Continuing to spend more time together after enjoying a holiday on board a luxurious yacht in St. Tropez, new best friends Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez were spotted arriving at LAX airport together in Los Angeles. Making their way out of the terminal, Cara was seen in a loose white shirt paired with printed trousers, trainers, sunglasses and a printed backwards cap. The duo were recently spotted attending the Leonardo DiCaprio charity gala while in France - see more photos here.
Featuring inside the latest issue of Net-a-Porter's online magazine 'The Edit', Namibian model Behati Prinsloo has opened up on her childhood, what it was like to be scouted and her teenage style. Behati, who recently married Adam Levine in Mexico, commented that she was a tomboy teenager and loved rock music:
“My look is grungy, tomboyish, very rock ’n’ roll. I love the ’70s; I love the vibe. The music I listen to most is Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, punk...I was a total tomboy. My mom recently sent me pictures from when I was a kid – in every one where I’m wearing a dress, I look so cross. But, of course, I had to wear dresses for church.”
One of her favourite childhood memories:
“One of my dad’s favourite stories is how I used to run around while he was preaching. One time, this woman grabbed me and said, ‘You need to sit still. This is a church service.’ I said, ‘This is my dad’s church. I can do whatever I want.’ And I just kept running."
Growing up in Namibia was a unique experience:
"It was amazing. I spent a lot of time outdoors, I was very sporty: gymnastics, field hockey, track. We lived near the Etosha National Park, a huge safari park, so it was totally normal to go on safari every weekend. Well, at the time it was very normal.”
On being scouted during a trip to Cape Town when she was 16:
“It was so weird. Growing up, I’d look at magazines and think, ‘These pretty girls are actually doctors, right?’ I didn’t even know about Kate Moss. I was tall, skinny and awkward, so [when he asked if I was a model] I said, ‘No, I’m not!’ And my grandpa said, ‘Don’t talk to strangers!’"
Parisian label Sonia Rykiel enlisted Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen to star in their new Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign, as shot by Juergen Teller in black & white film and styled by Katie Grand. Speaking on the concept behind the shoot, Grand explained:
"They were very elegant black-and-white snapshots of her in the studio and on a car, and reminded me of Juergen Teller's work. Once Juergen had agreed to work with us, we wanted to work with a woman with Madame Rykiel's 'joie de vivre', and the obvious choice was Gisele. Juergen does not often shoot in black-and-white and we asked him to shoot film to give an authenticity to the images."
British model Jourdan Dunn was spotted hitting up celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse with some friends in London. Looking gorgeous, Jourdan teamed a white crop top t-shirt with a white & navy stripe pencil skirt, completing her outfit with white heels. With glossy loose hair and natural makeup, Jourdan looks stylish and effortless for the night on the town.
Andrej Pejic has now become Andreja. The model has confirmed her transition, revealing she had sexual reassignment surgery earlier this year. In an interview with Style.com, she opened up on how she knew it was what she wanted from a very young age:
“I figured out who I was very early on—actually, at the age of 13, with the help of the Internet—so I knew that a transition, becoming a woman, was always something I needed to do. But it wasn’t possible at the time, and I put it off, and androgyny became a way of expressing my femininity without having to explain myself to people too much. Especially to my peers [who] couldn’t understand things like “trans” and gender identity. And then obviously the modeling thing came up, and I became this androgynous male model, and that was a big part of my growing up and my self-discovery. But I always kept in mind that, ultimately, my biggest dream was to be a girl. I wasn’t ready to talk about it before in a public way because I was scared that I would not be understood. I didn’t know if people would like me. But now I’m taking that step because I’m a little older—I’m 22—and I think my story can help people. My goal is to give a human face to this struggle, and I feel like I have a responsibility.”
On what she would like people to know about those who go through sexual reassignment:
“I would like them to understand that we are people. We’re human beings, and this is a human life. This is reality for us, and all we ask for is acceptance and validation for what we say that we are. It’s a basic human right.”
On feeling more comfortable now:
“I think from my teenage years, when I decided I needed to express my femininity, I was happy with the way I looked. But SRS is kind of the last part—it’s sort of the icing on the cake. It makes me feel freer than ever. Now I can stand naked in front of a mirror and really enjoy my reflection. And those personal moments are important.”
Looking forward to welcoming a baby girl any day now, Dutch model Doutzen Kroes shared a few final pregnancy photos before her due date. One snap featured her husband Sunnery James, and she wrote with the adorable image:
In another photo, Doutzen headed to the park to watch the sunset with her bump, writing with her snap:
Enjoying the sunset with baby
Spending more time on board a luxurious yacht together, new friends Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez were seen relaxing on deck, both wearing black bikinis and sunglasses as they prepared to have some fun in the water. The duo were later seen pulling up to the shore to attend the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Inaugurational Gala, both dressing up for the big event. Cara wore a white fur jacket with white shorts, towering heels and bold makeup, while Selena opted for a layered green floaty dress paired with metallic gold heels.
Attending the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Inaugurational Gala which took place in St. Tropez, German model Toni Garrn was spotted showing up to support her actor boyfriend's charity efforts. The model gracefully exited a boat wearing a stunning green lace gown by Elie Saab before attending the event.
Also at the star-studded evening was Russian model Natasha Poly, who wowed in a blue dress by Roland Mouret. Cara Delevingne and new friend Selena Gomez were spotted chatting to Jared Leto, while U2's Bono was seen providing some musical entertainment on the night.
Australian model Miranda Kerr was spotted out in New York City. Looking as stylish as always, the model paired a knit black crop top with relaxed jogger trousers, leather slip-on shoes, dark Céline sunglasses and a black Givenchy tote bag. With her hair tied in to a neat bun and minimal makeup on her face, Miranda nails sports luxe with this effortless yet edgy outfit that is relaxed yet so stylish.
Staying in one of many amazing tree houses set in a forest in Boden, Sweden, American model Karlie Kloss shared photos of her adventure in to the countryside. Taking photos of the unusual tree houses created by Treehotel, including one shaped like a UFO and another with completely mirrored walls, the model also snapped images of the colourful sky at night and made friends with a horse while on her trip. She wrote with the photo:
"I made a friend this morning"
Hitting the streets of New York City, Australian model Miranda Kerr showed off a flawless double denim look. The model paired a relaxed denim shirt which featured rolled up sleeves and a boyish fit, with similarly coloured bright blue skinny jeans. Completing her effortless outfit with a black Hermés Birkin bag and leopard print peep-toe heels, Miranda looked yet again perfect with loose shiny hair and a naturally glowing complexion.