Danielle Campbell is an Original

23 January, 2015 All, Exclusives No comments

Danielle Campbell is an Original. And we’re not talking about her shockingly being a Mikaelson on CW’s hit show The Originals, which she starres in. She’s actually an original – everything about her feels sweetly nonconformist – from her hand written thank you notes via snail mail to her not at all chliched actress persona.

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The Originals is about a family of vampires who lived in the city of New Orleans where they lived happily. Much to their despair everything has changed and they must take back what has been theirs for hundreds of years. In between 3 seasons there’s passion, drama, betrayal, heated emotional farewells, dangerous alliances, and unforeseen character fluctuation that keeps the fans guessing what will go wrong next. Danielle Campbell stars as Davina Davina is a young powerful witch growing up in the midst of the Michelson drama. She is strong and does anything and everything  to protect the people that she cares about. This season she teams up with the bad boy Michelson brother, Kol, to make a dagger that could put Klaus to sleep for good. As the tension grows, so does her and Kol’s relationship. At the end of the first season, Davina had her guard up and wasn’t very trusting. But it’s safe to say that now Kol has gotten to her and broken down the walls.’ shares Danielle.

Annex Magazine: Can you two relate? 

Danielle Campbell: Davina is a young girl growing up and transitioning into a woman. I can definitely relate to growing up. I might not have the super powers of a vampire as a best friend, but I like to think there’s some similarities between us.

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Danielle will be turning 20 this January 30th and is a lively spirit, sunny, girlish, and normal in the most down to earth way considering her roster of roles. In her young career she has starred in Madea’s Witness Protection, Drop Dead Diva, Prom, StarStruck, and more.

*Make sure to wish her a happy birthday @daniellemcam

AM: How do you prepare yourself for a role?  

DC: For me, it’s important to envision and create the world around me and the character. The beauty of acting is that each character is completely different from the next. They’ve been through different experiences and are exciting to recreate!

AM: In terms of your acting career how do you want to be remembered? 

DC: I would like to be remembered for  playing a lot of different characters and for doing movies I’m really passionate about. I want to do work that I am proud of and that have challenging roles. I love playing characters that are nothing like me.

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AM: Who do you look up to for inspiration? 

DC: Great scripts are inspiring to me and I really look up to a lot of incredible actors.

Danielle will be appearing in an independent film about horse barrel racing where she’s had a blast learning to barrel race. We’ll be sure to share it with all of you as we’re eagerly anticipating it. For now we’ll continue obsessively watching The Originals, and hope that one day Davina will see that Klaus isn’t all that bad he’s just been a victim of circumstances. #TeamKlaus

 

Minimale Animale SS15 Lookbook

Los Angeles based swimwear label, Minimale Animale is all about minimal coverage – the more skin the better! Animale’s most recent SS15 lookbook, The Wild Ones, stays true to their signature minimalism as pieces included harnesses, leather, and mesh materials for badass girls on Harley’s. To top it off is our favorite piece: a to-die-for leather jacket for the purpose of providing versatile separates that doubles as a swimsuit and creating an outfit.

See the full collection: Minimale Animale SS15 Lookbook

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FKA Twigs is All Tied Up and Slimy in ‘Pendulum’ MV

14 January, 2015 All, Music No comments

FKA Twigs starts out her new year with a brand new music video that captures the spirit of her years as a dancer and expresses her creative rule as a director.

Twigs’ new self-directed music video for ‘Pendulum‘, has Twigs literally bound and suspended by her own braids over a pool of what looks like unicorn blood. As expected, the music video doesn’t stray far from Twigs’ boundary pushing visuals and offers rad graphics and a provoking performance sequence towards the end of the video.

Check out the video below:

Hardwell Releases ‘Eclipse’ and it’s Epic… Of Course!

12 January, 2015 All, Music, See No comments

Since Hardwell’s initial debut of ‘Eclipse’ at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last year we’ve been cooling our heels for the ultimate release of United We Are. Fans who have had the pleasure of experiencing the World’s #1 DJ live can now get hyped for the slick, studio finish of a song that has soundtracked memories across the globe. Currently sitting in the iTunes Dance Top 10, ‘Eclipse’ may be familiar to some as it’s continued to ignite his live sets throughout last year and now in 2015.

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Producing the final edit with the intention of it taking the leading, introductory spot on his debut artist album, Hardwell’s “Eclipse” takes over with an abundance of atmospheric strings, instrumental tension and a rousing build-up that explodes upon its peak climax. Listeners are left satisfied whilst also setting the ground-shaking foundations for what is poised to be the album of 2015.

#GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO of Nasty Gal

12 January, 2015 All, Top News No comments

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Sophia Amoruso, the notorious 30 year-old owner of the multi-million dollar e-commerce company, Nasty Gal, has decided to step down as CEO of the company. Taking her place as CEO will be Sheree Waterson who joined Nasty Gal last year after leaving Lululemon, and played a large role in opening the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store in Los Angeles. ”In the past 11 months alone, we have already seen the impacts of Sheree’s strategic thinking and approach in our product offering and experience,” said Amoruso. “She has established herself as an inspiring leader here at Nasty Gal and I am confident in her ability to execute on our vision.”

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Luckily, our favorite #GirlBoss isn’t going anywhere as she’ll stay on as an executive chairman and remain on the company’s board, while overseeing the creative and marketing functions of the business.

Images via Hollywood Reporter, Stickgirljam

Natasha Poly in Tribal Gear for Isabel Marant’s Spring Campaign

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Isabel Marant’s newest spring campaign turns Natasha Poly into a fun female tribal warrior for the spring, lensed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The French label takes on the brand’s more bold side and plays around with modern tribal looks in trade for Marant’s signature boho chic aesthetics. The campaign features an knit-rope dress, oversized belt jacket, printed mini skirt, and #musthave Spartan leather sandals.

“The inspiration for the spring-summer show was something tribal, but not in the literal sense. And so for the campaign, we wanted to show a very modern and urban girl, but also to get across her savage attitude,” Isabel Marant told WWD.

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Images via Fashionista.com

Now Playing: Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

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Last week, British pop songstress Ellie Goulding released her sultry new single, “Love Me Like You Do” from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie soundtrack. The glorious pop track with infectious beat is written by Ilya, Tove Lo, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ali Payami.

The soundtrack also features “Earned It” by The Weeknd and a new version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”. Here’s the full track list:

1. Annie Lennox – I Put a Spell On You
2. Laura Welsh – Undiscovered
3. The Weeknd – Earned It
4. Jessie Ware – Meet Me In the Middle
5. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
6. Beyoncé – Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)
7. Sia – Salted Wound
8. The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden
9. AWOLNATION – I’m On Fire
10. Beyoncé – Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)
11. Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft
12. Vaults – One Last Night
13. The Weeknd – Where You Belong
14. Skylar Grey – I Know You
15. Danny Elfman – Anna and Christian
16. Danny Elfman – Did That Hurt?

The highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey has recently been rated R and will be out in theaters this Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Kim Kardashian West On Her First Very Own ‘Vogue’ Cover

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Kim Kardashian West (or as Vogue Australia calls her, KKW) has landed her very first solo cover for Vogue Australia’s February 2015 issue!

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The ethereal beachside shots have Kim treading barefoot through the clear waters in minimal layers and running slo-mo down the white sand in a jet black Barbara Bui swimsuit and Bassike for Vogue Australia T-shirt. Styled by fashion director, Christine Centenera and lensed by Gilles Bensimon, the Baywatch-esque shoot was a stark contrast from her recently pre-released Love Magazine cover featuring bold bleached eyebrows and artful Prada furs.

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It’s About Time: H&M is Officially Partnering Up With Coachella

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It’s official: H&M is officially partnering up with Coachella to bring a new festival collection, H&M Loves Coachella.

This news isn’t surprising to say the least as H&M is at Coachella every year as one of it’s biggest sponsors. This year, H&M will be having it’s first ever pop-up shop at Coachella where customers will be able to shop the festival looks and exclusive merchandise to take part in H&M’s interactive experience. The collection will include music festival essentials like lace, fringe, and crop tops for every boho-chic girl and graphic tees and shorts for guys. Prices will range from $4.95 to $49.95 and will be available in stores and online on March 19.

Tickets to Coachella have already been sold out for some time but luckily, H&M will be giving away several all-inclusive trips to Coachella in March. Here’s how to enter: customers who bring unwanted clothing for recycling to any H&M store will receive a 20% off voucher of their entire purchase AND be entered to win a weekend at Coachella!

Image via H&M

 

Happy 80th Birthday, Elvis!

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Happy 80th Birthday to the king of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley! 

Not only was Elvis the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, he was, and still is till this day, one of the most influential fashion icons of the world. “He was the guy the guys wanted to be, and the guy the girls wanted to date,” said Kevin Kern, the director of PR for Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Sabrina Antoinette channels her inner Elvis Presley to capture iconic songs like ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, and ‘Love Me Tender’ by the late King for Annex!

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Jailhouse Rock. American Apparel leotard, Anaikka harness, Effy earrings

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Love Me Tender. Nicolas Jebran jacket and necklace, George & Laurel Norbert earcuffs.

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Blue Suede Shoes. Alpana Neeraj dress, Luichiny shoes, Dsquared2 sunglasses

 Fun fact: Elvis didn’t wear denim because “denim reminded Elvis of being poor“.