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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dior's Secret Garden

How are you guys today? Would you like to go to France? You would! Ok. How about a visit to the Palace of Versailles? Yeah? You want to go? Well, I've got bad news and good news. Let's start with the bad. I don't have the money to take all of y'all (lol) so the next best thing is to do an el cheapo mental trip through Dior's eyes. Hey! It's better than nothing.

Let me get to the point! Have you guys seen the Secret Garden video for Dior? It is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! It was filmed in Versailles by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and features models Daria Strokous, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju. They must've had a blast making this. They are running through the halls in their underwear, wearing Fall 2012 haute couture Dior fashion, applying expensive lipstick, and men peep out from behind statues (ok one man! i think they should've had a couple of hotties! just sayin'). Now THAT is the life! Music is by Depeche Mode. Does anybody remember them? If so, I won't feel so bad. HaHa The song is a classic! It's entitled, "Enjoy the Silence". Oh just see and hear for yourself. Here are a few pics, but the video is a must see. EXQUISITE and ENJOY!!! I wonder if the pink clouds at the end means this is a dream. Symbolism you think!?! Has anyone seen the Palace of Versailles in person, if so please share your experience in my comments section. Gracias! I mean Merci Beaucoup! :)



The Dainty Dolls House said...

Am in love with this video..I will get to Versailles one day soon, I will!! I've been obsessed with this place for so long, I must get there, haha! I'll try not to hide when the lights go out and take it for my new home either ;) And I love Depeche Mode ;) I think we should go and remake this video, what do you say!?! hahah!! Have a great day doll!

Cara said...

Having been to Versailles, this video really captures its timeless beauty and extravagance. Love all of the colorful pieces, bold jewelry and winged eye make-up. Loved their use of Depeche Mode too! Have a great one Kim :D

Megan said...

What a whimsical place! Great photos, love all the color.

Nelah said...

What a terrific combo Kim - Versailles and Dior. They really know how to create an advertising that capture women's hearts and want us to purchase, dont they? I would love to visit the magnificent Versailles Palace one day..let's dream together Kim.

Grace said...

Wow. This is stunning! What a great post! I've never been to Versailles, but this ad is fabulous.

A Southern Drawl

Marianne M. said...

I am also in love with this video, i was fortunate enough to visit the Versailles and i loved. Such a majestic place you feel like a real royal there.
missed you Kim

Sarah Stright said...

I am absolutely swooning over it all. So gorgeous. I feel like I should probably live there.

Diva In Me said...

Wow! I like those bags they're carrying. Watching the video reminded me of the times when I was at Versailles. It is a beautiful and breath taking sight. Just standing there and looking out at the garden from the room full of mirror, it makes me think of the kings, queens and princesses that previously lived in this mansion. They lived such a rich life and I wonder how they felt back then. Makes me wonder.. =)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh. My. God.

Dior needs to make fashion music videos for EVERY SINGLE 80s SONG EVER!!! Can you imagine?! I would watch them all!! Let's do some Pet Shop Boys next! Or Bangles! The possibilities are endless.

Love this video. So, so much.

PAPS said...

I have been to Versailles twice before and it is really nostalgic watching that video. Love the Dior collection.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wow such beautiful photos <3 Lovely fashion AD, I've never beenn to Versailles but wow it looks so unbelievably beautiful!

The Urban Umbrella


MosaMuse said...

you always find such amazing photos!!
love it!
and thanks for stopping by my new site :)


amy b.s. said...

how amazing! although, do you find that recent dior commercial with charlize theron a little odd?

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Oh I definitely love the drama of black and white. And so cool how they laid out the flowers for the CD initials.

Next time I'm expecting you to actually take me to Versailles, OK? ;)

habbott2 said...

Dior ads are definitely my favorite- they are always so classy and elegant! These are no exception and the background is gorgeous!


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful photos! I love this spread and those purple nails are gorgeous not to mention the palace!

xo Mary Jo

Jessica said...

omg imagine getting married there with all those chandeliers uh!!! super gorgeous i love black n white photos it really lets u see ppls true beauty in my opinion.
thanks for you comments sweetie!!!! your thee bestest

miss b said...

I have been fortunate enough to visit Versailles and it is truly breathtaking - I especially loved the Hall of Mirrors. Great selection of gorgeous photos and video!


Marion said...

Love Dior and this campaign is kinda brilliant. Love the colors, lighting, and the whole motif. And I agree...the models look like they are having a blast!
XO - Marion

Jacqueline said...

I saw this last week and it is absolutely lovely, like all Dior films! If you ever have a chance to stop by a Dior store check out the jewelry displays they are incredible!



Elle Sees said...

I'm totally in love with this. Can I move in???

Mrs C ♥ said...

I've been there & while this video is beautiful it does not do the Palace justice! It was one of my fave places in France. This really took me right back there.

And remember Depeche Mode?!?! OF COURSE!! I love them! Enjoy the Silence is one of my fave songs of theirs along with 'Just Can't Get Enough'

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Sigh - I've always wanted to go to Versailles!

Jo said...

I went to Versailles last December with hubby during our honeymoon. The palace is so beautiful but I'm bumped about the garden. Everything is covered up during winter and so we did not get to witness the beauty of it.

I'm quite awed at the CD logo in the garden.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oh my - so decadent and gorgeous!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Gorgeous video, it couldn't be more perfect. I swoon a little bit every time I see the Palace of Versailles.

Jax said...

Do I want to go to France??? Oui, Oui!!! hahaha

This is the next best thing ;) What awesome pictures!!!

A Heel in Mint said...

Gorgeous place, clothes and makeup. Beautifully made video and I love Depeche Mode. I love the 80s. :)

Heel in Mint

Life's a shoe said...

this is such a beautiful ad

ShinyPrettyThings said...

wow these photos are gorgeous!!! i love dior's ads. now if i can just afford it LOL

songbird said...

this is beauty and inspiration overload!

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

hey, you! yes, i would love to go! don't worry if you didn't take us... haha, because these pics totally did justice for me (for now, anyways.) stunning, and i always love dior campaigns!

hope you have a lovely day. :)


Mica said...

Great video! I'd love to see the palace one day in person!

Really love how well the video is edited to the music, perfect :)


Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

You've just reminded me that I've GOT to visit the Versailles. I've been to Paris numerous times but I've yet to make it there.

Stacey said...

I wish I could go on set when this was filmed, it's just breathtaking! I need to go to Versailles!

oomph. said...

k, i don't have speakers at work, but i LOVE depeche mode! i can just hear the song in my head! this is gorgeous!!!


L e n a said...

ah this is too gorgeous!
i love Dior!!

the blonde girl reminds me of the young Uma Thurman. :)

Fashionista622 said...

Thanks Kim! This post was so close to my heart. When Dior published this video I was in total awe. I think I have watched this a dozen times & can't get enough.

Très Chic, Magnifique!



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