Perfect Body

Joan Smalls


The “major models” – Raquel Zimmermann, Joan Smalls, and Daria Werbowy – of Vogue’s Shape issue (out again this month) are apparently here to talk candidly about body, brains, and the secret to killer confidence. While these video-bytes tend to be an outlet for famous beauties to tell you how often they don’t work out, Vogue have done it a little differently.

“Women are their hardest critics, and we need to learn how to accept ourselves, how we are,” says Smalls. “Some of the models, you’d be surprised backstage, that their body isn’t perfect either. It depends also on how you dress, how you present yourself, but don’t be fooled by models being perfect specimens because we’re far from that.”

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Emmanuelle Alt
Emmanuelle Alt has been named the successor to Carine Roitfeld, who announced her departure as editor-in-chief of French Vogue just before Christmas. Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet made the announcement in a press conference today. Totally called it. Next psychic fashion prediction? A never ending spread supply of Balmain, military influence, and Daria Werbowy.

Brief Encounter Daria Werbowy David Strathairn
Ahh, so much commentary to offer on “Brief Encounter” from Vogue‘s first 2011 issue. The shoot as a whole is incredible. When you have a directional photographer like Peter Lindbergh, it is a waste not to take riskier shots such as these. There is an atmospheric magic to the images of a tired-looking Daria Werbowy and David Strathairn in unusual titillation. With styling by Grace Coddington, there is so much more than fashion happening. View Post

Star Girls Mario Testino Supermodels Vogue UK December
There is some NSFW Nudity in Vogue UK’s “Star Girls” for their December issue. But with Angela Lindvall, Carmen Kass, Claudia Schiffer, Daria Werbowy, Edie Campbell, Freja Beha Erichsen, Georgia May Jagger, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Sasha Pivovarova and Stella Tennant at the lens of Mario Testino, no-one is complaining. View Post

Beyonce at Tom Ford

Beyonce arriving at Tom Ford. All we will see for months!

Tom Ford will probably go down as the numero uno show of New York Fashion Week. When Anna Wintour, Joe Zee, Nina Garcia, and Carine Roitfeld can do nothing but praise you, it is pretty much set in stone.

The models selected were as follows:
Abbey Lee Kershaw, Amber Valletta, Anja Rubik, Carolyn Murphy, Catherine McNeil, Chanel Iman, Daria Werbowy, Du Juan, Edita Vilkeviciute, Freja Beha Erichsen, Monika “Jac” Jagaciak, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson, Lakshmi Menon, Liu Wen, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, and Stella Tennant.

In addition to the models, Ford selected celebrties to showcase the parts of the collection, which included: Marisa Berenson, Rita Wilson, Julianne Moore, Farida Khelfa, Lisa Eisner, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Lou Doillon, Rachel Feinstein, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rinko Kikuchi, Beyonce and Daphne Guinness.

Each look was shot by Terry Richardson but won’t be available till January.

And now, a roundup courtesy of our our favourite fashion Tweeters.

Fabulous fun sexy glamour see-thru shirts and Beyonce wiggling in silvrr and gold and black mesh python pattern modelling at tom ford (@HilaryAlexander)

Tom Ford gorgeousness: silk fringe gown, crisp tuxedos in blk and white, leopard pantsuits, corsets under peekaboo gowns and lace kneeboots. (@MrJoeZee)

Sorry guys. No unofficial pics at Tom Ford allowed. But trust me, it was a visual smorgasboard of refined chic and sexiness. #NYFW (@MrJoeZee)

Tom Ford’s show, which is yet to start, has already redefined intimacy, modernity, luxury, and what is power in the fashion industry. (@DerekBlasberg)

Ultra glam at Tom Ford. Presented like an old couture show, Tom narrated his parade of chic, sexy clothes on “women that inspired him”. (@MrJoeZee)

Very private Tom Ford Show: just the cream of the editors and Solange Knowles in the front row. (@VogueParisLive)

Tom Ford’s show is a couture-style presentation, where Tom (HIMSELF) introduces every model and garment. The entire effect is breath taking. (@DerekBlasberg)

“And she just turned me straight…” Tom Ford sighs, referring to Joan Smalls (@DerekBlasberg)

Very private Tom Ford Show: Terry Ridchardson shoot the show in exclusivity! I do also the new portrait of Tom… (@VogueParisLive)