Many bloggers were a bit surprised when Nicole Kidman was named the face of Jimmy Choo’s Fall 2013 campaign. For one, Kidman is known for being–as Choo’s creative director Sandra Choi described her–”nuanced and refined.” And Jimmy Choo, with its aggressively sexy, serpentine aesthetic is… decidedly not. More
It always strikes us as kind of weird when real life couples leverage their real life relationships for… advertising campaigns? Seems a little exploitative.
Then again, we’re not comely young Brits with major British fashion labels throwing money (pounds?!) at us. More
Valentino, a house synonymous with lace-y, feminine elegance and refined taste, has enlisted Terry Richardson‘s heavily tattooed forearm to star in their Fall 2013 campaign. The much-maligned super-photographer can be seen holding the brand’s signature studded accessories, in place of the usual 14-year-old Estonians with their lips parted just so. More
The mermaid-like actress told WWD that she reacted to the offer with a “fuck yeah,” because she’s cool enough to be candid. More
Today, in news of the unsurprising: the UK’s famously ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two more American Apparel ads on the grounds that they cause “harm and offence.” And they weren’t even particularly bad ones, as American Apparel ads go. More
Since two of its members were sentenced to two years in a prison camp for “hooliganism” last year, Russian radical feminist punk rock activist collective Pussy Riot has become something of an icon on the global stage. An icon of radical direct action, resistance in the face of tyranny, and…mass produced lingerie? More
When I saw the first glimpse of Yves Saint Laurent‘s ’90-centric new campaign featuring one Marilyn Manson last week, I got very, very excited. This was because I love ’90s alt-rock in the deepest and most reptilian part of my brain; it’s all that will be left in my head when I’m old and senile. Now, the entire campaign has been released, and it doesn’t disappoint, as Manson is joined by fellow ’90s icons Courtney Love, Kim Gordon and
Kurt Cobain Ariel Pink? More
Former mall goths, rejoice! Goth/glam/shock rocker Marilyn Manson, of the aging surprisingly gracefully Mansons, has landed a starring role in the new YSL campaign, and there’s already a leaked picture of it. More
It’s been a pretty good year or so for Frank Ocean. His debut full-length, Channel Orange, won a Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” and better yet, most people correctly thought he was the rightful winner of the “Album Of The Year” title stolen by Boring And Sons. The world reacted well to his revelation that his album was partly about a male lover, and he came out looking like the good guy in an altercation with Chris Brown (granted, not a hard thing to do). Now, he’s branching out into the world of fashion with a starring role in Band Of Outsiders’ spring/summer 2013 campaign, and while he certainly looks good in the clothes, I kind of wish you could see them better. Kids today, with their high tech digital simulations of shitty old cameras! That said, it appeals to the part of my brain that is addicted to Instagram, and the campaign is a clear sign that he’s become a beacon of pop culture, as previous BofO stars include Michelle Williams and the Harry Potter kids. More
The fashion world is always hungry for fresh new faces. Just as soon as people are starting to like you, someone younger comes along, and suddenly you’re more passé than gladiator sandals. This holds true for models of all species, which might explain why up-and-coming dog model Tito the pomeranian has already landed a luxury jewelry campaign for Tous despite only having amassed 103 “likes” on his Facebook page. (Knock knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Exactly.) Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the campaign shows Tito coiffed to the nines as he canoodles with co-star Loulou Robert in front of some très jolie flower arrangements, wearing, of course, Tous’ s/s 2013 collection.
And in case you can’t get enough Tito, I’ve included some extra photos from his Facebook page, which is run not by Tito himself, but by his perfectly sane owner, “celebrity dog groomer” Jorge Bendersky, who talks about Tito in terms like, “Tiny and cute; perfectly groomed and so sweet; Tito’s adorable personality is a hard one to beat!” So inspiring. More
Since Beyonce is everywhere all the time right now, she’ll be appearing in H&M‘s Summer ad campaign. The hugely famous singer, mother and star of Carmen: A Hip Hopera will appear in “television commercials, print ads and billboards.” BUT WAIT! There’s more. More