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23 posts tagged "Alessandra Ambrosio"

Rihanna’s New Music Video Under Speculation, Alessandra Ambrosio Is Pregnant, Oscar De La Renta Makes Beats, And More…

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Over Christmas, Rihanna released her new video for her single, “You Da One.” Now, “observers have noticed” the black polka dots projecting on her nude bodysuit look “remarkably similar to one of fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø’s old-fashioned shoots for Numero 93.” [Grazia Daily]

Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio is pregnant with her second child. The Brazilian model told the New York Daily News losing baby weight isn’t difficult, though: “I only do yoga once a week or so.” [Huff Po]

“Never put a difficult woman next to a difficult man, and definitely never put a difficult man next to another difficult man,” says Pablo Ganguli of his seating-chart rules. Ganguli, the “impresario behind cultural-events agency Liberatum” and put on the Istanbul-based festival Istancool this year, talked to Nowness.com about “the secrets of hosting the world’s artistic elite.” [Nowness]

Earmuffs and headphones, all in one? Yes, thanks to a new collaboration from Oscar de la Renta and Beats you can keep your ears warm with fox fur and listen to music at the same time. [T]

Prabal Gurung Takes The Reins At ICB, Designers At Midlife, Spring (Campaigns) Are In The Air, And More…

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The Japanese label ICB, formerly designed by Michael Kors and then Victor & Rolf, stopped distribution in the West in 2002, but it will soon be back on these shores. Owning company Onward Kashiyama has announced that Prabal Gurung will helm the relaunch of the collection in U.S. and Europe, beginning here in Fall 2012. [WWD]

In 2011, designers of major labels, including Haider Ackermann, Christopher Bailey, and Nicolas Ghesquière, hit milestone “big O” birthdays (they all turned 40). In the NYT, Suzy Menkes points out that the battle of generations of designers of all ages, however, is a thing to celebrate. [NYT]

The Spring campaigns are upon us! Fashionologie rounds up the best of what’s out now, featuring star turns from Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and Julia Stegner. [Fashionologie]

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld designed her own collection of lingerie for Kiki de Montparnasse—and pregnancy or no pregnancy, she’s gonna model it, too. [Elle]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Angels Among Us

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“To walk the Victoria’s Secret show is obviously every American girl’s dream. I feel pretty lucky to have crossed that one off my bucket list at such a young age,” 19-year-old Karlie Kloss (above) said yesterday after her Angel debut, at the VS after-party at the Dream Downtown. “I got to dance with Adam Levine and Kanye, and wear a pair of wings. Onstage, I felt on top of the world, it was wild.” She wasn’t the only catwalk veteran to make her VS debut last night. Joining her—both on the catwalk and at the party—were Karmen Pedaru, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Sui He, and Joan Smalls. Naturally, all the established Angels made winged appearances, too. Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Anne Vyalitsina have all been around the VS block many times before. But according to Anne V. (who high-fived her boyfriend, Adam Levine, during his Maroon 5 set during the show), the spectacular ups the ante annually—and demands that the girls do the same. “This year was particularly competitive…like getting our bodies ready and really getting into the workouts,” she told Style.com. Those long hours in the gym paid off. “Everybody looked over-the-top amazing,” she gushed.

PLUS: For more from the Victoria’s Secret show, check out Tommy Ton’s backstage shots here.

Photo: Tommy Ton

Elsa Schiaparelli And Miuccia Prada Are The Centerpiece Of Costume Institute Exhibit, Kanye On The Runway Again, A New Collaboration From Acne, And More…

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The theme of the Costume Institute exhibition at the Met next year will be Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion. Baz Luhrmann has been announced as the exhibition’s creative constultant and designer for the May 7 benefit. [WWD]

Kanye is going to be on the runway again next month, but this time he’s performing for the annual Victoria’s Secret show. Miranda Kerr is also making her return to the show after being on maternity leave, along with fellow angels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alessandra Ambrosio. [Vogue U.K.]

Acne has collaborated on a 28-piece collection with the Brit sculptor Daniel Silver, T reports. The “utterly cool” collection includes tribal animal prints and biker jackets. [T]

Jean Paul Gaultier and the chocolate factory? The designer has created a “one-off gold bar” for a French gold investment company, engraved with Gaultier’s name and a heart. The chocolate bar goes on sale October 14. [WWD]

Victoria’s Secret Angels Cycle For Charity

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Forget about Hells Angels. The angels on bikes we’re talking about here sport wings, perfect measurements, and big hearts. Last night, the Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton hosted a supermodel cycle ride at SoulCycle in New York to benefit Pelotonia, an annual bike tour that supports cancer research. Based on their super-toned legs and VSX workout gear, you’d never know that most of them were spinning novices.

“I’m not much of a cyclist,” Swanepoel told Style.com. “But what’s important is that tonight I’m exercising not just for myself.” Ellingson, for her part, explained she’s more of a yoga fan, but “would take spinning classes all the time if they played hip-hop.” In order to score a spot near one of the supes, participants had to pony up some serious dough—tickets ranged from $1,000 to $2,500, with Victoria’s Secret matching every dollar raised.

For more information and to learn how to donate, click here.


Photo: Courtesy of Craig Arend / Victoria’s Secret