Shake It Up

02.09.2011 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Fashion is a serious business and campaign adverts are usually no laughing matter. Luckily, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is a man unafraid to raise a smile. Lanvin’s new fall 2011 campaign video is the cheesiest fashion party out there and we want in.

Shot my Steven Meisel and starring the boogie-licious Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann dancing to Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me, they pull off the kind of dance moves only a supermodel wearing Lanvin could. But it’s the designer himself’s entrance at the end that stops the show, proving funny is the new fabulous in fashion.

Watch the video at LANVINtube

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Redder Than Red

28.05.2010 | Blog , Music | BY:

It’s hard to imagine luminous skinned, flame-haired beauty Karen Elson being bullied at school. But now the model, and mother of White Stripes Jack White’s children, is having the last laugh. The title of her brilliant blues-inspired new album stems from her school time nickname, ‘The Ghost Who Walks’. Haunting and atmospheric – with a lyrical dexterity that’s comparable to a fledgling Nick Cave – Elson shows the vocal strength and timbre of Cat Power, or an Americana PJ Harvey, as she moves between murder ballad to lonesome lament.

Her transition from model to musician is definitely a family affair – produced by her husband, her band mates include The Dead Weather’s Jack Lawrence and Meg White’s husband, Jackson Smith (son of Patti). It’s not far from the circus-like vaudeville group, Citizens Band that she was once a part of. Ultimately, there’s no doubt that Elson is both beautiful and talented – for which we love and salute her – but she’s also so incredibly lucky. What other musician could hope to launch their music career post-thirty? The people of Oldham must be dead proud.

‘The Ghost Who Walks’ released on Third Man/XL records, out now.

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