Alessandra Ambrosio has become the new face of Moschino.
The Victoria’s Secret model will front the fashion label’s Fall/Winter 2010 campaign and will appear in a series of images which have been taken by fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Moschino creative director Rossella Jardini said, “I have chosen Alessandra as model for the Moschino Fall/Winter 2010 advertising campaign as her Mediterranean style, mixed with her natural way of being chic, fits perfectly with Moschino.”
The Brazilian beauty gave birth to her first child, daughter Anja, in August 2008 and quickly regained her stunning figure. She recently credited her amazing body with eating lots of protein while still indulging in the occasional treat: “Lots of greens, but I love meat, so lots of protein. I have a little bit of chocolate here and there!”
As well as having a healthy diet, the 29-year-old star regularly works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira and aerobics.
- Victoria Beckham scores an interesting editorial in German Vogue, where she looks flawless (as usual) against trashy back drops and a playground duck. Yes, a duck.
- Ever wonder what happened to Christina Aguilera? She says that she’s more comfortable in her skin, now that she’s become a mom. She even says that she’s more sexual. How is that even possible after creating a music video like “Dirrty”?
- Kristen Stewart lands the cover for the current issue of Flaunt magazine, and holy smokes is she hot! She’s everywhere and I love it!
- Fashion designer Mark Fast seems to have made quite the impression with his peers—Calvin Klein is reportedly going to discontinue the use of size 0 models. It also could be the allure of Lara Stone; Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa is rumored to have picked her to front several of the campaigns.
- Jimmy Choo is set to release a line of sneakers next month, but early previews of the shoes aren’t impressing anyone. Starting price is at $600!
The rumors are true: Madonna is shooting the next campaign for Dolce & Gabbana!
“I’m going on the set of woman campaign….. The shooting is going very well!!!! She’s beautiful…. End of the shooting… Madonna…..she’s always the BEST!!!! A lot of paparazzi during the shooting!!!” half of the design team, Stefano Gabbana, posted on his Twitter. Check out more pictures on the set of her ad campaign after the jump.
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Lauren Conrad keeps her skincare routine simple. The reality TV star - who has her own range of clothes for Kohl’s - says she has now learned not to use too many products on her face and feels much better for it.
“I used to use a ton of stuff. I’ve been going to Kate Somerville for a while now, and through facials and treatments they’ve weaned down my skincare regimen, which is nice. Now at night, I just use a mild face wash and an oil-free moisturizer.”
Lauren is currently creating her next collection for Kohl’s and loves being involved in the process.
“[I’d like to style] Britney Spears! I’d love to pull out her hair extensions and fake lashes and get her in her own skin for once—something raw and beautiful. Call me up, Britney.”
- Model/stylist/designer Erin Wasson on whom she’d like to style most.
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Oscar de la Renta is still learning about fashion.
The 77-year-old designer - who counts Megan Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz among his fans - says he is fascinated by the industry and won’t quit until he knows everything there is to know:
“People always ask me how much longer I am going to do this, and I say the day I learn everything is when I should stop. I am a curious person, so every day is a learning process. There has never been a time as challenging as now to create clothes.”
Oscar admits he has to work hard to maintain his customer base because women nowadays have so many more designers they can choose from.
“Back in the 60s, my customers only got their clothes from one place. Today, that loyalty doesn’t exist as women want to project their own individuality through fashion. It’s about understanding the needs and aspirations of professional women that makes it so exciting.”
Yesterday, Oscar received the Colleagues Champion of Children Award at the charity’s annual spring luncheon in Los Angeles.
Madonna is reportedly set to star in another campaign for Dolce and Gabbana.
The 51-year-old singer appeared in a stunning series of adverts for the Italian designers last year and it is thought she will be the face of their Fall/Winter 2010 womenswear range. The duo - who are good friends with Madonna - are currently in New York filming their new menswear campaign at Mulberry Street Bar and the “Material Girl” hitmaker was spotted very near the venue.
It has also been reported Madonna’s favorite photographer, Steven Klein, will be shooting in very same Manhattan area over the next few days for the designers. If the rumors are true, it will be the latest collaboration between the star and the fashion house.
As well as appearing in last year’s campaign, it was recently revealed she is to design a collection of sunglasses which bear the letter ‘M’ on the arm. Stefano Gabbana said, “We’re so excited. This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us. She is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception.” Madonna will also star in the advertising images for the eyewear line, which were shot by Klein and will be released next month to coincide with the launch.
One of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite French women, Vanessa Paradis, is back in a Chanel lookbook for the labels’ pre-fall collection.
In the photos (more after the jump), Paradis rocks some serious thigh-high boots and heavy jewelry. She also makes bodysuits look pretty awesome. I can’t wait for the entire collection!
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Drama continues to ensue at the House of Emanuel Ungaro as designer Estrella Archs quits.
The chief designer decided to leave her position at the French fashion house, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and now wants to concentrate on her own label. Her spokesperson said:
“Estrella Archs announces that she has left her job as chief designer of Emanuel Ungaro due to irreconcilable differences related to the creative direction of the brand. Estrella Archs will continue developing her own brand, established in 2007, and presenting her collections in the Paris Fashion Week.”
The fashion house are now looking for someone to replace her, with British designer Giles Deacon said to be the favorite.
Estrella’s departure comes hot on the heels of Lindsay Lohan parting ways with the company after she was brought in as artistic adviser. Her debut collection was critically panned and she wasn’t involved in the range which was showcased at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.
Gisele Bundchen‘s sandal collection is inspired by marine life.
The supermodel, who endorses the footwear made by Ipanema, is donating profits from her new range to the Tamar Project, an organization which studies and protects sea turtles, after becoming fascinated by the endangered creatures:
“It all began when I was at my home in Costa Rica. I saw the turtles were dying. These animals are essential to marine life. They’re part of the ecosystem. That’s why we started looking for a project that supported the continued existence of the species. We hit on the Tamar project. The entire new Gisele Bundchen Ipanema collection is based on marine life.”
Despite admitting she is not a designer, the Brazilian beauty insists she is heavily involved in the creative process for coming up with the footwear. She added to Hello! magazine, “I do as much as I can. It’s a collaboration. I’m not a designer, but I throw myself into everything else. I come up with ideas, I meet the designers, I tell them what I want and once everything comes together, I give the final approval. The shoes have sentimental value because they reflect the things that matter to me.”
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