Beyonce reveals her House of Dereon Winter 2012 campaign.
Photo: Courtesy of House of Dereon
What's that you say? You thought it was fall? Why is Beyonce already making us all painfully aware of the creeping cold snap with her Winter 2012 House of Dereon campaign when it's only October? WELL, that's because Miss Bey is a smart business lady. She knows you're booking Thanksgiving flights, daydreaming about mom's mashed potatoes, and she realizes how QUICKLY the holiday season is going to creep up on you. You're going to need gifts for your besties and some show-stopping cocktail dresses for the infinity billion eggnog fiestas you're going to pen into your calendar. That's why she's making doubly sure that House of Dereon is your first association with the season to come. Don't sleep on Bey. Girl knows what she's doing.
In case you've been living under a rock the last few years, Christina Aguilera has been DOMINATING the celebrity fragrance scene by releasing one successful scent after another. Last year she launched her sixth (yes, SIXTH) perfume Secret Potion, and now she's debuting yet another scent for everyone to fawn over—Red Sin. We peeped the commercial for her soon-to-be-released fragrance and GULP. Dudes, there's a whollleee lotta soft, sultry Xtina looks happening in here, and we can barely handle it. Like, one moment she's rolling around in her bedsheets sans PJs and the next she's giving us "come hither" glances while nakie in a bath tub. Um, are we even allowed to see this at work? *looks over shoulder to make sure no one is watching*
Katy Perry for GHD.
Photo: Ellen von Unwerth/GHD
ME-OW! Hair styling brand ghd unveiled their latest campaign today featuring—you guessed it—Katy Perry in a GORGE old Hollywood-inspired black and white photo sesh, and we cannot get enough! Honestly, we can't think of a better gal to model the voluminous hairstyles from the past, and she totally nails the vintage-vixen vibe to the point where we legit think we've accidentally time-traveled into a Hollywood starlets' dressing room. Shot by the infamous Ellen von Unwerth, ghd's campaign shows a softer, more traditional side to the KP we know and love (considering earlier this year she was decked out in a mermaid suit complete with a pink wig. YUP.). Katy said, "It was fun to go a more natural route after playing characters in my last ghd campaign. Ellen von Unwerth captured both the playful and chic looks amazingly well." I'll say! In her first look, Katy gives us the ultimate open-mouthed sexy-surprised look with a half-unzipped sequin gown *blushes* and layers upon layers of cascading curls. Her beauty game knocked it out of the park—she sported a crisp cat eye with super dark eyebrows and stained lips. GULP.
The Backstreet Boys are selling jeans for Old Navy.
Photo: Old Navy
If you were a tween girl back in 1996, you probably already have a medley of Backstreet Boys songs streaming through your head after reading their name in the headline of this post. It's like some kind of unavoidable physical reaction brought on by the fact that they are a near-perfect (nobody's perfect) boy band. The boys of Backstreet have been staging a comeback for over a year now, getting the whole band back together and creating a gelled-hair-juggernaut alongside 80's boy band legends New Kids On the Block, and now they're guaranteeing that everyone will once again have their songs stuck in their heads by invading our living rooms during commercial breaks in a new Old Navy ad. The commercial, which is for the retailer's new skinny jeans, changes "everybody" to "every body," and has women flocking to the runway after the sound of their voices. The clip is called "Rockstar Runway," and, although we feel like "Popstar Runway" might be a little bit more appropriate, it's a good fit for the boy band who just won't quit. Watch the clip after the jump.
Lana Del Rey performed for the H&M fall 2012 ad campaign launch party.
Photo: Getty Images
Watching this whole Lana Del Rey x H&M relationship unfold has been SUCH a treat for us here at MTV Style. I mean, not only is it a perfect example of the cross roads of music and fashion (which is, like, totally our beat), but we've been tracking and head-over-heels for the gangster Nancy Sinatra since the very first time we laid eyes on her sculpted eyebrows and absolute hairsprayed perfection. Her mane may be a little darker now, but Lana is still every bit the retro-channelling vixen we've grown to love as the face of H&M's "L.A. Noir" campaign and even performed for the launch party last night in New York City.
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.