Puma Releases Images of the Brand’s First Collaborative Campaign with Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is proudly wearing her fashion designer hat…

Puma is showcasing images from its first collaborative campaign with the 25-year-old singer/actress, who was named the sportswear brand’s  newest celebrity designer in September, taking on a role similar to Rihanna’s collaborator and creative director title.

Selena Gomez x Puma

In the images released on Monday, Puma shows Gomez posing for shots in an elevator and vintage car wearing the lightweight Phenom sneaker, grey shorts, a branded velour unitard and black velour jacket worn trendily off-the-shoulders.

The trainers, billed as “fashionable, functional and fearless,” boast all black, pink or olive green colorways with accent pink Puma symbols across the top and back, an ankle-supporting high top, mesh inserts and the brand’s signature mid-foot strap.

Gomez is one of many celebrities paired with the footwear powerhouse, joining fellow collaborators The WeekndJay-ZBig SeanKylie Jenner and Yo Gotti.

The Phenom is available now online and retails for $90.

Jennifer Lopez Named the New Face of Guess

It looks like your guess may not be as good as Jennifer Lopez’s…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has been tapped as the new face of Guess.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, one of the busiest women in Hollywood, has previously made her mark in the fashion world by collaborating with brands like Giuseppe Zanotti.

J.Lo., currently enjoying the success of her All I Have residency in Las Vegas, will team with brand co-founder Paul Marciano, and will star in the brand’s upcoming Spring 2018 marketing campaign.

“When I got the call from Paul Marciano asking me to become the new Guess Girl, I was thrilled and excited to be a part of such an iconic brand that I have loved since I was a teenager,” she said in a statement. When I look back at early Guess campaigns through the years, you see all of these beautiful models and iconic images that Paul has created. It is a tremendous compliment to have been selected for Guess’ spring 2018 campaign.”

Lopez joins current Guess campaign stars including singer Camila Cabello and rapper A$AP Rocky.

Her campaign was shot in an elegant villa by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova and draws inspiration from her life as a performer and actress.

“Jennifer Lopez is a Guess Girl’s dream! She is an accomplished artist, she is iconic, and sensual,” added Marciano.

“Jennifer’s impact and influence continues to grow and this campaign celebrates the notion that women get more beautiful and talented as they gain life experience. Her beauty and class shine through this campaign and I am so excited Jennifer accepted to be our new Guess Girl and at the same time ‘Femme Fatale‘ of Marciano.”

By working with the label, Lopez, who was recently named one of the highest paid women in the music business by Forbes, follows in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer, Drew Barrymore, Adriana Lima and Kate Upton.

Cardi B Graces the Cover of New York Magazine

Cardi B is an Empire State cover girl…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper graces the cover of New York Magazine in what she called a “dream come true” on social media.

Cardi B New York Magazine

Cardi B, a native of The Bronx, touches on a number of topics in the feature, including feminism, wedding plans, staying in the music industry and possibly getting more cosmetic surgery.

Allison P. Davis wrote the cover story, which focuses a good portion on feminism — something the “Bodak Yellow” rapper seems interested in redefining. Per the piece, Cardi B isn’t in any rush to identify herself as a “feminist.”

Cardi B New York Magazine

“You know what? I’m not even gonna consider myself nothing,” she said. “Here’s the thing that bitches got me fucked up when it comes to that word. People think that being a feminist is a bitch that, like, went to school. They wear skirts all the way to their motherfucking ankles like a goddamn First Lady. That’s not being a feminist. Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do. N—as hustle, and I hustle n—as.”

The “feminist” conversation around Cardi was sparked last year when she covered Vibe Magazine with the bold title beside her. Cardi responded to haters in November of last year with a video posted to her Instagram, saying, “The problem is that being a feminist is something so great, but y’all don’t want me to be great.”

Cardi B, who graced the cover of Rolling Stone in October, has had a breakout year, with “Bodak Yellow” enjoying it’s 18th week on the Billboard Hot 100.

This week, she notched her first three hits on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart simultaneously with “Bodak Yellow” and serving up fire assists on “MotorSport” and G Eazy’s “No Limit.”

Read New York Magazine story in full here

Swizz Beatz Collaborates with Bally & Ricardo Cavolo for Art-Inspired Capsule Collection

Swizz Beatz is bringing new meaning to the phrase “wearable art”…

The 39-year-old half-Puerto Rican hip-hop artist and record producer has collaborated with Bally for a new capsule collection, with an assist from Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo.

Swizz Beatz

Beatz personally reached out to Bally via Instagram asking to ceam up, and he wanted to make sure whatever he created was artistic enough to be considered art.

“It’s a dream collaboration,” Beatz tells Billboard of Bally x Swizz, his new, illustration-centric collection with luxury footwear brand Bally, available now. “I’ve been a fan of Bally since back in the day, growing up in the South Bronx. Bally used to be the signature of making it, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh with “Fresh dressed like a million bucks/Threw on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks,” and now to come back years later and be the one to bring things to a new generation…it’s amazing.”

Bally x Swizz

The idea to collaborate with the second oldest heritage brand in the world (second only to Hermes) came to Beatz while at London’s Heathrow airport.

“I saw these sneakers at the Bally store there and was like, ‘okay, these are cool. But why doesn’t anyone wear them?’

In Bally’s mind, they thought what they were doing was perfectly fine, because the leather, the know-how, the fabrics; those have always been the best. But they were very conservative about it. That’s not what the young people want,” Beatz says.

As a result, their first capsule collection is unlike any Bally line previously produced, and hopefully will be one the younger set is clamoring for. Textured leather backpacks ($825), lace up high tops ($595), slip-on sneakers ($425) and a handful of luxury accessories (iPhone cases, keychains, sweaters and even varsity jackets ranging from $125 to $1,695) are decorated with Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo’s folk art-inspired protagonists; pious-looking symmetrical symbols designed in bright, Barcelona-like colors.

Bally x Swizz

“When I spoke with Swizz about the concept of the collection, he told he wanted me to create something about when the artist works with total freedom, the creation with no borders, free spirit,” Cavolo said of the inspiration behind his exclusive illustrations. “So I decided to create a few characters representing the artists who let the animal they have inside, out. Working with freedom and no borders means to work with that animal inside of us. These characters are a sort of gods or shamans with his/her spirit animal as totems.”

When asked about choosing Cavolo, Beatz said he wanted an artist whose work felt, at its core, “diverse with no color boundaries.”

“It’s very important for art to be freedom of expression, and I didn’t want people to say this is only a hip-hop thing or only a black thing or only an Asian thing. I wanted people to feel like they can be part of it,” Beatz said. “The world is very fragile right now, people are very fragile right now. At the end of the day being an African American from the South Bronx, people think I should only have one style, one taste. But I broke out of that 20 years ago and I want to help other people break out of that too. We’re inspired by the world, not just our surroundings. When I started traveling decades ago, I started collecting art from all places from the world. When I look at art now, I see cultures and united ideals instead of peoples skin.”

The Bally x Swizz capsule collection is available at bally.com and Bally stores, with products ranging from $125 to $1,695.

Mariah Carey Gives Vogue Magazine Tour of Her High-Style Closet

Mariah Carey isn’t afraid to show off her high style…

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer recently posted a clip on Instagram of the closet tour she gave Vogue, confessing she has a more upscale style while holding a monogrammed champagne glass.

Mariah Carey Vogue Closet Tour

Included in the clip are vast arrays of high heels — seemingly color-coordinated in shades of pink, black, purple, gold, orange and everything in between — and high-end handbags perched next to swaths of glittering dresses and skirts.

“I’m a shoe fanatic,” Carey says. “I don’t know, I can’t even believe these are my shoes, whatever.”

Carey also points out a bright pink purse, explaining that it’s a gift from Floyd Mayweather and that “he told me every time somebody asks to make sure they know it’s a gift from Floyd, so… It’s from the champ.”

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Camila Cabello Shares Her New English & Spanish Skechers Commercials

Camila Cabello is Skech-ing out…

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member has released the first English and Spanish commercials for her new campaign with Skechers.

Camila Cabello

Cabello promotes Skechers Hi-Lites in the dual language videos.

Beside bright colors in a flavorful Miami-like setting, the singer appears out and about with friends on the streets and practicing her choreography back stage, all while showing off her fun, shiny kicks.

In a statement, Cabello said, “It’s so important for me to pay homage to my Cuban/Mexican roots. My culture is such a huge part of who I am. While working on my solo album, I have been listening to Spanish and English musicians — pulling inspiration from influencers I grew up with. I grew up speaking Spanish around my house and listened to primarily Spanish music before discovering Michael Jackson and all of the artists I listen to today.”

Demi Lovato Designs Sportswear Collection for Kate Hudson’s Fabletics

Demi Lovato is expanding her empire into the fashion world…

After meeting actress and Fabletics founder Kate Hudson at the gym, the 24-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has a strong interest in being part of Hudson’s sportswear endeavors.

Demi Lovato Fabletics

“We connected, and she’s just a really cool person. So when Fabletics came to me with the offer, I knew I couldn’t resist. It was something that was the perfect fit,” Lovato tells Billboard.

Proceeds from the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection directly benefit the United Nations Girl Up initiative. The focus is on their SchoolCycle program, which works with UNFPA to give girls bicycles, spare parts and maintenance training to provide a quick and safe mode of transport to school.

For Lovato, who champions self-love and body confidence, the charity aspect of the capsule collection is a necessary element.

“I’m all about female empowerment, and I think anytime you can empower other women to be a stronger, better version of herself, I’m all for it,” she says. Adding that her advice for girls who are feeling upset or lacking self-confidence is “don’t allow anything to get you down. It’s all about being the best version of yourself. Whether you have to do daily affirmations and tell yourself that you’re beautiful, you’re a rock star or strong. You just have to do it.”

Demi Lovato Fabletics

Lovato makes time for morning workout sessions six times per week where she does a variety of strength and stamina building moves through MMA fighting along with weight training, conditioning, and strengthening exercises with a personal trainer.

“I really don’t like pushups, but I like burpees because I feel like I’m doing something [effective] and those are probably my favorite [exercise move].” Lovato also notes that she enjoys listening to hip-hop and rap music while training, including “Unforgettable” by French Montana ft. Swae Lee [of Rae Sremmurd] and “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar.

As for what’s next in her 15-year career? A YouTube exclusive documentary and new music, naturally.

“I’m releasing an album later this year, so my fans can look forward to that. It’s more soulful and I want to go more R&B with it.”

Click here to purchase Demi Lovato’s Fabletics Collection.

J Balvin Appears in Ovadia & Sons Spring 2017 Campaign

J Balvin is getting his fashion on…

The 31-year-old Colombian urban singer, a fashion enthusiast, takes center stage in the new Ovadia & Sons Spring 2017 campaign.

J Balvin

Donning formal and casual looks from the collection, including a light grey suit and military-inspired bomber jackets, J Balvin was photographed in California’s Joshua Tree National Park for the lookbook, which includes a special Q&A with the singer/songwriter.

J Balvin

“We connected with J the moment we met him. Although we grew up worlds apart, we share a lot of the same interests in fashion, art and music,” the New York-based brand said in a statement. “His sense of humor, energy and spirit is something you want to be around. It shines through in his music and we believe it’s a big part of his groundbreaking success. Disconnected from the everyday hustle, we captured Jose in his purest state.”

J Balvin

This year, J Balvin, who is a seven-time finalist to the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, served as an ambassador for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, becoming the first Latin musician to be named as ambassador.

MAC Cosmetics to Replenish Its Limited Edition Selena Collection

MAC CosmeticsSelena collection is getting a refill…

The cosmetics line has announced plans to restock of the brand’s limited edition Selena Quintanilla collection, back by popular demand.

Selena Quintanilla

Originally requested via an online change.org petition from her fans back in February 2015, the 14 piece collection finally launched this past October with colors named after the legendary late Tejano singer’s biggest hits, including a deep, wine-red lipstick called “Dreaming of You“, a dusty-pinky beige eyeshadow named “Missing My Baby” — and, of course, MAC‘s signature Lipglass in a sheer pink with silverly flakes, named after Selena’s ubiquitous “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”.

All products, except Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black, will be available for purchase Wednesday, December 28 at 12:01am EST on maccosmetics.com, and in stores everywhere in the U.S and Canada on Thursday, December 29.

Gomez: The New Face of Coach

Selena Gomez is reporting for Coaching duty…

The 24-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer, who recently was named favorite pop/rock female artist at the American Music Awards, has been named in the new face of Coach.

Selena Gomez

As part of the deal, Gomez will work on a special design project with creative director Stuart Vevers, according to the singer.

“I am so excited to work with Coach and love the clothes and accessories designed by Stuart Vevers. I am especially looking forward to getting to know the Coach team as well as becoming involved in the Foundation’s support of Step Up,” Gomez said in a statement. “On top of all that, collaborating on a piece with Stuart for next fall makes this beyond special to me.”

Gomez reportedly signed a $10 million deal with the label, according to Page Six.

“The woman I design for is authentic, honest and possesses a romantic charm mixed with a cool, confident attitude. Selena embodies all of these qualities perfectly — but the fact that she has always loved Coach, and believed so strongly in our philanthropic mission, made her a true Coach Girl,” said Vevers.

The singer was most recently spotted wearing a Coach vintage car tee.

With the partnership, Coach is tapping into one of the world’s most influential figures (with 103 million Instagram followers, making her the most-followed on the photo-sharing platform) to draw in younger fans and to help revamp the 75-year-old brand.

Gomez has previously served as a brand ambassador for Pantene, as well as designed collections for Adidas NEO.