Rosalia Graces the Cover of Elle Magazine U.S. for the First Time

Rosalia is the ELLE of the ball…

The 26-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter graces the cover of the U.S. edition of ELLE magazine for the first time. And, she’s doing it in a big way.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 2020

Rosalia, who won her first Grammy earlier this year, appears on two Zoey Grossman-shot cover versions for the magazine’s Summer 2020 double issue. 

In the first cover, Rosalía sports a floral Collina Strada ensemble picked by Natasha Royt, while on cover two the “Malamente” singer shows off her bedazzled manicure and models a 4 Moncler Simone Rocha transparent parka.

Rosalia ELLE US Cover
Rosalia ELLE US Cover

In the cover story appropriately titles “Rosalia Rewrites the Pop Music Playbook,” Rosalia talks about life in quarantine, her acclaimed Grammy performance and the plans for her second album.

Rosalia ELLE Summer 202

Kid Cudi Releases Virgil Abloh-Designed “Leader of the Delinquents” T-Shirt

Kid Cudi is expanding his empire…

The 36-year-old part-Mexican American rapper/singer and actor, who returned to the music scene last month with his first solo single in nearly four years, “Leader of the Delinquents,” has released a fashion tie-up to the track.

Kid Cudi

On Tuesday, Kid Cudi unveiled his new fashion collaboration with Virgil Abloh: a chic T-shirt featuring a sketch of the rapper by the Off-White founder and current Louis Vuitton artistic director with the name of the single emblazoned across the back. 

Kid Cudi T-Shirt

In conjunction with the new merchandise, Kid Cudi also released the colorful lyric video for the track, which serves as the lead single for his first solo project since 2016’s Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’.

Kid Cudi, born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, has certainly had plenty to celebrate lately: Along with dropping “Leader of the Delinquents,” the rapper also notched his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in late April thanks to the debut of “The Scotts,” his eponymous musical collaboration with Travis Scott

Pabllo Vittar Starring in Calvin Klein’s New Pride Campaign

Pabllo Vittar is showing her pride in a big way…

The 25-year-old Brazilian drag queen and singer-songwriter, who has spoken out about the issues the LGBTQ+ community singer the beginning of her career, is now sharing her pride in a global way.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

Vittar has been announced as one of the newest members of Calvin Klein‘s brand new Pride campaign, #PROUDINMYCALVINS

In the official photo released from the star’s shoot, Vittar’s big and bold drag persona is replaced with a minimally made-up Vittar posing in the brand’s yellow Pride crop top.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

But Vittar isn’t the only proud artists named to the campaign lineup…

The campaign also includes queer stars Chella ManMaryVTommy DorfmanJari JonesMina GergesGia WoodsReese King and Ama Elesser.

Pabllo Vittar Calvin Klein Pride Campaign

The shoot’s photographer made it clear the importance of having these stories told by queer people for queer people.

“Using a cast and crew that spans the full LGBTQ+ spectrum, we wanted to make sure that the entire community feels represented, included and celebrated,” said Ryan McGinley. “My goal is always to create honest photos that connect to the viewer on a human level and show the subject’s power and vulnerability as human beings. This mix is perhaps my most core value as an artist.”

Johanna Ortiz’s Full H&M Collection Launching on March 12

Johanna Ortiz is bringing her bold style to H&M

Following an exclusive pre-drop of four dresses, H&M has announced that its collaboration with the Colombian designer will launch in full in March 2020. 

Johanna_Ortiz

The 19-piece collection – which spans feminine dresses, tops, skirts and swimwear – features the exotic color palette, tropical florals and dramatic silhouettes that have become synonymous with Ortiz’s statement-making label. The main collection will launch in select H&M stores and online at hm.com on March 12.

The collaboration is a true meeting of minds: the H&M design team travelled to Ortiz’s native Cali – also known as Colombia’s Salsa capital – to fully comprehend the complex construction behind the designer’s ultra-flattering designs. Hosted by Johanna in her elegantly decorated home, the team was immersed in Ortiz’s sophisticated bohemian world, examining her archive to revisit her signature tropical prints in reenergized colorways.

Johanna Ortiz x H&M Collection

Key pieces include a vibrant red floral maxi dress, a magenta midi dress in broderie anglaise, a black patterned floor-length column dress in viscose crepe – one of Ortiz’s personal favorites – and a ruffled wrap skirt in black and white cotton-poplin. Extravagant ruffles are an important design feature, even appearing on asymmetric swimsuits. There are also some more pared-back styles including a cotton-poplin tunic shirt and monochromatic blouses are palette-cleansing in their simplicity.  

Johanna Ortiz x H&M Collection

“The imprint of Colombia – the rhythm of the Salsa dance, the beauty of the elegant orchids and the effortless palm trees dancing in a balmy pink sunset – can be felt in every Johanna Ortiz design. I’m thrilled to be able to infuse this H&M collection with effortless glamour and introduce some Latin American festivity to the H&M customer’s wardrobe. I hope customers wear the pieces barefoot and with a beautiful flower in their hair,” says Johanna Ortiz, designer and CEO.

Johanna Ortiz x H&M Collection

“Johanna Ortiz has a gift for creating confident, colorful designs that make you want to dance. This collection is both a celebration of Colombia’s creative history and craftsmanship and an opportunity to bring Johanna’s signature feminine styles to our customers. The reaction to the pre-drop was very positive, and now the wait is over, we can’t wait to see how our customers will style this exciting collection,” says Maria Östblom, head of womenswear design at H&M.

Bad Bunny Teams Up with Spotify for Fashion Forward “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” Lookbook

Bad Bunny’s got the look(book)

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer has joined forces with Spotify to give fans a look at his upcoming third studio album ahead of its release on Saturday.

Bad Bunny

Titled Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana, Bad Bunny and the digital music service app developed a lookbook with different styles, sets and images that speak to five songs and musical storylines from the album. 

Throughout the avant-garde looks, Bunny plays with androgynous and gender-bending styles, wearing extravagant jewelry, skirts, dresses and more.

Bad Bunny

“When you feel good with yourself and know who you are deep down, you can wear what you want to because others will know exactly who you are too, regardless of what you have on,” he said in an official statement. “I guess I’m unconsciously breaking all the rules, and not, at the same time. I don’t play by any rules, so in that sense, let those that want to be shocked to be shocked.”

Bad Bunny

Mixing his unique musical and fashion styles, the lookbook includes a romantic Bad Bunny for his Sech-assisted track “Ignorantes,” an old-school perreovibe for his track “Bichiyal,” an empowered Bad Bunny for “Yo Perreo Sola,” a rock-meets-trap look for “Hablamos Mañana,” and an emotional boy for his track “Si Veo A Tu Mama.”

Bad Bunny

MAC Cosmetics to Release Brand New Selena-Inspired Collection

Selena’s legendary style lives on… And, you can own a part of it. 

MAC Cosmetics has announced that a brand new makeup collection inspired by La Reina de la Musica Tejana will be released in April, honoring Selena’s 25 year legacy.

Selena

“Selena and M·A·C Cosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection,” expressed a post on Selena’s official Facebook account. 

This is the second time the brand is honoring the late Mexican-American singer through beauty products. 

In 2016, fans were blessed with a makeup collection that embodied Selena’s style, including her signature red lipstick and an eye shadow palette named after some of her emblematic songs, like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The limited-edition collection released in 2016 was tenderly curated by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” Quintanilla said in a previous press statement. 

The new MAC collaboration comes on the heels of a Selena tribute concert taking place on May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Presented by Q ProductionsSelena XXV-Veinticinco Años counts with a star-studded lineup including Pitbull, Los Tucanes de TijuanaA.B. Quintanilla III Los Kumbia AllstarzBecky G, and Ally Brooke, and more.

Cardi B Stars in Wacky New Reebok Commercial

Cardi Bis ringing the bell…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has hopped on the doorbell camera footage viral craze to unmask Reebok‘s new sneaker in a wacky new commercial.

Cardi B x Reebok

The ad is meant to promote the athletic brand’s new Zig Kineticasneaker. 

But instead of simply delivering the package to neighbors, Cardi B — along with a group of models rocking huge masks of the rapper’s face — decide to put on a runway show in front of the doorbell camera.

It’s hard to tell which one is exactly Cardi B, until she peeks over the mask and erupts in her signature laugh.

“Zig the Runway is about being unexpected and unapologetic about your style,” she statedin a press release. “I always do me and keep people guessing and that’s what we’re showing off in this video. [The] Reebok Zig Kinetica isn’t like any other shoe that’s come before it and this fashion show is like nothing that has come before it. We’re breaking the mold and blazing our own trail — that’s what Reebok is about.”

Cardi B was announced as Reebok’s newest celebrity partner back in 2018, and has been releasing commercials ever since.

Salma Hayek: The Best-Dressed Latina at the Oscars

Salma Hayek isn’t the belle of the Oscar ball… She’s the goddess.

Salma Hayek

The 53-year-old Mexican Oscar-nominated actress and producer looked like a Greek goddess on the Oscars red carpet, while taking home the Best Dressed Latina honors at this year’s Academy Awards.

Salma Hayek

Hayek, a presenter this year alongside Oscar Isaac, stunned in a white silk georgette by Gucci, which she paired with Boucheron jewelry.

Nipping on Hayek’s heels… Penelope Cruz

The 45-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning actress, who presented the award for Best International Film, arrived to the Dolby Theatrein demure style. 

Cruz, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2008 for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelonawore a custom-made Chanel gown made of black silk. The bustier bodice was held up with a halter top that ended in a bow and a white flower, and was completed with a string of pearls wrapped around her waist. 

The look, Chanel said in a press release, was inspired by their Spring-Summer 1995 Haute Couturecollection.

Hayek and Cruz shared an adorable moment together on the red carpet; the two actresses were spotted holding hands while fan-girling over each other.

Salma Hayek & Penelope Cruz

Selena Gomez Launching Her Own Beauty Brand, Rare Beauty

Selena Gomezis a rare beauty… And, she’s got the line to prove it.

The 27-year-old, who has preached about the importance of embracing your individuality her entire career, hopes to continue that message with the launch of her new beauty brand, Rare Beauty.

Selena Gomez

In an Instagramvideo announcing the exciting upcoming project, Gomez is seen trying on different lipstick, eyeshadow and blush swatches, as well as makeup sponges. 

“Being rare is about being comfortable with yourself. I’ve stopped trying to be perfect. I just want to be me,” Gomez is heard saying in the clip. 

“I think Rare Beauty can be more than a beauty brand,” Gomez continues. “I want us all to stop comparing ourselves to each other, and just start embracing our own uniqueness. You’re not defined by a photo, a like or a comment. Rare Beauty isn’t about how other people see you, it’s about how you see yourself.”

The brand’s name is a clear nod to Gomez’s recent album, Rareand the title track, in which the lyrics proclaim, “Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?”

Rare Beauty will be launching in North America this summer exclusively at Sephora. The brand’s Instagram pagealready has more than one million followers. 

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J Balvin Debuts His New Nike Jordan Shoe During Super Bowl Halftime Show

J Balvinis showing off his new sneaker… 

During Sunday’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Colombian reggaeton singer performed alongside Jennifer Lopez, while donning his new Nike sneaker.

J Balvin & Jennifer Lopez

The neon-rainbow-hued shoe with a pink-tinted sole is the first collaboration between J Balvin and Nike’s Air Jordan 1 line, according to Billboard.

The wild design, which features a Miami-appropriate rainbow-packed upper with extended edges, exposed sponge on the tongue, and a happy face logo stamped on the heel.

J Balvin's Nike Air Jordan 1

Beyond his impressive footwear, J Balvin stuck close to home, wearing black track pants and a black hoodie from his own merch collection, with the words “Made In Medellín” emblazoned on the front in his trademark, colorful hues. Also on the hoodie: a flower with a smiley face in the middle.