Azealia Banks and Diplo on the cover of ’VIBE.’
Photo: Courtesy of VIBE
Helloooo, new music power duo alert! We’ve already gotten wind of Azealia Banks and Diplo’s double explosion of hip hop amazingness a few months ago, when Azealia dropped her Diplo-produced track at a Chanel event in Tokyo. Now they’ve joined forces again, this time around sharing the spotlight on the cover of VIBE. It actually makes total sense, considering how much these two have in common; besides securing some prime music chart real estate, the pair has also emerged as the fashion world’s newest music darlings. They’ve both repped downtown designer Alexander Wang in ad campaigns and stylish vids (Azealia’s the newest face, whereas Diplo showed off his own good looks a few seasons back), and we can always count on their rad personal style to kill it both onstage and off.
The duo cuddle up on the cover, with Azealia swapping out her wavy genie hair for a pulled-back bun. She’s working a Baroque-inspired Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 ensemble (fresh off the Milan runway, folks!), complete with black knee-highs, black lipstick, and some statement gilded earrings. Diplo holds his own fashion-wise, too, looking every bit the ladykiller in a Dolce & Gabbana suit. Also, can we please talk about how his skinny tie and mini hair flip totally top off the look perfectly? Well done, you guys! Not that we really expected anything else…
Check out the VIBE cover story online and pick up the issue when it hits newsstands August 20th.