HAIM for 'ASOS'.
Photo:Brigitte Sire/ASOS Magazine
New band alert! If you haven't checked out Los Angeles sister trio Haim yet, drop everything and do it NOW... yes, we're totally serious (your ears will thank us later). OK, now that we've gotten that part out of the way, here's the breakdown: although they've been performing as a family for pretty much forever, Danielle, Alana and Este Haim officially burst upon the music scene earlier this year, totally killing it at festivals like SXSW with their amazing '90s-inspired sound. They might take cues from groups like Destiny's Child and TLC in R&B-inflected girl power anthems like "Forever," but these emerging stars are totally unique in their music AND their style. All three sisters have an entirely different fashion vibe, from Este's minidresses to Danielle's tomboyish separates to Alana's band tees and cutoffs. They showed it off in this month's ASOS Magazine, and we've got your backstage pass! Get a first look of the shoot after the jump.
Lana Del Rey.
Photo: Getty Images
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.
Shailene Woodley in Drew Barrymore's 'V' behind-the-scenes video.
Photo: 'Vs. Magazine'
We already know that Drew Barrymore has major film skills that go WAY beyond acting in front of the camera (just watch her awesome directing debut Whip It if you need a refresher). And now, after working with Hollywood up-and-comers like Chloe Moretz in Best Coast's "Our Deal" video and shooting Victoria Justice for V Magazine, the Golden Globe-winning actress is turning the lens on yet another ingenue. Shailene Woodley is Drew's latest muse, channeling '70s film icons in a sultry new Vs. Magazine spread.
Nanette Lepore's debut style of sunglasses.
Photo: Nanette Lepore's Twitter
We love Emma Roberts. We love Nanette Lepore. So what happens when two of our favorite people combine? Just take a look at the sketch of these amazing sunglasses above, and you'll see that it's a total match made in creative heaven (seriously, Cupid would be jealous he didn't think of it first!). Yep, Nanette Lepore- known and beloved for flirty, girly dresses- has just crafted her first style of sunglasses inspired by none other than Emma herself. The pair of cat-eye frames is the latest addition to the VOGUE Eyewear Designer Series, and is inspired by retro Twenties glamour with a modern twist. As Nanette tells WWD of her 21-year-old actress muse, “She’s chic, youthful and confident in her style." Considering Emma's ability to switch from rocker to Old Hollywood to uber-trendy at the drop of a hat, who's going to argue with that?
Emma Watson brings a youthful freshness to classic British style.
Remember when Emma Watson cut her hair? Just in case you've forgotten: in 2010, the actress chopped off her long locks into a sleek, mod pixie, marking the end of the Harry Potter era. Two years have passed, now, and we're gearing up to watch Ms. Watson in a starring role in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which comes out exactly one month from tomorrow, and we're so excited (can you tell?)! The actress is the T Magazine, The New York Times' Style Magazine's, Fall 2012 cover girl, in a spread that plays off of her English roots in tweeds, suits, and hunting caps, while also showing off the nuanced edge that Watson has made a name for herself for. Wearing an Armani jacket, Burberry Prorsum hat, Isabel Marant Sweater and Harry Winston earrings, Watson looks perfectly prepared for a day out on the moors, although her black, double winged eyeliner adds a high fashion tension to the otherwise classically androgynous look. The overall beauty look for the shoot is clean and bright, although completely appropriate for fall. Watson's fresh, clear skin is flawless, and her light freckles are allowed to come through. The heavy, timeless cat eye is used in all of the shots, sometimes with two wings, other times in its 1960's incarnation as in the magazine's cover image, which you can see after the jump.
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.
Kristen Stewart and Nicolas Ghesquière.
Photo: Norman Jean Roy/ VOGUE
The fashion world is a little (okay, maybe a lot) like high school. So what happens when VOGUE handpicks the most stylish, talented, and creative young ingenues out there today and splashes them across the pages of its new September issue? Yeah, it's basically like a really, really chic version of the cool kids' lunch table. But don't worry, because we've got your ticket in with "The VOGUE 120." According to the website, this is a list of "The Stylish Singers, Designers, Actors, Models, and More (Under 45) of the Moment," and it definitely doesn't disappoint. You can peep the entire portfolio in the issue now, but before you rush to the newsstand, check out our favorites here. Kristen Stewart leads the pack, posing with Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière and decked out in the French fashion house's gorgeous futuristic wares. We love how her arm is draped casually over his shoulder, like they've been best buds forever (and shoot Balenciaga campaigns between shopping trips and coffee runs). SO.CUTE.
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.
Lily Collins in 'Glamour.'
Photo: Courtesy of Glamour
Okay, so we're just going to come out and say it: we have a major girl crush on Lily Collins. We've loved the L.A.-based actress ever since her hosting duties on Nickelodeon way back when, but nowadays, with big-time movies like The Blind Side and Mirror Mirror to her name, the former teen TV reporter has officially grown into a full-blown movie star. We're not the only ones noticing, either. None other than Glamour's September cover girl and the issue's newest guest editor,Victoria Beckham, tapped Lily for the mag's special spread (no big deal). The 23-year-old is absolutely radiant in the images, sporting a ruffled pale pink knit sweater and working her signature strong brows like nobody's business. Paging Brooke Shields...
Taylor Swift in red dresses at 2012 Billboard Awards, 2011 CMT Artists of the Year Event, and 2011 Billboard Women In Music Awards.
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She's been teasing us via Twitter for the past few weeks, but last night Taylor Swift finally spilled her big news she's been hinting about in an online chat... and it's a triple whammy! She announced that her fourth album, Red, will drop October 22, and it'll be followed shortly by a massive world tour (start scouting tickets now!). But as awesome as all this is, it's not even the best part- she also debuted her newest single, the breakup jam "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." She's traded her country roots for an irresistibly catchy pop anthem filled with relationship angst, overflowing with attitude, and- shocker- we've been singing it at our desks all morning. If "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is any indication, let's just say Taylor's all grown up... and newest album is bound to be seriously good. As for the title, she told Just Jared that "I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles," Taylor said. "In my mind, when you experience love that’s fast-paced and out-of-control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions… in retrospect, it all looks red." That might be true, but Taylor's been seeing red fashion-wise, as well.