Mila Kunis for Christian Dior.
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Dior
It's true! Black Swan actress Mila Kunis has been signed to Christian Dior and will be the face of its spring campaign. Her Miss Dior handbag ads (shot by Mikael Jansson) will appear in top international fash mags starting Jan. 15 and will make their U.S. debut in The New York Times come Jan. 29, according to WWD. We could NOT be more excited to see Mila's doe-eyed visage plastered across all of our favorite publications—she's a lady who manages to ooze smoldering good looks but still manages to be the funniest, most approachable gal in the room. (Can you tell we're kiindaa jealous?) "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Dior. The brand is iconic in so many ways. It defines fashion, elegance, and sophistication," Mila said of the newly landed campaign.
Taylor Swift in a CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ad.
Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl
The crackdown on Photoshop has begun! The latest CoverGirl ad featuring Taylor Swift modeling NatureLuxe Mousse mascara will never run again due to "enhanced post-production" and "Photoshopping" to make unrealistic expectations for eyelashes, according to Business Insider. What? You're telling me Tay Tay's million-mile long lashes aren't real?! Sadface times a million. Procter & Gamble, the parent company of CoverGirl, did disclose in fine print that the image was enhanced but still decided to discontinue running the ad. The National Advertising Division is cracking down on advertising that is misleading to consumers, and director Andrea Levine said, "You can’t use a photograph to demonstrate how a cosmetic will look after it is applied to a woman’s face and then—in the mice type—have a disclosure that says ‘okay, not really.’”
Iris Apfel wearing makeup from her MAC cosmetics collection.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC
Iris Apfel is one of fashion's most beloved icons. You could call her the grand dame of accessories, a rare bird of fashion (a term commonly used to describe her), an iconoclast, or simply the most stylish 90 year-old woman on the planet. We here at MTV Style call her our style hero, because even in her elder years, she continues to reinvent herself and embrace the new. She isn't afraid of color, bucks trends in favor of what she thinks is stylish, and is always up for layering multiple accessories no matter the shape or size.
Mrs. Apfel's everyday ensembles have been captured on blogs such as Ari Seth Cohen's site, Advanced Style (which, if haven't checked it out yet, is a MUST), and she recently collaborated on an accessories collection for HSN full of googly eye scarves and giant alligator bracelets. Did we mention that she also has a camera crew led by renowned cinematographer Albert Maysles following her around for a new documentary? She doesn't slow down! And now, thanks to MAC cosmetics, her sensational sense of color and style will be coming to beauty, too. We just peeped the new collection (which is full of vibrant colors with names like Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot), and asked Iris herself how it all flew into being.
Listen, Rihanna Navy. You better get those life jackets ready because the Rihanna ship is about to sink after y'all watch this smokin' behind-the-scenes peek at her Armani Jeans campaign shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. Ri Ri looks all kinds of INSANELY DIVINE as she takes it all off in the backseat of a car, and we still can't get over the show-stopping platinum pixie she's sporting from the previously released ads. Watch (and diiiiiiee) as Rihanna struts her stuff in a vacant New York City parking garage while a few foxy/suspicious men clad in suits ogle her (note: Do not attempt IRL, OK?) being the naughty, pin-up girl/crooner that she is. Ri unzips her amazing leather jacket and uses the backseat of an old -school town car as her dressing room. Um, #werque! (P.S. Did someone mention this being a denim ad?) Rihanna's certainly not the first bleached bowl cut, lingerie-clad mega pop star in a steamy black-and-white Klein-directed video clip, but, duh, we're not complaining. We just cannot stop ourselves from talking that talk about our beloved Rihanna. Go on with your bad self, girl!
Andrej Pejic in a push-up bra ad.
Photo: Courtesy of HEMA
You can see some strange things on the interwebs, y'all! Babies who stop crying when you play Biggie Smalls, a woman with mile-long fingernails, your celeb guy crush parading around in a onesie, but a male model in a push-up bra who looks GOOD, like Victoria's Secret catalog GOOD, tops them ALL!!
To be fair, androgynous model Andrej Pejic is the most undeniably GAWGUS man we've ever laid eyes on (those cheekbones are what the Zoolander stare was MADE for!), and his lithe frame could easily double as a woman's since most models' bra cups don't exactly runneth over. Pejic's breasts, though, don't even exist. (PROOF!) And Hema's mega push-up bra transformed them into a VA-VA-VOOM moment, or at least a full A cup. Yeah, we're going to need five of those.
Selena Gomez shoots her new fragrance campaign.
Photo: Courtesy of Selena Gomez's Facebook
Just because she doesn't know exactly what it will smell like yet, doesn't mean Selena Gomez doesn't already know the general mood of her to-be-released new perfume. From the looks of this behind-the-scenes shot Sel posted to her Facebook page, somehow a giant fish tank of pink and purple water is involved. In a BIG way. Girl gets dunked (or more likely, hoisted and gently lowered via a Swarovski-laden swing) into a vat of the girly hued liquid for her fragrance campaign.
Daphne Guinness for MAC.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC
It's really no surprise that one of THE most iconic ladies in fashion decided to get her hands dirty in the world of beauty and makeup—beer heiress Daphne Guinness will release her first-ever MAC collection starting December 26. From nail polish to mascara to MAC's famed lipglass (which Daphne is "obsessed with"), the line will run the entire gamut. But don't plan on snatching up any bronzers or bright pink lipsticks from this collection—Daphne says it's ALL about the cool tones. "I’m not a real primary color person, and warm colors do not become me. Anyway we can’t all be bouncing along the beach looking sunkissed. I’m never gonna be that girl. I wish, but it ain't gonna happen!" Talk about our kinda lady! Even her campaign image (above) shot by David LaChapelle is a cool blue-hued image showing off Daphne's fierce beauty game. But if you're wondering where these dark shades of burgundy, blue and beige in her collection came from, we'll bet five buckaroos you won't be able to guess!
Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin in the MAC Viva Glam spring 2012 campaign.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC
Sometimes there are mornings that are just so. hard. that you'll search everywhere and anywhere on the internets for a little pick-me-up. But this morning, WHEEWWW BOY. The greatness found us. In our inbox landed this pretty little sight—a brand spankin' new image of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin in the MAC Viva Glam spring 2012 campaign shot by David LaChapelle. But seriously, how awesome is this photo? The longer you stare at it, the more amazing it becomes. Nicki Minaj is crawling on a motorcycle in a hot pink low-cut latex dress (please note the creepy hand holding lipstick rigghhhttt around her slit area) while Ricky Martin is weight-lifting a GIANT lipstick above his head while wearing a sweat-stained gray tank top under a white and black leather motorcycle jacket. His expression reads both excited and slightly out of breath for a confusing mixture of sexy, fun, and sweaty all in one campaign image. Also, is that a giant blue finger in the corner? Just sayin'.
Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs' "Oh, Lola!" perfume.
Photo: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs
In campaign news, all-American golden girl Dakota Fanning has become wrapped up in a little issue with the British Advertising Standards Authority. OK, maybe not Dakota herself but the ads she's featured in for the Marc Jacobs perfume "Oh, Lola!" The BASA are the same officials who have banned ads for excessive airbrushing and Beyoncë's commerical for her first fragrance, "Heat." In its own words, the Authority says:
We noted that the model was holding up the perfume bottle, which rested in her lap between her legs, and we considered that its position was sexually provocative. We understood the model was 17 years old but we considered she looked under the age of 16. We considered that the length of her dress, her leg, and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualise a child.
HMMmmmm... *strokes waist-length thinking beard* At one time, we just thought this was a saucy snap of the eldest Fanning and pretty fragrance bottle we could tooootally envision sitting atop our dresser drawers. And NOW. *shudders* Well, we're thinking a HECK of a lot more about this pic than we ever wanted to.
James Franco in the Gucci "Made To Measure" campaign.
Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
Oh, HELLO, James Franco. Sorry to bother you as you're artfully lounging on that smoky film set, but we have a little something to talk about—this Gucci "Made To Measure" campaign you're all gussied up in. When we think "James Franco style," we immediately conjure up his art school chic look in our mind (which usually involves colorful skinny ties or slightly creepy mustaches or even wooly cardigans worn over suits). But then—BAM. These Gucci photos show up in our inbox and we're all, "Wait. Wut." James is looking HOT, dudes. And, like, not in a, "Let's hang out at the local coffee shop and talk about our favorite bands" kind of way, but an older, more mature, "Let's drink and schmooze at my young entrepreneurs dinner party tonight" kind of way. JAMES IS ALL GROWN UP, Y'ALL. *single tear*