with the band


musicians turn models for the fall campaigns.

There are plenty of things to be excited about come fall '13— plaid skirts at Chanel and Moschino, oversized jackets at Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang, and extreme colorblocking at Rag & Bone and DKNY— but the latest trend to emerge for next season actually has less to do with your closet and more to do with your iTunes library.

Musicians like Crystal Castles' Alice Glass and L.A. girl group Warpaint have temporarily traded the stage for the camera this fall, testing their modeling chops for some of our favorite brands. Glass sports cornrows and a piercing stare for McQ's collection of punk-inspired pieces, proving that her trademark onstage intensity definitely doesn't leave when the show is over. Considering the frontwoman is signed with Next Models and is already a favorite of Hedi Slimane, it was only a matter of time until she landed her first gig. Glass is joined by fellow modeling newcomers, the LA band Warpaint, who rep Calvin Klein Jeans' downtown vibe in the color-drenched ads.

Then there's the batch of old pros who straddle the music-model worlds, like Karen Elson. The English supermodel-cum-singer fronts Lover's romantic, ethereal campaign. With her flame-red hair and delicate beauty, there's really no better muse for the Australian label's first-ever campaign. Rounding out the group is Louis Simonon, the model-musician son of The Clash bassist Paul Simonon. The Londoner already lent his face to everyone from Topman to Kurt Geiger, and now Phillip Lim has snatched him up this time around. 

So does this mean that Fashion Week might include some special musical guests? Fingers crossed...but in the meantime, check out the newest crop of multitaskers below. 

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.