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.

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