Thursday, 31 December 2009

Modelling for SubSeventy was Great Fun for Model Jamie

SubSeventy is a golf clothing company that aims to ‘funk up your game’. When they needed a man to model clothes on the website, they came to us. They wanted someone aged twenty-five or over, who was over 6ft and fit and healthy looking.

Jamie was the man chosen to model the stylish sportswear and the photos are featured on the website. This was his first assignment with Models Direct since signing up in June.

He gave us some feedback on how the photoshoot went.

“It went very smoothly and ran on time, the whole experience was very professional,” Jamie informed us. “It was good fun and I was treated well by the photographer.” He said the best thing about the assignment was being paid to have fun.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Lovely Day Out in Cambridge for Models Jacky and Kevin!

Mature models Jacky and Kevin spent the day modelling around Cambridge for This is Deep design company on behalf of their client, Aviva.

It took a while for Gill and Malcolm from This is Deep to find the perfect models but they eventually found the perfect models. Jacky, Kevin and another model Lorraine spent a day being photographed in restaurants, walking by the river and punting to produce images for future publicity materials.

The three Models Direct models and the client's team all got on well and all enjoyed the assignment.

“The assignment was fantastic, fellow models were lovely company and conversation flowed easily,” Jacky reported back to us. “The photographers were very easy to work for and were appreciative.”

She did have one small complaint though. There was a lot of walking involved and she wished she had worn some more appropriate shoes!

We also asked her what she would say to other older people who are considering taking up modelling in the spare time.

“If they were at all suitable and keen I would encourage them to apply to agencies for selection,” Jacky said. “I learned today that agencies need a wide selection of types and ages, and the models I met today had enjoyed all their assignments. Unreasonable demands are not placed by clients and certainly today was lovely.”

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Would you want to be covered in body paint?!

Last month Candice from Cyates Photography came to us looking for a model to take part in a rather unusual assignment. The perfect male model had to be slim with great features and someone who wouldn’t mind being covered in body paint!

The photographic assignment was for an art project shoot and it was model Glyn who was selected. He told us that body paint was a new area of modelling for him but that it was very good fun.

We also got a great response from Candice. When Models Direct asked how the assignment went she told us: “Great! The model was right on time and extremely easy to work with. The model had a great positive attitude.”

We haven’t seen the photos yet but if they’re anything like the rest of Cyates Photography’s work they’ll be fantastic! You can have a browse on the website here, our favourites are of boats stranded in the sand.

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Friday, 11 December 2009

Home Sweet Home!

Cross Key Homes needed models to look like a family and so it was perfect when they found brother-sister modelling duo Gabrielle and Perry. Along with Victoria and Vaughan playing mum and dad, they all enjoyed and afternoon photoshoot.

The housing association had originally tried using residents for the photoshoot, which was to promote a housing scheme, but they turned to Models Direct when they didn’t achieve the high standard they were looking for.

This was the siblings’ first taste of modelling and they both enjoyed the assignment, which involved having a pillow fight and playing around the house and garden.

Gabrielle and Perry’s dad, who went along to the photoshoot, told us that the children had lots of fun and that they both thought the experience was fantastic.

Perry, Gabrielle, Vaughan and Victoria play a happy family.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Models Direct Christmas ‘Tails’



Earlier in the year, Models Direct provided Refinery Photography with these pet models for the Kleeneze Christmas catalogue. As Christmas is quickly approaching, now seems an appropriate time to post the photos!

Rudi the cat and Enrique the dog had to get in the Christmas spirit early as this festive photoshoot took place in June!

Both of the pets’ owners were pleased with the assignment, especially Rudi’s owner Joanne as she had only signed up the day before.

What do you think of the photos? Here at Models Direct we think they’re adorable!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Models Direct Models Play Blushing Brides for Wedding Dress Designer

Here at Models Direct, the girls think they’ve found their dream wedding dresses, and two of our models were lucky enough to try them all on!

Emma Hunt wedding dresses are stunning. “Made with precision and care the dresses are a beautifully designed mix of vintage inspiration & clean lines creating styles that are exquisite and timeless,” as it says on the website.

Emma was looking for models to attend a casting for a photoshoot for her London bridal boutique’s website and to be used at a designer wedding fair. There was a week of castings, attended by models from various agencies. In the end it was two Models Direct models, Karolina and Biljana, who were selected.

Both girls were really happy when they found out they’d been picked and enjoyed a full day photoshoot modelling the dresses.

Check out Emma Hunt’s website to see more photos from the day.



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Monday, 23 November 2009

Models Direct's Elena Models Clarisonic Products for Positive Communications

One of our models spent four afternoons demonstrating the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, which has just been released in the UK. The brush uses a massage action to cleanse the skin.

“These days, people are using sunscreens daily, long-lasting makeup and self-tanners, so it’s imperative to properly cleanse the face if you want clear skin,” says dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch in one online article. "Dirt, oil and bacteria left on the skin can wreak havoc, and without clean pores, treatment products like acne fighters and anti-ageing moisturisers are less effective.”

As part of its launch, model Elena was asked to sit in front of journalists while the skincare range was demonstrated on her. The assignment took place over a week and the Models Direct model really enjoyed the experience.

“I am extremely happy to have been selected for this assignment,” Elena reported back to us. “I had a great time.”

What was the best thing about the assignment?

“The best thing was the fact that after only five days of working with a team of four people I felt like we grew a friendship… we all genuinely wish we meet again to work on other projects together.”

Elena also found the assignment very informative, learning more about her skin and how to look after it.


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Thursday, 19 November 2009

A Fancy (Dress) Assignment for Models Direct

Everyone loves dressing up in fancy dress and it was no different for Models Direct models Dionne and Laura. Centre Stage turned to Models Direct when they required models to pose in various fancy dress outfits for the website.

Centre Stage were looking for two female models, one a size 10-12 and one plus size model for the photoshoot. Models Direct take on models of all sizes so this was no problem at all. The outfits they were modelling included pirate and 70s disco styles. Laura also modelled a number of wigs.

From the photos it certainly looks like the women had great fun and we’re pleased that the models’ feedback reflected this. “It was great,” Dionne told us. “I really enjoyed doing this work. Seventies was the best.”

Laura also enjoyed modelling for Centre Stage. “The assignment was pretty fun and in a very relaxed atmosphere,” she reported. “The lady that the assignment was for was very nice and made us very welcome and comfortable.”

Sounds like they had a great day!

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Models Direct Supports their Local Businesses

Earlier this year, and in 2008, Models Direct worked with Yarmouth Stores Ltd, just a short journey from the Models Direct head office. The company provides uniforms, protective clothing and general work clothes for various industries.

On these two occasions Laura and Jenny were picked to model different types of uniforms, including nurse and beauty salon outfits, to demonstrate the products on the website.

We had some excellent feedback from the client, who told us that Laura was a credit to Models Direct and that Jenny was perfect for the shoot. We’re always pleased when assignments go this well.

Earlier in the month, Yarmouth Stores came to us again, this time looking for a male model. Adam was the model chosen and was photographed wearing a variety of work wear and uniforms.

“I thought it all went really well and more importantly I think the client was really pleased with how much we got through” says Adam. “I really enjoyed my role and felt comfortable in what was being asked of me. I’m looking forward to seeing what's next.”

It’s always nice to get good feedback from assignments. Here are a couple of pictures of the lovely Adam, Jenny and Laura from their assignments.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Models Direct model selected for assignment the day after signing up!

Twenty year old model Georgina was recently selected for a student fashion shoot, just one day after she signed up with Models Direct.

The shoot took place at Warwick College and the photographer, Selma Goksen, said that the assignment went well and that she was happy with the results. Georgina will receive promotional images from the day, which could help to boost up any portfolio she may decide to put together in future.

Models Direct are always delighted when their models get chosen for assignments so soon after signing up.

“Georgina had just the look that our client was after, so she was an obvious choice when putting models forward for this assignment” said Models Direct bookings manager Lisa “We are of course very pleased that both our client and our model are so happy with how the day went”.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A Great British Holiday With Models Direct!

Earlier in the summer, Models Direct worked with long-running holiday company, Shorefield Holidays.

For models Stuart and Sarah, this assignment probably didn’t seem much like work at all! Shorefield Holidays Limited were looking for models to act as a couple visiting the holiday park in Milford on Sea, Hampshire. For this they were asked to take part in some of the facilities that are offered, for example, fishing, swimming in the pools and simply enjoying a nice dinner.

As you can see from the pictures, Sarah and Stuart had great fun on the assignment, we’re not surprised!

They did encounter one problem however. On the day that the photoshoot was originally planned for there was a huge thunderstorm. While this might have reflected the British summer rather well, it obviously wasn’t a good look for the holiday brochures!

Sarah told us:

“It felt great as it was my first assignment with Models Direct and I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to be the best that I could be. If you are interested in modelling of any sort, feel confident in front of a camera and enjoy meeting people then put yourself out there and give it a go.”

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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Models Direct Goes Cosmic!


Here at Models Direct we’ve built up a good relationship with Japanese hair salon Cosmic Link, and have supplied them with models on a number of occasions.
In September, we had our fourth assignment with them, for which they needed three inexperienced female models with a European look and well looked after hair.

Georgie, Hayley and Katharine were the chosen three and couldn’t wait for the assignment. They must have felt like stars when Japanese hairdressers flew over to cut, style and photograph their hair. Now they are all excitedly waiting to see the final photographs.

As with the other assignments with Cosmic Link, the language barrier made things a bit more difficult than the regular modelling assignment but the models soon found this didn’t stop their enjoyment.



Did you know? Some hairdressing facts from around the world

In Japanese hair salons, you will have your face covered by a cloth when having your hair washed. This is due to the close proximity between you and the staff member. The lower half of the body is also covered to avoid any indecent exposure!

In Hungary the most common hairstyle request is Rihanna. Followed by Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes.

In Canada, one out of twenty hairdressers rent the chairs for their salon!

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Friday, 23 October 2009

A Good Day at the Office for Models Direct!

Chameleon Design and Media came to Models Direct on behalf of ACCO to find models to help launch a new conference product. Of course we were happy to help!

ACCO needed three models who looked like they could play the part of management professionals, and lucky models George, George and Sarah were selected. They took part in a morning photoshoot, acting as if they were in a business meeting demonstrating the new product.

As the specifications of the assignment were changed at the last minute, we had to work hard to find exactly the right models. George Reade was confirmed the night before the assignment took place!

All of the models had a great time, and said the best part of the assignment was the interaction with the photographer and other models. Model Sarah said this about the day: “It was fun with good company and great direction.”

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Promising Male Model Praises Leading Agency: Models Direct.

Twenty-four year old Chris Kingdom, from Leytonstone in London, had a ball on his last assignment for Models Direct. The attractive young model spent two days playing a ‘Gordon Gecko’ character at The Insight Show in the Grand Hall at The Olympia.

He had his hair slicked back, wore a suit with red braces and held a brief case to add to his character. Chris told us that he had enjoyed the role play element to the assignment, commenting, “It was a fun couple of days! It was nice to be working for a good company and to get more work from Models Direct”

Models Direct represent a huge variety of models, connecting those who are selected by clients to businesses everyday, Chris is one of those success stories.

Not everyone is selected by clients that they are put forward to by MD, this is because often the client has a very specific idea of what they are looking for and the modelling industry is notoriously competitive.

However, Managing Director of Models Direct, Damian O’Conner, says “A simple way to raise your chances of impressing the companies we supply, is to keep your promotional images on the MD sites updated regularly. Models Direct do not expect or charge for professional photographs and you can update your own photographs as often as you like, on up to three websites.”

So, do you always have to be stunning, tall, young and slim to be a model??

“I think modelling has really opened up over the past decade or so,” says O’Connor. “Advertisers are looking to find a model who reflects the real world, rather than some high fashion ideal. And at the same time, more and more ordinary people of all ages, shapes and sizes are taking steps towards becoming a model.”

We let Chris have the final word to people out there who would like to become a model;

“Go for it, if it’s something you are willing to put time and energy into. It’s great fun and you meet loads of different characters on different assignments!”

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Advantages of Working for Nothing!

When you first start a modelling career it can be a bit daunting, but the more assignments you do the more confidence you gain, making the whole experience more enjoyable. Many models would be grateful for the opportunity to get some more experience at the start of their career, even if it did mean working for free!

This was the case when student Melanie approached Models Direct looking for four models who were willing to participate in a fashion show to raise funds for Cancer Research. Of course we were more than willing to help out and our team had no problem finding the four women to take part.

The lucky models were Rebecca H, Rebecca B, Carly and Emma. This was the first catwalk assignment for all of them and they had a great day. It was made even more special as it was for such a good cause.

“It’s everything I ever wanted to do so being a model for the day felt like the beginning of my dreams” comments Rebecca H. “It was a great experience and I would love to do it again.”

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Models Direct Loves Vivienne Westwood’s Swashbuckling New Collection

Here at Models Direct we’ve been keeping an eye out for exciting collections from the Fashion Weeks and we just had to mention Vivienne Westwood’s men’s collection.

It seems she’s watched Pirates of the Caribbean one too many times as a number of the models are sporting pirate hats and eye-patches. We’re not complaining though, we think the pirate look is a great one, especially at Halloween!

It also appears that she’s taken inspiration from Zorro (masks), Robin Hood (feathered hat), Heath Ledger’s interpretation of the Joker (pale make-up, extended lips) and regressed back to her punk routes(tartan).

After I got over the initial distraction of the accessories I realised the I loved the clothing as well. It’s varied and imaginative, perfectly fitting (for what I assume is) the collection’s theme of ‘Gold and Treasure, Adventure and Exploration’.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Models Direct Heart Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Fledgling designer Victoria Beckham has again won praise from the fashion community following the launch of her latest collection at New York Fashion Week.

As her models walked the runway Victoria talked a small audience of buyers and journalists through each design. For the first time, evening wear was included in the collection, featuring a beautiful red silk gown with a bold black trim.

'So accomplished was the cut; so deftly chosen was the fabric and so masterful the execution that it was hard to believe this was the work of a novice,' said Evening Standard fashion editor Laura Craik.

It seems this former Spice Girl has finally found her niche.
Beckham responded humbly to her success. 'I know I used to be in a pop group and I’m married to a footballer – a very lovely footballer,' she said. ‘But I’m grateful that people are prepared to leave their preconceptions at the door and let the dresses speak for themselves. The sell-through has been amazing.'

Thursday, 10 September 2009

New Direction For Model Pets

There’s a new girl in town! She is a super fit model, with fair hair and distinctive looks and she’s about to earn a five figure sum for her first national advertising campaign.

So who is this mystery fashionista? It’s Bella the ‘Labradoodle’ dog (Poodle-Labrador cross-breed), and she has great representation.

Bella’s owner happens to be one of the highest earning and most experienced fashion models in the world, millionaire business woman and ‘The Beautiful Life’ star, Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson. The designer pooch has just been snapped up by, to be the face of the dog style brand and model their new high fashion collection for ‘todays stylish urban dog’.

Elle Macpherson, who has her own very successful cosmetics and fashion ranges, is often seen walking Bella near their home at Notting Hill and she clearly supports her canine companion’s move into the fashion industry, having reportedly called Dogside in person to accept their offer of a modelling contract on Bella’s behalf.

The brand boasts that their new model has the perfect look for their products and they can’t wait to get her started, showing off their leads, coats, scarves and bowls.

Bella is inevitably being promoted as ‘The Dog’s Body’ in the lead up to their campaign launch.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Models Direct Twin Girls Star In BBC 1 Hit ‘Mistresses’!

Just a month after signing her twin baby girls Gracie and Evie to Models Direct, Mum Julie was contacted by the agency’s assignments department about an exciting opportunity for them, working on the BBC hit series ‘The Mistresses’, Britain’s answer to US series ‘Sex And The City’.

The twins, from Belvedere in Kent, had been selected to play the part of baby Elsa whose mum in the series is the character Siobhan, the ‘hardworking mum whose life isn’t quite what it seems’ played by actress Ola Brady.

Five million viewers tuned in for the launch of ‘Mistresses’ when it first graced our screens back in 2008 and this year saw the second series, which starred the Models Direct baby models. Due to the inclusive nature of Models Direct and the diverse range of looks we are able to offer to clients, we were able to provide the BBC with just the ‘look’ they were searching for!

Whenever the twins went to film at the set in Bristol, Gracie and Evie were given full star treatment by the BBC. They have enjoyed luxurious stays at the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel and chauffeur service whenever they’ve been needed at the studio.

Mum Julie said that the twins had really enjoyed the experience. “We’ve just finished filming the first two episodes of Mistresses Series 2 and the twins loved it! Everyone made them feel very at home and they really enjoyed all the attention and fuss that was made of them. We look forward to doing the rest of the series.”

The models needed for this kind of TV work often require an ‘everyday’ look, which makes it potentially accessible to anyone – it all depends on the specifics of the job and whether your particular look is what the client requires.

If you or someone you know is interested in acting but never went to drama school, it may be worth considering a chat with one of the Models Direct team!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson Wed…

Actress/Model Milla Jovovich and Paul; Anderson tied the knot at an outdoor ceremony in Beverly Hills over the weekend. Milla designed her own dress and looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle in the couple’s own back garden.

Only 50 people attended the gathering, which saw the couple marry with their 20 month old daughter Ever Gabo by their sides.

Milla is reported to want a large family, telling the press ““I definitely want more kids! I grew up as an only child, so I’ve always wanted to have a big family. I don’t know what the future will hold, but knock on wood, I hope it’ll bring me a big family.”

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Umbrella Shoulder Holder

Umbrellas have always annoyed me a bit, and I’ve only recently started using them.. It annoys me that once you’ve got to your destination you’re left with a soaking wet umbrella that ends up making everything else wet. It annoys me even more that when you’re using one you’re only left with hand to do everything else

However, I’ve just found an ingenious invention that helps the latter problem: The Umbrella Shoulder Holder. You attach your umbrella to one end and wrap it around your shoulder, leaving both hands free to carry your shopping, use your phone or root through your bag trying to find change for the bus. Or, you might just be feeling a bit lazy.

This is probably one of the best inventions I’ve come across recently, so simple yet so practical! I say practical but I’m not sure how the device would cope on windy days. I think this could be a ‘you either love it or hate it’ design, what do you think?

The Umbrella Shoulder Holder is available on Amazon Japan and costs about $26.

Make your pet a model with Models Direct!

Many people make the mistake of thinking that the modelling industry is only open to female who are under 25 with legs up to their ears, but the reality is that models of all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicity and personality are constantly required for commercial modelling campaigns for big names such as Asda, BHS and Playstation.

But in fact, it’s not even just people who are needed. There’s a lucrative and lively market for animal models, pets in particular, for a range of products – from dog food tins to scratching posts to services offered by pet behaviour agencies.

Here at Models Direct, the UK’s leading modelling agency, we have a variety of animals on our books – from household favourites like cats and dogs to much more multi-coloured reptiles!

If you think your feline friend could be the next Felix or Whiskas tabby, or if you can see your lovely pup on the packaging of an earth-shattering new toilet roll brand, it’s worth submitting an application to see what we think.

If your pet’s anything like my naughty kitty though, the last thing needed is the ego-boost that would inevitably come from a ‘cat’-walk career!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Dannii Minogue’s Man Lands Modelling Contract

The Sun newspaper reported yesterday that Kris Smith, the 31-year-old rugby player boyfriend of Dannii Minogue, has signed contracts with a major Australian fashion chain.

Kris has modelled only once before but will now be the face of fashion superstore Myer, as well as modelling in their Spring/Summer Collection catwalk shows in Sydney later this week.

Dannii is reportedly thrilled for Kris, and will be flying back to watch him in the catwalk shows. Awww!

Models Direct Loves Snoods

Autumn is approaching quickly and I must admit I’m quite looking forward to donning the woolly jumpers!

Could this be the must have autumn/winter item?

The snood has changed forms over the years; originally it was what we now know as hairnets. The modern snood is the cosy looking combination between a scarf and a hood. As a tube of material it can be worn around the neck as just a scarf, or pulled up over your head to act as a hood or hat as well.

The style has been floating around the catwalks for a while and has recently been seen in Burberry (above) and Missoni collections. Apparently they’re pretty hard to find in the high street shops yet but I’m hoping they’ll be available soon.

In the meanwhile you could always do a Little Edie Beale and wear an upside down jumper over your head.

Another thing, I’m not a huge fan of the name and so I’m (unsuccessfully) trying to think of other word combinations that could be used…

And if you don’t want one for yourself you could always get one for your dog!
This one is $36.00 from COZYHORSE on Etsy.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Some Advice From Models Direct - How To Get The Perfect Portrait

If you’re thinking of applying to be a model be aware that you don’t have to spend loads of money on having a photoshoot, genuine agencies won’t demand that you have professional photographs. When people apply to be a model with us, we ask for a few test-shots including headshots and full length photos which can be taken at home.

So, how can you get the best photos?

Make sure the location is well-lit, if it’s sunny make the most of it and have some taken outside.

Avoid cluttered backgrounds that could draw attention away from you, the photos will look more professional with a simple background. Also, stick to plain coloured clothes and avoid wearing a hat. Remember we want to see pictures of you.

Make sure you have fun! Get some photos of you smiling as well as more posed shots and let your character shine through. We want to see you looking relaxed and happy.

Practice different facial expressions in a mirror by making different sounds such as ‘mmm’, ‘mee’ and ‘haa’. Ok, you might feel a bit silly (especially if someone catches you doing it!) but it will help.

One final point, if you are looking for work as a model with an agency, and are able to, make sure you update your photos regularly so clients can see up-to-date photos, you might be exactly what they’re looking for!

You can find some more tips for achieving the perfect photos here.

Kate Moss to appear on X Factor

Kate Moss has apparently been offered £50,000 to appear as a judge for one episode of the X Factor.

Despite her friendship with new business associate Simon Cowell, the model will be helping Louis Walsh select the groups that will go through to the final. She met him through a charity event earlier in the year and will be jetting off with him to Italy to make the selection.

Ok, so Kate Moss is apparently a huge fan of the show, and has obviously built up friendships with the other judges but does this mean she’s qualified to help choose the finalists? I suppose she did date a rockstar…

One response to an article about this in the Sun newspaper made me laugh, and it pretty much summed up my thoughts: “my neighbour has spent her life around doctors in her hospital cleaning job, but she would say she could perform operations.”

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

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!

Lily Allen’s Change in Attitude

Given Lily Allen’s drastic weight loss and recent contracts with Chanel (BLOG), it’s hard to imagine that this London diva was concerned primarily with fears of superficial celebrity life in January.

‘The Fear’, the lead single from her latest album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, directly refers to ideas about the expectations of celebrities, and particularly women, in society today.

“Now everything’s cool as long as I’m getting thinner,” she muses in the song. Dropping from a size 12 to a size 8 in a matter of months to prepare for her Breakfast At Tiffany’s-esque Chanel photoshoots is certainly an indication that she’s adhering to this standard now.

I think it’s a real shame – we need more ‘real’ women out there. At just 5’ 3”, Lily Allen wasn’t exactly out of proportion at size 12…

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Katie Holmes’ New Clothing Range

Katie Holmes is following in the footsteps of friend Victoria Beckham and is getting ready to launch her hotly anticipated new women’s and children’s clothing lines.

I’ve been a big fan of Katie since her Dawson’s Creek days (although it did go down a bit when she married Tom) and I’m intrigued to see what the collections are like. She often gets a lot of criticism for her outfits; with lots of people stating that her daughter Suri is better dressed than her. This probably explains why people are so interested in her children’s line!

Katie designed the collection with the help of her stylist Jeanne Yang, and it has apparently been inspired by Suri’s quirky style and Jeanne’s two children. The Holmes & Yang collection will only be available in the designer boutique Maxfield in Los Angeles to start off with.

I’m expecting this to cause conflict with Victoria Beckham, and I’m wondering who (if either) is more likely to make it the ruthless fashion industry?

Katie Holmes modelling for Miu Miu

Trend Alert - Brogues!

It seems the ‘borrowed from the boys’ trend is present right down to your shoes this season with the new A-list alternative to ballet pumps and loafers, it’s brogues!

The look is being worn by celebs such as Madonna, Peaches Geldof, Heidi Klum and teen fashionista Emma Watson, to name a few. You can pair brogues with anything from a pretty dress to a pair of rolled hem jeans and here’s where to get yours, courtesy of Elle UK.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Lady Gaga gets Naked for ‘Out’ Mag

Lady Gaga will appear naked on the cover of ‘Out’ Magazine in September, following a ‘50’s B horror movie’ themed shoot with photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. The images are her most revealing yet and in an exclusive cover story she talks about her rise to fame and what it is like to live her life today.

If you are a Lady Gaga fan, it may also interest you to know that she has also been added to the list of performers for MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards, having been nominated for a total of nine awards, including Video of the Year & Best New Artist. The awards air live, from NYC on September 13th at 9pm.