Fall/ winter 2015 fashion campaigns with few surprises

The new fashion campaigns for the autumn/ winter 2015 have been released in the last two weeks with a few shocks, surprises and comebacks in store.

First, in April this year it was announced that Donatella Versace, who heads up the Italian luxury brand Versace would star in the autumn/winter campaign for Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. This was a huge shock, as the fashion industry is very competitive and these are two huge names in the international fashion industry.

On the 1st of July the full campaign has been released with Donatella Versace as the face for the entire campaign.

The new ad, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Carine Roitfeld shows Donatella with arms crossed staring down the camera decked out in a look from Tisci’s new autumn collection

Donatella explained the decision to pose for the rival fashion house:

“I believe in breaking rules. Riccardo Tisci is extremely talented and above all my dear friend. We are family. I want to get rid of the old system, work together, support each other and make fashion a true global community.” She commented.

Tisci, who has been at the helm of Givenchy since 2005 explained his choice of muse:

“I approached my friend Donatella because she represents what a Fashion Icon is to me. We thought it was time to break boundaries and give a strong message about how to think Fashion”.

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Next, Katy Perry to star in the new Moschino campaign.

Katy Perry has worn creations by Jeremy Scott to nearly every major event this year- from her performance at the Superbowl earlier this year to The Met Gala.  So it doesn’t come as surprise to see the singer star in the designer’s newest campaign for Moschino. In the image from the new campaign Perry models a patchwork denim jacket over a gold bra and heavy chain jewellery. The autumn/winter 2015 campaign was shot by photographers Inez and Vinoodh back in March and marks the first time Scott has cast a celebrity face for the brand having previously shot only models.

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Kate Moss and Lara Stone teams up for the new Balenciaga campaign.

Both of these models might be household names and great known faces, but the new autumn/ winter 2015 campaign for Balenciaga is the first time that these two models have ever worked together. You wouldn’t have guessed it if you see these hot pictures.

These are shot by Steven Klein and styled by Panos Yiapanis and the two models are dressed from head- to- toe in looks from the 2015 autumn/winter collection. “For me, the fall collection began with the real women of Balenciaga – women who are multifaceted and multidimensional: strong and sensual yet also austere and mysterious.” Commented Alexander Wang, the brand’s Creative Director to WWD.

“I wanted the first image for the campaign to frame Kate and Lara in a mysterious conversation.”

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One of the most talked about campaigns are Marc Jacobs’ new campaign, starring a whole host of famous friends to front the brand including Cher, Willow Smith and Anthony Kiedis.

The lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, poses with his son Everly Bear in the newest image on Instagram and 1st July’s new announcement – Winona Ryder. Ryder makes her return to the brand after having first appeared in campaigns back in 2003.

This new campaign’s cast is done by Anita Bitton and shot by Sims. On his Instagram page, the designer wrote: “Beauty, style and talent know no age. It is those individuals whose creativity, unique vision, and voice inspire all of us here to create and express ourselves through our medium: fashion.” Jacobs added that there will be more images from the fall campaign rolled out in the coming weeks.

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Hailey Gates and Stacy Martin star in Miu Miu campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

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Miss Asia Kinney (Lady Gaga’s dog) stars in the new Coach campaign photographed by Steven Meisel.

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Mango

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Yes, I predict a very hot fall/summer 2015.

Janmare xx

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Packing Tips

Packing for overseas & locally has become more difficult with luggage restrictions. Not to mention when you check in your bag…. & its overweight, which means pay up. I have to admit that luggage was the reason ( in my mind ) I missed my flight back to Cape Town a few years ago…( okay maybe i should have been there earlier but these things happen ).

Over Packing has  always been my downfall. Instead of packing the items i know  i will definitely wear,I have this fear in the back of my mind that i will want to wear some of the “older” items in my wardrobe.

So i thought i’d share some tips that i have started using when packing,to ensure I pack as much as possible while keeping to the airline restrictions.

1. Create a packing list:

  • Address list and list of important contacts or numbers
  • Backpack, suitcase, sports bag (something to pack everything in)
  • Paper or Notebook
  • Passport
  • Tickets and itinerary
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Finances
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries

2. Flat lay everything on your bed beforehand to figure out which items you can use & style differently throughout your  trip.

3. Carefully plan the bag you will be using.  “When you figure out your suitcase, you figure out your life,” Diane von Furstenberg.

4. Pack the items you have been wearing regularly the past 1-2 months. ( I would say keep to the basics)

5. To save space in your bag,rather roll you clothes than fold  them normally.

6. Never put anything you would hate to lose in your checked luggage,rather keep it as hand luggage.

7. Try not to check in late: even if you make it on to the flight, your luggage might not. ( This one is definitely for me)

8. If you want to make sure everything else in your bag stays clean , place inside airtight plastic bags.

9. Store toiletries like shampoo etc. in small containers.

10. Get a lock for your baggage.

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Happy travelling 🙂

Michelle

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The “Power” Suit…

The power suit is a vital component of any man or woman’s wardrobe regardless of his/her profession. When i get dressed in my beautiful structured office wear i feel more at ease with myself….like i’ll be able to handle anything thrown my way. It gives you that extra boost of confidence.

It all started in 1920’s with a beautiful woman called Coco Chanel. Back in those days she kept it simple but so very chic…by pairing her power suit with a long string of pearls.

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The rules around the Power Suit has changed quite a lot throughout the years. It’s not primarily about matching anymore.Bring in some colors or patterns, but essential to that is not overdressing.Its always important to know your audience,whether you will be appearing in court or a meeting at a well known fashion house.

When I think Power Suit, my mind immediately wonders off to that matching structured black blazer & Tailored Trouser. These days you get the pencil skirt,midi knee length & floor length.Blazers in different colors & those amazing heels to bring the entire look together.

I say experiment with your power suit , bring in different textures,keep it simple & elegant but  always make a statement.

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Michelle

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That POLO Neck…..

I remember when i was little my wardrobe consisted out of 10 different color Polo Neck Sweaters…..looking at that photos i ask myself & my mother why oh why….( luckily i can use my age as an excuse )

Today the POLO Neck,Turtle Neck or Skivvy whatever you would like to call it…is a definite go to style item.

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2. Add that perfect coat or trench to pull off that super chic winter look.

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3. Throw it back to that vintage Polo Neck style, by adding a suede mini skirt to the mix.

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4. Luckily for us the over sized knit is quite on trend at the moment, style it with a basic leggings, jeans or midi skirt. So comfortable & easy to pull off & that basic black boots makes an powerful statement.

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5. All one Color:  #allblackeverything #allwhiteeverything the list goes on ,  I’m obsessed. This is the ultimate definition of simplicity.

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6. I’ve heard people say , they feel the Polo Neck makes them look quite “MANLY”… we say just  add that beautiful minimalist jewelry , simple as that.

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7. This one is on top of my to do list.Wear that Boyfriend collar shirt over the Polo Neck.

Even better when that polo neck is adding a pop of color .

No more nightmares about that childhood memories I have about the Polo Neck. Keeping it stylish is the aim of the game.

xxx

Michelle van Zyl

NEW in! Get to know Janmaré Groenewald

#MinimalismforBreakfast would like to give a warm welcome to Janmaré Groenewald.

The first writer we have added to our Blog. This is extremely exciting for us 🙂

10 facts

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Janmaré Groenewald

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She is an aspiring journalist for fashion, lifestyle and beauty magazines.

She is also an aspiring writer. Looking to find the perfect genre. That’s a mission in itself.

She has an addiction to nail polish.” I just can’t live with naked nails and need that splash of color in my life.”

She would become a professional shopper if she could. Shopping is life. Melodramatic. But true.

“If I can go and live in New York, then I have actually lived.” Goals since she was a little girl.

Her fashion and beauty role models are Chelsea le Roux and Ruby Tuesday Matthews.

She has an obsession with perfume.

“I’m in love with the half bun style.”

She can’t decide whether she wants to be blonde or brunette. Or both. ” I’m always playing with my hair color.”

Lipstick always make her feel better. About anything. And everything

Xxx

Australian Street Style

With it being Australian Fashion Week at the moment,i though i’d share some of my favorite street styles….

I have to say as time goes by my love for Australian fashion is growing day by day. And as you all know the show Fashion bloggers is also based on well known bloggers Amanda Shadforth, Sara Donaldson, Zanita Whittington, Kate Waterhouse, Nadia Fairfax,all from Australia.

I’m quite obsessed with the show & the amazing tips they provide to fellow bloggers….

When it comes to Fashion Week its not only about the designers and their amazing shows…street style has became a BIG thing in fashion.

The reason why I love street style so much is because is personal. It’s your own style,it displays your personality & is oh so trendy .

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