Beyoncé has just won pop. In one swift move an ENTIRE album featuring 14 songs and 17 videos has just arrived on iTunes. No promo takes the pop goddess to new levels of genius arrogance and one hundred percent deservedly so. I get so genuinely excited about artists making innovative decisions to set new boundaries and make news through art alone, leaving hype aside. With over a year of heavy promo of “Brand Beyonce” through various campaigns (Pepsi, H&M), teasers, leaks, controversy about how “the album was not ready” and that she “axed every track”, the self-titled that just landed is absolutely brilliantly and beautifully produced, across EVERY SINGLE MEDIUM. Congratulations Beyonce, you just made the biggest statement in music and art of the decade. New standards, new era. Download the album in full here.
Donatella once again nails is it with her pop culture casting (following the announcement of Gaga as the face of SS14 womenswear and accessories). Here is actor and megababe Nolan Gerard Funk for the Spring/Summer 2014 Versace menswear campaign, once again photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
In brief, if you are a McMenamy, you are genetically blessed (note this recent editorial with Mother McMenamy for starters). This fact has now been proven by i-D. At the re-launch of i-D online last month, one of the pieces of standout content (creatively speaking) was without a doubt the below. Here’s Lily McMenamy embracing her hobby of yoga in a piece that fits into the creative umbrella of More Than a Model.
As unveiled on GQ this weekend, here’s the insanely hot Diesel x Playboy by Terry Richardson (and obviously Nicola Formichetti) 2014 calendar featuring some of the world’s sexiest creative personalities including Tereza Kacerova, rapper Brooke Candy, demi-mutant Omahyra Mota and my girl Slutever’s Karley Sciortino. Hereby starts my leave Terry Richardson alone campaign. Without going into it too much, the calibre of press articles vicitmising him and his work is (a) boring as fuck (b) with questionable sources that sound more like thirsty models that would sooner sell their story for press or body for a job than anything else.
Kenza Fourati, mega uber-babe and BLK DNM muse extraordinaire has been captured by Mr Johan Linderberg himself for the brand’s eighth wild poster campaign. She wears ‘Jeans 22′ – and that’s pretty much all. The poster campaign rolls out in NYC from today, so you can experience Kenza’s behind all over the city. Just Johan making the world a better place. However in all seriousness, Fourati is passionately active in the social and political revolution in her homeland of Tunisia, with a strong stance for freedom, democracy and the empowerment of women. This image shows her taking on the world.