Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior Homme!
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Not to be all, "We told you so," but we totally got wind of Robert Pattinson being the new face of Dior Homme last fall. Even though sources denied the claims, today WWD announced that the Twilight star is, in fact, the official celebrity ambassador of their men's fragrance. YASSSS. He follows in the footsteps of Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron, who formerly fronted the French fashion house's campaigns. We're SO stoked to see the full campaign (especially considering RPattz was formerly a model #WERK), and, thanks to some Twi-hard fans pointing us to some Instagram pics from a Dior event last night, we already got a sneak peek of what to expect. Eeee!
Kanye West's "New York Times" portrait.
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If you haven't already read Jon Caramanica's interview with the (typically) press-elusive Kanye West for the New York Times, go ahead and put this post on pause, open this link in a new tab, and get caught up. Ye and Jon conduct the several-hour-long conversation over the course of three days, discussing West's upcoming sixth solo studio album Yeezus and its position in relation to the rest of West's musical annals. The discourse is candid, unapologetic, and a kind of dream interview for any card-carrying Kanye fan as Yeezy drops bombs like, "Dark Fantasy was my long, backhanded apology," (I'm sorry, WHAT? Are we to infer that his most critically acclaimed release wasn't even that true to himself??) and "Yeah, people asked me to change my name for [808s & Heartbreak]." *jaw drops and tongue rolls out of mouth like a Persian rug with cherub imagery*
The interview is a hotbed of quotables like, "Beauty, truth, awesomeness," and "I am the nucleus," and dubbing himself, "the Michael Jordan of music," each of which make us miss more and more when Ye had a blog and was regularly active on Twitter, but it's the moments when he weaves fashion into their discussion of his music evolution that we're going MOST bananas over (naturally). Check out our favorites below, and be sure to read the interview in its entirety on NYTimes.com because wowowowow it's GOOD.
Lucy Hale for mark.
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Let's be real: given her dramatic brows, huge hazel eyes, and killer charisma, it was only a matter of time before Lucy Hale nabbed herself a beauty campaign. And ta da, here we have it! Yesterday mark announced that the Pretty Little Liars star was the newest face of the Avon boutique brand, following in the footsteps of fellow mark girls like Ashley Greene. This means we can ALL check Lucy out in the campaigns, "magalogs," and on the mark website starting in August, just in time for the company's big 10th anniversary. We already know that the beauty world looooves Lucy (and why wouldn't they?!) but turns out the admiration is totally mutual. The actress says she's been a makeup fan since pretty much day one: "Growing up, when my grandma was taking a nap, I'd go into her makeup drawer and put on her red lipstick," she spills in the behind-the-scenes video. "So I'd be running all over my grandmother's house in a pink tutu and makeup all over my face!" Now THAT'S a sight we'd give anything to see.
Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is shaping up to be a kind of magical fashion Easter egg hunt, each month or week or day unveiling a new style-centric facet to the international concert behemoth. First, there was the high fashion custom designer performance wardrobe (which BTW just keeps growing, see: the above printed gown which we've never seen before and suspect to be a Pucci [UPDATE: It's Roberto Cavalli!] add for "Standing on the Sun" for the North American leg of the tour). Then, we found those dress rentals included in her VIP ticket package, she made her tour merch available online, and she decided to auction off an opportunity to be part of her concert style team for a night. NOW, King Bey is commemorating her world tour with a limited edition of her Heat fragrance created specifically with The Mrs. Carter Show in mind.
Lady Gaga and the bridesmaid dress she wore to her BFF's wedding.
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It's officially wedding season, y'all! Everyone (like, everyone) seems to be tying the knot as of late, and whether you're in a ceremony this summer or just attending, you're probably looking for some serious style inspiration right about now. Well, our girl Lady Gaga was spotted at her BFF Bo O'Connor's wedding this weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico looking downright GORGEOUS in her retro-yet-romantic bridesmaid dress. We wanted to cop her look ASAP, so we some deep investigative research (aka a Google search) to get all the details on her dress for the big day and—GASP—it's actually available for us to purchase online right this second. Eeee!
Justin Bieber's adidas NEO summer campaign.
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What's better than static images of Justin Bieber? Moving images! OK, so it's not preferred to seeing him in the flesh, but still, it's pretty cool. Welp, the folks at adidas NEO just released this behind-the-scenes video from Justin's latest NEO photoshoot, bringing us one step closer to candid IRL Biebsie. And clad in summer-ready casualwear! In the minute-long clip, we get a glimpse at the moving parts that go into putting together a campaign. What we learned from the video is that this is no standard studio shoot with a white seamless backdrop.
Lauren Conrad on the July issue of 'Marie Claire.'
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We can't stop talking about Lauren Conrad! Between her debut bedding collection with Kohl's, summer LC Lauren Conrad clothing line, and new Infamous book, the ex-Hillsie has certainly been keeping us atwitter. Today, we were hit with even more LC amazingness thanks to Marie Claire. She graces their July issue in a edgy new look, which features bold beachside ensembles, sultry smoky eyes and, most notably, BANGS. She showed off her fresh Brigitte Bardot-inspired fringe only a couple weeks ago, so we are mega shocked (and psyched!) to see her sporting them on the cover. And, not to be totally weird, but LC looks hot in this issue. On the cover, she sported a sizzling yellow Emanuel Ungaro bandage dress with black and white polka dots, stacked Pomellato bracelets and her signature blonde strands.
Isabel Marant and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M.
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Just when you've FINALLY convinced yourself that the next collaboration couldn't possibly get more exciting than the last, H&M reveals that the international retail giant is teaming up with Isabel Marant. The French designer is probably best known for her boon of a footwear innovation, the sneaker wedge, but that's only the tip of the iceberg in her fashion arsenal. Marant has a knack for infusing feminine bohemian elements with gritty urban edge and a keen eye for tailoring—the makings of every style savvy tomboy's dream closet.
Rita Ora steps out in the new 3.1 Phillip Lim "ORA" boot.
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Between her irresistible get-up-and-dance sound, her constantly evolving style, AND the fact that she's one of the only people we know who can pull off a "YOLO" jacket, Rita Ora already has more than enough bragging rights to make us jealous. But thanks to Phillip Lim, the U.K. pop star has landed yet another. The New York designer has just rolled out a new style of boot called "The ORA," named after none other than Rita herself! Alongside Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung, and more recently, Carly Rae Jepsen, the "Radioactive" singer has officially joined the coveted ranks of design muse. Not a bad place to be, huh?
Allison Argent played by Crystal Reed on 'Teen Wolf.'
Whew! On last night's episode of Teen Wolf, things at Beacon Hills High are (somehow) getting even stranger. Between all the kidnappings, hypnotizing and abandoned bank break-ins, we could barely keep up with all the action. But, we're here to strictly talk fashion, and if there's one person that really sartorially stood out, it was definitely Allison. She managed to whip up two killer (heh) looks that inspired us to get more daring with our fall wardrobe. Her first ensemble was a mixed print tartan dress that featured a tinier plaid around the bib and collar, and bigger, bolder plaid throughout. Normally we would never think to put two different plaids together, but since they are in the same color scheme, she totally managed to make this look work.