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BEHIND THE MUSES - W Magazine's July Music Issue

FASHION & MUSIC: two forms of art that I cannot live without. Music has a great effect on me. If I'm drawing, my music has to be on also. If I'm driving, my music is blasting through the speakers. If I'm sleeping, my bedtime playlist is lulling me to sleep. But music also has a large influence on fashion. Actually, both go hand in hand; they're always forming new concepts and inspiring each other. Both have one goal; to create something beautiful. W Magazine's July Music Issue covers 10 designers who are paired up with musicians who inspire them the most. Take a lookie, it's pretty interesting to see which artist each designer chose.


“I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. She embodies the cinematic allure and seductive power that is its essence.” 


"'What I do is super random,' confesses 32-year-old Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, the DJ and producer who fuses danceable beats with surprising samples. Even his stage a ttire—sharp, modish three-piece suits—draws upon unexpected sources. When I was in the UK, everybody from Jamaica wore waistcoats,' explains Diplo, who coproduces an absurdist Jamaican dancehall project called Major Lazer. 'That kind of craziness is what I like about him,' says Wang, who made Diplo the frontman in ads for his T men’s wear line this past spring—a gig that has become a useful icebreaker for the single artist. 'Before, I'd talk to girls about my music and they'd say, 'Yeah, that’s cool,' he says. 'Now I tell them I'm in the Alex Wang ads, and they want to have my children.'"


“We’re really attracted to independent spirits, people who don’t follow trends. Yoko pretty much personifies that.”


“For me, George embodies the modern British look.”


“We liked each other from the first second on. Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?”


"Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy first met West at one of their runway shows a few years ago, but it was his performance at Coachella this past April that made a lasting impression on the sisters. 'It's one of the most incredible shows you’ll ever see,' says Kate (above, right). 'I think it’s because he’s such a visual artist as well.' Since he stepped up to the mic with his 2004 debut The College Dropout, the 34-year-old rapper and producer's nonstop musical evolution has continued apace with his interest in all things aesthetic: from art and design to his devotion to fashion—usually the latest looks, remixed with characteristic hip-hop bravura. 'That mixing of art forms and genres,' says Laura, 'that’s something I respond to.'"


"It was M.I.A.’s 2007 Paper Planes video—with the British firebrand dancing around Brooklyn in an African-print jumpsuit and tiger-striped high-tops—that first caught Versace’s attention. 'Her music and style seemed so fresh and innovative,' recalls the designer. Although M.I.A. burst onto the scene in 2005 with her globe-trotting beats and rebel politics, equally striking was her hyper-colored, multiculti look. Before the shoot for this portrait, for instance, the 36-year-old singer—who once cited Libyan President Moammar Qaddafi as a fashion icon ('I’d love to raid his wardrobe,' she noted)—insisted on two-tone lips and floral nail art, and wanted the tips of her platinum locks dyed a vivid coral. As Versace puts it: 'She is a total artist.'"


"I admire her passion and confidence— she is truly a free spirit." Her ability to speak Costa's native tongue has only added to his affection: "My favorite part of the shoot was singing together in Portuguese."

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Spider Lashes

I don't normally wear a lot of makeup but I do fall victim to applying a few good coats of mascara on. In my opinion, mascara and a little bit of blush is really all you need for a fresh and natural look. One of the biggest beauty trends for this fall is called the spider lash look; thick, long, clumpy lashes that resemble the legs of a spider. Designers like Lanvin, Miu Miu, and Valentino all used this look in their Fall 2011 shows. Learn how to do this trend by watching the video below!