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7 posts tagged "Aymeline Valade"

One Is Better Than Two


The Fall ’13 shows wrapped in Paris yesterday, and one of the many trends that stuck out this season was the single earring. Models at Dries Van Noten donned fractured crystals on their right ears, which lent a retro-futuristic glamour to the designer’s smart, feminine wares. Over at Thakoon, we spotted leafy, silver, pearl-embellished ear cuffs. Naturally, Versace offered a punk play on the trend, piercing models’ lobes with a giant spike, and chez Kenzo, it was all about structured, squiggly, dangling versions. At Chloé, Clare Waight Keller kept it simple, showing small gold pieces at the top of the ear. And the look has even taken to the street, as model Aymeline Valade was seen backstage at quite a few shows wearing a sole silver piercing. Needless to say, when it comes to earrings, one is no longer the loneliest number.

Adriana Lima: Pregnant In Pirelli, And More Of Today’s Top Stories


Adriana Lima (pictured) is making history. The Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel is the first pregnant model to appear in the Pirelli calendar. Lima is expecting her second child with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric. The 2013 edition of the famed calendar, which is known for its risqué photos, was shot in Brazil by Steve McCurry. [Telegraph]

Have you met Miss Wu? That’s the name of Jason Wu’s contemporary line created in collaboration with Nordstrom, named after the designer’s emblem of a hand-drawn owl. The collection will start with ready-to-wear, followed by accessories in 2014. “Instead of just doing ‘Jason Wu-for-less,’ the idea is to explore the other side of myself,” says Wu. [WWD]

Michael Kors is all about old Hollywood glamour, and it really shows in his Fall campaign. The designer tapped models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman to play modern-day versions of the iconic pairing Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, in a Mario Testino-lensed photo shoot set in Los Angeles. This is the fifth time that the models have worked together for Kors. [WWD]

In other ad campaign news, the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 campaign, starring models Aymeline Valade and Arthur Gosse, has just been released. Valade sports a mullet-like blond ‘do in the minimalist black-and-white photos, shot by David Sims. []

Ab Fab is getting on the Olympics bandwagon. The famous duo, Eddy and Patsy, is set to star in a special Olympics episode that will air on Monday, July 23. The funny pair will embark on a wild series of Olympics-related events, including Patsy lighting her cigarette using the Olympic torch. Stella McCartney, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson will also make appearances. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

“I Hope I Don’t Slip,” And More Confessions From Shalom Harlow


Alexander Wang has made it his business to launch models’ careers. Britt Maren circa Spring 2011, Aymeline Valade for Fall ’11. But this February, he turned to the pros, enlisting the likes of Frankie Rayder, Carmen Kass, Gisele Bündchen, and Shalom Harlow to walk his Fall 2012 runway at Pier 94. Harlow is the star of Wang’s latest Confessional video. “It goes without saying that Shalom is an icon,” the designer told “Usually we feature new faces in our Confessional, but given the fact that her last show was in 2007, we felt she deserved to tell her story.” In the clip, directed by Peter Szollosi, Harlow recalls her arrival in New York in the early nineties. The city “had a pretty electric energy then,” she said. “There was a lot of really fun, theatrical types designing and the runway became this stage for all of these mega model personalities to flaunt their stuff.” You can watch her video exclusively here on For more behind-the-scenes footage of Wang’s show, visit

Fall 2011: The Season In Review


Hard to believe it, but 430 shows later—and those are just the ones we covered!—Fall 2011 is coming to a close. In tribute to the season that was,’s editors took a moment to reflect on the highs, the lows, the raves, and the rumors of the season. From our favorite catwalkers (Aymeline Valade, here’s looking at you) to the biggest moments at the standout shows, it’s our complete Fall scrapbook. Click here to thumb through.

Three’s A Trend: Sheer Skirts


It’s not the likeliest of on-the-street looks, but the opening numbers at Vuitton this morning confirmed an odd little trendlet that’s been popping up throughout Paris: see-through skirts. Aymeline Valade opened Marc Jacobs’ latest show with a slightly fetish-y transparent top, patent leather corset belt, and sheer skirt. Similar skirts were one of the focal points of Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy collection earlier this week, where they were shown with velvet and leather peplums, and came in both pencil and A-line shapes. And even Stella McCartney, in her surprising Fall show, gave the look a whirl: In the late, polka-dot section of her collection, she showed a sheer skirt over sheer pants, all topped off with an oversized jacket. Skirts, we hardly knew—make that, hardly saw—ye!

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