Lana del Rey covers Vogue, Sofia Coppola does Marni for H&M, Prada's new vid
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When del Rey inked a deal with Next we were skeptical about her model credentials. As one of the most divisive artists to break through on the blogosphere (not least because of her dubious trailer trash, thin-lipped history) it’s unsurprising that her British Vogue cover has been criticised by industry insiders, prompting editor Alexandra Schulman to defend her in her editor’s letter: "I am many of the thousands of people enraptured by the throaty, seductive voice of Lana Del Rey,” she said. “Once I had seen Lana play at a small event in London, I was convinced that she would be a great Vogue cover girl, even though she is probably one of the newest stars in her field that the magazine has ever had on the cover.”
In other British fashion magazine news, i-D has kicked off The Year of the Dragon with a celebration of diversity. In honour of Chinese New Year the magazine’s latest issue has twelve different covers, all featuring Asian models. The cover shots were photographed by Chen Man and styled by M.A.C’s Director of Makeup Artistry, Terry Barber.
If the fact that Marni is collaborating with H&M wasn’t exciting enough, Sofia Coppola is involved. The Lost In Translation director and Marc Jacobs muse was tapped to produce a promotional video for the collection.
The clip stars Imogen Poots, who looks effortlessly stylish as she swans about a pool party in Marrakech, Morocco. As always with Sofia Coppola, the music is excellent. Bryan Ferry’s “Avalon” is the perfect chilled summery soundtrack.
Prada’s Spring 2012 Americana-inspired collection, put simply, was so good. This week we’ve been falling in love with pastel dresses, hot-rod heels and chevy-print scarves all over again thanks to the just-released campaign video:
Like the print-ads, the video was shot by Steven Meisel. Models Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Kathryn Kruger pull into a shiny silver gas station, strut around for a bit and primp in vintage car mirrors. It is equal parts petrol, powder and prints.
If you’re in the market for a new crib and have a cool $14 million lying around why not move into Daphne Guinness’ art-filled Firth Avenue flat? As well as four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a huge kitchen, you’ll get views of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, as well as quirky interiors designed by Daniel Romualdez. This clip shows the fashion darling/beer heiress hanging out in her not-so-humble abode.
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