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David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Bowie & TildaDavid Bowie StarsI’ve been quite busy recently, so didn’t have the chance to post this when it was new. Nonetheless, it doesn’t change how brilliant this Floria Sigismondi-directed video for David Bowie’s most recent release is. Starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a happily ageing couple, the pair find themselves hounded and tormented by a whole host of celebrities, who also inhabit the wealthy neighbourhood. The beautiful cinematography, which is by Fight Club’s Jeff Cronenweth, reminds me so much of some of Gregory Crewdson’s most iconic photographs – that suburban veneer of affluence masking a much darker truth. The styling is by Jerry Stafford, creative director of Première-Heure and longtime stylist to Tilda Swinton. Clothes in the video are by McQueen, Lanvin, Jil Sanders, Dior, Lanvin, Pringle, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent and KTZ…so chances are, if you like any of the pieces, you’re going to have to look for a high street knock-off version!

Selfridges Johnnie Walker Window

Creative agency LOVE has worked with department store Selfridges on a window installation in the flagship Oxford Street store. The window display brings the Johnnie Walker ‘Where Flavour is King’ campaign to life and was created by set production company, Millington Associates. As much as I want to see it, Oxford Street during December is very much on my ‘avoid at all costs’ list. However, if you do end up squashed in the Christmas season rush, you should go check it out.

Or you could just watch the video below…

Lana Del Rey & H&M

Lana Del Rey’s looking all pretty in peach in these press shots for the new H&M collection. But she is not collaborating with the high street brand on its upcoming A/W collection, which is a relief, as in my experience previous H&M collaborations have always been a little overpriced and a lot overhyped – remember Madonna’s H&M collection? Bleurrrgh.

I can’t wait to see the campaign video, it sounds very ‘Lana Del Rey’, all sad and weird with those poor little rich girl vibes, like if David Lynch was directing a film adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. This is what Donald Schneider, Creative Director at H&M, had to say about it:

“The mood is very L.A. noir and is inspired by our Fall collection, which also fits with Lana’s own personal style. The commercial that accompanies the campaign is like a mini-film, with a fantastic plot and Lana performing a cover of “Blue Velvet”. There’s never been a TV commercial that’s looked anything like this.”