It's All About The Ads: Spring 2014 - Into The Gloss

It’s All About The Ads: Spring 2014

Edie Campbell for Marc Jacobs Beauty by David Sims
Lupita Nyong'o for Miu Miu by Inez & Vinoodh
Elle Fanning for Miu Miu by Inez & Vinoodh
Bella Heathcote for Miu Miu by Inez & Vinoodh
Daria Werbowy for Céline by Juergen Teller
Céline by Juergen Teller
Daria Werbowy for Céline by Juergen Teller
Amanda Murphy for Céline by Juergen Teller
Julia Stegner and Lou Doillon for Chloé by Inez & Vinoodh
Rihanna for Balmain by Inez & Vinoodh
Daria Werbowy for Balenciaga by Steven Klein
Daria Werbowy for Balenciaga by Steven Klein
Daria Werbowy for Balenciaga by Steven Klein
Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton by Steven Meisel
Burberry Prorsum by Mario Testino
Suvi Koponen for Stella McCartney by Mert & Marcus
Ola Rudnicka and Anna Ewers for Prada by Steven Meisel
Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

When you grab a Vogue, Elle, V, or any of the other worthy purchases at your local bodega this month, chances are it’s because you're curious about what the Annas of the world think is worth mentioning in their big spring fashion issues. But considering that the advertisements (which make up the first 50-plus pages) feature the likes of Oscar winners old and new, your favorite top models, a pop star, and heavy helpings of artistic genius, perhaps there's just as much excitement to be found in commerce as there is in the content. We paged through all the big mags and came up with our favorite Spring 2014 campaigns.

[1] Marc Jacobs Beauty…because if PFW taught us anything (case(s) in point: A, and B), over-the-top blue eyeshadow is back.

[2-4] Miu Miu…beacause Lupita Nyong’o + Elle Fanning + Bella Heathcote + Inez & Vinoodh = duh.

[5-8] Céline…because when something is far from broke, why fix it? Also, those shoes.

[9] Chloé…because Lou Doillon and that hair in that ‘70s jumpsuit.

[10] Balmain…because Rihanna makes ‘80s nonchalant glam seem like a good idea (Olivier Rousteing doesn’t hurt, either).

[11-13] Balenciaga…because Daria’s cheekbones, her vampy lip, and her white hair are screaming a young, downtown Carmen Dell’Orefice.

[14] Louis Vuitton…because the ad might be an oldie, but Sofia Coppola is always a goodie.

[15] Burberry Prorsum…because it’s about time we all embraced our feminine pastel side.

[16] Stella McCartney…because that blunt, icy blond cut.

[17] Prada…because what is that pale lilac eyeshadow, and can we have it now?

[18] Saint Laurent…because Hedi is selling the one thing all men (and many women) wish they could have.

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  • Amy Mills

    Whenever I buy a fashion magazine someone always thinks it's clever to remark it's mostly just, yeah, that's exactly why I bought it.

    also funny how they don't exactly translate in the photo-of-a-photo version as shown here - I love me some into the gloss and other online journalism, but nothing beats having the glossy pages in your hands in real life.

  • Ella

    Célines ads with Juergen Teller are always perfection, and Daria modeling makes them a billion times better!

    xx Ella

  • mlle p

    I love seeing the ads as much as the editorial and many of them are beautiful, but somehow I just can't go along with ads like Balmain or Alexander Wang (not shown here) shot in gross bathrooms. What's the message? Rihanna is in one that looks like it's in some old gas station, and in the Alexander Wang the girl is laying on the floor near the drain - ugh!


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