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In the October issue of Interview Russia (what, you’re not a subscriber?), Jessica Stam is giving us serious collar-envy in her Steven Pan-lensed spread. We’ve never seen neck pieces quite as chic as this.
Galas for The American Foundation For AIDS Research tend to be filled with fashion people, and as the most recent one, held on Saturday night, coincided with Milan Fashion Week, the models, editors, and personalities were out in full force.
Happy Father’s Day everyone!
Yesterday was a fine day to break out the bubbly and watch handsome men on horses thwack balls around, don’t you think? It seems quite a few celebs were on our wavelength as well, as they trekked out to New Jersey’s Liberty State Park for the 2012 Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic, sporting many-a wide-brimmed hat and summery sundress.
Work long enough in the fashion industry and you can start getting desensitized to how shockingly beautiful and glamorous some of the art it produces really is. And then, sometimes, an ad campaign walks along, kicks you in the shins and says, “Look at me! I’m something!” And model Jessica Stam‘s new CoverGirl campaign fits that exacting bill.
An informal poll of the Styleite office says the Dove has really cornered the deodorant market in recent years. That said, there’s at least one hold out. Model (and Canadian!) Jessica Stam says she doesn’t hold with any of that fancy, frilly stuff; she prefers are more, well, herbal scent.
You know when two really awesome people team up and you can tell that anything they do together is going to be great. That’s kind of how we feel about Jessica Stam and Pat McGrath collaborating for a series of Covergirl makeup tutorials.
Supermodels designing capsule collections is no new concept (see: Kate Moss for Topshop, Heidi Klum for New Balance, Jessica Stam for RACHEL Rachel Roy, etc.), so color us not surprised when we heard that supermodel extraordinaire Gisele Bündchen was collaborating with mass market retailer C&A.
Last night we attended the Christie’s Green Auction and Vogue Runway to Green fashion show, and it was fancy. So fancy! The well-heeled crowd swilled champagne, bid upwards of $100,000 on items like the “Chanel couture experience“, watched Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha stomp down the runway, and got their groove on to Nicki Minaj. Fancy!
Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld aren’t the only fashion peeps who celebrated Thanksgiving this year. And like the common folk, they too tweeted their holiday adventures! Thakoon and Charlotte Ronson ate turkey, while Gaga made a cassarole and Rachel Zoe baked a pie. Tory Burch had a pretty peony-accented table, and Jessica Stam looked forward to Christmas.
When photos surface of celebrities before they were famous, people go wild. Whispers of, “So that’s what her nose really looks like,” to “Awww, look how cute,” circulate instantaneously. Luckily for you, we’re always on the look out for pictures of our favorite fashion icons in their days of youth. In this edition of Time Warp, we’re taking a look back at some of today’s hottest models, to see what they looked like before they stalked the catwalks.
On Monday, we confessed to being dog people brought you pictures of designers with their four-legged friends. And now, we bring you models with their dogs! We don’t know if it’s because models prefer their dogs to be as petite and cute as they are or because these pictures were taken shortly after these ladies got their dogs, but most of the photos feature really small pooches. Linda Evangelista‘s Enzo is the medium-sized dog in our gallery, but that doesn’t make him any less adorable than the others!
It’s a well known fact that models are their own breed of humans, with especially elongated limbs, luminescent skin, and arresting features which may vary from doll-like to alien-esque to sex-kittenish and back again. But what’s even more fascinating about these strange, vaunted creatures is that while the originality of their looks is what gets them paid, they have an eery tendency to look, well, strikingly like each other. And so, here are seven sets of long-lost model twins who have us seriously questioning our eyesight when it comes to their remarkable resemblance.
Confession: we’re kind of obsessed with Jessica Stam. We used to see her daily on our walk to work from our old apartment and, also, she’s Canadian. But after seeing photos of her New York City pad, we’re even more obsessed because, mainly, we want to live there.
Curious what “accessible luxury” looks like? (You know, that intangible middle ground between mom jeans and $500 stilettos that J.Crew has managed to master and every other mass market retailer is trying desperately to replicate.) Well, trip it down to Grand Central Terminal today where word is famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and a leggy entourage that includes Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda and Jacquetta Wheeler will be doing their best to capture it for the new Jones New York ad campaign.
Monday night marked the single biggest event on fashion’s yearly calendar: The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. The theme this year was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity and, appropriately, focused on American style through the ages. We’ve touched on some historical icons and wondered how exactly the Gap — this year’s sponsor — was going to pull off outfitting stars for the red carpet, but the photos are up and the guests have made it past the very velvet rope, so now the fun part begins.
Last night, Barney’s New York celebrated the launch of fashion writer Derek Blasberg’s new humorous handbook, “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady.” Fashion’s elite showed up to congratulate their friend and fellow colleague. Attendees included Simon Doonan, Zac Posen, Dennis Basso, Jessica Stam, and Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey — to name a few.
Our industry-specific Power Grid is less than one day old, but it’s already shedding some interesting light on what it means to be a top model in today’s world. Of the top ten models ranked in our grid, six are Victoria’s Secret models, three are supermodels of the old-school ilk, and one is a very lonely Agyness Deyn is holding down the high-fashion court of new faces.