Maria! In Acapulco, Mexico, no less. Check out model Mariacarla Boscono at the Acapulco Moda Nextel press conference-looking Summer glam in a wide(r) brim hat and gold brocade dress. And you know what? I realized that a shorter-rim hat doesn't provide as much sun protection as a floppy or wider-brim fedora. So may I suggest a super-chic, super coverage hat for long Summer days? Maria's fedora still manages to be menswear cool . . . follow her lead and pair it with a glamorous dress for optimum decadence.
Ricardo Tisci describes his latest ads for Givenchy's Fall 2008 collection as "a family portrait," and a diverse family at that! The models he used — Lara Stone, Maria Carla Boscono, Lakshmi Menon, Natasha Poly, and Kristen Owen — are all very different. But all of them "represent elegance, femininity and masculinity with character," Tisci continued.
The campaign is black and white to represent Givenchy's colors. Seeing as I'm intrigued by models, I love the power they're given in these ads. Yes, the point is to sell the clothes, but it's cool how Tisci placed such prominence on his muses. And I'm so excited to see old-school model Kristen Owen back on the scene. What do you think?