Megan Rapinoe lands Loewe campaign

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has been tapped to star in Loewe’s fall/winter 2020 campaign.The sportswoman, who captains Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the U.S. women’s team, is appearing in the latest marketing imagery for the Spanish …

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has been tapped to star in Loewe’s fall/winter 2020 campaign.

The sportswoman, who captains Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the U.S. women’s team, is appearing in the latest marketing imagery for the Spanish fashion label.

Photographed by Steven Meisel and creative directed by designer Jonathan Anderson, the debut image from the For Real advertising depicts a violet-haired Rapinoe making a face at the camera.

“Rapinoe’s trademark pink hair is highlighted by the solidity of the cobalt blue background,” a brand rep captioned a snap on Instagram. “Her eyes are grinning, the tongue peeks a boo between the teeth, mimicking the soccer player’s signature expression when she wins. Across the whole campaign, distortion comes across as a synonym of life, movement, and energy.”

In an accompanying series of short films directed by Benn Northover, Rapinoe is seen asking the viewer to confront their truth.

“We have to talk about everything. We have to speak out the truth and not be afraid of it. Find it, live it, be it!” the 34-year-old declared.

And accordingly, Rapinoe is excited to have landed her very first fashion gig.

“I am so thrilled about this partnership with Loewe and Jonathan Anderson. Multiple worlds crashing together, creating something bigger, different, and more exciting than either could alone,” she commented. “To me, the goal of collaboration should not be to stand next to one another, but rather become something else, together.”

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Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut inspired by soccer star Megan Rapinoe

Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut was inspired by American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.The 44-year-old debuted her new ‘do at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Monday and told the FIFA Women’s World Cup winner she was the reason for her…

Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut was inspired by American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.

The 44-year-old debuted her new ‘do at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Monday and told the FIFA Women’s World Cup winner she was the reason for her chic crop.

During her acceptance speech after being honoured with The Rebel award, Charlize spoke about empowering her fellow women.

“The women in this room tonight are putting themselves on the frontlines of the empathy battle, via storytelling, creating opportunities for those who need it most, or just unabashedly being yourself and telling other women, ‘We don’t have to apologise for who we are or what we are,'” she explained, before pausing and pointing at her blonde hair. “And I’m looking at you, Megan. This is all you.”

Charlize’s new look comes just weeks after she debuted a ’90s-style fringe bowl cut, with honey-coloured highlights, which was created by celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel.

Sharing a snap of the actress on Instagram, he revealed that he was inspired by one of the world’s most iconic supermodels: Linda Evangelista.

“I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica,” the hair expert wrote. “I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life.”

Charlize later confirmed that she took the plunge with the daring haircut as part of her upcoming role as Cipher in Fast & Furious 9.

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