A little bottle porn from Dior, for Miss Dior Le Parfum.
Actor Robert Pattinson and model Camille Rowe hang out, kiss, swim, and drive on the beach for Dior Homme. This is the Uncensored Official Director’s Cut (almost 2 minutes long); the shorter censored version (about 1 minute) leaves out the smoking and some other stuff, but is not particularly more tame otherwise.
Below the jump, le making of. If that’s not enough, or if you’d just like to see Mr. Pattinson with a beard, you can check out this interview in which he talks about working with director Romain Gavras.
Having appropriated most American technologies, cultural tics and lifestyle choices, Canadians feel we know a lot about our neighbors (neighbours!1) to the south and we tend to be quite sensitive about a perceived lack of knowledge on the other end. Canadian comedian Rick Mercer, a national hero of sorts, came to prominence with a series of television clips called Talking to Americans, where he poked gentle fun at this relationship by interviewing ordinary Americans on the street — in addition to people like George W. Bush2, David Hasselhoff and a Harvard Professor of International Relations — and getting them to do silly things on camera: to congratulate Canucks on converting to a 24-hour clock (from a 20-hour one)3, to sign a petition trying to stop the planned polar bear slaughters in Toronto, or to sing along with a completely fabricated Canadian national anthem. Once, I had an encounter in Buffalo, NY that felt like a Mercer moment: I struck up a conversation with the gentleman beside me at the mall, who turned out to believe that Canadians did not experience summer. “But I live an hour or so away from here,” I kept explaining to him. “We have summer! We have the same climate as you do!” I could not convince him.
If you live in the southern U.S. — let alone in Australia, Southeast Asia or the Middle East— then you may not believe that people in Buffalo experience summer weather either. In truth, neither Buffalo nor Toronto (where I live, unmolested by polar bears) suffers from frequent Louisiana-level humidity or the week-long 100°F heat waves of Houston. Although I love classic citrus colognes and refreshing splashes, my perfume collection gravitates towards scents with enough heft to stand up to cooler temperatures. Still, we get our share of urban jungle here, normally from June until September, and though I’ve never done a Top 10 Summer Fragrances post before, I’ve written previously about my preferred remedies for when the heat is on (here and here). Below are ten more of my favorites for the swelter season; please comment with your own…
A short commercial for Dior Homme Cologne, 2013 version. Includes some random footage that looks like it might be leftover from the filming of the Jude Law Dior Homme Sport commercial (2012), but no Jude Law, although he does appear in the print ad (below the jump). Maybe there is another video to come?