Ad Madness: Ashlee Simpson Models For Sister’s Fall 2013 Jessica Simpson Collection Campaign!


Among all the celebrity sisterly duos, I have to say that the Simpsons, Jessica & Ashlee that is, are my favorite. While their musical careers may have lost their spark, it’s safe to say that the Texas natives are feeling good taking on fashion. The Jessica Simpson Collection has been successful with plenty of feminine apparel items & flirty accessories like platforms & sandals that are perfect for any wardrobe.

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For the Fall 2013 collection, new mom Jess enlisted the help of her edgier rock & roll-esque baby sister, Ashlee, as the face of the latest line, which includes a stylish variety of casual dresses, date-worthy pieces, girlie jewelry, & trendy separates, as seen in the images above & below!

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In a recent interview with People Style Watch, Ashlee shared that “I have a pretty cool sister with an amazing sense of style, and I was honored to get to do the shoot… We keep it in the family. Jessica’s a fun one to work with.”

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To shop the tween line, check out the brand’s official website, as well as Macy’s to catch the latest sales! You can also see these ads in the latest September issues of your favorite fashion magazines! For more posts from Ad Madness, check out previous posts including Michelle Williams as the new face of Louis Vuitton, Lanvins 60s-inspired fall collection, Rooney Mara’s short film for Calvin Klein, & Diane Kruger lending her modeling talent to Chanel’s new skincare line! Happy Styling!

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Ad Madness: Michelle Williams Is The New Face Of Louis Vuitton!


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I knew that being away for so long & out of touch with the latest fashion news would make me (almost) miss some really great stories tos hare here on Style Darling. This includes the latest from the fall ad campaign circuit, which is three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams showing off her darker, dramatic side for Louis Vuitton. The usually ethereal girly-girl of the red carpet is shedding her bombshell Marilyn Monroe / sweetheart Glinda image in this images seen above & below!

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The ads are celebrating the latest in handbags from the brand’s Autumn / Winter 2013-14 line, including the W and the Capucines, by photographer Peter Lindbergh. However, it’s Michelle here who really steals the spotlight from the luxury accessories with her sensual wine-hued pout & a rocker-inspired shaggy ‘do.

What do you think of Michelle’s turn as LV spokesmodel? Do you like her new, dramatic look? Which ads are catching your attention for the upcoming season? For more fashionable posts like this, check out Lanvin’s latest Mad Men-inspired campaign, Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein, & Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Lanvin’s 60s-Inspired Fall 2013 Campaign!


Along with the new fall previews hitting the pages of the best fashion magazines, you can expect lots to look at when it comes to ads for the biggest brands with the most stylish collections. I’m certainly paying attention to texture, pattern, shine, & accessories, especially when there’s plenty of 60s-inspired silhouettes to Lanvin‘s Fall 2013 campaign. Also, I love the nod to Hitchcock heroines like Grace Kelly & Janet Leigh, as well as plenty of Mad Men-chic looks. This is a more memorable ad with an elegant Aflac-esque duck held by the models, as quirkily demonstrated by director Alber Elbaz with shots taken by Steven Meisel of House + Holme.

Lanvin Fall 2013 ad campaign

To shop Lanvin the luxury brand, check out retailers like Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Barneys, The Outnet, YOOX, Harrods, & Neiman Marcus! Do you like this ad campaign? What fall trends are you following? For more posts from Ad Madness, click on Rooney Mara’s short film for Calvin Klein’s Downtown, Adriana Lima & Georgia May Jagger dancing for Miu Miu, Diane Kruger as the new face of Chanel skincare, & Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Finally! Rooney Mara’s Short Film For Calvin Klein’s Downtown!


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Back in May, I posted the debut image of Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein‘s newest fragrance Downtown. Now, the brand has released the short film for the perfume, directed by Girl with the Dragon Tattoo visionary David Fincher, which features a rarely cheerful leading lady. The black-&-white minute-long film hits up the subway, dances with children, & wears the most gorgeous of fashions all to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs song, “Runaway.”

For more celebrity ads, check out Georgia May Jagger in Miu Miu’s fall ad campaign, Diane Kruger for Chanel’s new skincare line, Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo shoes, & Jessica Chastain for Yves Saint Laurent’s Manifesto. Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Adriana Lima, Georgia May Jagger, & More Models Dance For Miu Miu!


Miu Miu Fall 2013 Campaign

When it comes to ad campaigns, I’m always excited to see celebrities in action wielding a fashion or beauty brand. However, in the spirit of style, the Italian brand, Miu Miu, has gathered a group of models, including Adriana Lima & Georgia May Jagger, to represent their latest Fall 2013 collection. The  mixture of prints with pops of color create a fun, flirty, & fall-ready combination of looks for the upcoming season. The usual fashion photo shoot contains a slew of models posing for the camera, but this newest campaign shows that models can also dance aside from walk a runway. Also featured in the ad are Katlin Aas, Daphne Groeneveld, Anne Verhallen, & Lindsey Wixson.

What do you think of the looks from Miu Miu’s newest collection? Which trends are you following? For more from Watch This Style, check out previous posts including Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choothe Revenge-inspired fragrance Double Infinity, Lily Collins’ cover shoot for this month’s Glamour, behind-the-scenes for Prada’s menswear Fall collection featuring Christoph Waltz, & Adam Levine discussing his debut fragrance! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Diane Kruger Is The New Face Of Chanel Skincare!


When I hear about Chanel, I think immediately about the legendary designer, as portrayed in films in like Coco Before Chanel, & how A-listers today interpret the brand for modern-day red carpet appearances & showing off their street style. Also, I’ve been following a lot from the fashion house, including their latest Fall 2013 Haute Couture collection, & now, the latest news that actress Diane Kruger is the new face of Chanel’s skincare line, as well as the brand’s ambassador.

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The elegant ad showcases the German import’s natural beauty for La Commence La Beauté, which features day & night creams. Chanel recently released a statement about choosing Diane to represent the brand: “Attracted by her sophistication and artistic spirit, the House of Chanel chose her for its Allure fragrance advertising campaign, then again for the Paris-Biarritz handbag advertising campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld… Now an ambassadress for Chanel, Diane Kruger will be the face of a new skincare advertising campaign, due to be unveiled in 2013.”

For more from Ad Madness, check out previous posts including Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo, Jessica Chastain’s return to Yves Saint Laurent, Prada’s menswear fall / winter ad campaign, Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein’s Downtown, & Beyoncé’s commercial for H&M! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Nicole Kidman’s Debut Ads & Short Film For Jimmy Choo!


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All this time here I was thinking that the best legs in Hollywood belonged to actress / mogul Jennifer Lopez or supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but the sultry side of Nicole Kidman is out in full force for her latest venture as the face.. err… legs… err feet of Jimmy Choo‘s Autumn / Winter 2013 collection. This is by far the best we’ve ever seen the Australian beauty & not only are there images to show her strut her stuff, but there’s also a short film video that’s gorgeous enough to make any Style Darling break the bank and buy a pair of the luxury footwear! I love the nearly $1,000 shoes, as well as Nicole’s shaggy red wig, which makes her look every bit the bombshell that we love her to be.

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I really enjoyed being able to play a role that was strong, sexy and in control,” she shares, according to People, adding “I got into a relationship with the photographer [Mikael Jansson], & Mikael is very intuitive, he knows what I am thinking & feeling & is able to translate it through the camera.” Inspiration for the shoot came from the photography of Helmut Newton, as well as the strong heroine icons of Alfred Hitchcock films- no doubt including Grace Kelly, who Nicole portrays in her upcoming film, Grace of Monaco.

The brand’s creative director Sandra Choi reveals more behind the campaign & collection. “There is a feeling of a quiet eroticism in the collection, & this concept was brought to life by Nicole’s magnetic presence in front of the camera… Her character portrays the multi-faceted qualities of the Jimmy Choo woman for this season – strong, sexy with a beguiling sense of mystery.

What do you think of the ad campaign? Do you own a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes? What other celebrities would you like to see represent your favorite brands? For more fashionable videos, check out previous posts including a series recap of Revenge & the latest fragrance inspired by the soap, a trailer to HBO’s documentary Love, Marilyn, Lily Collins’ photo shoot for this month’s Glamour, & a look at Adam Levine’s newest debut fragrance! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Jessica Chastain’s Latest Yves Saint Laurent Fragrance Ads!


Beauty & fashion are synonymous with the leading ladies of the big screen, as well as how we determine our desires. Maybe that doesn’t make sense, but while looking over my previous posts for Ad Madness, I’ve found that Oscar nominees & winners have a history of lending their image to both beauty products & fashion collections. This list already includes Jennifer Lawrence‘s debut ads for Dior, as well as Marion Cotillard‘s collaboration with Lady Dior & Natalie Portman for Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara. Also, there’s Christoph Waltz for Prada menswear, Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein’s Downtown, a behind-the-scenes look at Kate Winslet for Lancôme, Kate Hudson for both Almay & Ann Taylor, Rachel Weisz for Bvlgari’s Serpentine collection, & Brad Pitt‘s highly publicized monologue for Chanel No. 5.

Last fall, Hollywood’s it-girl Jessica Chastain made her debut as the face of Yves Saint Laurent‘s fragrance Manifesto. it looks like the ad campaign is evolving with a more dramatic edge, showing the raw beauty of the two-time Academy Award nominee in all-black looks with a smoky eye & Veronica Lake-inspired curls. These latest photos were taken by Max Vadukul & under the direction of YSL’s creative director Hedi Slimane. For those of you who haven’t taken a whiff of the $82.00 fragrance, it effervesces with luscious notes of bergamot, green accord, sambac jasmine, wood & vanilla.

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These are quite the departure from the previous ad campaign, featuring the Zero Dark Thirty star rolling around in purple paint, as well as bidding on her art work in a gold auction room, as seen in the video below.

For more celebrity posts, check out the latest July magazine covers featuring Amy Adams & Shakira, Adam Levine’s self-titled debut fragrance, recent red carpet looks from Jennifer Lopez & Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Collins on the cover of next month’s Glamour, LWD looks on Angelina Jolie & Kerry Washington, & a gallery of this year’s CFDA red carpet featuring Sofia Vergara & Karlie Kloss! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Prada’s Menswear Fall / Winter Campaign Stars Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, & Ezra Miller!


In an effort to contribute some sort of satirical fashion news for a friend’s new website, The Long Island Leek, I got sidetracked with some male-appropriate fashion-related news that I was super excited to share on this very sunny Father’s Day. Also, it’d been over a year since I last featured something about men’s fashion here on Style Darling, so I thought today was a good day to do it. Last year, I shared that actors like Gary Oldman & Garrett Hedlund not only walked the runway for Prada, but were also featured in the brand’s campaign.

However, leave it to Prada to pick a variety of actors, seasoned & up-and-coming, for their new Menswear Fall / Winter 2013-2014 ad campaign. This time we’re seeing two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained & Inglorious Basterds fame, Skyfall‘s Q British actor Ben Whishaw, & Perks of Being a Wallflower breakout star Ezra Miller, who you might also recognize from 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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The ads were shot in London by David Sims back in March, which was “inspired by the irreverent world of ’60s New Wave cinema,” & each actor serves as “protagonists in a drama of wit & enigma.” The unconventional leading men are perfect for capturing the ageless & legendary look of Prada for men, inviting the dapper foreigner, pretty boy artist, & solemn brainiac to the table. Additionally, Prada released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, which shows the actors-turned-temporary-models in action!

For more from Ad Madness, check out previous posts including Rooney Mara’s debut as the face of Calvin Klein’s new Downtown fragrance, Jaeger Le-Coultre’s short film starring Diane Kruger, & Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s. Also, for more fashionable videos from Watch This Style, take a look at the nail polish-inspired video for Couleurs Culte de Chanel, Kerry Washington’s June cover shoot for ELLE, & supermodel Kate Upton’s debut fashion spread for Vogue! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Rooney Mara Is The Face Of Calvin Klein’s New Fragrance, Downtown!


Rooney Mara has certainly cemented her status in fashion, especially after co-chairing this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala with Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci. Now the Oscar-nominated actress is the latest face for Calvin Klein‘s new fragrance, Downtown. The cool, edgy scent is geared towards a 25-35 woman, which can be seen in the upcoming, yet-to-be-seen David Fincher-directed TV spots. The print ads were photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, featuring a fresh-faced leather jacket-wearing Rooney, leaning against a brick wall.

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I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances. It’s an honor to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising. The Downtown fragrance holds true to the chic, confident and simple feeling of the Calvin brand,” says the actress about the perfume which will be featured in 3,000 department stores nationwide.

For more celebrity ads, check out previous posts including Diane Kruger’s short film for Jaeger Le-Coultre, Beyoncé’s new ad campaign for H&M, Marion Cotillard for Lady Dior by Dior, Kate Winslet for Lancome, & the latest from Kate Moss for Stuart Weitzman! Happy Styling!