May 30, 2013

Doutzen Kroes for Vogue Brasil June 2013 by Mario Testino!

Short hair, don't care. Doutzen Kroes was shot by the one and only Mario Testino for the June 2013 issue of Vogue Brasil!
I already know most of the fashionindustry 'secrets' but I'm really wondering how they managed to get Doutzen's long blond locks so short!
It's a great editorial, DK seems to surpass my expectations for her and this is also her first appearance in the Brazilian Vogue!
I love the images, Doutzen's sex-appeal is all over and look at her body!!
The editorial is based on a white theme and shot in an operating-room.
She wears swimwear of Calvin Klein, Amir Slama and Água de Coco.
Doutzen is accompanied by male model Emilio Flores in the spread.
Click on the images to see it in full size.

Samiya Cusman 
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May 27, 2013

Joan Smalls

Everybody knows how fond I am of models and in my enthusiasm I always want to share their stories and success with the world.
I want my readers to get to know the models to prove there is more than meets the eye.
Instead of posting images of their editorial work, I want to post more of their stories and achievements so you understand how and why they inspire and you might get inspired by them too!
And I hope it gives you a new perspective of (fashion)models.
This post is dedicated to the fantastic Supermodel, Joan Smalls!
Joan Smalls has worked very hard to get to were she's now.
That shows us that hard work truly pays off!
And if you don't know her by know.. You will!

May 22, 2013

Pharrell Williams and Erin Wasson Will be in Rihanna's 'Styled to Rock'

Rihanna has previously been on a British reality show called 'Styled to Rock', it was then hosted by designer Henry Holland and the Girls Alouds songstress, Nicola Roberts.
Unfortunately, the show hasn't been a succes,, now Rihanna has decided to create a new 'Styled to Rock'.

The show will now be hosted in The States and it's just announced that Pharrell Williams and Erin Wasson will be mentoring twelve designers-to-be for twelve episodes, as they create an outfit for a celebrity.
Pharrell and Erin are perfect for the show!
Pharrell has already quite the experience, his creative pursuits in the fashion industry include his own clothing line Billionaire Boys Club, Billionaire Girls Club, Ice Cream, and Bee Line.
He has also collaborated with Moncler and Louis Vuitton.
Pharrell's unique artistry and his commitment to individuality combined with Erin's approach to fashion and Rihanna's vision for the show the designers will gain incredible experience and will be challenged in new ways!

Stay tuned for the exact releasedate.

Samiya Cusman

May 16, 2013

Doutzen Kroes is the New Face of the H&M's 2013 Summer Campaign!

As I announced earlier yesterday, Doutzen Kroes has been officially announced as the face of the Hennes and Maurits Summer 2013 Campaign!
Alongside the songstress Beyoncé she's the face of their high-summer campaign.
And today H&M released the official images of Doutzen for this campaign.
The images were shot by Terry Richardson in the beautiful Mexico. 
This is her first time working with H&M because of her Angel contract with Victoria's Secret she wasn't able to work with them.
''Everyone who works with H&M is so nice, they gave me the feeling that I was part of the 'family''' she told

The summer-collection of H&M consists of cropped tops, denim shorts, brightly colored swimsuits and short summerdresses.
Continue reading for the images! And click here for the trailer!

Samiya Cusman

May 15, 2013

Doutzen Kroes the New Face of the H&M's 2013 Summer Campaign!

Doutzen Kroes is the new face of the Hennes and Maurits summer 2013 Campaign.
This is her first time working with H&M because of her Angel contract with Victoria's Secret she wasn't able to work with them.
''Everyone who works with H&M is so nice, they gave me the feeling that I was part of the 'family''' she told
Terry Richardson shot Doutzen for the Swedish retailer in the beautiful Mexico.
With Beyoncé (Swimwear), Vanessa Paradis, (Conscious Collection), Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixson and Liu Wen (New Icons Collection) and the supermodel Gisele Bundchen (Fall 2013) it seems like this year H&M has listed lots of famous face for their campaigns!
I love seeing all these great faces representing an accessible fashion retailer.

The summer-collection of H&M consists of cropped tops, denim shorts, brightly colored swimsuits and short summerdresses. Take a look at the the trailer above.
H&M will release the official images tomorrow.

What do you think of the campaign?

Samiya Cusman

Source: C_Doutzen

    May 13, 2013

    Rihanna for River Island - Summer 2013

    As you all might know, Rihanna designed a collection for the British retailer River Island which she revealed during the London Fashion Week.
    The collection was already sold out in a few hours, leaving lots of fans disappointed.
    But don't you worry! RiRi has been designing a new collection which will be online (and in stores) on May 25th!
    This collection is the second of the four collections she will be designing for River Island this year.
    The summer collections includes some pieces from the previous collection as well as new designed garments.
    It consist mostly of dresses, skirts and tie-dye and ''timeless floral prints''.
    Rihanna got inspired by her crew and her own style as well, she wanted that everyone could wear the pieces, but also keeping the style close to her own, being kinda ''selfish''.
    See what Rihanna had to say about her influences and inspirations for the upcoming collection above.

    Samiya Cusman

    May 11, 2013

    Amanda Seyfried is the New Face of Very Irrésistible by Givenchy

    Amanda Seyfried is the new face of Givenchy's perfume, Irrésistible, following the footsteps of Liv Tyer.
    Amanda walks in to a cafe wearing a black coat with a black hat that hides her face.
    As she takes off the hat and shakes her hair, her irresistible beauty is turning heads.

    Take a look at the ad campaign above.

    Samiya Cusman

    Streetstyle Inspiration

    This is my first inspirational post, for you guys to be inspired by the people who inspire me.
    Filled with female and male (street)styles for every season.
    The images are not meant for a specific clothing style or theme, just some of my favorite styles from my favorite people.
    This inspirational post does not only include models, but also celebs, actors and sporty fellas.
    Models have become true trendsetters nowadays as they see, know and wear the newest and upcoming trends first, what shows you what's coming up for that season.
    Continue reading to get your style inspiration from David Beckham, Jasmine Tookes, Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, Baptiste Giabiconi and many more.
    I hope they inspire you with their fun, creative and innovative looks.

    Samiya Cusman

    'Once Upon A Time' by Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld created a 18-minute short film to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chanel's first boutique.
    In 1913 the founder of Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel, opened the first boutique in Deauville, France.
    Chanel sold hats, jackets, sweaters and the sailor blouse, the marinière which were all made of humble fabrics such as jersey and tricot.
    Keira Knightley stars in the film as the late Coco Chanel, by her side she has the French actress Clotilde Hesme, who plays Adrienne Chanel.
    Stella Tennant, Tallula Harlech, Baptiste Giabiconi, Lindsey Wixon, Saskia de Brauw, Brad Kroenig and his son, Hudson all make an appearance in the short film.
    The film follows Gabrielle and her sister, Adrienne from the start of Chanel.
    Slowly the costumers become fond of Chanel and its modern chic style.
    And in the end, model Saskia de Brauw says, ''I wonder, what it will be in 100 years from now..''

    Watch 'Once Upon A Time' above.

    Samiya Cusman

    May 7, 2013

    The Met Gala 2013: The Looks, the Couples and Beauty

    Last night the biggest red carpet fashion event took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York.
    The Costume Institute Gala is where the Hollywood and fashionindustry elite come together to celebrate an exhibition.
    This year they celebrated their new exhibition PUNK: from Chaos to Couture.
    And so the night has as dress-code Punk, to suite with the exhibition.
    All though, not all the invitees dressed themselves to the dress-code, they still all looked ´Hawt´!!
    But they all had their Punk game one with their little details, leather gloves, spikes, hairpieces and their nails!
    I noticed there were lots of leather and cut-out dresses.
    The variation of the looks was big, it went from chic to edgy, to remarkable.
    Continue reading for The Looks, the Couples and Beauty

    Cara Delevingne by Terry Richardson

    Me and Cara Delevingne

    Cara Delevingne stopped by Terry Richardson's studio for a new serie of pictures.
    The images vary from black and white and color pictures with Cara as Terry and with the famous faces of Cara.
    Continue reading for the images.

    Samiya Cusman

    May 6, 2013

    Eye for Details

    One of the best things in fashion for me has got to be the detailing.
    The amount of time the designers put on their collections is amazing and it brings stunning pieces!
    Continue reading for some images showing you the details in fashion.

    Samiya Cusman

    May 5, 2013

    The Costume Institute Gala 2013, It's Coming!

    We're just one night away from the most important events in Fashion!
    The Met Ball ,also known as The Costume Institute Gala, will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 6 May, Monday night.
    Tomorrow night the event, which brings together Hollywood stars and the fashion industry elite, will celebrate the PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibit.
    The theme of the night is Punk, to go with the exhibit obviously.

    Each season The Metropolitan Museum of Art features a limited edition exhibit, for this upcoming Spring they've chosen ''PUNK: From Chaos to Couture''.
    The exhibition empathizes the impact Punk has had on high-fashion, from it's begin in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today.

    100 original punk styles from designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood and Chanel will be exhibited at the exhibit, which will run from May 9 till August 14.
    The exhibit will have around 100 men’s and women’s designs which will include original punk looks to the high fashion creations that were inspired by them.

    This year the singer Beyoncé Knowles, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, actress Rooney Mara and contributing Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo will be serve as Honorary Chair.
    Vogue's William Norwich and model Hilary Rhoda will host the event this year.
    I can't wait to see all the stunning dresses and tuxedo's from the Hollywood stars and the fashion industry elite tomorrow night!

    You can watch a live-stream tomorrow, May 6 at 7:oo P.M., which is brought to you by Moda Operandi, Samsung and Vogue, here 

    Click here to look back at the Met Ball 2012!

    Samiya Cusman

    May 4, 2013

    Rihanna for M.A.C

    A few months ago I announced earlier that Rihanna was working on yet again a new collaboration.
    She made a collection with M.A.C Cosmetics consisting of 31 products ranging from brushes to lipsticks to blushes.
    This was the first time M.A.C is collaborating with a celebrity on a breadth of products rather than a one-off.
    The four collections called 'RiRi hearts M.A.C' will consist of 31 Products. And will be released soon!
    The lipstick, with the iconic M.A.C color, Ruby Woo which she turned in Riri Woo, went on sale first.
    On the 2th of May Rihanna announced via Instagram  that her ''very first, very own, signature red lipstick'' was available exclusively to order on and within three hours the lipstick was sold out!
    That's what you call a 
    successful collab! 
    You can sign-up on the website to be one of the fist to shop when it returns in June and they will also release it with the new collaboration with Rihanna.

    Samiya Cusman
    RiRi Woo RIhanna Mac lipstick
    Click on the image to read the text.

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    May 3, 2013

    Jourdan Dunn

    Obviously by reading my blog you get to read about different models, celebs and people associated in their worlds.
    But I always want my readers to get to know new models on the rise or who are still rising.
    This post is about a model who you mostlikeley have heard of, if not,  keep reading!
    Jourdan Dunn is a remarkable young lady who has achieved so much in her 6 years of modeling.
    But also having to deal with big problems in the modeling world such as diversity problems.
    She was the first black model to walk for Prada in over a decade, before that, Naomi Campbell had the ''honors''.
    Jourdan attracted lots of attention, for walking the show and due to the lack of black models in the modelling industry.