Models come and go like the wind in the fashion industry. Sure, some become household names — like the Supers — but most of them do their thing, then move on. That's not to say that they're not sorely missed. I always think of my favorites: Brazilian Ana Claudia Michels, South African Georgina Grenville, Spanish Esther Cañadas, and Scottish Kristy Hume. American Bridget Hall (left) also stands out; she was so sporty, freckly, smiley, but also mastered high-fashion. Let's travel back in time and check out alluring editorials from fashion's once-popular muses.
A cropped, cardigan-like garment with short or long sleeves, typically knitted. It usually covers less of the body than a vest would, but it is more tailored than a shawl. Some shrugs are tied together just below the bustline, while some are cut off at the sides, making them nothing more than a pair of sleeves joined at the back. More recently, shrugs have taken a new direction, coming in all sorts of prints, drapes, and fabrics. They're the perfect Summer cover-up (and oh-so Buffy Summers).
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I've been wanting to give Fernanda the spotlight for a while, but thought hot weather was the more fitting time of year for her. I crushed on Fernanda all throughout college — her heyday was late '90s, early '00s — when the Brazilians had fashion world domination. The sweet-yet-sultry-faced beauty hails from Rio Grande Do Norte and she won the Elite Look of the Year contest at 13. Her bod, sharp brows, and plush lips are unforgettable.
Her repertoire spans runway, editorial, ad campaigns, Victoria's Secret, and Sports Illustrated. I also have fond memories of her Chloe face. Fun fact: she stays in shape by swimming and jogging — on it! For those of us wondering where she is now, Fernanda got married in '07 to a fellow Brazilian but remains buddies with the most successful Brazilian of our time: Gisele. Fernanda will always be my secret star.
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>> A LITTLE TURN ON THE CATWALK —There have been Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell sightings aplenty in this supermodel revival season, but this morning's Charlie's Angels-themed Dsquared2 Spring 2009 show brought a trio of another kind — Esther Canadas, Fernanda Tavares and Nadege du Bospertus — to open the show together and close one after another. [WWD]
Dean and Dan Caten may be twins but it seems like they would prefer a threesome with the way they paired up models Esther Canadas, Fernanda Tavares and Nadege du Bospertus for a little bit of Charlie's Angels action at DSquared. That kind of pop cultural repurposement meant we were in for a bit of a boring show, fashion wise at least, if not sheer entertainment value. A sporty, slinky day time wardrobe combined with a va-va voom let me show some leg jersey dress eveningwear is just the sort of thing we would like to see some angels in. Sorry Charlie but that's all you get.