I-G-G-what? Iggy Azalea is set to visit her motherland next month with fiancé Nick Young in tow, her first time back since “Fancy” and “Problem” went global.
The rapstress will attend the BONDS100 Birthday Party in Sydney Harbour’s Circular Quay on August 19, alongside past and present BONDS ambassadors, like tennis royalty Pat Rafter. In her spare time down under, Luna Park and lunch with her gran is high priority on the to-do list.
“I’m going to Sydney which is relevant to me because my entire family, besides my mother, lives there,” Iggy said in a news release. “I get to see everybody, have a nice meal with my grandma and I’m going to make Nick go to Luna Park. I’m really excited to get to show him where I’m from.”
It gets better, Azaleans. You have the chance to meet Iggy at the anniversary event, by sharing your best dance moves on social media and hash tagging #BONDS100. Winning means you’ll also get to perform. Go on, get moving.
Daniel Johns has debuted his new single, “We Are Golden” in world-first fashion. The Australian musician has teamed up with retailer David Jones for the first-ever fashion shoot powered by music, featuring the department store’s model ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox.
Amplifying the relationship between fashion and music, David Jones, which coincidentally bears the same initials as Daniel Johns, have paired up with the singer for its Spring 2015 campaign, #ShotBySound, in a video which sees three models strutting around the set while he plays the track, taken from his debut solo album Talk. 42 camera were utilised on set, triggered by his vocals and the band’s instruments.
“When they explained how the technology on the shoot was going to work, I thought it wounded really exciting, like a Roxy Music Clip,” Daniel explained to Sunday Style, still acknowledging the mutually beneficial relationship at hand. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it would get the record out to a broader audience,” he explained. “I’m not an idiot — it’s just good business.” (more…)
We called it! Kim Kardashian‘s mission must be to cover all international editions of Vogue before the year is up. At least it’s starting to feel that way since Mrs. West stars on yet another edition of the Condé Nast title. Having already racked up covers of the American, Australian and Brazilian versions, Kim now snags the cover of Vogue Spain‘s August issue because, let’s face it, Spanish Vogue could do with some much-needed press after our forums regularly tear its amateur covers apart. Kim’s latest Vogue shoot is a departure from her usual controversial imagery, appearing subtle and subdued (humongous diamond ring aside) before the lens of Theo Wenner.
Our forums were pleasantly surprised at the outcome. “I actually like it and I can’t believe I’m saying that! I was expecting something vulgar and distasteful, but somehow this is the complete opposite. This is what I wanted to see from her – simple, natural, and relatable (although that diamond ring is beyond belief),” shared MON.
“Of course she had to show that huge ring… But the cover is nice, she looks good,” Oxymore replied.
ThatGuyPaul shared his enthusiasm, praising, “Lovely cover! She looks great!” In addition, Urban Stylin used the word “stunning” to describe the cover.
Also confessing her amazement was marsnoop2: “Might be the best I’ve seen her and I like that her age hasn’t been Photoshopped away, but enough is enough with this family,” as things began to turn a little sour.
New York Fashion Week: Men’s is over and last night, Wilhelmina models helped wrap up the week with a bang. The agency held a shindig at Marquee in honor of its male models, AKA the Wolf Pack and, of course, the place was filled with gorgeous guys and glamorous gals. Laverne Cox, RJ Mitte and Carly Cushnie were just a few of the beautiful people on hand (selves included), but when we spied sibling modeling duo Armando and Fernando Cabral, we just had to pull them aside for a short chat.
The pair stars in Balmain’s Fall 2015 campaign with the likes of Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Joan and Erika Smalls and Gigi and Bella Hadid. The campaign images just dropped yesterday to every fashion nerd’s excitement and we had to get the scoop on their Balmain moment. “This is our second campaign together so it was nice that we could be together again. We always have so much fun,” Armando told us. “Fernando knows his craft and after 15 years, it’s become easy. We just try to give the client what they asked for, but there’s definitely some chemistry because he is my brother. It makes it a lot easier.” Spoken like true professionals.
Through the party, we naturally couldn’t help but have flashbacks to that epic show package Wilhelmina put out that blessed us with images of gorgeous shirtless guys getting all primal as they slathered on glow-in-the-dark paint. The vibe of the party matched the video. We noticed the artwork of Eddy Bogaert, who also did the art for the video itself, around the venue.
“It’s one of those serendipitous moments in life where you put something together that you really believe in and you have tremendous amounts of talent, from the videographers to the producers, the art director to the marketing people to the talent that participates,” Wilhelmina Models brand officer Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper said about the video. “Everybody brings elements to an idea that then takes off and transcends into something completely different. I think it’s that elemental nature that makes Wilhelmina models unique. They’re willing to put that out there, that creative spark. They’re willing to give something of themselves that is more than just a photo or a video. They embody whatever it is they’re doing and I think the guys in the wolf pack video really did that.”
It certainly did just that – and more – for many of us. “They were hot!” Ms. Cooper exclaimed. We could only wholeheartedly agree.
Cara Delevingne is a woman of many talents. She can play the drums, sing, model, act – and she’s also quite a good beatboxer. Delevingne has showed off her skills in the past, but she gave last night’s Jimmy Fallon audience a treat when she delivered an epic freestyle beatbox. As usual, her effort was quite impressive and her beats were so sick that The Roots’ Tariq Trotter hopped in with a freestyle over Delevingne’s rhythm. And you can tell: Cara knows she’s dope.
Watch the model/actress/beatboxer do her thang in the clip above.