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.