While Rosie Huntington-Whiteley did have a strong modelling career before starring in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that it was that role that turned her into an international name. It should come as no surprise then that the former Victoria's Secret model has decided to continue working in film.
Yesterday the 25-year old confirmed that she's been cast to appear in the fourth Mad Max film,'Mad Max: Fury Road', alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. According to reports, Huntington-Whiteley will play one of five wives along with Adelaid Clemens, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keogh and fellow model Abbey Lee Kershaw. The role is a big one and will hopefully go a long way in proving her critics wrong, especially after her performance in Transformers was met with such mixed reviews.
As I previously reported, Anja Rubik was in Cannes last week to celebrate the relaunch of her magazine, 25 and now the first look of the new issue is out, it's actually a lot more sexual than many had expected.
In a recent interview with Style.com, Rubik said that she drew on 70's issues of Playboy and erotica magazines and it shows. Throughout the issue the likes of Arizona Muse and Abbey Lee Kershaw appear nude and features include sex tips ranging from advising women to 'Leave your heels on during sex' to 'Let him watch you masterbate'. The magazine's theme also came through in Rubik's editor's letter where she wrote, 'We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, just make it more lubricated for an easier rise.'
But the magazine isn't all about erotica. The model has always made it clear that she aims to portray women in a strong and confident way and to do so, she decided to only collaborate with female photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Inez van Lamsweerde on the issue.'I started thinking that there are so few female photographers,' she told Oyster magazine. 'The issue is about very strong women, very ambitious; she does what she wants and she is comfortable with her sexuality.
Tom Cruise has always been a bit of a strange character in my eyes, what with his jumping up on sofas and cringey public display's of attention, and his latest cover of W magazine hasn't done much to change that view.
Before you get concerned about the actor's new hair style and tattoos, don't worry - they're not real. The cover is geered to promote his latest role in the screen adaptation of the big Braodway musical 'Rock of Ages'. If you were wondering why Abbey Lee Kershaw and a very hands-on Edita Vilkeviciute are in the shot too, Cruise said that it was all about upping the sex factor. 'I knew we had to push the sexuality because of the nature of the character and the songs,' he explained.
Abbey Lee Kershaw has been low profile recently. Over the years she hasn't hid her musical ambitions so when she was missing at the shows, many concluded that it was linked with that but it looks like we were wrong. As models like Miranda Kerr and Ruby Aldridge begin to tip their toes into music, it looks like Kershaw is already working on adding another string to her bow.
Today Australia's Telegraph reports that she's set to make her acting debut in 'Mad Max: Fury Road', alongside stars like Tom Hardy, Zoe Kravitz and Charlize Theron. The film, the fourth in the series, is a sci-fi action thriller and is directed by George Miller and is set to start shooting in Namibia this month. What the models' role in the film is, is yet to be confirmed.
Next Models Paris want to know whether you're ready for fashion week? If you aren't already, you definitely will be after watching this short video that the agency released yesterday. The clip, directed by Sebastien Haddouck and Julien Gallico, sees their top girls like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lou Doillon, Karlie Kloss and Aline Weber pose in front of a mirror and play around.
So it begs the question - are you ready for fashion month?
The February issues are hitting newsstands so the final round of S/S12 ad campaigns are out. The latest to the addition are Toni Garn for Ports 1961, Alice Dellal for Ermanno Scervino, Karmen Pedaru and Abbey Lee Kershaw for Gucci, Frida Gustavsson and Lindsey Wixson for Mulberry and Gisele appears in her third campaign this season for Salvatore Ferragamo.
Everyone from Abbey Lee Kershaw to Miranda Kerr have taken part in Rag & Bone's DIY Project campaign and Hanneli Mustaparta has joined suit. Yesterday the brand released all of the images that she took of herself, including this one showing the blogger on standing beside a lamp post on the Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris.
The images chart her travels in London, Paris, New York and Sweden. “I wanted to shoot the pictures in a snapshot kind of way, to freeze the moments for a little bit,” she told Style.com. “The only way I could shoot them was to bring the bag with the Rag & Bone clothes with me while travelling to London and Paris for fashion week, then to Norway and Sweden and then back to New York again. Doing the shots was a nice break from the usual fashion week extravaganza.”
For some reason excitement for the Versace-H&M partnership was slow but with only a month to go, anticipation is starting to build up especially since these images from the campaign were revealed.
The line-up isn't surprising. Versace favourites Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, Lindsey Wixson and Daphne Groeneveld all appear with bright blonde hair styled by Joe McKenna and shot by Mert & Marcus.
The much anticipated Pierre Balmain diffusion line is set to be unveiled this Sunday in Paris, but just to get excited about the big reveal the brand have released the first of a series of three videos showing off the collection.
The video celebrates all things rock 'n' roll as directors, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, follow Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band, Our Mountain, let loose on the streets of New York donning the collection.
When Versace announced that they are the latest brand to collaborate with H&M, they were the talk of the town but anticipation about the collection has since waned as everyone's attention has been redirected to Karl Lagerfeld's extensive collection for Macy's. But that changed yesterday when this image of Abbey Lee Kershaw in Versace for H&M hit the web.
Wearing a Japanese-style two pieces suit covered in flowers, Kershaw looks amazing but perhaps not wearing what you would expect (and hope for) from a Versace collection. Unlike Lanvin and Matthew Williamson, it looks like Donnatella will steer away from the aesthetic of the brand's mainline and opt for something different. How that will go down with fans is yet to be seen.