>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —Kate Moss has been known to channel Brigitte Bardot in a number of editorials, most recently for August 2008 Vogue. Now, those smoky eyes and ruffled Bardot hair have appeared in Kate's first shot for Fall 2008 David Yurman. She joins Du Juan in the latest edition of a campaign that is similar season after season, but always seems to work. [Models.com]
Posts for July 17th 2008
»Emma Summerton is "coming to a major league American magazine very very soon" [TI]
»Spotted: Lisa Cant, Lily Donaldson shopping at Chanel [Fashionista]
>> THE MODELIZER —Ali Stephens's star keep on rising; She's featured in the just-released minute-long spot for Chanel's new Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara. Ali may seem a young choice for the role (she's 17 and looks it), but the fact that she was chosen means big things for this girl. [Elite Clips]
>> In the second installment of Vogue editors styling models as themselves for the August 2008 issue, may I introduce Tanya Dziahileva as fashion director Tonne Goodman. The stick-straight blonde hair, solid-colored clothes, and sunglasses are all spot on.
Karen Elson as creative director Grace Coddington still takes the cake, though; Filling out the rest of the editorial are Sasha Pivovarova as Elissa Santisi, Raquel Zimmermann as Marie Amelie Sauve, and Maryna Linchuk as Tabitha Simmons, none of which are as well-done.
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>> BLOWING THE COVER —So, about that September 2008 Vanity Fair cover: It's really is the supermodel blowout it was rumored to be. Look out fold-out cover, featuring Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista, here we come! [Chic Report]
>> Two years ago, Anna Wintour told WWD she turned down involvement in Project Runway because "Vogue is not in the business of making entertainment out of the struggles of new designers." Last month when asked about the possibility of a Vogue reality series, she still seemed unconvinced, but was less straight with an opinion.
Now we know why — just as Elle is gearing up to debut its reality show Stylista on The CW this Fall, Vogue announced today that it is producing a reality series of its own with IMG. Instead of showing on the small screen like Stylista, Model.Live will be web-based, debuting August 19 on Vogue.TV with syndication on Hulu. The 12 eight-minute episodes of Model.Live follow three models from IMG's Development board: 16-year-old Austria Alcantara from the Dominican Republic, 20-year-old American Madeline Kragh, and 19-year-old Dutch model Cato van Ee, who had Prada and Miu Miu runway exclusives for Fall 2008.
The show, which Vogue Publishing Director Tom Florio promises to be "not reality at all, just amateurs live," follows the three models through casting calls, runways, and airports for all four fashion weeks. Underage behavior like smoking or drinking will likely be censored if it comes up while taping, but depression or unhealthy eating habits will be "met head-on."
Let's hope this is good — it cost $3 million to make, or about $31,000 a minute.