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Love, Love, Love… Natalia Vodianova

Model, Actress, Designer, Wife & Mother, Philanthropist… Natalia Vodianova is one extraordinary lady.

About Natalia Vodianova…

Born in Gorky, USSR, Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city. As a teenager, Vodianova would help her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand to help her family out of poverty. At the age of 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modelling academy. She was told she would need to learn English to succeed in the business. Vodianova mastered the language within just 3months and by the age of 17 had already moved to Paris and signed with Viva Models.

Career…

Vodianova has walked in over 175 runway shows and appeared in countless editorial spreads for fashion magazines worldwide. She has covered, on numerous occasions, Vanity Fair, Vogue, i-D, W, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Pop, and Tatler, amongst others. This month alone, she graces two covers! Vodianova has been the ‘face’ of many campaigns, including those for; Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Diana Von Fürstenberg, L’Oréal and others. As part of her contract with Etam (the French lingerie label), Vodianova has also designed a lingerie collection each season, under the brand Natalia pour Etam.

Outside Of Modelling…

Vodianova has three children with husband Justin Portman, and has been recognized for her philanthropic contributions. She is a founder and the president of the Naked Heart Foundation, a organisation that strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment for every child living in urban Russia to play in. In November 2010, Vodianova was awarded the Harper’s Bazaar Inspiration of the Year.

Vodianova will soon appear on the silver screen starring opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the romance Belle du Seigneur. Of taking on the role of actress, Vodianova has said: “Acting is an extension of what I do as a model because I never just pose. I always give a bit more.”

For Vogue US May 2011 Issue…

“Model and actress Natalia Vodianova unpacks a cinematic urban summer wardrobe at the iconic Chateau Marmont and finds young Hollywood talents behind every door”, Vogue US.

Natalia Vodianova for Guerlain Rouge S/S 2011

Exquisitely beautiful Vodianova fonts the latest campaign for Guerlain’s Rouge Lipstick Line.

Natalia Vodianova for Forum S/S 2011

Vodianova is joined by Marlon Teixeira, as the face of Forum’s Spring / Summer 2011 campaign. Vodianova and Teixeira sizzle with sexy, sophistication for the Brazilian label.

Who is your favourite model? xx

 

Photos from vogue.com / fashiongonerogue.com / fashionising.com / models.com

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Lawsuits, Controversy & the beautiful Reese Witherspoon all feature…

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Reese Witherspoon’s US Vogue Controversy

Reese Witherspoon graces the May 2011 Vogue US cover and her feature interview has caused a little controversy online. When interviewer Jonathan Van Meter began asking Witherspoon questions about fashion, it is reported she quickly finished his sentence and her tiny comment hasn’t made some of the fashion pack very happy. Van Meter began “People who love fashion often …”, before Witherspoon finished “Lack perspective?” – with apparently a “comically judgmental look on her face”.

Her photo editorial for this issue is spectacular though. Wearing divine gowns by Dior, Narciso Rodriguez, Dolce & Gabbana and more; I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Old-Hollywood glamour and whimsical magic of the shoot! Simply Darling!

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Christian Louboutin Sues For Use Of Red Soles

Last week Christian Louboutin filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent for a pair of YSL red pumps with red soles (pictured far right).  The red suede shoes with matching red soles are apart of the Spring / Summer 2011 collection which also features other coloured soles. Purple shoes with purple soles,  navy shoes with navy soles and so on.

Louboutin began using red soles in 1993 and filed for trademark protection in the US in 2007. In January this year, a lawsuit was also filed against Carmen Steffens of Brazil for the same alleged trademark infringement (heels pictured right).

In an official statement for Carmen Steffens this week it was said, “We are ready to provide unassailable evidence that we have been using coloured soles, especially red, before Mr Christian Louboutin popularised his.”. Watch this space…

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Miu Miu’s Spring / Summer 2011 Ad Cleared

The UK Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has investigated whether the latest Miu Miu campaign is ‘responsible’ to be shown. The campaign starring Kasia Struss, was placed in question for Struss’ slim frame. Two people had complained about the ad citing that the model was “significantly underweight”.

In its official verdict the ASA reported “We considered that the ad was typical of those used for fashion products and that the model did not look significantly underweight. We therefore concluded that the ad was not irresponsible.”

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What is your fashion news this week? xx

photos from grazia.com.au / vogue.com / net-a-porter.com / google images

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It’s 100% Pure Lambswool for Pringle of Scotland

While everyone loves to see today’s top models covering the high fashion campaigns, Pringle of Scotland has released a new ad series that may just capture your heart! Reminding us of where their clothing comes from, Pringle of Scotland features an adorable sheep, with the wool having been shorn into a hat, scarf and jumper… too adorable!

Daphne Guinness: Fashion As Art

Daphne Guinness in collaboration with Barneys New York, will turn fashion into installation art. The Heiress, renowned for her love of high fashion, will be showcasing some of her most exquisite couture pieces in a six week changing window display for the iconic department store. From Alexander McQueen to Gareth Pugh; the finale will be Guinness herself getting dressed and readied for the Met Ball in the store window.

Christophe Decarnin Leaves Balmain

Luxury French fashion house, Balmain, announced Christophe Decarnin has stepped down as Creative Director. It is believed Decarnin’s successor will most likely be someone from within the current design team. Decarnin had been absent from Balmain’s Autumn / Winter 2011 collection show, amid rumours he was in a mental hospital. From the Balmain official statement:

“Balmain’s success in the Decarnin years was based on a relatively simple formula of impeccably tailored jackets, tough pants, T-shirts and sexy beaded dresses — all for staggering sums — and Mr Decarnin may have felt stuck in recent months about his direction. Designers are indeed under a lot of pressure, some of it self-imposed, to create relevant collections. Shy and introverted, with a label that had its admirers and critics, Mr Decarnin may have been more vulnerable than others to that pressure.”

Happy Birthday Dame Vivienne Westwood

As a belated celebration for Dame Vivienne Westwood’s 70th birthday (last Friday April 8th), below are a selection of looks from her signature label’s Autumn / Winter 2011 collection. Entitled ‘World Wide Woman’, the collection celebrates the woman as a guardian of culture, values and the planet. From gold glittery shoes to dark punk-warrior makeup; the collection offered something for every woman’s style…

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a fabulously fashionable week! xx

 

Photos from fashionising.com / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / style.com

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