To break up your week, we’re bringing you the latest (and most stylish) star-filled ads — including Kate Hudson‘s sexy red calendar for Campari, Cody Simpson’s beachy, California-inspired winter campaign for Hollister and more!
Michelangelo di Battista
You’ve seen the actress glam it up on the red carpet, but you’ve never seen her step out in two jaw-dropping ensembles at once! Hudson stars in Campari’s 2016 calendar campaign playing two opposing political candidates, Bitter and Sweet, to highlight the liqueur’s complementing flavors.
In the ads, shot by fashion photographer Michelangelo di Battista, Hudson dons sexy red outfits — everything from chic jumpsuits to glamorous gowns — on the red carpet, a private jet and even in the backseat of a town car.
“For me, this project meant much more than producing a calendar; it was a creative process telling a great story. It was a fabulous campaign that challenged me to bring out two different sides of myself to ensure that the pictures told the story in a creative and beautiful way and that is exactly what we’ve achieved,” the star said in a statement. “Personally I lean towards the sweeter side of things, however my taste buds definitely love bitter! Though a play on flavor profile, this year’s theme asks people to take a stand for what they believe in, which to me is a very powerful message.”
Happy holidays, mates! Australian singer Cody Simpson, along with his band, Coast House, is teaming up with Hollister for its winter campaign, starring in the clothing brand’s ads and promotional videos, to bring fans “#InstaJoy” all season long.
“Hollister embodies everything that we love about Southern California: fun, relaxed and carefree,” Simpson said in a statement. “Coast House and I are excited to partner with them to bring that same spirit to fans around the world this holiday season.”
If you happen to be a Simpson fan, be sure to keep an out for surprise events and performances from the singer and his bandmates on the California-based brand’s social media accounts.
Kmart wants you to give back this season. The retailer has partnered with St. Jude this year to promote The Giving Hat (it’s only $5!), which gives $1 from every purchase to help support children with cancer.
Stars like Bella Thorne, Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Greene have all sported the logo-ed beanie in the hopes of raising awareness and funds for the nonprofit.
And lastly, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods want you to forget about emptying out your bank accounts this holiday season. Just say no to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday door buster deals. Instead, the discount shopping destinations want you to remember the reason for the season by staying in and spending time with your families. So, really, put your credit cards away.
“There are few moments throughout the year when family and friends are in the same place at the same time, and we want people to put value on what really matters during the holidays,” said Gina Bollus, spokeswoman for T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. “In our world, we offer thoughtful gifts at amazing prices every day so that you can cherish that precious time with your family and shop on your time, instead of rushing out for the hottest holiday deal.”
And as an added bonus for saving some cash, the three brands will be holding three contests on their respective social media accounts. Happy not shopping!
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