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Model Ataui Deng Has Been Missing for 10 Days [UPDATED]

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Image: Getty Images

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 Bazaari-DTeen VogueV 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]

 

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Link Buzz: Madonna’s Fabulous Birthday Weekend, Plus-Size Bloggers Boycott Altuzarra x Target

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  • 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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Renee Bargh Sports Aussie Designer Bariano at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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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.

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Abbey Lee Kershaw Steps Out of Hiding for the Melbourne International Film Festival

Abbey Lee Kershaw MIFF

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For a while there, we kind of thought Abbey Lee Kershaw had fallen off the face of the earth. We weren’t hearing about the doe-eyed model and she wasn’t gracing glossy magazine spreads. Then she popped up on our screens for the Max Max: Fury Road trailer alongside fellow models Megan Gale and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, making us think a fledged acting career could be on the cards.

Now the blond babe has been spotted at the closing night of the Melbourne International Film Festival, strutting her always-grungy look on the red carpet for the Australian premiere of Felony. The 2004 Girlfriend Model Search winner showed off her belly button ring in a high-waisted pant and crop combo teamed with a black biker jacket and shiny leather boots.

Add to the outfit a cross necklace, beaded bag, messy hair and edgy makeup, and it’s apparent our girl is back in full swing. It might be to cement her acting career, but we’re not complaining. It’s good to have you back, Abbey Lee, no matter the reason.

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Kookaï Taps 3 Leading Models for Its Spring 2014 Campaign

Kookaï has tapped three of Australia’s most renowned supermodels for its Spring 2014 campaign dubbed Tropéziens. The beautiful Alexandra Agoston, Sports Illustrated model Pania Rose and blond bombshell Elyse Taylor all grace the holiday-inspired shoot, based in Saint-Tropez.

The striking outfits pop against the beautiful backdrop of lush beaches, colourful blooms, dreamy sun beds and sailboats, with the three leggy babes all dressed head-to-toe in the Australian retailer’s extensive spring range.

Think tropical prints and nautical-inspired stripes splashed on flirty A-line cuts, jumpsuits and resort-style pants, paired with crisp white crops, crochet bralettes and ripped boyfriend jeans.

You can shop some of the the new arrivals from the campaign over at Kookaï‘s online store already. If you’ve got your eye on something in particular, there are styles dropping all week.

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Meet THE ICONIC’s Stylish Icons of Fashion

Like online shopping wasn’t addictive enough. Online retailer THE ICONIC will be wooing us this spring with three “Icons of Fashion,” including former Home and Away starlet Samara Weaving, English singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen (aka Foxes) and street style star Julia Sarr-Jamois.

The stylish babes will each be assigned a hero brand to represent. Samara has the pleasure of rocking vintage-inspired, festival-appropriate looks from Tigerlily (which totally matches the blond babe’s personal boho style), Foxes will don the modern femininity of Cameo and Julia will exude casual-cool in River Island.

“We see these collaborations as a great way to showcase the trends and brands making an impact right now by working with interesting tastemakers from around the world,” Managing Director and Co-Founder of THE ICONIC, Adam Jacobs said in a news release.

The campaign will continue to roll out over the next couple of months, with the girls lending their personal flair to the collections as the season moves forward. To read more on the announcement, head over to The ICONIC’s blog.

 

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