That's right, an Embassy that has its own calendar - and a good one to boot. This year fashion photographer Piotr Stoklosa shoots his third calendar for the Polish Embassy in Paris. For the 2014 Calendar Piotr joined forces with stylist and editor-in-chief of Polish magazine VIVA! Moda, Agnieszka Scibior, for the fashion centric calendar.
above: model Patrycja Gardygajlo
Stunning beauty, Polish model Patrycja Gardygajlo is featured and wears avante-garde fashions designed by Dawid Woliński, Magdalena Frąckowiak, Maciej Zień, Tomaotomo, UEG, Monika Błażusiak, Gosia Baczyńska, Krzysztof Stróżyna, Serafin Andrzejak, Katarzyna Konieczka, Lidia Kalita, Mariusz Przybylski, La Mania, Pajonk. Accessories by Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Fendi and Manolo Blahnik.
The background sets, created inside the embassy, were designed by Anna Szczęsna and Ula Wasielewska of WITALIS.
above: The images were photographed inside the Embassy
The video of the shoot below was shot by Michal Grzywacz. Skin care by Dr. Irina Eris also appears in the video, as she is one of the sponsors.
The 2014 Calendar For The Polish Embassy of Paris /Calendrier de l’Ambassade de Pologne à Paris 2014. (The images between the calendar pages are screen grabs I took from the video):
Piotr Stokłosa - photography
Agnieszka Ścibior - stylist
Daria Ślusarczyk (Dariia Day) - make-upe / B Agency
Magdalena Tucholska - hair
Anna Szczęsna et Ula Wasielewska - set design / Witalis
Patrycja Gardygajło - model / D’vision
Michał Grzywacz - director
Karolina Limbach - assistant stylist
Magdalena Plowucha, Magdalena Ławniczak, Vincent Kronental - assistant photographers
Mateusz Niechoda - photo retouching
You can view the images for the 2013 Calendar, which was shot in black and white, here and the images for the 2012 Calendar can be viewed here
Buy a BMW i8 and you not only get a sleek, sexy, plug-in hybrid with gullwing doors, but also a trunk full of luxurious luggage. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with the automaker to create a tailor-made set of luggage for the new revolutionary vehicle.
above: The revolutionary BMW i8 plug-in hybrid features gullwing doors
The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8.
“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment to constant further development,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar belief in innovation, aesthetics and lightweight design in creating an exclusive luggage collection tailored perfectly to the new BMW i8.”
The understated carbon-black of this luggage range matches the colours of the BMW i8. Its sophisticated look comes courtesy of the unmistakable checkered Damier pattern – a Louis Vuitton hallmark – and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made from dyed natural leather, a sign of Louis Vuitton quality. All items in the collection come with leather name tags and the iconic Louis Vuitton padlock with the exception of the garment bag.
Patrick-Louis Vuitton, Head of Special Orders at Louis Vuitton and great grandson of the House’s founder, says, “This collaboration with BMW epitomises our shared values of creativity, technological innovation and style. Our craftsmen at Louis Vuitton have enjoyed the challenge of this very special project, using their ingenuity and attention to detail to create a truly made to measure set of luxury luggage. This is a pure expression of the art of travel.”
Inspired by the visionary design of the BMW i8, the bags and cases – like the sports car’s innovative passenger cell – are made entirely from carbon fibre. This particularly lightweight yet extremely sturdy high-tech material has been used by Louis Vuitton to create a special textile. It provides great robustness and strength, and as such is made for the rigours of travel – no matter how long and arduous the drive.
The exclusive luggage pieces created by Louis Vuitton fit snugly into the BMW i8. The Weekender GM i8, with both hand and shoulder carry straps, is custom-designed to go into the boot (trunk), while the Garment Bag i8is a perfect fit for the rear shelf of the BMW i8. The sturdy hardshell Business Case i8 which is also ideal for carrying laptops, matches the shape of the rear seats; while the small Weekender PM i8 is designed to rest on its surface.
The Louis Vuitton luggage series will be available upon request in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide (Munich, Milan, London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles) starting April 1st 2014.
About the BMW i8:
The BMW i8 is the most progressive sports car and is the BMW Group’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle and the second model from the BMW i brand. It is a 2+2-seater boasting visionary design and intelligent lightweight engineering. As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i8 unites the advantages of innovative electric drive and the latest combustion-engine technology. The upshot is an extraordinary driving experience that delivers the dynamics of a sports car (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) along with fuel economy and emissions figures of a small city car (2,1 l/100km / 49 g CO2/km). This means not just purely electric emission-free driving around town but also sporty performance on inter-urban routes. The athletic personality of this revolutionary sports car is patently manifest in its design: classical sports car proportions, spectacular gullwing doors, clean, minimalist lines and a low-slung silhouette all imbue it with its powerful, dynamic shape. The sporty character of the BMW i8 exterior makes a seamless transition into the interior’s future-focused design.
all information and images courtesy of the BMW press group
Wearing the latest fashions and accessories, and pretty much the same pouty expression in all the photos, Miley Cyrus is the star of Marc Jocob's latest ad campaign for his SS14 Ready Ready to Wear Collection.
My Moody Miley Montage:
The 8 print ads, beautifully shot by photographer David Sims, also include models Natalie Westling and Esmerelda Seay Reynolds, are styled by Katie Grand and take place on a dark and stormy faux sand dune (set design by Stefan Beckman*).
Miley, who I think is stunning, has kept her tongue in her mouth for these photos, but looks as though she lacks a little range and could use some Metamucil.
*set designer Stefan Beckman also created the dark moody images for the Alexander McQueen ad campaign starring Kate Moss.
Shop the Marc Jacobs SS14 collection here
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