Friday, January 30, 2009

Editorial of the Week

I'm not sure where this editorial is from, but I found it while looking for model pictures... It really struck me, and I especially like how the model's face is always at least 1/3 covered by her hair. For some reason it makes me think of a breezy day in Scotland or Wales (both places I've never actually been) and the model is like a fisherman's daughter or something along those lines. Again, just me and my strange imagination :)


Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Styling: Jane How

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Above is the lovely Bette Franke. A relative newcomer, with boatloads of potential. She's already a runway regular, and has appeared in French Elle editorials and Stella McCartney's skin care line. The photo's aren't the clearest (considering they're polaroids) but she has the deepest blue eyes I think I've ever seen. 

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo of the Week

Photo: vintage Kate Moss

One of my favourite photographs of one of my favourite models... I think it encapsulates Kate's persona perfectly without being in-your-face. It's simple but so engaging. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


- Kate Moss celebrated her 35th birthday with boyfriend Jamie Hince and a 3-day celebration involving mounted deer and tiger heads, crates of alcohol (I guess that kills the pregnancy rumour), and a pig to roast on a spit. Guests included Kelly Osbourne, Sadie Frost, Rhys Ifans, and Topshop head honcho Sir Phillip Green. 

- The fashion world was abuzz when photo's were taken of Victoria's Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova walking in Sao Paulo Fashion Week looking a little paunchier than usual (if only we could be so lucky!) According to sources, her weight-flux stems from hyperthyroidism, a thyroid disorder that disrupts the body's metabolism. But not to worry, Karolina will be back in tip-top shape in no time. And even if she isn't, non-stick thin works for her :) Who says curves are bad?

Photo: 1st, Kate Moss out with Jamie Hince; 2nd, Karolina Kurkova in a past VS Runway show; 3rd, Kurkova at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Personally one of my favourite models, Alana Zimmer. I think that she blends in seamlessly with the top models, yet stands out from within (if that makes any sense :/)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Editorial of the Week

This new recurring post is all about my favourite editorial or magazine spread of the week. 

Today I'm starting off with an editorial in the most recent issue of UK Harper's Bazaar (the January 2009 one with Kate Hudson on the cover) titled "Flight of Fantasy". It was all about long, flowing, ethereal dresses paired with chunky knits with a little bit of a pirate edge. The result? Well just see for yourself :)

Unfortunately I'm unable to get all of the photos, but I've tried to find as many as I can. If it intrigues you, you still have time to go buy the magazine which is on newsstands now!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Photo of the Week

Photo: Carmen Kass

I love that it looks like a painting... don't forget to click it to enlarge it - trust me it looks even better enlarged.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Challenge... Oops! I Did It Again - a Britney Slip

Along with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, and Michael Jackson, Britney Spears is one of the worlds favourite train wrecks. Lately she's gotten back to her old self, and seems to be doing quite well, but I decided that an homage to crazy-bald-umbrella swingin' Britney would be fun to contrast with "Circus" Britney. Hopefully, you'll be saying "Gimme More" after seeing these pics!

Eliminated last post: No one! Surprise non-elimination :)

Here are our "Mannequin"'s (in order):

Lara Stone - "Unusual You"
Jessica Stam - "Lucky"
Carmen Kass - "Why Should I Be Sad"
Karlie Kloss - "Hot As Ice"
Caroline Trentini - "I'm a Slave 4 U"

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Freja Beha Erichsen - before she lopped off all her hair! Personally I think she looks equally stunning no matter her hair length. Also, don't forget that you can see an enlarged version of the photos by clicking it. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Challenge... California Dreamin'

I'm from California, and even though it's definitely not my favourite place in the world, it does have some bright spots. Namely? The easily accessible beaches! So here today, they're bring showcased in "Challenge..."

Eliminated last post: Darla Baker

Here are our Cali girls (in order): 

Karlie Kloss - Very Crowded Venice
Jessica Stam - Santa Monica Sunshine
Carmen Kass - Malibu Motorcycle 
Lara Stone - Hollywood Hippie 
Caroline Trentini - Bountiful Beverly Hills

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Model of the Month...December

It was a pretty down month for fashion, seeing as everyone was on vacation and what not, so December's Model of the Month is a model that we have admired throughout the year (kind of like an "end of the year" model). Born in Brisbane, Australia in the spring 1989, Catherine McNeil had a slow start entering into the modeling agency. She spent her time working on small ad campaigns and magazine shoots, finally switching from her first agency, Chic, to Next in New York. She wasn't an overnight sensation, but the moment she was sent to meet with Mario Testino in 2006, she took the fashion world over by storm. Her first modeling credits include an exclusive six-month contract with Mario Testino (who she was named muse of), editorials in French and British Vogue, opening Alexander McQueen and Givenchy's runway shows, and closing the fall Pucci show. She's a constant in French Vogue (having appeared in it approx. 8 times, including a cover) and is frequently seen in American, Italian, British, and her native Australian Vogue, along with V Magazine, Numero and i-D. Recently (like within the last couple months, recently) Catherine has been on the cover of Australian Vogue, appeared in an American Vogue editorials, and become the face of the Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana resort ad campaigns. If your eyes weren't on her already, you'll definitely be watching her now, because this girl's got a lot more model left in her. That's why Catherine McNeil is the Model of the Month. Congrats!