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Meet Kate Moss’ Little Sis, Lottie

In: Donovan, Fashion

Typically, Tuesdays here on are reserved for male models in my weekly Model Behavior feature. I love my female models as well too, as evident in my recent Duran Duran post. I’m definitely a model’izer, regardless of gender. Thought I’d mix it up today and introduce you to the little sister of one of the industry’s most-respected supermodels. Say “hello” to Charlotte Moss or Lottie Moss as her agency calls her.

As legend has it, Kate Moss was discovered at JFK airport by the late photographer Corinne Day at the ripe old age of 14-years-old. While it remains to be seen if Kate’s little sister will replicate the same success as her older sister, Lottie Moss is entering the modeling game at only 13, besting Kate by an entire year. While major runway shows have a minimum age requirement of 16-years-old, fashion editorials do not have the same restrictions.

The fashion industry certainly loves youth. In 2011, that statement is truer than ever. “True Grit” actress Hailee Steinfeld became the face of Miu Miu’s Fall 2011 campaign at only 14-years-old. She’s not the only one to secure a major ad campaign. Dakota’s little sister, Elle Fanning (13-years-old) appeared in Marc Jacob ads. Also this year, 10-year-old French sensation Thylane Biondeau was at the center of controversy after posing for a series of racy photographs. And don’t even get me started on those annoying half-sisters of Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Those teens are also making their respective marks in the fashion world.

Will Lottie Moss join the likes of them? Judge for yourself after checking out the series of photos below. Storm Model Management, the same agency that represents Kate, arranged a photo shoot for Lottie. Photographer Andrea Carter-Bowman snapped the ingenue. You can definitely see the family resemblance between the two, but Lottie has a look of her own. She reminds me a bit of a younger Kate Bosworth.

check out Lottie Moss after the jump

Once a week, I babysit my cute-as-a-button 3-year-old niece for the entire day. I bring her to pre-school, take her to the playground, watch movies, play with her and most importantly instill sound fashion advice. Maybe this is why I don’t have a child of my own. Needless to say, I have fun playing dress-up with my life-size Asian Barbie doll. When her parents come home, they always comment on my fashion and “styling” choices for the day. LOL. Which brings me to this post.

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to buy for everyone on my list. While watching both “Dancing With The Stars” and “Gossip Girl” last night, a commercial for Gwen Stefani’s new fashion line popped up during both shows. Gotta hand it to Stefani for sticking to the Harajuku look. I simply thought it was just a gimmick for her 2004 album, “Love. Angel. Music. Baby”. But girlfriend has stuck through it and even produced a fashion line called “Harajuku Lovers” and accompanying fragrance. Now, the multi-faceted Stefani is expanding her brand even more.

“I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids’ clothing you find in Japan,” the singer said about her line. “The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality, and having fun getting dressed.”

While the gothic Lolita look originating from Japan looks ridiculous, IMHO, on grown ass women (Gwen included), the look is beyond adorable for kids. The No Doubt frontwoman is hawking her Harajuku Mini line for Target. I guarantee this will, yet be another successful partnership for the big box store. The new collection is priced from $3.99 to $29.99, and now available at Target stores nationwide and online. Check out the adorable commercial below.

watch the adorable commercial after the jump

Model Behavior: Lucas Bernardini

In: Donovan, Fashion, Totally GAY!

While flipping through my list of potential male models to feature this week, I realized it’s been weeks since I last featured a hot Brazilian man. Shame on me. The second I realized my faux pas, I decided to remedy that immediately and shine my Model Behavior spotlight on a worthy stud. Meet 6’0″ born and bred Brazilian, Lucas Bernardini. Born in 1991 in Sao Paulo, Lucas was studying business in school before a friend introduced him to a modeling scout. And the rest they say is history.

Bernardini moved to New York City in 2010 and quickly signed with Q Model Management NY. In the past two years, he’s built up his portfolio with ad campaigns for Diesel, Everlast, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas and Calvin Klein to name a few. Given his oozing sex appeal, photographers Greg Vaughn and Rick Day have both snapped the stud in all his shirtless glory. His editorial work has been featured in Capa and Revela magazine.

To keep his money-making body in shape, Lucas runs, surfs, does yoga and meditates in Central Park. I’d love to see him “downward dog” his juicy assets in my face anytime. He can attribute his meaty thighs to playing his favorite sport, soccer or as they say in Brazil, football. Check out all that Lucas has to offer below. You won’t be disappointed.

view lots of sexy pics of Lucas Bernardini after the jump

Last night, the latest Twilight film Breaking Dawn premiered in Hollywood and the stars turned it out on a special edition black carpet. I guess the days of a traditional red carpet is semi-over. I’ve been to more multi-colored carpets lately than red. I guess it all seemed fitting for the vampire flick. Among the celebrities hitting the carpet were film stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Robert donned simple but effected gray suit and black tie while Kristen looked stunning in a long J. Mendel dress.

While Donovan usually covers the red carpets and fashion posts, I thought I’d take my hand at delivering a few of my favorite fashions from the night and pitting them against each other. Who do you think will come out on top in the fashion battle royale? It’s your decision so check out all the outfits below and pick your favorites.

Check out all the ‘Breaking Dawn’ fashions after the jump.

Versace for H&M Event and Fashion Show

In: Charge It, Fashion, Redd

Last Wednesday, the Versace for H&M collection was launched at a celebrity packed event in New York!

Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Alexander Wang, Linda Evangelista, Emma Roberts, Uma Thurman and Ke$ha joined Donatella Versace at the specially designed building on the Hudson River in New York.

Over 500 specially invited guests entered the world of Versace already on the red carpet. At the specially designed building on the Hudson River, Donatella Versace was joined by Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Alexander Wang, Linda Evangelista, Emma Roberts, Uma Thurman, Chace Crawford and many many others. The Versace for H&M collection was shown on the catwalk alongside with some iconic pieces created just for this exclusive show. A second scene in this fabulous venue was entered by Prince and Nicki Minaj who gave an exclusive concert. A glamorous after-party followed in true Versace style for hours…

Here is the official news film with all the exclusive interviews from the red carpet, the catwalk, the concert (Prince and Nicki Minaj) as well as the after party!

The collection just hit Canada and I’m loving the slim-fit trousers and suit jackets… Check them out!

Check out some of the video highlights after the jump.

They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Some of the original supermodels of the 90s are gracing a fashion magazine cover once again. It’s great to see some of them back. Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon are showing the newbies and actresses how it’s done. Hopefully, this signals the return of the supermodel era. The OGs (originals) have not only joined forces for Harper Bazaar UK’s December 2011 cover and photo editorial, but also for a short film for Duran Duran.

Directed by the genius that is Jonas Akerlund, the supermodels pose as members of Duran Duran for the group’s new short film SLASH music video for “Girl Panic“. Think of it as a modern-day George Michael “Freedom 90” model-filled music video. Crawford also starred in that iconic clip. The real-life members of Duran Duran make cameos in the visual as bellhops, paparazzi and chauffeurs. D&G designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, also make an appearance.

“We have made some pretty ambitious videos over the years, but this one was certainly the most challenging to date,” Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran said. “Coordinating the schedules of five of the world’s biggest super models, Jonas, and the band was no easy task – but we couldn’t be happier with the finished film.  It has all of the ingredients that we feel are important – it’s humorous, glamorous, sexy and very Duran Duran.”

see the girls as Duran Duran and watch the music video after the jump

Fashion: CMFR Winter Jackets

In: Charge It, Fashion, Redd, Videos

As the cold weather starts to roll in here in Toronto, I’ve started investing in sweaters, scarves, gloves and winter jackets. I love Fall/Winter you get to wear some nice layers! I recently got my CMFR Oxton Bomber and I’m loving it. It’s so warm that you can just wear a tshirt under it. Made with duck down and Swiss made RiRi Aquazip. Made in Canada!

One of my favourite online retailers ever… carries CMFR!

CMFR – a company whose clothes are designed and built in the heart of Canada – was established in 2010 by a local designer who holds a vision spurred by athletics, travel and a love for the great outdoors. Inspired by the idea that Canada is a perfect place to live and work, CMFR has come at the perfect time and was born from the experience of high-fashion, fine tailoring and rugged design.

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Fashion: Divina Denuevo

In: Charge It, Fashion, Patrick

Recently, I came across a new line of leather bags & accessories called Divina Deneuvo. Outside of their unique designs, all of the bags and accessories are made using antique and vintage hardware and adornments, and wherever possible, reclaimed leather. So far, this new and niche brand has been a relatively well kept secret – but I just can’t keep my mouth shut on this one.

Divina Denuevo debuted their men’s line at Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver and were honored with an “Excellence Award” in the accessory category. The company’s name, Divina Denuevo literally means “Divine Again” in Spanish. The two designers behind the line (Dave Kelly and Victoria Ronco) are passionate about sustainability, history, and luxury. The antique and vintage hardware and adornments they use find new life in fashion. Items they’ve used range from old skeleton keys, cabinet door handles, keyplates, and door knockers. They work with leather because it’s organic, and therefore unique in that every piece has it’s own color, grain, and texture. Their line is luxurious while also being durable. The timeless style and elegance of the bags allow you to carry a piece of the past with you. Wouldn’t you rather carry a piece of the past this way, instead of lugging around your personal “baggage” from your past? Haha – I sure would.

Offering messenger bags (like the “Ayre Skeleton Key” one shown above), laptop bags, wallets, keychains, clutches, and more, they’ve got some really unique accessories that would definitely make someone really happy and “Divine Again” this holiday season. Check out more of the designs below.

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