Ok, so you know how last week rumors were running rampant about Cara Delevingne starring in Kids in Love, her first movie since Anna Karenina. If we remember correctly, that was a non-speaking role, so anything with a line would probably be a big deal.
Well, according to UK tabs, the model has auditioned for a role in the film adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (we haven't read the book, but the choice of director seems appropriate). It seems the model met the director's other half, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, on the set of Karenina, hence the new gig. In Fifty Shades, she'd make a convincing Anastasia Steele, but maybe we're just going by all of her pervy expressions.
Exciting model news: British tabloids are reporting that Cara Delevingne has landed her first lead role in a feature-length film (she had a tiny role in last year's Anna Karenina), after long making her acting ambitions known. And no, it won't be a Funny Face remake.
Kids in Love is, predictably, "a drama about hard-partying young Londoner," says the Daily Mail, directed Preston Thompson, Cara's friend and son of Barnaby Thompson, who owns the studio where the film will shoot.
If you ask us, it could easily go one of two ways. Either it'll be a cult classic along the lines of Kids or a disastrous case of shameless nepotism.
Oh, Karlie. How far you've come. We remember your first mention on Hint like it was only yesterday. It was actually six years ago and you were 15. We introduced you as the girl everybody is "talking and gawking" about. Later on, when you turned 18, we remember how huge a deal it was that you could finally do nudes, if you wanted, which you obviously did.
Then there was that time you canceled all your New York runway shows, followed by London and Milan. You tweeted something about a "big opportunity." Oh, the intense speculation that caused! We assumed you needed to do important hosting stuff for the return of House of Style — what a bummer it only aired on MTV's website.
As for that unfortunate Native American headdress you wore in a Victoria's Secret show, well, we know that wasn't your idea. Besides, it was ancient history by the time your triumphant Daft Punk shoot appeared in this month's Vogue.
So here's to many more, Karlie. You've accomplished so much at 21. Just think, you can legally drink now!
She's been called an ice queen, but don't let her blue-eyed, bottle-blonde mien fool you. Hailing from the shores of South Africa, Anmari Botha is more of a granola girl, maybe even surfer chick, than anything else.
The last round of couture shows saw a lot of the SoHem stunner — Dior, Armani Privé, Gaultier. But it was at the fall 2013 shows that she really broke through — especially in Paris, where she walked for Dior, Haider Ackermann, Maison Martin Margiela, and Nina Ricci. And one more: the girl in the tight and buckled black leather rocker skirt at Saint Laurent, a signature piece of the collection, was none other than Anmari.
There isn't a lot to say (yet) about Sophia Ahrens, who's been modeling mere months, except that the bashful Brit is off to a kick-ass start with a Prada campaign. It's the fall 2013 campaign, lensed by Steven Meisel, who also shot the accompanying video, the cutesy one where models in pencil skirts and snug sweaters read lines in a kind of old-timey audition.
Not your typical SoHe bombshell, Brazilian babe Isis Bataglia still had braces when she was discovered at a party. But now those braces are off and her chrysalis is complete. She's finished her first Paris show season, walking for Felipe Oliveira Baptista and Sharon. And apparently she's caught the eye of Raf Simons, who's booked her for his last three Dior collections. Not bad for the quiet tomboy from Sao Paulo.
Uh oh, trouble in paradise. Tabloids are having a field day with the unsubstantiated but highly incriminating photos of Naomi Campbell's Russian Romeo, Vladislov Doronin, canoodling with another model. Not just any other model, but Luo Zilin, Campbell's protege on her TV show, The Face — the show that was supposed soften her image and make her seem halfway human.
Apparently Naomi, who may want to double up on her anger-management sessions, had been tweeting lovely things about the much-younger Chinese model and former Miss Universe China. That is, until photos of Doronin and Zilin were recently released, at which point Zilin was fired from her agency for unprofessional behavior while Naomi, barely containing her rage, tweeted: "The moment a person loses appreciation for the goodness others have done for them is the moment they begin their fall. Blsd day x." That high road she's taking will soon be littered with phones and other flying objects.
Here's another wrinkle: Doronin is still technically married to his Russian wife, Ekaterina, hence he and Naomi never tied the knot. But wait, what's going to happen to that Zaha Hadid-designed spaceship of a home they were building in the wilds of Russia?
Kate Moss doesn't just inspire designers; she inspires artists. She's been painted by Lucian Freud and sculpted in gold by Marc Quinn. She's even caught the attention of graffiti artists Banksy and Mr. Brainwash.
Now the man who created a hologram of Queen Elizabeth, Chris Levine, has teamed with makeup artist extraordinaire (and friend of Kate) Charlotte Tilbury to further immortalize the supe, rendering her as a "holographic stereogram," a kind of light installation. “Kate has been an ambition of mine for some time," Levine told the Telegraph. "I always felt she was someone who somehow transcended fame and for whatever reason her spirit was resonant in contemporary pop culture. It’s that spirit I wanted to express, to radiate.”
The large-scale portrait was unveiled today in Levine’s first solo show, Light 3.142, at the Fine Art Society Contemporary, where it will remain on view through June 17, after which it will go up at Selfridges for one week.