Image: Naomi Campbell on “The Face” first season
Open Call – Oxygen’s reality competition series “The Face” is gearing up for season 2 and is returning to New York City on July 21st in search of model talent. Led by supermodel Naomi Campbell, the casting event will take place at the Affinia Dumont Hotel in New York City on Sunday, July 21st. Women 5’7” and above are encouraged to apply. If you are not in New York, online submissions are open until July 22nd on TheFaceCasting.com.
Image: Model Miranda Kerr at QVC event last year
Scary News – A man has been arrested for threatening to kill top model Miranda Kerr. The man, Steven C. Swanson, reportedly wanted to fly to Los Angeles where Kerr has a home with her husband Orlando Bloom to kill the Australian star. He also told police that he planned to take two handguns with him, but upon search of his home, the police did not uncover any firearms. Swanson suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia according to the court appointed doctor. (Vogue UK)
Image: Raquel Zimmermann in Alexander McQueen’s spring 2013 campaign
Smell Like McQueen – Looking to produce its first fragrance in ten years, Alexander McQueen has signed a licensing deal with P&G Prestige to start working on new scents immediately. “Alexander McQueen has captured the imagination of the world in a unique and indelible way. The brand has become synonymous with modern British couture and will bring their incredibly passionate and emotional point of view to fragrance,” says Joanne Crewes, President of P&G Prestige about the deal.
Image: Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana at fall 2013 runway show
Designer Troubles – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s legal troubles first started in December, and has resulted in the designers and five additional defendants being found guilty of tax evasion. It hasn’t been a good week for designers. Yesterday, the news broke that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière is facing a lawsuit from Kering (the label’s parent company) after a tell all interview featured in System Magazine. As for Dolce & Gabbana, judge Antonella Brambilla has sentenced the designers to one year and eight months in jail. Allegations raised include an evasion of 416 million euros in taxes with the sale of their label to holding company Gado Srl. Dolce & Gabbana are said to appeal the decision. (WWD)
Marc’s New Venture – Known for his work for Louis Vuitton and his eponymous lines, designer Marc Jacobs now steps into new territory with a beauty line made in collaboration with Sephora Originals. Titled, Marc Jacobs Beauty, the collection will debut exclusively at Sephora stores on August 9th. The 122-sized product line features four sections including Smart Complexion, Blacquer, Hi-Per Color and Boy Test, Girl Approved. Prices for the line start at $24 for a lip balm and go up to $59 for a seven-color eye shadow palette. (Marc Jacobs / WWD)
With labels previewing their resort 2014 collections, we thought it would only by appropriate to do a roundup of four hot trends which have caught our attention this season. Look below for the full list and tell us which trend you like the best.
French Touch – With previous collaborations including brands such as Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela and Versace; fashion retailer H&M teams up with French designer Isabel Marant for a fall 2013 collection. Marant is well-known for her bohemian, Parisian and rock ‘n’ roll inspired designs. The designer will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces set to debut online and in 250 stores worldwide on November 14th of this year. The collaboration will include clothing and accessories for women, teenagers and Marant’s very first collection for men.
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Karolina in the City – Karolina Kurkova was spotted in New York City last week, shooting the upcoming fall 2013 campaign from LOFT. The advertisements are set to be revealed later this year. In the image, the Czech model and “The Face” star is seen walking a great dane near an onlooking taxi driver and posing alongside a young girl with balloons.
Wu at BOSS – Designer Jason Wu is set to take over as the new artistic director of BOSS Womenswear starting June 15th, 2013. Wu will work on the label’s ready-to-wear and accessories line. The first BOSS Womenswear Collection under the Taiwanese-born designer will debut during the pre-fall 2014 season in New York. His first runway show will be held during New York Fashion Week in February 2014.
“I have long been a fan of HUGO BOSS’ vast tradition and lineage in extraordinary tailoring. With the state-of-the-art facilities that are unique to the HUGO BOSS design labs, I plan to develop a strong, feminine womenswear collection that reciprocates the brand’s authority in menswear,” says Wu about the new role.
“Geschminkte Wahrheit” Front & Back Cover / Photo by Felix Lammers
The Truth about Makeup – Makeup artist Yasmin Heinz’s new book, “Geschminkte Wahrheit” (“The Truth Made-up” in English), details her journey from the beginning of her career in New York to her life now as one of the most sought after artists. Heinz has worked with many notable faces such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Toni Garrn, Dita von Teese and Monica Bellucci. In her book, she also reveals secrets of the trade; some even surprisingly simple. FGR got a chance to speak with the German makeup artist about the book and her inspiration.
During my career, many celebrities, actresses, models and assistants always asked me the same questions [about makeup], “why and how?”. That was the main reason for making this book. It is about enlightenment, my insight as an artist.