Bottega Veneta: my favourite campaigns

29/08/2011

via fashioned by love | Emma Maclaren photographed by Larry Sultan for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 campaign
I have a very special relationship with Bottega Veneta. It began in 2004 with a campaign featuring some incredibly beautiful bags and shoes. In just one word it gracefully whispered “luxury”. In a classy way, sotto vocce, as if caressing your ear with a velvety warm air.

via fashioned by love | Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2004 by Robin Broadbent
via fashioned by love | Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2004 by Robin Broadbent
The clothes themselves, however, weren’t really me (although I wouldn’t say no to some of them now!) and so I just continued dreaming of the woven bags and lady-like heels.

Inguna Butane photographed by Lord Snowdown for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2006 campaign
Inguna Butane photographed by Lord Snowdown for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2006 campaign
Things, however, changed in 2006, when Bianca Balti appeared on a runaway in a gorgeous chocolate brown leather jacket. A few dresses, skirts and shorts later I was deeply in love with Bottega.

via fashioned by love | Inguna Butane photographed by Tina Barney for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2007 campaign
In all honesty, the 2006-2009 collections are still my absolute favourite, which is definitely reflected in my choice of Bottega Veneta campaigns (plus the fact that I adore gorgeous Inguna Butane). I wish I could have the dresses from spring 2007, I want them so badly it almost hurts sometimes.

via fashioned by love | Alyona Asmatova & Thibaul Oberlin photographed by Sam Taylor for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2008
I am very lucky for having been given a chance to have a few Bottega Veneta pieces and I can’t be grateful enough for it. 

And now, as you might have guessed, it’s time for yet another Fashioned by Love fashion week.

Photo source: Emma Maclaren photographed by Larry Sultan for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2009 campaign, Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2004 by Robin Broadbent, Inguna Butane photographed by Lord Snowdown for Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, Inguna Butane photographed by Tina Barney for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2007 campaign, Alyona Asmatova & Thibaul Oberlin photographed by Sam Taylor for Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2008

12 comments:

  1. the first photo looks a lot like their NYC store, the dark rich velvet colors look amazing! never bought anything of BV but i love their shoes

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  2. I remember the Bottega Veneta Spring 2008 campaign, how I marked the pages in the Vogue magazines, I still admire those spreads from time to time. I'm going to enjoy every post of this fashion week, as this is a brand I love and I've been craving their bags (and lately much more of their collections) badly for so long. xoxo
    PS: I wouldn't have guessed that this was the fashion house you were talking about

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  3. What a beautiful post! That Bianca Balti photo is in my inspiration folder – I love it.

    Already looking forward to all your posts this week ;-)

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  4. Ohhh these are gorgeous! I especially like the grey coat though i fear it is slightly out of my sending range! My pockets are extremely shallow at the moment! xx

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  5. thank you for your comment darling!
    nice post!
    i follow you back!!
    zizi
    www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

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  6. I've up until now known them for their bags, but their dresses are absolutely beautiful.

    XoXo,
    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  7. Absolutely amazing!! Love all the pictures!!! The last dress is stunning!!

    Have a lovely week ! xoxoxo

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  8. oh wow this campaigns are really amazing dear, and you are so right this is luxury but with grace and style, i don´t like to obvious luxury, but on this i really can understand your love for bottega veneta;)
    and thank you so much for your lovely comment!
    love and kiss,mary

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  9. I agree, they are absolutely beautiful. That pink one is so fantastic! The work on the back is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing, I didn't know these beauties =)
    And thanks for passing by my blog! =)

    kisses, pi*
    http://theperfumerecipe.blogspot.com/

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  10. So beautiful, clothes for a princess, like you i would die for such a dress! x

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  11. Just beautiful! Loving your blog too so would happily follow eachother! Only thing is I can't find a way to follow!? Let me know how on my blog and I will be your newest follower :) xoxo

    http://beautyjusticehappiness.blogspot.com

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