Back in June, Page Six reported that Lana Del Rey had shot a campaign for H&M in New York. At the time neither her camp nor H&M's press office denied the claim and now we know that the silence was because the reports were true because today, the first images from the campaign were leaked online.
The 'Video Games' singer works her trademark beehive hair and cat-winged black eyeliner in the campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and looks good doing so. Is she the perfect face of H&M, though, I'm not sure.
'The mood is very L.A. noir,' Donald Schneider, H&M's creative director, said in a statement. 'It's inspired by our Fall 2012 collection,' and to accompany the images, Del Rey will also perform a cover of 'Blue Velvet' for a minifilm that will appear on hm.com and in commercials from September 19.
Aside from her recent appearance in the crowd at Coachella, we haven't seen too much of Ke$ha but that's all about to change. Ahead of the release of her new album, she appears on the latest issue of V Magazine styled by Carylene Cerf de Dudzeele and shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
'I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with shit on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels,' but luckily for us for the shoot it was an American flag on her face instead as a part of the magazine's 'Americana' theme.
What do you think of her cover and will you buy the issue when it hits newstands on May 10.
Daria Werbowy is a Vogue Paris favourite so with that said, it comes at no surprise that the magazine has dedicated the whole of the February issue to her. The model, who also had the magazine's August 2009 issue dedicated to her, was shot by Inez & Vinoodh in a Prada swimsuit.
The decision to use Werbowy for the issue makes sense, as Emmanuelle Alt stressed that she intends to continue working with the model after taking the reigns at the magazine. When asked about what models we can expect to see in the magazine under her editorship she confirmed that Werbowy "is the girl I work with the most. She has a natural, strong beauty. You can put her in a white tee and she will make it look fantastic."
I hold a great affection for photography couple Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Besides the fact that their both incredibly friendly every time I've seen them at the shows, their work continues to be amongst the most thought-provoking and memorable images in magzines today.
To celebrate their life's work, the pair are launching a new book, 'Pretty Much Everything', which is set for release this month and will chart their work for publications like French Vogue and V as well as their collaborations with houses like Lanvin and Balenciaga. For a whopping $700 you can get 666 of their favourite photographs. Recently the couple sat down with style.com to talk about everything from what it's like working with Lady Gaga and why they refuse to work with models under 18 years old.
The much anticipated Pierre Balmain diffusion line is set to be unveiled this Sunday in Paris, but just to get excited about the big reveal the brand have released the first of a series of three videos showing off the collection.
The video celebrates all things rock 'n' roll as directors, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, follow Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band, Our Mountain, let loose on the streets of New York donning the collection.
Clearly going freelance was the right move for Carine Roitfeld. She only resigned as editor of French Vogue back in December but she has already bagged big deals with two of Paris' leading fashion houses.
Earlier this month, the fall 2011 campaign she style for Chanel was released and now the first images of the Jean Paul Gaultier campaign that she worked on has come out. The campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, stars Kristin McMenamy wearing all black and a leather knee length pencil skirt that you would imagine Roitfeld wearing.
Nina Ricci's S/S11 ad is special as it marks the first campaign under the helm of Peter Copping who was appointed after Oliver Theyskens' departure from the brand. Maglosia Bela is the brand's model of choice. “She looks contemporary, modern, sensual — all those things I see for the Ricci woman,” Copping told WWD.
When coming up the concept for the campaign Copping revealed that he had the likes of Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Charlotte Casiraghi in mind and young women who are not “not sitting at home in a party dress. They’re out and about and wanting to be seen.”
The campaign, shot of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, will make its first appearance in the February issue of Vogue Paris and will only appear in specific high-eng glossies in Germany, Italy, Japan, France and the UK.
We've all been waiting to see the fruits of Stefano Tonchi's ideas for the new look W and he definitely gives us a teaser of things to come with his first September issue. Already breaking records, Tonchi decided to opt for a three cover fold out which is allegedly the first time the magazine has ever done it. Also, rather than opting for a predictable A-lister to help sell the big September issue the magazine is fronted by fresh acting talent - Kate Dennings, Jessica Chastan, Yaya Da Costa, Mary Elizabeth, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Roberts and Zoe Kravitz - all shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
We thought we could sense a bit of irony in the cover's title, 'Great Expectations' which Tonchi has since confirmed was intentional. After all, it was his move to the magazine that began this summer's editorial reshuffling and has caused a great deal of anticipation about what he'll do in the new role. "I wanted to have some self-irony, because there are so many expectations about what this W will be, so it refers to these eight great new girls, but also to the pressure that we feel to satisfy the expectations that people have for the magazine,” he told The Cut.