2 posts tagged "Ana Beatriz Barros"
The short film that Hollywood special effects expert James Lima shot for Loewe’s Amazona bag, which turned 35 years old in 2010, begins like any other advertisement for a highly prized luxury good: with a gorgeous girl, in this case Ana Beatriz Barros, caressing its supple leather and clutching it to her like a lover. But Blow Up is different. “James and I talked about deconstructing the Amazona, taking it apart piece by piece, and showing the 12 hours of work [that goes into the making of it], but in reverse and in a bold, provocative way,” Loewe’s Stuart Vevers told Style.com. “That’s where the idea of exploding bags came from.” Lima has plenty of experience blowing things up, having worked as a concept artist on Avatar, Spider-Man, and Starship Troopers, and he put it to good use in this video, which was styled by Katie Grand, and which Style.com is premiering exclusively. Spoiler alert: “For one shot I wanted the bag to levitate and then tumble—you have to place the explosives asymmetrically inside it to achieve that,” Lima explained. “Another explodes into little stars, because we used the same technology that made the Death Star explode in Star Wars. Then I wanted the ‘Brain Fire’ effect used in Backdraft, so that the bag doesn’t explode but emits a plume of fire, like dragon’s breath.” Watch the clip to see it all in action.
Coming soon: the Rachel Zoe Collection. What to expect: “faux furs and incredible leather jackets and great trousers.” What else to expect: prominent placement on her reality show. [WWD]
Also coming soon: DvF Collection, von Furstenberg’s entrée to the home goods market. Bedding, bath, and tableware hit stores this January. Well, if the woman is going to throw a dinner practically every night at her Meatpacking District studio, makes sense she’d eventually make some plates to put it on. [WWD]
Noémie Lenoir is back to work, says fellow model Ana Beatriz Barros, following last month’s reported suicide attempt. [Fashionologie]
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell on fellow Lolla performer Lady Gaga: “I actually said, ‘Who’s the chick with all the clothes, because this is my festival and she’s got [a lot of clothes racks]. We’ve got one rack.’ ” [Jezebel]
Thirty-six soccer fans were ejected from Holland’s World Cup game yesterday for allegedly wearing coordinating orange minidresses to promote an unlicensed brand of beer. A representative from the Dutch brewery denied its involvement, but did comment, “It’s a nice dress. Very fashionable.” [Guardian via Racked]