If the acting thing doesn’t work out for Cara Delevingne, at least she’s got her stellar modeling career to fall back on. The model’s raked in prominent spots for Chanel, Balmain and Mulberry‘s fall campaigns and now, Cara D’s lending her talents to Topshop, with the brand snagging the model as its first-ever solo campaign star.
Topshop creative director Kate Phelan styled the shoot and Alasdair McLellan was tapped to lens the whole thing. The result? A lot of photos of the model staring really intensely. It’s a stark contrast from the accompanying campaign video, which shows Cara goofing off with a lightsaber and several confetti stars stuck to her face.
Not to be outdone by Cara is her pet bunny, Cecil, who she actually met on set for this particular shoot. Cecil was initially meant to be a prop, but Cara loved him so much, she begged to keep him. And thank goodness they let her — our Instagram feeds have been made more adorable for it.
Cara’s been publicizing the campaign all morning, posting images to her Instagram feed. You can check out a few of the images there, and the rest in our forums.
Below, peep the campaign video and see Cara and Cecil’s first meeting.
Target has collaborated with a bunch of pretty nifty international designers, including Roberto Cavalli, Zac Posen and Stella McCartney, but the Australian department store’s newest partnership will be its biggest yet. As reported by Ragtrader, Missoni and Target have joined forces to create a 220-piece collection, with the range expected to drop as early as October.
How are we only hearing about this now, you ask? Well, apparently it’s been in the making for over a year, with both Target and Missoni working long and hard to make sure the collection meets expectations for both brands. Target Managing Director Stuart Machin told Ragtrader, “This collaboration has been over 14 months in the making, and the Missoni and Target teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the collection offers amazing fashion and quality at great prices.”
The extensive collection will span womenswear, menswear, kids’ clothing and homewares, with several exclusive prints set for the predictably amazing range. And with prices ranging from $10 to $169, decking out our homes and families in highly-covetable Italian design has never been so accessible. Missoni for Target will launch in 60 stores across Australia and online, if you’re worried about the inevitable trampling come launch day.
- Love her or hate her, folks are clamoring to capitalize off the buzz surrounding Iggy Azalea, including MTV, who has just tapped the Australian rapper to host its House of Style show. [Vibe]
- Nicki Minaj fires back at haters over her bootylicious “Anaconda” cover by posting photos of “acceptable” butts, since, you know, showing your cheeks when you’ve got a full, round rump is so ~scandalous~. [Styleite]
- Admit it — you use emojis in text messages more than actual words. And you’re not alone! [NYT]
- Burt’s Bees is launching an organic cotton children’s line…and it looks totally adorable. [WWD]
- For the first time, the Pirelli calendar will feature a plus-sized model. [WWD]
- Khloe Kardashian says she hasn’t had sex with her new boo, French Montana, in several days because of Ramadan. And that’s your dose of TMI for the day. [Page Six]
- A recent interview with Vogue Paris is causing folks to speculate whether Daria Werbowy is engaged or not. [Fashion Copious]
- How do you gift Kate Middleton, the girl who has everything? If you’re Victoria Beckham, you do it with a pair of Christian Louboutin boots. [InStyle]
- The CFDA has taken control of the Fashion Week Calendar — be prepared for a few changes… [WWD]
Image: Next Model Management
Cora Corré, Dame Vivienne Westwood’s striking 17-year-old granddaughter, has joined her fashionable family by signing to top agency Next Model Management.
This won’t come as a total surprise to anyone who saw Cora in her modelling debut for LOVE magazine last year, but the daughter of Agent Provocateur founders Serena Rees and Joe Corré has taken a step to cement her new career by signing fully with the renowned agency who also boast the likes of Alexa Chung, Jamie Bochert and Lily McMenamy on its books.
It’s not hard to see why she has been signed up, either, with her dark, striking features and amazing hair, which may not be the flamed hue of her rebellious grandma, but has us feeling jealous nonetheless.
Next Model’s London president Amanda Bretherton is totally taken with her as well, saying, “Cora has such an infectious personality and a true love and understanding of British fashion. Our clients love her — she is so beautiful and fun to be around. She is part of the new wave of bright young London things. We are thrilled to be representing her at Next.”
Unsurprisingly with her fashion lineage, Cora has already had a stint on the catwalk, walking for Westwood’s Gold and Red label collections in London and has also walked for Giles. So the Brits are already team Cora, in and out of the family.
Daria Werbowy has knocked it out of the park once more. The Lancôme beauty stars on The Wall Street Journal‘s all-important September 2014 issue, which is due out August 16. Captured by Josh Olins, Daria is shot against a studio backdrop and is styled in a modern 70s-inspired look by Alastair McKimm, wearing a mixture of Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Daria and Josh have previously collaborated on Mango‘s Fall 2014 advertising campaign.
IMAGE CREDIT: WWD.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
It’s no wonder members of our forums are head-over-heels for WSJ‘s latest cover. “Love love love it!!! Everything is working for me! Werk it Daria!!!” enthused fashionlover2001.
“Such a kick *** cover! Cool, effortless, classy, confident. Truly stunning!” wrote congacon.
Bertrando3 agreed: “Daria looking incredibly chic and gorgeous (note the return of fur) on the cover of The Wall Street Journal is really nice.”
MyNameIs appreciated seeing Daria in different styling and wrote, “Daria looks amazing. I love that they’ve styled her like this instead of that usual casual/hobo/rock/unwashed style they usually put her in.”
“Agreed, it’s nice to see a more polished version of her compared to the rocker thing you mentioned, or the raw and messy haired version we also frequently see of her. This is lovely,” replied HeatherAnne.
“This cover shot is a perfect example of Daria’s versatility and why she’s one of the highest paid and most sought-after models working right now,” complimented lelaid.
I doubt I will be able to get through the weekend if I don’t see Daria’s cover story (if there actually is one — let’s hope!), because I am completely sold on everything about this! Await the content and in the meantime, join the discussion here.
Maybe Saginaw County, Michigan Sheriff William Federspiel was onto something when he blamed Orange Is the New Black for making orange prison jumpsuits in vogue. It seems the prison chic bug has also bit Alexander Wang. The label released its Fall 2014 campaign, and the concept is all about jail. Wang tapped Steven Klein to lens a series of images featuring Anna Ewers, Vanessa Moody, Lexi Boling, Kat Hessen and Katlin Aas posing through a prison-like window — so yeah, maybe we are a little obsessed with the Netflix series…
Image: Alexander Wang
But we wouldn’t have it any other way. The campaign also seems to be a hit with our forum members, who are pretty much gushing over Wang’s latest.
“Wang and Klein hit it out of the ballpark once again,” wrote Melancholybaby. “Happy to see Anna return after last season too. The concept will do wonders for the collection.”
LRlovesDaria called it a “spectacular campaign,” while anlabe32 called it “sublime.”
Even Fiercification seemed to like the ad in spite of his reservations: “Anna is stellar here…I feel we’ve seen this theme from Meisel/Alex White before a few years ago in that W ed and Klein’s images are still over-saturated, but those quibbles aside, I really like these images; particularly the second.”
Vitamine W, however, wasn’t as impressed as the rest: “Excuse me, if one quasi subversive theme is beaten to death by the fashion click [sic] it’s prisons, schools, fences and cellblocks. I’m truly disappointed by the lack of imagination by team Klein and worse by ‘creative’ director Pascal Dangin. The pictures are technically decent, Anna looks great but it’s not working for me, this pseudo bad girl vibe, again. Besides that, I wish Vanessa would have taken the star role and other models from the superbly casted show would have rounded off the cast, but this bunch is just a poor selection.”
“Jail? Looks a bit more like schoolgirl detention to me,” offered a confused lucy92.
What say you? Do you love Wang’s latest, or should he be locked up for crimes against fashion? Peep the rest of the images below and join the discussion in our forums! (more…)