American Eagle is known for its kick-back cool wears — stylish puffy vests, worn-in denim, plaid shirts, preppy chic sweaters. But now for the holidays, all those signature pieces are getting a festive kick in the butt. There's a hint of leopard, plaid pajama pants, striped scarves, faux fur boots, cozy beanies, and sequined mini skirts to make your upcoming months way more spirited. Step inside to see Regina Feoktistova and other models show off the latest goodies.
All the world's a stage for Dolce & Gabbana and its models are decked out in some seriously stylin' clothes. Vlada Roslyakova, Olga Sherer, Zuzana Gregorova, Regina Feoktistova, and Kamila Filipcikova do a stellar job showing off the designers' latest ready-to-wear. One part of the collection is spunky — bright frocks, floral headpieces, leopard prints, skin-tight silhouettes, sheer lace, sparkles — while the other is all about subdued hues, cozy knits, and demure cuts. One thing they have in common: They all feature heavy, dramatic maroon curtains in the back. Can you dig it?
It's no secret Eastern Europe is, well, the secret weapon for the modeling industry. While Argentina is quickly becoming a new hot spot for model discovery, Eastern Europe (Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, etc.) will always be a mainstay, the bread and butter. That's because the girls are tall, slender, and have looks that could make any model scout melt. Yes, many of the models are super young, but their beauty is undeniable. Take Russian model Natasha Poly for example; she lends mega oomph to the industry. And those cheekbones — sigh. Here are more of our favorite Eastern European models!
>> Some thought that Vogue Paris's August 2009 cover with Daria Werbowy all decked out in Burberry check looked too blatantly like an advertisement, but in the context of Inez van Lamweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's 65-page accompanying editorial inside — with a plethora of models, each embodying a different brand's identity — it all makes sense.
It's a few of the magazine's usual suspects — Anja Rubik doing Gucci's "glam star" in fauxhawk, Kamila Filipcikova striking an eyepopping McQueen silhouette — plus a few new faces like Regina Feoktistova and Ranya Mordanova in Gianfranco Ferre and Junya Watanabe, respectively. The trifecta of stylists that produced these images — Joe McKenna, Emmanuelle Alt, Carine Roitfeld — prove that there is creativity to be found within the bounds of a studio shoot, after all.
Her name may be hard to pronounce, but Regina Feoktistova's face is unforgettable. All you need is one glance and it will forever be imprinted in your mind. The mole on her cheek, the pout, her piercing green eyes are the reasons for her status in the modeling world. Apparently Diane von Furstenberg is taken by her too; the designer chose the Russian beauty to open her Fall '08 show.
Her features are stunning, yes, but what I admire is her ability to model pretty one day and then totally punky the next. She's the definition of a versatile model. She makes the clothes look good, and the clothes return the favor.
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Being the celebrity clone-finder that I am, I have a fresh bunch of celebrity clones for you. First up, model Lisa Cant and actress Alexis Bledel. The similarity in their big, round baby blue eyes is undeniable, as is their rounded facial structure and fair skin. What's more, they're both delicate and doll-like. They can easily pass as sisters. If that were the case, Alexis would be the older one at 26, and Lisa would be the younger at 23. That's crazy because Alexis' baby face could have fooled me to think she's in her teens.
To see more celebrity clones and to hear what I have to say about Kate Moss and her clone, read more