Here is part two of the series of shots from the Campari 2012 calendar.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Here is part two of the series of shots from the Campari 2012 calendar.
The 2012 Campari Calendar - now in its 13th edition - was just unveiled in Milan, Italy.
Entitled "It’s the end of the world, baby!", this year’s Campari Calendar takes its inspiration from the [bizarre] prediction that, according to the ancient Mayan culture, the world as we know will end on 21st December 2012 and enter a 'transformative' period.
Campari’s answer to this gloom and doom?
They've taken a far more positive approach on all the intriguing theories spelling 'the end', with actress and model Milla Jovovich demonstrating their [glamorous] takes on exactly how the world will end.
The scenarios are inspired from modern cinematography, mythological and biblical origins, and Milla's co-star - Campari - features in every shot.
Milla Jovovich comments on her experience: “As a model and an actress, this was an exciting new challenge for me, combining the skills to bring to life each of the hypothetical events in a theatrical, yet sophisticated way. What attracted me most to the project was the powerful inspiration behind it, as well as the positive approach of celebrating life with a special toast, with friends and family.”
Photographer Dimitri Daniloff shot the calendar. The Parisian-born lensman said: “I relish the opportunity to work with raw ideas like this, so when Campari briefed me on the inspiration, featuring a world of fantasy, it was the perfect project for me. I wanted to interpret each scenario in the most positive light, and I really seeked to recreate the events in a surreal and very choreographic way. The dresses, the styling and the set were a huge part of the real scenography, and other times it was just an elaborate hairstyle and accurate make up but, most importantly, it was Milla that was the star of the shoot, exuding ultimate glamour.”
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, said: “This year we’ve really pushed the creative boundaries as we’ve chosen to take a real imaginative look at the possibilities to come, in what is hyped as a transformative period. It is our mission as an aperitif to offer Campari lovers an intense, positive moment during this time, to celebrate whatever may happen and make a toast to life. With Milla’s mysterious, intriguing style, she was a perfect choice as the interpreter of this concept. Additionally, there was no one better than Dimitri to bring to life the mystery and fantasy that inspire the images.”
Only 9,999 copies of the Campari Calendar are printed and are not actually for sale - they will be distributed to friends of Campari internationally.
Here are the first six months worth of shots... with more in the next post.
For more information go to:
Photo credit: Darren Leigh Roberts Photography
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Did you watch the finale of Australia's Next Top Model, 2011?
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Want to meet 'How Do I Look?' star Jeannie Mai this Thursday October 27?
The popular fashion intervention series on TV's Style Network (seen here on Foxtel and Austar) 'How Do I Look?' and its energetic host and fashion expert Jeannie Mai, are in town to advise the, er, stylistically-challenged in a special production set in Sydney.
On each episode of 'How Do I Look?' Jeannie meets with a nominated 'fashion victim' for a candid interview about her inadequate sense of style. Once confronted, Jeannie directs the 'victim’s' family and friends (or 'accomplices') to single out the items that they find exceptionally appalling, and Jeannie then disposes of them through the “Ewww Tube” which vacuums clothes up through the ceiling and out of her life forever.
Following this tough love, the accomplices and stylist hit the shops to create their own distinct wardrobe collection for the 'victim’s' consideration. Without knowing which family member or friend pulled together the choices, the, um, walking fashion disaster discovers a new appreciation for clothes as they choose their favourite outfits from each of the mystery collections.
The candidate then debuts her new look, and renewed confidence before an eager audience in that includes Jeannie, the accomplices and other friends and family.
With a global following, Jeannie Mai is one popular, much-loved woman. If you're a fan, now is your chance to meet her!
Just drop a line in the comments box, or send an email (see the 'contact' tab on this site) with your details. Easy. Do it!
For more on the show, see: http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/howdoilook/index.jsp
The new season of 'How Do I Look?' returns Thursday November 3 at 7.30pm, on the Style Network, on Foxtel and Austar.
And here is Jeannie May in action:
Friday, 21 October 2011
In the accompanying article she explains why she chose adoption and how becoming a single mum at the age of 46 has given her a new lease on life.
“It’s a huge change, but one I am so ready for,” she says.
Kristin invited Who magazine into her Los Angeles home, and the actress - who has followed the same path of adoption as SATC character Charlotte - says she has been surprised by her newfound love of motherhood.
“I love taking care of Gemma more than I ever could have imagined.”
Don't know about you but I am blissed out reading this story. A woman wanting to care for and raise a child. A child who needs love and a home. Perfection.
Also in this week's issue is a candid interview with singer Ricki-Lee Coulter, telling of her darkest days following the breakdown of her marriage in 2008.
With a new global deal with record company EMI and shedding 30kg (she is currently the weight-loss poster-girl for me) she is back and looking and feeling better than ever.
This week's issue of Who is onsale now until next Thursday.
For more, see the fab Who magazine website, with up to the minute news: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Five years ago, herself blessed with generous curves, Kerri was frustrated that she couldn’t find a suitable bikini to complement her shape.
With a curvier shape and generous derriere, Kerri was determined to design a range of bikinis that would cater to the hoardes of Aussie women who also have a voluptuous butt.
And so, Kezini was born.
Already launched in August this year in Kerri’s home-town of Brisbane at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, the Kezini range has already been lauded for its innovative style and signature twist on the usual cossie.
Exclusively available online at www.kezini.com, Kerri’s first range uses the universally flattering black and white palette, including the super-sexy one-piece or 'monokini'.
Tops and bottoms can be bought separately, so women who are one size on top and another below – who isn't? –can choose to perfectly suit their body.
Says Kerri, “It has been a huge project, but I have loved every minute of creating this pretty and cheeky range for Australian women. Once the idea of the cheeky Brazilian-inspired style popped into my head, I knew this was the answer: instead of hiding it, why not take a leaf out of their book and celebrate the fuller derriere. I believe Kezini achieves this.”
The Kezini collection is now available; to buy, go here: www.kezini.com