“I have no problems with showing my body. I’m Danish. Everyone’s naked on the beaches. We don’t really give a s***.”
- Forty year-old supermodel Helena Christensen on posing nude at her age.
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While it’s almost masochistic to peruse celebrity and fashion magazines for apparel impossible to acquire (be it price or exclusivity), Topshop is now offering celebrity and fashion addicts the opportunity to borrow from famous wardrobes—for a good cause!
The program, called Dress Me Up, calls for shoppers to “hire” dresses at just $66 (one day only) from famous celebrities like Kate Moss, Scarlett Johannson (Nanette Leopre dress shown above), Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, and more. Fashion designers including Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders have also donated apparel themselves!
So how do you snag them for forever?
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Twi-hards are having an effect on the beauty industry now, having set a new trend for pale make-up.
Sales of pale foundation have reportedly shot through the roof since the release of the latest film The Twilight Saga: New Moon and some cosmetic companies claim they’ve seen a 200 per cent rise in customers buying pale make-up. According to the online beauty shop FeelUnique.com, their current best-selling product is a pale pink illuminating powder by Bare Escentuals called Mineral Veil. L’Oreal have also seen their True Match powder in Rose Ivory increase in sales by 133 per cent.
Pale skin - which is now deemed a must-have look - has been seen on the face of celebrities in recent months. Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts recently launched a make-up range for paler skin. She said she’d created her range because she knew how difficult it could be to find the right sort of look with the products already out there.
“For years I felt like the ugly one in Girls Aloud. I was tall, skinny, with red hair and the whitest skin you’ve ever seen - standing next to four of the most gorgeous girls in Britain. Hopefully I can help a lot of girls out there to look their best.”
Our favorite Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is set to relaunch her denim line, dVb (now simply Victoria Beckham Denim), for Spring/Summer ‘10 and we’ve got the lookbook here!
Expected to run about $235 for a pair (more affordable than her dress collection, I’ll say), the range includes an array of cigarette pants, boyfriend jeans, as well as jackets and denim skirts. Judging by the photos, Beckham again offers a simple yet sexy and timeless look—quite possibly Posh Spice meets The Row (minus the latter’s expensive prices)?
Check out the rest of the pictures after the break!
Jonathan Saunders can’t wait to show his Fall/Winter 2010 collection in London this February.
The Scottish fashion designer, who is based in the British capital city, is excited about exhibiting his upcoming collection next year because he “loved” London Fashion Week in September so much.
“I’m going to show in London again in February; I just loved showing here in September. It’s much easier than New York because I’m still based in London, and I always will be.”
Although he couldn’t live in the US, Jonathan is adamant he will return to New York to show his range later in the year to help boost sales: “I will go back to show in New York next autumn. It’s just such a huge country - and nationwide stores like Saks and Barney’s give you such huge reach. It’s good for a business.”
The trendsetter, whose celebrity fans include Thandie Newton and Sienna Miller, has also described the closeness between the new British designers.
“Christopher Kane is amazing at what he does. He and I came to London and set up our businesses without the financial support from our parents that some designers have. We all come to what we do with a love to fashion. Richard Nicoll was in my class at university, Chris was two years below, Louise Gray I’ve known since we were in Scotland. We all support each other.”
Lorenzo Martone only wants to represent people who “dream big” with his specialist PR agency.
The strategic planner, who is engaged to fashion designer Marc Jacobs, says he and business partner Ryan Brown felt there was a “need” to launch ARC NY, which helps its supermodel clients fulfil their ambitions away from modeling.
“We thought there was a need because these girls are very young, they are bombarded with proposals and ideas - and they have a lot of dreams themselves. We just felt that they could use a little bit of guidance in how to promote some of those ideas in the right way. They have to dream big. They have to have a bigger plan and a certain ambition for us to represent them, because we don’t want to be a PR agency that just dresses people for parties. That’s not what we do.”
Lorenzo believes people have career ambitions focusing on more than one area and wants to help as many people as possible realize their dreams. He added, “People are multitaskers, they enjoy doing more than one thing - and once you understand that modeling is an entertainment platform, there’s so many ways to express yourself. It can be through your modeling career or through your writing or through a product line that you can express your creativity, so why not?”
Fashion icon Twiggy wanted to be a fashion designer when she was a teenager.
The British model, who became known in the 60s for her wide-eyed, striking appearance, designed and made her own clothes as a youngster and believes her unique outfits and designing skills are the reason she was successful as a model.
“My first memory of knowing exactly what I wanted to wear was when I was 13 - I was a mod and mod clothes were very specific. There weren’t really teenage clothes back then, so I made them myself. That was when I became very aware of fashion. In fact I became so obsessed with clothes that my plan was to go to art school and become a designer. In 1966 that all changed when I was discovered and started modeling. And I think my look had a lot to do with me being discovered. In one of the first shoots I ever did I was wearing bell bottoms in bright yellow jersey with big green petals appliquéd all over them that I’d made myself.”
These days, the 60-year-old beauty is inundated with beautiful, designer clothing: “I’m not a hoarder. I’ve got special pieces that were made for me by people such as Bill Gibb, Barbara Hulanicki and Ossie Clark that I hang on to, but sadly I didn’t keep everything from the 60s. I go through my wardrobe every few months - the family get first choice, then friends and the rest goes to Oxfam. Even so, I do have a walk-in wardrobe that’s full, but then you always fill the space you’ve got. I’m very lucky that I am given some wonderful clothes as gifts - and, if I’m going somewhere very special, my very nice designer friends will lend me something - but at heart, I’m a bargain-hunter.”
Jessica Szohr thinks her Gossip Girl character would die if she didn’t wear accessories.
The brunette actress, who plays beauty Vanessa Abrams in the hit show, believes her on-screen persona’s penchant for extravagant jewelery is so severe she wouldn’t survive without wearing dramatic accessories.
“I actually don’t think Vanessa can breathe without eight necklaces or earrings! Vanessa is very funk’defied.”
As a consequence, Jessica likes to stick to a more basic wardrobe. “My style is much more simple. Because of this, I like to wear accessories to add a little sparkle to the outfit,” she said.
However, the 24-year-old actress admits she likes wearing statement rings and a quirky pair of sunglasses:
“You can never really go wrong with sunglasses. I always get myself a couple of pairs every year. One pair that I have had and have managed not to lose is an old vintage pair I found in Venice Beach, California. They also have to be a little bit funky and fun at the same time. But I don’t think people should wear sunglasses at night. I’m always wearing some kind of big ring, too.”
Want in on Pixie Lott’s secret to smooth skin? Jump in a bathtub full of coconut oil!
The British songstress, who reached fame with her hit track “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh),” keeps her skin smooth and moisturized by using a low-cost body oil in her bath water and directly on her skin for a tan-extending summer skin treatment.
“I use coconut oil in my bath to keep my skin soft and silky, and in summer months after exfoliating it helps preserve my tan.”
The 18-year-old beauty has also perfected her favorite “smokey eyes” look after taking tips from professional make-up artists: “The best tip I’ve learned is, when doing black smokey eyes, work on those before you apply your foundation because the eye shadow can drop and ruin your face.”
The blonde teenager has also blasted those who airbrush photographs, claiming the image-enhancing technique can cause people to feel “inadequate”: “I think airbrushing is something to be wary of. Some people take airbrushed images as gospel and this can sometimes lead to them feeling inadequate by comparison.”
Sequins, glitter, and knits galore! H&M has launched the images featuring a look at their Holiday 2009 collection. The international retail chain seems to have the best of both holiday worlds—the glitz and glamor as well as the traditional, sweaters and mittens (Gap much?).
The campaign (more pictures after the break) features models Sasha Pivovarova, Missy Rayder, Malgosia Bela, Ben Hill and Ryan Thomas.
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