Sunday, 30 December 2007

Top Models In Iconic Vuitton Campaign

Six of the most iconic models of the past 20 years have come together for a spectacular new advertising campaign by French luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton. Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Natalia Vodianova, Eva Herzigova, Angela Lindvall and Stephanie Seymour are all featured in the stunning new ads, for which they're photographed posing on vibrantly coloured sports cars.

"I thought the idea of hot chicks and cars was really cool - and very Richard Prince," says Marc Jacobs, creative director of the brand.

It's not the first time the American designer has drawn inspiration from US photographer and painter Richard Prince. At the most recent Louis Vuitton catwalk show in Paris, models strutted down the runway dressed as nurses - a theme Marc Jacobs said was also inspired by Richard's work. And the car featured in the new spring/summer 2008 ads is a 1970 Dodge Challenger - belonging to the snapper himself.

"It is kind of groundbreaking to have six of the supermodels together," said the brand's director of communications. "If Marc Jacobs was managing the budget, he would have even taken 12!"

Gisele Out and About In NYC

Gisele Bundchen walks through the West Village after having lunch with a female friend on Saturday in New York City.

The 27-year-old Brazilian bombshell was later seen leaving for the football game at Giants Stadium to watch quarterback Tom Brady, her boyfriend from the New England Patriots.

Early in the second quarter of the Patriots-Giants game, Brady threw a touchdown pass to Randy Moss, giving the Patriots the NFL record for points scored in a season–a perfect record of 16-0 with a win over the Giants 38-35.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Adriana Lima Dating Marko Jaric

Up until precisely this moment, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Marko Jaric had been known for two things: entering an NBA game with his jersey on backwards, and being on the receiving end of a vicious Kobe Bryant forearm shiver. Those two incidents will forever take a backseat to some of the best news to hit the NBA this season: Jaric is dating one of the most beautiful women in the world, Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima.

Understandably, his teammates are shocked. “Ever since he started dating Adriana Lima, he’s a new man,” [Mark] Madsen said, laughing. “He’s flying all over the court. He dunked! I’ve never seen him dunk.”

Picture shows Adriana attending a Timberwolves game recently to support her new boyfriend.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Miranda Arrives Home

Wearing a Chanel handbag and driving a loaned luxury car, Miranda Kerr was the picture perfect image of a model turned super when she arrived in Sydney this week.

Jetting in from New York in time to spend Christmas with her family, the Victoria's Secret stunner is set to add some serious sex appeal to the sleepy coastal NSW town where she is currently holidaying with her parents and extended family.

While there was no sign of her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, it is rumoured the big screen heart throb could be arriving in Sydney for some summer lovin' with the Aussie beauty this week.

On her arrival into Sydney airport, Kerr was attached to her mobile phone - overheard saying "baby I wish you were here with me now."

After enjoying some well deserved rest and relaxation, the leggy star will toast to her amazing year alongside the city's A-list at the Oneday event held at Justin Hemmes brand spankin' super-venue Ivy on January 1.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Bar and Leo Adopt....For A Day!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli have become makeshift babysitters for children spending the holiday weekend holed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel.The dashing duo took time from their Christmas canoodling to entertain a group of bored kids at the hotel's coffee counter during brunch today.

Leo won over his audience by reading a winter-themed children's book, Snow, and acting out the voices of each charaction. "The kids kept cracking up," our spy reports, noting one boy who donned Leo's black baseball cap.

The Christmas-themed convo continued into an engaging debate about the best Christmas specials on TV. The four kids argued with Leo about which was better, his favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas or A Charlie Brown Christmas.

His Israeli supermodel girlfriend admitted she didn't grow up watching Christmas specials but said she liked Mariah Carey's Christmas performances.

Both Bar and Leo, who broke up for a few weeks in October, posed for photos, hugged and shared their food with their new friends. Bar offered up her silver dollar pancakes and Leo encouraged two of the tots to try his turkey bacon.

"Leo looks very happy and is very comfortable talking with kids it seems," observed our spy who said that Leo told the kids to meet him by the pool later in the afternoon.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Gisele To Design For D&G

Well we knew she's always been a favourite of theirs - she currently fronts the campaign for the fragrance "The One" and has made countless fashion campaigns for them in the past , plus she made her only high fashion runway appearance for many seasons at their catwalk show in Milan last year - but this time the design duo behind D&G, Stefano and Domenico, have gone much further!

It seems Gisele, famed for her modelling talent, is instead going on the other side of the camera to do a 'Kate' (who recently designed her own Topshop range) - design under D&G to front her own range called "Bundchen by Dolce & Gabbana". The range will be sold worldwide and will be released next Spring.

Tightfisted Tyra?!

We hear that Tyra Banks' staffers are disgruntled because they got no Christmas gifts even though they uprooted from LA and moved to New York for her. It's rumored that Tyra moved her show to New York because she had a boyfriend there, but she negotiated a 30 million dollar deal.

She did throw a modest holiday party at a lower east side dive bar and her employees drank a lot because there was no food. According to our source, Tyra arrived for a brief stop, looking like a million bucks, and said she was on her way to Italy. Before she left, she told them "I want to thank you guys for working so hard - I have a special guest - here's Santa!" Everybody ran to Santa's big bag and found it was full of limp McDonald's cheeseburgers! Employees got cheeseburgers for Christmas! (Our source isn't sure if the higher-ups got private bonuses but the everyday people didn't.) Staffers tore open their burgers, hoping for gift certificates. Nothing.

Unhappy workers ended up drinking themselves senseless and brawling in the street. One needed an ambulance. Tyra could learn a thing or two about generosity from Oprah.

Kate As We've Never Seen Her Before?

Supermodel Kate Moss has her lawyers busy trying to gag her drug-addict ex-boyfriend, Pete Doherty. The Babyshambles frontman is negotiating with Britain's ITV2 network to tell all about their romance and share his x-rated home videos of her in a documentary titled "Kate & Pete: A Love Story."

Doherty, who split with Moss last summer, could make $1 million, a source said, adding, "Producers hope he'll let them use a lot of film he and Kate shot on camcorders." But an insider told, "Kate is furious with Pete. She has contacted her lawyers and plans to get an injunction to stop the production."

Moss will be horrified if the tapes surface. "Some of it is really raunchy stuff Kate believed would never be seen by anyone else," we're told. "She'll feel betrayed."

Monday, 17 December 2007

VSFS 2007 Facts!

It's been a slow few days so I thought I'd give you all some interesting facts about this years Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!

For over 8 months, an international team of renowned designers and stylists worked to design and create the sexy runway looks worn by the 30 supermodels at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

The show included 15 corsets, show pieces and accessories that were embellished with CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements and made exclusively for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show by Australian jewelry designer Jenny Manik Mercian and took over 6 months to make.

The lingerie, wings and scenery were embellished with more than 1 million CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements for the fashion show.

Parisian shoe designer Christian Louboutin made 75 pairs of custom designed shoes and boots especially for the show.

It required over 3 months and a team of 42 people to produce the 11 pairs of Angel wings that were designed by famed wingman Martin Izquierdo for this year's show.

The retractable snowflake wings worn by Supermodel Heidi Klum in the last section of the show was a first in that the beautiful snowflake expanded to 10 feet in width as she stepped out on to the runway.

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova's opening look featured a custom made outfit created by LeSage. This incredible creation was made of sequins and included a corset, jacket, boots and a headdress. Costing $20,000, it was the single most expensive outfit in the history of the fashion show.

Supermodel Selita Ebanks was also strutting down the runway in a high price tag herself. She modeled the Very Sexy Fantasy Set costing $4.5 million. This set was created exclusively for VS by famed international jeweler Mouawad.

For the first time ever, Victoria's Secret and Mouawad designed an entire set to go along with the Fantasy Bra and panty by adding a hair pin, garter and cuff. All pieces of the Fantasy gift set were encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires taking over 880 hours to make.

This year's show included 2 feather trains and 1 cape that were all over 10 feet in length and took over 3 months to create. All of these masterpieces were made of rare feathers.
VS had to charter a DC-9 cargo plane and 63 foot line haul truck in order to ship the outfits, wings, shoes, makeup and wardrobe supplies from New York to Los Angeles for the show.

Twenty-five cartons of Very Sexy Makeup were shipped from New York to LA to be used on the models for the show.

Of course, the show would not be complete without shimmering, bronze, scented skin which is why the Victoria's Secret Bare Bronze Bronzing Booth was created exclusively for the show. Before hitting the runway, the Angels achieved their golden glow by using Bare Bronze Self-Tan Tint, Leg-Perfecting Spray Tint, Sexy Sparkle Shimmer Moisture Mist, Sexy Sparkle Body Oil and Body Powder.

It took 18 makeup artists, 15 hair stylists, 8 nail technicians, and 7 body bronzers to prep and a beautify the 30 models for the fashion show. Four massage therapists were also on hand to help the models unwind during their breaks.

Over 40 bottles of Victoria's Secret Sexy Sparkle Body Powder in Vanilla Gold was used to make the sexy bodies on the runway shimmer!

The most popular lipstick and lip gloss at the fashion show was undeniably Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Makeup Perfect Lipstick in VIP and Very Sexy Makeup Lip Gloss in Intimate. So popular that the models wore the shades for the rest of the evening.

The sexy vibe continued on into the evening as the after party began at the Renaissance Hotel. Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Adriana Lima, Izabel Goulart and Miranda Kerr were all spotted busting a move on the dance floor.

A party is the only way to describe the atmosphere backstage where the all of the models danced away to the music while they waited their turn to walk the runway.

Approximately 73 gallons of Imperia Vodka were consumed at the after party!

Friday, 14 December 2007

Victoria's Secret In St.Barths

Yes - it's that time of year already when the Victoria's Secret models jet off to the Caribbean to shoot the last of the swimwear and summer collection for next year! There's been lots of paparazzi on the exclusive island of St.Barths where the girls are currently shooting providing mountains of pictures; so far, we've spied Alessandra Ambrosio and Karolina Kurkova in their bikini-clad glory looking as gorgeous as ever! Here's a sneak preview of what you'll be getting through your letterbox later next year....

All Over For Rosie & Tyrone?

There's no official word on this yet, but sources are telling me that british model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and boyfriend of 6 months Tyrone Wood, son of Rolling Stone Ron Wood, have recently split.

We thought these guys would last a while longer but one thing is for sure - if she is single now she won't be for long! With lips like that she's sure to be taken again very soon....join the back of the queue guys!

Ana's New Boyfriend?

She's been keeping quiet on the relationship front since splitting with long term boyfriend Helly Nahmad earlier this year, but it appears brazilian beauty Ana Beatriz Barros could be taken once again - let's face it, we're not really suprised!

Apparently, she was recently spotted in Sao Paulo making out with Robertinho Marinho, grandson of the Globo founder and an ex of close friend Raica Oliviera, at club Disco where she was partying the night away.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Miranda and Orlando Sighting

It's everyone's favourite are-they-aren't-they couple once again, and they've been fuelling the rumours by being spotted together in Hong Kong recently where Orlando is rumoured to be filming his latest blockbuster. We think, after the many sightings/rumours, its looking a lot more ON than OFF!

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Miranda's Official Website Launched

Australian born beauty Miranda Kerr has just launched her official website and forum where you can see lots of pictures of her work, childhood and family plus read press articles about her and see some videos! You can see it too, by going here:

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Alessandra's Grumpy Boyfriend!

As if it's not enough for this guy that his girlfriend is the super-hot brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio he isn't willing to share her around, even to her fans!

When an adoring fan approached Alessandra asking for a picture in New York she was happy to oblige, but her boyfriend on the other hand wasn't, dragging her into a cab to get away! You can see the video here:

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Being Beautiful Isn't Always Easy

We all have our own memories of "Mean Girls" (and guys), but it is somewhat comforting to know that the world's sexiest supermodels (aka the Victoria's Secret Angels) suffered teasing and taunting through those terrible teen years over the very assets that have brought them fame today.

"Growing up, I had a lot of friends that were boys but they certainly weren't all over me, it was the opposite," Karolina Kurkova told Pop Tarts backstage while getting primed and prepped for the VS Annual Runway Show, which airs Tuesday night. "Most girls were already women, and here I was so tall with really long arms and really long legs. Boys definitely didn't think I was cute," she said.

However, the Czech-born beauty didn't let nasty name-calling deny her of her dream."I've overcome it all — you have to accept yourself, be confident and believe in yourself because the audience can tell if you don't," she said. "You just can't look around and look at her body and look at her abs, you have to accept yourself. I love my body, I love myself."

And while busty Brazilian Izabel Goulart also has every reason to totally love herself, there was once a time when she thought she was the least sexy specimen in her school. "No boys for me growing up! I was so skinny and tall. Everybody called me a giraffe," Goulart said. "I had no boobs and no butt and nobody liked me, I was so lonely. All the boys would come to me and want advice because they wanted my friend. But nobody ever wanted me — high school was a very sad, lonely time."

But one Australian "Angel" face who doesn't need to worry too much about being ugly or unappealing is the latest leggy lingerie lass to replace Gisele Bundchen, fresh-faced Miranda Kerr. "Everyone feels their most gorgeous when well-rested, but the good news is that the makeup they use on us makes us look good even if we don't feel good," Kerr said. "But it's so important to embrace what you have been given, that's the most important thing, and just to be grateful. Someone will always have something better than you, but then there are always plenty of people that are less fortunate."

And while the dimple-faced doll is now reportedly "fortunate" enough to be dating Orlando Bloom (Pop Tarts popped Bloom sitting by the side of the stage during the taping of the fashion festivity and canoodling with Kerr at the after-party), she wasn't always such a glamorous gal. "I was such a tomboy growing up — boys didn't think of me as one of the sexy girls," Miranda said. "I was just someone they would beat around with and ride motorbikes with. Now look at me — I'm quite the opposite."

However, it seems Miranda could trade tales with busty buddy Marisa Miller, who once upon a time would have rather worn a wet suit than a Wonderbra.

"It's funny because growing up I was a tomboy, played a lot of sports, so it's funny that my job has taken this direction because I'm really like a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl and my friends always laugh when they see me, because they know me and I'm really low-key," the California native told us. "But at the same time I have become a girly girl and that's what I love about the job — being able to explore this side of yourself. Victoria's Secret makes it very fun to be a girl."

FoxNews - Image shows Miranda Kerr backstage at the VSFS 2007.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

20 Questions With Alessandra

Alessandra's Amborosio's website has compiled a video of her answering 20 questions submitted by her fans and website staff - it's a sweet interview and gives you a nice window into her life away from the camera! You can see the video HERE.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Rosie Goes To Nathalie

Star of British modelling, and making an impact around the world, catwalk stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has just changed her Parisian agency from Karin to Nathalie. It's a good move for her - Nathalie have a higher profile in the modelling world (she's likely to get more work) and she'll be joining other famous faces such as Andi Muise, Britni Stanwood and Drielle Valeretto. We look forward to seeing more of her in Paris!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Yet More Miranda Dating Rumours

Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr left the boutique Diavolina in LA on Monday night with her arm wrapped around oil heir and socialite Brandon Davis - Mischa Barton’s ex and once involved with Paris Hilton.

When Miranda spotted paparazzi, she broke off and walked the other way. Kerr has reportedly been seeing Orlando Bloom for the past few months but were first spotted apartment hunting together back in March, and have apparently been spotted eating in New York at various high end restaurants.

Orlando was reportedly backstage this past week to cheer on Miranda at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Credit to JustJared

Friday, 16 November 2007

VSFS 2007

Last night saw the end of many months' excitement and speculation draw to a close - Victoria's Secret's, for this year anyway, were finally revealed to us all in the form of one amazing show and 31 stunning models from all over the world, plus a contest winner whose prize was to take part in the show....but as I'm sure you guessed, she wasn't exactly an ugly duckling and neither did she have an inch to pinch!

The final model list (with a few suprises) is as follows:

Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Andi Muise, Candice Swanepoel, Caroline Winberg, Marija Vujovic, Julia Stegner, Jessica Stam, Eugenia Volodina, Inguna Butane, Behati Prinsloo, Lindsay Ellingson, Elise Crombez, Michaela Kocianova, Flavia Oliviera, Oluchi Onweabega, Jessica White, Isabeli Fontana, Marisa Miller, Hana Sokoupova, Noemie Lenoir, Angela Lindvall, Erin Wasson and Morgane Dubled - plus the mystery contest winner.

Suprisingly, this year some previous fashion show favorites were missed out such as Ana Beatriz Barros, Heather Marks, Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini and Natasha Poly (she had family problems and had to cancel at the last minute). It also saw the return of old time favourite Isabeli Fontana after her pregnancy, plus Eugenia Volodina and Inguna Butane after a year away from the show.

Once you get past the army of gorgeous girls, the outfits were completely outrageous and in true V.S style totally and utterly fabulous! The themes for this year were; Blade Runner (futuristic animal prints), Age Of Elegance, Pink (road trip - with outfits from different states), Roman Antiques (pottery print), Surreally Sexy (impressionism art) and Deck the Halls (christmas decorations).

This is just a taste of the show - to get the full experience tune into CBS on December 4th to watch the entire show!

(picture shows the finale)

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Angels At The Walk Of Fame

As part of the promotion of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show the V.S angels were given an Award Of Excllence at the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday - with blinding gold metallic jackets and all! Also, the angels made a store appearance to pose along with the hoilday season lingerie and well, just generally look good.

Also, more girls are added to list of who's in tomorrow's show: Andi Muise, Angela Lndvall, Caroline Winberg, Lindsay Ellingson and Quiana Grant.

And on a rather sadder note, Kanye West has cancelled his performance at the show following the recent death of his mother - it's not know if he'll be replaced but the Spice Girls and Seal are still performing.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Angels Arrive In LA

On Monday, 14 Victoria's Secret Angels flew on Virgin Airlines from NYC to LA in preparation for the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show which tapes on Thursday. There will be around 30 models in total, the rest of which are believed to be flying out on the day of the show due to prior commitments.

The girls confirmed for the show so far are as follows: Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Selita Ebanks, Miranda Kerr, Izabel Goulart, Jessica White, Oluchi Onweabega, Candice Swanepoel, Marija Vujovic, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michaela Kocianova and Noemie Lenoir.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

A Model's Halloween

Well with halloween being just over a week ago now all the pictures are in of what our models got up to! It's hard to imagine these girls can look scary but with the some of the costumes we had trouble recognising them! Here's just a few of the models and what they wore....

Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured) dressed up as a playboy bunny with her boyfriend as hugh hefner and her sister Aline as an eygiptian!

Daria Werbowy painted her entire body pale white and wore a large white billowy gown.

Behati Prinsloo dressed in her usual tomboy style we love but added a few rather realistic looking injuries to herself!

Andi Muise....some kind of dominatrix! Complete with an unknown male model friend dressed up as a woman.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Isabeli dating Rico Mansur

After divorcing Henri Castelli earlier this year it seems Isabeli Fontana has found new love in the form of brazilian playoby and all around rich boy Rico Mansur, who according to her, 'brings her peace'.

The couple have been dating for 3 months but only just made their relationship official and are on the cover of brazilian gossip magazine 'Istoe Gente' with pictures inside of their time spent together recently in Brazil.

Rico is known for dating brazilian supermodels, with his past beauties including uber model Gisele Bundchen, Leticia Birkheuer, Luana Piovani and Isabella Fiorentino. Isabeli is his first girlfriend who's had children, she has 2 sons, and he's quoted as saying he loves it!

2008 Campaign Rumours

It'll be all change at the houses of Versace and Yves Saint Laurent next season, if whispers in fashion's inner core are to be believed. We hear that Gisele is preparing to give up her lucrative contract with YSL in favour of one at Versace, while Donatella's current muse, Kate Moss, shouldn't be too upset about leaving the label – she is off to step into Gisele's shoes at YSL. And after making such a splash for Chanel's cruise collection, it seems Karl Lagerfeld has made it all official and shot Claudia Schiffer for the house's spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear campaign, too. Confused? Don't be - with months to go until the campaigns launch, the tongue-wagging hasn't even started yet.

Friday, 2 November 2007

VSFS Model List 2007

Up to now, these are the models that are confirmed to be walking in the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show....

Heidi Klum; Adriana Lima; Alessandra Ambrosio; Karolina Kurkova; Selita Ebanks; Izabel Goulart; Miranda Kerr; Ana Beatriz Barros; Jessica Stam; Hana Soukupova; Bianca Balti; Emanuela De Paula; Caroline Francischini; Sabrina Jales; Marisa Miller; Natasha Poly; Julia Stegner; Doutzen Kroes.

This is by no means the final list, I suspect Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Heather Marks will be back from last year; along with other regulars Andi Muise, Caroline Trentini, Morgane Dubled and Oluchi Onweabega - and no doubt there will be many more on top of that - only 2 weeks to the show now!

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Flying High With Victoria's Secret

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a...Victoria Secret model? The Hollywood invasion of the scantily clad lingerie models is upon us.

On Nov. 12, nearly 30 models, including Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller and Miranda Kerr, will arrive in Los Angeles on a special Virgin America flight from New York City for the much anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show, which will take place three days later at the Kodak Theatre.

Not only will the plane be branded with the Victoria’s Secret logo, but each of the models will be resting their pretty little heads on custom pillows and wrapping their flawless bodies in matching blankets.

The next day, the models will shut down a part of Hollywood Boulevard when Victoria’s Secret gets its own star in front of the Kodak.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

It's A Walkoff!

We're just crawling in from the Paper Nightlife Awards, and hands-down the best moment was this: When Perez Hilton tried to introduce Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo onto the stage, but he couldn't say her name.

"I'm not even going to try," sighed Perez before turning to Coco. "Who is she? Where is she from?"Perez was psyched when Behati said she was from Namibia ("Really? Are you serious? That's so hot!") but the real action came when he realized two of our favorite faces were standing blankly on stage."I think you need to have a walk-off," he announced. "Can you do a little walk? Just for me?"The audience went crazy.

The girls went into supermodel mode. And then Perez said, "Okay great, now kiss!"It didn't happen, but that didn't stop Erin Fetherston from almost falling out of her chair from laughter.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Angels To Act On TV

Could Adriana Lima turn out to be the mother of Ted Moseby's future children?

CBS has found a way to flog the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and reward the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" at the same time. The network announced Monday (Oct. 29) that a sextet of Victoria's Secret models will be guest starring on the Nov. 26 episode of "How I Met Your Mother."

Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller and Selita Ebanks will give the Monday night comedy a little end-of-sweeps sex appeal, while also helping CBS flog the Tuesday, Dec. 4 telecast of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, an event that has fallen on ratings hard times in recent installments.

If you don't wanna know how those comely ladies fit in with the regular "HIMYM" cast, stop reading now....

In the episode, Barney is worried he might be losing his mojo until he finagles an invite to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after-party. Hilarity ensues. The episode will shoot later this week

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Happy Birthday Izabel

A belated Happy Birthday to brazilian Victoria's Secret Angel Izabel Goulart who has just turned 23! And she's got plenty of reasons to celebrate....apart from it being her birthday she has also just shot an Armani Exchange campaign for next season and will take over from Alessandra Ambrosio as the brand's spokesmodel! Congratulations all round to Izabel!

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Yet More Miranda/Orlando Rumours

In addition to his ­recent fling with Jessica Simpson, 27, the Pirates of the Caribbean hunk, 30, is on a fast-track romance with model Miranda Kerr, 24.

“They’ve been friends for a long time,” a source tells Us Weekly. “But they only decided to give it a go a few weeks back.”
On ­October 18, Bloom turned out to support the Aussie stunner at the Victoria’s Secret Phi Beta Pink party in Beverly Hills.

An insider tells Us the couple took an amorous jaunt to East Hampton, New York, on October 4 and 5.
While at dinner at the 1770 House, they held hands and sipped wine. Gushes the source, “Miranda’s very into him!”

Rosie & Tyrone Update

Not really that exciting, but this article from UK Newspaper 'The Independent' briefly mentions Rosie Huntington-Whiteley....

Ronnie Wood's snorts'n'all autobiography – a sort of 60-year-old rocker version of Adrian Mole – has mercifully passed the litmus test with his family.

His son Tyrone, 24, has just reached the back cover and the tome receives his benediction, although, as he admits: "I think I have probably heard most of Dad's anecdotes in there a hundred times now." Big brother Jesse, 29, is a quarter of the way through the memoir.

Tyrone dates the 20-year-old Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and shares his old man's passion for art. He runs Scream, the Wood family's Mayfair gallery, and has grand designs on an American showroom.

He tells me: "I'm off to New York next week to speak to a few people about opening a place out there. I'm hopeful."

Rosie lives in New York and so the trip will allow Ty to spend more time with her. Which will be nice for him.

In a recent interview Rosie had this to say on her relationship with Ty; "I think it's serious. There's a healthy future ahead of us. We've both experienced so much in our early years that we're not mentally the age we are. I'm not too fazed by anything and neither is he."

She plans to spend more time in the UK and is currently staying with the Woods until she finds her own place, she's getting on well with Ronnie and Jo. "The whole of Ty's family are really nice" she says. 'Leah's wicked and so's her fiancé Jack, and Ty's half-brothers Jamie and Jesse. It's great to be able to be relaxed around your boyfriend's family."

And Rosie on meeting Ty at the Rolling Stones concert at Barcelona? "We went out and got talking, I don't really know what happened," she mumbled "It was like, ah, you know, and I was like, he's kind of cute, I guess...."

Sounds unpromsing but these guys are definetley smitten and one of the hottest couples in London right now....we LOVE them!

Picture is from the Matthew Williamson 10 Years Of Fashion Gala held in London, October 2007.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Bar Following in Gisele's Romance Footsteps

Leonardo DiCaprio is looking for a new model - he’s split with his post-Gisele Bundchen babe, Bar Refaeli.

On Friday night at Sweet Paradise on Orchard Street, DiCaprio was with Josh Hartnett checking out the arm candy at the after-party for the new skateboarding film “Nothing But the Truth.” And, in an odd twist, Refaeli’s new squeeze is surfer Kelly Slater, who dated Bundchen after she and the “Titanic” star broke up.

Slater got into some trouble over the weekend in Israel when he and Refaeli exited a hotel in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya before dawn to find photographers waiting for them. He was arrested after fighting with local paparazzi.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The AP that in an effort to prevent the cameramen from taking pictures, Slater pushed them. A brawl broke out, and Slater was taken in for questioning and later released, Rosenfeld said.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Cuckoo For Coco

Friday afternoon in Harlem was like a trip to Ireland with the arrival of the Eire Born dancers from Vancouver. Coco Rocha brought her childhood dance troupe to New York City for an afternoon of dancing to benefit the Children's Aid Society. "It's something fun and different for them," Rocha explained. "It wasn't a huge crowd, but these are kids who are interested in dance. It was all a matter of how can we bring this dance to the Children's Aid Society? This is what I know and care about. I can't say I have experienced cancer, and I just don't want people to think I'm fake. I wanted to do this so they can see that there's more out there and it really can be someone's life support and you don't have to do a typical job. And it's also just an hour of nothing but fun for them. The girls are just so excited to see it."

Though the children weren't completely familiar with Coco, the model captivated them as she does the fashion industry: they proceeded to scream her name immediately after they were introduced. A dancer since the age of five, the model spent the afternoon learning the steps to an hour long performance just to bring entertainment to the children. And afterwards, the dancers brought the kids to the stage, teaching them a few steps, which the kids quickly interpreted with their own forms of dance.

"It makes it easy to be on the runway," Rocha explained of her transition from dancing to modeling. "It's all about putting on an attitude. I had to learn to perform in the sense that it's just playing around up there. Photographers can tell who was a dancer and who wasn't. Walking is just so 'plain Jane.' I put on the runway attitude, but shows like John Galliano's, where you can sit on someone's lap if you like, are just so fun."

As far as Irish dancing costumes are concerned, Rocha laughed. "It's not à la mode, but it's tradition and that's really what Irish dancing is about. You can say they're tacky, but it's the tradition of years ago when this was a form of entertainment. People would just get up and dance."

Gisele Hangs Out In Miami

Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen has been spotted this week in Miami taking time off to enjoy some quality time with boyfriend Tom Brady chilling out on the beach, swimming and eating lunch - enjoy!

VS Phi Beta PINK Party

You know the opening scene from Legally Blonde that makes you wish you were in a sorority? That’s exactly what this white and hot-pink mansion looks like. Except instead of college students, the honorary chair is Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, and she’s invited Hollywood’s trendiest partygoers to her Beverly Hills sorority house. Welcome to Victoria's Secret's Phi Beta Pink Social.

When I enter the mansion (adorned with large Grecian columns), I’m handed a plastic cup. This will allow me access to the keg and the beer-pong table out back, where guests like model Lydia Hearst are already playing with hot-pink Ping-Pong balls. Of course, if I lose my cup I can always channel my E! cohort Ben Lyons and start funneling or doing keg-stands. But after all my frat parties in college, I think I’m over that scene.

I prefer to partake in the other activities available: roasting marshmallows in minibonfires, chowing down on burgers fresh off the grill, playing pool on a hot-pink table and personalizing hoodies—one of the night's most popular doings. I told you this wasn't your normal kegger—especially since many of the guests, like Danity Kane’s Aubrey O'Day and newly Afroed Rumer Willis, never made it through college.

“I never really got a college experience,” Lauren "L.C." Conrad tells me. “I’ve gone to frat parties with my guy friends, but nobody’s throwing up here, so it’s a lot better.” Audrina Patridge agrees, adding she loves the pink theme (what girl wouldn’t?). She lets slip that another Malibu beach party is coming up on the next episode of The Hills—and then takes off to get her drink on.

Meanwhile, David Hasselhoff stampedes through the party with actress Lori Kelly, frantically searches for a water bottle at the bar and then takes off in a whirlwind. The Hoff is sure in a hurry, but at least he’s drinking water! Much calmer is Matthew Perry. But apparently he isn't in the best of moods. I try to talk to one of the only college graduates at the party about how the scene compares to his Canadian academic years, but he’d rather stay low-key. “Can I say no?” he asks me, trying to avoid any questions. I reluctantly nod my head. “Then no.” F for Politeness 101!

Lacey Chabert is much happier to share her memories. “I learned about body glitter when I was 13,” she tells me as we check out Pink apparel in the garage out front. “I still love it!” She’s decided to cover up tonight, but the Mean Girls star still sparkles as she rummages through the sweats, tees and hoodies in the gifting lounge. But nobody shines brighter than model Alessandra Ambrosio, who steals fellow Angel Miranda’s spotlight the minute she flies inside in her belted, white shirt-dress to take pictures with Paris Hilton and other guests. If this were truly a sorority, I’d want her as my big sister.

Too bad this isn't a university reality. If schools had models and socialites that looked like this running around campus, every kid in America would probably be in college.
Article from E! Online's Hollywood Party Girl.

A New Role For Gisele

Although Gisele Bundchen left her famous position at Victoria's Secret earlier this year she has apparently landed herself a very different role, this time as....a fairy!

Gisele has done many things in her time; including acting in the movie Taxi, taking part in a commercial for Apple Mac and shooting an ad for the american express red card....and according to brazilian gossip blog Glamurama Gisele has now begun working for Disney, following in the footsteps of David Beckham, Beyoncé and Scarlett Johansson.

It is reported that Gisele plays the role of Wendy in the studios latest campaign, featuring Wendy and Peter Pan plus the history of Never Never Land. Peter is played by dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and the campaign is shot by Annie Leibowitz.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Angels To Join The Walk Of Fame

On Novemeber the 14th the Victoria's Secret Angels will recieve their own satr on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame where the most famous people in the world are accredited. It will be staged as part of the promotion for the 2007 VS Fashion Show and there will be a press conference at the time.

And another little note on the fashion show....not only will the Spice Girls be performing but Kanye West too! So far it's looking to one of the best, and certainly the most high profile, show yet!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Traffic Stopper!

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio stopped traffic in Miami on Friday - literally. The leggy Brazilian was crossing Collins Avenue en route to Atrium boutique against the light when a fleet of cars filled with men slowed to stop, ultimately clearing a path for Ambrosio. Says one witness, ''I've never seen anything like it.'' Once inside the store, she bought two hats, an Emamo bikini and a pair of Rock & Republic shorts.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Alessandra Sighting

Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was at Skybar's Redroom, Miami, on Thursday (11 October) night. According to spies, ''She danced up a storm and took pictures with everyone.'' The stunner was sporting a white tank top and shorts with her hair thrown up in a ponytail. Service was understandably spotty that night. ''The staff were gaga over her,'' says our spy. ''I heard one guy bragging to a friend that she actually spoke to him.''

Thursday, 11 October 2007

VSFS 2007 Update

Well, Victoria's Secret have just released the official image of the 2007 Fantasy Bra to be worn in the VS Fashion Show that will be taped in mid November this year.

Every year one of the angels (currently Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart and Miranda Kerr) are chosen to wear the bra - in 2005 Gisele Bundchen opened the show wearing it and 2006 was Karolina's year. But this year, and it has come as a shock to many, Selita Ebanks has been chosen to wear the bra - and so far, I've not found one person who is happy about it.

To be honest, I don't blame them - Selita is one of the brand's newest additions (except for Miranda Kerr who was added to the angels lineup only a few months ago) and undoubtedly the least liked by the fashion following pack. I mean don't get me wrong, she's got a good body and is prettier than most but there are much more experienced girls at VS who a large majority of people feel deserve it more.

Take Alessandra for example....she's in her sixth year at VS, has been featuring heavily in the catalogues lately and has never worn the bra to date; another strong candidate was Adriana Lima, gorgeous brazilian and one of the longest serving angels along with Alessandra. Either of them would have made wonderful ambassadors for this year's bra, but no! VS have really got it wrong this time!

And while we're on the subject....a little more VSFS news:

No need to worry too much about buying quick-selling Spice Girls comeback tour tickets -- has learned exclusively that the British bombshells will be performing at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!
The fashion show, which marks the American TV debut of the Spice Girls’ comeback tour, will be held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, and will be taped on November 15. Last year's musical guest was superstar Justin Timberlake. A source tells Us that the Spice Girls "are rehearsing for it already. It's going be their big comeback appearance."
Representatives for Victoria's Secret and CBS did not return calls for comment.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Rumours Resurfaced....

You should know before you read this it's probably a load of rubbish....but it's going round in the press so I thought I'd report it anyway.

Orlando Bloom has reportedly been spending this past weekend romancing Australian model Miranda Kerr - which has fueled speculation that the the pair are dating.

In April this year, Orlando was seen house-hunting (they weren't actually together) and took Miranda on a double-date at exclusive Asian restaurant Megu, in New York, over the weekend.

According to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper (Australia) the pair were apparently “smitten” with each other. An onlooker said: “They looked really happy together, and spent most of the evening cuddling and touching each other. They definitely looked like a couple.”

The pair have previously denied they were a couple, with Miranda saying: “Orlando is a nice guy but we’re just friends. We actually ran into each other by coincidence and then someone took a photo, turning a molehill into a mountain.”

Orlando has also recently been linked to former ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston, but denied they were anything more than “just good friends”.

Update: Kerr's Sydney-based agent Carly Tuhtan confirmed the genetically-blessed pair had dinner together, but played down suggestions of a romance - no surprise given Tuhtan's brother Brent has been dating Kerr for several years.

"Yes they had dinner, and yes they are good friends," Tuhtan told Confidential yesterday. "They're rarely in New York at the same time together so they wanted to catch up."

But when asked if the pair had been canoodling, Tuhtan's reply was somewhat ambiguous. "From Miranda's perspective, no they weren't. But really, what guy in his right mind wouldn't be into her?" she said.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Irina and Pete Forever?!

Though word of Irina Lazareanu's engagement to rocker Pete Doherty has spread like wildfire, not everyone's buying it. But we've gotten word that the union is for real: The former Babyshambles songwriter was overheard telling friends earlier this week that she and her beau are dead serious.

When a friend questioned her story (it was Pete who introduced her to Kate Moss, and Moss who then took Lazareanu to her agency and thus launched the quirky catwalker's now super career, remember), she dug in her purse, whipped out a hefty rock, and placed it on her left fourth finger. She even confided she had picked a date—three months from now, in December - and a location, Ireland, where Petey has roots.

But by last night's Greenhouse party at Le Baron, she'd had enough wedding talk. The catwalker was telling friends that her parents are now getting harassed by the press and paparazzi. While word is still out on what his future in-laws in Canada make of Doherty, it seems that the Lazareanus are not happy with cameramen on their front lawn.

Selita No Longer Engaged

Nick Cannon and his Victoria’s Secret fiance, Selita Ebanks, have called off their engagement according to Ebanks’ rep who confirmed with People magazine.

“Selita and Nick are taking a break to focus on their careers but still very much love each other and remain the best of friends,” says her rep, Melissa Raubvogel.

Cannon’s rep declined to comment. The break comes just five short months after the couple got engaged when Nick literally lit up Times Sqaure to propose to Ebanks with the help of a jumbotron.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Angel Airways Coming Our Way

Virgin America, the next generation airline today announced that it will partner with Victoria's Secret as the official "Airline of the Angels" for the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. On Nov. 12, one of Virgin America's brand new planes will be named in honor of Victoria's Secret and will fly 27 Victoria's Secret supermodels from New York to Los Angeles for the lingerie giant's annual fashion show.

This is a partnership made in heaven: some of the most beautiful women in the world flying one of the sexiest planes in the skies," said Charles Ogilvie, Director of Inflight Entertainment and Partnerships at Virgin America. "We can't wait for the supermodels to practice for their runway show in the aisles under our mood-lighting, chat with each other via our instant message system, grab a drink from the mini-bar or watch one of our 25 movies on demand inflight."

After touching down in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, the Victoria's Secret Angels will name their own Virgin America plane and officially kick off this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with a press conference on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will tape at the Kodak Theater on Nov. 15 and will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00 PM ET/PT), on the CBS television network.

As the official "Airline of the Angels," Virgin America and Victoria's Secret will also host the first ever in-flight supermodel PJ party on a Virgin America flight from New York to Los Angeles this November. Lucky guests will get to fly in style with the Victoria's Secret supermodels and check out the latest VS PJ fashions at 35,000 feet. The in-flight PJ party will be one of three exclusive PJ parties hosted by Victoria's Secret this holiday season.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Life Looks Rosie For Tyrone....

Following an article in August containing details of the couples rumoured romance and eventful holiday to Ibiza, it appears British catwalk fixture Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrone Wood, son of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, are actually an item! The most recent photo is shown here on September 20th, at the Stella McCartney for adidas presentation as part of London Fashion Week.

They attended Ronnie's 'Woodfest' costume party on August 24th at the family house, both dressed as gypsies!....I hope these guys stay together for a while - they're SO cute!

Adriana Is Back!

We haven't seen much from this Brazilian wonder for a while so I thought I'd give you a quick glimpse of her working the Hollywood starlet look, with her new darkened locks, at GQ Magazine's 50th Anniversary party....

Although she's not been in the press much lately, it seems Adriana has been working hard behind the scenes. She recently shot for Vanity Fair with other Victoria's Secret Angels, and it is thought she could take a lead role as the company's 'Sexy Santa' this year, a role previously held by Alessandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bundchen. She will also film the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 15th with a host of other catlwalk beauties.
In her personal life, it is believed Adriana could be dating Prince Wence of Lichtenstein again after they broke up late last year - although they were last seen together again in May this year.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Alessandra Shoots Second UK Commercial

Fake snow and a Christmas tree decorated the outside of a Royal Mile pub today as TV cameras rolled for the filming of a new UK-wide Next advert.

Actors breezed in and out the Whiski bar as they showed off the clothing store's winter party dresses. The commercial will be the second in a series that depicts a blossoming romance between Ale, played by South American supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, and Paul Sculfor, the real-life boyfriend of Jennifer Aniston.

They have been filming in Edinburgh all week, with the couple pictured laughing and joking while walking along the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile. It follows the airing on Friday of the first installment of the series, during which the couple met in London.

The Edinburgh Christmas scenes show them on their first proper date together. It's hoped their chemistry will remind people of the Gold Blend coffee adverts. A spokesman said: "It's a story, cut up into two pieces that will entertain as well as convey the brand image."

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Shopping....With Style!

WHAT'S a supermodel to do if she arrives in Edinburgh but her luggage doesn't?

If you're Alessandra Ambrosio, the face of Victoria's Secret and star of Next's new TV ads, you get someone to speak nicely to Harvey Nichols' personal shopping manager and get the store open after hours.

Stunned security guards stood aside as the Brazilian babe dashed in on Monday with Jennifer Aniston's on-off squeeze, Paul Sculfor, and grabbed all the Chloe and Stella McCartney a girl could carry.

Now THAT is a supermodel. God I love her!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

A Model Diet!

You don't get to look this good by eating junk food, so it was no surprise to see Miranda Kerr lunching at an organic food cafe in Bondi Junction yesterday.

After a busy two months gallavanting around the world the New York-based model has been enjoying some much-needed downtime since arriving in town on Monday. As well as catching up on some beauty treatments and shopping, she and her mum Therese enjoyed a quiet meal at Macro Wholefoods Market.

But it's now back to the grind, with the one-time Gunnedah girl busy shooting a Portmans TV commercial until she jets out again on Sunday. But it's not all work. Kerr will also be the VIP guest at a Cleo mag cocktail party at Kings Cross nightspot Hugo's tomorrow night where - in the absence of muso boyfriend Jay Lyon - her mum will again be her date.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Alessandra Out On The Town

We haven't seen this girl for a while, not since her behind car antics back in July, so I thought you'd appriciate I quick update on her! She was out at the Prada Epicenter Party in NYC on Friday night wearing a silver satin dress....other models also at the party were Jessica Hart, Petra Nemcova, Anouck Lepere, Julia Stenger and Hana Soukupova.

Also, while I'm at it, a quick update on Alé's schedule! She's just been in Hawaii shooting with VS for a tv show (airing later this year), she's currently in NYC to shoot for Vanity Fair with the other VS Angels and soon she will visit London; followed by New York, Mexico, Scotland, Miami, LA and NYC....taking her up to October!

Sunday, 9 September 2007

New York Fashion Week

We are just over half way through New York Fashion Week, the first of 4 main fashion weeks (NYC to be followed by London, Milan and Paris) in the Spring/Summer 2008 season.

So far we have seen models struting their stuff at shows such as Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Rosa Cha and Alexander Wang, plus a full host of after parties and promotional events.

One of the most popular events for models so far has been the Calvin Klein Underwear 25th anniversary party, attended by catwalk beauties Miranda Kerr, Natasha Poly, Suvi Koponen, Behati Prinsloo, Angela Lindvall, Liya Kebede, Agyness Deyn, Hana Soukupova, Jessica Miller, Irina Lazareanu, Eugenia Volodina, Doutzen Kroes, Julia Stegner, Raquel Zimmerman, Jessica Stam and Isabeli Fontana, to name a few.

Also polular was the Fashion Rocks concert, where countless stars partied alongside catwalk stunners such as Andi Muise, Tyra Banks and Lydia Hearst. The Missoni party in honour of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe's latest book was similarly packed full of model beauty.

Do you think they'll still be partying like this by the end of Paris? We think so!

(Picture shows Jessica Stam at Calvin Klein party)

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Douzten Passes Her Test!

Top model Doutzen Kroes passed her test yesterday to gain her driving licence. The international model lives in New York, but made the choice to take driving lessons in the much calmer Leeuwarden in her home country of Denmark.

This week she took a lot of lessons to be ready for her examination. Before she started she took off her red high heeled pumps for flat shoes. She tried to keep her mouth shut during the exam, “I’ve tried to shut my mouth cause during the lessons I’ve said all the things that went wrong out loud” says Doutzen.

But nothing went wrong during the exam says examiner Erik Wesseluis. Doutzen will return soon to NY, where she has jobs for to do Vogue magazine.

Doutzen won’t drive in NY, she doesn’t have a car yet! And the traffic is much more hectic and it’s hard to find a place to park the car. For experience she will once in a while return to Friesland.

Once she has experience she wants to drive with some girlfriends across America, from NY to LA (which is about 4500 KM).

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Why We All Love Ana!

The Brazilian supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros is the cover of Nova Magazine's birthday issue. Wearing a short white dress, she posed for an editorial to the mag.

Modeling for eleven years, she's one of the most known tops in the fashion world. She was chosen the sexiest woman in the world by the Italian GQ, and the world's most beautiful by the Americans.

She was also the first Brazilian to be in the lingerie brand Victoria's Secret's team, in 1999, followed by Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima.

According to her, the secret to success is to be smart and have personality. "I'm easy to deal with, I don't play the superstar part. Do you know why Kate Moss is considered the best model in the world? Because she's professional, arrives in time, she's simple", she states.

Despite loving her career, she says she plans to assure her old age far from the runways. "My goal is, in some years, to open at Brazil a dermathology clinic with Maria Luiza, with Patricia (her sisters) and a cousin. We get along really well, I love my sisters", she says.

She also doesn't hide the dream of getting married and being a mother, but she says it's difficul to find an understanding partner. "Not every man in the world understands a woman who makes her own money, travels all over the world. I'll not leave my work for a man. I've been raised like this, I don't like to stay still and I love what I do".

We say, GO ANA!

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

VSFS 2007 Announced

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Victoria's Secret President and CEO Sharen Turney and supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Selita Ebanks announced plans for the new special to press immediately following the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

Top models appearing in The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will include Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova and Selita Ebanks. Hamish Hamilton is the director.

Also, american model Marisa Miller, a long time favourite in the VS catalogs and regular Sports Illustrated fixture ,will make her debut at the VSFS this year.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Rosie Huntington is Top Earner

The catwalk queen from the Westcountry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, can now name her price when it comes to modelling, according to a top US fashion agency. Women New York, which represents Rosie, says the Tavistock-born model is now one of the highest-earning and most successful models on its books.

The 20-year-old has been called the next Kate Moss and dubbed a leading member of the so-called "artist-rockracy" for dating the son of Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood.

And according to Chris Gay, spokesman for Women New York, Rosie's career is going from strength to strength. "I would say Rosie is one of the top UK models working today and one of the top earners."

"She has moved to New York and is highly respected in the industry for her attitude. She does do catwalk but most of her work is in print where she is very successful."

Rosie recently did a shoot for Victoria's Secret and Clinique which is a major fragrance.

Rosie's success has taken her all over the world and is a far cry from her upbringing in Devon where she was a student at Tavistock College. Her career started when she was spotted by London-based agency Profile which took her on at the age of 16.

Although she is not yet in the same earning bracket as Kate Moss who reportedly takes around £4 million a year, Rosie can now command tens of thousands of pounds for each assignment.

Her relationship with Tyrone Wood, the 23-year-old son of Ronnie, was the subject of tabloid speculation this week after the pair spent a week at a luxury villa in Ibiza. According to reports in the Daily Mail the £13,500-a-week hotel was burgled and possessions belonging to the pair were stolen.

Monday, 30 July 2007

Miranda The Model Singer

Model singer Miranda Kerr is more than just a pretty face. The Aussie supermodel apparently has a knack for singing.

Boyfriend Jay Lyon told Insider the pair had recorded a song together but wouldn't say what it was called.

"We have written a song together and we have recorded something together, but there are no plans for a release," said Lyon, 23, of New York-based Australian band Tamarama.

"It is kind of our little thing. She is a good little singer. She's got a sweet little voice."

Lyon, whose real name is Brent Tuhtan, was also a model. "Really, the focus is on music at the moment," he said.

Tamarama has made a strong impression in the US since forming four years back.The band recently signed with Brooklyn Beats, a division of Warner Music, and is working on a debut album, as well as a national tour of the US, playing mainly college shows. It has also got support gigs booked for Ryan Cabrera and Amy Winehouse's upcoming New York shows.
And fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger had the boys play at one of his recent parties, before guests including actors Liv Tyler and Michelle Rodriguez.

"We are getting taken care of now by the big boys, which is going to be good," said Lyon.

Monday, 23 July 2007

Gisele To Star In Music Video

Gisele Bundchen is set to star in the u2's next music video after becoming friends with frontman Bono. The pair met when Gisele appeared in ads for Bono's RED charity campaign for no fee.

Gisele is one of the highest paid supermodels in the fashion industry and is notoriously picky about the jobs she does. However she is no stranger to the film set after appearing in the 2004 film Taxi and she's just signed up to star in the film version on Dan Brown's bestselling Angels and Demons.

Gisele caused outrage when she publicly criticised the Roman Catholic Church for its "outdated" view on contraception last month. The Brazilian supermodel - who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio - believes the church should change its views because "no one is a virgin" anymore and contraception is necessary to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Alessandra To Shoot First UK Commercial

Alessandra Ambrosio will take a break from her LA partying next week and travel to London for 4 days to shoot her first ever British TV spot for popular high street store Next.

The commercial has a working title of 'Alé's Party' and will feature Paul Sculfor, rumoured to be dating Jennifer Aniston, as the male lead. The commercial will air on Septemeber 14th.

Alessandra will return to the UK at a later date to shoot a Christmas TV Spot for the brand.

Picture is from Next catalogue.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Gisele And Tom....Trouble Already?

All is not well with Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. While the two have put up a happy front for the cameras-and his family is even said to be flying out to Italy to spend time at the villa in Rome she recently acquired - spies say Bundchen is upset that Brady's Ex, Bridget Moynahan, is due to give birth to Brady's son on Friday by caesarian - on Bundchen's Birthday.

Suspiscion is that Moynahan planned the birth to purposefully be on Gisele's birthday and also that she announced the pregnancy without Tom knowing while he was away in Paris with Gisele to make him look bad!

The tension has grown so intense that the couple fought openly in front of hotel guests in Napa while staying at the five star Auberge du Soliel.

Alessandra Gets....Involved With New Man

Well it certainly seems that brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has ditched her previous boyfriend Steven Allain for a new mystery who she doesn't mind making out with behind cars! The couple have been photographed together in California on another occasion, one where you can actually see their faces a bit more clearly....

Monday, 16 July 2007

Stam Given The Boot?

YET another of DJ AM's relationships has ended, though this time it was he who supposedly showed his modelicious girlfriend of four months, Jessica Stam, the door.

Insiders say that unlike AM's last girlfriend, Mandy Moore, who is known for her low-key mindset, "Jessica was extremely high-maintenance." The tipster told us, "He didn't see her because she was always traveling, and when they were together, they would just argue."

The couple had been photograhed looking really quite happy in the last few months but obviously it wasn't to be.....but with looks like that and a place on the rich list we doubt she'll stay single for very long!

Forbes 15 Richest Models List

Today saw the release of the Forbes Top 15 Richest Models in the World list (the amounts listed are annual income, not net worth), and here it is for you to take a look at....

1. Gisele Bundchen - $33 million
2. Kate Moss - $9 million
3. Heidi Klum - $8 million
4. Adriana Lima - $6 million
5. Alessandra Ambrosio - $6 million
6. Carolyn Murphy - $5 million
7. Natalia Vodianova - $4.5 million
8. Karolina Kurkova - $3.5 million
9. Daria Werbowy - $3.5 million
10. Gemma Ward - $3 million
11. Liya Kebede - $2.5 million
12. Hilary Rhoda - $2 million
13. Shalom Harlow - $2 million
14. Doutzen Kroes - $1.5 million
15. Jessica Stam- $1.5 million

Miranda Hits Modelling Big Time

SHE'S known for being a grounded girl from Gunnedah, but this fails to acknowledge the jet-set lifestyle of Australia's latest supermodel, Miranda Kerr.

Proving that the life of an in-demand model is a high-flying affair, the 24-year-old spent a few days in Sydney last week before jetting off to Los Angeles, the Caribbean and Spain. Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, Kerr admitted to being tired and keen for some sleep ahead of her busy upcoming schedule.

"From here, I go to LA for five days and then Barbuda for three days, then Spain for four days work and then back to New York,'' Kerr said. "During the next two months I'll have one day off.'' Despite the fatigue, the willowy model said she enjoyed the trappings of her international lifestyle which has been largely built on recent appearances for international lingerie label Victoria's Secret.

"I'm very lucky, it's a great opportunity and I'm very grateful for it,'' Kerr said of her career, which allows her to rub uncovered shoulders with uber-model Gisele Bundchen and Hollywood's A -List.

"I never thought of modelling as a serious career, just as a bit of fun. But then I thought if I'm smart about this then I can set myself up for life It's a great way to travel, meet new people and make a lot of money in a short time.''

Kerr said recent photographs of her and Orlando Bloom together formed nothing more than part of the heightened media scrutiny attached to her career.

"I laugh that off. He's a nice guy and we're friends. We actually ran into each other by coincidence and then they took a photo, turning a molehill into a mountain. I told my boyfriend (Australian model and musician Brent Tuhtan) that I'd been out with Orlando and then the next thing I'm in the paper as his girlfriend. It just makes me laugh.''

She recently bought an apartment in New York after moving there three years ago and said she now felt at home in the city that never sleeps. "It's home now. I'm originally from a little country so it was quite overwhelming to begin with. It's definitely my home now, I've got a beautiful apartment there and a little doggy, Frankie, who goes everywhere with me.''

In Sydney to shoot the latest campaign for local label Portmans, Kerr will next be seen as the face of a new Clinique fragrance. While coy about her plans post-modelling, Kerr hinted that there were several business plans that would keep her in the fashion industry. "I have a lot of things in the pipeline, you know, a few business ideas. Stay tuned, you'll soon see."

From the Sunday Telegraph.

Gisele To Launch 'The One'

Gisele Bündchen is looking to make a splash at Saks when she unveils The One, the newest addition to the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance portfolio, with a personal appearance at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship on July 16.

The leggy supermodel and fragrance face will also reveal her ad campaign, shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and will be on hand for an autograph-signing session from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the main floor.

Developed in conjunction with Procter & Gamble Prestige Products, The One is a warm Oriental floral mix of bergamot, lychee, peach, madonna lily, jasmine, and plum.

The fragrance will debut exclusively at Saks in New York City before launching in Saks stores nationwide, as well as at Dolce & Gabbana boutiques, Neiman Marcus, and other department and specialty stores.
Image is taken from the D&G The One advertising campaign.

Alessandra Update

It seems Alessandra is just getting more and more popular....she's scheduled to shoot two new VS commercials in the week of July 16th, shoot a 'Holiday 2007' shot with the rest of the VS Angels, do yet another Very Sexy campaign by herself and then travel out to the caribbean to begin shooting for VS Swim 2008. It's a busy month for this girl!

Photo is from Unik Ernst's birthday party, June 27th 2007.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Alessandra In California

Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted leaving Hollywood hotspot club Hyde late on Tuesday night with friends, including close friend and fellow model Tatiana Fontes. The leggy brazilian was also spotted in her bikini chilling at the beach and enjoying the 4th of July holiday in Malibu the next day.

Miranda Update

News just in on the hottest new Victoria's Secret angel Miranda Kerr....she's currently shooting the Seafolly swimwear campaign in Western Austrailia AND she's set to shoot her second Victoria's Secret commercial when she returns to New York in the next few weeks!