12 Jun 2013

Mario Testino… His ‘Mate’… All About Colour

Mario Testino for British Vogue

Photographer Mario Testino always manages to draw my attention.

His portraits and his fashion shoots are inspiring…

Bold, colourful and intimate… he manages to capture perfectly his muses.

Thinking British… I have always loved ‘that’ portrait of Princess Diana…

And Kate Moss… so many of her famous poses were taken by Testino.


In honour of his native Peru he has launched a collaboration with Mate, a charity initiative…

Mate was established by Testino to promote the arts in his beloved birthplace.

I am loving the vibrance, the exuberance of these pieces.

I can see the necklaces in summer on a simple caftan…

Or the dingle dangles brightening up the all black.


I thought you might like to see…

Mario Testino

crystal and pom pom earrings   pom pom necklace   vickibeamon crystal and pom pom earrings   liwi satin clutch   crystal and pom pom necklace   walltas tote

Mario Testino for Mate… exclusively at Net A Porter

Kate Moss by Mario Testino




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Anita Rivera

Bonjour Vicki!

If there’s ever a time to celebrate all the color and zest of these styles, it’s NOW, as the heat rises! Thank you for the constant inspiration my dear. Anita


I absolutely love Mario Testino too, his work is incredible….those photos of Princess Diana were so beautiful, he completely captured something about her, she looked radiant. And yes, he captures something about Kate Moss too, you can always tell when he’s her photographer….her wedding photos by him were stunning, lucky girl!!

I love the colours of all the items above, particularly the necklace & the clutch.


Agreed Mario’s work is amazing. I did not know about Mate and love the jewelry you have shown. Have you ever been to Peru? It is incredible especially the people and their craftsmanship. I love this post.


No I haven’t… I would love to… South America is quite unknown to me… and that is something I would love to remedy… :)

Karen Albert

Vicki he is an amazing photographer. I adore the first pair of earrings! A great cause to promote the arts!

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I love the earrings and the necklaces… and it’s a wonderful collaboration… :)

lisa thomson

Those are beautiful! I have seen many of his photos on Pinterest but I haven’t heard of the Mate charity. Thanks for sharing this Vicki. I would also like to remedy my ignorance of South America… :)


I love what he has created… fun and bright… it’s great when fashion gets less serious… :)


Gorgeous jewelry – I love it and the exuberance – you’re right. I too have loved Mario’s work and I fell in love with Peruvian cuisine in Miami and New York!

miss b

Gorgeous vibrant colours. His photos are always amazing and I soon as I read the title of the post, I immediately thought of his wonderfully natural photos of Princess Diana. Great post!

Patricia Flournoy

Have always loved “le Pencil” Never overwhelming…goes with everything and goes everywhere! Thinking about Provence before it get too hot. Will take a week away from Beaune(we will be here until mid-September)…Any suggestions…


So many… have a little look at my ‘Provence’ section on the Navigation bar.. Have you seen the lavender? Usually the beginning of July is about the right time… although this year everything is a bit later… A trip to Abbey Senanque or Sault is a beautiful day out…


Oh how exciting! Couldn’t be better timing for me as I’m headed to Peru in a couple of weeks time!

Clare x


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