Agyness Deyn has been a bit MIA in the fashion world recently. The model has been busy working away on establishing herself as an actress, not to mention not so secretly tying the knot with 'Friends' star Giovanni Ribisi. That's about to change, though, as her debut design effort for Dr. Marten is about to launch.
The collection, inspired by nineties grunge power couples like Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp, is extensive and includes clothing alongside the expect range of accessories and footwear. Expect parka jackets with bright orange lining, daisy prints on button-up dresses, checked shirts and a good dose of feminine lace to break things up.
'I have always had a really intense relationship with Dr. Martens, right from my first pair back when I was 13, which I bought as a combination of showing that I wanted to rebel against my parents and they were the coolest boots that I could get away with wearing to school which stood for something that gave me my own stamp of originality,' Deyn said in a statement when the news of the partnership was announced. And it's true. Over the years we've seen a fair share of head scratching partnerships between models/celebrities and brands but this one makes sense, which will no doubt shine through in the collection.
To celebrate the launch, Deyn and Dr. Martens have created a special film to showcase the collection, which sees the model hang out with friends in California and the cliché 'rebel' things like grafting walls and jumping into a swimming pool fully clothed. That aside, I'm actually pretty excited about this one.
Now this is one that we didn't see coming. According to Crown City News, Agyness Deyn tied the knot with actor Giovanni Ribisi (the guy who played Phoebe Boufay's brother in Friends) last Friday.
The pair were spotted 'passionately kissing' before waiting to elope at the Los Angeles County Registrar's office. When a source asked whether the pair were getting married Ribsi reportedly said yes, explaining that they had been dating for 'a while':
When I realized who he was, I asked him if he was Giovanni Ribisi. He was very friendly, and said yes he was, and I told him I enjoyed his work. He thanked me and then asked me if I was getting married today, and I said no, we had waited too long and that it was finally time to get our child’s birth certificate. I asked him and the blond woman if they were getting married today and they quietly said yes, in a shy kind of way.
Deyn is yet to comment on the news but on Thursday night Ribisi's spokesperson confirmed the reports saying: 'Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribsi quietly married in Los Angeles over the weekend.'
Agyness Deyn is turning into quite the actress. Recently the British model was confirmed as appearing in the re-make of 1996 film 'Pusher' playing a stripper called Flo and now she already has another film in the works. Yesterday it was announced that she will star in the film adaptation of Scottish novel 'Sunset Song' alongside 'War Horse' star Peter Mullan.
Directed by British filmmaker Terence Davies, Deyn will play the female protagonist, Chris Guthrie. 'When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story. I'm so honoured and excited to be working with Terence, he's such an incredible director,' she told Vogue.com. 'I can't wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!'
Back in 2010 we all were really excited when Agyness Deyn confirmed that she was teaming up with Fiona Byrne on Naag.com, an online fashion magazine. There was every reason for the site to do well. Deyn was at the height of her career at the time and Byrne came from a strong journalism background and when it launched, it really worked. The editorials were always spot on and the content was really good. Unfortunately, though, the site has come to an end.
While I haven't visited the site in a while, I was disappointed to read that the pair pulled the plug on it recently. When you visit the site, the homepage has the following message: 'As of today, Naag will be no longer. Thanks so much for your support and kind words over the past couple of years. It's been so much fun and it means so much that you liked Naag as much as we did. We don't say good bye, we'll say 'till we meet again.' Fashionista caught up with Byrne who revealed that there was no drama involved in her and Deyn's decision to part ways. '[We decided to shut Naag down because] I wanted to focus on my own site and Aggy was at the very start of her acting career so she wanted to focus on that.'
Agyness Deyn has been been quite on the modelling scene over the past few years. She's appeared in a string of films, most notably her role as Flo in the upcoming 'Pusher' film but now she's turning her hand to design.
Today it has been confirmed that the model will collaborate with Dr. Martens on a full on line, which will feature clothing and accessories as well shoes. The partnership makes sense, especially since Deyn has severed as their face over the past two seasons. "The brand is a great fit for me, as it stands for strong character and being able to shape your own personal identity," she told WWD.
The full collection will be available in the autumn.
When Elite New York announced that they had hiredLouie Chaban to help turn their fate around, we knew that things would change quickly and that's exactly what he's done.
Aside from bringing Karen Elson, Agyness Deyn and Christina Kruse along with him when he started, a string of top models have joined the agency since he arrived six months ago. First up was Ali Michael and Alyssa Miller who joined shortly after Cheban arrived and last week the agency confirmed that Carolina Trentini, Hilary Rhoda, Veruschka, Dorothea Barth Jorensen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have now followed suit.
Where the AFI Awards failed to excite in the red carpet outfit stakes, the W Magazine pre-Golden Globes party definitely made up for it. Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen and Ali Later stole the show but strong looks also came from Charlize Theron, Emmy Rossum and Rachel Zoe.
Agyness Deyn has been quiet for the past few years and regularly makes many appearances on the red carpet but her appearance at the ACE Awards at Cipriani yesterday definitely left a lasting impression. The sheer black dress is sexy but in a not-too-in-your-face way especially by teaming it with the paired down hair and subtle make-up.
It's no secret that Elite New York didn't have the best fashion week last month. As is increasingly the case, the agents that left the agency over the summer took with the company's biggest models with them. Coco Rocha, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Kate King and Alessandra Ambrosio are all gone and the models remaining at the agency didn't do set the runways alight this season.
Now their hopes for a comeback all rest on the shoulders of Louie Chaban, the agent responsible for the international success of models like Christina Kruse, Karen Elson and Agyness Deyn. The appointment was announced the Elite blog this week, along with the news that all three models will follow him to the agency along with Cameron Russell and Jamie Bochert.
As agents go, Chaban is a heavyweight so if there's anyone that can turn Elite's fate around, it's him.
Call us purists but we've nver been big fans of the celebrity cover star culture that has dominated fashion magazines over the past 10 years. Is it weird to expect heavy 'fashion' content and a model on the front cover of a magazines these days? With that mind, you can imagine our delight when we got our hands on the latest issue of ELLE UK.
Not only is model Agyness Deyn taking the prestigious spot of cover girl, the whole issue is dedicated to models - featuring everyone from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Joan Smalls. Agyness Deyn may seem a strange cover choice considering her absence from the industry over the past few years, but that's exactly what writer Alice Wignall gets the model to explain. ‘I just suddenly couldn’t see where Agyness the model ended and where I started,' she revealed. 'It was so enmeshed and I was so busy that that’s all I was doing for ages. I lost my sense of self.’