>> Frida Gustavsson Ends Irina Kulikova's Three Year Stint as Face of Marc Jacobs Daisy —She already appears in the Fall 2010 Marc Jacobs collection ads with Monica Jagaciak and Ann Kenny, but now Frida Gustavsson has another tear sheet from Jacobs to add to her pile. The 17-year-old Swedish model is the new face of Marc Jacobs Daisy, with an ad debuting this Fall. Gustavsson replaces Irina Kulikova, who was the original (and so far, only) face of the perfume, which marked its third anniversary this year. But though Marc Jacobs and his creative teamed swapped out their model, they're keeping one thing consistent: As usual, Juergen Teller is the campaign photographer. [TFS]
>> She may be most known for a set of scandal-inducing cell phone photos, or for her starring role in the Diane von Furstenberg campaign for the second season running, but now Ali Kay — fiancee of Diane's son Alexander von Furstenberg — appears to be courting the fashion press.
She's holding her first fashion show, for her loungewear line Keep Me, on Wednesday, September 15 during New York Fashion Week. The event will be held at the downtown nightclub Capitale (the former site of Baby Phat's fashion shows). And the Miami native isn't going it alone: Her collection will share the runway with Prince Peter and Mick Rock's t-shirt collaboration, and Jamison Ernest's downtown streetwear line Yellow Fever, which often features contributions from friends like Theodora Richards and Vincent Gallo. But with Kay's collection on the runway, a DVF sighting wouldn't be out of the question.
>> David Yurman invited Garance Dore to St. Barths back in May to capture behind the scenes images of the brand's Fall 2010 campaign shoot. In doing so, the recent Paris transplant achieved one of her life dreams: taking part in a photo shoot with Peter Lindbergh, who's been photographing ads for Yurman for the past ten years.
"Lindbergh’s shoots were like I always dreamt they would be, the big black screen in the middle of the beach, steamy jazz playing in the background, sublime and natural girls, the make-up a bit undone by the salted sea spray, sand in their hair, light right in their eyes," wrote Dore. "I didn’t ask him [Lindbergh] any questions. My happiness was simply in observing. Sometimes he’d come up to me, tell me a few stories, ask me some questions, try to understand what was this weird thing I do: this blog thing, it really interested him." A gallery of Dore's images, below, plus the only Fall 2010 David Yurman ad so far released — of Kate Moss styled by Alex White.
>> Rachel Zoe often collaborates with Harper's Bazaar — a Demi Moore shoot she worked on for the magazine was recently featured on The Rachel Zoe Project, and Zoe herself has a spread in the magazine's September 2010 issue.
Love's Fall issue, however, features a different, less celebrity-driven body of work from Zoe — who worked with the magazine for the first time. The black and white editorial spread, shot by Doug Inglish, depicts Ginta Lapina wearing a selection of boudoir-inspired clothes in a dark and sultry atmosphere. Ginta, who is a Fall 2010 face of Miu Miu, told Love that during that campaign's shoot, Madonna walked in to meet up with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for dinner, and ended up directing a video on set: "We were supposed to shoot a video, so Madonna said she wanted to direct it. They said she could do it but they weren't going to pay her and she started laughing. She put on her iPod and taught us moves and we shot the video for two hours."
>> Stella McCartney, who populated her ads with Disney cartoons last Fall, is back again with more cartoons for her Fall 2010 campaign, this time furnished by British artist Barry Reigate. Over sparse studio shots of Natalia Vodianova taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Reigate doodled balloon letters, top hats, and clown shoes hanging off McCartney's logo. McCartney said the goal was “something direct and simple, using Natalia [Vodianova] and key collection pieces, contrasted by humor and a human touch in the treatment of the logo.”
Miranda Kerr Continues High Fashion Foray with Fall 2010 Jil Sander Campaign, Weds Among Pregnancy Rumors
>> Italy-based brands seems to love Miranda Kerr's high-fashion stint: two have cast her in their Fall 2010 campaigns, first Prada, and now Jil Sander. The latter, which appeared today, was shot by Willy Vandeperre, as usual for the brand.
But the news may not stop there: Australian press is reporting that the recently-engaged Kerr has indicated that she will make a personal statement in the next couple of hours, spurring speculation that she "could be releasing wedding plans . . . or [announcing] that she is pregnant." When asked about the baby rumors, Kerr's Australian agent said recently, "I am sorry but I am unable to make a comment." And Kerr herself said a couple of weeks ago: "The rumours started as soon as it became known we were engaged. We are ignoring them and enjoying this moment. I have always been very open about wanting to be a mother one day and I've always thought Orlando [Bloom, her fiance] would be a great dad."
UPDATE: Kerr's publicist confirmed that she and Bloom, who were engaged June 21, have married overnight. Kerr has canceled an appearance next week in Australia for department store chain David Jones, of which she is the face: "David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together."[Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald]
>> Freja Beha Erichsen hasn't been far from the top for a number of seasons now, but it really is "The Summer of Freja," as The Cut put it. She's scored Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, and i-D covers in the last couple of months, plus made a clean sweep of the Fall 2010 campaign game, appearing in Chanel, Valentino, and Tom Ford eyewear ads. Add to that the new Balenciaga campaign, just out (below), where she appears alongside Karen Elson (also fronting Louis Vuitton this season) and Stella Tennant (who is moonlighting for Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2010 as well), Meghan Collison, Eliza Cummings, Valerija Kelava, Mirte Maas, and Julija Stepanoviciute, all shot by Steven Meisel.
>> Newly-named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Eddie Borgo has shot his jewelry on Vanessa Traina and Lauren Santo Domingo in the past, but for his Fall 2010 online campaign, which launches with the new collection on his web site come Monday, he went with friend and Elle style director Kate Lanphear. “Kate is the epitome of the modern-day punk,” Borgo told Style.com. “She encapsulates the current undertone of fashion in the most elegant, effortless way, while remaining one of the most real women in New York City.” The images were shot by Paul Maffi and styled by Borgo's boyfriend (and Lanphear's close friend) Keegan Singh.
>> Crystal Renn's agent recently addressed rumors that she was losing weight after images came out portraying her much thinner. Now, Crystal herself has spoken out, saying that she was "shocked" when she saw the images and adding, "they look retouched to me." See a pre-retouch image here.
Renn, who is featured in the Fall 2010 Jean Paul Gaultier ads (left), which she calls "a highlight in my career," says that she wants people to "feel reassured that I am taking care of myself and am very happy. I am a size 10. My weight loss is due to body adjustment because of working out after a seven-year hiatus." As for what started the weight loss: "It started with stress. Then, to take care of the stress, I went hiking in Patagonia for three weeks. Since then, I have continued hiking and have established a regular yoga and meditation program." She told Glamour: "It took me seven years to be ready to go back to the gym because I exercised in such an extreme way during my eating disorder."
>> It's a summer of firsts for Garance Dore: the Paris-based streetstyle photographer quipped at a party last week, “I’m in the middle of a relocation. It’s my first entire summer in New York and I have to say, so far, I like it.” And now her first brand campaign debuts — for Moschino Fall 2010, shot in Milan. After the ad shoot finished, Dore made it her goal "to get invited over to [Moschino creative director Rosella Jardini's] house for espresso," where she shot the flat and a portrait of Jardini.