Begone, Monday! Doutzen Kroes' latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kick-off campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly touslled beach hair, and of course, beach-bound essentials — with Tulum, Mexico, as the backdrop. Inside, Kroes shows off a cool mix of easy cover-ups, belted and accented with statement jewelry, and truth be told, there's really not much more you need than that. A look at the H&M High Summer campaign, as well as our favourite picks from the collection, here.
Topshop has launched its festival collection inspired by Kate Bosworth, which ultimately plays into the brand's multi-dimensional, interactive Summer campaign. From the acid-washed denim dresses and buckle-strap wedges to the pink-dipped feather angel wings, silver slip dresses (made for frolicking), and essential white separates, the line-up has Bosworth's mark on every piece. "To gain learning experience from the Topshop design team has been a great opportunity for me. Our intent was to create fresh, wearable, and effortless festival pieces. I am proud of our work together and I adore these pieces," Bosworth said.
Along with the collection debut, a short film shot by Bosworth's fiancé, Michael Polish, entitled The Road to Coachella, was released today, too. The dreamy video reveals Kate Bosworth roaming Mono Lake, CA, in a handful of effortlessly styled Topshop looks. Consider this the beginning of Topshop's Summer campaign — which aims to celebrate British festival style and the discovery of music — and click on for your first look at the collection (to be available online and select peices in the Sydney store soon), campaign, and short film. Images courtesy of Topshop
News flash: Christy Turlington Burns has been named the new face, and body, of Calvin Klein Underwear for A/W 2013. The legendary supermodel has been a long-time collaborator with the iconic brand, first walking for in Calvin Klein's 1987 Fall ready to wear show age 18, and fronting for the Calvin Klein Collection campaign the following year. This latest gig sees Turlington Burns pose for the first time for famed snapper Mario Sorrenti, proving that CK is still providing one of the original supermodels with career firsts. This is just the first glimpse from behind the scenes of the campaign, so we'll keep you updated as more images come through.
Take two blonde Australian models-turned-fashion-bloggers. Remove them both from the SLR cameras that are usually superglued to their sides. Slip them into some seriously sexy denim. Pop them on Sydney's heritage listed, industrial-wonderland Cockatoo Island and let snapper Darren McDonald do his worst. Et voila! You have the ingredients for one dangerously sexy campaign shoot. Neuw Denim did just that.
The boys behind the brand, Rich and Par, were inspired by the historical appeal of the original denim and canvas work trousers worn by goldminers in the 1800s. The 'Goldmine' A/W collection showcases Neuw's deft hand with treatment denim and recut vintage styles. Double-dying, hand-distressed details, authentic wear patterns and metallic coatings make these jeans anything but ordinary. Zanita Morgan from Zanita, and Alexandra Spencer from 4th and Bleeker really do bring their gritty best to the shoot. Step inside to get your first exclusive look at the girls getting down and dirty for Neuw.
Remember that ethereal short film/campaign video/dream sequence from Free People that starred the mega adorable Charlie from Girls (aka to the non-obsessed as actor Christopher Abbott)? Well, the US boho emporium has made a prequel which follows the semi-single (sniff) Sheila to Rio for a girls weekend away prior to their NYC reunion. Cue amazing scenery, hot Latin men (specifically one real life professional polo player by the name of Diego Osorio) and some pretty incredibly vacay threads. Word on the street is that Free People is now available in Oz at Myer in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as via their website. Oh, and the odd blurry-lensed flashback to cutie-pie Charlie Christopher. If you're yearning for an exotic getaway with the girls, let this serve as your motivation to get booking. Rio, here we come!
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Lara Bingle is back on deck for Cotton On's Autumn/Winter collection launch — this time swapping her social media reporter title for leading lady in front of the camera. She joins co-horts Bambi Northwood Blythe, Didier Cohen and Tyler Atkins on location around Sydney for the street-style inspired "Follow Me 24/7" campaign shoot, which was lensed by local photographer Will Davidson. She said of the call up, "It has been such a great experience hanging out with the Cotton On team again. The new campaign involves Bambi, Tyler and Didier, so it's just like catching up with old friends when we shoot." And the theads? Think super-wearable, off-duty basics with an edge. Get a sneak peek at the shoot shenanigans before this new drop lands in-store and online in July.
The bar was set high with Beyoncé's Summer campaign for H&M, so it only seems right to employ the supermodel services of Gisele Bündchen for the brand's Autumn 2013 campaign. The Brazilian beauty was spotted in London, posing in a cool lineup of cable-knit turtlenecks, navy blue peacoats, black moto-inspired ankle boots, newsboy caps, and printed shirtdresses. And let's be honest: if there's anyone that can make us want just about everythingin one fell swoop, it's Gisele. While we await the official campaign images, here's your first behind-the-scenes look at what's on tap for H&M's Fall '13 campaign.
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Mambo has a history of tapping the hottest local modelling talent to star as in their campaigns, but this season they've widened their Mambo Goddess net to include Hungarian supe and Victoria's Secret babe Barbara Palvin. Providing the Aussie beach-bunny representation is home-grown hottie Ashely Hart (yes, she of the genetically blessed Hart genealogy). Together, they make one smokin' swimsuit-clad team. We interviewed the fun-loving duo on the day of the Spring/Summer 2013-'14 campaign shoot, shot by Jason Lee Parry on the iconic Venice Beach strip in LA. From carry-on case essentials dodging crocodiles in the Costa Rican jungle (true story) the girls had a lot to say! Put the kettle on, pop your feet up and click on through to see their behind-the-scenes shenanigans . . .
New York-based supermodel Jessica Hart was in Australia briefly late last week, flying in to shoot the Portmans' Autumn/Winter campaign in her home-town of Melbourne. The gap-toothed beauty is the latest to join the local chain store's prestigious list of 'Girls On Top' — including Abbey Lee Kershaw, Elyse Taylor and Miranda Kerr. In real life, Jess is — yup, you guessed it — just as beautiful in real life, and those legs are just as long as they looked on the Victoria's Secret catwalk. Atop a pile of plush velvet cushions in Sydney, we played a little game of 'finish my sentence'. From her eBay addiction, to her own style blog, what she steals borrows from her sister's wardrobe — see what Ms Hart had to say. . .
H&M has tapped Beyoncé to be the face of its Summer campaign. And with the start of her Mrs. Carter world tour today, another round of images of the singer lounging on the beach in the Bahamas have been released. "I've always liked H&M's focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements — fire, water, earth, and wind," says Beyoncé. The print ads and outdoor billboards are slated to read "Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M," an introduction that fittingly reflects the name of her world tour. Additionally, a commercial will be released, featuring one of her new tracks, "Standing on the Sun." So, when can we expect the Beyoncé x H&M takeover to begin, er, continue? The complete collection, alongside the campaign, will be available overseas in May. Now, click on for a look at the latest campaign images.