It's official: the world can't get enough of Lana Del Rey. And for good reason, considering the sultry New York singer's working the total package- her signature smoky voice, retro good looks, and seriously covetable street style (winged eyeliner and sky-high bouffant included). She's already rocked the fashion circles with a namesake Mulberry bag, more magazine covers than we can keep up with, and a brand-new H&M campaign. Now she's fronting another brand, but it's definitely NOT what you'd expect. Just this morning it was announced that the musician is the newest face of Jaguar- yep, the car company.
Attention, Internet. *taps mic two times* Beyonce has unleashed a fashion Easter egg in your midst! This afternoon, the "I Was Here" singer revealed the campaign for House of Dereon's Fall 2012 collection, and it is suuuuuultry. Reminiscent of Bey's own fashion-packed "Run The World (Girls)" music video, the campaign shots picture her walking hard across a sandy, cracked desert floor in her latest designs like this here belly-baring, flirty femme fatale ensemble - the ingredients of which are all available for purchase right NOW!
The 2-minute short is soundtracked with LL Cool J's scratch and brass-heavy "Going Back to Cali." The nostalgic track is just bare enough to let Karlie's wardrobe of colored furs and gem pave safety pins shine but to also punctuate her badass beach rampage. Watch the full campaign video for yourself below!
Lana strikes a somber pose in killer velvet heels. Photo: Courtesy of H&M
Last month, we confirmed that Lana Del Rey was indeed going to be the new face of H&M, and now the brand has made the full campaign--or the images at least--available for all of us to feast our eyes upon. The holiday campaign shows a sumptuously styled Lana posing against a stark grey background with rich maroons, velvet, and cream accents making her look like a cozy beacon in a chilly storm. Isn't that exactly what fall fashion should be: a relief from the encroaching cold? We love it. Now, where's our e-commerce at, H&M? Just asking. We also got a little bit more info on the long-form video portion of the ad, which features Lana singing "Blue Velvet." The piece, which will be available in its full-length form on H&M's website on September 19th, will also be edited to be used in television commercials.
Rita Ora may still be relatively new to our ears stateside (the girl hasn't even released her debut album yet!), but she's already secured herself a comfy place in Jay-Z's Roc Nation crew...not to mention, major MVP status on our iPods. We haven't stopped playing "How We Do (Party)" ever since the singer first debuted the single way back in February. And once we discovered that the 21-year-old has style that's just as crazy-cool as her music, she's become one to watch in the fashion world, too. So is it really any surprise, then, that NEXT Models- the same agency that reps Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, AND Alice Glass- has now snagged Rita for their roster? Between Lana for H&M,Solange for Madewell, and Azealia for Alexander Wang, it's been a summer FILLED with music-fashion mashups...and it's only a matter of time before Rita hops onboard.
It's been over TWO MONTHS since Selena Gomez started teasing this new Dream Out Loud commercial for her Fall 2012 campaign, but finally (FINALLY!!), we're able to set eyes on the final product. As we saw in the behind-the-scenes sneak peek Sel revealed late last month, the 30-second spot follows our girl through three stages of an epic California road trip. Miss Gomez peels off solo dolo for this particular venture (all the better to showcase the new togs, duhhhhh) and travels from the desert road to a surf-friendly beach to a midnight highway lit by fireworks, all to the tune of her smash single "Hit The Lights".
Janelle Monáe for Covergirl. Photo:Courtesy of Covergirl
It seems like just yesterday when we announced that P!nk was the latest addition to the Covergirl roster (okay, it was last week, but still...). However, turns out the beauty giant isn't quite finished yet- Covergirl has ANOTHER music industry darling up its sleeve. Yesterday the company announced that Janelle Monáe would be joining the ranks of Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and P!nk as the brand's latest face. The ads, which premiere in the September issue of VOGUE magazine, showcase Miss Monáe working her trademark retro bouffant, rosy cheeks, and some statement red lips. Let's be real: if anyone can convince us to clean out our drawer to make room for even more makeup, it's Janelle Monáe....
Three things we're obsessed with: Katy Perry, Ellen Von Unwerth, and finding the perfect flat iron. All three in one place? Dreamy. We've always loved Katy Perry's campaign shots for hair tools giant ghd (which we've HEARD makes the best flat irons in all the land), which have previously been shot by the great David LaChappelle, but we have to say, this latest Ellen Von Unwerth-shot edition is far and away our fave. In previous Chappelle shoots the looks were heavily stylized, from mermaids to styles throughout the eras, to the roaring 20's, and although they stopped us in our tracks with their uber-glam beauty, the graceful, simple look of Von Unwerth's pictures has us really focused on what we're all here for anyway: Katy and the hair. Von Unwerth shoots the typically colorful singer in black and white, styled with a clean cat eye and porcelain skin, and Johnny Wujek tones down the glitter in exchange for a simple silk in one image, and a crystal embellished crew neck dress in the other (he HAD to have some sparkle somewhere, honestly). The hair in both images is flawless. From a retro loose look, featuring blunt, thick above the eyebrow bangs and a subtle wave, to a sleek, low side-ponytail.
Zac Efron in the John John Denim campaign. Photo: Courtesy of John John Denim
Gulp. What's up with Zac Efron lately? We don't mean that as a rhetorical question, we seriously want to know what happened to him. He somehow became a man over the course of the past year, and we really, really can't handle it. See: The John John Denim campaign that came out yesterday. Like, WUT. We know there are clothes in these pictures, but we can barely see them. All we notice are super ripped biceps and chiseled jaws and scruffy beards, and oh my god, we're disgusting. MOVING ON. The shoot, photographed by Jacques Dequeker, shows off tons of distressed jeans, washed-out graphic tees, and studded denim jackets from the Brazilian clothing line. Zac Efron looks ANYTHING but sweet in these badass campaign photos, which were inspired by Fast & Furious (if you can't already tell). In his first look, he showed off a killer black leather vest over a sleeveless tee and faded jeans. Me-ow.
We knew it was only a matter of time before Solange Knowles was fronting a new fashion ad campaign and are happy to report our girl is the newest face of Madewell! We'd seen her use the selling powers of her flawless mug for good before - from Rimmel London to the now Rihanna-fronted Armani Jeans - but ever since she signed with Next Models, we could just about SMELL the new gig coming. And honestly, we think this pairing is a perfect fit!
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