Forbes released its annual report on the industry’s highest-paid models and, not surprisingly, Gisele Bündchen tops the list having reportedly earned $47 million this year — $5 million more than she is said to have made in 2013. Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima round out the top three with $8 million a piece.
But to give you an idea of just how well-paid Gisele is, think about this: Her earnings are more than the top six models on the list combined. That means Liu Wen, Doutzen, Kate Upton, Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and Adriana could put their money into a pool and Gisele would still have $3 million more than them. $3 million happens to be what Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Lindsey Wixson, Erin Heatherton, Erin Wasson and Candice Swanepoel each made this year.
We always expect Gisele to snag Forbes‘ top spot — that’s never a shock. But there were a few unexpected surprises on this list. One is that Jourdan Dunn makes about half a million more than the ever present Cara Delevingne. Kate Upton is a newcomer to the list, raking in $7 million this year. Karlie Kloss, Jourdan, Anja Rubik and Cara are also newbies (to the list, that is), who have clearly been busting their butts these past months. We have a feeling this isn’t the last time we’ll see these girls make it on Forbes.
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Just a week after her death, The Museum at FIT announced plans for an exhibit on Lauren Bacall, focusing on her inimitable style. Next spring, the museum will showcase the star’s iconic fashion, thanks to the 700 or so looks she donated to FIT while she was alive. Noted for blending practical, masculine pieces with more glamorous, feminine items, Bacall’s style proved to be timeless and still relevant to fashion today. No doubt this show will be an illustration of that fact.
Lauren reportedly only agreed to do the project if the exhibit was managed tastefully, “as long as it’s high-quality — Diana Vreeland style,” Valerie Steele, museum director, told The Hollywood Reporter.
The exhibit plans to focus on the late actress’ outfits from the 50s and the 60s, particularly those crafted by five specific designers, one being the father of American high fashion, Norman Norell, a friend of the late actress. You’ll also find pieces from Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Pierre Cardin and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior.
We don’t know when the show will launch, but we will be keeping our ears open for a date.
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Summer and holidays tend to go hand-in-hand, so it’s perfect that We Are Kindred‘s new Summer 2014 collection, dubbed Dreaming of Amalfi, embodies travel and adventure with its dreamy prints and flowing pieces. Think florals, lightweight fabrics and crochet detailing in a feminine colourway of crisp whites, soft pinks, blues and lilacs.
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With the cute crops, wrap playsuits, simple camis, sweet midi skirts and elegant maxi dresses, the range definitely lends itself to the more girlie type. But with the inspiration of romance and long summer days, the pieces are perfect for the free-spirited soul who doesn’t mind a bit of stylish relaxation.
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“I can imagine holidaymakers roaming the streets of Capri and Positano wearing We Are Kindred and feeling beautiful and free,” says Co-Founder and Director of the label, Lizzie Renkert. But even if you’re not planning a trip to Italy anytime soon, you can play pretend with the collection dropping in-store this September.
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Ataui Deng, a 22-year-old Sudanese model (full name Ataui Deng Hopkins), was reported missing today. Her friend and fellow Sudanese model Ajak Deng posted an image on Instagram, saying that Ataui has been missing for the past 10 days, last seen in Manhattan.
You will recognize Ataui from her appearances in Rihanna‘s Spring and Summer 2013 River Island campaign, Kenzo‘s Spring 2011 campaign, Benetton‘s Spring 2010 campaign (which she appeared in with her friend Ajak) as well as ads for Express and Catherine Malandrino. Ataui is a runway regular, having walked for Vivienne Westwood, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, The Row, Kenzo and several others. She’s also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Teen Vogue, V and more.
Ataui is said to have been seen last leaving 251 W. 48th in Manhattan on August 6. She’s got deep skin, cropped hair and a slender frame standing at 6’1″ and weighing in at 110 lbs. The NYPD’s Crime Stoppers are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 1-800-577-8477. You can also contact the NYPD by texting TIP577 to the number 274637 (CRIMES).
Ajak and a few of Ataui’s friends are additionally asking anyone with any information to email tips to FindAtaui@gmail.com.
This is truly terrible news and we hope that Ataui is safe wherever she is.
UPDATE: Deng has been found. According to Dazed, she’s been in an NYC hospital. Her friend, celebrity chef Roblé took to Instagram to announce that the model has been located: “I am very happy to report that Ataui has been found,” he wrote. “She is safe and sound. I want to thank all of our friends and followers and especially the NYPD for their swift and dedicated response.”
[h/t The Village Voice, Fashionista, CBS News]
- Lena Dunham has reached new levels of hipsterdom with this blond bowl cut she debuted over the weekend. [Instagram]
- Gwen Stefani‘s lower-priced Gx range is branching out to new retailers — it will be available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Belk and Shopbop in addition to ShoeDazzle this fall. [WWD]
- Miranda Kerr says the street fight that occurred between two Aussie billionaires a few months ago was not over her, as was reported. [NZ Herald]
- Apparently, in TV advertising, there is an over-representation of redheads. Only 2 to 6 percent of the U.S. population has red hair, but our fiery-tressed friends show up in commercials at a rate of about 11 percent. [The Atlantic]
- Lela Rose is designing a collection for Lane Bryant. [WWD]
- Beyoncé sings Nancy Sinatra‘s “Bang Bang” in the trailer for the On The Run Tour HBO special. [YouTube]
- Plus-sized bloggers are boycotting Altuzarra x Target, due to the fact that the range excludes customers over a size 16. [Fashion Bomb Daily]
- You weren’t invited to Madonna‘s fabulous 56th birthday party this weekend, but Kate Moss was. [Daily Mail]
- Cara Delevingne does the ALS ice bucket challenge, let’s hope she gave actual money to help cure the disease. [Instagram]
- Christina Aguilera named her daughter Summer Rain, which isn’t that strange on the “celebrity baby names” weirdness matrix. [IBTimes]
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Even though Renee Bargh has been living it up in Los Angeles as Extra‘s co-host for quite some time now, the Queensland-born TV personality must still have a soft spot for her home country and its talented designers.
She did us proud on the Creative Arts Emmy Awards’ red carpet, stepping out in an elegant black gown by Melbourne-based designer Bariano. Renee styled the strapless piece perfectly with a gold diamond-encrusted choker fit for a Greek goddess, plus simple black heels exposed by the the front thigh split of the piece.
Perhaps the most breathtaking of the getup was the braided updo by hair stylist Erin McKay, which Renee continued to rock at the Malibu Beach House the following day. “Sunday at the Bu. Yesterday’s hair don’t care. #myhappyplace #beachbun,” Renee wrote to her Instagram, with a photo of her lounging in a bikini.