5 posts tagged "Anja Rubik"
For super Anja Rubik, her heart belongs to one man: Anthony Vaccarello. And she’ll do anything in the name of love, even if it means stopping off in Paris to open his show (and his alone). “Although I promised myself that I would take it really easy—I only did a Gucci exclusive in Milan—I said I have to come because I missed him last season and I couldn’t forgive myself, and he couldn’t forgive me,” she says. And since the model offers her opinion on the collection from its beginning stages (Vaccarello sends her e-mails asking her for input), it’s only natural that she would want to walk the runway in the finished product. She says of her first look, a jacket with “slightly ridiculous” gold buttons: “It’s quite grotesque, and I like it.” The second thigh-baring dress, she admits, is her favorite. Rubik’s next project with Vaccarello: getting the designer to come out of his shell. “He’s still quite shy,” she notes. “But we’re working on that!”
Model and EIC of 25 magazine Anja Rubik posed as a high-powered editrix (albeit a topless one) for another fashion glossy, Industrie (out September 5). Framed by a seductive swoosh of blond hair, the smoky cat-eye created by makeup artist Wendy Rowe inspires me to spice up my look for the office…except I’ll likely pair my pinstripes and penny loafers with a shirt.
Once pleasantries are exchanged and hair and makeup looks discussed, the backstage chatter this season has more often than not turned to a readily repeated question: Where are all the big models? Fall’s familiar faces—Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, and Anna Selezneva—have been few and far between for Spring, replaced instead by a host of newcomers from last season like Kati Nescher, Cara Delevingne, and Marie Piovesan. Rubik and Fall 2011 star Arizona Muse made a point to make their presence known right off the bat in Paris, though, as both models—joined by fellow bigs like Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, and Jourdan Dunn—were backstage at Anthony Vaccarello. “It’s so nice to see you,” an elated Muse said to Rubik. It was the former’s first show all season. “I’ve been working but am really excited to be here,” the newly named Estée Lauder face explained of her absence; for Muse, who recently relocated to London full time, it was an easy train ride to the City of Light. As she left Tom Pecheux’s makeup chair and a flurry of photographers surrounded the Tucson native, we noticed something different about her; her bangs had grown out, or so it appeared. “These are extensions from a shoot! I had the pros do this [for me]. I’m growing them out but they’re at a weird length,” she elaborated of the controversial fringe she cut last season. “It’s back to the length and color it was when I first started modeling, too. I like the bob,” she said. Us too.
After a splashy reveal in Cannes last month, Anja Rubik’s 25 Magazine is a week away from hitting newsstands—much to the delight of voracious glossy readers chomping at the bit to peruse the supermodel’s first editorial venture. Inspired by the now defunct seventies title Viva as well as old issues of Penthouse and Playboy of the era, Rubik describes the collectible read as a publication for “very strong-minded, ambitious women, who are very comfortable with themselves and their sexuality.” It’s also very much for fashion obsessives. “It’s been created from inside of the industry,” according to Rubik—and features the work of many of the biz’ biggest names: Inez van Lamsweerde, Ellen von Unwerth, and one Christiaan Houtenbos. “I have been working with Christiaan for many years. I call him my ‘hair whisperer,’ ” Rubik jokes of the man who gave her her short crop a few years back. “He is very unique; he has a very interesting view on things, and one of the reasons why I think he is such a great hairdresser is that he is more than hair. He possesses a huge imagination, loves art, does sculpture”—and is pretty handy with a camera. “I have always seen him clicking away in the studio, getting the coolest shots,” Rubik says of Christiaan’s photography habit, a pastime he rarely shares with others, until now. The first issue of 25 (which can be preordered at Colette) features a spread of intimate portraits snapped by the hairdresser as he jets from one shoot to the next, one country to another. Here, Style.com previews a selection of ten of these portraits for an inside view of the editorial process, from behind the hairstylist’s chair.
MAC Announces New Viva Glam Lineup; Anja, Abbey Lee, And Karmen Dance Until The World Ends For Fendi; And More…
Move Over, Gaga. MAC has just named its new Viva Glam campaign stars, which include Nicki Minaj and—wait for it—Ricky Martin! With Johnny Weir’s upcoming holiday collection for the brand also in the mix, the makeup giant has quite the trifecta on its hands. [MAC]
Fendi’s Fan di Fendi fragrance doesn’t hit shelves until next month, but to tide you over until then, the brand has released a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the commercial for the perfume starring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karmen Pedaru, and Anja Rubik writhing around and whipping their hair for the camera. [Grazia]
Nail File addicts, get psyched. There are around 20 new fashion- and beauty-related reality shows scheduled for TV premieres this fall. [WWD]
The first images from the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman have hit the Web, and the lasting impression we got from the preview pics can be summed up in one word: braids. Co-stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are both rocking impressive plaits in the press photos. [Daily Mail]