07.24.12

July 2012: Behind the Scenes

We thought it was about time to show you what went on behind the scenes at our July 2012 photo shoot. Check out a few snapshots of models Caroline Ribeiro and Noah MIlls on set with photographer Andreas Sjödin and the Banana Republic team.



1. A quick touch up. 2. Caroline in a fitting with stylist Laura Ferrara 3. Working (it) on set. 4. Noah at fitting. 5. Overseeing selects. 6. Creative Director Simon Kneen (center) reviewing outfit selections for the shoot with the BR team. 7. Our tailor Hans making alterations. 8. Getting the right shot. 9. Photographer Andreas Sjödin. 10. Noah sharing a smile on set.

07.17.12

Summer Q&A with Noah Mills

While between shots on our July photo shoot, we cornered model Noah Mills to find out his essentials for summer. Check out the Q&A below.

Banana Republic: When you think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is?
Noah: A fresh water river.

BR: What are your three must haves for summer?
Noah: White tennis shoes. A good retro bathing suit. Good shades.

BR: What keeps you cool in the summer?
Noah: Hopefully, a warm east coast summer breeze.

BR: Our July campaign is all about Desk to Dinner, what’s your favorite spot for dinner?
Noah: Cafe Jolina in Venice Beach.

BR: Your personal style: dressed up or dressed down?
Noah: Dressed down.

BR: Knife, spoon or fork?
Noah: Spork.

07.12.12

Summer Q&A with Caroline Ribeiro

We booked some time with model Caroline Ribeiro during our July photo shoot to find out her favorite must haves for summer. Check out the Q&A below. 

Banana Republic: When you think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is?

Caroline: Color.

BR: What are your three must haves for summer?
Caroline: A bikini. A pretty dress. Sandals.

BR: What keeps you cool in the summer?
Caroline: The weather. It gives me good energy.

BR: Our July campaign is all about Desk to Dinner, what’s your favorite spot for dinner?
Caroline: DO Hwa in New York

BR: Your personal style: dressed up or dressed down?
Caroline: Dressed down.

BR: Knife, spoon or fork?
Caroline: Knife.

06.05.12

Wild About Blue

Our new men’s fragrance Wildblue is seriously cool (and hot) for summer. To celebrate the launch of the refreshing marine–inspired scent, Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen and perfumer Jean Claude Delville of Drom co-hosted a fabulous launch party at The Standard East Village in NYC. 

To find out more about Wildblue, we chatted up merchandise manager JoEllen D. Check out the Q+A below along with photos from the event.

BR: How would you describe the scent of Wildblue?
JoEllen: Wildblue is fresh and spicy, with hints of marine notes.

Banana Republic: What is the inspiration for the scent? Main notes?
JoEllen: We worked with Jean-Claude Delville of Drom fragrances to develop Wildblue.  (He also created our iconic Classic scent.) In creating Wildblue, Jean-Claude was inspired by spending time under the bountiful skies near the Sea of Cortez, which he describes as “an unexpected moment of beauty and escape.”  The fragrance itself evokes Jean-Claude’s inspiration, including a blend of fresh desert air accord, rich sage, driftwood and masculine dewy-green vetiver.

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05.03.12

Behind the Scenes: Summer Hours. Summer 2012

Summer is on the horizon and with our new collection about to launch we thought it was a great time to share some behind-the-scenes shots of our new campaign. Take a sneak peek at some of our hot new looks with models Coco Rocha and David Gandy, on set with photographer Carter Smith.