We want to say a big congratulations to designer Marc Jacobs who will be marrying advertising executive Lorenzo Martone this weekend.
The wedding is taking place in Massachusetts and apparently has a guest list of zero. No doubt they’ll be having a fantastic, and very fashionable, party afterwards though!
The designer has also recently confirmed that he’ll be hosting a party during New York Fashion Week in September, with Lady Gaga as the guest of honour. I can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing. No doubt it’ll be something to blog about!
I’m a big fan of high fives and I’ve just come across the perfect accessory for fellow high-fivers.
These mittens are from designer Kate Spade, sister-in-law of actor and comedian David Spade and the co-founder and namesake of Kate Spade New York.
With winter quickly approaching I would love a pair! I have the image of people walking around wintry cities, huddled up in their warm coats, seeing another person wearing these mittens and then spontaneously high-fiving each other… is this just me?
Annoyingly, they’re very expensive; $95 is far too much to spend on a pair of gloves, especially novelty gloves. Luckily they’re sold out at the moment anyway so I can avoid the temptation!
She has also designed this pair, perfect for hailing a cab!
I’m now trying to think of more witty glove designs… maybe I could take up knitting and make them myself!
I’ve come to believe that all the best discoveries are made during bouts of extreme procrastination. I bet the Greek Philosophers all sat around on rocks all day, remarking on the weather and avoiding their responsibilities – and hey, they came up with some pretty good ideas we still use today, which really only goes to prove my point…
But, rambling aside, I must share the following kitsch, procrastination-inspired find:
It’s a memo pad made to look like a block of wood. Now how amazing is that?!
After Balmain’s sell out Spring/Summer collection took the fashion world by storm this summer, the look appears to be staying with us for at least another season. Stars sporting this trend include Rachel Bilson, SJP, Ashley Olsen and Kate Bosworth and there are lots of ways to wear it, so here are some tips from the Models Direct office…
Keep the fit skinny and low rise
Pair your faded jeans with a vintage rock chick vest/t-shirt
Add a leather biker jacket, military jacket or polish the look with a crisp cut blazer
Dress up your look and make it dancefloor-appropriate with ankle boots, studded/embellished high heels or strappy platforms
Bunch the jeans up at the ankle or roll the hem to show off your footwear
Accessorise with studded or spiked Jewellery
Be Afraid of straps, skulls, ruffles and studs…the more the better!
We’ve been focussing a lot on fashion news and gossip recently so I thought, seeing as we are a modelling agency, we should get some modelling tips up.
Lots of people seem to think that the only attributes you need to become a model are stunning looks and a skinny body. But while this can sometimes be the case (it all depends on the type of modelling) these aren’t the only things that are important. You need to have a good attitude towards your work.
You need to have confidence in yourself. You might be beautiful but you also need to be relaxed and confident in front of the camera, on the runway or with speaking to people, depending on what area of modelling you want to work in. Lots of our models say how nervous they are at the start of an assignment, especially if it’s their first job, but once they relax they have a fantastic time.
Be patient and persevere. Modelling is a competitive industry and so you’ll have to learn to be patient when trying to find work. Photo shoots and other assignments can also mean a long day and some hard work, but no doubt worth it in the end.
You also need self-discipline to keep yourself fresh-faced and healthy; it doesn’t matter whether you’re a high fashion catwalk model or a plus size model. Be aware that modelling could also mean some very early mornings!
If you don’t believe you can do something, it makes it 100 times more difficult to achieve what you’re aiming for. Believe that you can be a great model, and you will be!
2. Be interested
If you’re going on a promotional photoshoot, know what you’re promoting! You can easily do a free Google search and find out information about what a company does or advertises – they’ll be super-impressed you’ve done your research.
3. Follow instructions
The photographer will know exactly what he or she is doing. If you’re not sure, just make sure you’re paying careful attention to everything they’re saying.
4. Use your imagination
If you have to be in character, get into your role and be imaginative about it. It will help make the photos looking fantastic.
5. Have fun
If you’re enjoying yourself, you’ll find it much easier to look natural and relaxed, and that really is the most important thing!
Fashion and jewellery designer Anna-Sara Dåvik featured these gloves in her autumn/winter 2009/10 collection, and Brazilian model Alice Dellal has been seen out and about in a pair, but what do you think of these gloves?
The gloves have fake nails attached to the outside of them, which to me, seems a little strange. I can’t help but think of monster-like gloves that children have in their dressing up boxes!
I suppose sticking fake nails to your gloves is a cheaper alternative to a manicure, but I don’t think it will catch on. She also created some 18 carat fake nails that are made like rings to fit on the top of your fingers.
I’d never heard of Anna-Sara Dåvik until I discovered this creation so I decided to have a look at some of her work. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I liked what I found, especially her Autumn/Winter 2006 collection. She uses quite a lot of pale, earthy colours and creates oversized outfits that just look really comfy. The catwalk at Stockholm Fashion Week was scattered with flowers which suited the 2009 collection perfectly.
At the beginning of this month, fashion and style gurus Gok Wan and Kirsty Drury spent a few days at London’s Gatwick Airport, supplying on-the-spot fashion advice to passers by!
The event aimed to promote the airport as a style destination. A catwalk runway was set up to showcase the clothes and accessories available from the shops at Gatwick. Participating stores included Carvela, Ted Baker and Accessorize.
Kirsty Drury, who has worked as a stylist for the like of Kylie Minogue, Rachel Stevens and Claudia Schiffer, held make-up and fashion ‘masterclasses’ at the airport, drawing on her extensive experience styling celebrities.
Organised by Brando, a PR and experiential agency based in Camden, the company joined forces with advertiser Naked, media planner MindShare and marketing agency DNX. The event was a roaring success.