Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevigne, Eliza Cummings, and A$AP Rocky for DKNY.
Photo: DKNY's YouTube Page
With all of the brands that A$AP Rocky name drops in “Fashion Killa”—all 27, to be exact—it’s pretty crazy that it took this long for one of them to tap the song as a promotional soundtrack. Fittingly, DKNY, who already released a print campaign featuring A$AP, is the first. In the video for DKNY’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, perrrfectly timed for the Super Bowl this Sunday, master funny face-maker Cara Delevigne tosses a football around Times Square with fellow models Jourdan Dunn and Eliza Cummings while they’re all wearing sporty logo-emblazoned gear by the brand. Rocky is tossed the ball only once. Ladies, look to Rocky: He's open, he's open! Football has never looked so fun. Seriously though, when’s the last time you saw someone crack a smile while throwing around a football? When’s the last time you saw someone spike a football while standing on a taxi? #CaraDelevingnesTouchdownFace
Elle Fanning for Miu Miu.
Photo: Miu Miu
All in favor of adding a Best Manic Pixie Dream Girl in a Fashion Promo category to the Oscars lineup this year? AYEEEE! We're pretty sure any of the four ladies from Miu Miu's new Spring/Summer 2014 campaign video would walk away victorious. As we already knew, the fashion house wisely chose Elle Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bella Heathcote to headline their newest campaign. But you guys, NOTHING can adequately prepare you for the epileptic romp that is this commercial, shot by photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh.
Set to a techno Porter Robinson track, the video includes about 75 zillion shots (more or less) in the span of a minute. While each separate shot could easily be isolated and repurposed for print, the video game quickness of the chopped-and-screwed final edit is way cooler, especially with addition of translucent Miu Miu patterns overlaying the footage. You really have to watch this thing a couple dozen times to pick up on all the nuances, but let us help you out with a basic fashion breakdown...
A few looks from Nicki's spring line.
Photos: @nickiminaj's Instagram
With most of the country reaching below-freezing temperatures this week, it's getting kind of hard to remember what spring feels like. Dresses without tights? Never heard of such a thing. Open-toed shoes? Those don't exist! Shorts, you say? WTH are SHORTS? *rocking in a corner in the fetal position because it's warmest* Don't worry, Barbz—it'll all come back soon enough. Just let Nicki Minaj take the reins from here.
Stacked with brights, pastels, and a whole lotta leg, Nicki Minaj's spring collection for Kmart has us longing for the days when our snow boots were covered in dust in the back of our closets. Minaj posted a slew of preview pics on her Instagram, revealing several new silhouettes and prints. (But everything's still totally true to Nicki, e.g., skin-tight, bootylicious, etc.)
Sky Ferreira for Maison Kitsune.
Photo: Maison Kitsune
Back in November, we were gifted a single shot from Sky Ferreira's campaign for Maison Kitsune. Grungy and glamorous, Ferreira almost made us think that we too could wake up in our winged eyeliner looking just as low-maintenance luxe. Almost. Then we tried it and were horrified by the drippy-eyed monsters we saw in the mirror. Thankfully, Kitsune FINALLY released some new pics for their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, and we're, like, 90% sure we can actually pull off some of these other NYC-based shots ourselves. (Given the right Instagram filter, a tiny dose of Photoshop, and every single amazing piece from the brand's "New Wave" line, that is.)
Over the long weekend, the fashion elite started flocking to Paris to catch a glimpse of the latest in haute couture collections. Lady Gaga was there, too, but I'm pretty sure she was just celebrating herself. Not that I blame her, of course—because she was pretty much the center of attention wherever she went (in, like, a much bigger way than usual). And this is a woman who regularly exits hotels with giant props and once arrived to an awards show on a human horse. Hard to believe, I know.
Lady Gaga with Donatella Versace and Mario Testino at the Atelier Versace show in Paris.
Photos: Getty Images
On Sunday, Gaga celebrated herself with a cameo at the Atelier Versace show (courtesy of her BFF, Donatella Versace). The singer, who was recently named the new face of the Italian fashion house, showed up in a black hooded dress (that would moments later hit the runway for the first time) and her very apropos Donatella-style blonde wig. #twinsies
OBVIOUSLY, Mother Monster sat front row for the show (next to famed photog, Mario Testino), and enjoyed a soundtrack from herself, featuring both old and ARTPOP songs. "ARTPOP: anyone can achieve everything I have and more. Your talent belongs to the world. Share it. You'll wake up in the front row @Versace," she tweeted after the show. Oh, it's as easy as sharing? Good to know. Get to work, Little Monsters.
Erykah Badu for Givenchy.
We've been waiting for over a month to see the full range of official ads from Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 collection. We knew the campaign was to feature Erykah Badu and some stunning up-and-coming models, and even caught a teaser last month, but the images are here folks, and let's just say they were WELL worth the wait.
The portfolio boasts four fierce black-and-white photos, including Erykah's first epic solo shot. The egdy, patterned poncho could easily be overwhelming, but Miss Badu completely commands the look with a regal stance and unwavering eye contact. The other three B&W photos are equally strong. Asia Chow and Dominik's ads feature muted jackets and structured bags, while Maria Borges and Eboni Riley showcase sequins and bangles galore in their joint frame.
Beyonce + glitter explosions + a hair-flip to beat all hair-flips. No, that's not JUST the afternoon we're having, that's a very brief synopsis of a new video making the internet rounds. A new video which maaay be the first commercial for Bey's newest fragrance, Rise. As we sit here playing the 30-second clip on a constant loop, we can only wish and hope that the gilded promo is the real deal.
The commercial begins with a dramatic chord synched up with a slow-motion eye flicker. And then. We are graced with our first glitter explosion. While we can't be 100% sure, we're guessing this is what the creation of the universe (and/or Beyonce) must have looked like.
Behind the scenes of Kristen Stewart's Rosabotanica campaign for Balenciaga.
Looks like Balenciaga makes Kristen Stewart feel like a natural woman. And no, we're not just talking about toplessness here, people. Although, now that you mention it, in a new behind-the-scenes video for the fashion house's Rosabotanica perfume, K. Stew bares her backstory (get it?). "What I like about this is that I didn't have to turn into a different person," the actress says of the campaign. "The point was to capture something natural. If you feel like you're forcing something, or trying to get the shot, suddenly it's not fun anymore."
That's right, folks. It would seem Kristen Stewart's natural form is that of an ethereal meadow nymph with 3D flower tattoos. Or, according to her interview outfit for the video, a smiling (!) beauty in a plunging, crisp white blouse. That awkward girl you've seen wearing checkered Vans and messy hair for the past five years? Apparently, just a big ol' facade.
Elle Fanning for Miu Miu.
Photo: Miu Miu
Miu Miu brought out the big guns for their Resort 2014 ad campaign. And by big guns, I mean that they tapped, like, THE top four rising starlets in Hollywood right now. These girls have already been featured in countless "Hot New Hollywood" issues (you know the ones), so Miu Miu's campaign all but solidifies their inevitable A-list status. Shot by famed photography duo/couple Inez and Vinoodh (who've been spending a lot of time with Lady Gaga these days), the new campaign stars Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Lupita Nyong'o, and Bella Heathcote.