There's something so amazing about leafing through a print magazine and looking at the ways that designers define their products through advertising. Like reading Lucky on a drowsy winter day, with some hot chocolate, and cocooned in wool blankets.

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(Mario Testino's iconic, colorful ads for Michael Kors)

There's so much imagination and vision that goes into the creation of these images, that I decided to share my favorite ads for Spring 2013. I chose ads from Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino and Dior, mostly because I just adore high gloss ads with expensive budgets. Photographers include Sarah Moon, Willy Vanderperre, and Steven Meisel.

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(Amber Valletta oozes sensuality for Pucci, shot by Mert + Marcus)

You can see the full story at my NY Fashion and Trends column.