Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 Campaign
Why did the fashion films for Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection get my attention? To paraphrase one YouTube commenter: “So the hot guy modeling the clothes also sang the song used in the film?!” Yeah, that is exactly why. The “hot guy” in question is British singer/songwriter/guitarist Roo Panes who, with his chiseled features and tousled hair, is a natural for the new collection of tailored coats and accessories showcased in the moody black and white shorts. Here is one of the films, called Midnight Rain:

If the short clip of his song Indigo Home got you curious, you can listen to the entire song performed live by Panes as part of the Burberry Acoustic series:

Chanel’s Miroir Miroir
The other fashion film that stood out for me is a new one by Chanel, created to showcase their upcoming lipstick event. The title of the film explains what it is all about – mirrors are used to create a mask one the model and a central mirror is applied on her forehead as a kind of third eye.
The film is very quickly hypnotic and just looking at that third eye central mirror created a sensation in the center of my forehead similar to when your eyes are closed and someone holds a finger close to the area. Strange! In any case, it was fun to watch. Check it out below:

Dita Von Teese Make-Up Collection
For those of you inspired by burlesque star Dita Von Teese’s immaculate Old Hollywood glamour, here’s a look at her signature make-up collection, Classics, released in partnership with German cosmetic brand Art Deco.

Says Dita, on the official site for the collection, “The truth is that I’m quite an ordinary looking girl. When I was a little girl, I remember watching classic Hollywood films from the 40s and noticing that these glorious women were painted that way. Glamour is about creation, and any woman who desires it can learn to create it for herself as I have.”
We are most curious about the ceramic nail lacquer and the Art Couture eyeliner brush. Information on how you can buy these products can be found here
Sneak Peek
Here is a preview of some really cool make-up I got to try out last week. I can’t say what it is yet but I have been experimenting and thoroughly testing it all out. We’ll bring you more pictures and stories very soon. It’s good stuff so watch out for it!

Photos: Burberry, Dita Von Teese/Art Deco, Elvis D’Silva