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New Louis Vuitton Ads Showcase Michelle Williams’ Flawless Brows And Ability To Wear Any Lip Color

I’ve had last fall’s Louis Vuitton ads starring Michelle Williams pinned on my eyebrow vision board for months now (What? You don’t have a vision board dedicated to achieving your ideal brows?). I’m beyond thrilled that she’s been tapped as the face of the brand’s spring accessories campaign, if only because it gives me some fresh brow inspiration. The new images do not disappoint, showcasing Michelle (and her brows) cavorting with luxe Vuitton purses and luggage, rocking a variety of coordinated lipstick and nail polish shades. Predictably, she looks amazing in every color. Click through for a sneak peek of the ads you’ll see in all the spring fashion mags!

Anne Hathaway “Got Milk” Ad Campaign Cancelled Due To Lactose Intolerant Star Suffering From Flatulence And Diarrhea

Ok, this is just getting sad. After the Oscars, the anti-Anne Hathaway sentiment was harsh, but to drag it out for this long is just really sad and mean spirited. Yes, Anne can be annoying (or so the Internet claims), but she’s a fantastic actress, and in the end, isn’t that what matters?

Even then, the tabloids seem to refuse to let the Hathaway hate drop, and they continue to make it seem like Anne is desperate to be liked again. Um, she’s the lead of Chris Nolan’s next movie, and she’s set to headline “Robopocalypse,” Steven Spielberg’s next big blockbuster (if it ever happens). Do you really think she’s that upset about being liked? To be very honest, most casual moviegoers love her, and it’s just a vocal online contingent that seems to be consistently hate everything she does. Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…

Wes Anderson And Roman Coppola Make Short Films For Prada

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Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are something of a movie-making dream team, and they’ve taken their quirky, manic-pixie-dream-film aesthetic and lent it to Prada for a series of advertorial vignettes. Their collaborative campaign for the fashion house’s latest perfume, Candy L’eau, stars French actress Lea Seydoux as the titular Candy, a baby bangs-wearing ingenue trapped in a love triangle that she doesn’t seem to be too mad about — in fact, it’s quite saccharine. Get it? The campaign kicks off with three 12-second clips, with three longer teasers to follow and then a final full-length spot. Oh, and they’re all in French with English subtitles. Because of course. Watch the first minute-long teaser above, and the three clips after the jump! [Fashionista, Popsop] Keep reading »

I Guess There Are Some Dior Bags Somewhere In These Pretty Photos Of Marion Cotillard

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Whoever is behind the Dior campaign castings sure knows how to pick ‘em! Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Kate Moss all currently represent the fashion house in some form — a pretty flawless roster if you ask me. Marion Cotillard, one of my Frenchie favorites, has been the starring face of Lady Dior handbags since 2009, but this campaign for the spring collection is the first in which she’s wearing Raf Simons, who nabbed the design role at Dior just two seasons ago. I guess there are some fancy bags in these photos, too, but I’m mostly distracted by how stunning Marion looks in those gorgeous dresses. She should be the face of everything, no? Check out both photos after the jump, before you catch them in the May issue of Vanity Fair! [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Kate Moss Gets The Royal Treatment For The Sunday Times

Kate Moss gets the royal treatment

Britain’s Sunday Times is set to unveil its annual Best Dressed List this weekend, so naturally they’ve Photoshopped the faces of English style icons onto the busts of English monarchs. As you do! Kate Moss is the long-standing unauthorized (yet widely acknowledged) Queen of England, of course, but this makes the whole thing a touch more official. I’m afraid I can’t say the same for rapper Tinie Tempah, whose royal likeness you can find after the jump along with Victoria Beckham … [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Karl Lagerfeld Taps Tilda Swinton To Front His Latest Chanel Couture Campaign

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Karl Lagerfeld is one kooky old bigot (whom I happen to find quite endearing, though others may not agree and despite the fact that I am most definitely too fat for his tastes anyway), but he is now responsible for one of the best moves ever made in the history of celebrities-as-fashion faces. It involves Chanel. Also, Tilda Swinton. Tilda Swinton! That’s right: Karl has tapped Tilda to front the ad campaign for his most recent couture collection. The collection was shown in an old castle in Scotland, Tilda is Scottish; it all makes perfect Chanel sense! This is the first time representing a major luxury brand for Tilda, which, how is that even possible given that she is tall, pale, willowy, crazy-cheekboned, ridiculously elegant Bowie-alike perfection? A mystery. Not that I’m complaining, because Tilda plus Chanel equals unnggghghghgjdghdf. It’s going to be so good. That’s the first image from the campaign, above. Very Narnia indeed. [The Cut]

Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Her Love Of Photoshop

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“Oh my god, I haven’t seen [the new Dior campaign]. That doesn’t look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it’s Photoshop, people don’t look like that.”

— Oh, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, always coming up with new, ridiculously endearing ways to worm herself even deeper into our hearts. She loves Photoshop! Jen’s Miss Dior ads are stunning, but I love that she’s acknowledging that the otherworldly smooth, velvety skin in the photos is not the same skin she wears on a regular basis. (Undertones of Buffalo Bill? It is what it is.) It spares us all the self-doubt, not to mention the soul-searching trip to Sephora for Dior Airflash Foundation. But on the real, that stuff rules, just sayin’. It’s spray-on. [Crushable]

Lizzy Caplan Stars In A Perfect Parody Of Fashion Films

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Here’s a confession for the books: despite my fondness for all things fashion, I hate to watch “fashion films.” It’s not because they aren’t aesthetically lovely (they are) or because I don’t want to know about the latest, hippest song that will be on everyone’s iPods come Fashion Week (I might). Honestly, these kinds of videos just sort of make me feel bad about myself — they invariably star some ethereal, flower-sniffing, French-speaking manic pixie dream girl whose lean, coltish thighs do not touch under any circumstances, wearing gorgeous clothes that look absolutely incredible on her and that I could afford only in my dreams. It’s all so wildly unrealistic — and, yes, aspirational — that it makes me want to laugh, right after I finish crying about my tragically unglamorous life.

Vena Cava, the quirky cool-girl line beloved by celebrities and edgy downtown darlings alike, figured out the formula for creating a truly unique fashion film unlike any other, and it includes a strong dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. Entitled “Fashion Film,” the video pokes fun at the kind of ad campaign that makes you want to cash in your closet for an Anthropologie catalogue and a Francoise Hardy record — and who better to star in the irreverent, subtly hilarious clip than the similarly irreverent, subtly hilarious Lizzy Caplan? “Fashion Film” is totally spot-on, and it’s reassuring to know that there’s one brand out there that doesn’t take itself soooooooo seriously. [Fashionista]

Are These Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Lingerie Ads Degrading To Women?

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Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has a reputation for cracking down on campaigns that are otherwise seen as, well, fairly innocuous. Maybe our country’s lack of a similar bureaucratic process has desensitized us to what is and isn’t acceptable for widespread, billboarded consumption (see: anything ever released by the ironically-named American Apparel), or maybe English people are just tightasses. Who knows! Either way, lingerie ads featuring scantily-clad women are pretty commonplace and decidedly inoffensive. They’re trying to sell lingerie, which you wear beneath your clothes, so chances are good that you’re not going to find many turtlenecks on any given woman in any given lingerie shoot. Especially not Victoria’s Secret stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, whose ads promoting her collaborative line with British retailer Marks & Spencer were evaluated by the ASA recently following complaints that the photographs in question were “overtly sexual, explicit, degrading to women and reinforced sexual stereotypes of women.” Keep reading »

Saint Laurent Paris Chooses An Unlikely New Campaign Face

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We have substantial reason to believe that Hedi Slimane, designer, photographer, and newly minted creative director at Yves Saint Laurent, lives by the mantra “go big or go home.” There was no question that the former Dior Homme boss would give the historic French house a firm shake-up once he landed the coveted position early last year, but he’s made some unprecedented changes to the très classic company. Like fucking with the name, for starters — just a few short months after his promotion, Slimane announced that he would be changing the universally recognized YSL brand to Saint Laurent Paris. The industry collectively gasped, and maybe dry-heaved a little. Now it seems that the new Saint Laurent under Slimane’s jurisdiction is packaged to appeal not to the elegant, uber-chic likes of its past demographic, but a hipper, more modern audience with retro sensibilities. Read: younger. Keep reading »

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