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Adam Driver’s Vogue Editorial and Gap Campaign

15 Aug

It’s been a good year for Adam Driver; he’s received an Emmy nomination for Girls, appeared in the critically acclaimed Frances Ha and Lincoln and he gets to play Connie Britton’s boyfriend in the forthcoming This is Where I Leave You. He’s also gracing the pages of the highly anticipated Vogue September issue in an Irish poet inspired shoot, appearing alongside model Daria Werbowy. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz in the Irish hills of Killarney and styled by Grace Coddington; this is an editorial that highlights the new season in a dramatic and fanciful manner.

Adam Driver and Daria VogueAfter two seasons of Girls seeing Driver shirtless is the standard (he does it so well) and while half of this editorial has this rugged half dressed approach (including one shot of him holding a sheep over his shoulders) he also gets to smolder while riding a donkey (fully clothed) and hang out in a tree.

Adam Driver tree VogueWhile the season 2 finale reuniting Adam and Hannah seems like a misstep towards a romcom saving narrative, the journey of Adam has been one of the most compelling on Girls so far. He was such an easy character to dislike when the show first started and since then my opinion has changed countless times. One thing that is clear (particularly when you factor in his Frances Ha role) is that he has a charming quality and a face that is incredibly beguiling.

It’s not surprising then that he has been snapped up for another modelling gig, this time for Gap’s Back to Blue denim celebrating campaign.

Adam Driver GapThis will also be the first time since 2009 that Gap is producing TV ads as part of their overall strategy and I kind of hope there will be dancing. Lots of dancing.

Images from Vogue courtesy of the digital iPad issue

Music Monday: Dancing Down the Street to David Bowie

22 Jul

This is primarily a TV website, but that doesn’t mean that movies, books and music are off limits. As it’s the start of the week and the weather is hot and the news is focused on the imminent arrival of a baby (and treating it like no other babies have ever been born) I’ve chosen the song that has should hopefully clear out those start of the week blues.

I finally saw Frances Ha last week and it’s probably the best film I have seen this year, a year that has featured many “that was ok” and shoulder shrug responses upon leaving a cinema screen. It’s not been a truly terrible year for film; it hasn’t been all that memorable either. My one concern before seeing Frances Ha was that my expectations might be too high; I really like Greta Gerwig and I’d heard a lot of positive comments about the film and its portrayal of a woman who is drifting while her best friend is getting her life together. My fears were unwarranted and I don’t think I’ve seen a film deal with a female character like this, without making her ultimate goal to find love in the big city and it is so refreshing. Frances is not perfect and her choices aren’t either, but that’s ok as we all stumble (and like Frances this happens both physically and metaphorically).

What she does do and it’s one thing that I want to do since I’ve had the song on repeat is dance down the street to David Bowie’s “Modern Love” (for some reason the soundtrack incorrectly lists it as “Young Americans”) and while it’s probably too hot to do so, it might make you want to do the same. And yes falling over will likely happen.

This David Bowie video will also help with a style solution if you ever wanted to wear a bow tie, but didn’t know how to do it up.

Frances Ha gif courtesy of Tumblr

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