Mademoiselle B recently stumbled upon this clever advertising campaign for European footwear brand, Bianco, featuring a lingerie clad model worrying about the state of her soaking stilettos.
Very similar to Diesel's controversial but admittedly brilliant "Global Warming Ready" 2007 ad campaign, it appears that fashionistas across the globe remain concerned not only about the state of their outfits but about the state of the weather as well.
Ksubi is one of the sexiest denim labels out. I suppose that it should make sense that the brand originates from "down under" (gratuitous pun intended). Besides their array of fairly mainstream denim, Australian-based Ksubi is constantly engaged in different projects that border fashion and art.
The following is a selection of lingerie-like band denim from their "One Via Zero" project. As is described by the brand itself, "One Via Zero explores gangs and gang insignia. From scarification used by indigenous peoples across the world, through to more recent street subculture references, in particular the Australian underground music scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s. The collection displays an androgynous silhouette; a uniform, wearable look that captures the essence of “the tribe”."
We recently reconnected with a good friend and wonderful fashion photographer, Benoit Lamothe, and to our pleasant surprise, found out he was behind the gorgeous 2010 collection campaign for one of our fave swim brands, Aqua Di Lara. What a small world!
For more of his work, take a peek at his website. New work is updated on a regular basis.
With all of this talk of Katie Perry and GaGa cone-bra-ing it all over the place, we wanted to take a second to pay homage to the first power cone-bra wearer of our time, our favourite material girl, Madonna. Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier (we saw it earlier this year on the runway) for her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour and originally valued at around $4,500, it later sold for about $21,000 at Christie's before finding its current home at the Museum of Fashion & Textiles in Santiago, Chile.
It looks like America's Next Top Model is actually having an influence in the real world and many lingerie and swimwear brands looking to promote themselves and cultivate new talent in the fashion industry through models searches seems to be jumping on the bandwagon.
For all you aspiring model out there, below are a couple legitimate model search contests that have been recently brought to our attention:
UK-based luxury lingerie brand, Myla London, has teamed up with Next Model management and is conducting a search for the next face of their campaign throughout the UK. For more info check out the contest site here.
On this side of the ocean, Canadian designer swimwear brand and sister line of Aqua Di Lara, Qiss Qiss, is looking for the next beach babe to appear in their 2011 collection campaign. Submissions and contest details can be found on their facebook fan page here.