The holiday countdown has begun, and what better way to celebrate than with perennial girl crush (and ELLE’s July 2014 cover star) Anna Kendrick?
In her latest ad for kate spade new york, a video spot called “The Waiting Game,”the Academy Award nominee gets locked out of her NYC apartment with enviable schwag in tow. While she waits for a pal to bring her a key, we’re treated to a chic serving of Kendrick’s dry wit, Christmas caroling skills, and a peek at key pieces from the kate spade new york holiday collection. (Also keep an eye out for fashion icon Iris Apfel, who makes a cameo as Kendrick’s neighbor.)
The ad is the latest installment from Kendrick’s partnership with the brand, which chose her as the face of holiday 2014. But this isn’t the last you’ll see of thePitch Perfect star: In 2015, she’ll act as the film muse for their “Year of Adventure” campaign.
“Anna embodies the kate spade new york spirit in so many ways,” says Deborah Lloyd, president and chief creative officer of kate spade new york. “She is beautiful, smart, hilarious, and wildly talented.”
You can catch Kendrick next in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Into the Woods, co-starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, which hits theaters December 25. Until then, check out “The Waiting Game” on YouTube.