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Model to Watch: Rianne van Rompaey (Forum Buzz)

If there is one thing theFashionSpot forum members are truly exceptional at (in addition to their ability to share scans and insider news at light speed), it’s their talent to hype up the most promising new models before anyone else does.

Rianne van Rompaey at Louis Vuitton F/W 2014

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Dutch beauty Rianne van Rompaey’s thread on the forums was started in 2011 by subway123, who noted, “I have been seeing her in Paparazzi's site the last year but I don’t know her last name or if she is signed abroad. The only thing I know is that she is GORGEOUS!”

Almost three years later, Rianne landed her first major job: she closed Nicolas Ghesquière’s first runway show for Louis Vuitton.

“Sold me closing Vuitton — definitely one of the strong appearances of the season for a new face. Color me a fan,” posted youarearockstar about the 5’11” tall redhead who’s signed with the agencies Viva in Paris and London and DNA in New York.  

Last week, Rianne had the honor of opening the Louis Vuitton Cruise show, clearly establishing herself as a new muse for Ghesquière. We have yet to see her in any major campaigns or magazines, but her potential is easy to see and forum members have no doubt that this girl is on her way to become big. And, as TREVOFASHIONISTO pointed out, “The more you look at her, the more interesting she gets.” 

Rianne is one of the most buzzed about models on the forums this week. And indeed, we cannot get enough of her.

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Alex Gonzalez Joins Elle as Creative Director

Alex Gonzalez

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Looks like Elle has already found someone to replace Joe ZeeWWD reports that the Hearst title has tapped Alex Gonzalez, executive artistic director at Town & Country and artistic director at Marie Claire to fill the new position. Gonzalez says that with this new appointment, he will keep his job at T&C, but will leave his post at Marie Claire to make room for this new gig.

And it sounds as if this new addition is going to be the catalyst for more shakeups at the title. Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Meyers says that they will be "building a team" once Gonzalez starts, likely meaning there are about to be a lot of new hirings, and possibly firings over at the mag.

Gonzalez is set to start at Elle in early June, so you can expect word of lots of new appointments. Watch this space for updates!

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Watch: André Leon Talley Previews Zac Posen Fall 2014

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You know when André Leon Talley does an interview, you're bound for a lively exchange…and this chat with Zac Posen is no exception. The Zappos Couture artistic director sat down with the designer for the latest installment of his weekly series for ZeeCee, to preview the stunning Fall 2014 collection in Posen's design lair.

The two exchange banter over a few select styles from the season, modeled by Anna Cleveland: an architectural curve-hugging multi-colored tweed dress, a slinky LBD that Posen and Talley dub the "stealth bombshell dress" and a beautiful tent-like coat with a billowing bodice and impossibly narrow sleeves.

Watch Talley gush over Posen's large, exquisite ball gowns and spun-from-the-gods fabrics in the workroom. And if you don't tune in for any other reason, do it for that oversized gold charm necklace swinging from ALT's distinguished neck. It's a doozy.

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Watch: Lily McMenamy Monkeys Around for The Walkmen’s Walter Martin

Lily McMenamy The Walkmen

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Model Lily McMenamy brings her distinctive look and goofy energy to a new music video from Walter Martin's (of indie rock group The Walkmen) first solo album. In "We Like the Zoo (Cause We're Animals Too)," McMenamy twirls and whirls her way through New York City, dancing her way through Washington Square Park and bodegas.

The unofficial video was directed by filmmaker and photographer KT Auleta, with Martin's blessing. The songwriter tells T Magazine how the project came about:

“KT is friends with my wife, and we were talking about this concept for a video she and Lily had. I thought it was so funny I suggested she use my song for it. It’s bright, fun and spontaneous, and I loved how ‘New York’ it was. It basically follows the theme of the song — how people are animals, basically. The beast in us is just wild at heart.”

Watch it here:


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Brit Retailer Whistles Launches in the US

It’s hard to imagine life before online shopping and the convenience of being able to instantly get your fashion fix without leaving the comfort of your own home, but you’ve got to agree that nothing quite beats going down to the real brick and mortar stores for a spot of retail therapy, right?

So, those of you who are based in the U.S. with a penchant for Brit fashion will love to learn that although the U.K. retailer Whistles has been shipping stateside for a while, it's now opened its first concession within the department store Bloomingdale’s.

A dress, romper and white backpack from Whistles

If you want to switch those virtual rails for real life ones, you can find the shop in shop over at the 59th Street store in New York, and as Whistles counts a number of high profile trendsetters and celebs amongst its fans, including the Duchess of Cambridge, we’re sure that lines will turn around pretty quickly. So, our advice is to snap up your favourite pieces as soon as you can.

And in effortlessly elegant Whistles style, it's teamed up with photographer and stylist Garance Doré to create a short fashion film #BellesAndWhistles to celebrate the U.S. launch. It features several rather fitting whistling ladies showing off their own personal style.

Images: Whistles

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Link Buzz: Lindsay Lohan Grows a Beard; Happy Birthday to Cher!

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  • It's Cher's 68th birthday; please pay your respects. [FabSugar]
  • We're finally getting a hint of former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts' plans for Apple retail. [Racked]
  • Nautical nail art for Memorial Day, if you're feeling crafty. [BellaSugar]
  • Anna Wintour will host another Obama fundraiser, which will be attended by the President himself. [PageSix]
  • Zosia Mamet has some good thoughts on the pitfalls of Sheryl Sandburg's Lean In campaign: "Feminism was meant to empower us as women, to build us up for fighting on male-dominated battlefields. It did that, but it did some other things as well. It gave us female role models like Hillary and Oprah and Beyoncé and in the process implied that mogul-hood should be every woman’s goal. We kept the old male ideas of success: power and money. We need new ones!" [Glamour]
  • How has Gap managed to avoid a near-certain death? [Mashable]
  • Probably the craziest thing Lindsay Lohan has eevvver done. [TMZ]

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