Increasingly, all eyes are on China, a big future of the luxury market. Lensed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Chinese beauty Ming Xi delivers an explosive and sensual editorial for Numéro China, November 2010. Styled by Samuel Francois, Ming Xi delivers a high-voltage fashion message Shanghai style. via FGR
The Dutch clothing company Suit Supply came up with a Modern values ad campaign, one that helps readers understand the difference between Modern values and Smart Sensuality|Cultural Creatives ones.
We just posted images of Smart Sensuality -- the fashion and style wing of Cultural Creatives -- brand The Lake & Stars Lingerie | Lingerie Collection Spring 2011 | Calling All Muses.
Now you're seeing Modern values in action. While Smart Sensuality values are gaining rapidly, Modern values remain the strongest segment in America -- in total.
Americans are now 35% CC, but the 35% is 65% female. Not all CCs love style and fashion. You do the math. For a guy's brand, this imagery remains in the majority, values-wise. Images via Jezebel
Note: nudity | A new evangelical movement for muse power just got a significant boost from boutique lingerie brand The Lake & Stars. The departure editorial lensed by Tom Hines is very much in sync with an emerging theme of Smart Sensuality female-centric values and a rejection of Modern, purely materialistic ones.
The book comes at a unique moment of convergence where religion is entering into our discussions about how to market sensuality.
The Lake & Stars brand reminds us:
Godly Visions of Sensual Lingerie
Anne has just finished reading "America's Four Gods" and is surprised to learn that significant numbers of Americans don't believe that God is necessarily masculine. The most patriarchal of the four segments, those who embrace an Authoritative, highly-involved, judgmental god, of course see him as male. (Note: about 34 percent of women, versus 30 percent of American men see God as an Authoritative figure.)
In total, just under half (47 percent) of Americans believe that God is a "he". A third (33 percent) are undecided about God's gender, and a fifth (20 percent) believe that God is sexless. Over half of Americans (who are believers) refer to God as a "cosmic force" and tend to dismiss the idea that God has any physical appearance.
Note: nudity| Irina Lazareanu and Anouck Lepere are modern, vintage pinups for the third issue of Scandinavian label Rika's magazine. Lensed by Marc Hom, Irina and Anouck rock on in styling by fashion editor Emelie Johansson. via FGR
Stylist-turned-designer Ulrika Lundgren is a model herself and started her Rika label in 2005 as a “bit rock’n'roll mixed with romantic vintage and the clean Scandinavian aesthetic the designer grew up with.”
Photographer Jermaine Francis lenses an independent-attitude intimate series of portraits featuring Daisy Lowe for the most recent issue of Crash. Styled by Olly Paton.