Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Posted on July 31, 2012

What’s that you say, darlings? For your Pretty of the Day you want to look at gorgeous and feminine clothes, rich in color and texture, as well as some absolutely killer bags and shoes?

Done and done.

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 ad campaign featuring models Candice Swanepoel and Katryn Kruger shot by Craig McDean and styled by Alex White.


[Photo Credit: Craig McDean for oscardelarenta.com]

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  • Isana Leshchinskaya

     the clothes are superpretty but i can’t take my eyes off the jessica pare/romy schneider hybrid on the right. holy shite she is angelic!

  • kittenwithaquip

    Ooh! I love the bags and jewels! 

  • Lesbolicious!!

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       “Let us rub our breasts together, dahling.”

    • theblondette

       I was thinking these have a charmingly sapphic vibe. I could write fanfiction about them. The blonde is the experienced one, famous on the modelling circuit for her rapacious ladykilling ways. Her brunette friend is new to high-class modelling, having previously only done catalogue work, and is sweetly grateful for her new friend’s help adjusting to life in the fast lane. But what are all these feelings she keeps having? Could she be a…


      Available at your local Kindle device for surreptitious reading.

      • terpsichory

         I’d read it.

        • theblondette

           Hmm, high fashion lesbian erotica. There has to be a readership for that, right? Maybe I should write it and sell it to the TLo crew 😉

      •  I would read the shit outta that!

      • sockandaphone

        will be patiently waiting for this. Make it happen!

    • Sobaika

      It does look like that, doesn’t it? I wish Candice Swanepoel had given a facial expression or two, it looks like she keeps wanting to sniff her colleague’s ear.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Le sigh. Lovely. I was having such a blurgh day until now. The jewel prints, the jeweled clutch, those gowns! Exactly what I needed today.

  • lizajane1776

    I am kinda really loving the last shoes.

  • alyce1213

    The colors, the jewels, the bags, everything – love.

  • guest2visits

    Beautiful clothes. Beautiful models; but really – how many skinny models could you stand on a cracker; 5 or 6 ?  Why so crowded ?
    LOTS of pretty things. Especially the painted dresses in blue, and the pink dress with the ‘jewel’ belt, I think.

  • akprincess72

    I NEEEEEEDDDDD that teal dress on the far right of the first & third picture!  Though I also wouldn’t mind having the other dress in the third & the teal ball gown as well…

  • MilaXX

    Very pretty and feminine, with just a hint of a sapphic undertone.

    • understateddiva

       It’s true – these two are serving up some chemistry!  I’m not loving the clothes – they could easily go stuffy or twee with the wrong styling.

  • quiltrx

    Love it all, especially the fabrics and the color story!

  • Thank you for this delightful palate cleanser.  I needed this after Jessica Biel’s hair and all of the satin platform pumps.  

    • PinkLemon

       There is definitely something refreshing about an editorial done to meticulous perfection.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Is there a reason it was decided the blonde would never get to look into the camera?

    • out for a walk

      Probably a coincidence of which shots they liked best, but it’s more fun to think she’s cross-eyed.

    • Judy_S

       It reminds me of some 18th-19th c. paintings in which only one person looks at the viewer. John Hoppner’s portrait of the Frankland Sisters has this effect. Also jean baptiste claude richard two sisters. Or Vladimir Lukich Borovikovskii’s Gagarin sisters or his Lizanka and Dashenka. I guess I am being pedantic but I get that vibe from the pictures, esp. because of the blonde-brunette contrast, which I’ve seen in some portraits of this “sister” type.

      • Kayceed

        Oooh, I just love when a BK comes in with all kinds of schooling! Thank you!

        • Ksagun13

          Fashion AND art history!  Thanks!!  

  • If ONLY there were real customers that look like that and had that style!

    • formerlyAnon

       Ahh, but the real customers need your skills so much more! These gals could probably look chic in potato sacks they’d altered, poorly, themselves.

    • Hi Bert! Just want you to know I’m enjoying your PR blog. You seem to be getting a little more comfortable with each one.

      Does Lifetime give ground rules or try to censor those blogs? This week’s were particularly brutal. We were surprised Lifetime posted them.

      Keep up the good work.

  • I NEED that last shoe.  Is it too early to write a letter to Santa?  I’ve been awfully good.

  • carolie_king

    That’s how you do a blue dress, STELLA.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Exactly what I was thinking!

  • Aurumgirl

    Pavlovian and slightly out of place, but:  This, Stella, is how one makes a blue dress.

  • I love this – but was the blonde model instructed to look vaguely to the side the whole time, or what? Slightly distracting.

  • RedRaven617

    Love the blues for the fall. I’m not a fan of navy, but many are just gorgeous’. Will be a good year for those of us who blue eyes. But for the love God, please no blue eye shadow! See above for correct colors for this look. Really lovely.

  • I just pinned the shit out of this. Super pretty. Thanks, TLo!

  • Ann Harste

    I would love to see Miss Cathy in some of these dresses

    • alyce1213

      Oh yes, she’s been a bit monochrome lately. Any of these would be lovely on her.

  • Judy_J

    Oh, Oscar….your unfailing good taste and high style keeps my interest in fashion going strong.  Thank you.

  • call_me_schmeg

    “i will look into the camera and you will not.”
    “and for this one, i will look into the camera and you will not.”

    • alyce1213

      good one

  • ballerinawithagun

    Must have those shoes!


  • EEKstl

    MUST have those shoes and the black clutch with the green stones.  Also, loving that shades of blue tulle gown.  GORGE!

  • TheOriginalLulu


  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I think it is great that they used Siamese twins connected at the boobs.

    • Lindsay McCarthy

      I was thinking the same thing. Nice that Conjoined Twins can be fashionable, too!

  • kimmeister

    My favorite dresses are the navy one and the light blue sleeveless one.  Love the last clutch and the shoes.

  • tereliz

    It’s a thousand degrees here, yet I have an irresistible yen for that white cable-knit sweater that I’ll be able to wear twice this winter before it gets too hot again. 

  • formerlyAnon

    His clothes start with nice shapes and then they usually go sooo girly that I can’t ever love them.

    The layers-of-swirled-chiffon looking gowns in the next to last photo & one above it are very nice, as is the green stones-on black clutch in last photo & thumbnail.

  • PeaceBang

    The ladies are beautiful and I love the shoe in the last shot but the clothes leave me cold. I don’t hate them, I don’t love them, I don’t really like them. The proportions for the patterns are off, somehow, and just look splotched onto fabric. The accessories are likewise artlessly proportioned, except for the gorgeous robin’s egg blue ensemble (with perfect clutch and ring), and the purple strapless gown (with perfect clutch and ring and… okay earrings). I mean, nubby fisherman sweater with faux pink fur stole and fussy floral print with red accents AND huge, heavy black croc bag? 

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I like the clothes, but those models – the brunette is staring straight at the camera in nearly every shot, and she wants us to know how fierce she is.  Meanwhile, the blonde never looks at the camera, and has a range of facial expressions “from A to B”.  Boring.

  • SapphoPoet

    Love all the blues and greens. 

  • Think I love. A girl can dream…