balenciaga collection. Miuccia Prada used them on retro, ladylike pieces in her rich, tactile collection, while Armani and Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen draped them on the body to offset light, delicate clothes.

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Plastic truly is fantastic. Designers as varied as Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and John Galliano at Maison Margiela all offered versions of the transparent stuff plastered on bags, heels, sandals and hats. The most directional pieces, though, came from Jonathan Anderson who used it on garments at his eponymous label and on plastic Puzzle bags, pouches, jewelry and even trousers at Loewe.

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If you’re looking to indulge your inner princess fantasies, now is the time to do it. The girls at No 21 wore bands of sparkling stones atop their dreamy white looks. The Rodarte sisters wove medieval-looking gold leaves into their models’ hair, while Dolce and Gabbana crowned their glamorous Italian girls with fruits, crystals and flowers. Not everything was so princess-like though; both Miuccia Prada and Hedi Slimane showed actual tiaras at Miu Miu and Saint Laurent, respectively, but their girls and the clothes had an alluringly rebellious vibe.

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Sandals are a fail-proof summer staple but they’ve now been given a fun fashion twist via luxe materials, bright punchy prints and, most importantly, an elevated standing thanks to a sturdy flatform or a low chunky block heel. We love Fendi’s graphic leather slides, Ferragamo’s strappy ones with pop-coloured soles and those printed Chanel sandals that light up like an airport runway.

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For Spring/Summer ’16, designers have chosen to make their biggest statements in white. The effect is clean and chic, but far from minimal. At Balenciaga, Alexander Wang sent out rucksacks, totes and clutches in beautifully delicate silk satin, lace and woven leathers. Phoebe Philo’s white Céline bags were graphic with interesting hardware details while her Chelsea boots had a chunky, mannish appeal. Massimo Giorgetti’s sandals at Emilio Pucci on the other hand were romantically dotted with pearls.

Story Credits

Text by Jeffrey Yan

This story first appeared in L’Officiel Singapore. 

7 Key Beauty Looks from SS16/17 Runways

With the start of a new fashion season, come new beauty trends. Here, our friends from L’Officiel Singapore help us dissect the predominant styles from the Spring/Summer 2016 runways and incorporate them into our routine.

Blush Up There
Olympia Le Tan

Olympia Le Tan

Blushers are nice when they’re applied on the cheeks, where they belong. But once in a while, it would also be pretty funky to apply it directly under the eyes, like how Olympia Le-Tan did in her Spring/Summer 2016 runway. Geisha feels were in abundance.

Clockwise from left: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Brush in Radiant Magenta; Bobbi Brown Blush in Pastel Pink; NARS The Multiple in Maui Middle: Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop

Clockwise from left: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Brush in Radiant Magenta; Bobbi Brown Blush in Pastel Pink; NARS The Multiple in Maui
Middle: Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop

Dusty Saccharine
Veronique Leroy

Veronique Leroy

Pastels seem to go hand in hand during spring, and it’s no different this time around. Dior stunned with a dreamy interpretation of shades, found in their multi-colored pastel organza dress, and even took the boxy jacket and made it girly with a pastel twist to it. Over to Veronique Leroy, not only did we see pastel hues in their outfits, but also a wash of neutral purple over the eyes.

Clockwise from Left: Shu Umera Drawing Crayon in P Soft Orange and P Purple; Shu Umera Pressed Eye Shadow in Pastel Pink; Butter London Nail Lacquer in Fiver; Moonshot Cream Paint in #202; Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Eye Colour Solo in #303

Clockwise from Left: Shu Umera Drawing Crayon in P Soft Orange and P Purple; Shu Umera Pressed Eye Shadow in Pastel Pink; Butter London Nail Lacquer in Fiver; Moonshot Cream Paint in #202; Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Eye Colour Solo in #303

Electric Brights
Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

Vivid splashes of color were evident on the Spring/Summer 2016 runways, from the ink splattered side-eye makeup seen on Issey Miyake, to the bold, paint-streaks of eye makeup seen on Vivienne Westwood. Maison Margiela was part of the pack too, showing off bright hues of eye makeup on his runway. Incorporate vivid colours into your makeup, whether it’s on your eyes or lips, or subtly like on your nails.

Clockwise from left: Burberry Nail Polish in Sage Green; Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Pacific Green and Purple Choc; NARS Nail Polish in Night Out; Moonshot Cream paint in #104

Clockwise from left: Burberry Nail Polish in Sage Green; Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Pacific Green and Purple Choc; NARS Nail Polish in Night Out; Moonshot Cream paint in #104

Nothing to Hide
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

While “barely-there makeup” has always been a hit on the runways, designers are taking it one step further this season by making their models wear zero makeup. All that is needed is a complete skincare regime, and basically, flawless skin. Take a cue from Victoria Beckham and Isabel Marant for that completely barefaced beauty amplified with a good moisturiser.

Clockwise from left: M.A.C Lightful C Marine Bright Formula SPF 30 Moisturiser; Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème; Moonshot Mist Essence Moist; Shiseido White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector Middle: Shu Umera Skin Perfector

Clockwise from left: M.A.C Lightful C Marine Bright Formula SPF 30 Moisturiser; Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème; Moonshot Mist Essence Moist; Shiseido White Lucent Microtargeting Spot Corrector
Middle: Shu Umera Skin Perfector

Hair Décor
Rodarte

Rodarte

Hair accessorising is an easy, fuss-free way to look polished, not to mention change your style in an instant. Take Diane von Furstenberg, for example – the big, floral hair accessories exuded the bohemian vibe, whilst Lanvin’s simple ribbon fasteners added a touch of elegance to the updos. Rodarte’s steel floral barrettes had a Roman goddess vibe to it, and Saint Laurent absolutely nailed down the rock princess attitude with its tiaras.

Clockwise from left: Chanel headband; Miu Miu headband; Jennifer Behr at Net-a-Porter hair clip; Gucci headband Middle: Dolce & Gabbana headphones

Clockwise from left: Chanel headband; Miu Miu headband; Jennifer Behr at Net-a-Porter hair clip; Gucci headband
Middle: Dolce & Gabbana headphones

Tuck’em In
Dior

Dior

How do you look instantly chic and keep your mane looking good when the wind hits? When you tuck your hair into your chokers. Christopher Kane brought a new kind of cool to your neck pieces with cable ties, while Dior stuck to its romanticism with a mix of floral, mesh and bijoux, and Mary Katrantzou kept it simple with a single black band.

Tightly Braided
Valentino

Valentino

Braids were also seen in quite a few shows, though not in the romantic, girly kind of way you’d imagine. This season’s braids are tight and tough as seen at Céline and Proenza Schouler. However, they’ve also been given a soft twist with the cornrow treatment, like how Valentino did it. Our tip to keep those tight plaits looking sleek? Put on the right hair repair products.

Clockwise from left: Sachajuan Hair Repair; Percy & Reed Wonder Prime Light; Kératase Elixr Ultime; Alterna Caviar Repair Fill & Fix Treatment Masque; Redken Friz Dismiss Rebel Tame Serum

Clockwise from left: Sachajuan Hair Repair; Percy & Reed Wonder Prime Light; Kératase Elixr Ultime; Alterna Caviar Repair Fill & Fix Treatment Masque; Redken Friz Dismiss Rebel Tame Serum

Story Credits

Text by Pohnee Chin

This story first appeared in L’Officiel Singapore.

Interview: Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin may have just turned 22 this month but she already has five years of modeling experience and a slew of campaigns and commercials in her bag. That’s a lot more than what her peers in the business can say. A frequent face in beauty, the doe-eyed Hungarian got her big break in 2011 as the face of Chanel Beauty, but it was her contract with L’Oreal that launched her career, turning her into a face seen nearly everywhere, from drugstores and movie theatres to towering billboards across the world. You may not remember it, but chances are you probably have seen one of her campaigns.

While modeling is her main game, Palvin has dabbled in acting – she made a cameo appearance in Brett Ratner’s Hercules (2014) – a career she may pursue when she leaves the modeling industry. In person, the baby-faced model is as bubbly and easy-going as you’d expect her to be, but there are also hints of a certain maturity that surpasses her young age. Here, Palvin opens up about acting, bad press, beauty, not being “very good” on the runway and secret talents (you’ll never guess what it is).

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Wool coat with fox fur sleeves, Marni. Lambskin bodysuit, Alexander Wang. Nappa leather boots, Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci. Fishnet stocking (worn throughout), Saint Laurent

So, you started modeling at a young age. Did you have any concerns back then?

No, I didn’t have any problems. It was easy. My mum was travelling with me everywhere so I wasn’t even alone, even when I went to Japan. She was helping me a lot, even on photo shoots. If there ever was something I didn’t want to do, she’d be there to help me, but that has never really happened.

Do you have any advice for young models that are just starting out?

When I did shows, my first two seasons were really good, but then it started to not work out because I was considered short, and I started to feel that modeling was not for me. I almost gave up. So, what I’m saying is, don’t give up, even when you don’t get a job straightaway because there will be ups and downs, and that’s normal.

You’ve worked with many photographers over your career. Is there one that stands out?

Jack [Waterlot]! What can I say? I mean, come on! [Laughs]

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Wool tailcoat with Marmot fur stole, Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci. Polyamid elastane bralette, Bordelle

What about runway shows?

My first Chanel show. I was crying. It was at the Grand Palais, there was live music and it was just so beautiful. It was just such an intense experience.

You don’t do many shows now, though.

It’s partly because I’m not very good at it. I’m not very tall or skinny. I don’t have the runway look. It’s also a personal choice because I always ended up being disappointed and that’s not good for my confidence. I did just do the Chanel show in Korea though! It was good to be back on the runway. If [Chanel] asks me to do a show, I do it with no questions asked.

You were in the film Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson. Do you plan to go into acting soon?

Yeah…and no. [Laughs] Like, I want to do it, I want to try it, but acting is different, for sure. In L’Oreal, we act a little bit for the commercials and if you’re a model, you have to be a good actress because you can’t just stand there with just one look. For example, you’ve got a rock ‘n’ roll look on, you don’t just stand there looking like a little girl, you have to get into the mood.

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Wool tailcoat with Marmot fur stole, Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci

How many more years do you see yourself in modeling?

With this baby face? [Laughs] I think I really want to get it out, maximize the time I have left. So, I’d say two more years? Following that, I see myself having two options. Either I have a family and a husband and have my own business maybe, or become an actress but still have a husband, just no kids.

You’re friends with many Hollywood celebrities and tabloids 
have brought you into their drama before. How do you deal with all this negativity?

Well, you know, my family and friends know what’s true, and that’s all I care about. I mean, there were some moments when I had enough of the hate and I snapped and said something, but I’ve learned that it’s better to just leave it.

Do you have paparazzi following you around?

It depends. For example, in Japan, they know when I’m coming so they will be there. It doesn’t happen all the time though; I’m pretty good at hiding.

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Patchwork shearling leather coat and lambskin sheath dress, Calvin Klein Collection

You’ve been in the industry for many years. Do you think you’ve changed as a person?

I’m definitely more mature, but I don’t think I’ve changed very much. I’m the same stupid little girl that I was and still am when I’m at home.

You’ve fronted a lot of beauty campaigns. What are the products you absolutely swear by?

I love the Miss Manga Mascara by L’Oreal. That’s my favourite. Hmm, what do I love? I love the Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, that’s the newest one. Every time they bring out a new one, I’m like, “Wow, this is even better!” and another one comes along and I’m like, “This is even better!” [Laughs] I always use the Hydrafresh range as well.

Do you have any beauty secrets?

I don’t know, I don’t really have any. I do try to keep my skin clean. I don’t wear makeup if I don’t have to.

What about secret talents?

I’m a good cook! And I love singing and I play soccer. The last time I was asked this question, I couldn’t answer and I was like, “F—k! This is my secret talent?” It just doesn’t come to mind very easily.

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Metallic silk triacetate pleat dress with high collar, LOEWE.  Patent leather pumps with skinny square stiletto heels, Saint laurent

I’ve heard that you love to read.

I love reading. That’s my talent! I read 400 pages in one day. I’m a very quick reader. I was in Bangkok recently and I had two books, about 700 pages, and I finished it in two days. Oh, wait – I remember another secret talent now! I’m good at remembering numbers. I’m super good with numbers. If someone gave me an address or a telephone number, say two months ago, I’d still remember it.

Is there anything you wish you had done differently if you weren’t a model?

I wish I went to college. I didn’t really have a chance because I was signed with L’Oreal when I had just finished high school, so I got really busy. I was doing a lot of Victoria’s Secret stuff as well. But, I mean, I can still do it, and I want to do it. I want to study law.

Story Credits

Photography by Jack Waterlot

Styling Jumius Wong and Jack Wang

Hair: Fernando Torrent/L’Atelier NYC

Makeup: Yumi Lee/L’Atelier NYC using L’Oreal

Manicurist : Yukie Miyakawa / Kate Ryan Inc.

Photography Assistant: Herman Van Den Brandt

Styling Assistants: Erin McSherry & Jingni Oh

Model: Barbara Palvin/IMG

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Radzmire coat, Prada

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Python skin double-breasted pea coat, miu miu. Stretch thigh-high boots in printed vinyl with translucent heel, Dior. Harness dress with oversized rings in 18K gold, Bordelle

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Miu Miu launches its first fragrance

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The campaign for Miu Miu’s first ever fragrance has been released with actress Stacy Martin as its star.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, the brunette wears a blue printed dress while peaking over at the vintage style perfume bottle with intrigue.

The fragrance features lily of the valley, jasmine, rose and akigalawood, an extract of patchouli.

There’s a depth coming from it, a twist to the saccharine sweetness. Think floral, but with a spicy, peppery twinge rather than an earthy one, in close mimicry of the Miu Miu girl – beautiful but with an interesting allure.

The bottle itself too is a reflection this character – a pastel blue body imprinted with the brand’s signature matelassé, with a flat red topper inspired by vintage fragrance caps that women used to apply scents to their necks. It’s more quirky than girly.

Source: L’Officiel Singapore

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Stacy Martin signed for Miu Miu fragrance campaign

Stacy Martin for Miu Miu

Actress Stacy Martin is joining forces with Prada fashion label Miu Miu to help launch its first fragrance this September.

After appearing as part of the ensemble cast in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” the Anglo-French actress booked roles in a clutch of 2015 films including J. G. Ballard adaptation “High Rise,” the fairy-tale inspired “Tale of Tales,” Jean Paul Sartre-based mystery “The Childhood of a Leader,” feature film debut “Winter” from music video director Heidi Greensmith, and French drama “Taj Mahal.”

Beauty product manufacturer Coty, Inc., which supplies fragrances for Calvin Klein, Chloé, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, and its own brand Philosophy, was announced as Miu Miu’s partner in 2013.

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Miu Miu Unveils Spring 2015 Ad Campaign

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 presents the S/S 2015 ad campaign starring an international trio of emerging acting talents: Mia Goth, Imogen Poots, and Marine Vacth.

Shot by Steven Meisel in New York City, the campaign is focused on the mysteriously cinematic, interconnected narratives of the three actresses.

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The film-like tableaux were composed through doorways, with rooms filled with antique wallpapers, dark wood furniture, and historical details designed to play off against the mix of innovation and tradition in the clothing.

The pieces shown off include the Spring/Summer 2015 collection’s housecoat, cardigan, pajama suits and ruffled blouses, worn with large platforms and glitter-framed glasses.

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Last season’s campaign for Resort 2015 starred American model Natalie Westling (below), who was shot in a series of diptychs by rising British talent Jamie Hawkesworth.

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Natalie Westling for Miu Miu

Miu Miu Resort 2015 campaign

Natalie Westling for Miu Miu

 has revealed its Resort 2015 campaign, a series of stunning diptychs starring American model Natalie Westling.

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The images mix traditional fashion portraiture with abstract landscape and architectural photography, with all the images captured by Jamie Hawkesworth. The photographer’s signature saturated colors match Miuccia Prada’s collection’s swirling paisley and floral prints.

Natalie Westling for Miu Miu Resort

Having walked in Spring/Summer 2015 shows for Céline and Saint Laurent, among many others, Westling is one of the industry’s hot new names.

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This season Miuccia Prada presents young Anglo-French actress Stacy Martin as a doe-eyed 1960s superstar in her latest  ad campaign.

Steven Meisel shot the black and white images, which feature high contrast lighting and bare sets inspired by Andy Warhol’s work.

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Following her breakthrough earlier this year in Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” Martin appears in the Fall/Winter 2014 collection’s transparent plastic pieces, quilted nylon, brocade, knits and astrakhan.

Miu Miu Fall 2014

Over the past year or so the brand has picked out a new generation of acting talent as faces for Miu Miu campaigns including “Blue is the Warmest Color” leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, and LA-based stars Bella Heathcote, Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and Lupita Nyong’o.

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos for Miu Miu

Update: Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos star in this behind-the-scenes footage from the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot Resort 2014 campaign.

Miuccia Prada has cast two French actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, as the stars of her latest Miu Miu campaign for Resort 2014.

The two young actresses are the co-stars of one of this year’s biggest (and most controversial) arthouse movie hits “Blue is the Warmest Color.” The film, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche is an adaptation of the 2010 graphic novel by Julie Maroh and won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Miu Miu’s 2014 resort campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the French co-stars and friends “embody the feminine optimism of the 2014 Resort collection with smoldering charm” according to the brand.

Miu Miu Resort 2014

The five images show off the contrast between the seductive presences of the two women and the candy-colored prints and patterns of the collection.

This isn’t Seydoux’s first time in front of the camera for Miuccia Prada. She has previously appeared in print and film form for the Prada Candy fragrance.

The latest edition of the fragrance Prada Candy L’Eau, was released earlier this year, supported by a series of short films directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola.

Miu Miu Resort 2014 campaign

Le Donne della Vucciria

VIDEO: Miu Miu Goes to Sicily

The Italian brand has released a trailer for “Le Donne della Vucciria,” the sixth film in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales collection of films. “Le Donne Della Vucciria” (“The Women of Vucciria”) shows off the vibrant women of the famous street market in Palermo, Sicily.

Directed by Palestinian filmmaker Hiam Abbass, the teaser trailer opens with a shot of miniature Sicilian puppets wearing the latest Miu Miu collection before building to a rousing musical crescendo.

Fifty-two-year-old Abbass has previously starred in films including Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” and made her directorial debut last year with “The Inheritance.”

Beginning in September 2011, Italian luxury brand Miu Miu has released a series of films exploring women’s experiences of love, with a diverse range of female directors including Zoe Cassavetes.

“The Door,” the last film in the Women’s Tales series, was directed by Ava DuVernay, who in 2012 became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Miu Miu Fall-Winter 2013 Campaign [VIDEO]

Miu Miu has unveiled a new video shot by Inez & Vinoodh as part of its F/W 2013 advertising campaign.

The two-minute video shows the stars of the campaign dancing, holding giant signs with their names on them as they wait for a ferry on a stormy dock.

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2013 Campaign

Miu Miu boss Miuccia Prada hired a cast featuring some of the world’s biggest models, including daughter of the Rolling Stones frontman, Georgia May Jagger. Alongside the rock royalty, Brazilian Victoria’s Secret ‘angel’ Adriana Lima and American beauty Lindsey Wixson also appear in the film.

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2013 Campaign

Soundtracked by the retro vibes of the “Hand Clapping Song”, performed by The Meters, the girls sway and clap along, showing off their different personalities as well as the brand’s latest clothes.

Miu Miu Fall 2013 Campaign

MiuMiu Eyewear spring 2013

Miu Miu Spring 2013 Eyewear Video

Miu Miu Spring 2013 Eyewear

Miu Miu‘s moody effort was shot by fashion photography legends Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and continues the aesthetic the pair has used in the label’s Spring Summer 2013 campaigns.

According to Miu Miu, the film represents “a dreamy web of closeness and interpersonal relationships” and stars supermodels Malgosia Bela, Bette Franke, Martha Hunt and Arizona Muse as well as a pair of Victoria’s Secret angels in the form of Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima. The 20-second clip is soundtracked by Biosphere’s “Cloudwalker III.”