If you haven't been keeping up with/totally spazzing over Nicki Minaj's new Pink Friday perfume since she debuted the bottle last month, y'all have some SERIOUS catching up to do. Basically, it's like this—her bottle is a mini gold bust complete with Barbz signature pink wig and baby pink lips. Also, it has a custom mini nameplate necklace hanging around her neck. IN. SANE. But today, Nicki took it to the next level by tweeting out her first-ever Pink Friday campaign and ooohhhh man, we can barely handle it! In her first image, she stands tall (literally) against a New York City skyline and emulates the oh-so-famous Statue of Liberty stance wearing—SURPRISE—all pink! She sported a ruffled shoulder hot pink jacket with a matching leotard, leggings, tutu, and super sparkly (!!!) shoes.
Iggy Azalea in Dim Mak's fall/winter 2012 lookbook.
Photo: Via Dim Mak
Of course we all know Iggy Azalea for her on-point rapping abilities, but we always get a little weak in the knees when she busts out those modeling chops! The blonde Aussie has wasted NO time showin' off her posing skills ever since signing with Wilhelmina Models earlier this summer, and we're so not mad. Her latest endeavor is with Dim Mak, a record label/artist conglomerate (which includes DJ Steve Aoki who was featured in Iggy's "Beat Down" video) that not only creates killer music, but some suh-weet clothes too. They just released their West Coast-inspired fall/winter 2012 collection, which features tons of fun tanks, crop tops and tees. The best part, though, is seeing Iggy show off her ridic beauty game (and bod!) in the sunny streets of L.A. In her first look, she sports the Dim Mak ombre tank paired with cutoff shorts and sky blue sunnies. Perf!
Kristen Stewart for Balenciaga Florabotanica perfume.
Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga
There was a lot of speculation after that whole Rupert Sanders thing that Kristen Stewart may have been dropped from her illustrious job as face of the Balenciaga fragrance. Well, rest easy, y'all, because K.Stew's Florabotanica campaign is definitely still a GO! Both the On The Road actress and Balenciaga's creative director Nicolas Ghesquière take time in this behind-the-scenes video to talk about the Florabotanica fragrance, the mood behind the campaign, and elaborate on the choice of Kristen as the face of the perfume.
Her sister Dakota may have starred in Marc Jacobs' "Oh Lola" ads last year, but now it's the YOUNGER Fanning, Elle, who's stealing the spotlight with a brand new perfume campaign of her own. The 14-year-old actress is the latest face of "Lolita Lempicka," repping the French beauty brand's classic fragrance. (Pause for a moment to contemplate just HOW similar these two perfume names are...coincidence?! We think not.) With her porcelain complexion, angelic features, and long golden hair, it's no surprise Elle's Virgin Suicides-esque good looks have seriously enchanted the fashion world...ahem, despite the fact that she's not even old enough to have a driver's license yet! Ever since her quirky-cool Marc by Marc Jacobs ads from last year, we've been anxiously waiting to see which big name brand would snatch Elle up next. Now that we've watched the gorgeously haunting fragrance film for "Lolita Lempicka," let's just say some things really are worth waiting for.
Lea Michele is the new face of L'Oreal beauty.
It's just been confirmed that Glee star Lea Michele is the new face of L'Oreal Paris, joining the likes of Beyonce and Gwen Stefani, who have also been spokeswomen for the brand. In a statement to People magazine, Lea said that she is "overjoyed" to be working with the company, which is the largest beauty company in the world. Pretty major, if you ask us. She went on to say that she is not only a fan of L'Oreal because of their products, but also because of their message, "I’m so thankful to be a part of a television show that promotes inner beauty and self-worth," Lea said, referring to her starring role on the groundbreaking Glee, "now to be a part of this amazing family [L'Oreal] that expresses the same amazing message is such an honor.”
Behind the scenes of Lana Dey Rey's new H&M commercial.
Photo: H&M's YouTube
From the swirling rumors to the official announcement to the actual images, we've been following Lana Dey Rey's H&M campaign every.step.of.the.way. Whew! So now that the behind the scenes clip has officially dropped for the commercial, you didn't think we'd leave you hanging, did you? Yeah, right. The Swedish retail giant has just released a BTS video of the NYC crooner for the brand's upcoming clip, and it's a past-perfect whirlwind of old meets new. H&M may be on the forefront of fast fashion, but leave it to Lana to work the fuzzy peach sweaters, slim denim, and printed separates with her trademark retro touch. Yes, bouffant, pout, and pointy nails included.
A$AP Rocky in Alexander Wang's fall '12 men's RTW video.
Photo: Via Alexander Wang
We already know A$AP Rocky and Alexander Wang are BFFs, but we still get SO excited every time we see the rapper and designer collab on something new. In Alexander Wang's latest campaign, A$AP, Diplo and Penn Badgley show off the latest designer duds in a cool, slow-motion black and white video paired with Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross' "Blacks" heavy slow-jam track. This was shot in conjunction with Alexander Wang's first international flagship store opening in Beijing back in May and is his first-ever menswear video! Personally, we couldn't think of a better time to debut this duo's collab considering tonight at the Video Music Awards he will be performing for the first time with Rihanna. Eeeee! We're sososo interested to see what he will wear onstage, but we have a sliiigght inclination that he'll probably sport his bestie's duds. Check out the campaign video below, and let us know what you think A$AP will wear at the VMAs tonight!
Alicia Keys shows off her new Reebok collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Reebok
We all know Alicia Keys can SANG, but did you know she also has some serious design chops too? The singer hooked up with Reebok Classics to create some limited-edition kicks, and, um, we want them ALL. Alicia did a totally new take on our old Reebok favorites—the Freestyle Hi (5411), Freestyle Double Bubble, Classic Nylon Slim and Princess—which she models oh-so-adorably in the campaign images above. The coolest part, though, is that during the Video Music Awards tonight at 8 P.M. EST (where she is also performing at! Check out her rehearsal pics from last night where she is, yes, wearing the brand), Reebok will debut her new Classics commercial that shows her "soul-searching journey to the top against the world's greatest canvas and Keys' hometown—New York City," according to the press release. Oh la la! "I’ve been a Reebok fan ever since I put on my first pair of 5411's," Alicia said. "Collaborating with Reebok and designing this collection has been such a cool experience because I’ve been able to tap into my creativity in a whole new way. Reebok's one of those brands that have endured the test of time and partnering with them felt like a really natural fit." I mean, when her hubby Swizz Beatz is creative director of the brand it can only BE natural fit, amirite?
Carly Rae Jepsen gets giggly in her Wet Seal campaign.
Photo: Wet Seal
Can you remember a world before "Call Me Maybe?" Whether your answer is yes or no, you probably don't want to. The infectious, VMA nominated tune has permeated every corner of our summer, as has its heavy-banged, cute as a button singer Carly Rae Jepsen. With her debut album heading toward its release date like a juggernaut and a place on Justin Bieber's "Believe" tour, Carly Rae shows no signs of stopping her total pop domination. it was for this reason that we weren't even a little bit surprised when we heard that the Canadian chanteuse had teamed up with retailer Wet Seal for a collaboration that takes the usual campaign to the next level. Beyond just starring in the brands campaign images, sporting super cute fall must-haves like printed pants, an elevated moto jacket, and bright, eye catching pumps, the star is also partnering with the company on a super amazing giveaway which, among other things, scores the winner a phone call from the singer herself, maybe. Full details on the giveaway and partnership after the jump!
Leandra Medine is repelling in fall plaids for Uniqlo.
If anyone has figured out how to have it all, it's Leandra Medine. The 24 year old blogger behind The Man Repeller has a successful online brand, partnerships galore, AND she just tied the knot (in an incredible dress, we might add). When we heard that Leandra was going to be joining Tavi Gevinson and Cyndi Lauper as a model for Uniqlo, we were beyond excited--the Japanese basics retailer is definitely not what we think of when we think Medine, as her style everything besides basic, but then we remembered that everyone has to wear jeans, right? When Fashionista interviewed Medine about the campaign, she revealed a collaboration vetting strategy that we can totally get behind: "I always and only ever do collaborations with brands that I would work with even if there was no compensation involved," Medine said, adding, "and Uniqlo is one of my favorite, favorite brands." Super cool in style AND in ethics