the face
If Naomi Campbell hosting a reality TV show wasn’t a big enough headline grabber, the supermodel has just sent the internet a-tizzy by adding three more fashion powerhouses to the mix. Today, Coco Rocha blogged that she and Karolina Kurkova would be the two other supermodels on board for Oxygen’s “The Face“.

From the blog:
“As the youngest mentor of the three, I have looked up to Naomi and Karolina my entire career and am ecstatic to be able to work side by side with them on this amazing new project. We, as coaches, will scout and choose our teams from aspiring young models nationwide before guiding them through assignments, which include photo shoots, runway shows and commercials for some of America’s best known brands”.

With Nigel Barker also participating in the show – supposedly as the host – I have never been so excited for a season of anything to start (ok…not including Mad Men.)

As only one model hopeful is going to become “The Face” (and the star of a major brand campaign, to boot!), this new reality show is going to be an exciting mashup of The Voice’s competitive slant and America’s Next Top Model fashion mentoring. Stilettos at the ready.

neon bible
So, it’s a little more chartreuse than neon, but why not use any excuse possible to throw out an Arcade Fire song title? While I’m at it, I might as well self-indulge and channel my inner Coco Rocha (crazy pose goddess model queen) to swing my new self-designed shoes around.
neon bible
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leighton meester met gala
The Met Gala is probably my all-time favourite red carpet event. Just one look at Leighton Meester’s 2009 Met Gala ensemble – above – gets me all goosebump-y (to top it off, she’s wearing Marchesa tonight!)

I am proud to announce that, for the first time, you will be able to watch the Met Gala Red Carpet Live from Amazon! Just click that link, and from 6.30pm EST you can settle into an online fashion haven. I will also be live-blogging over at @lelalondon on Twitter to tell you who is wearing what as I find it out from the inside!

Expect to see Balmain’s Oliver Rousteing with Joan Smalls, Alexander Wang with Azealia Banks (who is performing), Anthony Vaccarello with Anja Rubik, Joseph Altuzarra with Lana Del Rey, Erdem Moralioglu with Arizona Muse, Rachel Zoe (and hubby Roger) with Karolina Kurkova, Thakoon Panichgul is taking Christina Ricci (YAY),  Proenza Schouler with Isabel Lucas, Heidi Klum in Escada, Michael Kors with Kate Upton (he also dressed Hilary Swank, Jessica Alba, and Liu Wen), Kenneth Cole with Chace Crawford, Donna Karan with cartoon supermodel Polly Bean (I’m serious), Derek Lam with nine-months-pregnant Katharina Harf, Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli haute couture, and all of the Vogue editor’s wearing pink (as per Anna Wintour’s request).

Everyone’s favourite model – Coco Rocha – is wearing an untailored (and slightly wine-stained) neon Givenchy pants suit with matching jacket which she purchased at Elizabeth Taylor’s auction at Christie’s in December. A little birdy tells us her beauty look is “Schiaparelli pink”. I’ve already begged for curls.

Versace H&M

Jessica Alba, Chloe Moretz, Coco Rocha, and Blake Lively

  • True to the brand, Versace‘s launch party/fashion show for their collaboration with H&M was decked out in an equal measure of fluoro and black.

    Who did you think looked best on the red carpet out of those above? (Tell me on Facebook, then take a look at the campaign video below!)

    Do werk, Donatellla.

  • Attention, Little Monsters! Though celebrity perfumes are a dime a dozen, you are probably going to flip your lid over Lady Gaga’s (now that it doesn’t smell like “blood and semen”).

    In her own words,

    “I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that’s where [the rumours] came from, and that is in the perfume but it doesn’t smell like that”.

    Coming soon to a cosmetics counter near you, the appropriately titled: MONSTER!

  • Recently, everyone’s favourite fashion designer, Alber Elbaz, announced that he has been working on a book. In a process which I hope will be similar to the Kenzo book, he has confirmed that he will be detailing the intricate practices that a Lanvin collection undergoes.

    The 700-page book (though some pages are left blank, as “that is how I start every day”) will be released early 2012.

  • Kelly Osbourne has been confirmed as a judge on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model for their next season! (Non-UK disclaimer: Despite the lengthy name, it is actually only one show).

  • I am super excited (and slightly confused) about this next piece of news! Stefano Tonchi (Editor in Chief of W), Amy Astley (Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue), and Brandon Holley (Editor in Chief of Lucky), are reported to be starring – as themselves – in “Jane by Design“, a new ABC family show which premieres January 2012. Premise? A teenager (presumably “Jane”) is mistaken for an adult and therefore lands a job at a fashion house.

  • Nicole Richie has been named “Influencer of the Year” by The Accessories Council, thanks to her against-all-odds accessories line, House of Harlow 1960. She is also working on a “very hands on” clothing line for QVC!

  • Isaac Mizrahi and Jean Paul Gaultier are both launching eyewear collections.
  • Steven Meisel Linda Evangelista
    I am so, so impressed with the way W Magazine have been thinking outside of the box in regards to their content. In what is probably the most innovative use of a fashion spread I can recall from W, their November issue features nine ads scattered throughout the pages that are completely phony.

    For example, in “Lavex-les bien” (above), Edward Enninful chose to style the iconic Linda Evangelista in a ‘classic’ shampoo ad. With each ‘ad’ lensed by Steven Meisel, the overwhelming cheese-factor of each photograph is pulled off beautifully and expertly.
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