Our forums were treated to an exclusive first look at H&M‘s newest campaign and we’re delighted with the A-list casting. Heavyweight models Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls and Natasha Poly show off the Swedish retailer’s bohemian-inspired swimwear and summer collection, photographed by Lachlan Bailey on the picturesque shores of Antigua.
Our forum members were quick to respond. “Amazing A-list cast. They make this look like a Cavalli campaign!” raved DutchHomme, hitting us off on a positive note.
“Fantastic casting!!” justaguy repeated right away.
In agreement was Nymphaea, who declared the girls were an “amazing foursome.”
Forum member fashionlover2001 continued to share the same sentiments by writing, “The first thing that came to mind was what a wonderful cast. Top models all the way. And the campaign looks well executed. Joan and Natasha look like pure perfection. Actually all the models look great!”
But not everyone was in the mood. “I don’t like the shot, it looks awful. Why does my Doutzen and Natasha look so unrecognizable? I’m angry! Hopefully the rest of it will look better. I see Adriana got the most terrible look,” Benn98 complained.
“The four are great models, but this is all they get? It’s a bit poor, imo. Natasha’s pose is weird and I don’t like how her hair looks. I don’t like Joan’s legs, it looks weird. Doutzen is only decent in the shot. I can’t feel the connection between them, which is sad. Hopefully, there are other shots better than this one,” added an optimistic thatsfierce.
Check out some more images from the campaign and join the discussion here.
Must be something in the water, but as of late it seems like everyone is obsessed with watching celebrities lip sync songs. For some reason nothing is more compelling than watching famous people do what we do in our rooms every morning while getting ready. So Justin Bieber got a couple of his famous friends — including Ariana Grande, Lance Bass, Kendall Jenner, Empire‘s Bryshere Gray, Jeremy Scott (in a Moschino sweatshirt, of course!) and more — to pay tribute to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You.”
Bieber and friends bounce around to the peppy pop tune, and in the middle of the song, Jenner jokingly tells Bieber she’s pregnant (don’t worry, it’s part of the original song, too.) So if you’re keen on watching Justin Bieber flex, Ariana Grande toss her hair and Kendall Jenner be… Kendall, the next three and a half minutes should be absolute bliss for you.
As the world waits expectantly for Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer, ABC is releasing short teasers to get us all juiced for the forthcoming sit-down between the journalist and the Olympian-cum-reality TV dad. Earlier this week, ABC dropped a promo spot for the broadcast, full of 80s guitar riffs and plenty of shadows. Now, the network has released another ad for the interview and this time, there are fewer shadows and Bruce actually speaks.
Of course, he says absolutely nothing to hint at what he’ll be talking about through the interview, though everyone is pretty sure he’ll be addressing rumors that he’s transitioning to become a woman. For this teaser, Bruce offers only one sentence, “My whole life has been getting me ready for this,” which tells us absolutely nothing.
OK ABC, we get it. You want us to watch the interview. We were already going to, but we humbly request that the next teaser gives us just a little more tea.
Blake Lively stars on Allure‘s newly-released May issue, participating in her first magazine shoot since giving birth. The Age of Adaline actress sat for Mario Testino in a series of effortlessly beautiful portraits. On the cover, Blake poses wearing a crisp white shirt with her hair brushed back, letting her natural beauty do the talking.
“Blake looks lovely, it’s a nice cover,” enthused TeeVanity, setting us off on a high note.
In agreement was Miss Dalloway, writing, “This turned out much more beautiful than I imagined.”
Forum member Nymphaea used the words “beautiful” and “pure” to describe the cover, and we couldn’t agree more.
“It’s undeniably beautiful! It’s refreshing and the layout works. One thing I’ve noticed is that Mario’s recent work has been really repetitive month after month. The white background and shadowing gets really tiring month after month. It’s all the same,” MON ranted after a string of positive comments.
Also not much of an admirer was Benn98: “It’s certainly beautiful, but a missed opportunity. The cover line screams ‘get a killer body’, and you have Blake with Hollywood’s hottest body yet we get a close-up. Not a fan of the shading.”
“A bit too airbrushed in my opinion, but she looks beautiful,” offered Emmanuelle.
Will you be rushing out to purchase a copy of Allure‘s May issue? Join the conversation here.
The girls were spied on the set of Swift’s new music video, which is rumored to be for Bad Blood off her successful 1989 album. They donned sleek ‘dos and cat-eye makeup, so we’re guessing the powerful makeup will coincide with some kind of girl power message. After all, you don’t get a group of beautiful and powerful women together to play a pack of shrinking violets.
Needless to say, we can’t wait to see the results of Swift’s star-studded music vid.
Members of our forums were less than impressed with the outcome. “What an underwhelming set of covers. Fresh faces? These 2 have been around for quite some time now,” complained MON as the covers started to surface. “I wonder why they felt the need to do multi-cover? I’d understand if it were all about the NEW talents then by all means give them all a cover.”
“None of these girls are fresh faces especially Zoë Kravitz, she’s been on these rising star list for about 10 years now,” echoed HodanChloe.
“They are awful but I’m dying to know if Iggy actually sells. Does anyone even like her?” KateTheGreatest asked.
Forum member tigerrogue later humored, “I know I’m looking at their faces, but I feel the choice is bum or boobs, because that’s what each is known for.”
Not everyone was left completely underwhelmed, though. “I actually don’t mind the covers. Marie Claire never has the best covers out of the fashion magazines. They are always just ‘eh’. But it is nice to see Iggy get some magazine covers. I’m surprised it took them this long,” RanThe appreciated.
“I really don’t think they’re BAD covers considering some of the actual atrocities we see monthly, they’re just uneventful,” added thenewclassic.
Are you impressed with Marie Clarie‘s newest offering? Vent your opinion with us here.