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.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince joined the legions of celebrities on boats with a ride during their St. Tropez vacation yesterday. They took a raft towards a waiting yacht, where the happy couple spent the afternoon chilling and swimming with a group of friends that included Kate's old modeling pal Karen Mulder and Stefano Pilati of Yves Saint Laurent. Kate and Stefano have business to discuss now that Kate's the face of his latest fragrance, but he's not the only guy she's partnering with — more details about her forthcoming TV collaboration with Simon Cowell are coming to light, and it looks like Kate just might be heading to US TV screens.
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>> It's that time of year: When designers take to their yachts and famous faces join them. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been tooling around in their boat for the past week or so, first with Eva Mendes and then with Jennifer Lopez, before joining Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend Vladislav Doronin in Capri for a little karaoke over the weekend. The holiday hasn't been all fun for Naomi, though: a photographer claimed she slapped him and hit him with her handbag in Sicily; her rep denies anything happened.
And over in Saint-Tropez today, Kate Moss and her boyfriend Jamie Hince took to a yacht called "Serenity" with Karen Mulder — who hopefully got her arrest resolved — and Stefano Pilati, who has a summer place in the area. They lunched at Club 55 and then took to a little impromptu photo session (NSFW) and topless sunbathing; this isn't the first time Kate has vacationed with a designer — last year it was Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone.
Beyonce and her mom launch a new junior line: Sasha Fierce.
Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall's Bluefly collection finally arrives.
'90s model Karen Mulder was arrested for making threatening phone calls to her plastic surgeon.
Anya Hindmarch launches a bespoke collection of ultra-luxe handbags, leather goods and trael pieces.
>> Karen Mulder Arrested for Threatening Plastic Surgeon —The 39-year-old '90s supermodel was taken into custody in Paris this morning following a complaint from a plastic surgeon of "vicious telephone calls." A detective said Mulder is being interviewed for repeated calls asking for a previous operation to be reversed — she was allegedly "screaming and shoyting about the operation and became extremely threatening." Mulder has had a troubled past — in 2001, she was treated for depression in a psychiatric hospital and a year later overdosed on sleeping pills — but is expected to be released. [Telegraph UK]
Natalia Vodianova is a model, a mommy, and now also a designer. The Russian beauty has partnered with French lingerie brand Etam to create a lingerie and swimwear collection called Natalia pour Etam (Natalia for Etam). More specifically, she has signed a three-year contract to be Etam's brand ambassador, and will design a new collection each season. So far, the offerings include sexy and flirty swimwear, printed silk robes, and overly girlie lingerie. "What I realized when designing this is how feminine I am — I’m feminine to the bone," Natalia revealed.
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>> Natalia Vodianova has been chatting up her collaboration with Etam for a while — and last night, the French lingerie company shelled out for their newly-signed three year ambassador, staging a full-blown show at the Ritz in Paris that drew the likes of Eva Herzigova, Emmanuelle Alt, and Charlotte Casiraghi in the front row and Edita Vilkeviciute, Sigrid Agren, Flavia Oliveira, and Sessilee Lopez on the runway. Natalia pour Etam, which encompasses swimwear and lingerie, including a silk nightgown inspired by one in Natalia's own wardrobe, runs $20-$80 and hits stores in April. The line will be reoccurring, with Natalia designing a new collection every season over the period of her ambassadorship.
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