There are two reasons to congratulate Lara Stone today:
1) We've just learned that she's the Fall/Winter 2012 face of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, following in the footsteps of fashion luminaries Jessica Stam, Karolína Kurková, and Milla Jovovich.
2). IT'S HER BIRTHDAY. The Dutch model turned 28 today, and even though that's very, very old in Modelland, from what we can tell, the best of Lara's illustrious career is yet to come.
For whatever it's worth, I think Lara Stone is pretty much the most gorgeous of all the models and I could probably waste away the rest of my life looking at pictures of her face. So I wish her a very happy birthday and hope she takes lots of photos and distributes them on the Internet.
I've put together a very-mini appreciation post below. I wanted to spend all day on it, but then I would have spent all day on it.
Courtesy of Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week.
Images via SusanMariePR, Models.com, PopSop, StyledByJanet.