Most Memorable Fashion Facts of 2010 (31 – 35)

December 29, 2010 by  
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2010 has almost come to and end. But we won’t celebrate the new year until we’ve looked back on a fantastic year of fashion. We’ve collected the news on the most memorable collaborations, upcoming models and other fashion facts you must not forget.

We made a top of 40 items. Earlier we presented news facts 1 to 30 and here are facts 31 to 35:

31. Dutch Designer: Iris van Herpen

Dutch Designer Iris van Herpen is becoming more and more popular. Though her designs are not always very wearable the fashion world loves her work. The shoes Iris designed for United Nude were featured in Vogue and Kim Kardashian walked around in them. As a proof of her talent Iris received three Dutch Fashion Awards and as a result British Vogue named her ‘One to watch’.

32. Chanel: fake fur & iceberg

For winter 2010 Karl Lagerfeld decided to make a statement. He would present a collection full of fake fur and stated that this was just as chic and glamorous. A great gesture, yet it didn’t quite match with the enormous iceberg he had imported from Sweden. In a time where global warming is one of the biggest problems it’s unbelievable Karl Lagerfeld can get away with importing icebergs. A fake iceberg to go with the fake fur would have been alright too.

33. Fench Vogue celebrates 90 years of fashion

This year French Vogue celebrated it’s ninetieth birthday. Carine Roitfeld put Lara Stone on the cover of her super thick issue and held a star studded masquerade ball to celebrate. Nobody knew she already had plans to leave the magazine at that moment…
French Vogue also launched it’s calendar, this time featuring a naked Daria Werbowy.

34. Jean Paul gaultier & La Perla

Known for his iconic cone bra and the many lingerie details he uses in his designs it was a smart move from Jean Paul Gaultier to collaborate with La Perla. This month the French designer and the Italian lingerie brand launched their first collection (with waist-cinching corsets, slips, extra high briefs and bustiers) together. JPG also teamed up with furniture brand Roche Bobois for some splendid sofas.

35. Lanvin for less

Was there ever so much talk on any H&M designer collaboration? We guess not. Lanvin for H&M was the talk of the day for over a month. First there were the leaked campaign images, then the video clips. After that, the fashion show in New York and finally the collection was actually for sale. Though the collection was a bit pricier than other collaborations every fashionista/o made sure to get her/his hands on some of the pieces.

Most memorable fashion facts of 2010 (6-10)

December 22, 2010 by  
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2010 has almost come to and end. But we won’t celebrate the new year until we’ve looked back on a fantastic year of fashion. We’ve collected the news on the most memorable collaborations, upcoming models and other fashion facts you must not forget.

We made a top of 40 items. Earlier we presented news facts 1 to 5 and here are facts 6 to 10:

6. Mad Men Mania

Who would have thought TV-series could be such a huge inspiration for fashion designers? Mad Men became a true hype in 2010 and inspired great designers like Marc Jacobs (for Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (for Fendi) and Miuccia Prada (for Prada) to design super feminine fifties clothing again. Don’t we all love the comeback of the accentuated breasts and hips and the flared skirts?

7. Naomi Campbell 25 years in the business

Together with Dolce & Gabbana British topmodel Naomi Campbell celebrated her 25 years in the fashion business. She also opened up on Oprah on her drug-addiction, the men she dated and her diva-behavior.

8. Burberry’s hyper modern fashion shows

Where some fashion labels are still figuring out how to live stream their show, Burberry has been quite a few steps ahead. The British Fashion house has enabled it’s clientele to shop during it’s fashion show. By simply clicking on a piece of fashion coming down the runway people could immediately order the designs and received them within a few months.

9. Spijkers en Spijkers going strong

This year Dutch designerduo Spijkers en Spijkers launched their second clothing line SIS during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. It got a great response and we’re going to see it’s second collection within a few weeks. The two sisters also collaborated with optician Specsavers on their very own collection of fashionable glasses.

10. Yves Saint Laurent documentary

This year the documentary L’amour Fou was launched on designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.

Listen to the YEARMIX 2010 of Joost van Bellen, who mixes a lot of soundtracks for fashionshows:

Year Mix 2010 by JoostvanBellen

Model turned Singer: Baptiste Giabiconi

December 9, 2010 by  
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Today Karl Lagerfeld’s male muse Baptiste Giabiconi officially launched his first single. He made a sexy videoclip to go with the song (see below). Who would have guessed this male model was more than just a pretty face?

New Face: Milou van Groesen

October 29, 2010 by  
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Meet Milou van Groesen, a 22-year old Dutch Model, who’s about to become big in the world of modelling. She has been modelling for a few years now. Yet it was only after Balenciaga let her open the latest show (SS2011) that Milou is getting everyone’s attention. Her agent has decided Milou  she should take her career in a new, high end direction. ‘She represents a new cool’, she said. And it seems that’s already working out. We can’t wait to see more of this blonde Dutchie.

Name: Milou van Groesen

Age: 22

Birth Year: 8 April, 1988

Place of Birth: Den Helder, The Netherlands (she’s 100% Dutch)

Discovered: By A Models Amsterdam, while she was walking on the street.

Breakthrough: She opened the Balenciaga show (SS2011)

Fashion shows: Costello Tagliapietra, Staerk, Vera Wang, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Elise Øverland, Charlotte Ronson en Gaspard Yurkievich, Philip Lim and Balenciaga.

Agencies: Women Management (Paris)

Campaigns: Diesel and H&M

Signature look: Milou often looks like she’s under the influence of something. That’s probably what makes her stand out.

Admires: Kate Moenning’s style

Hobbies: Having a nice drink with my friends in the park and being at home with friends. Milou also plays guitar; her dad teaches her that. Yet she says her life is one big hobby.

Favorite music: She likes rock. Milou’s favorite bands are Uh Huh Her and Sleater-Kinney.

Check out Milou’s Screen Test below:

New Face: Saskia de Brauw

October 28, 2010 by  
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A beauty with brains, that’s how we would describe Dutch model Saskia de Brauw. She started modeling at the age of 16, then took a break to finish her study and now she is back! With her age, she’s 29 now, she has more to offer than just a pretty face. This girl has something to say too. And if she’s not modeling she works on her art projects.

Name: Saskia de Brauw

Age: 29

Birth Year: 1981

Place of Birth: a village near Amsterdam

Discovered: at the age of 16

Breakthrough: her second breakthrough happened in 2010. Saskia did a casting for Prada and became the new face or Eres (she took over Lara Stone for this job). named her (at the age of 29) as one of the New Faces.

Fashion shows: Givenchy, Balenciaga, Paul Smith, Matthew Williamson (SS2011)

Agencies: VIVA, Paparazzi

Signature look: Short dark hair, androgyny

Quote: ‘Modeling was never a dream. Yet thanks to my work as a model I could afford my study. I’d prefer to call myself a visual artist.’

Dreams of: Doing a shoot for Vogue in which she can be more of a character than a model. Saskia also dream of living in Paris.

Admires: Stella Tenant, Helena Christensen, Freja Beha and Lara Stone

Saskia has her own website, check: saskiadebrauw

New Face: Iris Egbers

October 27, 2010 by  
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Meet another new Dutchie. Her name is Iris Egbers and she’s become popular as a model very quickly. She was exclusively booked by Calvin Klein and walked some great other shows (SS2011) too. People love her because she is beautiful in a very classic way.

Name: Iris Egbers

Age: 18

Date of Birth: 12 May, 1992

Place of Birth: Breda, The Netherlands

City: Breda

Discovered: Iris herself sent pictures to modeling agency Micha Models.

Breakthrough: the Calvin Klein show SS2011

Fashion shows: Jil Sander, Dries van Noten, Calvin Klein, Barbara Bui, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Sonia Rykiel, Celine, Ann de Meulenmeester

Agencies: Women (Milan), Micha Models (Amsterdam)

Personal style: Jeans with T-shirt, high heels, long hair.

Obsessed with: Beautiful people

Dreams of:

Favorite food: Pasta, pizza, salads.

Favorite movie: The notebook

Favorite designers: Alexander Wang

Style Icon: Kate Moss

Personal motto: Just live every day and smile.

New Face: Daphne Groeneveld

October 26, 2010 by  
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Meet new beauty and upcoming topmodel Daphne Groeneveld. She’s only fifteen years old but is yet conquering the world with her unforgettable lips and classic beauty. She opened the shows of Maxmara and Calvin klein, is the face of MiuMiu’s ad campaign and is said to be on the cover of the November issue of Vogue Paris.

Name: Daphne Groeneveld

Age: 16

Date of Birth: December 24th, 1994

Place of Birth: Leiderdorp, The Netherlands (she’s 100% Dutch)

City: she currently lives in Voorschoten

Discovered: By Bloom Model Management while shopping with her mom.

Breakthrough: 2010; opening the Calvin Klein SS2011 fashion show

Runway debut: Calvin Klein SS2011

Fashion shows: She opened the SS2011 shows of MaxMara en Calvin Klein. She also walked the shows of Marni, Prada, Fendi, Bottega Venata, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace and Emilio Pucci.

Covers: and named her as one of the New Faces of SS2011.

Ad campaigns:  MiuMiu

Agencies: Union Models (London), Women (Milan)

Interests: Holidays, dancing (ballet & modern dance), listening to Beyonce & U2.

Favorite piece of clothing: jeans and a little black dress

Personal style: sporty

Obsessed with: Doutzen Kroes

Dreams of: becoming famous and then having her own hotel

Favorite food: Fruit and Italian food

Favorite movie: 2012, by Roland Emmerich

Favorite designers Prada.

Personal motto: I want it, I like it, I do it.

Daphne Groeneveld outside the Gucci Fashion Show

September 23, 2010 by  
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Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld is one of the New Faces of this season. The 16-year old girl with the pouting lips is now popping up everywhere. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week she walked in the Gucci show. Right after she walked out of that show all cameras were pointed at her as you can see in the short clip below. We’re for sure we’re going to hear a lot more from this pretty girl.

Topmodel of the Week: Anja Rubik

June 14, 2010 by  
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Name: Anja Rubik
Age:  27 (she turned 27 last Saturday)
Date of Birth:  12 June 1983
Place of Birth: Rzeszow, Poland
Discovered: in a modelling contest in Paris. Her mother sent in her pictures.
City: Anja now lives in New York
Runway debut: Givenchy in Paris, 2000
Fashion shows: Givenchy, Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Hermes, Christian Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Fendi, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, and Ralph Lauren.
In 2009 she walked a Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
Covers: Vogue (Germany, Paris), Numero, Elle, V magazine
Vogue named her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
She was on the 3d place in the Top 50 Models Womens List. named her the rising star of 2005.
French Vogue featured Anja as a topmodel in 2008
Ad campaigns:  Armani Code, Gucci, Barneys New York, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Chloe, GAP, Jimmy Choo, Estée Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s, Belstaff, Dsquared, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi.
Tv Commercial: Armani Code
Agencies:  Next
‘I have a ring that brings me luck’
‘I love tea so I always travel with it, like an old grandma’
‘New York is so busy, where I come from it’s rather calm and things change slowly’
‘I like my legs’
‘I hate my lower lip’
Anja lived in several countries. She moved from Poland to Greece, Canada and South Africa.
She wanted to finish school before starting a modelling career (and so she did).
Rubik is featured in a 2009 fitness video game for Wii Nintendo.
She talks kind of funny, her lower lip indeed looks strange when she talks. She lisps a bit.
Her photos (covers, ads, editorials) were taken by Inez & Vinoodh many times.
Anja loves scuba diving.

Topmodel of the Week: Lily Cole

June 7, 2010 by  
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This red-haired beauty is not only a great model, she does some acting too and is even still studying at Cambridge University. Though she’s slowing down on the modelling she’s still making the headlines. Like last week when Glamour reported on her finishing her exams and other media spoke of her participation in a search for a new topmodel. Read here why Lily Cole is different from other models…

Name: Lily Cole
Age: 22
Date of Birth: May 19, 1988
Place of Birth: Torquay, England
Discovered: by actor Benjamin Hart at the age of fourteen
Breakthrough: 2003, when Steven Meisel took her picture for Vogue.
Runway debut: Anna Sui
Agencies: d’management (Milan), Marilyn Agency (Paris), Storm (London)
Fashion shows: DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton and Hermès.
Last season she opened the fashion show of Hermès
Covers: Playboy, Numero, Vogue
Lily was the youngest model to appear on the cover of the British Vogue at the age of 16.
Ad campaigns: Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Hermès, Cacharel, Accessorize, Rimmel, Prada, Moschino, Tiffany & Co and Longchamp
TV Commercials: Rimmel London make-up

  • ‘I’m compared to a doll a lot’
  • ‘I’m a student and a model; I get the best of both worlds’
  • ‘It’s much nicer to watch a fashion show than to walk in one’


  • Lily is still studying history at Cambridge University
  • She was named Model of the Year at the 2004 British Fashion Awards
  • She appeared in a video clip of the Sugababes
  • Together with Storm Model Management she is now scouting some New Faces.
  • Lily Cole is an actress too, she played in movies like St Trinian’s and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (with Heath Ledger).

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