I LOVE MY MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA FOR H&M WOOL COAT!

The main item I’ve wanted from the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection since it’s launch, is now MINE! And I LOVE IT!

This gorgeous camel coloured wool coat is a re-edition of similar garment from Maison Martin Magiela’s Autumn/Winter 2012/13 men’s collection. Aside of the major difference in price, this re-edition features inverted lapels and visible white stitching, both of which add a quirky and unique twist to an otherwise simple double breasted coat.

Although cut straight and not tapered, it’s very snug around my chest and shoulders, but that’s more to do with my ever-changing build than the coat, and in all honestly I actually don’t think I would have felt too comfortable wearing a size up.

Styled above with Topman Navy Coated Twisted Jeans, and a Navy Ribbed H&M Zip Roll Neck Jumper.

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COVER: CANDICE SWANEPOEL & CRYSTAL RENN BY GREGORY HARRIS, 10 MAGAZINE, AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13

Thank God I walked past this in a bookstore today otherwise I would have missed it!

An Armani wearing Candice Swanepoel imbues two of winter’s biggest womenswear trends – Gothic and Floral – as she grasps her neck, in a both seductive and sadistic fashion in the Autumn/Winter issue of 10 magazine.

The Gregory Harris lensed cover is beautifully shot and there’s something almost nostalgic about the mood and the styling, that comes courtesy of Tony Irvine.

Of course to further add to the drama, Crystal Renn’s cover sees the model looking bruised and bloody as she bares her teeth while smearing the red gore on her face.

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AD CAMPAIGN: TRUSSARDI 1911 AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY ALBERT WATSON

Grammy award winning photographer, (yes you read right), Albert Watson captures a beautiful set of portrait style shots of models Marique Schimmel & Andre Van Noord for the Trussardi 1911 autumn/winter 2012 campaign.

The set of images see both Marique and Andre don the earthy hues in front of a weathered teal backdrop, and the contrast is striking, especially with Marique’s rather ethereal make, hair and attitude coupled with the masculine styling of the collection. Check it out.

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AD CAMPAIGN: LOUIS VUTTION MENSWEAR AUTUMN/WINTER 2012 BY ALASDAIR MCLELLAN

With the handsome Werner Schreyer in tow for another season, Louis Vuitton have delivered yet another exceptional campaign that really allows the structure and textures of the beautiful collection to really be seen, amongst the absolutely breathtaking setting of a blue sky, glaciers, sea and snow.

The “Voyage” theme, that forms the foundations of their campaigns, goes further with the 1950s styling, (courtesy of Alister Mackie), which works perfectly here.

Check it out another image from the Alastair Mclellan shoot here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: DIOR HOMME AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 “SHADOW” BY WILLY VANDERPERRE

I’m still trying to figure out, (frustratingly), why there are two Dior Homme advertising campaigns. The first one shot by Karl Lagerfeld I posted here

The latest campaign, lensed by Willy Vanderperre and aptly named “Shadow”, stars models Janis Ancens and Victor Nylande wandering through the eerily deserted Financial District in New York at night, while dressed in the military influenced autumn/winter collection.

Check out the cinematic images and the accompanying film here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: ELIE SAAB AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY GLEN LUCHFORD

Who better to embody the spirit of Elie Saab and their lustrous autumn/winter collection  than Karlie Kloss herself.

The dainty model dressed in an array of crystal encrusted gowns, cashmere and sequins, takes a walk through a nocturnal New York, ready for a night out.

Check out the Glen Luchford photographed campaign and accompanying video here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: LANVIN AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY STEVEN MEISEL

If there’s one brand you can consistently rely on for great concepts and execution while retaining their core, it’s Lanvin.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, the theatrical new campaign sees an diverse age range of “ordinary” people rather than well known models, all styled beautifully and yet conventionally while set amongst a bazaar of quirky accessories and furniture to match Alber Elbaz’s tongue and cheek mood.

Check out the campaign and video here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: MICHAEL KORS AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY MARIO TESTINO

Michael Kors seem to have gotten confused, in more ways than one.

The Mario Testino lensed autumn/winter campaign draws on the hollywood jet-setting lifestyle that the brand aspires to, however the idea of polo necks, fur, layers and chunky knitwear in the blinding L.A heat does nothing but make me uncomfortable.

Sure it’s somewhat busy, glamourous and full of vigour, but it doesn’t fit with the winter season or the collection…It just works against it.

Check out the full campaign and video starring models Karmen Pedaru & Simon Nessman playing the role of two actors in L.A here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: EMILIO PUCCI AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT

You could probably tell this is a Mert & Marcus masterpiece from a mile away. The opulent setting, seductive poses, saturated colours and of course the otherwordly retouching has transformed model Amber Valletta into a creature of the night that you would beg to bite you!

Check out the rest of the images from the seductively dark campaign here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: TOM FORD BEAUTY, AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT

Mert & Marcus sure are going to have an extravagent Christmas this year with all the pay-cheques that have been rolling in!

The duo are responsible for shooting blue/green eyed beauty Snejana Onopka for the A/W 2012 Tom Ford beauty campaign and praise the lord, after the not so great collection campaign, it’s the Tom Ford I’ve been longing for. Of course no campaign would be complete without the handsome designer himself making an appearance somewhere, but the Ukrainian beauty has definitely made sure that all eyes are on her with those high cheekbones, crimson nails and seductively glossy red lips!

 

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COVER: KEIRA KNIGHTLEY BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH, HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, SEPTEMBER 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve seen actress Keira Knightley graced anything, so I was over the moon to see her play the glamourously gothic Lady of the manor in Chanel Autumn/Winter 2012 for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s September issue.

Check out the subscribers cover here.

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AD CAMPAIGN: BRIAN ATWOOD AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT

Hot people, sex, nudity, come fuck me  sexy thigh high boots, a naked Chad White, and a devilish Candice Swanepoel in a photograph that looks like it came straight out of HBO’s vampire romping True Blood, or Mert & Marcus have secretly been spying on what I get up to on my Friday nights in the countryside, either way I’m sold!

See how easy I am when you get it right…

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