Marion Cotillard, Dior’s muse, once again chosen for Lady Dior advertising campaign, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Heather Renée Sweet known better as Dita Von Teese – the queen of burlesque, model, successful businesswoman, costume designer, dancer… She can be introduced by many names, but to me she definitely is the ultimate queen of vintage fashion, with a personal style that is unique and charming, having the aura of a retro allure. Her pin up girl inspired style is well rooted in the 1940ties fashion, with show stopping red carpet creations and complimented by beautiful make up.
In the beginning Heather (later knows as Dita) worked with lingerie, being a saleswoman and later on a buyer, channeling her passion for elaborate underwear in her early career. Formal education in costume design helped her greatly in creating her professional image, once she became a fetish model known under her artistic pseudonym as Dita Von Teese. With time, her career evolved towards exclusive burlesque shows, with a famous Martini glass performance as well as appearing in advertising campaigns for lingerie brands such as Agent Provocateur. Today Dita is famous for her personal style, cooperation with Cointreau, brief marriage to Marilyn Manson as well as her artistic burlesque performances.
Tom Ford made his name famous while designing sexy outfits at Gucci, gaining media attention with scandalous advertising campaigns. Today, after the downfall from Gucci and designing for his own brand, he didn’t loose the edge, staying true to fetish esthetics and erotic connotations incorporated into his collections. Ford’s Femme Fatale is alluring, provocative and… adored by men.
It finally happened – not so spotless faces on a beauty product advertisement. I am all for the idea, as more than once perfect (and “photoshopped”) models made me feel unhappy about my un-perfect complexion. This time I thought ‘wow! these are real faces!’. Congratulations Lancôme! I loved the advert and would definitely try the product – it feels like a right and somewhat honest choice.