Hilary Rhoda attended the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards last night with Rebecca Minkoff and naturally, was wearing the designer on the red carpet.
For the event she opted for this three-toned blue colour-blocked dress with the thigh high slit that continues to dominate on the red carpet, which flashed off her simple strappy Rebecca Minkoff heels. While the looks does work for her, I wish she would shake things up a bit and opt for something more unusual and interesting rather than going safe.
Recently all of the international editions of Vogue agreed to dedicate their June issues to health and aside from Vogue Germany, the results have been really good. Now all of the issues are out, one of the most interesting things that instantly stands out is the choice of models. Rather than opting for the ultra thin girls that are dominating at the moment, Vogue Paris chose Gisele for the cover and big editorial, Vogue Spain shot Hilary Rhoda and Vogue China booked Doutzen Kroes. While the girls are far from being representative of the average woman, their bodies are undoubtedly healthy and a better option from the types of girls these magazines typically shoot. Ironically, Kroes' editorial was aptly named, 'A Big Splash' too.
The majority of the editorials showcase summer swimwear, which instantly makes you think. Was the choice of models simply the result of trying to showcase the pieces in the best light or should we see it as a step in the right direction as far as the representation of a healthier body image goes. Even if is a positive step, there will be many that will argue that the commitment to health in the June issue is a one-off, rather than reflecting what we can expect to see in future. Since the July issues haven't all dropped on newsstands, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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.
Crystal Renn continues to be one of the models of the moment. In her latest conquest, she's snagged a job for the Pre-Fall 2011 Zac Posencollection, for which she models with Leigh Lezark, Hilary Rhoda and Anna Van Ravenstein (the daughter of Pat Cleveland, Halston's muse). Renn and her fellow models show off Posen's dramatic brights and body-con shapes, with fur jackets paired up with lace-effect dresses and printed trousers. What's next for this girl? We don't see anything stopping her.