Stunning Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova has added "designer" to her list of accomplishments, with her exclusive shoe range launched on Net-A-Porter this week. In conjunction with chain-store retailer Centro, Natalia created pumps that come in three classic colours — black, nude and papaya — all sporting a subtle crown motif on the back of the heel. Two things make this situation even better: One, the shoes are priced at just $44 and two, all profit from the sales of the shoes will benefit The Naked Heart Foundation, the kid's charity Natalia founded in 2004. Pretty special, right? To celebrate the launch of the shoes, Natalia was the guest of honour at a cocktail party thrown by Net-A-Porter's Lucy Yeomans. Other attendees included Karlie Kloss, Mario Testino, Grace Coddington, Christian Louboutin and Carine Roitfeld, just to name a few. . . Click through to see pictures of the exclusive event and shop the shoes!
She took a break from the modelling world a couple of years back in 2010, and we've been feeling a major comeback since last year . . . But nothing heralded Catherine McNeil's arrival back in the spotlight like the week just gone. Storming the Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week runway for Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg and Zac Posen (to name a few), this Aussie model is back with a vengeance — and gosh, how we've missed her. With those razor-sharp cheekbones, looong cat-eyes and sexy, choppy hair, she's one face we're glad to have our eyes on again. Click through to see some of Catherine's runway looks, and a couple of her amazing editorials from the last year — and welcome back, Cat!
It's hard to top yourself when you've enlisted Kate Moss as the face of your campaign, but Mango managed to do just that with its latest catalogue, enlisting Kate, then Karmen Pedaru, and now Karlie Kloss to up the ante yet again. In the catalogue's pages, we're treated to Mango's Winter-ready array of dresses and sequined tops, tomboy fedoras, and wide-leg plaid pants — all, of course, as worn by one of the biggest faces in the business. Karlie works her magic in all the latest trends, right down to the label's gold cap-toe pumps, making it hard not to want nearly all the pieces in the collection, even though the weather's heating up, not cooling down, here in Australia. Clearly Mango's on to something, and we wouldn't be surprised if Joan Smalls followed suit. Now click on to see Karlie show off her supermodel chops for Mango!
Lana Del Rey is mixing music with style on the cover of Vogue's September issue. The retro-loving songstress stars on the cover, as well as an inside spread styled by Vogue's Christine Centenera and lensed by Nicole Bentley. The threads are suitable mix of Ms de Rey's vintage-tinged but femme aesthetic, with lace-trimmed shorties, prim Peter Pan collars, skater-style skirts and cosy knitwear making the grade. Lana said of her fashion MO, “I wear lots of white and blue shirts from Brooks Brothers and shorts when I’m in LA, and I wear this white cotton sundress every day when no-one’s looking at me. I think it’s Topshop. And I have to sleep alone every night so I have this old mink from Scotland.” The cover is dreamy, but it's the pervy behind the scenes pictures that we were most interested in. Take a peek before the issue hits stands tomorrow! Images courtesy of Nicole Bentley, Liam McKesser and Vogue.
Model, mum, mogul. Is there anything Elle Macpherson can't do? The Australian fashion icon recently sat down with the Telegraph UK to talk personal style, modelling and how Uma Thurman has influenced fashion. Here are some highlights:
- On London style: "The English accept uniqueness and eccentricity and people are allowed to express themselves through their clothes in weird and wacky ways… If I go to Paris or New York and dress how I do in London, I feel as if I stand out."
- On plus-sized models: "I am not weightist. A beautiful girl is a beautiful girl and it comes in all shapes and sizes and that is my perspective."
- On celebrities influencing style, including Uma Thurman: "You have actresses being models, and models being actresses, which is a new thing. Rihanna is now a fashion icon. And fashion and film are so intertwined now — I mean, look at how Uma Thurman's character in Pulp Fiction influenced style…"
- On whether her kids are into fashion: "I will say to him [Flynn], "Do you really want to wear your jeans below your butt-hole?" And I will tell him, "I really love that blazer with those jeans," and he will say, "Mum, it's not about a blazer, it's about a sweatshirt."
- On whether her love of photography may spark a new career: "I take a lot of photographs, yeah, but there are only so many things I can do…"
Read more from Elle here.
Will you be tuning in to watch Being Lara Bingle? We are kinda dying to see Lara Bingle's own reality show, so will setting the IQ for Tuesday June 12 for 8pm (Channel 10). The star of the show is in LA today , camera crew in tow, doing lunch before checking in at LAX. Given the swimwear model's knack for nailing the off-duty dress code, we were keen to see what Lara was wearing on her last day in the City of Angles. A midnight blue strapless jumpsuit, boyfriend blazer (worn off the shoulder) and a pair of cute but comfy brogues takes her from lunch meetings to first class check-in with ease. Get a better look at Lara's LA style inside. . .
Kate Moss is no stranger to experimenting with new hair trends — over the year's she's gone from pixie crop to platinum blonde — so it was no surprise to see her working brightly coloured hair extensions in the June issue of US Harper's Bazaar. Shot in Jamaica by Terry Richardson, Kate sports a variety of new-season looks with an equally as impressive mix of hairstyles, including beachy waves, hat-adorned up 'dos and sleek ponytails. Check out some sizzling shots in our gallery, then head to Harper's to catch the full spread.
Earth Hour ambassador Miranda Kerr was on hand to pose with fellow Angel Candice Swanepoel for the Victoria's Secret Swim collection launch at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills yesterday. The Aussie Angel flashed her pearly whites for the cameras in a bikini and cover-up, but what really got our attention was her signature middle-part. Her shiny brunette locks were carefully curled at the ends but instantly looked more modern than frou-frou thanks to her clever parting skills. Are you stuck in a side-part rut? Take Miranda's lead this weekend and opt for the middle, it's an easy and surprisingly effective hair updater!
Dree Hemingway was seen getting her fix of Australian fashion yesterday, hitting Sydney's Paddington Intersection ahead of the evening's Australian Walk of Style event. The model walked along the designer shopping precinct dressed casually in an Etoile Isabel Marant dress and boots teamed with fine gold jewellery, clutching purchases by the likes of Kj by Kirrily Johnston, Ksubi, Zimmermann, and Sass & Bide. Included in her Aussie fashion scoop was the Delfina dress in nude and Milani top in emerald, both by Rachel Gilbert, from the designer's first stand-alone store. Here's hoping we spot Dree wearing all her local purchases on a red carpet soon!
Photo by Mark Stanley
Let's face it, model Arizona Muse can pretty much pull off any hairstyle she tries — sleek 'n' straight, retro curls, a ballerina bun, you name it, including the pageboy 'do she revealed in November last year. Ms. Muse has just debuted her shorter locks styled in a 1950s-esque thick, choppy pixie cut for Isabel Marant's Spring 2012 campaign — think a modernised take on Audrey Hepburn's Roman Holiday cut. Lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, Arizona is captured in a vintage car sporting her trademark radiant, flawless skin and glowing pearly whites. What do you think of Arizona's new 'do? Love it? Would you attempt this style for a fresh Spring look?