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Models-Turned-Designers : My Top 10

Hi Poutlings

Model-turned-designer is not a new phenomenon, on the opposite there are more models who turn to brands to expose their horizons and give their followers something (clothes, jewellery or shoooooes) designed in their signature style. Some may argue that it’s a disdain for true skill and craft of a designer, others would agree that some models bring their own unique vision into collection.

ANJA RUBIK

Anja Rubik in an ad campaign for her shoe & accessory line with Giuseppe Zanotti

Anja Rubik in an ad campaign for her shoe & accessory line with Giuseppe Zanotti

One of the most recent collaboration collections was designed by Anja Rubik, who I’ve previously blogged on before, along with Giuseppe Zanotti. The model and designer shared their “skills and ideas” in Giuseppe’s brand creating a 6-style footwear line and a handbag. The collection turned out beautiful as it often happens, Anja modeled the entire line herself.

This is not the first of Anja’s designer endeavors though as she already had an experience creating an accessory collection for Quazi in 2011.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley models her Marks & Spencer Spring/Summer 2013 lingerie collection

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley models her Marks & Spencer Spring/Summer 2013 lingerie collection

Rose Huntington-Whiteley expressed her desire to design on more than one ocassion but thanks to retailer Marks & Spencer and its lingerie department head Soozie Jenkinson, Rosie’s dream came true and she already launched her second lingerie line with the store. The line is full of pink sets, robes and babydolls.

Rosie also expressed a desire to do some “designing” in five or ten years and wants to have jewellery, lingerie and cashmere lines. Well, she’s got one of them already.

HELENA CHRISTENSEN

Helena Christensen models her lingerie collection for Triumph

Helena Christensen models her lingerie collection for Triumph

Helena Christensen is an original supermodel who has been on numerous magazine covers and in ad campaigns but she also tried her hand at design when she created a lingerie line for Triumph. the line included some printed pieces, sexy lace tops and black strappy styles.

Now Christensen has got her eyes on a bag line she is set to launch in September with Belgium bag brand Kipling. the collection will include eleven styles and focus on floral print.

IMAN

Iman models an Arm Candy bag from her Global Chic line

Iman models an Arm Candy bag from her Global Chic line

Supermodel I”man is true style and fashion icon so it’s no wonder she has her own fashion line. Launched in 2011 with HSN Globalc Chic is a line of statement jewellery and accessories at affordable prices.

Iman thinks that jewellery and accessories add a lot more to the outfit and thus without them one “can never be fully dressed”.

NATALIA VODIANOVA

Natalia Vodianova in ad campaign for her Etam lingerie collection

Natalia Vodianova in ad campaign for her Etam lingerie collection

Natalia Vodianova just recently launched her second footwear collection with the Russian shoe brand Centro. The model designed the classic pumps to raise money for her charity Naked Heart Foundation.

The model has also been given an oppurtunity to design heer own lingerie colections at Etam in 2009, which she used quite successfully.

LILY ALDRIDGE

Lily Aldridge models her collection for Velvet by Graham & Spencer

Lily Aldridge models her collection for Velvet by Graham & Spencer

Victoira’s Secret Angel, Lily Aldridge has just recently designed a thirteen-piece collection with Velvet by Graham & Spencer. The model was asked to do a line after working ten years with the brand,

The line consists of dresses, casual tops and a military style jacket that can easily be introduced into a basic summer wardrobe.

GISELE BUNDCHEN

Gisele Bündchen models her own lingerie line

Gisele Bündchen models her own lingerie line

Gisele Bundchen created a whole empire with all the lingerie, footwear, clothing and beauty lines she launched. The world’s richest supermodel has an iPANEMA Gisele Bundchen sandal line, Gisele Bundchen Brazillian Intimates lingerie brand, and a beauty line under her belt.

But that’s not all she’s done. The model designed a clothing line with a Dutch retailer C&A in 2011 that included dresses, cropped blazers and other items.

SOPHIE DAHL

Sophie Dahl models her own collection for Brora

Sophie Dahl models her own collection for Brora

Sophie Dahl is another model who tried her hand in design. She created a line with a cashmere brand Brora, which consists of thirteen pieces like a tea dress, cardigans, camisole and others.

Besides her modelling career, Sophie Dahl has written for fashion magazines like US and UK Vogues, Harpers Bazaar and such editorials like The Sunday Times, The Observer and The Guardian.

KATE MOSS

Kate Moss for Topshop Final Collection, Fall 2010

Kate Moss for Topshop Final Collection, Fall 2010

Kate Moss has been collaborating with Topshop for three years producing 14 collections in total from 2007 to 2010. Her lines included numerous minidresses and jackets. She released he last collection in 2010 along with Kate Iconic, a capsule line of her most popular designs.

Moss’ designs reflected the models style – a mix of grunge and boho chi – but there were also collections in nontypical for model floral prints and more feminine styles.

GEORGIA MAY JAGGER

Georgia May Jagger launches Hudson by Georgia May collection at Neiman Marcus

Georgia May Jagger launches Hudson by Georgia May collection at Neiman Marcus

Georgia May Jagger tried herself in denim design when she created a line for Hudson Jeans. The model designed a twenty-piece collection with a different cut that the usual Hudson jeans taking inspiration from her mom’s vintage jeans.

So… should models turn into designers? Do you think they do any of the actual design work or just tell the real designers, “THAT’S NICE… I’LL PUT A RING ON IT, MY NAME ON IT”… ? Is it just another money making raquet, like the fragrance market? Does it mean something else? Am I missing the point? Must I stop asking so many questions?

x missfitz

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Hit or Miss? Micaela Schaefer

Hiya Poutlings

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Meet, Micaela Schaefer, the Courtney Stodden of Germany… well from the very little that I’ve read about her anyway. My reasoning for that statement is that, Courtney Stodden would be the only other person in the whole world that would do this… posing in the middle of a square in Berlin wering only black ribbon, red wrapping paper, and the half of a heart-shaped chocolate box (on her box? sorry, she was looking for that!) would attempt to pull of a sophisticated and demure ensemble like this.

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As the most shiny human rhinestone in Germany, Micaela, gave everyone in Berlin an early Valentine’s Day gift when she threw a craft project on her body and posed for the paps in a square the other day. If a discount lingerie store put on a Victoria’s Secret-like fashion show in the parking lot of a shuttered down mall and only had a budget of about R50, this is what would come stomping down the runway during the finale of the show.

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Micaela Schaefer looks like a cross between a broken down float from the saddest gay pride parade ever and a depression era Victoria’s Secret model. In other words, this look is certainly redefining the meaning of luxury.

…on a serious note – DO PEOPLE HAVE NO DAMN SHAME ANYMORE? Clearly not.

Happy early Valentine’s Day. Don’t be a bore… or bitter.

*missfitz

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ANJA AMBROSIO : The Youngest Supermodel Ever?

FIRST THING IS FIRST…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SANDYLASHXX XXX

Hiya Poutlings

When your mother happens to be Alessandra Ambrosio, modeling is in your genes. So does that make Alessandra’s 4 year old daughter Anja the youngest super model ever after appearing in the new London Fog campaign?

The fashion industry has been cracking down on the use of underage moels. Vogue has put put out a Health Initiative stating that they are no longer using underage models. I’m skeptic considering their track record. But that is beside the point. The point of this post is Anja.

Some kids were just born to model and others were born from models. It looks like Anja has a little bit of both worlds as she lands her first campaign for London Fog starring alonside her mama.

Considering Alessandra walked last year’s Vicotoria’s Secret fashion show secretly two months pregnant with her son Noah, her children have been getting accustomed to runways and photoshoots from the womb. Alessandra told the Telegraph her thoughts on her children modeling at a young age stating:

“Having my daughter steal the spotlight is pretty funny and I just love it. I’m so proud of her.”

So do we have a mini Vicotoria’s Secret Angel in the making? If Anja continues to land high profile gigs like this then by the time she is 12-13 she could be following her mothers footsteps on the runway. But you know what they say, you have to crawl before you can catwalk. That being said, just keep an eye out for Anja over the next couple of years and when she becomes as big as her mother we will smugly say, we told you so.

*missfitz

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Miss Swanepoel for Agua de Coco Swimwear

Hiya Poutlings!!

It seems like Candice Swanepoel is following in the footsteps of Miranda Kerr and becoming an extremely versatile model. She no longer demonstrates only Vicky’s Secret designs. She walks on the runway, graces magazine covers and represents a number of fashion brands, including Agua de Coco, which has recently released their new swimwear collection. Just in time for all us Southern Hemisphere-rs to get even more excited about the impending summer that is on the way. I wonder if Miss Swanepoel plans to come and strut some of her stuff on her local South African beaches….

If anyone has any informaiton on this, I will be sure to lock myselfs indoors and cry on that day. #justsaying

Posing on a fantastic looking beach, I REALLY wish I knew where this beach is… Candice Swanepoel looks sexy and beautiful as always! She wears everything from single piece suits to barely there bikinis. Monokinis with cutouts, two-piece bikinis with high waisted bottoms, bandeau styles and a number of beachwear items including perforated shirts, colourful bodysuits and maxi-skirts.

Do you love?

**missfitzz

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Alessandra Ambrosio and Her Little Angels

Heya Poutlings!

I think it must be hard work to just be an ordinary mother, the whole process of falling pregnant, giving birth, having a new born baby to look after really puts me off, that is why all women who have gone through this and raised somewhat sound minded children, and women that want to do this, you’ve got a hell of a lot more BALLS than I do!

That being said, can you imagine performing all these tasks and constantly being under the public eye and having people comment about what you SHOULD be doing, and why what you’re doing is wrong. That must be pretty damn soul crushing, and anyway, its none of anyone elses business how you choose to raise your own children. As long as you are not harming them in anyway, shape, or form.

Alessandra Ambrosio is constantly being followed by the paparazzi and they have recently snapped her in Malibu, where she is living in her summer home with her fiance, who is a businessman, Jamie Mazur.

Here she is pictured by paparazzi sitting in the son last week Friday holding her 3 month old, Noah and protecting his eyes from the sun while giving him lots of kisses.

She had been spotted taking her little girl, who to me looks a hell of a lot like her, its like Alessandra’s mini me!! She is called Anja and she is 3 years old and she went with her model-mama to the beach.

And then Alessandra was spotted shopping with her very own Mama at Malibu Country Mart with her two babies.

She looks amazing, I mean that figure ONLY gave birth to a healthy baby in MAY!!! That’s only about 3 months ago!! Besides her mommy-duties she has apparently been on a rigorous yoga regime to ensure she gets her figure back after giving birth in preparation for a launch of the Victoria’s Secret store in London later this month.

Fair play to her, she really is looking absolutely fantastic.

**missfitzz

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