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.
Naturally I had my doubts that this would come out following certain dramatics pre album launch, however, I’m really pleased it did and IMG are doing their job soooo well. Here’s the first look at Sky Ferreira in her campaign for Redken as their new “styling muse”. Duh – she’s so on point right now (Forever 21, Saint Laurent Paris and general awesome Hedi-endorsement), it’s not even funny. *plays Night Time, My Time on repeat*
Well that was mind-blowing. Anthony Mandler and Lana’s vision for the end of what has to be one of the most beautifully memorable eras in pop music was just unveiled. I could never have dreamt of bringing to life three of the most incredible songs from The Paradise Edition in such a poetic, haunting and just manner. Closure for a new era has never felt so certain. The premiere last night came hand in hand with the announcement of ULTRAVIOLENCE, the new album and creative vision from Del Rey.
You can experience TROPICO below. It features Body Electric (set in the Garden of Eden), Gods & Monsters (set in modern day Los Angeles) and Bel Air (in a conceptual and ethereal world). Taking on board the creative license to use excerpts from Ginsberg’s HOWL and inspiration from Marilyn, Walt Whitman, Jesus and Elvis – characters that have been so intrinsically tied to the lyrical content of Del Rey’s body of work, the short is lit with the most phenomenal colour palate reminiscent of the lovechild of Aronofsky and Almodovar. It’s brilliant and gripping, yet beautifully subtle and fucked up simultaneously.
Through the lens of Karl Lagerfeld, artist and timeless CHANEL/Lagerfeld muse Baptiste Giabiconi poses for brand’s pre-fall 2013 collection campaign. It’d be interesting to see if Unkle Karl shoots with Marlon Teixeira for SS14 as he recently walked for the brand in Paris. Again, the dark, solemn artistry of the shoot below are almost refreshing as a desexualised Giabiconi takes on more of his grittier guise as a music artist versus his cleaner apparition as a model.