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.