Since filing for divorce with Seal back in April, Heidi Klum has kept a low profile. Aside from attending the FiFi Awards this week to pick up her award, the model has been noticeably absent on the red carpet and also didn't turn up at the Met Gala earlier on this month. Now it looks like she's coming back as she appears in the latest issue of Hunger magazine, channeling her inner rock chick.
In a video for the magazine, the German model appears getting a tattoo, pole dancing and generally putting her best bad ass face on, while a song she recorded called 'Turn Up The Night' plays. While the magazine might not sound familiar now, it definitely will do soon as Rankin is the force behind it and the launch, which took place back in November, came exactly 20 years after he co-founded Dazed & Confused and 10 years after he started AnOther.
The last few months haven't been the easiest for Heidi Klim since the announcement of her split with Seal but it looks like the Danish model is throwing herself into work. Yesterday she announced that she has partnered with Babies 'R' Us on a collection for children. Rather than just focusing on clothes, the collection also features nursery essentials.
'I made beds, curtains, blankets, washcloths, bath toys, wall decals, lamps, rugs, hampers, stuffed animals, security blankets and night lights,' she told WWD. 'If you think about the nursery, I’m doing everything.' Naturally Klum cites her children as the inspiration for the line saying: 'I know a lot about dinosaurs. I’ve tried to come up with really cute magical things, like dinosaur footprints.' She continued: 'I think it’s something that stimulates brain development.'
The announcement ironically came on the same day the Times reported that designer kids clothes are a waste of time. According t Cathy Horyn, despite the prevalence of designer kids' ranges, much of the clothes aren't made well and according to children's wear designer Rachel Ridley, 'some of their fabrics are mediocre.'
At present the prices of Klum's range are unknown but nonetheless, what do you think about designer children's wear? Would you buy it for your nearest and dearest?
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.
There must be something in the water at Victoria's Secret headquarters. While most mums take a while to get their post-baby bodies back and don't even think about going back to work, the opposite is true for the Angels. Heidi Klum was the first to start it off as she was back to work and walked in the Victoria's Secret show weeks after giving birth and the same was true for Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr.
This week heavily pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio made it clear that she too has no plans of slowing down. 'I already have jobs planned for afterwards so hopefully will be back in shape! I told my booker and my manager; 'I know I have a job to do, so just book the jobs and hopefully it'll be fine,' she told Vogue.com. 'I only have a few more jobs to do before I have the baby — all editorial, no more catwalk now — and then I hope to be back in London for the opening of the Victoria's Secret store in July. I should definitely be back for the next Victoria's Secret show — I have quite a while until then.'
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Magazine's haven't been too lucky when it comes to their celebrity cover stories recently. Back in December US Marie Claire released their Kim Kardashian cover, where she spoke about the strength of her marriage, after the news of her divorce was announced and now, InStyle UK are in a similar situation.
In their March issue, which is out now, cover star Heidi Klum talks to the magazine about why her marriage continues to work. " “I don’t know why we work, my husband and I ... We just do," she explained. But of course, this comes a week after the couple confirmed their separation. While this is problematic for the magazine, it could always be worse just ask Kohl. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony confirmed their divorce just after agreeing to design a joing collection for them.
Over the past year, Ann Taylor have worked hard on shaking-up frump mum images - and it's worked. The introduction of core fashion-led investment pieces and a string of celebrity spokespeople has really helped revamp the brand.
That said, the big unveiling today of Kate Hudson as the brand's latest face doesn't work. While - like Naomi Watts and Heidi Klum (who have both appeared in the campaigns before) - Hudson is a busy working mum, her reputation as the queen of all things boho doesn't sit well with the brand's aesthetic. Demi Moore, who Hudson has replaced, felt like a better fit.
Despite Milan Fashion Week being in full swing, yesterday evening wasn't about clothes as Milan hosted the third annual amfAR Milano event. This years's chairs include models Eva Herzigova, Heidi Klum and Bar Refaeli and guests included Chanel Iman, John Legend, Roberto Cavalli and Giovanna Battaglia.
Lifetime are not sparing anything to push the next season of 'Project Runway'. Last week Heidi Klum shot images for the show's latest campaign where she bared all and went nude. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the decision was reached by Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc in order to 'embrace the contemporary woman'.