Category Archives: Behind the Lens

Hermès F/W 09 Campaign

I always enjoy seeing photos of Hermès campaign. Among all the stunning shots from Eric Valli for this Fall/Winter, these three are my favorites. Really love that scarf igloo, simply striking!

Picture Credit: Eric Valli for Hermès

The September Issue

Anyone who loves fashion would probably be interested in seeing this movie. The September Issue is actually a documentary detailing American Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s preparations for fall 2007 issue. It is a movie attempts to humanize Anna Wintour, who is rumored to be “The Devil Wears Prada”. But the real star of the movie is not Wintour. It’s the American Vogue’s legendary creative director, Grace Coddington. A former model-turned-stylist who joined Vogue at the same time with Wintour. Coddington’s story is far more interesting than the Wintour one, her genius and eye for creative art are as impressive as her down-to-earth personality.

All in all, the September Issue did give some insight into the fashion world, but everybody knows how superficial and unreal this world is. ;-) However, I still enjoyed watching this movie. All the eye candies, the fast-paced shots, the fresh soundtracks and the love-hate professional relationship of two women are juicy enough.

Coco avant Chanel

I actually wanted to watch this movie with a girl friend, because I thought it is some kind of women’s film no men would be interested. ;) Unfortunately we couldn’t coordinate a night out. So my hubby surprised me yesterday with two movie tickets.
Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux and directed by Anne Fontaine, Coco Before Chanel is a biographical tale of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel before she founded the fashion empire and became a style icon. Unlike these Hollywood blockbusters, Coco Before Chanel is a breath of fresh air, a beautifully made decent film with a soaring performance from Audrey Tautou. It’s not a movie about the glamorous fashion world, but what a person Coco was and how radical and wild she was. Her controversial personality is the key to understand why she made the evolutionary impact on women’s fashion later.

Coco awant Chanel was a feast for the eyes and definitive not a movie just for women, although 95% of the audience were women, lol. :)