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Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh sweet nectar of the Gods!

At the cusp of every new year, Pirelli Tyre Company busts out the most incredibly alluring and eye glistening calenders featuring fashion's top muses (and sometimes actresses) captured by insanely talented and sought after photographers in the fashionsphere. This year the calendar was placed in the hands of my frenemy Karl Lagerfeld and damn it, I have to admit that it was a great call by Pirelli!!! Lagerfeld decided to go with a more artistic Greek and Roman mythology theme, casting real life gods and godesses like Lakshmi Menon, Brad Kroenig, Daria Werbowy, Heidi Mount, Garrett Neff, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Anja Rubik and even actress turned fashion maven Julianne Moore, to name a few of the eye candy. 
I've always had a deep fascination with "backstage/behind the scenes/making of"of things, so when I came across this video of Karl's Pirelli shoot, I had to watch it and oh man am I glad I pushed everything aside (what term paper, business presentation, and research methods data analysis??)! It's a little bit lengthy (23 mins) but it's like the second coming of a Michelangelo masterpiece!! It's straight up MAGIC and definitely mythical in it's own right!!!
Last year Terri Richardson did his own Pirelli calendar in Brazil and it was murderously tantalizing & sinfull (huge surprise, eh!? haha). Even though Lagerfeld went with a very artistically beautiful approach, he still managed to infuse the calender with a tasteful steam of lust. Karl, you know how much I love to despise you but I bow down to you this time. But don't get too comfortable, I'd still put laxatives in your chai tea!!
Although the calendar is meant to be an exclusive gift to Pirelli associates, thank Zeus for the fashionnets! But an actual copy would be beyond stellar-- so Santa, I hope you're reading this!

What did you guys think?

images copyrighted by Pirelli
video by diezminutostv
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Hanny said...

I always love it when an artist brings back the Greek Myths with their own added inflection. Interesting choice to have a woman pose as Hermes too. Very good!

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bec said...

I love the Pirelli Calendar! :) It always so beautiful!

Thanks for your comments :)

Kara said...

I think I love you! Thanks so much for your comment!! This calendar looks excellent.


Setty Lepida said...

The post is tdf. As a Greek I can't be but proud of such work;
Not as much as some people who still worship the 12 Gods of Olympus in my country (can you believe it?), yet proud of the inspirational nerve their impersonations have touched.

On the other hand I can help it, I adore all of your posts.

Oh Mr. you make me blush... it means so much when such a sophisticated person as you are comments on my posts. I heart it!!!

keeping_it_fierce said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :D Magdalena's are definitely my fav shots in the calendar, she's fierceeeee ;)

Oh and I'm now an official follower :)


WhoopyBeatrizLourenco said...

thanks for youre comment! i agree with you!! :)

Mei said...

Wow! So beautiful... I don't know the right female model, but she has a flawless body!

Lee Oliveira said...

Lagerfeld collaboration in this calendar was just amazing.
The idea and the models he has chosen are just beautiful

Syrious said...

WOOOOOW that's a super nice pics!!
love them!!
i'm following you too my dear!!!
and thank you to comment my blog!!
and also for correct my grammatical mistakes!!! i am learning a lot with my fashion blog! and i hope that you (international people) can understand the whole post when i write in english! ;)
much love


Dimitri Zafiriou said...

So nude,so full of art,so sexy...

Lola Finn said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

Love that calendar! Karl Lagerfeld is so epic!

Love Lola

Marinka said...

This years calendar is so good..I love the inspiration and the pictures, they are very artistic and tasteful..I think it's my favorite so far ^^

Calliforniaction. said...

i love terry, but lagerfeld is a God

The Velvet Scientist said...

brilliant x

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely x hivennn.

Snow Black said...

Love it! Thanks for the video.

Ellen ♥ said...

Nice behind the scene video. :)

I like the concept of their calendar. :) Up for this :)


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