Our favorite Page Six scoop today pegs the cast of the new Cavalli for H&M ads: Jessica Stam, Erin Wasson, Devon Aoki... and Steve Aoki, her older brother, who runs record label Dimmak and has previous modeling experience on The Cobra Snake. To be fair, Steve did once serve as the face of an energy drink, but it's still pretty funny he'll blanket H&M ads across America. So why did they choose him? We suspect H&M is taking cues from UNIQLO, whose oddly candid campaigns have the feel of a private joke. If you know Missy Rayder and the Ruff Club DJs, you feel the ads speak right to you, and whomever you were partying with at 4 am last night. If you don't get them, then it's just a bunch of cute teens on the wall. Either way, it seems to be working at the cash register. By roping Steve into a group of fashion models, H&M keeps one foot in the "underground" scene, even as its brand gallops to the mall. One more thing: Terry Richardson, the skin-loving photographer who shot those UNIQLO campaigns? He's doing H&M's Cavalli spread. Hopefully it will be Stam he shoots naked for some of the ads, and not Mr. Aoki.
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Evolution of the Slash: A Retrospective of Models-Turned-Actresses
Beauty and fame often go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that models and actresses seem to be forever trading places. The latest model to make the jump to acting is Erin Wasson, who we got a first look at in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today. And she's following in the footsteps of some of acting's biggest names, like Mila Jovovich and Cameron Diaz, who got their start as models. But while the model-turned-actress is certainly not a new breed, there seem to have been even more slashes emerging recently: Gemma Ward, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooklyn Decker, for instance, have all made the jump. And the new Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Fury Road) is almost cast entirely with models: former model Charlize Theron and more current ones Abbey Lee and Rosie Huntington Whitely are all set to star. And while the model/actress transition is certainly not rare--it can be hard to pull off (see: Cindy Crawford in Fair Game). Click through for our round-up of the most memorable models-turned-actresses.