Lena Dunham directs cute girl power fashion film

Lena Dunham, Girls’ creator and star, and author of the book that really answered a lot of your questions about life Not That Kind of Girl, is the kind of friend that you want to have in your corner. Her latest project sees her direct a really cute, empowering fashion film for her boyfriend’s sister, fashion designer Rachel Antonoff.

Antonoff, creator of sweet and playful pieces, has collaborated with the Swedish big sister label to H&M, & Other Stories on a capsule collection.

The collection won’t hit stores until May 12 (and won’t hit Australia and New Zealand until & Other Stories hurries up and arrives on our shores) but we got a sneak peek at the collection (prints! playsuits! blouses!) in Dunham’s film.

Starring actress Zoe Kazan, the short film, Vote Audrey, is about a young woman who is campaigning to become president (in super cute outfits) and it details the push back she gets from society in doing so.

For Antonoff, the film is all about challenging stereotypes about women – in a simple, but powerful (and confetti filled) way.

Antonoff told The Telegraph,

“This video sends a simple but important message: Never underestimate anyone based on their gender, race or sexuality. Women’s empowerment goes hand in hand with people’s empowerment.”

It’s the perfect project for Dunham who has never shied away from feminism, or her love of fashion. And yes, of course, you can have both.

Sponsor a frock

You can help the New Zealand Fashion Museum add to its online collection by sponsoring a frock.

The virtual Museum, which regularly curates and holds pop-up exhibitions throughout New Zealand, has been working hard on building an online historical fashion archive and resource.

For $40 you can sponsor the uploading of a new collection item to the Museum website (or give it as a gift). Your name (or gift recipient’s name) will be displayed on the Sponsor a Frock page.

This gorgeous green Carena dress (circa 1973) was sponsored by Kelly Dix. The dress was bought by Christine Bell to wear to a fruit growers dinner and ball. Carena was manufactured by Dandy Sales Division which was located at 27 St Kevin’s Arcade, Karangahape Rd, Auckland.

Green dress for web