I think it's safe to say that Vogue Australia are fans of Catherine McNeil. In the last six months alone she managed to bag two covers for the magazine appearing all vamped up on the front of their September issue and now her February cover for the magazine shot by Max Boyle has been released.
Disappointingly, McNeil appears with her long hair but hopefully we'll see in her in the summer issues sporting her new black bob.
Our favourite models have secretly been undergoing big makeovers. After much speculation, Catherine McNeil's agency has finally confirmed that the model has undergone a big change, releasing this image of her new black bob.
Abbey Lee Kershaw was the first to start the makeover trend this season - deciding to go blonde for the S/S11 shows and cutting her hair to shoulder length for a recent Chanel campaign. Ajak Deng followed suit, also deciding to go blonde after being encouraged by Jimmy Paul and Edward Enninful. “They dyed my hair for Italian Vogue, but everyone seems to like it, so I think I’m going to keep it like this for a while! It was a little shocking,” she told Modelinia. “I was crying, but now I’m trying to rock my new hair!”
Back in April Ruby Rose confirmed her engagement to model Catherine McNeil but took to her Facebook account over the weekend, telling friends that the engagement was off. McNeil was allegedly the one who ended the relationship and is said to be back with Freja Beha Erichsen. According to Fashionologie, reps on both sides have refused to comment.
It's back to the '90s, sort of, for Miuccia Prada. For fall, she reinvented pieces she made all those years ago, but at the core of her aesthetic, she's looking back to the 'Mad Men' era. Before even looking at the clothes, models' beehive hairdos and modified cateye glasses gave that away - and as for the actual collection, Prada offered luxurious, expertly tailored pieces that showed off one particular asset: an ample chest.
At times, Prada poked fun at her own point of interest, with pointed bras and (extremely) ruffled tops. But in doing so, she delivered a wearable, classic-Prada collection that let in "curvy" girls normally excluded from more restrictive brands' catwalks for several years. Just a few of the unexpected invitees on the catwalk? Try Lara Stone, Catherine McNeil and Miranda Kerr.
To emphasise the body's upper assets, Prada explored high, belted waists; carefully placed cut-outs; and cup-runneth-over lace for the bodice. She balanced an accentuated upper half with wide A-line skirts, then completed the look with knee socks, knit tights and pointy heels. Rich fabrics weren't hard to be found, from this season's ubiquitous fur to cashmere to tweed effects. Prada's knitwear also amped up, with peacoats and loosely belted sweaters in rich autumn shades standing out. Full collection considered, we have to admire Prada's studied restraint. Now if we all had Lara Stone's silhouette to work, that would be a whole new bonus.
The recent snowstorm proves that the weather affects models, too. Next Models threw a bash at Avenue in Chelsea earlier this week, and as expected, the likes of Karlie Kloss and Sasha Pivovarova were in attendance - though other colleagues of theirs were not so fortunate. Newly-engaged Catherine McNeil was 'snowed-in' in Vancouver when her flight to New York was cancelled. She had touched down to celebrate the Winter Olympics, which begin today, when her flight failed to take off. It's unclear whether she will make any of New York Fashion Week.
Not all guests were in the party mood. Kloss made an early exit (before 9pm) probably due to exhaustion, since she had been shooting 'for a major magazine' on various locations around the Big Apple, in nothing more than a bikini. Watch this space.
Here at the Fash Pack we do enjoy a good love story, and since we heard that Catherine McNeil looks set to marry Ruby Rose, we've been overjoyed. McNeil has steadily risen to the top of the supermodel ladder by walking for the likes of Balenciaga, Dior, Fendi and Valentino - and appearing in Dolce and Gabbana, Versace and Jean Paul Gautier campaigns, amongst others. Rose also has made her mark in her industry and has cemented her status as 'one to watch' as a television presenter for MTV Australia.
Despite their previous on/off relationship, if the Twitter feeds and Facebook statuses are to be believed, then it would seem that the pair have gotten engaged. Friends of the couple are said to have tweeted about the commitment ceremony they shared last week, though the posts were later removed. But judging by their respective Fcebook statuses, including "So in love can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you," and "Woof Woof Rose is engaged to Meow Meow McNeil," we certainly hope the rumous are true. If so, then congratulations, ladies!
2010’s Pirelli Calendar, the famous ‘corporate gift’ renowned for featuring glamour-slash-artistic-nude photography, is now out. This year, the shoot was photographed by Terry Richardson in Trancoso, Brazil, and features shots taken within the grounds and beaches of the lush tropical resort, UXUA Casa Hotel.
The multinational tyre company has released these undated photos, capturing the likes of Daisy Lowe, Lily Cole, Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, Marloes Horst, Catherine McNeil, Georgina Stojiljkovic, Enriko Mihalik, and Miranda Kerr, all looking their best.
Since it was launched 46 years ago, the Pirelli calendar has become the most coveted calendar of all time. Given to a select few Pirelli customers and VIP celebrities as a corporate gift (perhaps to mark the festive season), the calendar is famed for its photographs of the most feminine and beautiful supermodels pouting their way from cover to cover.
The 2010 calendar, shot by Terry Richardson in Bahia and Brazil, sees some of the highest-profile models photographed in various stages of undress. With the likes of Lily Cole, Daisy Lowe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Catherine McNeil, amongst others, being photographed either nude or topless, the main aim was to ensure that there was "no make-up, no reflectors - only the flash of the camera - no branded clothes or jewellery, and no girls altered surgically" involved in the shoot. Of course you know we couldn't resist sharing a few images with you, though be warned, they may invoke a twinge of jealousy.
Have you noticed that there have been a few absences on the runway this season like Tanya Dziahileva, Raquel Zimmermann, Sigrid Agren and Catherine McNeil?
According to sources, Tanya D will be back in good form on the runway for the Paris shows this week but there's been no word about the others. Jessica Stam on the other hand, has been confirmed to be back in New York and will not be walking in any of the Paris shows due to sickness.