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Tiffany & Co. enlists supermodel Doutzen Kroes and other fashion bigwigs to “Save the Wild”

Fashion is putting on its philanthropic hat once again and this time, it’s for the elephants. Supermodel Doutzen Kroes has joined hands with Tiffany & Co. for a special initiative to put an end to elephant poaching. In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF), for which Kroes is the global ambassador, the jewellery house has unveiled its limited edition “Tiffany Save the Wild” collection.

The new collection includes a range of charms, brooches and necklaces that come in sterling silver and rose gold, but the highlight is the elephant symbol that is featured on each accessory. Starting from $150, the sale of every item on the “Tiffany Save the Wild” collection will fund the ECF’s vision to stop the demand for ivory for good. Besides pledging to donate 100% of the profits to the charity, the jewellery house is also committing to donating at least USD $1million by January 31, 2019.

That’s not all. On behalf of Tiffany & Co., Kroes is banding together with several other famous faces from the fashion industry to promote the new #KnotOnMyPlanet social media campaign. “I realized that we could be the last generation to see elephants in the wild so we launched #KnotOnMyPlanet to take urgent action,” said Kroes in a statement.

The #KnotOnmyPlanet campaign is rooted in the fashion world, where it was originally conceived by David Bonnouvrier, Co-Founder of DNA Model Management, Trish Goff and Kroes herself. In order to help the ECF raise awareness of the problematic demand for ivory, players of the fashion industry were asked to wear a knot as a tribute to the idiom, “an elephant never forgets”.

The campaign, which is fronted by the Dutch model, also features Victoria’s Secret staples such as Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski.

Tiffany & Co. has also tapped its Fall campaign stars for the cause. Making an appearance for the luxury brand once again are singer Janelle Monaé, actresses Elle Fanning and Zoë Kravitz, and indie musician Annie Clark (who goes by the stage name of St. Vincent).

The ‘Tiffany Save the Wild’ collection is now available in stores and online at Tiffany & Co.’s official website.

Victoria’s Secret Angels will fly to China for 2017 show

In an unprecedented move from the American lingerie fashion brand, Victoria’s Secret will be flying its arsenal of Angels to Shanghai, China, where the glamazons will strut their stuff on the catwalk. The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be filmed in advance, before being broadcast on November 28 via the CBS Television Network.

This year’s Victoria’s Secret line-up will feature faces that don’t require any introduction.You can count of seeing the usual: Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Sara Sampaio. Model of the moment Bella Hadid has also revealed on Instagram that she will be donning her wings for a second time. The 20-year-old shared that she felt “so crazy and humbled to get the opportunity to be a part of this show again.”

It’s easy to see why she’s so excited. In 2016, the show brought in 1.4 billion views when it was held at the Grand Palais in the fashion capital, Paris. Taking place once a year, the star-studded event promises a “merging of fashion, fantasy and entertainment, including pink carpet interviews, model profiles, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.”

That’s not counting the musical performances that will be put on during the show. This year’s guest performers have yet to be announced, but rest assured that whoever it is, it’ll be a big deal. After all, previous seasons have seen the likes of Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars gracing the catwalk as the Angels sashayed down in their grand wings and diamonte-encrusted lingerie.

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Jasmine Tookes Models Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra

Jasmine Tookes is confirmed as the lucky model set to wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra at its annual fashion show this year. It is the crowning jewel in the 25-year-old’s glittering fashion career.

Tookes will be the center of attention when she dons the Bright Night Fantasy Bra, valued at $3 million, during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Paris this November. The bra, which is adorned with over 9,000 precious gems, has been handset with diamonds and emeralds in 18-karat gold and weighs more than 450 carats.

But the California native is no stranger to wearing beautiful creations. As well as her high-profile role as one of the US lingerie brand’s Angels, a title she has held since 2015, she has also carved out a successful career in high fashion, walking for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and DKNY during the Spring/Summer 2017 season earlier this fall. Her all-American appeal has previously seen her take to the catwalk for brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, as well as edgier labels such as Reem Acra and Public School.

She has featured in high-profile advertising campaigns for Lancome, Jimmy Choo, and of course, Victoria’s Secret, and her magazine covers include Spanish Vogue and French Elle. She is represented by the agency IMG, which counts fellow superstars Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bundchen on its books, and with 1.3 million Instagram followers and counting, we can expect to see a lot more of her in the future.

Victoria's Secret Confirms Gigi, Bella Hadid

Victoria’s Secret Confirms Gigi, Bella Hadid

Instagram superstar Gigi Hadid will join sister Bella and rising star Jasmine Tookes on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in Paris this November.

The lingerie giant has confirmed the world’s 5th best paid supermodel for its 2016 line-up, with Gigi taking to Instagram to announce the news. The US star posted a throwback video of her Victoria’s Secret 2015 debut, alongside the caption: “There is no feeling in the world like walking down this runway. I’m elated to say I’ll be returning to the @VictoriasSecret Fashion Show this year.”

She went on to thank the brand’s senior creative Ed Razek, saying: “Thank you @ed_razek for putting on the show that has been one of my greatest motivators since I was a teenage fan of the Angels, and for making this dream come true for me again. It will forever be an honor.”

It was announced that Bella would be walking in the show for the first time earlier this week, and the news of Gigi’s addition to the cast means they will purportedly be the first siblings to grace the brand’s annual fashion show catwalk.

The duo will have to share the spotlight with the brand’s coterie of ‘Angels’, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro and Martha Hunt, among others.

It has been a busy week for Gigi, who unveiled her debut shoe design for Stuart Weitzman on Tuesday, before the news broke that she has a second design collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger in the works for February 2017.

The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on December 5.

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3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame

It is fashion season again and that means we’re on the lookout for the next wave of hot fashion and fashionably hot models. Yes September is coming round again, drawing our attention once more to the four fashion capitals of the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris – to discover what’s new at the spring-summer 2017 fashion shows. You can expect that some models will stand out during Fashion Month, and that the big brands will be scurrying about trying to sign them up for their next campaigns. Here’s the lowdown that the AFP has come up with on the models everyone will be talking about. Nothing surprising about this of course as these models are hardly unknowns.

Bella Hadid

3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid modelling for the Christian Dior spring-summer 2017 cruise collection.© ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

Gigi Hadid’s little sis needs no introduction, as she’s already won over planet fashion. But even as her star rises, she could still pull a few surprises. She was recently made the face of Dior Beauty, and is likely to be in high demand during Fashion Month, particularly in New York and Paris. She’s expected to walk for Dior, where she could either open or close the show. She might also stride out for Chanel, Miu Miu or Givenchy as she’s done catwalk work for them previously.

In just two years, the young Bella has shot to stardom in the model world. She recently posed for two editions of Vogue and is regularly on the front page of the world’s top fashion magazines. She also featured in the J.W. Anderson, Calvin Klein and Givenchy fall-winter 2016 campaigns.

Steffy Argelich

3 Models Destined for Fall 2016 Fame Steffy Argelich

Steffy Argelich walks at the Isabel Marant spring-summer 2016 collection. © AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Her name may not be familiar to you but this Spanish model has caught the attention of a raft of fashion brands. Spontaneous and charismatic, Steffy has that little something extra that brands are looking for. She has already won over Emilio Pucci, Lancaster, Mango, Max Mara, Just Cavalli, Topshop, and A.P.C., and that’s only in 2016. And she’s no stranger to the catwalk, having worked for Paul & Joe, Kenzo, Isabel Marant, Courrèges, Cédric Charlier, Jacquemus and Topshop Unique for the spring-summer 2016 collections. There’s no doubt that the bigger fashion houses will snap her up for the upcoming shows.

Taylor Hill

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Taylor Hill at the Versace fall-winter 2016 haute couture show. © PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP

This American model has attracted a large number of brands with her ability to switch from rock’n’roll to sensual to femme fatale. She’s only 20 but is already a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and has been a Lancôme ambassador since July. On top of these highly sought-after contracts, she has partnered with many other big names in fashion for both ad campaigns (Topshop, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, and Michael Kors) and on the catwalk (Tommy Hilfiger, Jeremy Scott, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Mugler, Miu Miu, and H&M). The brunette with the piercing eyes was also named social media model of the year at the 2015 Fashion Media Awards. There’s no doubt that she’s only at the beginning of a long and successful career.

Karlie Kloss is the New Face of Swarovski

Move over Miranda Kerr, for another former angel will front the campaigns to come for Swarovski. For the next two years, we can look forward to seeing Karlie Kloss as the face of the brand.

Due to be appear in a number of issues of national US magazines, the model will see herself in outdoor, television, digital and print campaigns from September. In the meantime, fans of the former Victoria’s Secret Angel can catch her in a video to be launched on the brand’s social media channel. The short and light-hearted video will feature the American model announcing the news and attempting to master the pronunciation of Swarovski.

Swarovski’s Creative Director Nathalie Colin commented on the news saying, “Karlie is someone young women look up to — her use of social media makes her accessible to a broad audience…. Karlie has an innate understanding of the digital world; we can’t wait to leverage her creativity to share inspiring stories about our jewelry and capture those emotional moments in life.”

Profile: Elsa Hosk

Packing the vigor of a professionally trained athlete, a killer body, stunning good looks and an infectious character to boot, Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk is the complete model package. Our friends at L’Officiel Singapore brought us the story and this fantastic spread.

With her light blonde locks and crystal blue eyes, Swedish model Elsa Hosk may bear some resemblance to a certain same-name snow queen from Disney’s Frozen, but trust us when we say that this lithe lady is anything but icy. Beaming with warmth and energy, Hosk is sensational when placed in front of cameras and on the runway, going from cheeky to sizzling in seconds. It’s no wonder the good people at Victoria’s Secret crowned her a full-fledged Angel this year, just three years after her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Red wool wrap coat and black wool high-neck sweater by Boss Womenswear

Red wool wrap coat and black wool high-neck sweater by Boss Womenswear

Born and raised in Stockholm, Hosk began her career at 14 after her father submitted photographs to various local agencies. With her big break still out there waiting in the wings, no pun intended, the leggy Scandinavian decided to pursue her budding basketball career with the Swedish women’s basketball league. She played for two years at a national level before taking the plunge and relocating to the Big Apple to focus on modelling.

Olive green wrap coat by Zac Posen; White strapless asymmetrical flare dress Donna Karan; GG Marmont pumps by Gucci; Leather choker by Zana Bayne

Olive green wrap coat by Zac Posen; White strapless asymmetrical flare dress Donna Karan; GG Marmont pumps by Gucci; Leather choker by Zana Bayne

Hosk’s athletic background is visible in her powerful yet slender physique, which is impressive even by Victoria’s Secret’s standards. An inkling of her big break came when she was appointed the face of Victoria’s Secret’s sister line Pink in 2011. Several shows followed – that moment when she nearly hit Ariana Grande with her pink fur-trimmed “wings” in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 is sure to go down in Angel history – but it wasn’t long before the 27-year-old graduated from Pink to Angel, alongside It models Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio and Martha Hunt. The recent extravaganza in New York City is her first since getting her wings. Hosk may have been in the industry for over a decade, but the Angel’s career is still taking flight.

Chevron print silk-wool georgette button down shirt, chevron print silk-wool georgette skirt and aged metal rings with Swarovski crystals by Gucci

Chevron print silk-wool georgette button down shirt, chevron print silk-wool georgette skirt and aged metal rings with Swarovski crystals by Gucci

Bright emerald-princess rose washed cotton linen short kimono and mid heel gladiator boots in platino galassia with bows and pearls by Gucci; Ruthenium chain link bracelet with crystals by Chanel; Latex gloves and stockings, stylist’s own

Bright emerald-princess rose washed cotton linen short kimono and mid heel gladiator boots in platino galassia with bows and pearls by Gucci; Ruthenium chain link bracelet with crystals by Chanel; Latex gloves and stockings, stylist’s own

Story Credits

Photgraphy by Jack Waterlot

Styling by Jumius Wong and Jack Wang

Hair by Fernando Torrent/ L’Atelier NYC

Makeup by Yumi Lee / L’Atelier NYC

Manicure by Yukie Miyakawa/Kate Ryan Inc. using Dior Vernis

Casting Director Neill Seeto

Photography Assistant Herman Van Den Brandt

Styling Assistant Erin McSherry

This article was originally published in the December/January 2015 issue of L’Officiel.

Elsa Hosk fronts L’Officiel Malaysia’s Festive Issue

After its debut issue in September 2015, L’Officiel Malaysia is currently on its fourth issue and last issue for the year, which is a bumper Festive Issue featuring Victoria’s Secret Angel, Elsa Hosk, on the cover.

Combining two months (Dec ’15 and Jan ’16) into one bumper festive issue, L’Officiel Malaysia brings a close to the year with aplomp, while ushering the new year in with all its loyal readers.

Highlighting the month is Hosk, the latest addition to the Victoria’s Secret Angels who fronts our cover in a bright emerald-princess rose kimono and a pair of edgy gladiator boots (both by Gucci). Inside, Hosk wears some of the hottest Cruise ’16 pieces from designers like Chanel, Gucci, Zac Posen and Donna Karan.

This festive issue also explores the indomitable influence of the new generation through engaging spreads and features such as #GenerationZ, Rebel Rebel, Whiter Shade of Pale, Green Fingers and The New Space.

Daniel Woodroof and Farah Ann Hadi

Managing Editor of L’Officiel Malaysia, Monica Mong says, “New ideas are always a good thing, albeit debates between old and new, past and future are unavoidable. Gen Z, the generation after the millennials, is touted as being influential, mobile, and of course, digitally adept.”

On that note, the #GenerationZ feature highlights some of the most talented Malaysian personalities under the age of 25 including national gymnast Farah Ann Hadi, fashion designer Yii Ooi, DJ Eva Wong and professional racecar driver Daniel Woodroof.

CEO & Publisher of HEART MEDIA, Olivier Burlot comments, “This festive issue, we invite our readers to sit back, enjoy the year-end festivities and look forward to the new year with this issue’s youth-inspiring tips and trends taken straight from the latest Cruise ’16 runways.”


Of course, Hosk is also all over L’Officiel Singapore in the Festive issue.

Top Models Who Made Headlines 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it is time to take stock of the models who’ve been big news this year. From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, here is a list of the models who are currently at the top of the fashion world, according to the AFP.

Gigi Hadid, the top model on her way up

The pretty blonde with blue-green eyes (pictured above) has all it takes to become a supermodel in the years to come. Aged only 20, this young woman has already a very impressive CV, as she began her career when she was just three. Just like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid was selected for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. An announcement which greatly moved her, as can be seen in the video of her audition that she put on Instagram. In 2015, she also did catwalk work for Balmain, Elie Saab, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger, plus ad campaigns for Balmain, Topshop, Tom Ford, Max Mara, and Guess.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2015 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 22, 2015.

Kendall Jenner, the star model

If there’s one name to remember this year, it’s undoubtedly that of Kim Kardashian’s half-sister, who has been courted by the most famous ready-to-wear brands and couture fashion houses, starting with Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director. In 2015, this young woman who is just 20 won a string of contracts including ad campaigns for Estée Lauder, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Balmain and Topshop, and catwalk work for Chanel, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Fendi. In November, this slender brunette was even selected for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the most highly anticipated show of the year.

British model and actress Cara Delevingne poses as she arrives for the screening of the film “The Search” at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2014.

Cara Delevingne, the top model on her way out

While she is not likely to be headline news as a model in 2016, there was a lot said about Cara Delevingne this year, mainly because she is stepping away from the modelling world. She explained her reasons to The Times magazine last August: issues in the fashion sector and her desire to work in movies. Since then, the woman who could have become THE top model of the future has begun an acting career with a role in “Pan”, among others. She is also expected to be seen in “Suicide Squad” and “Valerian”, which are slated for release in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Cara Delevingne did make an appearance in the Stella McCartney lingerie campaign, but it was for a breast cancer charity. She is not the only one to have bidden farewell to the catwalk, as Gisele Bündchen also retired from fashion show work in April.

Model and New Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell from Britain presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York on November 10, 2015.

Stella Maxwell, the latest to emerge

A lot was written about this Belgian 24-year-old top model this year, due to her presence in both ad campaigns and on the catwalk for famous brands and her relationship with Miley Cyrus. This blue-eyed blonde became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in April. This could quickly make her one of the most in-demand models on the planet. While she does not yet have the CV of her peers, Stella Maxwell is far from a novice. She has paraded down the catwalk for Chanel, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Fendi, Gilles, Marc Jacobs and Moschino, and posed for Ermanno Scervino and H&M.

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WATCH: Victoria’s Secret models do a rain dance

victoria's secret umbrella video

Check out this sexy new Victoria’s Secret’s video starring Supermodels Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk and Candice Swanepoel (in the all new Dream Angels collection), then share YOUR umbrella dance with #ItsRainingVS.

Each of the girls carries the pink striped umbrella, which shoppers receive for free when they purchase two bras from the new range.

Described as the brand’s most romantic collection yet, the underwear comes in blush pink tones and classic, crisp whites.

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Miranda Kerr wears $2.5 Million Victoria’s Secret bra

Miranda Kerr Victoria's Secret

Miranda Kerr has been chosen to wear the Victoria’s Secret‘s 2011 Fantasy Treasure at next month’s presentation.

Valued at $2.5 million, the bra is inspired by an underwater dreamland of luxury, exotic glamour and sexy aquatic Angels.

The Fantasy Treasure Bra was created by London Jewellers in Long Island. It boasts almost 3,400 stones, of which there are 142 carats of yellow and white diamonds.
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Victoria’s Secret Model’s Privates Bruised By Panties

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You would think that wearing Victoria’s Secret’s jewel-covered fantasy bra and panties would be the most glamorous moment of a model’s life.

However, for super model Selita Ebanks, who slipped into underwear covered with $4.5 million worth of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and yellow sapphires, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ebanks, who wore the Magical Diamond Bra And Panty Set Of Destiny in the 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, says that the stones hurt in her special lady place.
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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

World’s most expensive purse worth $3.8 million

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million.

The most expensive purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours.

The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats.
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Adriana Lima models $2 million bra in New York

Adriana Lima has debuted the US$2 million diamond-encrusted bra she will wear at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show during an instore appearance.

Designed in collaboration with Italian jeweller Damiani, and containing more than 3,000 jewels, the piece took six craftsmen 1,500 hours of work to complete.

Adriana needed a security team just for her bra costs $2 million with its incredible 142 carats of white diamonds, topazes and sapphires.
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Adriana Lima to Don $3 Million Diamond Bra

The 29-year old supermodel Adriana Lima was chosen to model this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra valued at $3 million.

Decorated with a starburst design, the Bombshell bra features 2,000 diamonds and was unveiled ahead of the upcoming fashion show in New York.

Last year, Vicky’s Secret Angel Marisa Miller was the chosen one to wear the $3 million Harlequin Fantasy Bra.
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Victoria’s Secret unveils $3 million diamond bra

The 31-year old supermodel Marisa Miller was chosen to model this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, designed by Italian jewelry house Damiani.

The $3 million bra was covered in 150 carats of stones, including a 16-carat heart-shaped stone. “It’s like being a princess,” Marisa told Us Weekly.

Sadly, the recession appears to have hit the diamond bra business quite hard. In 2006 the diamond bra was covered in $5.6 million in diamonds.
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