Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Is Rosie Engaged?

There's no official word yet, but rumour has it British VS and Burberry model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is engaged to boyfriend of just over a year Tyrone Wood. The pair have been spotted looking super cosy the last few weeks, with Rosie sporting a very large diamond ring on that oh so special finger....congrats to them if they are!

Lost and Not Yet Found

Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is offering a reward for information that leads to the safe return of her beloved Maltese terrier Buddha. The pampered pooch went missing recently and sources claim the pretty star is "devastated."

A friend has posted a reward notice online. It reads: "Alessandra Ambrosio's 4 pound maltese named Buddha got out and is lost. He is tie dyed blue and green and is lost please help in anyway possible. She loves her dog so much and there is a large reward if someone returns him. He was lost in Beverly Hills."

If anyone finds a Blue and Green little dog call 310-396-4400 or email

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Adriana's Acting Debut

Brazilian super model Adriana Lima will break into the fashionable world of Mode magazine when she makes her acting debut on an upcoming episode of Ugly Betty.

“Adriana has always been a huge fan of Ugly Betty and is thrilled for the opportunity to make a guest star appearance,” says Lima’s rep Liza Anderson.

On a future Betty (returning to ABC Sept. 25, 8 p.m. ET), Lima will be hired to pose on the pages of Mode’s “sizzling hot issue” and will work with Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) on a cover story about the virtues of exotic fruit, including the fictional “tico berry,” which the Vicoria’s Secret model — playing herself — will credit as a booster to her sexy appearance.

But in a twist right out of Betty’s madcap world, Lima, 27, will sport a broken finger from a real-life fall she suffered while on vacation in Croatia.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Bundchen-Bradys Take Time Out

These uber-cute images of Gisele Bundchen, her boyfriend Tom Brady and his son John have emerged this week! They were taking family time out to rest on the grass at the Gillette Stadium where Tom had been training with the Patriots earlier in the day. Tom could be seen with little John on his shoulders dancing playfully and Gisele was spotted giving him some water.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Alessandra Ambrosio Gives Birth To a Girl

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio and long term boyfriend Jamie Mazur welcomed their first child, a girl named Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, into the world at 7:32 on Sunday evening at the St.Helena clinic in Florianopolis.

It is rumoured that that the labour lasted 7 hours and was uncomplicated. Alessandra hoped for a natural birth however a caesarian section was resorted to by doctors in the end to deliver the baby. She was surrounded by family members, one of whom videoed and photograhed the whole thing!

The director of the clinic is quoted as saying (translated from portuguese) "She is a very attentive mother, careful, dedicated. She is patient, sympathetic and that captivated everyone in the maternity ward."

Various sources are saying that mother and baby are both healthy and left the clinic early on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the New York Times, pictures of Anja are in the process of being bid on by various international publications, and some of the proceeds going to Multiple Sclerosis Children's Fund

Doutzen Given Her Wings

Victoria’s Secret has revealed to People Magazine that Dutch model Doutzen Kroes is the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel, joining the line up of Heidi Klum, Izabel Goulart, Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, as well as past angels like Gisele Bundchen and Tyra Banks.

Born in Oostermeer in the Netherlands, 23-year-old Kroes scored a modeling contract after she sent her photo to an agency hoping to earn enough cash to buy more fashion magazines.

Her first official Victoria’s Secret campaign, Supermodel Obsessions, launches today in N.Y.C.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Adriana Lima Engaged!

I just had to bring you these gorgeous and glowing photos of Brazilian superstar Adriana Lima and her huge engagement ring! She looks so ridiculously happy!

She was on the red carpet with her fiance, sports star Marko Jaric, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Looking fabulous in a black mini-dress belted with black ribbon, some very high black and gold heels and accessorized with her fabulous new diamond engagement ring, Adriana also presented an award later in the evening.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Miranda & Orlando Engaged?

There were rumors last week that the cute couple had split up, which Kerr’s publicist denied. Kerr was supposedly seen kissing her ex boyfriend, Brandon Davis, at different clubs which prompted the breakup story. The National Enquirer says it’s not true that Kerr and Bloom have split and that they’re actually engaged and looking for an apartment together.

Ironically, last week a report surface in a magazine claiming the couple had broken up. Not only was that report wrong, but Orlando was actually proposing at that time!

“Orlando’s been crazy in love with Miranda since they started dating - and he finally stepped up to the plate and asked her to marry him last week,” a close friend told The Enquirer. Insiders say the couple is planning a Buddhist wedding ceremony, because they feel their faith brought them closer together.

“Since his proposal they’ve been looking at engagement rings on both coasts,” said the source. They’re also looking for a larger apartment in New York so they can move in together.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 4, 2008]

We’ll have to see what happens with these two in time, but we hope it works out for them. They sure would make cute babies....

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Miranda's Love Triangle?

Is the romance over? Miranda Kerr's relationship with Orlando Bloom is finished, says an insider cited by In Touch in this week's issue who adds that she has rebounded into the arms of her former flame, oil heir Brandon Davis. The Victoria's Secret model and Brandon were first seen together shopping on LA's Robertson Boulevard last November but at the time they both insisted they were just pals, reports the magazine.

According to the report, In July Brandon, who recently split from Australian model Cheyenne Tozzi, and Miranda’s friendship took a romantic turn — they were spotted canoodling at two clubs in NYC. Brandon, 27, and Miranda were “full on making out” says a witness at 1Oak.

The report claims that the pair was also spotted kissing at Beatrice Inn later that night. “They didn’t seem to care who saw,” the witness reveals. While a rep for Miranda, 25, denies she has split with Orlando, 31, she was overheard telling Brandon about the breakup.

“Miranda always seems to go to Brandon when she has a fight with Orlando,” the insider tells the weekly entertainment magazine in a report set for publication this week. “He’s her rebound guy.”

Sunday, 13 July 2008

The Fall 08 Ads - Modelblogs' Favourites!

Thought you guys might like a little round up of our favourite Fall/Winter 2008 ads....expect to see these and plenty more in magazines hitting newsstands this month!

Gisele Bundchen for Aquascutum - Lily Donaldson for Gucci HysteriaIsabeli Fontana for Versace - Kate Moss for Just Cavalli

Lily Donaldson, Caroline Trentini and Jessica Stam for Dolce & Gabbana

Rosie and Tyrone Celebrate 1 Year

While Ronnie Wood's marriage is in crisis after news that he is seeing a teenage Russian waitress, his children's love lives are positively blooming. Tyrone, the Rolling Stone guitarists 25-year-old son, is dating Burberry model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and the couple are celebrating a year together this weekend.

"Im taking Rosie out for a special surprise for our anniversary," art curator Tyrone declared at his exhibition Scream In High Definition. "I have to admit, she did have to remind me but I've got it all under control now!"

Mail On Sunday

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Rosie Launched As Face of Buberry

This weekend saw the launch of the highly anticipated Burberry campaign featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and British actor Sam Riley. There's so much hype surrounding who ditched who and who's better for the campaign, Rosie or Agyness? Tell us what you think!

RIP Ruslana Korshunova

A stunning Russian supermodel plunged to her death from the ninth floor of her lower Manhattan high-rise Saturday, police sources and neighbors said.

Ruslana Korshunova, 20, a long-haired beauty who graced the cover of Russian Vogue, plummeted into the middle of busy Water St. in the Financial District around 2:30 p.m., according to sources and building residents.

Witnesses to the apparent suicide had no idea that the shoeless woman dressed in blue jeans and a purple tank top was a famous model but noticed her beauty right away. "All I saw was something moving out of the corner of my eye, and then boom. It sounded like a bass drum when she hit the ground," said Steve Metzger, 36. "She was a pretty girl."

Investigators believe Korshunova jumped from her ninth-floor apartment adjacent to a skyscraper construction site, a law enforcement source said.

"I turned around just as she was about 3 feet off the ground and then, boom, she hit," said witness Ahmed Saad, 22, who was manning a nearby halal food cart.

Often photographed with her thigh-length locks cascading around her, Korshunova was born July 2, 1987, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She was reportedly discovered in 2003 by Debbie Jones of Models 1, who spotted a picture of Korshunova in an in-flight magazine article about the girl's hometown. "I saw her by chance and she looked like something out of a fairytale!" Jones told British Vogue. "We had to find her and we searched high and low until we did! She's really incredible with feline features and timeless beauty."

She was represented by the agency IMG and has modeled for Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs and Cynthia Rowley.

Friday, 13 June 2008

The Mystery of the Supermodel's Boyfriend!

It may sound like the title of another terrible novel, but thankfully, it's not. It's the mystery of who is brazilian super stunner Ana Beatriz Barros dating?

When asked backstage at the Lenny show in Rio yesterday she was careful to keep her relationship under wraps (similar to her career of late, where has she been?!) - all we know is he's brazilian, owns a business, they have been together for 7 months and are 'very much in love'. Oh, and he's also the romantic yesterday was the brazilian equivalent of Valentines Day he showed up to support her at the show, plus sent her 110 roses and a diamond necklace! Read it and weep girls. Read it and weep.

Photo shows Ana at the Lenny afterparty on Thursday evening.

Gisele's Luxury Life

Gisele Bundchen has reportedly purchased her very own jet, a Gulfstream G550 for $50 million, according to the Boston Globe. The super-fast jet, which can carry 14-19 people, will enable Gisele to fly from the US to Sao Paulo to Paris without worrying about connections or waiting in lines.The Gulfstream 550 is the longest range business jet in the world and more than 124 aircraft have been produced.

In other Gisele news, she's just been placed at #66 on the Forbes top 100 most powerful celebrities list, with a pay of $35 million - it's no wonder she can afford that private jet!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Kerrbloom Cuddle

Orlando Bloom cuddles up with supermodel girlfriend Miranda Kerr on the dance floor at the third annual Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party, held at the Stud House, Hampton Court Palace on Saturday in Richmond upon Thames, London, England.

I’m guessing Miranda had to use ample double stick tape for this event!

The night raised funds for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation - an international fund fighting child cancer in Russia and to fund research to help eradicate this life-threatening disease.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

More Campaign News

Here's a slightly more comprehensive list of who's doing what this Autumn to build on the previous list (16/04/08);

Abbey Lee Kershaw - D&G Pre-fall
Angela Lindvall - Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli
Anja Rubik - Chloe
Doutzen Kroes - Seven for all Mankind
Eva Herzigova - Louis Vuitton
Freja Beha Erichsen - Emporio Armani
Gisele Bundchen - Aquasctum, Ebel
Isabeli Fontana - Pepe Jeans
Iselin Steiro - Missoni, Mulberry
Jeisa Chiminazzo - K by Karl Lagerfeld, ISSA, YSL Cosmetics
Julia Dunstall - Bulgari
Linda Evangelista - Prada
Natasha Poly - Givenchy, Nina Ricci, TSE
Raquel Zimmerman - Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin

Shhhhh It's Heather Marks!

The best way to get people talking about you is to tell them not to. Canadian model Heather Marks recently moved into a chic new building on East 14th Street, where one resident said, "She's going around introducing herself to everyone and telling them she's a model," adding, "But don't tell anyone because I don't want it to get out, you know, because I don't want everyone to make a big deal." Her fellow residents find the behaviour "kind of annoying, because no one cares at all."

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Deyn Ditched Me Says Burberry Rival Rosie

Quick, get the nail file out! A new generation of catwalk scraps is about to erupt after 'next big thing' and new face of Burberry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, slammed her predecessor, Agyness Deyn, for snubbing her.

Last month it was revealed how young star Rosie, 21, toppled her former friend's reign as the face of Burberry after just one season. Insiders revealed Deyn 'the new Kate Moss' was replaced because she had over exposed herself with publicity. Now Rosie is showing little sympathy for her former elfin friend, who she says blanked her for six months when she first hit the headlines.

'Agyness was really sweet and we used to hang out all the time. But when she became big she dropped me.'

'I tried being her friend and texted her repeatedly for six months but she never replied so I just gave up. So good luck to her. I haven't seen her', she told Metro at a party this week.

The Devon beauty, also a D& G underwear model says she's already shot the new season for Burberry. 'It was really cool and very exciting to do. That was a big thing.' She confirmed the whispers that Deyn, 26, had out done herself by over publicising her image, saying, 'Personally I think Agy's look is a one-off season look but she has been so publicised and has such a big profile she'll probably make it in the long term now, I guess.'

The brunette then played down her own hype as the next big thing, saying 'I don't even know that would means.'

'Right now I am just happy focusing on my projects and campaigns. But I am up for anything', she says.

Rosie Puts Boyfriend Back In His Place

Pandora has been keeping a close eye on the budding relationship between Ronnie Wood's son Tyrone and his model squeeze, 21-year-old Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

As I recently reported, Huntington-Whiteley has decamped to London after a brief spell in New York to be reunited with Wood.

I ran in to them after a touching minor tiff over a fur scarf she wore to a recent cocktail party.

"Ty's mum Jo gave it me as a present. I really like it, but when we got into the car to come here this evening, he said he didn't want me to wear as it was cruel," she complained. "Mind you, he won't be complaining when I take it off in his bedroom later."

Career-wise, Rosie is on the up and up. According to reports, she's uprooted supermodel de nos jours Agyness Deyn to be next season's "face" of the British label Burberry. "I can't speak about that," she added somewhat mysteriously.

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Manor Only Fit For A Model

Very blond, well-boned, expensively jeaned buyers have been pouring into East Village apartments for so long that it’s hard to find new excuses to complain about the area’s über-gentrification. But then again, it’s hard to remember when someone as upsettingly young as Lily Donaldson, the 21-year-old Vogue cover girl, spent anything like $2.2 million on a neighborhood apartment, especially one that happens to be as far east as Avenue B.

Her new two-bedroom place on Tompkins Square Park around East Eighth Street could be the most expensive co-op ever sold on the block, The New York Observer reports.

She has Brazilian cherry wood floors (“that glow with the setting sun,” according to it's listing), two bathrooms with original pedestal sinks and cast iron tubs, a 40-foot-long living room with six windows facing three directions, and, of course, a dressing room off one of the two bedrooms.

On the downside, the building is massively nondescript and un-frilled, plus the apartment needs work. “I’d put money into it,” Mr. Davis said, “I’d bet she will, too.”

Ms. Donaldson was “the highest bidder and very qualified. The board liked her and approval was unanimous, which is always a concern when you’re dealing with a young model,” the broker said. “You’re never sure how a board would see her.”

Monday, 19 May 2008

A Change of Face at Burberry

The reason why Agyness Deyn was dropped as the face of Burberry can now be revealed.

An insider at the fashion house told me that celebrity snapper Mario Testino – described as the company's advertising visionary – is fed up with the hype surrounding the elfin model who aimed to topple Kate Moss as the queen of British fashion.

Asked why Agy had been dropped less than a year after pinching the role from her rival, the checked-cap mole told me: 'She was just a flash in the pan. Last year she was quirky but now she is challenging Moss in the fame stake
s by positioning herself everywhere. That kind of popularity just hasn't sat well with Mario, who is looking for something different'.

Deyn, real name Laura Hollins, has long played the fame game.

She is a regular on the celebrity circuit and has made several high-profile showbiz appearances, including presenting a prize at the NME music awards and collecting the model of the year gong at the Elle style awards. She has also just made a pop music video.

But the 26-year-old's attempts to eclipse Moss in the popularity stakes seem to have backfired – as well as losing the Burberry contract she also failed to make a list of the top ten richest models, in which Moss came third. To
make matters worse, it seems Testino is not just looking for a new face – he wants a younger one, too.

The snapper – famed for his photos of Princess Diana – is thought to want to replace Deyn with 21-year-old Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The Devon beauty, a D&G underwear model, has reportedly already been booked to front Burberry's autumn campaign.
Asked why Agy had been dropped less than a year after pinching the role from her rival, the checked-cap mole told me: 'She was just a flash in the pan. Last year she was quirky but now she is challenging Moss in the fame stakes by positioning herself everywhere. That kind of popularity just hasn't sat well with Mario, who is looking for something different'.

Pictured, Rosie at dinner hosted by Jefferson Hack in New York this month.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Belles At The Ball

Monday night saw the rich and famous strutting their stuff on the red carpet at the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in aid of fashion's biggest event - the Costume Institute Gala, complete with superhero theme.

Many a celebrity was in attendance, including the Beckhams, Julia Roberts, Eva Longoria, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise - but what really matters around here, the models, are the ones who really stole the show.

A good amount of the industry's most prominent models were there as guests of the top designers. The best dressed of the night included regular guests Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, wearing Atelier Versace and Tom Ford respectively (pictured); Jessica Stam in Proenza Schouler; Karolina Kurkova in Vera Wang; Natasha Poly in Phi; Liya Kebede in Jonathon Saunders and Kate Moss in Stella McCartney.

Relative newcomers to the guestlist included Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, looking stunning with new bangs and in Burberry Prorsum (pictured); Lily Donaldson, also in Burberry Prorsum; Doutzen Kroes in threeasfour, Anja Rubik and Coco Rocha, both in Pucci and Jourdan Dunn in Bill Blass.

Overall the night was an overwhelming success on the model front, and witha wide choice of afterparties to keep them going into the early hours, it's really no suprise!

Friday, 2 May 2008

Alessandra at Coachella

Smiling model mum-to-be Alessandra Ambrosio has been spotted taking some well earned rest this week with friends and boyfriend Jamie Mazur at Coachella music festival in California; she has also been spotted shopping several times in Los Angeles at both Kitson and Ed Hardy. The baby is believed to be due around early September.

(Pictured here; Richard Habberley, Tatiana Fontes, Alessandra, Jamie Mazur and unknown)

Costume Institute Gala 2008

Monday brings the Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala, one of the biggest events on New York's fashion calendar. Designers attend, accompanied by models, and it's generally one very glitzy affair! So, which models are attending this year and in aid of which designer?

So far we have news of Anja Rubik, Coco Rocha, Joy Bryant (Pucci), Sasha Pivorarova (Rag & Bone), Kate Moss (Stella McCartney), Gisele Bundchen, Isabeli Fontana, Molly Sims (Versace), Caroline Trentini (Philip Crangi), Jourdan Dunn (Peter Som), Iekeliene Stange (Oscar De La Renta), Jessica Stam (Proenza Schouler), Helena Christensen, Karen Elson (Marc Jacobs) Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Burberry) plus Natalia Vodianova, Chanel Iman, Stephanie Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Raquel Zimmermann, Amber Valletta, Karolina Kurkova, and Carolyn Murphy. Hopefully we'll be able to get some pics up, and more info on who attended, later in the week.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Miranda and Orlando In Sydney

Miranda Kerr may look the goods but she still needs her beauty sleep. And rest is what the Gunnedah gal caught up on yesterday, after jetting into town from New York - with some special baggage in tow, boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

After celebrating her birthday in the Big Apple on Sunday, the star couple spent most of their first day in Sydney together holed up in her five-star city hotel suite.

While she's preparing to meet the fashion press - to be introduced as David Jones's new ambassador at a gala dinner tonight - it's believed Bloom is nervously bracing himself to meet her father, John, for the first time.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has already won over Kerr's mum, Therese, recently treating her to a luxury shopping trip along Beverley Hills' famous Rodeo Drive. But the prospect of presenting himself for review with his new love's dad could well have inspired Bloom's afternoon dash to DJs menswear department yesterday, where shoppers spied the actor trying on suits.

Kerr may be pocketing the big bucks from her new endorsement deal with the retailer, but it was her actor beau who spent up during a two-hour trawl around the Market Street store. Excited customers reported the star snapped up a suit and other accessories.

While he could be out to impress dad, the rumour sweeping social circles was Bloom could be a late starter at Royal Randwick this Saturday, for the Australian Jockey Club running of the David Jones Doncaster Day. Sydney's VIP racing set, with invite-only access to the glamour marquees, are likely to be among the first to rub shoulders with the hot Hollywood pairing. Kerr is also expected to make appearances at next week's annual frockfest, again on duty for DJs.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

F/W 2008 Campaigns

Yes, I know in the some parts of the world summer hasn't even come around yet but already we are getting confirmations of who will be advertising for what in the F/W 08 season. Here's just I few we've learned so far concerning the girls we usually report on......

Abbey Lee Kershaw - CK Jeans, Gucci
Anja Rubik - Oscar De Le Renta
Carmen Kass - Micheal Kors
Cintia Dicker - Tom Ford Eyewear
Daria Werbowy - Dior
Flavia Oliviera - Tommy Hilfiger
Isabeli Fontana - Versace, Belstaff, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino
Izabel Goulart - Armani Exchange
Jessica Stam - Luisa Cerano, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani
Karlie Kloss - Bulgari Fragrance, CK Jeans, GAP
Kate Moss - Roberto Cavalli
Lily Donaldson - Gucci
Naomi Campbell - Yves Saint Laurent
Natasha Poly - Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Blumarine
Natalia Vodianova - Versace
Raquel Zimmerman - Fendi
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - D&G Underwear, Burberry
Suvi Koponen - Calvin Klein Collection

Remember these aren't all the campaigns, and some models are likely to be confirmed for more as we near the winter months so watch this space...

A Girl For Alessandra?

I know we've been awash with baby stories lately but you know you secretly love 'em! As we expected rumours are doing the rounds and already there is speculation regarding Alessandra Ambrosio and her pregnancy. According to undisclosed sources she has apparently told friends and family her and boyfriend Jamie Mazur are expecting a girl, due in September.

Can Anyone Say Brady Bunch?

Sorry, I couldn't resist with the title! It's just too obvious. The first pictures surfaced yesterday of brazilian hottie Gisele, boyfriend/all star quarterback Tom Brady and his son - John Edward being carried by Gisele outside Bridget Moynahan's California home. Not sure about everyone else but we're loving how Gisele looks with the baby! Hopefully it won't be too long before she has one of her own!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Alessandra Out and About - Still Pregnant.

Brazilian model and mother-to-be Alessandra Ambrosio was out shopping earlier this week with her long-time boyfriend Jaime Mazur on Roberson Boulevard in West Hollywood. We got the EXCLUSIVE shots of the two shopping in stores like Curves and Stella McCartney, and even stopping for a restroom break and some coffee at the local Starbucks. The baby must have been kicking while they did some browsing, because Alessandra kept grabbing her growing tummy throughout the trip. Alessandra has to be one of the most beautiful pregnant ladies we’ve ever seen! All women have an inner glow that makes them shine when they’re pregnant, but that light must be bursting from Alessandra’s pores.

Also, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the girl who turned 27 yesterday!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Rosie Getting More In Demand

When stunning model Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, 20, fell for art dealer Tyrone Wood — they met at his father Ronnie's Rolling Stones concert in Barcelona — she was welcomed warmly into his rock 'n' roll family.She even moved into the Woods' home while she looked for a place of her own. Now the family endorsement has gone one step further, for I learn Rosie has been signed by Models 1, the prestigious modelling agency which represents Tyrone's sister Leah.

Rosie's switch from Profile Models and her base in New York should be a relief to Tyrone, 24, who runs Mayfair's Scream gallery, which is hosting Rene Ricard's latest exhibition.He once grumbled that the only flaw in their relationship was the distance her career in America put between them.

But the love birds may have to wait to be brought closer together. For Rosie — hailed as the next Kate Moss — is attracting so much work she may miss Tyrone's family holiday in Kenya."The whole of the Wood family are going on holiday to Kenya, but Rosie's becoming so big it looks like she may be unable to go," I am told.

Also, to add to this....we just found out Rosie is booked to shoot Burberry (with world famous photographer Mario Testino) and D&G underwear for the F/W 08/09 season.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Gisele Shows Us Why She's Famous.

This, my friends, is why Gisele Bundchen is arguably the most in demand model today. I mean, I'm a girl and seriously...check out that butt! It's not often Gisele is willing to show off her greatest asset so we gather it must be for a special shoot, backed up by the fact Mario Testino was the one photographing her. Can't wait to see the final pictures, wherever they appear, it's going to be fierce!

Rosie and Tyrone ARE Back Together

We reported a while back that British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and on-then-off-again boyfriend Tyrone Wood were back together, well here's the proof. They are! She mentioned it in an interview for InStyle UK last month, but it's an excuse to post this really cute photo from the 'Shine a Light' premiere in London last night. Bless.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

'Kerrbloom' At It Again!

It seems Miranda and Orlando (aptly nicknamed 'Kerrbloom' by the US media) are really hotting it up at the moment, being sighted twice already this week together in Los Angeles. They were first spotted a couple of days ago having lunch and shopping together, and here the pair are enjoying a quick little makeout sessions at the gas station whilst waiting for Orlando's Audi A6 to be filled up! What happened to the 'just friends' story? Hmmm.
(Picture courtesy of JustJared)

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Adriana Still Alive....and Signing Things.

Contrary to belief, Adriana Lima is actually still alive! She doesn't really seem to do much these days (yes we know she does the odd V.S gig and what not - we're talking mainstream campaigns, covers and editorials here) compared to her brazilian counterparts Isabeli and Gisele, but here she is at a signing of her new GQ cover at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Whatever she's been doing whilst hidden away has certainly improved her style, she's looking much more like her old uber-hot self and definitely worthy of her supermodel status once again!

In other Adriana news, she's still dating basketball player Marko Jaric, is often seen in the crowd at his baseball games, and he often flies across country to be with her! Cute.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

New Versace Girls Confirmed

Donatella Versace has the best of both worlds for her fall ad campaign. Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova and Brazilian bombshell Isabeli Fontana have been confirmed to shoot Versace's fall campaign today in Manhattan with photographer Mario Testino and stylist Brana Wolf.

The duo replace Gisele Bündchen, who stars in Versace's current ads. This is Vodianova's first Versace campaign (she was featured in past Versus advertising) while Fontana represented the Italian fashion house in 2004 as the face of Versace Crystal Noir parfum.

"My first big important fashion show was Versace!" Fontana said Tuesday night at a Barneys New York dinner in honor of Donatella Versace and its exclusive launch of the Versace men's wear line. "I cannot wait. She is an amazing designer to work with!" Testino, meanwhile, couldn't have been happier with his subjects. "I choose all my girls," he said. "So of course I think it's great!"

(Pictured, Isabeli in an old Versace ad)

Monday, 17 March 2008

Ana Beatriz Returns To Elite

Elite model management, home to fellow Brazilian and best friend Alessandra Ambrosio, today announced the return of Ana Beatriz Barros to it's books. Formerly at Next Model Management, Ana has returned to top agency Elite after spending her early days as a model in New York with them. They famously scored her, and Alessandra, the millenium Guess campaign which launced both their careers (pictured). Hopefully this will lead to more work for the Brazilian beauty who has been rather quiet on the fashion front lately. There is rumour she will be speaking on behalf of Brazil at an economic "models for the planet" conference involving Al Gore in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Gisele and Tom Need a Room.

Well there's not going to be rumors anytime soon that Gisele and Tom Brady are on the rocks! They were seen together at the Ermenegildo Zegna store opening in New York yesterday looking fabulously hot and more than picture perfect. Better than the infamous Gisele and Leo? We don't know, but what we DO know is we love these two, they're so adoarable. Barbie and Ken anyone?!

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Official : Alessandra Is Pregnant

No more speculating required, Alessandra Ambrosio announced this week via her Official Website that she is in fact pregnant with her first child, fathered by boyfriend Jamie:

"This is a dream come true and a really special moment in our lives! I'm very happy to say that our baby looks healthy and that we are really excited to be mom and dad and raising a child together. I hope this year for you all has started full of amazing surprises like it has been with me.

For the time being, I ready to start to enjoy and dedicate myself to this new chapter in my life and I hope to be working soon enriched by our love for our new baby."

No clue as to when the baby is due but we're guessing in around 5 months. Good luck to Ale and her boyfriend!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Miranda's (Not So) Secret

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is used to playing it coy when it comes to her boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

As the April cover-girl for the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar, she'll only tell the mag that they’re "really good friends – just say that for now."

But actions speak louder than words, and soon – when she starts animatedly waving around her Blackberry – the model gives herself away. What's so telling about a boring old Blackberry?

The photo-background on this particular gadget just happens to show Kerr and Bloom kissing – and not in a friendly way. "It's nothing, it's just a phone," she insists when she's busted by the Bazaar reporter. Then she adds, laughing, "That's always my problem. I wear my heart on my sleeve."

The budding supermodel – who's about to hop a flight from New York to L.A., where she'll spend the weekend celebrating Bloom's birthday – pauses in the middle of one set-up, in which she's wielding a riding crop. "Hmmm," she says. "I think I'll have to take this with me." Just what does she have in mind? She's back to being coy: "I can't possibly tell you that!"

Monday, 3 March 2008

Alessandra Is Pregnant....and Miserable.

Pregnant Brazilian Victoria's Secret "Angel" Alessandra Ambrosio and her American beau Jamie Mazur were spotted recently at Hollywood hotspot Goa, where Ambrosio appeared to be on the brink of tears.

"Everybody around her was drinking, dancing and having an amazing time," an eyewitness told Pop Tarts. "But Alessandra just looked so unhappy — it was a side of her I had never seen before. She was sipping water, barely said a word to anyone and seemed really uncomfortable tugging at her outfit and trying to hide her little baby bump."

Even as her supermodel sisters Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima hosted (and partied) at the "What Is Sexy" soiree during last month's Super Bowl, Alessandra's pregnancy meant she had to work. The stunner reportedly had to squeeze in one final spur-of-the-moment swimsuit shoot in Los Angeles before she started to "show."

"She and Jamie are excited to be having a child together but they weren't together all that long when it all happened so it's a big learning curve," another source added. "Her career was such a high, so obviously priorities have changed. That's always very difficult for anyone to deal with, especially given the fact Alessandra has made millions with her body so the sudden weight gain would be stressful."

But even though the 26-year-old is expected to pop out her first child just a couple of months before the big VS show in November, she could still be roaming the runways. After all, Heidi Klum managed to do it just six weeks after giving birth.
"Alessandra will probably just do what Heidi did and get her gorgeous body back in no time," another insider said. "Although she isn't as disciplined as Heidi. She treats herself a lot more so I am guessing she will find getting back in shape a little more challenging."

Rosie Back With Ex Boyfriend

Ronnie Wood's 24-year-old son, Tyrone, has clearly inherited some of the prowess that has made his old man one of rock's most accomplished swordsmen. Since last summer, Tyrone has been stepping out with British beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 20, a model who has appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith.

The relationship was blighted slightly – he was based in London, she was in New York – but it now appears Wood's squeeze can't be without him. "Rosie's decided to come back to live in London," he told the Independent at an exhibition at Mayfair's Scream Gallery. "She rang up the other day and said 'I wanna come home'."

Readers of GQ magazine will be familiar with Huntington-Whiteley, hailed as the next Kate Moss, after she posed for a raunchy photo shoot.

"Yes, my mates all saw that," Ty added proudly. "Let's just say I had one or two texts about it."

From (A British newspaper)

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Victoria's New Girl

Ever since Gisele resigned from Victoria's Secret, we've been killing to know which new girls the brand's got in their stable.

Well, today we've got one: Behati Prinsloo.

The 20-year-old Namibian will make her first big appearance for Victoria's Secret next month at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami, when the Pink line has a giant pool and pajama party. Behati will be joined by veteran VS babe Miranda Kerr, plus Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado from Laguna Beach... wait, sorry The Hills... wait sorry, Total Uselessness.

Although, we guess anyone from US Weekly will be interested to know they're hosting a bikini party - surely if Brody were still with Lauren Conrad, she wouldn't allow such behavior?

(Pictured, Behati shooting for the VS Pink line)

Miranda Forces Beau to Clean Up!

Orlando Bloom is back with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, but it won't last unless he kicks up his personal hygiene, friends warn.

"Miranda thinks Orlando is too smelly. Recently, she asked him if he could wash his clothes and perhaps shower more often."

When he's not working on a film, the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 31, "goes days without washing his clothes," adds the source. "He'll wear the same jeans for a week before he throws them in the washer. Same goes for his sweaters, T-shirts and socks."

It doesn't help that he sleeps with his dog, Sidi, and lets her slobber all over him.

Since Miranda, 24, told him to clean up his act, Orlando has been trying. But, says the source, he's told friends "he doesn't know if this relationship will last."

Ali Forced Out Of Fashion Week

Young American model Ali Micheal has been forced to leave Paris fashion week. Why? Because casting directors deem her too fat.

It's hard to imagine Miss Michael, a willowy, 5-foot-9-inch teenager, being told her legs are too plump. Last season, Miss Michael made herself sick keeping her weight down, said her mother. Miss Michael's reward was to be heralded as the next supermodel.

She opened Lanvin in Paris a year ago and walked the runways of Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, John Galliano, Dior, Rodarte and others. She appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue and W magazines and was personally congratulated by Vogue's Anna Wintour.

It's possible to become anesthetized to the models' looks. With heavy makeup, it's also easy to overlook how young many of them are. Miss Michael was "discovered" in Texas at 15.
Her mother, a stunning woman who was once a model herself, said her daughter's model friends have struggled to get thinner in recent months and that her daughter, worried about her health, chose not to starve herself.

"Our bags are packed," said Mrs. Michael sadly as she and her daughter prepared to fly home. Still, she said that she felt a sense of relief that her child was getting out of the fast lane of fashion, at least for now. "I have a really good, good daughter," she said.

Well no matter what happens, we still love Ali! Way to go for standing up to the industry - who needs Paris fashion week anyway when you look like she does?! Great girl.

Pictured, Ali walking for Anna Sui earlier this month in New York.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Rosie Goes To Models1

Beautiful british model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, has moved London modelling agencies from Profile to Models1 - which could explain her absence at London Fashion Week this season.

Rosie had with Profile since she first started, they were the ones that scouted her at just 16, so no one really knows why she's changed but hopefully it's for the better as far as her work shedule goes. She's gone from being one of the only known models on the books to joining fellow fashion superstars also at Models1, including Burberry model Agyness Deyn and current Chloe muse Ali Stephens.

So far the move is looking good for the gorgeous girl, this month she already has editorials in Glamour UK, Tatler UK and GQ!

(Pictured, Rosie in Glamour UK March 2008)

Gisele Signs New Deal

Gisele Bundchen is one busy Brazilian these days. Not only is she the face of Dolce & Gabbana's latest scent, but she's also just signed on to model for Max Factor. E! Online reports that Gisele has signed a two-year, $2.5 million deal to endorse its products.

Of course, the beauty brand is keeping quiet, and we haven't heard anything from Gisele herself, but an insider told E! that it's a sweet deal. Apparently, Gisele's contract with Victoria's Secret had prohibited her endorsement of any beauty products, but now that she's a free agent, she's able to line up the lucrative deals that models dream of.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Happy Valentines From V.S

What better way to celebrate Valentines Day, a week early no less, than a scantily clad Izabel Goulart, skin tight dress wearing Selita, and classily dressed Karolina Kurkova?

Victoria's Secret really knows how to celebrate the year's sexiest holiday, this year by showing some of the company's sexy lingerie line and getting the girls to sign copies of Esquire, in which all they angels are shown completely naked except for super high heels and a killer smile...but cleverly positioned nonetheless!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Tyra Makes Fun Of Models Better Than Her.

Model Karlie Kloss is on the rise, but we're not sure if that's a good thing if Tyra Banks is in the audience. If you've not seen it, the Kloss walk features a kind of stoned death stare; she moves in slow motion, swaying her head from side to side in such a way that if laser beams were to suddenly shoot out of her eyes — and we suspect they might any minute now — she would obliterate everyone in the first two rows. So when Kloss floated by Banks at the Jill Stuart show this afternoon, Banks noticed.

Tyra excitedly tapped her purple-haired neighbor, indicating this was the moment she'd been waiting for. Her eyes adopted the same couldn't-give-a-**** glare as Kloss; she dropped her chin, and slowly swayed her head from side to side, transforming herself into a Kloss zombie. Her companion laughed excitedly and so Tyra did the routine again. And again. Then she turned to her other front-row neighbor, the ubiquitous Nigel Barker, and did it again. Nigel shook his head and, though we didn't hear their conversation, they seemed to agree they didn't know what the hell Kloss was doing. Whatever it was, it's been working: The girl's barely 15 years old and has been owning the runways all week.

(Pictured, Karlie closing Marc by Marc Jacobs)

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Alessandra Out, About and Pregnant!

Well, if this doesn't confirm it I don't know what does. Alessandra Ambrosio shooting at the famous Pink motel this Saturday showing what looks to be a definite little baby bump! So cute!

She was also spotted out a few days later dining at Spago in Beverley Hills with boyfriend (and son to be father) Jamie Mazur with best friend and co-brazilian bombshell Ana Beatriz Barros in tow.

New York Fashion Week

Well we're 4 days into New York fashion week and things are going well! There's only been a few hissy fits - mainly from Jessica Stam by all accounts, but whats new? Isabeli Fontana (pictured at Miss Sixty) is enjoying her second successful season after her big comeback and newcomers Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kamila Filipcikova and Anna Gushina (among others) are having very successful premiere seasons.

Some of the girls who ruled a few years ago, namely around the 05/06 seasons, are having a good week so far - Heather Marks, Caroline Trentini and Natasha Poly all have a few shows under their (high waisted super tiny - of course) belts!

Still to look forward to we have fashion weeks from London, Milan and Paris where some of the world's most infamous designers will show their collections including Prada, Stella McCartney, Chloe and Gucci.

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Ask Men Top 99 List Revealed

Yes, it's that time of year again where american men vote for who's hot (and in some eyes rather NOT) for the upcoming year. This year's list sports a healthy set of models, not suprisingly topped by Brazil's hottest export Alessandra Ambrosio ranking at No.2, only losing out to actress Katherine Heigl. Here's a list of all the models that ranked in the Top 99 for 2008;

2. Alessandra Ambrosio
9. Marisa Miller
10. Adriana Lima
16. Gisele Bundchen
19. Miranda Kerr
20. Bar Rafaeli
25. Heidi Klum
41. Petra Nemcova
58. Kate Moss

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Is She Or Isn't She?

Yep - that's right. We STILL don't know if Alessandra has got the celebrity baby bug for sure, but in these recent pictures of her modelling in Miami it sure looks like it! The brazilian who is never usually shy about her body is doing a good job of hiding her stomach, and looking a little more rounded in that department than her usual shapely self. Judge for youself, but our verdict is...yes!

Lily Goes To IMG

British model Lily Donaldson, former star of London agency Select model management, has moved on to greener pastures at worldwide super agency IMG. She's on the books at their New York, London, Milan and Paris offices and could possibly be set to increase the pace of her already soaring career and will be joining uber-models Gisele Bundchen, Angela Lindvall, Daria Werbowy, Heidi Klum and Erin Wasson already at IMG. Lily is currently the face of Max Mara, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

More Alessandra Rumours....

....same story as below, this time from the slightly more reliable source New York gossip blog Page Six;

January 15, 2008 -- It looks like Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio won't be strutting down the runway in her skivvies anytime soon. The Brazilian beauty, 26, is pregnant with her first child. "She's a few months along," said our insider. Ambrosio is thrilled, she told pals at a weekend party at the Hollywood Hills house of her boyfriend, Jamie Mazur. Paris Hilton, sister Nicky and brother Barron all partied at the house after a night out at Teddy's.

And just to add fuel to the fire, two more articles, from OK Magazine and E! Online.

Although it still hasn't been confirmed by Alessandra's people I'm guessing the rumours are true - the sites that are reporting it now don't tend to mention anything unless they're about 95% certain of its reliability.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Alessandra Expecting?

Well she's said many times in interviews before that she dreams of having a family, and the dream could be coming true for 25 year old Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.

Rumours are currently rife, especially in her home country of Brazil, that she is expecting her first child with american boyfriend Jamie Mazur.

It has been allegedly confirmed by brazilian gossip site Terra, however this is what Alessandra's site had to say:

"There is a rumor going around that Alessandra is pregnant, and it has supposedly been confirmed. Until we (the staff) or Alessandra can give you a real confirmation or denial, it is to be seen as FALSE."

We'll have to wait and see what watch this space!

Friday, 11 January 2008

Back To Work For Miranda

She earned brownie points spending the last moments of her summer holiday with mum Therese, but Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr jetted out of Sydney to earn more of the fashion world's folding stuff yesterday.

With her Victoria's Secret wings out of sight, the "angel'' continued to charm her way out of town, bound for New York where the 23-year-old Gunnedah gal is in hot demand.

Squeezing in a final night of pampering on Wednesday at Bondi's Ravesi's hotel - including a healthy beachside brekky with mum - Kerr flew straight back to the US fashion capital for a coveted shoot with UK Harpers Bazaar. It's a long way from the lazy days spent at Valla Beach, on the North Coast, where she has been holed up - and make-up free - with family since flying home for Christmas.

But her final moments in Oz were not without some heat, with rumours she was set to replace Jodhi Meares as host of Australia's Next Top Model quickly hosed down by her reps and Foxtel bosses.

Despite making an impressive TV debut hosting segments for a Victoria's Secret special last year, her Aussie publicist denied widespread talk she would take up the job.

Foxtel CEO Brian Walsh backed its beach babe, telling Confidential yesterday: "Jodhi has always been our only choice to host this series and we are delighted to have her as part of our talent line up.'' He added, "Miranda Kerr has never been part of the picture.''

Kerr's spokeswoman said the frantic fashionista's work schedule was "dizzy enough as it is,'' with her plans to strut her stuff on New York Fashion Week's catwalks next month and pen a healthy guide for young girls - to be titled Treasure Yourself.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Isabeli's New Place

Brazilian top model Isabeli Fontana must've made a lot of money in her unbelievable comeback year, following the birth of her second child Lucas - she's just spent $3.37 million on a three-bedroom apartment in the Trump Place development on Riverside Boulevard. Not only that, but she already has a penthouse in a Trump condo a few doors down!

Isabeli, who currently fronts the H&M lingerie campaign and has a place in the Victoria's Secret catalogues, perhaps needs the extra room for her two children!

Paparazzi Still Harassing Gisele

Gisele and boyfriend Tom Brady were out in NYC on Saturday night (Gisele is now in Rio for the Colocci show) walking home and being harassed by the paparazzi....yet again. It looks to us as if Gisele really doesn't enjoy it - she always has her head down and walks behind Tom, clinging on to his hand. We wish the photographers would give this girl and her beau some privacy, she's spent enough of her life in front of a camera! Give the girl a break!

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Miranda The Model Hostess

Miranda's the model hostess - With mates like these ... Miranda Kerr, driving, takes her Gunnedah friends, left to right, Vanessa Gallen, Brooke Ross and Lauren Ramien for a spin.

MODEL Miranda Kerr has swapped the bright lights of New York for the North Coast village of Valla Beach at a reunion of family and friends.

The Victoria's Secret "angel" gave The Sun-Herald an exclusive invitation to the party at the only pub in the town near Nambucca Heads.

Without a scrap of make-up and wearing a casual summer dress, Kerr looked relaxed and could not stop grinning as she sat down to a dinner of fish and chips last week.

The 24-year-old said she was loving being back in Australia. Several relatives travelled from her home town of Gunnedah for the big catch-up, but there was no sign of her rumoured boyfriend, Orlando Bloom. There is talk the actor could soon be on his way to Sydney to meet the brunette beauty.

Kerr was overhead saying, "Baby, I wish you were here with me now" in a phone conversation as she arrived at Sydney Airport.

Proving she has not let her fame go to her head, Kerr invited her three childhood best friends to her low-key party. But there was a touch of glamour when she took her mates for a spin in her convertible.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Vote Alessandra!

Vote for Alessandra in the Hello magazine poll of the most attractive woman of 2007! We wouldn't usually do this, but she's the only model in there and we REFUSE to let this gorgeous girl be beaten by Britney Spears! Be quick - voting ends January 17th!

Oh, and while you're here - a picture of Ale and her boyfriend holidaying in her hometown of Florianopolis! Enjoy!

Fernanda To Host Brazil's Next Top Model

The model Fernanda Motta, chosen to be the hostess of reality program Brazil's Next Top Model, said it's impossible not to get wrapped up in the tense mood when it's time to "end" a wannabe-top's dream. "My legs shake when it's the send-off, and I get the urge to cry", she told during the show's release this Tuesday in São Paulo.

The reality show, which premieres in October 3 on Sony Entertainment Television, will show 20 candidates that will fight for the job of being Brazil's next top model (Note: No pun intended). Locked in a house for three months, they'll go through tasks that will test their physical and psychological strength.

Besides having Fernanda Motta as hostess, the show will count with designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, journalist Erika Palomino and São Paulo Fashion Week's producer Paulo Borges as judges. The famous party planner Carlos Pazetto will be fashion "teacher" for the girls.

Being the commander, Fernanda Motta says she'll be strict when announcing the end of a contestant's journey at the show. "But afterwards I always have a word of comfort", she said. According to her, the send-off won't be the end of their dreams. "It's the end of the dream of being at Brazil's Next Top Model, since they can become a model by other means", she stated.

Chosen as a host through a test that reunited various Brazilian models, Fernanda Motta said she's always felt she'd be great at the show. "It has a lot to do with me because I'm a really transparent person", she said.

Modelling since 16, Fernanda wants to share with the contestants all her experience on the career. "If I say something to them it's because I've gone through the same experience".

Excited with the possibility of hosting the show, which is incredibly successful in the United States (America's Next Top Model is on its eight cycle), Fernanda Motta called off all her jobs and moved from New York to Brazil.

"I live in New York for four years and I work a lot in USA and Europe. With the show, I had to call off some jobs, but I wasn't saddened with this", says she, who looks at the show as a great opportunity in her career.

Fernanda will spend two full months only in Brazil exclusively for the show. After this season, she believes her "faithful" clients will call her for new international jobs.

In USA, the show is hosted by Tyra Banks, who Fernanda knows. The Brazilian model says she doesn't fear comparations between the two of them. "Tyra is American and American people are very different from Brazilian", she declared.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Happy Brazilian New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, because these girls certainly did! Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, Fernanda Motta and Ana Beatriz Barros all spent the holiday together in favourite town Florianopolis, Brazil dancing and partying the night away with their friends and partners till the early hours, and all sporting their famous glowing tans and vibrant mini dresses at a pre new year party hosted by Fernanda Motta on Friday 28th. They then spent the actual New Year's Eve partying at Cafe de la Musique with Yfke Sturm and Oluchi Onweabega joining the party.