8 posts tagged "Liberty Ross"
We’ve all seen our fair share of “backstage” fashion-week videos, but since Spring 2011, Alexander Wang has been taking the concept to the next level with his Confessional Series. The films have featured top models—such as Shalom Harlow, Aymeline Valade, Liberty Ross, and more—as they paint intimate pictures of their fashion-week experiences and what it’s like to live life in front of the lens. For Fall ’13, the designer selected catwalker and Spring ’13 campaign star Malgosia Bela to tell all to the camera. The Polish model talks success, the evolution of her career, and how her son is “probably the only thing [she's] ever done right.” Bela’s Fall ’13 confession debuts here, exclusively on Style.com.
Alexander Wang had Erin Wasson and Iselin Steiro on his runway, but the catwalk veteran that really had his crowd buzzing was Liberty Ross. The model-turned-actress was much in the news earlier this year when her husband Rupert Sanders’ affair with Kristen Stewart was made public. Ross stars in Wang’s latest Confessional video, and she doesn’t shy away from addressing her experience. “We’re all on journeys, we’re all given lessons,” she says. “Sometimes when things seem really bad, you have to be able to see the good and learn from it and more forward as graciously as possible.” She continues: This year marked “the end of some things and the beginning of something else. Beginnings and ending are always really exciting.” Wang agrees. “Every time a model transitions into acting, I feel like the [fashion] industry is losing a star; it was so great to have her tell her story.” Watch the exclusive clip here.
L.A.’s been receiving a steady stream of Euro imports this week. Mulberry’s Emma Hill blew into the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday for a dinner and pool party, and last night at the Chateau, designer Vanessa Bruno and friends were fêting her new West Hollywood store—her first in the U.S. The shop, which will carry Bruno’s collection, accessories, and Athé diffusion line, doesn’t open officially until August 5, but a few high-profile fans can barely wait. “I’m so excited that she’s opening in L.A. I can’t even tell you,” said Kate Bosworth. “She’s so connected to wanting to bring out confidence and inner beauty. It’s a passion of hers and exciting for all of us.”
Around her, Angelenas like Tara Subkoff, Liberty Ross, and Atlanta de Cadenet and fellow Frenchie Julie Delpy sipped Champagne and cocktails. The dress code of the evening? Bruno, of course—”I’m actually wearing one of her skorts tonight—and I’m feeling it,” Rachel Bilson said. Even the guys got in on the act: Stylist George Kotsiopoulos showed off a bowtie that designer Magda Berliner had fashioned for him from a Bruno lace wrist gauntlet. “Men are lucky that way,” he said. “We could be in rags, but you put on a tie and you’re set.”
“I love the fact that different girls, known and unknown, are wearing my clothes and feeling comfortable and confident,” said the guest of honor. “L.A. is a melting of all different types of girls. There’s a real Americana, Californian spirit here.” The real Californians—new and native—tucked into strip steak and halibut and then, at the end, birthday cake—Bruno, it turned out, had more than one reason to celebrate.