David Beckham's mum calls him up when she sees billboards of him in his underwear.
The retired soccer star - who recently launched a new swimwear range for H&M - still isn't used to seeing himself fronting brand campaigns in next to nothing and neither is his mother, Sandra.
When asked about whether he gets used to seeing himself on giant billboards, he told ShortList magazine, "I don't think so. Especially not when I've got my mum calling me up saying, 'I've just seen another huge billboard of you in London - just you, in your underwear.'"
Although at first David - who has children Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and Harper, two, with wife Victoria - was embarrassed by the prospect of allowing the world to see him half-naked, he has grown used to it, but he was left red faced in New Jersey during the Super Bowl where there were millions of posters of himself all over the city: "But it is what it is. At first I was like, 'Oh my God I'm sat there in my underwear and everyone around the world can see it.' This year at the Super Bowl it was ridiculous. I've never seen so many billboards of myself in one city. Every corner I turned, every street, I was there, so it was verging on embarrassing after a while."
Move aside, Jennifer Lopez - Gisele Bundchen seems to be the next big triple threat these days, as she's dominated the fashion world, tried her hand at acting, and is now dabbling in music!
The supermodel and mother of two has been recruited by H&M to sing The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" for their fall campaign. The video above offers a clip of the song paired with Gisele recording it in the studio. If you'd like to sign along to her version on your iPod, you're in luck! The Swedish retail giant wil make the tune available for download with proceeds going towards UNICEF.
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Looks like H&M is taking cues from Forever 21 these days.
The Swedish-based fashion retailer has raised some eyebrows in the fashion community due to their latest collection, The New Mix, resembling looks from Balenciaga, Celine, and Kenzo. The ad to the left above, for instance, features a white crop top from H&M's line which looks eerily similar to one from Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2013 collection (seen previously on Kristen Stewart to the premiere of her film On the Road).
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+ Angelina Jolie was photographed on her way to meeting Turkish leaders to discuss the crisis in Syria looking like she just walked off the runway. Or perhaps maybe she just borrowed the loose, flowing, ground-length gown from her latest film, Maleficent.
+ Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus was snapped up wearing a black crop top with a pair of pants that could easily have been her pajamas; however, she strangely seems to be pulling the look off. Perhaps this is the magical work of her new, daring 'do?
+ Avid Twitter poster Rihanna broke her own news that she'll be covering Vogue a second time; Annie Leibovitz is again set to photograph the singer for the fashion glossy.
+ H&M released a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Lana Del Rey campaign, which was shot as a music video of the singer covering "Blue Velvet." Of course, because no one wants to be all that original these days, it looks very much like the David Lynch film of the same name.
+ T: The New York Times Style Magazine published an interview with Emma Watson, who discusses how she used fashion to distinguish herself from her Harry Potter alter ego, Hermione. The profile is paired with images of Emma in some androgynous Ralph Lauren looks as well as one where she channels Twiggy.
+ Lana Del Rey's line for H&M isn't out yet, but the retail giant has unleashed photos of the singer in the clothes to get us talking about it.
+ Speaking of H&M, the folks behind the Swedish company's marketing team have done the ladies all the great service of erecting several statues of David Beckham at their stores across the country. Best yet, he's in his underwear!
+ In a personal and intimate photoshoot, Orlando Bloom photographs his wife Miranda Kerr for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to just being downright cute for doing this together, Bloom's photos aren't that bad for someone who has spent what seems to be more time in front of the camera.
Lana Del Rey is set to become the new face of H&M.
The "Video Games" singer - who already has a Mulberry bag named after her - is said to be in the middle of shooting a campaign for the Swedish high street store, with the ads being revealed later this year.
"She's shooting an H&M campaign in New York," a source said.
Earlier this year, luxury label Mulberry created a bag in her honor and she admits it was a dream come true: "I love the design, it's a perfect mix between old school Hollywood and contemporary style. It's an honor that such a classic and prestigious brand would name a bag after me."
"We wanted to design a gorgeous bag that reflected Lana Del Rey's style and beauty so we thought the bag should be simple and structured yet relevant for now and recognisable instantly as a classic Mulberry piece. We wanted it to be functional with an uptown twist as Lana is such a wonderful uptown girl herself; its shape implies structure yet it has gorgeous squidgeablity!" Mulberry creative director Emma Hill added.
Maison Martin Margiela will create a one-off collection for H&M.
The French fashion house has teamed up with the Swedish high street store to design a special range, which will compromise men's and women's ready-to-wear as well as accessories.
"Maison Martin Margiela is one of the most important and influential fashion houses of the past three decades. I am so excited by this radical collaboration which will give fashion lovers around the world the chance to wear special pieces by Maison Martin Margiela. This collaboration will be a great and memorable fashion moment," said H&M creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch.
A statement from Maison Martin Margiela added, "The democracy of our fashion has always been at the centre of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further. We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all."
The collection will launch in 230 stores worldwide and online on November 15.
H&M's new luxury label will be called '& Other Stories.'
The Swedish company Hennes and Mauritz - which owns COS, Monki and Cheap Monday along with the high street retailer - have registered trademarks and a logo for the new brand.
"It is correct that H&M will launch a new chain in 2013 called & other stories, but this is all the available information we have as of today," said press officer Hacan Andersson. The company is said to be planning the new project after it launches its sustainable red carpet range, entitled the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection, on April 12. Designer Behnaz Aram, who joined the company's design team in August last year, is thought to be heading up the new luxury brand.
Michelle Williams has already shown her support for the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection line, wearing one of its monochrome floor-length gowns to the BAFTAs in February this year. "H&M approached Michelle Williams' stylist Kate Young and they showed great interest from the start. We felt that this was a fantastic opportunity and a new and exciting way to show our design," an H&M representative previously said, speaking about Michelle.
Hennes and Mauritz are rumored to be launching a luxury fashion brand. The Swedish company - which owns COS, Monki , Cheap Monday and retailer H&M which is famed for its designer collaborations - is thought to be planning the new project after it launches its sustainable red carpet range, entitled the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection, on April 12.
Designer Behnaz Aram, who joined the company's design team in August last year, is thought to be heading up the new luxury brand.
H&M spokeswoman Charlotta Nemlin refused to confirm the speculation but did admit the company is constantly working on new endeavors. "We are constantly looking at new ideas; it's a natural part of our work. However, there is nothing new that we can [talk] about for the moment," she told WWD.
Michelle Williams has already shown her support for the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection line, wearing one of its monochrome floor-length gowns to the BAFTAs in February this year. "H&M approached Michelle Williams's stylist Kate Young and they showed great interest from the start. We felt that this was a fantastic opportunity and a new and exciting way to show our design," an H&M representative previously said, speaking about Michelle.
Versace is to collaborate with H&M. The Italian fashion house - headed up by Donatella Versace - has teamed up with the Swedish high street brand to create a collection, which will include menswear, womenswear and homeware.
"I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching its wide audience. The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere," Donatella said.
Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M - who has masterminded collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garcons and Jimmy Choo in the past - added, "Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant - everything Versace stands for. Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the party season."
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