FashionBytes: Madge’s fashion film + Japan love

This week officially saw Madonna‘s first foray into the world of fashion film directing…and it is actually pretty hot. Turns out that Madge rocked up onto the set of the Miu Miu Fall Winter 2010-11 campaign to meet Mert and Marcus for a bite to eat, instead she got distracted and ended up directing the campaign film herself. If ain’t broke …

If you were reading Popbytes or mediacation earlier this week, you would have spotted Brit Brit on the multiple covers of POP magazine, shot by Ted Cole and style directed by one of the most thought-provoking-Japanese artists of today – Takashi Murakami. The Manga Bride vibe has received some mixed opinions and criticism for somewhat ‘celebrating’ a Japanese political issue over the depiction of underage characters. What do you think? Britney looks HOT and it is great to FINALLY see her doing something other than Cosmo or ELLE.

On the subject of covers and Japan for that matter, the final images of Gaga as a boy, a.k.a. Jo Calderone for Vogue Hommes Japan shot by Nick Knight and styled by the one and only Nicola Formichetti also hit the internet this week.

Without a doubt THE coolest shoot of the month. Although coming close might be this month’s V Magazine shoot from the New York issue called ‘Uptown and Down’ by Mario Testino featuring Carmen Kass, Freja Beha Erichsen, Anna Selezneva and Sasha Pivovarova. Très sexy, n’est pas?

Oh and if you are in New York for fashion week, you won’t want to miss the reopening of Chanel‘s the Spring St. store. Uncle Karl has enlisted the help of his favourite boy-muse Baptiste Giabiconi and (once upon a time plus-sized model) Crystal Renn for the uber sexy ad.

On a random note, it looks like the latest accessory for fashion shoots is a red apple. Can you say homage to Twilight much? Check out the campaigns for Moscow retail store TSUM with Cindy Crawford by Mert and Marcus and the latest Jesus Luz ad for Chenson with Alessandra Ambrosio … tasty!

Nik Thakkar