Style Notes: Ronda Rousey's Beauty Gig; Stella McCartney's Scary Surrealist Short Film
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Ronda Rousey Partners With Pantene [Elle]
Ronda Rousey is joining the ranks of Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria and Gisele Bundchen as the newest brand ambassador for Pantene. The Olympic medalist stars in the hair-care brand's new "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Strong" campaign, a play off the "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" slogan from the 1980s. Says Rousey in the ad, "If you think fierce can't be feminine, I'm about to show you what a strong woman can do."
Stella McCartney Taps Philippa Price for Surrealist Short Film [The Cut]
Stella McCartney tapped surrealist filmmaker Philippa Price to create a new short film, The Uncanny Valley, for her spring 2017 campaign. Price, who has worked with Banks, Pharrell and Alicia Keys, shot models Megan Nison and Bradley Soileau in the resort and inaugural menswear collections for the creepy film set at the infamous Clown Hotel in Nevada. The short is the first in a new series called #StellaBy.
Complex Is Shuttering Print [Billboard]
After 14 years, Complex magazine is shuttering its print operation to focus more of its efforts on its digital platforms. The news came with several layoffs in the art, marketing and sales department as Complex Media moves to beef up its digital video team. The final print issue will be the Dec./Jan. 2017 issue starring Sofia Richie on the cover.
Ruth Negga Covers Vogue [Vogue]
Vogue is kicking off the new year with Ruth Negga. The Loving actress was photographed by Mario Testino wearing an Alexander Wang frock for the January issue. In the cover story, the Irish-Ethiopian actress discusses her biracial identity, her post-Loving rise to fame and her go-to exercise, Krav Maga.