Tag Archives: Advertisements

IBM’s Smarter Cities Billboard Campaign

When I was kid, I used to be enamored with billboards. I liked the way they looked the way they were designed, and their purpose. Of course back then, advertisements were pretty bland. They’ve gotten a lot more interesting these days, which is why I wanted to share with you the “Smarter Cities” billboard campaign by IBM. Not only is it getting across a message, but it serves another functional purpose. Could we get this one above here in Seattle? I think the locals would love it.

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Miranda Kerr For Mango Summer 2013

photo cred | via WhoWhatWear

She may not be a Victoria’s Secret angel anymore, but the woman is WORKIN’ it. Literally, she’s still working – she’s not ever really going to have a problem with that. These new shots for Mango are absolutely flawlesss.

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Emma Stone For W

These photographs by Juergen Teller have actually been out for a couple of weeks now, but I didn’t want to post them until I had the full spread of photos right in front of me. I don’t really like the way that Emma Stone looks on this cover because though she exudes innocence, she also looks child-like and as a viewer, it feels a little bit creepy. However, I’ve always been a fan of Juergen Teller’s work. He’s the man behind all of the Marc Jacobs ad and I’ve adored his work so much that I remember even including him in my final project for History of Costume Design during my freshman year of college on how different forms and outlets will change the way we look at fashion. Advertisements were one of them.

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Daria Werbowy for Maiyet

photos courtesy of WhoWhatWear

Model Daria Werbowy is a vision in Maiyet’s S/S 2012 new campaign. I really like the concept of this campaign being so simple especially since recent campaigns have appeared to be overdone in my book and at times a little “too much.” View all of the photos for Maiyet here.

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One in the Same

Style blogger Tavi Gevinson and singer Cyndi Lauper are both starring in a new campaign for Uniqlo. These two women are complete opposites age-wise and career wise, but somehow these advertisements just make sense to me. It’s such an interesting collaboration, but unique in that I would have never imagined these two to be put together.

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Michelle Williams For Boy By Band Of Outsiders

Michelle Williams has been a style icon dream during the last year so when I heard that she was recently tapped to be included in the Boy By Band of Outsiders campaign, I was thrilled! Boy By Band of Outsiders has always produced collections that have resonated with me, but I especially love that the simple campaign ideas are reflected in Polaroids. It gives it a very classic vibe that also pulls at our nostalgic heart strings.

Check out the rest of the campaign photos here.

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Karlie Kloss for Oscar de la Renta

all pictures courtesy of Fashionista

Oscar de la Renta has picked up the young model to be featured in their latest Spring 2012 ad campaigns. Doesn’t she look fabulous? That dress – I want. That belt – I need! Oh and Karlie’s face – the HBIC is back! Of course she never went anywhere in the first place, but it’s the look that lets all of us know that she’s here to stay.

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In the News…

Fashion

-The Kids Are All Right actress Mia Wasikowska is the new face of Miu Miu and featured in their latest campaign. [Source]

- Paul & Joe’s new beauty campaign is all about cats! [Source]

- Whitney Port will have her first runway show at New York Fashion Week. [Source]

-Viva Model Management has signed Lykke Li. [Source]

- Kristen Stewart is the new face for Balenciaga Fragrance. [Source]

Music

-Lana Del Rey covers Billboard. Have you heard of her yet? Dis girl be blowing up! [Source]

-Tavi gets even more cooler; featured in a Wilco music video. [Source]

-Lil Wayne will publish a memoir about his days in prison. [Source]

- Katy Perry’s parents try to play matchmaker and want to set her up with Tim Tebow. [Source]

- WELP! Coachella sold out in three hours for both weekends. [Source]

- The Sasquatch lineup will be revealed Feb. 2nd and City Arts Fest 2012 will be Oct. 18-20th, 2012. [1 and 2]

Movies

- Emma Roberts has pulled out of Spring Breakers due to a conflict in creative differences. The movies stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco. [Source]

Television

- Kim Kardashian will host Live With Kelly! on Jan. 23rd. [Source]

- MTV’s Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer is expecting twins again. [Source] Oh what’s up Kate Gosslin 2.0

- Zooey Deschanel and Channing Tatum will host Saturday Night Live. [Source]

-ABC’s “Work It” about two men cross dressing to find work was cancelled after two episodes. [Source]

Seattle

photo  cred. | Seattle Times

- Congratulations to former Coffee Haus performers Champagne Champagne! The hip-hop trio will open for Wu-Tang Clan on their Seattle date. [Source]

- Philadelphia is the most depressing city to live in, and unfortunately, Seattle is in the top 5. [Source]

- Homegrown’s Turkey + Bacon + Avocado Sandwich is their best selling sandwich for 33 months! [Source] This is actually my favorite and I can vouch for it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

Other

- Michelle Obama is officially on Twitter. [Source]

- Nevermind Sinhead ‘O Connor ends marriage again. [Source]

- The dessert for the Golden Globes will have gold flakes dusted on top of it! [Source]

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Mila Kunis for Dior

It looks like Mila and her former Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman have another similar project in common. They’ve both been tapped to work with Dior as brand ambassadors. Here are some of Mila’s new spring campaigns shot by photographer Mikail Jansson. The advertisements will be featured in the pages of magazines as early as January 15th first internationally and then in American fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

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In the News…

Fashion

- A first look at the Jason Wu for Target campaign! The collection debuts February 5, 2012. Is anyone else as excited as I am?! [Source]

- Vera Wang will hit the ice and show off her skills on April 2nd as an honored guest by Figure Skating in Harlem. [Source]

Music

- Indie singer Lana Del Rey has scored a modeling contract. [Source]

- The Black Keys cover the Rolling Stones’ newest issue. [Source]

- The Killers will release a new album in 2012. I still just love Hot Fuss.  [Source]

Television

- The Kardashians are hoping to launch a tabloid – just won’t quit building themselves up. [Source]

- Tim Gunn receives a daytime talk show. [Source]

- Contestants for Celebrity Apprentice have been revealed. Clay Aiken! [Source]

Movies

- Twilight will become a Broadway musical for one night on January 16. Proceeds from the event will go directly to charity Blessings in a Backpack. [Source]

Seattle

photo cred | The Stranger

- Apparently, the QFC on Broadway skipped three months ahead to Easter even passing on Valentine’s Day. [Source]

- Christine Gregoire will introduce a new bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. [Source]

Other

- Michelle Bachman has officially ended her presidential bid. [Source]

- Rumored Britney Spears is shopping for a wedding dress in the direction of Betsey Johnson or Jeremy Scott. It looks like our pop princess is spicing things up by opting out of the traditional gowns that would have been made by Vera Wang. [Source]

- Nick Cannon was hospitalized after suffering from mild kidney failure. [Source]

- Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard…is also a savvy spender according to TMZ. [Source]

- Sinhead O’Connor has called off her divorce after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband. The divorce was filed after 16 days of marriage. So…Kim Kardashian wins again? [Source]

- Emma Roberts is deferring her college experience at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York due to her work commitments and budding romance with Glee star, Chord Overstreet. [Source]

- Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not have a prenup. He could end up making $20 million off of her. [Source]

- James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing. [Source]

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Alexa Chung for Vero Moda

My favorite style icon, Alexa Chung, has just signed on to be the new face of Vero Moda! Here are just a few shots from their new campaign.

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First Look: Chanel’s Fall Campaign “Chanel Cocomaton”

Model Freja Beha Erichson crying Chanel tears. I know it’s just a preview, but the signature interlocking c’s look beautiful and delicate. Real life please.

For more preview photos, click here.

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Fall Clothing Budgets

Lo’s Mom: It’s not a fashion show, Lo.
Lo: Everyday’s is a fashion show, Mom.

- Laguna Beach

Some people enjoy the first week of school because they become restless with summer or they’re excited to be back in the learning environment. I couldn’t wait to get back so that I could show off the various outfit combinations that I had created within my new fall wardrobe. Oh yes. I was THAT girl. Not much has changed since then though except for the fact that I strive for this throughout the year instead of just the fall season.

Growing up, my mom had given me a fall school shopping clothing budget so that  I could purchase the items that I needed for the upcoming season. Though frustrating at times, it also taught me how to be a careful spender and learn the value of budgeting. Once I had hit zero, I was done until Christmas came around. These days, I no longer have that same clothing budget because I have my own job and all that. Instead, I’m the one giving myself the clothing budget and it’s going to be a small amount since my priorities of school books, bills, and food tend to be a little bit higher on the spectrum.

When I was younger, I needed to have many items for fall. I needed to be able to mix and match everything to create the max number of outfits possible. Little old me was thinking efficiency here. As I’ve gotten older, my tastes in clothes have developed more (hopefully better,) and I have found that I am more interested in making purchases that will be longer-lasting. Instead of buying the same basic tank top or tee in a number of colors, I’ll purchase a jacket for the fall that will be a bit pricier, but can be worn with just about anything. It may or may not be trendy, but at least I’ll know it’ll last me for more than just a year (since I’m not growing anymore – this is possible.) My current list of back to school items include an olive canvas jacket, a dress for the fall that can be dressed up or down and a pair of rainboots. I took a trip to J. Crew and Madewell this past weekend and found myself swooning over EVERYTHING. I rely heavily on sales though as a broke college student so I suppose I’m lucky that two of my favorite retailers are pretty great in that department!

I promise to keep you posted on my purchases within the next month.

For now, here are some new Madewell campaigns featuring my style icon Alexa Chung!

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Matthew Gary-Gubler and Lily Donaldson for Aldo

My hipster hunk Matthew Gray-Gubler recently posed with model Lily Donaldson in these new advertisements for Aldo. Shot by Terry Richardson, Gray-Gubler and Donaldson show off their silly and quirky sides as they promote the new collection set to be released during the holiday season.

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