So I learned two things that I didn’t know before. Who the model is and a new line of eyewear. What’s does this have to do with cigars? Everything to the man or woman who smokes them.
Cybill Shepherd, that’s who I thought of right away when I saw the model on page 63 of the Holiday edition of W Magazine 2017 who is also the face of the eyewear. Her striking resemblance was indeed accentuated by the frames.
Yes, I noticed the frames (Fashion Marketing 101). But what really drew me to the ad were the prominent lines of the model’s lips, particularly her soft, but defined “cupid’s bow,” and the right side at the top of the filigreed temple. And then I began to take in the entire photograph.*
Look how she has placed her hand on her neck as if her persona has a slight edge. Her eyes are dreamily concentrating not at all on the photographer but expressively on me. I am indeed paying as close attention to her as she is to me.
At the top by her little finger and with only a slight tilt of my eyes downward, I can see her pierced ear. There is no adornment. In this case, wearing an earring would have been a distraction. Instead, my eyes are drawn to her swept-back, blonde locks, slightly out of focus. The length of her hair would be a guess. It could be tied into a loose ponytail or combed back, coiffed in a short style that erotically engages me.
Her chin is slightly dimpled allowing my eyes to pan her lovely, smooth and dare I say perfectly smooth skin. The stark contrast between the frame is striking and no doubt the intention of the shot.
Her dreamy-eyed stare arrests my attention to the point of murmuring to myself,” I’ll be there my love, please understand it takes me a moment to reach you.”
The face is that of “Amber Valletta . . . a fashion icon, actress, and humanitarian. As a supermodel, she graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and been featured in major advertising campaigns.
In addition to her fashion career, Amber is an accomplished actress. She has been seen on the hit TV show Revenge, and has co-starred in films such as What Lies Beneath, Hitch, Spy Next Door and Transporter 2.
Amber is known for her humanitarian and environmental efforts and remains invested in contributing her time and energy to the causes she cares about.”
The frame is the Oliver Peoples OP 505. “Oliver Peoples is an American luxury eyewear brand established in 1987 and owned by Luxottica. The brand is sold in Oliver Peoples boutiques, online, and at fashion boutiques and department stores throughout the world.
Oliver Peoples Eyewear is designed on LA’s Sunset Boulevard and handcrafted in Italy and Japan.” (Wiki)
I’m always looking for something different to satisfy my palate. How about you?