So, it’s definitely more feathers than fashion, but I am loving Emma Watson on the cover of Elle UK‘S November issue. The sherbet-coloured cover is unconvential, abnormally cropped and was shot by Rankin. A cover after my own heart! What do you think?
Next collaboration with Target? It’s Jason Wu!
Yesterday, @TargetStyle tweeted: “Who is the next #TargetDesigner? Get your sleuthing gear on, we’re about to share some clues.”
Then, “#TargetDesigner Clue 1: the new @TargetStyle designer began sketching the future of fashion at 5 years old.” (Any Wu fan would know he designed and sewed doll clothes as a child!)
Then, the second clue: “#TargetDesigner Clue 2: A beautiful visual… could it be from the next collection? tgt.bz/6016RVb8″
No more clues needed! Placing all my bets on Jason Wu.
Remember when America’s Next Top Model castoff Fatima Siad walked the Dries van Noten runway? (Come on, it was only two days ago…) Well, the gorgeous Somalian just joined the likes of Arizona Muse and Kasia Struss as a model for Hermes‘ Spring/Summer 2012 collection, as well! WERK.
The French government is honouring Glenda Bailey, the fanastic editor from Harper’s Bazaar, with a prestigious award given to artists who strive to strengthen the arts in France, the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
If you’re a fan of America’s Next Top Model (which I, sadly, am), you have more of a chance of recognizing Vogue India‘s latest cover model than anyone in the industry. It’s Season 2‘s Pakistani/Czech beauty, Nargis Fakhri. Though she didn’t fare well in the reality show (see below), she is about to make quite a name for herself in Bollywood as Ranbir Kapoor‘s romantic interest/female lead in “Rockstar“. I adore colouring of the cover and love that nothing is in place to distract from her ethnic beauty. Wishing her a Freida Pinto-esque rise to success.
I kept a little bit of fashion news to myself until a cast was formed. Now everything is secured, I can announce that America’s Next Top Model‘s next season will be an all-stars edition. That means 16 cycles of beauty and insanity will become everyone’s newest guilty pleasure (come on, no-one watches it for the ‘modeling’, do they?).
Andre Leon Talley will remain part of the judging panel and the cast will include (in cycle order):
Shannon Stewart, Cycle 1.
Camille McDonald, Cycle 2.
Brittany Brower, Cycle 4.
Bre Scullark, Cycle 5.
Lisa D’Amato, Cycle 5: FOR THE WIN. I love this little enchilada.
Bianca Golden, Cycle 9: Didn’t she get arrested for beating up Nikki Blonsky?
Dominique Reighard, Cycle 10.
Isis King, Cycle 11: She will go far. We’re in a trans-gender model-appreciative place now as an industry (Andrej Pejic, anyone?).
Sheena Sakai, Cycle 11.
Allison Harvard, Cycle 12.
Laura Kirkpatrick, Cycle 13.
Angelea Preston, Cycle 14.
Kayla Ferrel, Cycle 15.
Alexandria Everett, Cycle 16.
Though we are all sad to not find crazy-as-cray-cray Jade Cole on the list, the Cycle 6 contestant tweeted her reason for omission: “I declined #ANTM cycle 17 immensely because my contract was completely Bogus and one sided!…To be Honest #ANTM is all about making “their money” and they do not care about us period!…” Ouch. No cameo, then?
The winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 – Ann Ward – battled for weeks to win an editorial in Vogue Italia, and the results are in print at long last! I have to commend Ellen von Unwerth for her beautiful photography, as this is a veritable tour de force on the creative side of things. Though I didn’t agree with Ann as a winner (Chelsey Hersley/Jane Randall, hello?), she exceeded my expectations – we’re now waiting for that May “Beauty in Vogue” editorial to secure her model status. View Post
Thanks to Tyra Banks and The CW, the world gets another cycle – cycle sixteen – of America’s Next Top Model. With the network’s release of the first cast photo, my raise-eyebrow-trigger went off. While only the first names of the wannabe models have been released, the beautiful blonde on the bottom left is definitely Kasia Pileciwz. This wouldn’t be an eyebrow-worthy find if Kasia wasn’t already a plus-size model (signed with Wilhemina Models) and Top Model contestants were not prohibited from agency representation during their participation. Wilhemina says she’s “on hiatus”. Are we to assume they will have her back if she doesn’t win the famed modelling contract with IMG and a spread in Italian Vogue? Is this fair to the other contestants?