Just when we thought Kelly Cutrone's appointment as a judge was the last big change on 'America's Next Top Model', the show's producers confirmed that that is not the end to the line-up changes. After 18 cycles Jay Manuel, J. Alexander and judge Nigel Barker have all been given the axe.
According to Page Six, all three were informed yesterday that their contracts would not be renewed for cycle 19 and interestingly, reports allege that producers are looking for a blogger to join the panel. 'We hear producers are looking to add a social media slant to the sow, and they've already reached out to bloggers and fashion insiders with a strong web presence, including street-style blogger Bryan Boy,' Page Six wrote. Fashionista contacted Bryan who revealed that contrary to reports, he hasn't bee n approached. 'I love Tyra and ANTM - I thin it would be amazing to make a cameo (hello Andre! hello Franca!) but no, nothing is in the works as of now,' he told the site. 'This is the first time I heard of this.'
Maxime Simoens was one of the names thrown into the Dior hat before Raf Simons' appointment was announced but don't feel too sorry for him because things aren't looking too bad for the twenty-seven year old. According to WWD, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnaulthas his eye on the designer fror something else.
Simoens, who recently left his role at Leonard, made it clear at the time that he's excited about focusing on new projects and with Arnault's support, his next steps are set to be big ones. Arnault is reportedly put him at the top of the list for any future job openings at LVMH brands and in the meantime he has decided to invest in Simoen's eponymous brand. Not a bad consolation price, no?
Things may not be going to well with Scarlett Johansson with her promotional tour looks but Meena Suvari is doing really well. The actress has pulled some good looks out of the bag over the past week as she is in Europe with the cast of 'American Pie' promoting the latest installment of the film.
Yesterday she attended at photocall in Spain wearing this red and black fall 2012 Tadashi Shoji that she cleverly had shortened to compliment her height. To begin with I didn't know what to make of her volumous bob but I'm really warming to it and the dress works teamed with these black pom-pom peep toes heels.
Models have long forayed into different branches of the entertainment industry. Cameron Diaz, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum are just three models that have managed to make the transition into film and TV. Saying that, not many have managed to move into music but that's exactly what Ruby Aldridge and Miranda Kerr are reportedly looking to do.
At Coachella Ruby Aldridge told Vogue.com that she's part of band called Texture (ironic, no?), which held its first concert recently at an art opening in New York. 'We did a cover of 'Astro Zombies' by the Misfits and three of our own songs,' she said. 'I was so nervous about the show, I almost didn't show up! ... I don't consider myself a musician yet. I'm just a fan who's excited to be making music for the first time.' Miranda Kerr is also tapping into music but don't expect her to release anything anytime soon. 'I have recorded a couple of songs, actually, that no one knows about! You probably won't hear them but I love to sing,' she said.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are known for working on great collaborations in their roles at Opening Ceremony. Kenzo fans are getting the fruits of that now too as the designers, who are also creative directors at Kenzo, already have several partnerships planned for the brand.
First up is Vans. Yesterday this image of their collaboration with the company finally dropped. The collection features seven different colour combinations that tap into the net print that they used in their S/S12 collection. 'Vans is one of the iconic American brands and we liked the idea of infusing this bit of American style into the house of Kenzo,' the duo stated. According to WWD prices begin at 90 euros, which might seem on the pricey side for Vans but are pretty affordable as designer trainers go. Pick them up from mid-May at Kenzo stores as well as Colette, Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford and Opening Ceremony.
Scarlett Johansson has been a busy lady recently. Last week her May cover of American Vogue finally dropped amidst the worldwide promotional tour of her new film. 'The Avengers'. Yesterday the film came to London as the actress attended the premiere at Westfield.
This rose embroidered peplum dress from Prada was the outfit of choice and came teamed with red Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps. Unfortunately, though, like many of Johansson's red carpet outfits of late, the look doesn't work. Sadly I don't think it's going to improve any time soon either. Like with her covers, Johansson desperately needs to shake things up and embrace a new look.
From being raised, since I was 21, on the road in America with the American women, [I know that] women have bodies. Women have hips and they have all different shapes. So I try to embrace that. I often think fashion tries to hide that or tries not to realize that, and I am totally about women feeling good ... That's hugely important to me.
This week marked 100 days to the start of the 2012 Olympics so naturally, more images are emerging of the various costumes for the different national teams. The latest sketches come from Ralph Lauren who released these images of the the closing outfits for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic team.
Rather than going for full on colour, Lauren went with an all-white style and combined the red and blue on belts instead. 'Ralph Lauren takes great pride in understanding our U.S. athletes and creating a sense of patriotism through clothing,' Peter Zeytoonjian, managing director of consumer products and licensing for the U.S. Olympic Committee, told WWD.
Carine Roitfeld by Mario Sorrenti for the campaign
Carine Roitfeld without her signature black eyeliner and bold brow is like Nicki Minaj without one of those bright coloured wigs that she insists on wearing. For all you who have tried to recreate her looks over the years, I come baring good news. Finally a make-up giant has decided to tap into Roitfeld's look and collaborate with her on a line of cosmetics.
Naturally, the company behind the line is MAC. When it comes to make-up collaborations, it doesn't get much better than them. Over the past few years they've teamed up with everyone from Gareth Pugh to Minaj on hugely successful ranges and Roitfeld is the perfect addition to their line-up. According to WWD the line is set to hit stores this winter and as you would expect, eyes and brows are the focus points. The former Vogue Paris editor was allegedly involved in the whole creative process from packaging to product names and shades and the shot above is the campaign image which was lensed by Mario Sorrenti.
Katy Perry's red carpet looks can be a hit and miss. You can never be quite sure what to expect. One day she's wearing a smurf dress and the next she's in an elegant Elie Saab Couture creation.
Yesterday was a good day though as she stepped out at the ASCAP Awards. She looks effortless and romantic in this ivory embroidered S/S12 Temperley London dress and her new purple locks work a lot better than the blue she was sporting at fashion week.