Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall 2012 T by Alexander Wang Campaign featuring Azealia Banks




The Fall 2012 T by Alexander campaign video is a moving image piece featuring musician Azealia Banks and her song Van Vogue, directed by Daniel Jackson with art direction by Christopher Simmonds, styled by Alastair McKimm and Alexander Dynan as cinematographer/editor.

Friday, September 14, 2012

World Premiere Christina Aguilera "Your Body" !



Christina Aguilera has seen her share of achievements including 5 Grammy awards, over 60 million albums sold, multiple sold out tours and has shared the stage with the likes of iconic acts such as Etta James, Tony Bennette, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Sia, Elton John, Missy Elliot, Andrea Bocelli, Pink, and Britney Spears!

With such an accomplished body of work now spanning over 13 years, it is appropriate that we present to you kiddas with thee utmost excitement and privilege, "Your Body", the first single off of Christina Aguilera's long anticipated 5th studio album Lotus.

Hip shake, escape and hit play right below...


 

Leighton Meester Covers 'British Cosmopolitan'

Leighton Meester is British Cosmopolitan's Ocotber cover girl looking perfectly styled and expressing her love for British fashion. “I love British fashion. In New York, everyone wears black but they’re more dressed down. In London, people wear spiked heels or leather jackets or denim in a cool way. It’s different. There’s an edgy, sexy vibe going on.”

  On not wearing makeup: “I don’t care if there are a million pictures of me with no makeup. I love being able to walk down the street without it. We should promote women not having to wear makeup, or at least feel we can go out without it.”

On comparing her style to Blair Waldorf’s: “I’ve never seen Blair with the same bag, coat or shoes twice. I don’t know anyone who had that. I had two pairs of jeans [when I was a teenager] that I rotated. I wouldn’t trust myself with a Prada brag! I didn’t even want to change for gym so I’d wear sweatpants over my jeans, then sweat around the track for an hour.”

On being awkward around people: “If I’m not around close friends or family, I can get quiet and awkward, and it probably comes off as not very nice or just plain weird! It’s not meant to. I try to pull myself out of it but sometimes it’s hard for me to open up. In the past it was easier for me to trust people. Nowadays I judge pretty quickly: ‘You just want to be my friend because I’m on a TV show.’”




Scoot on over to cosmopolitan.co.uk for more on the Gossip Girl beauty.


Nicki Minaj Is Prepping Re-release With Singer Cassie's Tracks


Nicki Minaj's is already prepping the re-release of her second record  Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded now titled, "The Re-Up." The sizzling new tune provides vocals from r&b/pop recording artist Cassie which coincidentally was a featured song on her long awaited sophomore album "The Prelude" which has yet to see the light of day. We realized this little known musical fact when first listening to Minaj's first single "The Boys" because it happened to be one of our favorite -pre-existing tunes originally entitled "Don't lose it!"

This means kiddas, Nicki heard the song, loved it so much and most likely proclaimed, this will be my first single off The Re-Up and I wanna keep Cassie as a feature because after all it is her track...aaannndd how much will it cost!?

Nicki tweeted the following about how many tracks would be on the upcoming album answering, "No less than 5, no more than 8."







Original song version by Cassie "Don't lose it."





China's Most Striking Men


The fashion scene is worldwide and nowness.com takes us on a behind the scenes look at China's flourishing male model world.

Thomas Giddings Gets An Intimate Look at the Far East's Top Male Models

Emerging faces Rui Wang, Liu Chang, Hao Yun Xiang and the firmly established Zhao Lei are profiled in Thomas Giddings’ elegant short filmed during the spring/summer 2013 menswear shows in Paris. Inspired by an enigmatic scene in Paul Schrader’s 1980 film American Gigolo, Giddings filmed discreetly in order to capture both the models’ true personalities and the minutiae of the everyday. “I wanted to capture the downtime and follow each of the boys in a subtle way,” says the photographer, “telling the story through their characters, rather than through the clothes.” Giddings began his career shooting behind the scenes at fashion shows for POP and i-D, and has since gone on to photograph for British Vogue, Twin and Russian Interview, as well as hold numerous exhibitions of his work. Demonstrating the growing influence of China on the fashion industry, the four boys have risen over the past few seasons to work with some of today's most influential designers, including Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Kris Van Assche for Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Giddings' Paris short features intimate access at high profile runway shows for Louis Vuitton, Dior, Dries Van Noten and Mugler, offering unique insight into the usual high-octane sheen. “I work differently to a lot of other photographers backstage,” explains Giddings. “It's about communicating existing moments rather than stepping in to direct.”


China's Most Striking Men on Nowness.com.

P!nk - True Love Lyric Video


It's another new track off of P!nks upcoming album The Truth About Love. The song is "True Love" and it is featuring itsnotyouitsme favorite Lilly Allen!

Its a fun pop number with Lilly kicking in on the bridge with some familiar lyrical emotions.


"Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face There’s no one quite like you You push all my buttons down I know life would suck without you."

 Sing along below!


 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld on Japanese Schoolgirls: ‘They Dress a Little Like Me’


Karl Lagerfeld and Japanese School girls who knew there was a correlation.

Lagerfeld appeared at the Paris press launch of his new makeup line for Shu Uemura last night. And like all things involving Karl Lagerfeld, the event was a total spectacle with the face of Mon Shu, the brand’s cartoon spokesmodel, plastered everywhere from pastries to balloons to stuffed animals to short films, according to WWD.

When we first saw Mon Shu, we thought she was dressed like a female version of Karl Lagerfeld, but her look is also Japanese schoolgirl-esque. Though, apparently that’s the same thing. When the topic of Japanese school girls came up (Lagerfeld must be tired of talking about Choupette), he told the trade that he was a fan of their uniforms and that, “They dress a little like me, even if this is more exaggerated.”

It’s true, but wait–do they dress like him or does he dress like them? Which came first, the Karl Lagerfeld or the Japanese schoolgirl? Has he just been copying their fitted collared shirts with ties look all along? Hmmm… Via fashionista.com

Maciej Grubich in ‘Fern Flower’ by Anna Matuszna for Fashionisto


Fern Flower–Photographer Anna Matuszna and stylist Pawel Kedzierski come together for a new story featuring Polish model Maciej Grubich. Inspired by the magical Slavic myth Fern flower that only blooms for a short time on the eve of the summer solstice, the two capture a soft side to the Panda model, pulling together romantic garments from local labels. Courtesy of - thefashionisto.com






Willy Cartier & the Dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille Grace the Urban Landscape for Marie Claire Italia


Body Language–Drawing inspiration from film director Wim Wenders, stylist Monika Kropfitsch and photographer Thomas Krappitz collaborate with model Willy Cartier, the face of the Givenchy 2011 Campaign, and the dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille for an expressive and artistic editorial for Marie Claire Italia. Set against a heavily geometric building designed by Le Corbusier, Willy and the dancers take readers on a beautiful and dynamic visual ride that clashes the fluidity of an unrestrained movement against strict, urban lines, while exploring the subtle boundaries between fashion, art, and performance. Courtesy of - thefashionisto.com










Ask Me No Questions, I Tell You No Lies... I'm a Hustler, Baby


Select model Jester (Luke White) is photographed by Markus Pritzi and styled by Isabelle Thiry in the story 'Ask Me No Questions, I Tell You No Lies... I'm a Hustler, Baby' for Sleek magazine. Courtesy of - Homotography














Simon Van Meervenne is an Edgy Rebel for 10 Men


A Model in Disguise–Belgian model Simon Van Meervenne appears before the lens of Jason Kibbler for an eccentric story published in 10 Men magazine. Fashion editor Tony Irvine assembles a wardrobe that focuses on oversize coats, defining a silhouette that plays with structured volumes, while black leather boots add a stricter attitude to the looks. / Hair by Anthony Turner. Makeup by Benjamin Puckey. Courtesy of - thefashionisto.com














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