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What better way to kick off the weekend than with a bit of joyful baby news!
After announcing her pregnancy at the start of the year, Mini Anden has confirmed earlier today that she has just given birth to a son named Felix Shroeder. Mini and her husband Taber welcomed their first born as many models do, sharing a precious shot via Instagram and Twitter.
“Our son Felix is here and we’re madly in love,” tweeted Mini along with a snapshot of her son’s teeny tiny foot. How sweet!
We’re so happy for Mini and her growing family and wish them all the best during this exciting time! Congratulations Shroeder family!
Models: they’re regularly tapped to front fragrance campaigns, but it’s not every day that they’re the founders of their own line of scents. While getting her start in fashion and modeling at the ripe age of 15, Hawaiian-born Leilani Bishop was once a favorite model of photographers Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel and Arthur Elgort, earning campaigns with everyone from Gap and Tommy Hilfiger, to Versus. After a decade of fashion globetrotting, Leilani headed back to Hawaii with her family and it was there among the island’s lush gardens that her second life’s passion would take form.
In a marriage of natural creativity and what she calls “an obsessions with flowers,” the Leilani Bishop Collection of fragrance oils was born from the former model’s Hawaiian upbringing, 80 acres worth of verdant farmland, her beachy sensibility and her connection to fashion and traveling. “I’ve never really been much of a perfume person,” Lelani tells us during a stop by our office last week. But I love flowers.” Influenced by their sensuality, Leilani set out to create three single-note fragrances that are, like fresh flowers, beautiful, unique and a treat to the senses. To start there’s the Pikake, which bears its name from the tropical white jasmine flower deemed the “Flower of Love” by a legendary Hawaiian princess. An evocation of warm sunshine, a sweet island breeze and heritage above all else, the intoxicating fragrance captures everything we’ve come to associate with a heavenly escape. From there, the line expands including Lilac, an oil dedicated to Leilani’s move to the East Coast, to Long Island to be exact, and orange blossom, the exotic, lively scent informed by the Mediterranean orange groves of Lelani’s early model travels. Like the Pikake, Lilac and Orange Blossom are clean, pure fragrances that are feminine as they are expressive of a larger journey.
“I think we’ve all had this experience, where I’ll walk into a room and smell something and then all of a sudden I’m 10 years old again and I’ve been transported to this totally different place,” says Leilani. “I do believe that when I am missing Hawaii, I’ll wear the Pikake more and when I want to feel more exotic, I’ll wear the Orange Blossom more often. And same with the Lilac when I’m thinking about springtime in the Hamptons—there’s nothing quite like that. I think that’s also why I stuck to the simplicity and cleanness of the single note scent because I really do love the scent memory—it’s so powerful.”
Adding to that allure are the oils’ breathtaking glass bottles, which have been designed by Leilani herself. As an avid antique collector, Leilani felt inspired by the spirit of vintage Bourjois perfume vials, not to mention one of our own pop-culture obsessions, Mad Men. ” I’ve been obsessed with Mad Men lately and just the whole opulence of that era— especially the perfume bottles,” explains Leilani. “Honestly, if I could have, I would have done it the way I like to apply oil, which is with just my finger. But, I felt that just wasn’t as commercially acceptable or as easy to translate into everyday life and the roll-on was really the next best way to channel that. It’s a little bit more sexy if you’re doing it in public. It’s a more intimate experience, but it also lends itself back to that time and how women used to scent themselves. If you watch Mad Men, women had these crystal bottles and they used the stoppers to apply the oils. So, I think the way a woman applies her oils can be beautiful and sexy and something of a ritual. And actually, if I end up doing a higher-end spray, I’ll probably do something with the squeeze bottle, which is still a more involved ritual.”
And while her powerful oils are reminiscent of summers past, Leilani is equally excited about the coming summer, during which she’ll be jet-setting with her husband, Jack Luber and their 11-year old son, Cassius, to Italy, followed by a stay at Yosemite. “I’ve always payed attention to different scents and the smell of the air around me,” says Leilani. “I’m really excited to go to Italy and see what the scenery and scents provoke in me.”
The trio of incredible floral scents are among our top olfactory obsessions and something tells us that with just one whiff of these lively, summer-infused scents, you’ll find it hard to disagree! The Leilani Bishop Collection of fragrance oils are produced in the States and each come in a discrete roll-on glass vial that travel just as well in your evening clutch as your oversized beach bag. Visit leilanibishop.com for more product information.
@modelinia: Look of the Week: Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Anne V or Harley Viera-Newton
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With a week jam-packed with late-night parties and red carpet festivities, choosing today’s Look of the Week turned out to be easier said than done. That’s why we’re going to try something new today. Rather than having our editors select their favorites looks, we’re asking all of our fabulous readers (that means you) to pitch in and vote for your favorite model look! Choose between Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Anne V all wearing Christian Dior at Monday night’s American Ballet Theater Opening Night Gala in New York City; or choose Harley Viera-Newton wearing Giulietta and DVF accessories at the A SMALL WORLD Relaunch Weekend in Morocco. Cast your vote by clicking on the image above and we’ll announce the final winner on Monday. The looks are all theirs, but the choice is yours!
Amidst of Fashion Week in September 2011, Elettra Wiedemann brought delicious, healthy meals to Lincoln Center with the launch of her first pop-up restaurant, “Goodness,” created with chef Ed Brown. Now, as promised, Elettra’s “Goodness” has returned to the scene and this time around, you won’t need to battle the crowds to experience the model’s scrumptious skills!
Premiering on Vogue‘s YouTube channel this morning, “Elettra’s Goodness,” is the model/philanthropist’s latest culinary venture, featuring good food, good conversation and all within the comfort of our own homes— or office if you’re like us and you simply can’t wait until the end of the day to get in on the yumminess!
While a number of A-list stars are set to appear on the show, for her debut webisode, Elettra is joined by actress and wife to Ryan Reynolds (yes, we’re also incredibly jealous), Blake Lively, as they set out to recreate one of her favorite recipes: sausage and brie puff pastry with shallot confit, a fig and raspberry compote and balsamic drizzle. Tempted yet? We sure are!
While chatting about Blake’s lack of recipe use and love for flavored balsamics, the two baking beauties also get in on the topic of fashion and home decorating, a definite topic of interest to the certified style stars.
“I dream of being able to re-tile the kitchen,” says Elettra. “I don’t even know why, I just always wanted to know how to do that.”
“My sister did it her bathroom,” adds Blake. “It was really impressive because she was in her Louboutins and re-tiling her bathroom. ”
“That’s just a day in the life of the Lively family. You know, no big deal” laughs Elettra.
It’s that sort of adorable girl talk that makes us almost forget that these two gorgeous ladies are actually preparing an amazing dish worthy of a high Michelin rating. Just as Blake tells a story about her experience cooking with the head pastry chef at New York City’s famed restaurant, “Per Se,” her and Elettra are also rolling out pastry dough and cracking eggs with one hand— and just look at that ring! And based on Elettra’s satisfied smile after taking her first bite, the results are just as stunning as Elettra and her pal Blake.
We’re just one episode in and already, we’re obsessed with this super cute, culinary confection! If you haven’t already subscribe to Vogue‘s YouTube channel to see who Elettra teams up with next (hint: Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers and Grace Coddington are all on board!) and watch the first episode starring Blake Lively below!
Rooney Mara is about as ‘downtown’ as they come, so it makes perfect sense that Calvin Klein should tap the actress to front the campaign for its new urban-themed fragrance! ~ Huffington Post
Another week, another Galliano rumor. Now it is being reported that the former Dior designer is shopping for a tell-all TV interview with a prominent US talk show! ~ Telegraph
With news of David Beckham’s retirement causing a media firestorm this week, the fashion world is rife with speculation as to what this could possibly mean for the former footballer’s fashion aspirations and international brand! ~ Vogue UK
It looks like Nigel Barker is the latest fashion star to get bitten by the beauty bug, as the famed photographer and reality TV host announces plans to launch two full-range beauty lines! ~ WWD
$1 million worth of Chopard diamonds that were intended to be loaned out to celebrities for red carpet appearances at the Cannes Film Festival have been reported as stolen! ~ Telegraph
Add a dose of healthy drama to your life this season with beauty’s best-rated volumizing mascaras, thickening serums and over-the-top falsies! Shop our editors’ favorite new products and make lush lashes yours this season! ~ Modelinia
Rules about when and where you can wear white-well, we abandoned those along time ago. In fact, we had our white jeans on under our winter coats back in March. While you may have already been a white for all seasons girl, spring and summer are really when white reigns supreme: there is just something about the way a clean bright dress looks against nicely sun-kissed shoulders. We may not have our tans up to par just yet, but we’re getting a jumpstart by shopping for our all white looks now. Some of our favorite models have all been seen sporting the look, as of late, including Joan Smalls in a white romper, showing off her gams, and Candice S in a sleek white look that won her our Look of The Week. When it comes to what kind of white we’re into, we love it all, from embroidered jeans with beach vibes, to kooky white cowgirl boots. Whatever you’re skin tone is, whether you’re funky or classic, incorporate white into your wardrobe starting now-and don’t be afraid to embrace the shade from head to toe, just add some color with you’re accessories, and you’ll be blinding them with style.
Get to shopping!
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If there’s one thing that Cara Delevingne knows how to do, it’s how to get people talking! Whether she’s stomping it out on the runway, flaunting her bare derriere for all of the world to see, or paling around with the likes of Rihanna and Rita Ora, Cara never fails to steal the spotlight with her mischievous ways. It should come as no surprise then that Yves Saint Laurent would use Cara’s scene-stealing nature to their advantage in its latest campaign video, casting her in a role that she was born to play— fashion’s newest wild child!
Armed with a tube of YSL’s new Babydoll Mascara, Cara makes her beauty campaign debut in a very titillating short film in which she reveals the two sides to her larger-than-life personality: that of the proper lady caught primping her luscious lashes, and of course, the life of the party. Watch as she gallivants around town with her perfectly defined lashes, skateboarding in pumps in one and sharing a steamy kiss with not one, but two er, unexpected dates in another. And this is all after a little topless chair posing, some heavy-duty PDA and just a bit of tabletop dancing.
Feeling intrigued yet? Well, you should be! Aside from all of the naughty-good fun, Cara is undeniably stunning in her sexy YSL gear, berry-hued lip and very retro-chic cat-eye look. With her eyelashes a-flutter and that devil-may-care spirit about her, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than living it up Cara style!
Yves Saint Laurent’s new Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll Mascara won’t hit the beauty counters until May 22nd, but you can catch all of the Cara’s wild antics in the video below!