Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes Fashion Style






Doutzen Kroes born 23 January 1985 is a Dutch model and actress, who is a Victoria's Secret Angel. She started working for the brand in 2004 and became an Angel in 2008. She is on contract with L'Oréal. In 2012 she came in fifth on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $6.9 million in one year.

Kroes described herself as a "tomboy" in her youth, although she applied to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in the Netherlands when she was older. The agency sent her to New York City, and after being cast a few times by Victoria's Secret, they asked her to try out as an "angel". When she moved to New York from the Netherlands, she had never heard of the brand before.

At the end of August 2008, Victoria's Secret confirmed to People magazine that Kroes was to be the newest Victoria's Secret Angel. Her first campaign as the brand's newest Angel was "Supermodel Obsession".[citation needed] In September 2009, she signed to be the new face for Swiss cashmere label Repeat for two years. There is a wax figure of Kroes in the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussaud's wax museum. From November 2009 to July 2010, she wrote a monthly column about her life for the Dutch edition of Marie Claire. Currently, she is signed by DNA Model Management.

In February 2010, Kroes returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr. Prada was praised by former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, Bonnie Fuller in her blog for using a curvy model such as Kroes for the fashion show. Since 2011 Kroes has shot major campaigns for both L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co.

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes, who is probably best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, has been in the modelling industry for over a decade now, so knows a thing or two about how it all works. Doutzen has now hit out at the modelling industry, for using girls that are too young and have yet to fully develop. Kroes was chatting to the London newspaper The Telegraph, when she told them, “I’m not a sample size at all. At some shows I know they have been using very young girls who have not gone into the change of the body yet – no hips, no boobs."
 
She added, "I’m 28 and I’ve had a baby; I have a woman’s body, and once in a while you run into the fact that things are not fitting the way they should be. But I joke about it and say 'What 13-year-old girl is wearing this?' If they think I’m too fat, I’d rather not do the job – because I am super healthy and fit and I’m so happy the way I am."

Doutzen Kroes does have a point, as models have continued to get skinny every year. Back in the early 1990s, models weighed just 8% less than the average, everyday woman but now, models weigh a staggering 23% less, showing just how much the modelling industry has changed.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Josie Maran Top Modeling Fashion Style







Maran was born in Menlo Park, California. She is of Russian Jewish descent on her paternal side. Maran attended Castilleja School, an all-girls school in Palo Alto, California from grades 6 to 12. While she was still in high school, Maran was approached by a woman who asked her for a modeling performance, in San Francisco, and a scouting agent encouraged her to pursue modeling professionally. Her first cover was Glamour in 1998. In 1990, an appendectomy left Maran with a noticeable scar that is typically edited out of photos.

Signed at age 17 with the Elite modeling agency of Los Angeles, Maran appeared on her first cover with Glamour magazine in 1998; she was then the featured Guess? Girl in their summer 1998 and fall 1998 campaigns. After building a résumé of over 25 commercials and advertisements, including playing Howie D's companion in the music video of Backstreet Boys hit Everybody (Backstreet's Back), in which she was bitten on the neck by Count Dracula (played by Howie D), Maran moved cross-country to join with Elite in New York City. In 1999, she landed a multi-year deal with Maybelline. Maran appeared in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three consecutive years; from 2000 to 2002.

Maran's interest in music led her to play casually in two bands: Darling, with socialite Nicole Richie, and Hollywood 2000, where she sang and played violin. In 2001, Maran appeared in an independent film, as title character Mallory in The Mallory Effect. Maran followed this by appearing as Susan in Swatters in 2002. In 2004, she appeared in three films - as a French model in Little Black Book, as one of Dracula's brides, Marishka, in Van Helsing, and briefly as a cigarette girl in The Aviator. Maran appeared in a short film "The Confession" alongside Wentworth Miller in 2005, and as Kira Hayden in The Gravedancers in 2006.

She was recruited in 2005 by EA Games to appear as a main character in the street-racing computer and video game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which was released on November 17, 2005. She plays the game's second lead Mia Townsend, who guides the lead character through the game. She also plays as the main character voices in the street-racing Ps3 and Xbox game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles which was released on October 20, 2008. She plays the game third lead as Annie, who guides the lead character about the racers.

In June 2007, Maran launched her own natural cosmetics product line, named Josie Maran Cosmetics. Beyond her business activities she commits herself to the protection and improvement of nature and the environment. Maran competed in the 2007 season of Dancing with the Stars, but she and dance partner Alec Mazo were the first couple eliminated.

A lot of people seem to think that, once an actor or musician or model, or anyone in the entertainment industry for that matter, come to the end of their run in the entertainment world, then tthey just vanish off the scene and have to go back to reality and get a regular job like the rest of us.

Josie Maran started the business in 2007 and now, six years later, it is bigger than ever, with stars all around the world using her products and swearing by them. Proof that there is life beyond the entertainment industry.

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