Model Daria Werbowy has been fronting campaigns for Parisian fashion house Céline since spring 2011, and serving up a lot of beauty inspiration while doing it. It’s no surprise the fresh-faced Ukranian beauty has become somewhat of a muse of designer Phoebe Philo — Werbowy is the definition of effortless cool, and we can’t think of anyone better to show off the sophisticated and often quirky Céline silhouettes. We’re celebrating Werbowy’s 32nd birthday with a look at all of her best Céline ads. (And yes, you have our blessing to go out and get her same haircut from the 2012 winter campaign.)
Lush, a cosmetics company known for their bath bombs and body butters, is being asked to remove a body-positive advertisement for being offensive and pornographic. The campaign features four nude women with their backs to a white wall that’s covered in graffiti with the words “We prefer to go naked like over 100 of our products.” The poster, which was featured in multiple places in a mall in Australia, received multiple complaints to the Advertising Standards Bureau.
When Tom Ford launched his full color beauty collection in 2011, beauty editors and makeup artists around the world rejoiced. Many had already fallen for his collection of fragrances, which first launched in 2006 with the cult favorite Black Orchid, so his rich lipsticks and smoky shadows were welcomed into the beauty world with open arms. “A lot of people still don’t know who I am, and the product sells better with me in the ads.” In honor of his birthday, we are looking back at 13 of the best ads for his beauty and fragrance collections.
In honor of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s birthday, we decided a Chanel No.5 history lesson was in order. The fragrance was developed by perfumer Ernest Beaux developed the scent in 1921. During WWII, GIs flocked to the Chanel boutique on Rue Cambon to bring bottles home for their wives and in 1959, Chanel No.5 was honored at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City with a series of silkscreens produced by Andy Warhol.
Call me a cynic, but when Marc Jacobs invited Cher to be his date at the Met Gala, it seemed a bit suspicious. Because 69-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian is the new face of Marc Jacobs. The legend gives photographer David Sims a “come here — but not too close” mug for the ad, which appears for the first time in print in Women’s Wear Daily. Cher and Marc Jacobs holding hands on the red carpet at the Met Gala.