With every issue of W Magazine that gets dropped off on my stoop, I’ve been ripping out these ads and scotch taping them voraciously to the blank wall above my ironing board. They are the one of the very best ad campaigns I’ve ever seen from a major fashion house. The collaboration with Madge, the other casted models, clothing and set designs are brilliant. The crisp black and white color scheme adds to the sheen tenfold.
Shot in Italy, the photos do an amazing job conveying days in the life of one wealthy and gorgeous Italian-American Madonna. Shopping for potatoes and onions, getting fitted for a made-to-measure blazer, dining with the family, dancing off the glasses of red wine, playing with baby. They each drip with sentimental emotion – I’m not Italian-American but I have clear memories of walking to the corner store with my Czechoslovakian grandmother to purchase raw potatoes and onions for that evening’s meal, of seeing her mend clothing with adept nimbleness, of watching my parents dance to scratchy records in our living room, of playing with my baby brother in grandma’s Los Angeles house, among fig and palm trees and the smell of clean linens.
The Dolce & Gabbana portion of the ads are, simply, exquisite. Perfect tailoring, perfect shades of black silk and white lace, perfect cleavage. Below are images posted with credited rights to D&G, followed by a few select pieces from our warehouse that I think emulate what it is to be a definitive glamorous woman, of any mixed country descent.
Weekly love shine to Lookbook.nu
Some of my favorite looks…
80’s acid wash jumpsuit?! Yes, please.
In honor of MJ
From the Monster Vintage vault:
Niiice. Vintage athletic shorts and Nike lows.
From the Monster Vintage vault:
Item # 11139
All the single fellas. Tweed dinner vests, pencil pants and grown-up loafers.
LV and Madge, second round KO. The Spring campaign went so smashingly well that they immediately decided to snap more photos for the Louis Vuitton Fall spread. She looks eerily fresh faced and air brushed but the concepts and styling is gorgeous.
A NYC street sign from my visit earlier this year.
A Monster Vintage letterman’s jacket. I like the Halloween colorway.
An Angie / Illababy heel collaboration. These girls are fantastic and as of late, have been revamping new and vintage shoes with scalloped leather and other trinkets.
The BF stopped by this AM for iced vanilla lattes, cream cheese pesto bagels and $1 scratch lotto tickets. Suffice to say, neither one of us will be moving into a 5th Ave. loft space just yet.
50 and fabulous, Madge has gone and done it once again. She is all over the globe, in every high fashion magazine available, looking freakishly stunning and model’ish for Louis Vuitton. LV’s new line of handbags are dripped in luxury, stamped all over with their signature logo pattern and feature thick roped drawstrings, accented with over sized colored wooden beads. Wish listing one now.
And I found an AMAZING green furry mohair jacket that we have in our inventory right now that is very much like the Louis Vuitton furry dress/vest that Madge is wearing in one of the photos below. We only have one in stock and this piece is so so so now high couture fashion runways!!! Pair it with a tight pencil skirt and fishnet tights or skinny jeans, your favorite pair of high heels and tighten with a vintage belt! Gorgeous. Sigh.