Last October, Blindie predicted that Heroes hottie Dania Ramirez was going places--we even went as far as calling her our latest Ga Ga girl...and it seems CoverGirl cosmetics agrees! The worldwide makeup juggernaut announced to People StyleWatch that Ramirez is their latest spokesmodel.
One of Blindie's fave models Jourdan Dunn is pregnant with her first child, according to Vogue. And expecting her new arrival in December!
Looks like supermodel Naomi Campbell (and her super temper!) has a new weapon! The British beauty has been accused of attacking a photographer (and putting him in the hospital!) while on vacation in Italy with her billionaire beau Mikhail Prokhorov.
The photog, Gaetano Di Giovanni, says Campbell scratched and bruised his face after she slapped him and hit him with her handbag.
"First she hit with her bag, screaming at me and then she tried to slap me," he detailed to an Italian newspaper, "I managed to avoid her – but her nails still got my eye."
"Media reports circulating that Naomi Campbell attacked a photographer in Lipari, Sicily are completely untrue," her rep said. "The photographer was seen following Naomi Campbell on a small boat, taking photographs, the day after the alleged incident."
Sports Illustrated swimsuit stunner and Maybelline spokesmodel Jessica White will become an authoress, writing her first novel.
While celebrating her 25th birthday on Monday, White revealed to New York's Daily News that her foray into the world of literature will be autobiographical, specifically about a sexually abused young girl.
"I am all about empowering women to bounce back from being abused, because I was abused when I was younger," she said, before adding that her untitled, yet scribed book will be a movie that will star her.
Photographer Greg Kessler stalked the transformations of Jourdan Dunn during Paris Fashion Week for the New York Times.
The British beauty, who walked for everyone from Christian Dior to Jean Paul Gautier, rocked nine stunning looks from her Parisian time on the catwalk.
You can also check out Blindie fave Chanel Iman's looks here too!
The peacock of Saville Row, designer Ozwald Boateng, walked into the Grey Goose party in the SoHo Lounge in L.A with supermodel Elle "The Body" MacPherson on his arm.
The London-based tailor celebrated his birthday in the private room last Friday, according to Fox News, with his new girl, NBC's Ben Silverman, Mariah Carey (and her hubby Nick Cannon) and Lawrence Fishburn.
Blindie's surprised by the reported hookup between MacPherson (who was previously married to photog Gilles Bensimon and has two kids with French financier Arpad Busson) and Boateng because he has long been photographed with wife Guynel (with whom he has two kids) at his side!
With the release of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated's coveted Swimsuit Issue, Blindie reluctantly flipped through the pages and was beyond impressed by the plethora of exotic faces in the 2009 edition.
While Bar Rafaeli (Leonardo DiCaprio's on-and-off again love) nabbed the cover, we were thrilled to see that ethnic models like Damaris Lewis, Ariel Meredith and Jarah Mariano appeared in multiple spreads.
Here's a little info on each beauty:
Damaris Lewis, 18, is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a classically trained dancer and attended the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. She was discovered by a modeling agent at a benefit dinner. Within months, Damaris was working for clients such as V, French Vogue, Benetton, MAC and Yves St. Lauren. She is the European face of YSL Complexion Makeup. This is Damaris' first Swimsuit appearance.
Ariel Meredith, 24, was discovered at age 14, but did not pursue modeling full time until she had completed her education. A Shreveport, LA., native, Ariel is currently featured in a Dolce and Gabana campaign, has posed for V Magazine, French Magazine, H&M and Gap. This is Ariel's first appearance in the Swimsuit Issue.
Jarah Mariano, 25, was born in Kauai, Hawaii, and raised in Mission Viejo, Calif. At age 15, she was stopped by a scout in Santa Monica and hasn't stopped modeling. After high school, Jarah moved to NYC where she attended Pace University, earning her degree while modeling for Victoria's Secret, MAC, Armani Exchange, Sephora, Roxy Quiksilver, Rock and Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch. Jarah is making her second Swimsuit appearance.
Blindie's assuming that this Italian Vogue thing is really catching on, as model Chanel Iman is featured on Time Magazine's Style & Design Issue.
In the issue, the magazine explores the recent trend of using black models, but argues that the industry "has often cycled through ethnicities," noting its use of black models in the 70s, Brazilians in the 90s, and Russians & East Europeans most recently.
"White faces, however, have always been in vogue—not surprising, given that most of the decision makers in the industry are white," the magazine observes.
Here's to Chanel Iman's small, yet necessary victories!
London native Jourdan Dunn (who appears on the latest cover of i-D Magazine) has many modeling accomplishments under her slim belt, including appearing on one of four Italian Vogue covers, being the first black model to walk the Prada runway in ten years, and closing the spring Rodarte show in New York on Tuesday.
Of her signature runway walk that rivals her mentor Naomi Campbell's, the 19-year-old fashion star told Teen Vogue, "I practice a lot. My mum got me these hooker shoes and I walk around the house in them all day. I can walk in anything after those!"
Here’s a timeline of Jourdan’s latest looks fresh off the most prestigious runways:
Sat, Sept. 6 @ 5 p.m. | Alexander Wang
Sun, Sept. 7 @ 11 a.m. | DKNY
Sun, Sept. 7 @ 12 p.m. | C. Tagliapietra
Mon, Sept. 8 @ 11 a.m. | Peter Som
Mon, Sept. 8 @ 9 p.m. | Marc Jacobs
Mon, Sept. 8 @ 10 a.m. | C. Herrera
Tue, Sept. 9 @ 12 p.m. | Rodarte
Wed, Sept. 10 @ 1 p.m. | de la Renta