Sofia by Sofia Vergara for Kmart Launches

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 / — As the brand new Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection for Kmart hits stores this fall, so does its fun and innovative advertising campaign featuring Vergara’s boundless energy, great sense of humor, and bold style.

Just like the collection itself, the print and television ads were designed with real women in mind who want to feel confident and sexy- women who, as the tagline says, “Work What You Got.”

“The whole idea was about channeling Sofia who has this fabulously distinct and infectious confidence. She’s sexy and gorgeous for sure, but she’s also got this tremendously funny, non-seriousness about her which we wanted to make sure not to lose in the campaign,” said Courtney Vincent, associate creative director of advertising firm, Peterson Milla Hooks (PMH).

The print campaign, shot by famed photographer Norman Jean Roy, was captured in an intimate indoor setting, a brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y., which lent a warm and personal tone to the photos. Clad in highlights from the collection, Vergara posed throughout the private home with key direction from Roy to ensure each shot conveyed both the essence of her character and collection.

The commercial spots took a different route and emphasized the versatility of the collection by utilizing advanced digital technology to feature Vergara morphing into women of different body types. Each woman lip synced to Vergara’s voiceover track while projecting her confident and sexy persona.

“I loved being involved in the creative process of this commercial,” said Vergara. “The agency very effectively conveyed that the Sofia Vergara collection celebrates all types of women in an extremely funny, cool and sexy way. Loved the concept, the director and the effects.”

The Sofia by Sofia Vergara for Kmart commercials will start airing on national television today; print ads will premiere in October publications. To reach all of Sofia’s fans, the ads will launch in both general market and Spanish language media. Consumers can also view the campaign and shop the collection on the Kmart website at www.kmart.com/sofia.

Sofia by Sofia Vergara will include sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, and footwear, designed for the young, fashion-conscious women looking for the trend-right, must-haves of each season, including figure flattering styles and fashion-forward prints and patterns. Reflecting Sofia’s unique fashion sensibilities, the brand is a modern and fresh approach to everyday style.

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