What do you get when you mix a little something from Russia, Sweden and the United States? More promotional images for H&M’s beachwear collection for Summer 2013. Arthur Kulkov and Tyson Ballou turn up the “Summer Heat” in an exotic locale wearing colorful summer essentials from the Swedish retailer. I need to go on vacay with this duo stat.
I’m sure at this point, you’re a little tired of seeing Beyonce’s H&M commercial playing on the hour every hour on every TV station. Seriously, how much was budgeted for their collaboration with the “Irreplaceable” singer? It’s literally on 24/7. Love her, but I want to see Kulkov and Ballou splash around on the beach in a commercial for a change of pace. Most likely we’ll never see that happen, so check out the still shots as a consolation prize. Enjoy.
H&M isn’t releasing their first television commercial in support of their collaboration with Beyonce’s summer line until May 2nd, but the Swedish retailer dropped a lengthy teaser to wet our appetite. Earlier this year, the 31-year-old instructed us to “Bow Down” and now I see why.
Queen B is serving major Caribbean glamor in the Jonas Akerlund-directed clip. Loving the dark hair in a couple of the scenes. The clip sorta reminds me of one of earlier tracks. She’s giving me “Baby Boy” realness. Remember her sexy second solo music video? One of my favorites for sure. Check out the visual below.
Last month we received our first look at Beyonce’s collaboration with H&M. Today, the Swedish retailer revealed more visuals from their summer ad campaign. Even Lana Del Rey fans who were upset she was replaced with Bey have to admit, the 31-year-old singer is nothing but fierce in these new visuals. There’s nothing to do but “Bow Down.” Side note: I wonder if it was planned that in every picture, one hand had to be over her head. Every shot has her showing her pits ;)
As with the previously released image, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin snapped Mrs. Carter on location in the Bahamas. Whether reclining on a beach chair or posing against a colorful wall, she’s modeling from head to toe. Tyra Banks would be so proud. Check out more pics below.
After months of speculation, H&M made it official today. Beyoncé is the company’s new cover girl, replacing singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey who held that position for about a year. Not only is Bey fronting the ad campaign, but she worked on the new collection as well. H&M head designer Ann-Sofie Johansson revealed, “what makes these pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input in the designs, and they are full of her own personal style.” The new collection is tentatively slated to hit stores in the beginning of May.
“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements — fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.” – Beyonce
Photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin better known as Inez & Vinoodh shot the print and billboard images in the Bahamas. The Swedish retailer unveiled the first image today with Mrs. Carter wearing the “key pieces you need for life in the sun this summer.” The ads will feature the tagline, “Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M.” Obviously an attempt to tie her latest endorsement deal with her upcoming “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” The campaign will also include a commercial directed by Jonas Akerlund and will feature a new track from B titled, “Standing On The Sun.” Check out the first image below.
I can’t believe I haven’t featured Tyson Ballou on the site yet. Shame on me for ignoring the gorgeous American male model until now. What better way to introduce him to you than with his latest ad campaign. PS. He shows off some skin ;)
Once again, Swedish retailer H&M nabbed the 36-year-old to show off their new line. This time around it’s to showcase their swimwear. It features Ballou cavorting around at some peaceful beach resort. A model’s life is so hard ;) Tyson looks much better modeling these items than those après ski looks from their Winter collection. More skin, the better, I say.
Whether you’re more modest and appreciate board shots or dig the retro shorter styles, H&M has an option for everyone. All come in colorful checked patterns, bold colors or stripes. With daylight savings in full effect, Summer feels even closer than ever. I can’t wait. Check out the wide array of options below.
H&M has just released an exclusive short film starring the ever-so-sexy David Beckham and directed by Guy Ritchie to celebrate the launch of the updated David Beckham Bodywear for H&M collection.
In the film, Beckham is in his bathrobe in the driveway and goes out to the car to bring a small box to Victoria, who is in the driver’s seat and about to take off in the Range Rover with the kids. As the car takes off, Beckham realizes his robe is attached to the car and he’s now in nothing but his undies. He turns back to the front door only to see it close which means one thing… he’s locked out. So form there he embarks on an adventure to get his robe back and follow the car. Beckam jumps fences, paparazzi cars, into pools and even runs into a tourist bus that is of course beyond happy to see him.
The new collection is available in selected stores and online starting today (February 6). Check out the very sexy and entertaining video below.
Australian hottie, Jarrod Scott models for H&M Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook featuring a colorful range of suits and casual looks.
Shrunken jackets and cropped pants in bold hues are all the rage for this coming season, but you’ll also find the classic navy blue and blacks. Preppy cotton and linen fabrics are the de riguer here along with a few additional slim fitted suits and resort looks. The looks are finished off with Panama hats and casual ball caps that add a cool addition to pink blazers and green leather motorcycle jackets.
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Last night, at the peak of Paris fashion week, an extravagant party launched the AdR at H&M collection with theatrical flair. Hosted by H&M together with fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, the Paradis Ball took place in Paris famed cabaret nightclub Paradis Latin. The glitzy party married fashion, performance and a live showcase by music star Azealia Banks. Friends and fashionistas, including Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, Jefferson Hack, Poppy Delevingne, Peter Dundas and super models Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, Liya Kebede and Isabeli Fontana gathered to celebrate.
Check out the event video and Anna’s music video titled “Fashion Shower” on the next part of the post.