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August 22 2014

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23 posts tagged "Doutzen Kroes"

Coffee À La Kroes, Rihanna Starts The Rumor Mill, E-Tail Done Right, And More…

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A dinner in Barbados with Simon Cowell and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has English tabloids buzzing that Rihanna may be angling for her own fashion line. Green is the man who launched Kate Moss’ Topshop range; is RiRi next? [Daily Mail via Racked]

After a busy Christmas season, Amazon.com, Netflix, L.L.Bean, and more look set to have a very happy new year. The e-tailers were among those cited by a new survey as providing the best customer satisfaction—and research indicates that it’s customer service, not prices, that truly dictate online sales. [WWD]

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon, who announced yesterday that she is engaged to her agent boyfriend, Jim Toth. [Gawker]

And even if you don’t speak Dutch, we bet you can figure out Doutzen Kroes’ commercial for Douwe Egberts coffee. In 2003, as the ad has it, Doutzen’s granny has a great cup of coffee and a great idea—that @MissDK should hit the catwalk. Check it out below. [Styleite]

Doutzen Ties The Knot, Copping’s Set To Shoot, A Look Behind The Scenes At J.Crew, And More…

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Congrats to Dutch model Doutzen Kroes (pictured), who wed her longtime boyfriend Sunnery James in her hometown of Eastermar, the Netherlands, this weekend. The pregnant bride wore Pronovias, a Spanish label. The Angel and her new husband are honeymooning on Madagascar, so no hope of seeing her at the Victoria’s Secret show this Wednesday. [Page Six]

Peter Copping is on a roll at Nina Ricci: After debuting his new line of Barneys-exclusive dresses, he’s set to launch the brand’s return to advertising with a new campaign (with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin) and, eventually, bridal and lingerie. [Fashionologie]

Can’t get enough of J.Crew’s Spring 2011 men’s collection? Then check out the behind-the-scenes shots creative director Frank Muytjens snapped over at T. [The Moment]

Moleskine and, uh, Pac-Man: two great tastes that taste great together? [Racked]

And in case you missed it this weekend, Eric Wilson’s assessment of the current State of Love (Courtney, that is) is well worth a read—and, no, not just because we’re mentioned in the opening line. [NYT]

Photo: Greg Kessler / FirstView.com

Two Angels Send News From Above, A Tempest On The Way Over, And More…

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Meet DIS magazine, the upstart publication not afraid to style women’s underwear worn below the knee or use small bags of marijuana as earrings. Admittedly, we’re afraid of those things, but we’re all for creative boundary-pushing. [T]

The latest Brit to make the westward commute: William Tempest, who will show his Spring ’11 collection in New York this season. Twenty-four-year-old Tempest has already won fans like Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss at home, so odds are he’ll find a few on this side of the pond, too. [Vogue U.K.]

Congrats to Doutzen Kroes (pictured)! The model and Victoria’s Secret Angel has announced she and boyfriend Sunnery James are expecting their first child. [Fashionologie]

Meanwhile, her fellow Angel Alessandra Ambrosio has news, too: She’s the new face of Moschino, styled by Anna Dello Russo. [NY Mag]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

The Models Hit The Hamptons, Victoria Beckham Takes The Wheel, And More…

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Looking for the models this Fourth of July? Try the Hamptons. Ginta Lapina (left), Hilary Rhoda, Tiiu Kuik, and Eniko Mihalik will all be on Long Island, while Doutzen heads for Holland and Alexandra Richards home to Connecticut. (Pity poor Jacquelyn Jablonski—she’ll be working Couture in Paris.) [Modelinia]

Victoria Beckham knows a thing or two (or three) about luxury, so we guess from that vantage point, her new appointment as a “creative design executive” for Range Rover makes sense. [WWD]

Get your sneak peek at the costumes from the new season of Mad Men—and a peek beneath them. No surprise here: Sultry secretary Joan Holloway stays on message all the way down to her lacy, jewel-toned slip. [Racked]

Rumored yesterday, confirmed today. Anne Christensen has resigned her post at T; new EIC Sally Singer is officially on the hunt for her replacement. [WWD]

Photo: Greg Kessler/FirstView.com

Doutzen Convenes The “Ass Meeting”

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Age ain’t nothing but a number? The panelists at the CFDA’s Health Initiative discussion on “The Beauty of Health: Resizing the Sample Size” would have us believe otherwise. “Of the 172 girls I saw for casting for fashion week, 75 of those were 16 or under,” casting director James Scully told the audience at Milk Studios last night. “Everybody is demanding the girls fit into a 33-inch hip. A teenage boy has a 32-inch hip…they start too young and suddenly when they’re 17 turning 18 and they grow breasts and hips, they’ll do anything to fit into the size.”

Model Doutzen Kroes may have since landed Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein campaigns, but starting out, she, too, battled the ultra-skinny standard. “I never fit the sample. I probably fit it once, when I was 11,” she deadpanned. Kroes started in the industry at the ripe old age of 18 and was pressured to lose a few pounds. As luck (and a good head on her shoulders) would have it, Kroes gathered her team to rally around her. “We had what we called an ‘ass meeting’ with my agent,” the model recalled with a laugh. “I chose to have a healthy lifestyle and work around that.” Panelist David Bonnouvrier of DNA Models, who reps Kroes, added that a too-young model can’t handle all the pressures of the job. “We think someone 17 or 18 should be getting their first look,” he said. But Bonnouvrier also admitted that the industry wasn’t exactly built for hashing things out in the open. “Of course you have someone like Doutzen and she is untouchable,” he conceded. “But the models won’t talk. There will be retribution sooner or later.” The problem established, the solution seemed less clear. There was blame placed on certain unnamed and influential stylists, and discussion of the vicious, self-perpetuating cycle. But how to actually break that cycle was harder to address. Post-discussion, attendee Rachel Roy had offered the pragmatic answer. “It’s a no-brainer,” the designer told us. “You just do it.”

Photo: Max Rapp /Patrick McMullan