Edie Campbell is no one-trick pony. The much-loved model, who is the face of countless new ad campaigns (Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen among them), is also a competitive horsewoman in her (probably limited) spare time. This afternoon, she showed off her equestrian skills at the Glorious Goodwood Ladies Charity Race in Chichester, England, and took home the Magnolia Cup. According to British Vogue , it was admittedly a high-fashion horse race: Vivienne Westwood designed some of the jockeys’ uniforms, jeweler Theo Fennell dreamed up the sculpture prizes, and Tom Cruise handed out the awards. Campbell participated in the hopes of raising £10,000 for The Reading Agency, a charity that promotes the importance of reading for both children and adults. You can still sponsor her here.
When you’re a Victoria’s Secret Angel with more than 1.5 million Instagram followers, you practically have to share a selfie with your brand-new baby. Doutzen Kroes, whose Instagram feed has prominently featured her growing bump of late, revealed today that she gave birth to a baby girl, Myllena Mae. Kroes also tweeted the family portrait with her husband, Sunnery James, and their son, Phyllon: “A miracle saw the light of day this morning. Welcome Myllena Mae. Mommy, Daddy, and brother Phyllon are super proud!” Congratulations to the happy family!
News of Cara Delevingne’s solo Topshop campaign broke back in June, but a first look at the sultry images debuted worldwide today. (And to answer the question in our previous post, she did indeed stay awake.) The It Brit looks super-glam in micro-minidresses, luxe fur coats, and a pair of patent skinnies we can’t wait to scoop up. The best part of the launch is arguably the video (below), which features the catwalker’s trademark goofy dance moves, a light-saber routine, and her Insta-famous fashion bunny, Cecile. Needless to say, whether modeling high fashion or for the high street, Cara makes it work.
What does Kate Moss dream about? That was the question on Stella McCartney’s mind when she cast the iconic model in her Mert & Marcus-lensed Winter 2014 ad campaign, which debuted today. “Kate epitomizes the Stella McCartney woman and I wanted to capture her dreams and the moments we have shared over the years,” McCartney said of Moss, who has now appeared in her ad campaigns seven times. “I wanted to escape into something surreal this season, and fashion should make us dream, sometimes.” These particular dream-like images depict Moss inside zippered frames, which are surrounded by abstract landscapes of glaciers, forests, and the cosmos. The campaign will debut in the September issues of major international magazines. A short film titled Kate Dreams is set to follow.
Without a doubt, Edie Campbell is fashion’s muse-of-the-moment. Coming off of several seasons of stellar editorial and runway work, the It Brit model’s star continues to rise this summer with a deluge of recently released campaigns. Last week alone, Campbell debuted in ads for Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. The latter’s Tim Walker-lensed shoot was a true family affair: Campbell posed alongside her mom, Sophie Hicks; dad, Roddy; mullet-rocking brother Arthur; younger sister Olympia; and her oft-Instagrammed horse, Dolly.
In addition to being a mainstay on the Saint Laurent catwalk, Campbell is also the new face of YSL Beauty’s Black Opium fragrance and has landed yet another Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign. Other recent work includes Bottega Veneta’s Fall ’14 series lensed by David Sims, as well as ads for Hugo Boss and Sandro. Sweetening the deal is Campbell’s latest Vogue Italia group cover (in which she premieres a freshly lightened blond shag) photographed by Steven Meisel. With her versatile, aristocratic look and wry sense of humor, it’s no wonder the industry can’t seem to get enough Edie right now. We approve.