In what could just be wishful thinking by horny men everywhere, a website called Now This News is claiming they have an "internal memo" from Playboy confirming Kate Moss will cover its 60th anniversary issue in January 2014. The site further claims the shoot, taking place this month in London, will be shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Alex White.
As farfetched as this is, it wouldn't be the first time the related yet very opposing fields of fashion and porn have crossed paths. A few years ago, a nude Lara Stone was seen frolicking in French Playboy. Since Kate has never shown much interest in keeping her Moss covered (yet always tastefully), this rumor could very well be true.
No one could have guessed that Alex Kirtoka would open Christian Dior couture earlier this week, after only a smattering of magazine work, mostly in her native Ukraine. Maybe it's her crazy-blue eyes or her resemblance to Karlie Kloss, or perhaps Raf Simons just wanted to surprise everyone with a total wildcard. Whatever the case, her lock on 2013 is certain.
The girl with the Lana Del Rey pout is Swedish stunner Stina Rapp. The northern newbie killed it at the spring collections, her first season, walking for Prada, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Chloé. Since then she's hustled a ton of editorial work, not limited to Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Elle Russia, Love (twice!), Interview. And that's the rap on Stina Rapp.
There are some things English tabloids do very well. Speculating about a homegrown supermodel and a rich, enterprising American is one of them. The Daily Mail is slavering over pictures of Lily Cole and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey getting chummy on a yacht—she even rubbed lotion on his back!—in St. Barth's over New Year's. They were joined by Hollywood tycoon Brian Grazer and music producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin.
As documented so studiously by the paper, the kewpie-faced covergirl and former British Model of the Year also found time for ocean dips, paddle-boarding, and meditating on a floating trampoline. Naturally, she took to Twitter to share her excitement, presumably referring to Dorsey in this tweet.
You knew the day was nigh when tech nerds rule the earth.
Like a reverse safari, where the giraffe turns tourist and ventures into human territory, Manon Leloup schlepped an old-school camera (as in, not digital) at the last round of shows—her first.
Standing at 5'11, which is probably a conservative estimate, the French shutterbug walked thirty-something collections, all while documenting the firsts that come with a debut season with the retro camera given to her by her grandmother. When she got the film back, she surely saw lots of happy faces from the likes of Phoebe Philo at Céline, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, and Jil Sander, just a few of the elite group of designers she walked for. Not to mention Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein, who already booked her again for pre-fall 2013.
With her runaway look, Maria Bradley was made for the tough-girl catwalks of Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. But the Kansas native is no one-note wonder, jetting off to Milan and Paris to walk for Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Hermès, Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Salvatore Ferragamo for the spring 2013 collections. Magazines, too, are falling over themselves for a piece of moody Maria.
Wouldn't it be nice if Frank Ocean and male model Willy Cartier (Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier) were deeply, madly in love, as some are claiming? Granted, meditating on this pic, from Cartier's Instagram, of the two sitting in the lotus position could easily give that impression, as could Ocean's recent Instagram from a GQ party. There's just one problem with this theory: it isn't true. Willy Cartier happens to be straight. Sensitive, sweet, soulful and... straight. He will, through a mutual friend, appear in a music video for Ocean, and that's how they met. But wouldn't it be nice? (And hey, platonic relationships have been known to evolve.)
Half-Belgian, half-Japanese, all elfin, Yumi Lambert possibly had the most unique look at the spring 2013 shows. Still, she started her debut season a little slow, booking Marc by Marc Jacobs in New York and not much else. But then she blew up in Milan and particularly Paris, walking for Prada, Armani, Missoni, Chanel, Dior, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, and Yohji Yamamoto. With her porcelain skin and green eyes, hers is the face of the future.
Its last big style moment was Snooki's poof, but MTV is back in the fashion game with a reboot of the legendary House of Style, after a 12-year hiatus. In the 10-minute online premiere (it's only online, oddly), new-generation supes Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls took the HoS cameras on a behind-the-scenes tour at the Paris spring collections. Between fittings and catwalk turns, the gals traded stories of their gawky teenage years—like Smalls’s penchant for wearing two pairs of tube socks to hide her skinny ankles—and shared secrets for staying sane while on the road.
The show also offered a model’s-eye perspective of the shows, although interviews with Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney were a little underwhelming—awkward, even, with background sound and shaky handheld-style video. But nothing that can't be worked out once they get a few more episodes under their size-0 belts.