We’re well aware of just how health-conscious Isabelle Cornish is, so it makes perfect sense that Women’s Fitness chose the Puberty Blues star for its August cover. In a shot that looks like she’s mid-workout with hair and makeup that could have involved fake-sweat spray, Isabelle sports a gray sports bra underneath a white mesh hoodie, yellow bike shorts and high-tech headphones around her neck.
The brand of choice for the cover was Adidas, with the love for the athletic brand continuing inside the mag. It’s not surprising given that 19-year-old Isabelle is a celebrity ambassador for the popular label. “Make sure to grab a copy of the new Womens fitness magazine out this week! I’ll be featuring on the cover and wearing some awesome @adidasau sports wear in the fashion shoot inside,” the actress wrote on her Instagram.
With Isabelle’s more than 145,000 Instagram followers, plus the mag’s 34,000 followers and its expected readership total of 167,000, we’re thinking Adidas is pretty stoked right now. If you want to watch the behind-the-scenes action of the Adidas party or hear Isabelle talk about her focus on doing more yoga this year, click here.
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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Models, has passed away at the age of 92. Last week, she was rushed to the hospital after falling in her New York City apartment. Along with her husband Jerry (who passed in 1998), Ford started the agency in 1946 which ultimately redefined the modeling world, brought glamour to the trade and helped turned the modeling industry into a lucrative career option.
Ford has had a knockout roster over the yeas, boasting names like Christie Brinkley, Christy Turlington, Alek Wek, Elle MacPherson, Ali MacGraw, Brooke Shields and countless others. Ford had a firm hand in pushing her beauty aesthetic and the world lapped it up. Her agency was, and still is, one of the most prominent around.
“Eileen Ford was an industry icon and pioneer and everyone in the Ford Models family will miss her dearly,” Ford Models said when we reached out. “Eileen’s contributions to the modeling and fashion industries are unmatched. She founded Ford Models 68 years ago and due to her unwavering passion, curiosity and drive, grew Ford into one of the world’s most prestigious agencies. We are incredibly proud and grateful for her revolutionary spirit and the values she instilled in Ford Models.”
Past clients of Ford’s have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late great agent, with the legendary Beverly Johnson and Cheryl Tiegs, both tweeting their condolences.
Ford’s life will be the subject of a biography, Model Woman, due out next year. She leaves behind four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
For our flashback series this week, we’re heading across the Atlantic and taking a look at a back issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar — I can guarantee it’s a forgotten favorite. For the November 2008 cover, the Bazaar team commissioned two of Britain’s leading artists, Peter Blake and Marc Quinn, to participate in its collector’s cover project, which involved customizing the cover images with Swarovski crystals. Stephanie Seymour was Bazaar‘s model of choice, wearing a silk gown from Versace. Paola Kudacki captured the 90s supermodel for the celebratory issue, dubbed “The Icon Issue.”
Cover designed by Peter Blake; IMAGE CREDIT: MARK E
Even with a cover subject like Stephanie, the icon theme is still evident when leafing through the pages of the magazine. There’s a wonderful retrospective on photographer Richard Avedon, including some of his most iconic portraits of Barbra Streisand, Sophia Loren, Charlize Theron, Bob Dylan and Mia Farrow.
The fashion content consists of two main fashion stories. One from Alexei Hay, who photographs Jeisa Chiminazzo to convey the season’s new take on grunge. Katrin Thormann is shot by Mark Pillai for a series of stark images showcasing structured and tailored pieces from Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Escada and Max Mara (I can always remember this story because it’s so fabulously 80s).
Check out the thread for the issue’s contents, where you might just find a comment of yours from 2008 (I sure did and cringed!). You can do all of that and reignite the discussion here.
Just yesterday, Net-a-Porter launched its athletic wear site, Net-a-Sporter, providing luxury sweats and spandex for the fit customer of discriminating taste. After all, you’ve got to work out if you plan on squeezing into any designer clothes at all, since most labels barely go past a size 12. But we hope you’re coming with the coins if you’re looking for gym gear from Net-a-Sporter, because woo boy, them windbreakers are expensive!
But one of the priciest items on the site has us scratching our heads. Included in the e-tailer’s ‘Après Sport’ category is a comfy-looking pair of grey cashmere leggings from The Elder Statesman. And how much might such a fine pair of pantaloons cost a potential buyer? Oh, about a month’s rent–prepere to shill out $1,060 for the ribbed pants if you dare.
But for real, who wouldn’t want to spend over a thousand dollars on something that can soak up your gross post-gym butt sweat? It’s not like you could spend that money on, oh, I don’t know, some kind of fancy Apple computer.
Image: Dominic Chan/ WENN.com
- Meet Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian soccer fan who scored a L’Oréal contract after a photo of her went viral. [IBT]
- People are starting to spend more wisely on clothing by purchasing fewer, more expensive quality items. Take that, fast fashion! [Fashionista]
- How’s this for vanity sizing? J.Crew is introducing size 000, for human beings who don’t exist. [Time]
- Alicia Keys made a photo diary while shooting Givenchy‘s Dahlia Divin campaign. [Elle]
- Following in the steps of Net-a-Sporter, Yoox is launching an activewear collection this September. [WWD]
- When free publicity goes wrong: these bloggers are superfans of retailers like Ikea, Anthropologie and Lululemon, but their favorite stores aren’t working with them — or trying to shut them down. [Racked]
- All Kelly Cutrone‘s fashion editor friends are broke because they keep buying expensive shoes. [The Huffington Post]
- American Apparel has finally come to an agreement with Standard General. [WWD]
- Eva Mendes is pregnant, and is reportedly hiding out with her baby daddy Ryan Gosling. [Zimbio]
David Jones ambassador Jessica Gomes got up close and personal with Madonna’s ex Tony Ward for the latest issue of Australia’s biggest glossy, Sunday Style. The totally convincing, steamy garage shoot named American Spirit builds the anticipation for the David Jones United States of Style campaign launching next week.
Although Jess works serious magic in this shoot, the article was all about Tony, and, as expected, for the large part it focused on his relationship with the one-and-only Madonna. But as the article explains, the man has a pretty impressive resume with or without his dating history, having been featured in campaigns alongside Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. Did we mention he was the first crotch to ever be featured on a Calvin Klein underwear box packaging?
Image: Sunday Style
The 51-year-old model is on his first trip to Australia to shoot the David Jones Summer 2014 campaign, so it’s no surprise that the department store’s leading lady was tapped for the mag’s shoot. The whole thing is actually just a big David Jones party, with both Tony and Jessica wearing only pieces available from the high-end store.
That’s right, those Alexander Wang shorts Jessica wears with a white Bonds tank and denim Levi’s jacket while thrusting up against the chiselled charmer can all be snapped up from the store affectionately known as DJ’s. Hunky tattooed man with just the right amount of facial stubble not included.
To see the entire shoot and read the full-length article for yourself, click here.