Distressed Jeans Still Big News This Autumn!

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…

Do:

  • 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

Don’t:

  • Be Afraid of straps, skulls, ruffles and studs…the more the better!
  • Pair with florals or fussy prints
  • Pair with feminine blouses
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans

– Louise @ Models Direct

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Nicole Richie’s Design Career Just Keeps Going!

Nicole Richie’s design career is showing no signs of slowing down despite being heavily pregnant, as she sets out to design a line of clothes and shoes for a spring 2010 launch!

The Models Direct girls are curious as to what the new collection will consist of but no hint has been revealed so far.

For now we will have to be satisfied with her ‘A Pea In The Pod’ maternity line and a second line of ‘House Of Harlow’ custom Jewellery due in November, what a busy lady!

Models Direct: Nicole Richie
Models Direct: Nicole Richie

– Louise @ Models Direct

Sound Activated T-shirts…

Have you seen these yet? These shirts are sound sensitive and act just like the Graphic Equalizer on your stereo; yes, each bar on this one picks up a different frequency and reacts accordingly.

Models Direct: Sound Activated T-shirts
Models Direct: Sound Activated T-shirts

I spotted a guy in one a while back at a gig, but had no idea where they were available from until now. Music geeks and attention seekers can pick one up here.

Features:

  • Black cotton t-shirt with a sound activated illuminating panel.
  • The lights flash in green, yellow and red in time to music and sound.
  • The graphic equalizer T-shirt is available in small, medium and large.
  • The illuminating panel is powered by a detachable battery pack.
  • The battery pack has an on/off switch.
  • The battery pack can be unplugged for washing the T-shirt.
  • The T-shirt is hand wash only.
  • Do not iron the image part!
  • Requires 4 x AAA Batteries (not included).

– Louise @ Models Direct

Jessica Simpson’s New Lingerie!

Jessica Simpson may have made a ‘boob’ with her new lingerie collection.

She signed a deal back in May with ‘Van Dale’ industries but it is unclear who came up with the name for the collection ‘Intimates’. This is of course the same name as Elle Macpherson’s underwear range! Is this a ploy to attract or trick Elle’s customers or am I being cynical? Could this really be considered a coincidence?

When asked about what we should expect from Jessica Simpson’s ‘Intimates’, she said they were ‘feminine and sweet with a hint of fun’.

I wonder what Elle thinks of it all?

Models Direct: Jessica Simpson
Models Direct: Jessica Simpson

– Louise @ Models Direct

Fly Through Your Fitness Routine!

Reebok has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to create Jukari – ‘Fit to Fly’, a workout that combines simple acrobatics with trapeze. Apparently you feel as if you’re flying throughout much of your workout, how cool does that sound?

Mischa Barton is a huge fan, she says “It’s such fun! Spinning on the Fly Set is a new challenge to master and I love how it works my core.”

Classes are held at the Reebok Sports Club, Canary Wharf but will be available nationwide later this summer – find your nearest club here.

Models Direct: Reebok
Models Direct: Reebok

– Louise @ Models Direct

Christina Aguilera to star alongside Cher in new movie

Models Direct: Christina Aguilera
Models Direct: Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera will be begin filming for ‘Burlesque’ in November, a movie where she will play a small town girl who makes it in a Los Angeles burlesque club. This will be Aguilera’s first movie and she is very excited to be working alongside Cher.

“Cher will be starring with me, so it’s very exciting for me to step into that project and I’ll be taking it very seriously, so that’s actually what I am diving into filming over the next few months,” she commented to the Associated Press.

The movie is being directed by Steve Antin, whose brother, Robin Antin, is founder of the Pussy Cat Dolls.

Christina Aguilera is currently recording her new album, which she has described as “futuristic” but she denies being influenced by acts such as Lady Gaga. She has also just launched her own online radio show.

– Louise @ Models Direct

Gucci and Mark Ronson collaborate!

Models Direct: Gucci & Ronson
Models Direct: Gucci & Ronson
Models Direct: Gucci & Ronson
Models Direct: Gucci & Ronson

Self confessed trainer addict (and producer/DJ) Mark Ronson is collaborating with Gucci to design limited edition trainers for their new concept ‘Gucci Icon – Temporary’.

‘Gucci Icon – Temporary’ has been created by Gucci’s creative Director Frida Giannini. It is a ‘pop-up’ trainer store that is set to travel the world stopping in locations such as Paris, London, New York, Tokyo and Berlin, remaining in each city for just a few weeks.

The store will stock all 18 of the Gucci/Ronson trainer designs, 16 for men, 2 for women, which were inspired by each of the cities due to be visited.

Gucci’s iconic GG logo and famous red and green stripe has been incorporated by Frida Giannini in the new trainer designs. It will be interesting to see Ronson’s contribution.

‘I spent many, many years as an avid sneaker collector, so I wanted to make sure these Gucci shoes were truly special from an aesthetic and collectable point of view,’ he commented to – http://www.wwd.com/ WWD .

– Louise @ Models Direct