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Bar Refaeli says a healthy lifestyle is the secret to her amazing body

By Andrea Petrou on July 21st, 2011

Bar Refaeli says a “healthy lifestyle” is the secret to her amazing body.

The model is renowned for her stunning figure and while she is quite disciplined with her diet and exercise regime, she still knows how to have fun.

She said: “My secret is living a healthy lifestyle. It’s really important because looking glamorous and looking sexy comes also from the inside, so if you eat healthy, if you work out, if you keep in shape; also having a sense of humour about life, taking things easy – it’s a big part of the way you present yourself.”

Bar – who recently split from long-term boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio – also revealed how underwear is just as important as the clothes you wear over it.

The 25-year-old beauty – who is the face of Passionata lingerie – said: “It is important for me to feel glamorous when I’m wearing lingerie yet also playful – and Passionata has that combination of feeling like a sexy woman but not boring and not too provocative.

They have just the right balance between sexy and playful and that’s what I love. I am comfortable walking around all day in it and it feels like it’s a second skin.”



Gallery, Models

Top five iconic fashion models: Kate Moss, Jane Birkin an Lauren Hutton

By Andrea Petrou on July 19th, 2011

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Celebrity Style, Gossip, Models, News

Kate Moss has asked for ashtrays and alcohol as wedding presents

By Andrea Petrou on June 23rd, 2011

Kate Moss has asked for ashtrays and alcohol as wedding presents.

The 37-year-old supermodel – famed for her hard partying ways – is due to marry The Kills frontman Jamie Hince next week and the couple have sent guests their gift list this week, with items including 14 crystal ashtrays which cost £240 each and crates of 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal champagne at £1,833 each.

The couple – who requested items from upmarket department store Liberty, Berry Bros & Rudd and antique shop Talisman – has also asked for a £6,600 silk rug, a £5,000 cutlery service, a £4,600 mirror and a £4,750 cocktail set.

Among the cheaper items on the list are £12 bottles of claret, a pair of tea strainers at £12.95 and a rabbit-shaped jelly mould for £35.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “They wanted lots of pretty things that meant a lot to them.

“Their partying won’t be stopping any time soon judging by what they’ve ordered.”

Kate is known for her love of smoking and it was once claimed she has her personal assistant leave 100 cigarettes nearby at all times.

A source said: “Kate has five coffee tables spread between her living room, kitchen, office and bedroom so that’s a lot of cigarettes.

“She also has a special tennis ball with holes for cigarettes to stick out from so visitors can relax with a smoke.”

The catwalk beauty also keeps her fridge stocked with at least two bottles of champagne and two bottles of vodka in case she has unexpected guests.



Gossip, Models, News

Kate Moss is planning a second hen party in Paris

By Andrea Petrou on June 22nd, 2011

Kate Moss is planning a second hen party in Paris.

The 37-year-old supermodel – who is set to wed The Kills frontman Jamie Hince on July 1 – recently enjoyed a party at the Isle of Wight music festival with 30 of her closest pals but now wants to arrange a more upscale bash ahead of her nuptials.

Kate has reportedly booked the four-bedroom, £8,000 a night penthouse suite in the luxury Ritz hotel so she and her friends can enjoy another bash in the French capital.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “She wants a posh do so they can get dressed up and go clubbing.”

Kate and Jamie recently changed their wedding date from July 2 to July 1 leaving their 300 guests confused with a cryptic invitation that gave no reason why the nuptials have been changed, or whether her plans for a “festival” to celebrate her marriage will still go ahead.

A guest revealed: “I received a piece of white card with silver writing on it. It read, ‘Kate Moss and Jamie Hince will be marrying pm Friday July 1. Save the date’.

“The date has shifted from Saturday the 2nd but there’s no information about where the wedding is, how many days, nights, etc. Kate’s doing her usual secret mission stuff but it’s not so funny when the wedding’s just a few weeks away.”



Designer collaborations, Models

Naomi Campbell reported designs a line of jeans for Fiorucci.

By Andrea Petrou on June 22nd, 2011

Supermodel Naomi said that she found the new Cadbury's campaign "insulting and hurtful"

Naomi Campbell has reportedly designed a line of jeans for Fiorucci.

The British supermodel is set to show her debut collection for the Italian denim wear label at Milan Men’s Fashion Week – which is currently underway – although it has not been announced on event schedules.

While denim wear is thought to be an unusual choice for Naomi, 41, as she hardly ever wears jeans, she was spotted in denim at the recent Cannes Film Festival in May.

Fashion website Fashionista.com said: “It’s a denim line and we almost never see her in jeans… [a] photograph from Cannes this year is bit of an anomaly.”

However, on the rare occasions Naomi does decide to wear jeans, she usually relies on her close designer pal Victoria Beckham to get her out of a style rut.

She said: “Victoria is amazing, a real sister. When I’m stuck in a rut, she’s always at the other end of the phone to send a pair of jeans.

“They work wonders on the legs. I love her designs. I’m always in them. I’ve worked with Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and so many great designers. So I’m proud Victoria is up there too.”

Fiorucci enjoyed huge success in the 70s and 80s and is now owned by Italian fashion giant Ittierre after financial and legal issues in the 90s.



Celebrity Style, Models, News

Agyness Deyn is returning to Select Model Management from Models 1.

By Andrea Petrou on June 15th, 2011

Agyness Deyn is returning to Select Model Management from Models 1.

The British model – who shot to fame as the face of Burberry and became a Vogue cover star after signing for Select in 2002 before leaving them for Models 1 – decided to return to the agency because they are “a safe pair of hands”.

She explained: “Select were the agency who launched my career and I feel in very safe hands with them. It feels right to be here – it’s like coming home.”

Select Women’s founder and director Chrissie Castagnetti added: “We’re delighted that Agyness is back under our guidance. There are not enough British models showcased in fashion right now and whilst we’re proud of all our girls, we have always had a passion for home grown talent and Agyness embodies that. It’s great to be working with her again.”

However, while she has become one of Britain’s most successful models, Agyness – real name Laura Hollins – insists she has no interest in the industry that made her name and won’t pursue a catwalk career forever.

She said: “You know, even though I’m in fashion, I don’t, like, do fashion. Fashion isn’t me, even though I work in it. It’s just materialistic stuff. I just want to do whatever makes me happy.”



Celebrity Style, Models, Style spotlight

Style spotlight: Bar Refaeli

By Andrea Petrou on June 15th, 2011

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Models

Shoes which Naomi Campbell famously fell over in have been put on display.

By Andrea Petrou on June 14th, 2011

The shoes which Naomi Campbell famously fell over in have been put on display.

The supermodel was wearing the Super Elevated Gillie heels by Dame Vivienne Westwood when she spectacularly tumbled to the ground as she took part in a Paris catwalk show in 1993.

Now the nine-inch high mock-crocodile skin shoes are part of an exhibition at the Bowes Museum, County Durham, England, which shows off shoes from Vivienne’s range since 1973.

Ahead of the exhibition, Vivienne said: “Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal.”

Joanna Hashagen, keeper of textiles at the Bowes Museum, said all the pieces of footwear, including the infamous ‘Super Elevated Gillie’ shoes, were “works of art in themselves”.

She said: “We all know about how fantastic her clothes are, but this is the first time anyone has really focused on her shoe collection.

“They are just staggering – and they are made from everything, anything you could think of.

“When you see them, you see they are sculptures, they are works of art in themselves.”

Visitors have until 10 July to catch the exhibition before it moves to Japan, New York and China.



Models

Gisele Bundchen is set to become the globe’s first billionaire model

By Andrea Petrou on June 3rd, 2011

Gisele Bundchen is set to become the globe’s first billionaire model.

The Brazilian beauty – who used to date actor Leonardo DiCaprio and is now married to Tom Brady, with who she has son Benjamin, 18 months – has been named by Forbes magazine as the first women to earn the figure, according to US currency rates, due to a combination of modelling work, endorsement deals and design work.

In addition to campaigns for Swedish high street brand H&M and Italian fashion brand Versace, she has also made millions for selling 250 million pairs of her flip-flops for the Ipanema brand.

She also has a lingerie line and a beauty care range – Sejaa Pure Skincare – which is rumoured to be for sale.

Last month Gisele was named the highest earning model in the world for the seventh year in a row.

She is thought to have earned $45 million over one year, having become the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010 and pushing sales up in South America by 40 per cent.



Celebrity Style, Models, News

Daisy Lowe wore a dress every day for six months.

By Andrea Petrou on June 1st, 2011

Daisy Lowe wore a dress every day for six months.

The British model felt guilty for spending £2,200 on a Gareth Pugh dress so felt the only way to justify its high price tag was to get as much wear out of it as possible.

She explained: “My most extravagant purchase was my Gareth Pugh dress I wore to an awards ceremony.

“It was £3,000. I got a 20 per cent discount and I also DJ-ed for a Brown’s party to get some more money off and it was still £2,200!

“I felt so bad I had to wear it every day for six months for at least five minutes.”

Despite her expensive gown, Daisy loves to save money by shopping at discount high street store Primark and taking clothes from her mother Pearl Lowe’s wardrobe.

Asked if she borrows Pearl’s clothes, she told Closer magazine: “Yes, massively so. She’s such a great collector of vintage clothes. She gets really p***ed off but she’s started to wear more of my clothes now.

“I think the British high street is really good. Topshop is the main one because there’s always something for everyone’s shape and size.

“I love Primark. I think it’s amazing. My godmother is a real patron of Primark – she’s been going there since before it was cool.”



Celebrity Style, Fashion Face Off, Gallery, Models

Friday fashion face-off: Miranda Kerr vs Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

By Andrea Petrou on May 27th, 2011

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Models, News

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t always feel comfortable with her body

By Andrea Petrou on May 25th, 2011

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t always feel comfortable with her body.

The Victoria’s Secret model – who was recently named sexiest woman by Maxim and FHM magazines – has admitted she has “bad” days, where she doesn’t feel “radiant” enough.

When asked if she’s comfortable with her body, she explained to Complex magazine: “Well, it’s a day-to-day thing. I don’t feel comfortable in my body today at all.

“Any woman will tell you she has her good and bad days, and today I did not feel like I looked my best or felt radiant inside or outside.”

Although the British beauty – who is dating action movie hero Jason Stratham – has a perfectly toned physique, she has admitted in the past that she feels the need to boost her shape by putting chicken fillets in her bra.

The ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ star said: “I’m not a fan of that whole push-up look in the day, but, of course, you do need a lift with a sexy dress.

“Do what you’ve got to do girls – shove them in there. I’ve been known to have three in at a time for shoots – plus padding.”



Models, News

Lindsey Wixon felt “honoured” at becoming the new face of Alexander McQueen

By Andrea Petrou on May 23rd, 2011

Lindsey Wixon felt “honoured” at becoming the new face of Alexander McQueen.

The 17-year-old beauty admits she was shocked when she discovered she was the model for the fashion label’s latest campaign but was thrilled at the prospect.

She said: “It was a total surprise. I was standing backstage at a McQueen show and someone took my picture. I then looked on MODELS.COM soon later and it was up there as the McQueen campaign shot! I hadn’t known at all, I nearly cried! I was so honoured. That spring/summer 2011 show was really emotional. I cried at the end.”

Lindsey – who has been hailed as the next big thing – says she loves everything about modelling and can’t believe how glamorous her life has become.

She told vogue.co.uk: “Prada flew my sister and I first class to Beijing for a show there. We went business class – it was so glamorous – we had our own pod and everything. The Pet Shop Boys performed after, it was amazing. I was afraid to tell my friends about it, in case they thought I was boasting. I get really scared of anyone thinking that. Maybe it has something to do with those girls from school.

“If you’re a model you’re paid to be a muse. McQueen, for example, is all about powerful women. The designer chooses you to be a face because you project a feeling or an idea of a person. You create an idea, rather than a new character.”



Ad campaigns, Models, News

Diane Kruger is one of the stars of a new advertising campaign for Jaeger-LeCoultre.

By Andrea Petrou on May 16th, 2011

Diane Kruger is one of the stars of a new advertising campaign for Jaeger-LeCoultre.

A giant portrait of the stunning actress – shot by photographer Marcel Hartmann – has been erected on the French Riviera for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival alongside other film stars including Lars von Trier, Willem Dafoe and Rachel Weisz as part of the Cannes fait le mur exhibition.

Janek Deleskiewicz, Artistic Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre, revealed Diane was instrumental in forging a relationship between the company and photographer Marcel.

He explained to HH Magazine: “We have a mutual friend. Diane Kruger, who is the Jaeger-LeCoultre muse, was acquainted with Marcel Hartmann’s work and naturally pointed us in his direction when we were looking for a photographer for our Yearbook. This first encounter gave rise to a magnificent theme shot in Venice within the framework of our partnership with the Mostra.

“Like all beautiful stories, there was a sequel; Marcel came to take pictures of Diane at the Manufacture in the heart of the Valleé de Joux – a unique and entirely new setting for a great fashion photographer and an international actress. Everyone enjoyed the experience.”

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Cannes boutique will also show an exhibition of Marcel’s work and after collaborating with him once, Janek revealed the company was thrilled to pair up again.

He said: “The Cannes fait le mur exhibition is an initiative that had already appealed to us at the time of its first edition in 2010. When we found out that Marcel Hartmann was to orchestrate this year’s edition, Jaeger- LeCoultre’s support was a given.

“Our Cannes boutique will indeed make a perfect showcase for a complementary exhibition of Marcel’s work, to be presented in parallel during the period of the Cannes festival.”



Celebrity Style, Models, News

Gisele Bundchen has launched her own lingerie range

By Andrea Petrou on May 16th, 2011

Gisele Bundchen has launched her own lingerie range with a stunning show in her native Brazil.

The supermodel paraded down the runway in items from the Hope Lingerie Gisele Bundchen Intimates collection – starting with a blush pink satin and lace set, followed by a skimpy black set with sheer panelling and another black sequinned number – and said it was a dream come true to have her own underwear range.

In a statement before the show, Gisele said: “Life is made of dreams and I’m very happy to announce that now you will know the Brazilian intimate. My dream come true is for Hope. With you, Gisele Bundchen Brazilian Intimate. Enjoy the show.”

Earlier this month, Gisele was named the world’s top earning model for the seventh year.

The Brazilian beauty has topped the list, compiled by Forbes.com, since 2004, but this year saw her income increase by a huge $20 million to earn $45million over the past 12 months.

Proof of Gisele’s star status enhancing brands is easy to find, as after becoming the face of hair care brand Pantene in March 2010, the company’s sales went up by 40 per cent in Latin America.




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