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Model turned author Alexa Chung is releasing her as-yet-untitled tome later this year, and while she didn’t reveal many deets about it when it was initially announced, she’s just dropped a few tidbits to Vogue UK.
Stop practicing your poses in the mirror and start learning from the best. While making faces for the camera may seem like rocket science to some, it’s a little known secret that all models just use subtle variations on the same set of poses, no matter what shoot they’re working on. And so, we’ve collected the eight most popular and model-approved poses in the gallery below — master these and you’ll be ready for your close-up.
The Fashion Spot recently revealed its rankings for this year’s “World’s Top Model” and Polish-born Anja Rubik took home the number one spot. Does being the world’s top model also make her its most influential?
Claudia Schiffer started a four-month break after the birthing and naming her daughter in May. And now, the model says she’s ready to get back in the game. But when you’ve played the game so well and for so long and won so many of its prizes it can get a little boring. Which is why Schiffer wants to start a clothing line.
We’ll admit, even with the fact that Cindy Crawford is 44 with two children, we’re still no match for her – I mean, did you see her March spread for UK Harper Bazaar? Cased closed. But the “multi-million-dollar body,” as dubbed by The Fashion Book, is not a title that’s easy to maintain. In a vanity-obsessed with beating the clock, not pondering the thought of going under the needle or the knife is tough. According to Crawford, who once went through the very phase, succumbing to cosmetic procedures is okay – just don’t change your face.
When Hugo Boss signed Orlando Bloom as the face of their Orange fragrance, the company basically revalidated a fact that everyone and their mother knows: the actor struck gold in the genetic lottery. The challenge with being beautiful is that you have an artillery of looks to fire at the camera, but Bloom needs to strike a pose that will best project the lax finesse of the signature Boss Orange man.
For sure, an MTV reality television show can be a unique launching pad for things like Milk Mustache campaigns and fake magazine jobs, even a clothing line. So we were a little taken aback when Ali “the too skinny model” from the first season of “The City,” decided to pack up her compelling plot line and strike out on her own.
Tolula Adeyemi might not be an instantly recognizable face here in the U.S., but, if rumors are true, things could be about to change for the 26-year old model. Nothing is confirmed, but sources say the leggy Nigerian-born lass has come to the attention of fashion zeitgeist, Karl Lagerfeld — and he’s smitten.
Like most Americans we long ago came to terms with the fact that no matter how many trips to Paris or how many hours we spent listening to Muzzy on tape, we would never be authentically French. Translation: Never that innate breed of chic that can only come from bathing in the Seine. Alas, leave it to Vanessa Paradis, poster girl for all things Chanel clad, gap-toothed and muse-worthy to make us feel better about our life on this side of the pond.
The suspense was killing us, but new mom Claudia Schiffer has finally revealed that her little girl’s name is Cosima Violet Vaughn Drummond.
or years the fashion world has been muttering about bringing the incomparable Isabella Blow — in all of her avant-garde extravagance — to life on the big screen. After all, her biography practically reads like a movie script, down to the elaborate couture costumes, larger than life cast, and sadly, the tragic ending. Well, now it seems the fashion flock might have gotten their wish.
Celebrities are on the outs, Tyra has returned to IMG, and Chanel has all but heralded an industry wide return to the cult of personality, so from the looks of things modeling is again en vogue. Super, right? And now our friends over at Refinery 29 are dishing details on the forthcoming line from model/Lagerfeld muse Irina Lazareanu.
Fashion tends to take itself super seriously, but every so often, you’ll open a glossy and think, “WTF?” The comical truth is that the overly creative director probably wasn’t joking when he asked the model to strip naked in a pair of heels and make love to the tile floor — but who’s to say we can’t relish in the ridiculousity of it? Whilst on the the hunt for more artistic fare we stumbled across Ridiculous Pose’s dedicated catalogue of model fails and couldn’t help but share.
ot on the heels of French Glamour’s recent feature of real plus sized women, French Marie Claire has gone and upped the ante — or is that the panty? — with a smoking hot spread of their own.
When we heard Tyra Banks had inked a book deal, we assumed it would be your standard “How To” tome. As in, “Much Ado About Smizing”, or something. But silly us to think she’d go and do something sort of logical — after all we’re talking about the woman who has created an empire around the premise of plucking slightly above average girls out of obscurity, shaving their heads and calling them models. So from the pretty little head that brought Andre Leon Talley to the CW, comes the young adult fantasy series, “Modelland.”
Australian model Samantha Harris will walk for no less than 18 designers during the country’s Fashion week. On first glance, you might think, what’s the big deal? At 19, the former pageant girl is beyond striking, with exotic, doll-like features, lips to die for, and a portfolio that includes an appearance on the cover of Australian Vogue — so why wouldn’t designers be vying for her?
Karl has returned to the lens to work on a co-branded effort with Chanel’s beach-ready sister label, Eres. Anyways, for the playful project, Lagerfeld shot a photo series featuring model Emily Didonato as a modern day Chanel-clad paper doll. With the click of a mouse, you’ll be able to swap her retro frocks and disrobe Didonato all the way down to some super magnificent maillots.
Gucci’s futuristic cut-out dress with metal detailing has been all over the place this morning thanks to 17-year-old Karlie Kloss’ spread in Numero magazine. But a laser-eyed poster on Fashionising noticed that tow-headed Anja Rubik is wearing it in Saks Fifth Avenue’s most recent catalogue. Who do you think wore it better?
Supermodel Christie Brinkley has auctioned off her Armani wedding dress which she wore for her 1996 wedding to businessman Peter Cook. The couple split after Brinkley claimed Cook was addicted to porn and had an affair with his underage assistant in 2004.
Drugs, alcohol, a guy named Pete…Kate Moss has never been one to hide her vices. And apparently the 30-something model has a new one: Chatroulette.