Ad Madness: Prada’s Menswear Fall / Winter Campaign Stars Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, & Ezra Miller!


In an effort to contribute some sort of satirical fashion news for a friend’s new website, The Long Island Leek, I got sidetracked with some male-appropriate fashion-related news that I was super excited to share on this very sunny Father’s Day. Also, it’d been over a year since I last featured something about men’s fashion here on Style Darling, so I thought today was a good day to do it. Last year, I shared that actors like Gary Oldman & Garrett Hedlund not only walked the runway for Prada, but were also featured in the brand’s campaign.

However, leave it to Prada to pick a variety of actors, seasoned & up-and-coming, for their new Menswear Fall / Winter 2013-2014 ad campaign. This time we’re seeing two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained & Inglorious Basterds fame, Skyfall‘s Q British actor Ben Whishaw, & Perks of Being a Wallflower breakout star Ezra Miller, who you might also recognize from 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Christoph Waltz for Prada Fall 2013

Ben Whishaw for Prada Fall 2013Ezra Miller for Prada Fall 2013

The ads were shot in London by David Sims back in March, which was “inspired by the irreverent world of ’60s New Wave cinema,” & each actor serves as “protagonists in a drama of wit & enigma.” The unconventional leading men are perfect for capturing the ageless & legendary look of Prada for men, inviting the dapper foreigner, pretty boy artist, & solemn brainiac to the table. Additionally, Prada released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, which shows the actors-turned-temporary-models in action!

For more from Ad Madness, check out previous posts including Rooney Mara’s debut as the face of Calvin Klein’s new Downtown fragrance, Jaeger Le-Coultre’s short film starring Diane Kruger, & Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s. Also, for more fashionable videos from Watch This Style, take a look at the nail polish-inspired video for Couleurs Culte de Chanel, Kerry Washington’s June cover shoot for ELLE, & supermodel Kate Upton’s debut fashion spread for Vogue! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Jennifer Lopez Wears Fendi For Harper’s Bazaar, Zooey Deschanel’s Blue Prabal Gurung Frock For Glamour, Cosmopolitan Gets Julianne Hough & More For February 2013!


There are so many great covers coming out for the fabulous February issues of my favorite magazines & I’m definitely looking forward to flipping through the magazine’s pages to learn about what’s going on in the glamorous celebrity lives of these multi-faceted actresses & Style Darlings. 

First up, Jennifer Lawrence shares her million dollar smile for Vanity Fair‘s cover, including some nuggets of her always charming humor in the featured article.  Zooey Deschanel doesn’t compromise her adorkable look for Glamour in a befitting Prabal Gurung sweetheart dress in aqua.  Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Emma Watson reveals her post Harry Potter plans & how she never compromises her work ethic in an edgy rock star shorts look for Marie Claire UK. Jennifer Lopez gets fierce in Fendi for a silvery, sexy look for next month’s Harper’s Bazaar. Dancer / actress / singer Julianne Hough talks about her relationship with Ryan Seacrest & personal goals for Cosmopolitan‘s love issue!Jennifer Lawrence for Vanity Fair, Zooey Deschanel for Glamour, Emma Stone for Marie Claire UK, Jennifer Lopez for Harper's Bazaar, Julianne Hough for Cosmopolitan, Katharine McPhee for Lucky, Jessica Chastain for InStyle UK, & AnnaSophia Robb for Teen Vogue.

As we anticipate the return of Smash, former American Idol singer Katharine McPhee gets a bold striped look for Lucky.  Hollywood it-girl, Jessica Chastain, makes her mark on InStyle UK‘s cover in a feminine Christian Dior look.  Lastly, I don’t normally follow teen magazines, but The Carries Diaries is about to premiere on January 14th & the show’s star, AnnaSophia Robb, is featured on Teen Vogue, looking every bit a young Carrie Bradshaw. 

What covers are your favorite? Which magazines do you love to follow from month-to-month? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Six Fabulous Mags Featuring The Faces Of Emma Watson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, & More!


I couldn’t decide which October 2012 issue to feature in my next Cover Craze post, so I searched the web for a bunch of covers, which helps cover a lot of bases. Anyway, I’ve just about finished filing through the heaps of pages from the ripe September issues & can now start sorting through what October has to bring, especially considering the fact that we’re nearing the official start of fall this weekend! I’ve selected only 6 October issues so far b/c this is what I’ve received in the mail & I’m still super anxious to see what’s going on with In Style, Shape, Harper’s Bazaar, & Allure.

Be sure to check out Nashville star Hayden Panettiere on the cover of Women’s Health, where she talks about how she’s dealt with the rise to fame from child star to leading lady.  Also, get your girl friends together for a gossip session when you’re looking at the very umm… informative issue of Cosmopolitan with New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel on the cover, looking all sorts of adorkable, as always. I’m loving Emma Watson‘s grown out pixie cut right now & that she’s taking some very youthful, but elegant fashion risks in her article for Glamour.  Did anyone see her on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting her new movie, Perks of Being a Wallflower? Adorbs!

For the season fashion mag reader, Keira Knightley continues her reign as period drama princess while talking about her latest film, Anna Karenina, as the role of a lifetime for VogueGwen Stefani proves that she’s still got it for Marie Claire, baring her abs (two babies later!) while No Doubt preps for their long-awaited comeback. Check out the music video for their latest single “Settle Down” here! Lastly, Britney Spears puts her pout to good use with the help of some stylists for Elle, showing off a combination of some pop / rock star style & talks about her latest gig as a judge on X-Factor alongside British grump, Simon Cowell.  Which magazine cover is your favorite? Who do you turn to for the best advice on fall fashion? Happy Styling!