Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekend Video

In case you’ve been wondering what Sofia Coppola has been up to since she decamped to Paris, here’s one of her minor projects – a sweet and catchy commercial released in France last month for Miss Dior Chérie perfume.

The ad stars 21-year-old Maryna Linchuk and features Brigitte Bardot singing “Moi Je Joue”, the kind of novelty song that still gets on the charts in Europe but somehow never seems to make it stateside where whimsy is just not a quality in great demand.

Speaking of whimsy, Tom Adler sent me the Tim Walker picture below after seeing my post on Narelle Autio. And while I'm sure Narelle was completely unaware of the image (and her picture is of a found rather than created still-life) it's an interesting echo. As is the very Walkeresque image all the way below from the Miss Dior Cherie website. Could Walker be the #1 visual influencer of our time?


Alison Perrie said...

Comme une petite brise; lumiere et douce!

Anonymous said...

I believe Tim Walker did shoot the print ad for Cherie and Sofia Coppola did the tv spot.
Tim Walker does creative work with a sense of humour so often missing in fashion. I also hear from good sources that he is a lovely person.

Anonymous said...

That's like a bad version of Flight of the Conchord's Foux de Fa Fa:

Anonymous said...

When it comes to Tim Walker you have to give huge credit to Shona Heath's amazing talent too- they make their best work together. Images that we perceive as typically Walker result 9 times out of 10 out of close collaboration between the two.