Little Mix Return To ‘Salute’-Era Grunge On Cover of ‘Fabulous’
The video for the group's latest single finds the four-piece set dressed in perfectly tailored clothes and sporting campaign-worthy makeup. But it wasn't long ago that they were chanting "Salute!" beneath dark veils and smudged cosmetics, and it seems they've decided to return to their more sinister looks...at least for now.
On the cover of the forthcoming issue of Fabulous, The Sun's Sunday magazine, photographer Mark Hayman captures LM in outfits better suited for the Mad Max (or, more fittingly, "Mad Mix") battlefield. Between studded gloves, chainlink shawls and enough leather macrame to put a tannery out of business, the ladies' looks have certainly proven that just because they've cleaned up for now, they're still perfectly capable of rolling around in the mud.
"Possibly my fav shoot ever!!! We're coming for ya mixers," group member Leigh-Anne Pinnock captioned an Instagram rendering of the shot, and Perrie Edwards seemed to agree. We're right there with ya, gals.
And though the photo leaves us longing for the days of DNA, Little Mix said in a recent Digital Spy interview that they're happy to shake things up.
"We always like to do something that people wouldn't expect us to come out with," Jade Thirwall said. "The Salute campaign was a lot darker and a bit more R&B...we wanted to change the game a bit, and 'Black Magic' is very pop."
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