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.