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.