Gucci Spring/Summer 2013
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Gucci Women Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show
Minimalist shapes. Absolute colors. Exotic hints. A new aesthetic dynasty. Elegant. Sophisticated. Essential. A fusion of purism and sensual accents. Flashes of skin through artful cutouts. Patent accessories for a playful fetish.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 FASHION SHOWS, GUCCI, RUNWAY No Comments


Gucci Women Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show
Dark, opulent and romantic. Siren gowns with a dark glamour theme. Soft lines and rich fabrics, for a contemporary woman who embraces her sensual side.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012 FASHION SHOWS, GUCCI, RUNWAY No Comments


Gucci Pre-Fall 2012
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Emily Tote, Medium ($1990.00,

Saddle-soft luxe leather in flap-front silhouette finished with polished hardware and tassel accents. Guccissima leather.

• Light golden hardware.
• Fabric lining.
• Made in Italy.
• Double chain straps with leather shoulder panel and 12″ drop.
• Slide flap closure with embossed Gucci trademark detail.
• Leather tassels and horsebit details.
• Interior smart phone and zip pockets.
• 10″H x 14″W x 4 1/3″D.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 ACCESSORIES, GUCCI, HANDBAGS No Comments


Gucci Cruise 2008
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Monday, March 19th, 2012 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Gucci Spring/Summer 2012
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Monday, January 16th, 2012 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT 1 Comment


The Gold Standard. Legendary. Elegant. Innovative. The most influential makeup artist in the world by Vogue magazine. Pat McGrath was born and raised in Northampton, England. One of the most creative makeup artists of her generation, McGrath began her career in 1990 after completing an art foundation course at Northampton College, and said she “grew up living and breathing fashion in a compulsively creative family”.

• While she had no formal makeup training, her career breakthrough came while working on i-D magazine in the early Nineties.

• Since then she has worked with all the world’s top fashion photographers, designers and models.

• During the Nineties she spent ten seasons creating the makeup concepts for Prada and Miu Miu and in 1999 was asked by Giorgio Armani to design his cosmetics line.

• In 2004 she was named global cosmetics creative design director for Procter&Gamble, the name behind makeup brands including Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, CoverGirl and SK-II.

• She regularly collaborates on major fashion advertising campaigns such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Lanvin, Calvin Klein and Balenciaga, and her editorial work includes regular shoots with Vogue Italia and American Vogue.

• She is also Beauty Director of i-D magazine and dispenses her knowledge in the expert advice pages of Allure.

• In a Vogue article in 2007 she was named the most influential makeup artist in the world and has worked with celebrities as diverse as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Oprah Winfrey.

• Despite creating the makeup for a plethora of shows and campaigns each season, McGrath remains inspired, “I’m influenced a lot by the fabrics I see, the colours that are in the collections and the girl’s faces. It’s always a challenge but that’s the key – to make it different every time.”


Gucci Cruise 2012
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Gucci Fall/Winter 2011
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Gucci Fall/Winter 2006
Photographer: Craig McDean
Models: Iselin Steiro and Snejana Onopka

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 GUCCI No Comments


Gucci Spring/Summer 2010
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Models: Natasha Poly & Ryan Kennedy

Monday, March 7th, 2011 GUCCI No Comments


It looks like Gucci has gone back to the desert for its Fall 2010 ad campaign.

You might recall a couple of desert-themed ads in the Tom Ford era, as well as the images of Natasha Poly running hand-in-hand with a chiseled model over rocky terrain for the 2008 Resort ads.

This time around, Gucci enlisted 27-year-old Brazilian model Raquel Zimmerman, who is also the face of Chloé this season, and male model Nikola Jovanovic and placed them in the dry Marrakech desert along with, oddly enough, a cozy cold-weather wardrobe.

Comfort aside, the alluring images, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, are visually stunning. The palette is all rich browns, golds, and aqua blues, while the photography duo employed the same technique and angles as in their Spring 2010 Gucci ads, giving the already leggy models maximum elongation.

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 GUCCI 4 Comments


A subtle and sophisticated floral scent.

Top Notes: Citrus accords, Peony
Heart Notes: Rose, Osmanthus Flower
Base Notes: Pink Pepper, Sandalwood

Inspired by the Princesses from the past, the present and the future. The Flora Donna is a young, natural, spontaneous, elegant, classic and refined woman who possesses the ‘Gucci edge’ of power & sensuality. “Flora is lighter, the floral scent of course evokes a younger consumer, and she has a hedonistic, daring side. I don’t want to say that Flora is the daughter of Gucci by Gucci but maybe the younger sister,” said Frida Giannini, Creative Director of the luxury brand.

The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for the Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons, featured on Gucci fashion and accessories. Years later, Frida Giannini discovered this marvelous drawing from her mother’s scarf and was seduced by its playful details and bright colors. Frida reintroduced the Flora pattern and continues to use it throughout her collections.

The bottle has Flora Pattern in Black & White Script Logo, Iconic Gucci symbols – Webbing, Gold Bamboo Clean, and a sharp hexagonal shape.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 FRAGRANCE, GUCCI 20 Comments

Beauty Talk

Deep Gray Shadow
It's an aggressive heavy black smoky eye. The perfect wash of gunmetal over the lids and a streak of glittery dark charcoal at the top and bottom lashes. For the perfect shade, try Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in Diamond Black, ($20.00,
• Blend a creamy vanilla shade on the brow bone for a highlight and pile on mascara for extra thickness and definition. With this look, soft pink-neutral lips and cheeks will keep it balanced.

Beauty Secrets

MAKE UP FOREVER - HD Microfinish Powder ($30.00,

A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone. Sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones:
• It's completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica. Dermatologically tested.

NARS - The Multiple ($38.00,

The original all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multi-purpose makeup stick. With fingertip application, The Multiple highlights, sculpts, and warms eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades from sheer accents to mauve and bronze.

YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($40.00,

A luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. The award-winning product is like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand. With a few strategically placed strokes, the complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant:
• Banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area.
• Widens eyes when used between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose, and creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips.
• It's formulated for all skin types and for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift.

SMASHBOX - Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36.00,

This product creates a perfect canvas for foundation application. The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin, while the unique formula helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish:
• Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection.
• This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture.

SHISEIDO - White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam ($33.00,

A gentle, purifying foam that effectively lifts away impurities and surface cells to help reduce surface melanin buildup and leave skin clean and bright:
• Removes impurities and excess surface oil with a fresh creamy lather. Helps exfoliate surface melanin, smooth skin, and minimize dullness.
• Formulated with Asian plant extracts to improve moisture balance. Leaves skin feeling dewy and smooth. Recommended for all skin types. Use morning and night.

YVES SAINT LAURENT - Volupté Sheer Candy ($30.00,

A glossy lip balm. This balm dresses your lips in a sheer veil of brilliant color boosted with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruit extract. Its ultra-light, sensual texture leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to eight hours and is ideal for year-round use.

GUERLAIN - Orchidee Imperiale Eye & Lip Cream ($185.00,

The protective and regenerative benefits of the orchid extract restore firmness, suppleness, density and hydration to these particularly delicate areas:
• Targets under-eye puffiness and dark circles with autofocus reflectors that light up the eye area.
• A tightening agent creates an instant rested look around the eyes.
• Crow's-feet are immediately smoothed.

SHISEIDO - Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 36 PA+++ ($28.00,

A highly nourishing cream-formula sunscreen for the face that defends against the powerful UVA/UVB rays that cause cell damage, dryness, roughness, and the premature signs of aging such as fine lines:
• Formulated with the retexturizing ingredient Xylitol to counteract roughness and keep skin looking soft and healthy. Contains Thiotaurine, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals.
• Can be applied easily and absorbs quickly, leaving no visible white residue or feeling of heaviness. Very water-resistant. Perspiration-resistant. PABA-free.
• All Shiseido sun products proudly display the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of recommendation.

Beauty Bites


They're packed with lycopene, which protects skin from the oxidation that results from sun damage and leads to wrinkles. Adding a little olive oil helps you absorb lycopene even better. Numerous studies have shown that eating foods high in lycopene is beneficial in warding off heart disease and several types of cancer such as lung, prostate, cervical, digestive tract and breast. Good sources of lycopene are pink grapefruit, guava, watermelon, and rosehips, but the most common and perhaps most powerful is the tomato.


They're brimming with vitamin E, which neutralizes free radicals in your muscles and nervous system and enhances speed, coordination and balance. They also have good amounts of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fibre and are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat. They contain more calcium than any other nut which makes them great for vegetarians who do not eat any dairy products.


Blueberries have highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit: being very rich in anti oxidants like vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc and iron. They neutralize free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body. Been proved to preserve vision: Blueberry extract, high in compounds called anthocyanosides, has been found in clinical studies to slow down visual loss. They keep you fresh, active, fit, sharp, close to nature and in a good mood, as they are very good anti depressants.


Green tea contains antioxidants that combat free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of the human body and cause damage to cells and tissues. The antioxidants neutralize free radicals so they cannot cause any harm. Free radicals are one of the causes of many illnesses and they are one of the reasons for our aging. Green tea drinkers appear to have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.







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