With the horrid working conditions in the modeling world that still go unregulated, it's no wonder that models like Daria Werbowy decided to go on a hiatus. After taking time off to herself, the Canadian-bred beauty is returning to the industry.
"I took a risk a couple of years ago where I decided to do the minimal amount that I could get away with, because I physically and mentally couldn’t handle it anymore," she told this month's Harper's Bazaar, of which she is on the cover. "It's like, you have everything you want, what you dreamt of is coming true, you can’t buy anything else to make you happy, so then you think, Well, what else is there? And you have to leave."
The 30-year-old, who has been modeling since the age of 14, traveled the world on her time off and finally settled in Cork, Ireland, where she currently lives with her boyfriend. While she was coy when asked about him, Werbowy did admit, "Never in a million years did I think I’d be living there, but I never thought I'd be a successful model either. I never thought I'd fall in love with who I’m in love with."
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Kate Hudson claims she "can't afford" designer clothes.
The Bride Wars actress - who has nine-year-old son Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and two-year-old son Bingham with fiance Matt Bellamy - insists she has to borrow the high-end gowns she wears for the red carpet because they are too pricey for her budget.
"People think we own all these dresses. But we borrow them! I can't afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it's very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition. I'm not a big high-end fashion shopper. I wish I could but the truth is things are just so expensive. Before Isabel Marant was a million dollars and famous, I used to go to her store in Paris and go crazy, it was so affordable," she told Harper's Bazaar.
The 34-year-old beauty - who is worth a reported $38 million - credits her mother, Goldie Hawn, with her frugal ways: "My mom wasn't a big shopper for us. I think they wanted to instill that in us even though we grew up in a really privileged and lucky lifestyle."
+ Considering she has both the face and body for high fashion, it's no wonder that actress Rooney Mara has signed with Dior to lend her face to their Down Town fragrance campaign. Naturally, her face is so gorgeously distracting that it's barely apparent that the photo is an ad for a perfume.
+ Model Doutzen Kroes imitates Angelina Jolie's famous 2010 Oscar dress, showing off some serious leggage at the Cannes Film Festival in Atelier Versace (albeit, looking somewhat like a superhero).
+ Despite her doctor's orders to avoid tight-fitting shoes, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian was spotted desperately trying to squeeze into her Givenchy heels.
+ Harper's Bazaar features supermodel Christy Turlington on next month's cover, which notes that she's still fabulous at 44 - as if we still didn't need reminding since she turned 40.
Carine Roitfeld has done pretty well for herself since her departure as editor-in-chief of French Vogue: she has launched a makeup line for MAC, published the acclaimed CR Fashion Book, and now has become the Global Fashion Director of Harper's Bazaar!
The stylish French writer will team up with Bazaar's creative director Stephen Gen to work on the fashion news stories for all 26 publications worldwide.
So what did the 58 year-old have to say about her new position? "I am thrilled to be contributing to Bazaar, a brand with a rich history of creativity. Working with Stephen and a roster of talented photographers will be a wonderful collaboration and one that will give these stories a truly global audience."
Although the announcement has excited Roitfeld's fans across the globe, they'll unfortunately have to wait until March 2013 to be able to pick up an issue of Bazaar with her trademark exotic touches on it!
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Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham takes a break from behind the scenes and gets in front of the camera for Harper's Bazaar China -- as a redhead!
Mrs. David Beckham dons some dragon-inspired head pieces and a corset (photo after the jump) in the fashion magazine, looking like a far cry from your typical mother of four. While she undoubtedly looks to be in fantastic shape, I'm not sure I can agree with her when she looks like that and says that she represents the general public...
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After her three-year modeling hiatus, Gemma Ward has returned and graced Harper's Bazaar with her supermodel presence.
Shot by Peter Ash Lee, who photographed her first editorial ending her hiatus in the Australian newspaper Herald Sun, Ward has -- much to her fashion-minded fans' disappointment -- landed the cover to promote her current turn in the stage play The Ugly One.
Admittedly, this is quite obvious, given the simple styling and not-so-model-y pose. What do you think of Ward's latest career moves?
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-- Lady Gaga scored the highest number of monthly and bi-weekly magazines sold. Not surprisingly, the Rolling Stones cover with a nice view of her rear end sold 245,000 copies -- three times the magazine's 2010 average. Taylor Swift and Blake Lively were the worst-selling celebrities.
-- Elle magazine's parent company Lagardere is in talks with Hearst (Harper's Bazaar publisher) to sell all 40-plus foreign editions of the fashion glossy (sans the original French version) as soon as the end of the month. Lagardere claims it will keep full editorial control, despite whatever happens in the sale.
-- Kim Kardashian covers Glamour in pajamas, which she makes look incredibly sexy, despite what she says in her interview: "I don’t find myself as sexy as everyone thinks. I’m a lot more insecure than people would assume, but with little stupid things." This must explain why she constantly poses nude or in skin-tight outfits.
-- Androgynous model Andrej Pejic stars in the latest Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign, alongside Ginta Lapina. One can actually detect that he's most likely a guy in the photo.
It looks like Harper's Bazaar is on a role with their editorials! First was Christina Hendricks, and now Georgia May Jagger graces the fashion magazine's pages this month looking gorgeous and ever-so graceful. Fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane shot the rockstar spawn (catch a video and the rest of the photos after the jump) in Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Gucci, Lanvin, and Chanel Haute Couture.
When asked about what her model mother Jerry Hall thinks of her topless shoots, she seems to not care, considering she's been there and done that decades ago: "My mum did a lot of very provocative work with Helmut Newton. She understands."
Whether it's the result of her mother's genes or her own inherent talent, Georgia May looks flawless in the photos.
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In what is slowly becoming the infamous interview in which Christina Hendricks defends her Christian Siriano dress from the vicious words of Cathy Horyn, the television starlet also happens to have a gorgeous, fierce editorial that seems to match her attitude.
Terry Richardson shot Hendricks for Harper’s Bazaar (more pictures after the jump), who wears classic, tailored looks from Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior in the spread.
I’m really glad that he didn’t resort to using food as suggestive props again!
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—Despite the behind-the-scenes drama supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell made about sharing an i-D cover with Lady Gaga, the magazine ended up with all three divas on separate covers.
—Lady Gaga is reportedly set to star in her own autobiographical film, directed by Bryan Singer. Don’t act like you didn’t see that one coming.
—Steven Meisel looked to the Gulf oil spill for inspiration: his Italian Vogue editorial stars Kristen McMenamy, styled by Karl Templer. The fashion industry doesn’t always have to be vacuous…
—Once again, it pays to be a celebrity’s kid: Zoe Kravitz nabbed a gig modeling for Alexander Wang’s T line. Co-starring Max Motta, the ads are expected to hit New York streets as early as this Thursday.
—Harper’s Bazaar makes Rachel Zoe as a fashion victim—literally. The celebrity stylist and reality star strikes several different poses in scenes where designers Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Michael Kors appear to murder her!
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