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Naomi Campbell Covers Vogue Japan; Anja Rubik to Wear Pucci Wedding Gown

Naomi Campbell Vogue JapanNaomi Campbell landed one of the covers of Vogue Japan's June issue. Dressed up in Gucci's Fall 2011 show-closing gold dress, the supermodel was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Apart from the cover and a behind-the-scenes featurette, Naomi is missing from the magazine's pages, which includes editorials with Karen Elson and a model that resembles Jacquelyn Jablonski. Crystal Renn snagged the second cover and an editorial styled by Lori Goldstein. [DesignScene, tFS Forums]

In an interview with WWD, Lara Stone made it clear that even though she doesn't plan to leverage her modeling career in order to pursue acting, she would jump at the opportunity to play a Bond girl: "I would make a great evil Bond girl!" Agreed – and could Karl Lagerfeld please design your wardrobe and shoot a bunch of cross-promotional Diet Coke commercials? [WWD]

Even though a professional makeup artist tried his hand at Kate Middleton's beauty look for her Mario Testino-shot engagement photos, the princess-to-be washed her face as soon as she looked in the mirror and reapplied all the makeup on her own before being photographed. I'm sure the makeup artist responsible for the incident was more than devastated, but he or she should at least be comforted to hear that it probably wasn't personal: Kate's taking the lipstick into her hands on the big day too. The blushing bride has decided that she'll apply her own makeup before taking a walk the aisle. Confidence is probably a good quality for a future royal, but this seems reckless: with approximately one million high-definition camera pointed at her lovely face, the entire world's going to be on high-alert blemish patrol. Forget about hiring a makeup artist, I'd probably wear a mask. [FashionEtc]

A few days ago, Anja Rubik and her fiance, Sasha Knezevic, posed on top of a real-life NYC taxi cab stuck in traffic in Times Square for a romantic DKNY fragrance campaign. The stunt probably sealed theirs as the Most Fashionable Engagement in history, and there are a few more stylish surprises around the corner as the couple embarks on a life together. Speculation about Kate Middleton's wedding gown might be at a fever pitch, but Anja's getting her own fairy tale dress custom-made by Peter Dundas from Pucci. [Modelina]

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