Celebrities are constantly changing their hair, so much so that it gets hard to keep up with all the new styles and colors they try. The famous ladies here would probably look good no matter what they do, but are you loving their new looks, or thinking not so much? Click through and vote.
Amber Valletta looked fashionable and Wall Street-appropriate as she rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in NYC. Her black Jenni Kayne pants were high-waisted to add a stylish edge, and the interesting sleeve shape on her cobalt blue top mixed things up. She accessorized with a simple silver bangle. Shop it all now!
>> Amber Valletta Doesn't Want to Play the Girl Next Door Any More— Amber Valletta's fashion line with Monrow — of which she says "I didn’t just sign off on [the pieces], I went in and designed them" — comes out in November, but she's also got two movies in the can: Gamer, in which she plays a wife and mother trapped in a virtual-reality social-networking game opposite Gerard Butler, and The Spy Next Door, a family film with Jackie Chan out next year. She tells V61 — for which Hedi Slimane photographed her — of her acting: "Now I know I don't want to be pigeonholed as the girl-next-door. There's nothing wrong with the girl-next-door, but I'd like to be the psycho killer and the warrior princess and the sex bomb and do serious material like [David] Mamet or Shakespeare." [Telegraph UK, V]
Guess who's starring inside V Magazine's upcoming 61st issue? Amber Valletta, that's who. The model took the Fall slot looking stylishly stealth in a black and white editorial shot by Hedi Slimane. I'm loving the gritty array of denim and range of avant-garde to casual tops. Her striking eyes are magnetizing and pulling her hair away from her face exemplifies her striking cheek bones. Take note of how stylist Clare Richardson geniusly combined high/low brands from the likes of Benetton, H&M, Levi’s, Hudson, Uniqlo, Dolce & Gabbana to create a dirty yet divine vibe. I'm inspired, are you?
>> Peter Lindbergh seems to be quite taken with this no-makeup, minimal-to-no retouching concept: In April, he captured Eva Herzigova, Ines de la Fressange, and a slew of European actresses without makeup or retouching for French Elle. A month after, he told the New York Times that he was tired of subjects in fashion magazines looking like overly-Photoshopped “objects from Mars": “My feeling is that for years now it has taken a much too big part in how women are being visually defined today. Heartless retouching should not be the chosen tool to represent women in the beginning of this century.”
Lindbergh continues to lead the charge against excessive retouching, this time by capturing supermodels Amber Valletta, Nadja Auermann, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow, Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Kristen McMenamy without makeup or excessive retouching for Harper's Bazaar's September 2009 issue.
Sachastar is serious about fashion. In fact, fashion is her religion. Welcome to the club! So cool that she got inspired by this high-fashion editorial of Amber Valletta as a stylish nun and thus dreamed up her own outfit. I forever appreciate the fusion of gold and gray, so I'm in fashion heaven right now — that draped Donna Karan skirt is especially to die for. Amen.
>> Amber Valletta becomes the latest in a list of models-turned-designers — including Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Liya Kebede, Erin Wasson — by collaborating with LA-based contemporary sportswear brand Monrow.
Amber Valletta for Monrow, which came about when she was introduced to Monrow's founding designers through mutual friends, covers thin layering tanks and tees, day dresses, a blazer, scarves, a cape, a smoking jacket, and a romper, which Valletta insisted upon because she "lives in them." The color palette runs through neutrals — navy, cream, black, gray, blush — with muted silver and gold, and the line, out in November, wholesales at $65 to $80, because, Amber says, “I’m not interested in making clothes that are not accessible.”
The idea initially came as a surprise to Valletta: “I never thought about designing at all. If anything, maybe I would have done some kind of a children’s line because I love shopping with my son.” But she's "already started working on next season."
The World Oceans Day celebration brought out a gaggle of well-dressed women to the Hudson Terrace in NYC. Supermodel and now-designer Amber Valletta attended the fête wearing a strapless silver Oscar de la Renta Resort 2010 dress that has an interesting origami detail on the skirt. In an attempt to toughen the look up, she paired it with black peep-toe booties with pearl detail. Her black-satin clutch and rhinestone necklace spice her up some more. What do you think — did it all come together beautifully or did it fall flat?
>> Before heading back to the States from Venice, a number of Chanel Cruise attendees — and show strutters like Toni Garrn and Siri Tollerod — made a stop over in Vienna for the annual Life Ball AIDS charity spectacular Saturday evening. The town hall was surrounded by 2.5 million liters of water trucked in for this year's marine theme, and the guest list topped 40,000.
Amber Valletta opened the motorcade in a blue crystal-covered chariot, Anja Rubik was in attendance wearing her favorite label as of late, Balmain, and Sessilee Lopez sported a blonde wig for one of her turns during the catwalk festivities. Heather Marks, Iris Strubegger, Emina Cunmulaj, Eliza Cummings, Kinga Rajzak, Sara Blomqvist all also participated, plus first-timer Stephanie Carta, who described the experience as "a fantasy world of glitter and botox and some kind of neverending celebration."
Models are always welcomed at Met's Costume Institute Gala, but since last night's exhibit was all about them, they felt way more at home. Current models like Hana Soukupova, Coco Rocha, and Isabeli Fontana mixed and mingled with classics like Stella Tennant, Alek Wek, and Maggie Rizer, as well as old-school Supers Amber Valletta, Kristen McMenamy, and Nadja Auermann (left). It was a site to be seen; one that melted my heart. Every one of them ruled, and one young blond model even came on the arm of a Hollywood actor! Let the model mania begin . . .