Tyra Banks knows it comes as no surprise that photos of her are often enhanced. In fact, she wants her fans to know she’s been photoshopped — and she’s all about the filter.
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When Kendall Jenner, 18, walked in Marc Jacobs’s show (center) during New York Fashion Week, many assumed it was a one-time stunt by the designer, who loves using celebrities in his ad campaigns. But now that she’s graced the catwalk in London and Paris (for Givenchy, left, and Chanel, right), Jenner seems poised for a high-fashion career to take off. We chatted with Nigel Barker, host of modeling competition The Face, to see if he thinks Jenner has what it takes to become a top model.
“I definitely think she has the potential,” he tells PEOPLE. “These things rely on a little bit of longevity and she’s still young, [but] she’s doing all the right things, walking in the right shows. She’s got the look — that smoldering, strong look. Every once in a while, she reminds me a bit of Gia Carangi, that sort of mystery to her.”
You probably know Whitney Thompson from one of the many fashion campaigns she’s starred in since being the first plus-size model to win America’s Next Top Model in 2008. But when she’s not in front of the lens, Thompson also loves to share her style advice and promote a healthy body image mentality as a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorder Association. Read More
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Laura James, the most recent winner of America’s Next Top Model, is already living up to her title.
As part of her winning package, James landed a contract with Nine West, and she traveled to N.Y.C. Wednesday to shoot the line’s newest lookbook. And because we can’t resist a backstage peek (or a look at amazing shoes) we asked James to go behind the camera to share her experience with us.
–Another day, another collaboration: DJ Tiësto is designing a capsule collection for Guess [ELLE]
–Who needs models? Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz hired regular old (literally, 80 years old) people for the line’s fall campaign [Racked]
–If you’re getting out of town this weekend for Memorial Day, here’s a (chic) packing list for your three-day jaunt [OliviaPalermo.com]
–Submit your photo to Dove and you could appear in the brand’s big billboard in Times Square! [Dove.com/ShowUsYourSkin]
–Ten easy ways to mask a bad hair day (we’ve been there!) [Stylelist]