Monday, June 13, 2011

Two new Brit girls for Burberry

Actress Felicity Jones and newcomer Molly Smith take a starring role in the Burberry autumn/winter 2011 campaign.
Burberry autumn/winter 2011 campaign, starring Felicity Jones (far right) and Molly Smith (far left) Photo: BURBERRY/ MARIO TESTINO
Emerging actress Felicity Jones, best known for her roles in BBC Radio 4 soap operaThe Archers , Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's film Cemetery Junction and the title role in Chalet Girl , has been unveiled as the new face of British fashion label Burberry.
View the Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2011 collectionBirmingham-born Jones, 27, was chosen, alongside a cast of British actors, models and musicians, by Burberry's chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey because of her retro allure.
''I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather", Bailey said.
Jones is joined in the advertising campaign by 16-year-old Molly Smith from Derbyshire. Spotted by Next Model Management while shopping in Covent Garden two years ago, the college student said the shoot with Mario Testino was: "Very relaxed and exciting at the same time - it was the best day of my life so far! My Mum and Dad are so proud."
Also starring in the new adverts, which were shot by Mario Testino, are 18-year-old Cara Delevingne; London-born model Jourdan Dunn, who is a regular on the Burberry catwalks; Edie Campbell and Amber Anderson.