Slick Woods very ‘selective’ when it comes to modelling jobs

Slick Woods carefully considers each job she takes on.The American model, born Simone Thompson, caught the attention of the fashion world with her shaven head, gapped teeth and tattoos, and has since gone on to front campaigns for Moschino and Calvin K…

Slick Woods carefully considers each job she takes on.

The American model, born Simone Thompson, caught the attention of the fashion world with her shaven head, gapped teeth and tattoos, and has since gone on to front campaigns for Moschino and Calvin Klein, while walking the runway for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.

Though her controversial character, particularly her penchant for marijuana, has meant some fashion houses have previously refused to work with her, Slick only takes on jobs she wholeheartedly supports.

“(I’m) selective when it comes to work,” she insisted in an interview with British Vogue. “If I like the s**t, I’m going to represent the s**t. If I don’t like it, if I don’t support it, I don’t back it.”

The 21-year-old is also a recurring figure in Rihanna’s Fenty campaigns, having been tapped to front ads for Fenty Beauty, Fenty x Puma and Savage x Fenty along the way. And though Slick is now a fan of the Barbadian songstress, she admitted that she didn’t have any idols until her fashion career took off.

“(Rihanna) never ceases to amaze me,” the Los Angeles native praised. “(But) I wasn’t a big fan of anyone before I was modelling. I was a teenage a**hole.”

However, the style star believes that social media has made the fashion world more diverse and inclusive, and, therefore, younger fans may feel as though they have more realistic role models to look up to.

“Nowadays, images are more tangible, and people feel like, ‘Oh I can hang out with that girl’, or ‘That girl looks like my cousin, my sister, my brother.’ They don’t show your average beauty,” insisted Slick, who has 517,000 Instagram followers. “My social media is all about making a space for everyone to feel comfortable and express themselves.”

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Emily DiDonato tapped as Biotherm brand ambassador

Emily DiDonato is the new face of luxury skincare brand Biotherm.The American model was previously the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top brands including Miu Miu, Oscar de la …

Emily DiDonato is the new face of luxury skincare brand Biotherm.

The American model was previously the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top brands including Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Longchamp, while making a name for herself on the runway as well.

Emily will now feature in advertisements for the L’Oreal-owned organisation, based on Biotherm’s focus on its patented Life Plankton ingredient.

“I’ve always loved the naturality of Biotherm products,” the 27-year old said in a statement, adding that the new products have proved especially useful in the lead up to her nuptials to fiance Kyle Peterson. “Right now, as I’m putting my skin through the added stress of organising my summer wedding, Biotherm couldn’t have called at a better time.”

Emily’s first campaign will go live in June (18), which will be preceded by an Instagram campaign outlining her five favourite products.

She will join fashion stars Candice Swanepoel and Christy Turlington-Burns, who both currently represent Biotherm, while Emily previously appeared in a Maybelline commercial alongside the latter.

“Smart, she’s not only an influential opinion-shaper in the field of skincare, but also in healthy living,” said Biotherm general manager David Fridlevski. “With her engagement with her community, she’s an absolutely natural choice for Biotherm.”

The Sports Illustrated star certainly takes her health seriously and is even a certified yoga instructor, according to her profile on IMG Models.

“I go to the gym five times a week and love spinning and Pilates. I also watch out what I eat: I only eat healthy stuff like fruits, vegetables and fish,” she previously told German magazine In.

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Grace Elizabeth tapped as Estee Lauder brand ambassador

Grace Elizabeth has been named as Estee Lauder’s latest muse.The Florida-born model is quickly rising up the ranks of the fashion world, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana. Grace has now been named as Estee Laude…

Grace Elizabeth has been named as Estee Lauder’s latest muse.

The Florida-born model is quickly rising up the ranks of the fashion world, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana.

Grace has now been named as Estee Lauder’s new brand ambassador – her biggest gig to date.

“We’re thrilled to welcome rising star @lovegrace_e to the #EsteeLauderfamily! Get to know our newest #EsteeModel,” a representative for the American beauty giant posted alongside a snap of the model on Instagram on Tuesday (15May18). “From gracing the cover of Vogue to walking top fashion runways, our new #EsteeModel @lovegrace_e’s drive and determination make her a true inspiration. Keep an eye out for exciting things to come!”

A series of photographs teasing her upcoming campaign have been posted online, with one showing Grace gazing over her left shoulder while wearing natural make-up and a slick of red lipstick, while another image depicts her lying in a boat while sporting a denim outfit.

Regarding her new high-profile job, the star explained that she was thrilled to be following in the footsteps of longtime brand ambassadors such as models Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy, Kendall Jenner, Hilary Rhoda and ballerina Misty Copeland.

“I am blessed to be a part of such an established brand,” the 21-year-old said in a statement. “The fact that Estee Lauder has been thriving since 1946 speaks for itself. The Estee woman is everything I aspire to be: confident, beautiful, strong, courageous, and an entrepreneur.”

While landing a beauty contract was at the top of Grace’s bucket list, she also added that she has a number of other ambitions too.

“(I dream of) an American Vogue cover, launching my own denim line, skydiving, bungee jumping, cave diving, cliff diving, hot air ballooning, and a vacation in Venice, Italy,” she smiled.

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Elle Fanning makes her catwalk debut as a Miu Miu model

Maleficent star Elle Fanning made her debut as a runway model on Tuesday (06Mar18) as she hit the catwalk for Miu Miu. The actress wowed the style crowd, which included Vogue boss Anna Wintour, in Paris and then admitted her first show for her favouri…

Maleficent star Elle Fanning made her debut as a runway model on Tuesday (06Mar18) as she hit the catwalk for Miu Miu.

The actress wowed the style crowd, which included Vogue boss Anna Wintour, in Paris and then admitted her first show for her favourite fashion house was a pure adrenalin rush.

“Oh my God, it was incredible,” she said afterwards. “You think it’s just walking but it’s not.”

And she revealed her role as a model in Nicolas Winding Refn’s disturbing 2016 movie The Neon Demon helped prepare her for the role as a real-life fashionista.

“I used tips of what (Australian model) Abbey Lee had taught me, of how to walk and the posture of that,” she explained. “But in a movie, you have a lot of takes and you’re not as nervous. If you mess up, it’s OK; but (here) no, because Anna Wintour’s staring at me, and I was like, ‘I’m not messing up’.”

Elle opened the Miu Miu show, which was attended by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, Rachel Brosnahan, Paul Dano and his actress girlfriend Zoe Kazan, and Stranger Things’ David Harbour, who recently returned from an expedition to Antarctica for Greenpeace.

His girlfriend, actress and singer Alison Sudol, was also in the front row at the Miu Miu show after joining the actor on his wintry expedition.

“We took an icebreaker boat down through the Drake Passage, some of the roughest water in the world, which was rather intense,” the Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them star told WWD.com. “Neither one of us are sailors particularly and there was a lot of sea sickness meds going on. We just got back, so this is literally the polar opposite.”

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Roger Vivier appoints new creative director

Roger Vivier has appointed a new creative director.Representatives for the French luxury footwear company announced late last month (Feb18) that Bruno Frisoni was departing his post as head designer after a 16-year tenure, in which he had revitalised t…

Roger Vivier has appointed a new creative director.

Representatives for the French luxury footwear company announced late last month (Feb18) that Bruno Frisoni was departing his post as head designer after a 16-year tenure, in which he had revitalised the label and won over a range of A-list clientele including Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige, and Reese Witherspoon.

And on Monday (05Mar18), it was confirmed that Gherardo Felloni would succeed Frisoni, and unveil his first collection for the brand in September.

“Roger Vivier is the absolute reference of luxury shoes,” Felloni said in a statement. “I have always been fascinated by Mr. Vivier as a master of modernity, his ultimate chic and endless creativity. I feel honoured to be part of Roger Vivier today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Mr. Vivier has always demonstrated.”

Felloni re-posted a link to the announcement on his Instagram page too, adding in the caption that his new gig was a “dream come true”.

The Italian designer started out his career working at his father’s shoe factory, and later went on to work for a number of high-profile labels such as Christian Dior, Fendi and Helmut Lang. He has most recently been a design director of footwear, leather goods and costume jewellery at Miu Miu.

Paris-based Vivier was founded by Roger Henri Vivier, the designer who was credited with the design of the first stiletto heel in 1954 and later built up a reputation for his silk-satin knee-high boots and pumps with silver buckles. The company is now owned by Diego Della Valle’s company Tod’s.

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Chanel recreates enchanted forest for fall 18 show

Chanel has unveiled a collection of chic separates in a naturalistic colour scheme for fall/winter 2018.Creative director Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest line for the luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday morning…

Chanel has unveiled a collection of chic separates in a naturalistic colour scheme for fall/winter 2018.

Creative director Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest line for the luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday morning (06Mar18), with the venue transformed to resemble an enchanted forest.

U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Vanessa Paradis, Lara Stone, Keira Knightley, Carla Bruni and Lily Allen were among the guests, and all sat perched on wooden benches set against a backdrop of trees and scattered leaves, some of which were painted with Chanel’s logo.

To open the show, a model stepped out in a long black velvet coat matched with metallic silver tights and patent leather brogues, with the look followed by a procession of jackets and coats made from heavy black, forest green and navy blue fabrics, with some featuring feather detailing on the shoulders and cuffs.

Lagerfeld included a number of takes on Coco Chanel’s famed boucle tweed two-piece suits, including versions in dark grey, mustard yellow, brown and dark blue, with the outfits accessorised with leather gloves and gold knee-high boots.

The nature theme of the show was further apparent in a line-up of separates featuring a leaf print in autumnal hues of red, green and gold, and a series of black and white dresses printed with maple leaf motifs.

In addition, the designer offered up quilted jackets, heavy scarves, turtleneck tops for the weather conscious fashionista, as well as a number of party-ready garments, with fashion favourite Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a black lace dress with hot pink gloves, while British star Adwoa Aboah turned heads in a purple tweed jacket over a heavy quilted black dress.

To conclude the presentation, Lagerfeld showed a parade of black lace gowns topped off with gloves and opaque tights.

Paris Fashion Week concludes on Tuesday with shows from Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton.

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Margot Robbie: ‘Acting is far from glam’

Margot Robbie has labelled acting one of the most unglamorous jobs out there.Margot started her career on soap opera Neighbours in her native Australia, but after being cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the actress has become a Holly…

Margot Robbie has labelled acting one of the most unglamorous jobs out there.

Margot started her career on soap opera Neighbours in her native Australia, but after being cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the actress has become a Hollywood A-lister.

Her latest role in I, Tonya earned Margot her first Oscar nomination, and despite spending the last two months getting dolled up for awards ceremonies, Margot insists acting is not a glam profession.

“Acting is the least glamorous job,” she stated to British newspaper Metro. “I feel like my friends who work in offices have more glamorous jobs. They do their make-up, put on a tailored skirt and blouse and go to work.

“I go to work in my pyjamas and my Ugg boots and we are pretty much on a glorified construction site, sitting in the dirt on plastic chairs using Portaloos and eating fried food. That’s what acting actually is. Then a handful of times in a year you get to put on a designer dress and get glammed up.”

Margot will once again don a designer dress for the upcoming Oscars on 4 March (18). So far this awards season, she’s worn gowns by Givenchy, Miu Miu and Gucci.

As well as wearing high-end dresses on the red carpet, Margot also gets to dress up when she’s at work. One of her most famous looks was the hotpants and baseball jacket she wore as Harley Quinn, with fans all over the world copying the look following the release of DC movie Suicide Squad in 2016.

“I had friends who dressed up as Harley Quinn. I thought they were taking the p**s,” she laughed.

“What got me really excited was when men started dressing up like her.”

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Elle Fanning makes folders of top catwalk looks

Elle Fanning is ultra-organised when it comes to catwalk trends, and even has a file of her favourite fashion looks.The 19-year-old actress has become a red carpet regular over the last few years and is hailed by many as one of the most stylish stars i…

Elle Fanning is ultra-organised when it comes to catwalk trends, and even has a file of her favourite fashion looks.

The 19-year-old actress has become a red carpet regular over the last few years and is hailed by many as one of the most stylish stars in Hollywood.

She recently stepped out in a colour blocked couture number from Valentino at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as a slinky black Miu Miu dress for the Vogue and Tiffany & Co. party in London on Sunday night (18Feb18), where she explained to Vogue her process when it comes to high-end fashion.

“I used to be very OCD about filing catwalk looks,” she giggled. “I make folders of my favourites from the collections – not necessarily thinking that I will wear them, but for personal inspiration.

“You have to stay on top of the trends!”

Elle, who is an ambassador for Miu Miu and Tiffany, partied with the A-list at British Vogue editor Edward Enninful’s bash, with a guest list that included Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Robert Pattinson.

“Ever since I was young, I have felt so welcomed by Hollywood and the fashion world,” Elle continued. “The red carpet has always felt like a safe place for me. At school, kids could be mean if I wore unusual things, but now I love to take risks. Any moment I get to wear a dress I’m all in!”

In addition to her acting and ambassador jobs, the Maleficent star is also working with REALgirl, an initiative that empowers girls in schools.

“Those years can be brutal for girls’ confidence,” she said. “We need to create girls that are strong and powerful. In the age of social media, self-esteem can get low. We should be promoting self-love and embracing our quirks. It’s easy to say all that, but to really make a change is important.”

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Dakota Fanning inspired by memories of real-life apartment for Miu Miu fashion film

Actress Dakota Fanning has marked her directorial debut for fashion line Miu Miu with a film dedicated to her New York City apartment.The Twilight Saga star shot her Hello Apartment short for the brand’s ongoing Women’s Tales series, launched in 2011 b…

Actress Dakota Fanning has marked her directorial debut for fashion line Miu Miu with a film dedicated to her New York City apartment.

The Twilight Saga star shot her Hello Apartment short for the brand’s ongoing Women’s Tales series, launched in 2011 by label bosses who hire women to create two films per year for their spring and winter lines.

Dakota premiered her first film at a London Fashion Week party attended by her sister Elle Fanning, her The Alienist co-star Luke Evans and a host of other A-list guests on Tuesday (20Feb18), and the 23-year-old couldn’t be prouder of the project, revealing the script was inspired by deeply personal events.

“I’ve lived in the same apartment for seven years,” she explained to Elle. “I moved to New York City when I was 17 years old. My mum lived with me, and then, when I turned 18, she moved out and I was totally on my own.

“But sometimes when I’m home alone, I think, ‘I know one day I’ll have to move out of this place, and it feels like the memories of what happened here will get lost.'”

Dakota felt pressure to memorialise the memories she made in the flat in her film, adding, “A lot happened in my apartment. I had a big breakup that I went through, and I went through the entire place removing items that made me feel upset, because they were just these painful reminders. I didn’t need them around. But at the same time, I’m a very sentimental person, a very nostalgic person, and I wonder about the marks we leave behind, and the scars we leave behind. Do apartments absorb them?”

Meanwhile, although she loved the process of directing for the first time, Dakota admits the experience was tough at times, especially since she was required to showcase Miu Miu clothing throughout the film, starring Eve Hewson and Tom Sturridge.

“I was worried in the beginning about having a main character always wearing Miu Miu and being amongst other people who were dressed really plainly,” she explained. “That seemed really strange to me, so we made sure every character had some Miu Miu. But we knew going in there would be stand-out moments with special pieces, like a white dress, and (Miu Miu) socks…

“We also knew the cinematographer, Bobby Bukowski, was going to use the fabric as part of his shots… you would literally see her (Hewson’s) life through her clothes.”

Hello Apartment marks the 15th film in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series.

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Kiernan Shipka has now ‘graduated’ to wearing couture

Kiernan Shipka has “graduated” to wearing couture to red carpet events.The actress found fame playing Sally Draper on AMC series Mad Men and has more recently appeared as B.D. Merrill in Feud alongside Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. As she makes th…

Kiernan Shipka has “graduated” to wearing couture to red carpet events.

The actress found fame playing Sally Draper on AMC series Mad Men and has more recently appeared as B.D. Merrill in Feud alongside Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.

As she makes the transition from child actress to rising Hollywood name, Kiernan has started wearing more fashion-forward ensembles to events, with her stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson explaining that she is now open to experimenting with her looks.

“She grew up on Mad Men, and her style has grown with her,” the fashionistas told Footwear News, adding that they have worked with the starlet since she was 11 years old. “She graduated far beyond the smocking dresses she started out in – to couture, in fact.”

Kiernan seeks out age-appropriate yet colourful outfits and stepped out at the 2017 Emmy Awards in September (17) wearing a pale pink gown from Miu Miu which featured crystal beading on the straps.

While at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards she played with proportion by sporting a pair of blue and white cropped trousers with a pink top with mint green tulle detail from Delpozo, which was accessorised with shiny silver platform high heels from Miu Miu.

And though Kiernan has been spotted in lots of designer pieces of late, her stylists are adamant that the 18-year-old mixes in high-street pieces whenever she can, and counts Madewell as a go-to brand.

“Kiernan loves and understands the process and history of clothes far beyond that of most girls,” they shared.

Fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing what the blonde star wears for her next role, as Kiernan has recently been cast as teenage witch Sabrina Spellman in a new Netflix reboot.

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