Pirelli Calendar 2012 Photographed By Mario Sorrenti

So natural and pure. I love that the models are meant to be themselves and comfortable in their own skin. The images are very intimate and personal. Like Joan mentioned the vulnerability is very sexy. It may be very understated, but that’s the beauty of it. Sexiness doesn’t need to be over the top. It can be subtle.

Ebony & Ivory? Chanel Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

Joan Smalls and Saskia De Brauw star in Chanel’s Spring 2012 Ad Campaign. I’m really loving the contrast with the garments, and the contrast of the models. I wonder if it was done deliberately. Either way, the images are beautiful and quiet. That’s one thing Chanel has over a lot of labels, is the fact that when you’re wearing Chanel, you stand completely out in the crowd without having to be so loud. Charming as ever.

Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Debut

There’s been a lot of mixed reviews for Hedi Slimane’s debut collection at Yves Saint Laurent. Some say that they expected something ‘avant-garde’ or ‘groundbreaking.’ But honestly, what is considered groundbreaking these days? The best designers can do today is rework what’s already been done and modernize it or add some sparkle. Heidi Slimane did just that in my opinion. Respectably. He paid a modern nod to Le Smoking and Saharienne. It was all made for a modern girl of today.

You can see Slimane’s way shine through the entire collection. The models were wearing wide slouchy brimmed hats with tight suits, tiered chiffon or leather maxi skirts and t-strap heels. I especially loved the maxi length skirts. A lot of designers went really short this season, but Slimane(that little Rebel) kept the silhouette long and lean. The ultra skinny cigarette pants and the tightly tailored blazers with defined shoulders. There isn’t a lot of ‘give’ in the collection, as marketable as it may be…not a lot of women can squeeze into these garments. But with Slimane being the cool guy he is, I guarantee you a lot of girls will be dying to wear them(some may need to be dead 8 weeks).