By Scarlett Conlon♦
WHEN it was announced in September that Gisele Bündchen’s personally curated book featuring photographs of her career would retail at $700 a few eyebrows were raised, but the supermodel has once again proved her pulling power as the initial run of 1,000 copies has sold out.
Bündchen took to her Instagram account to thank her fans for purchasing the tome, which thanks to pre-orders actually sold out on Thursday, the day before it officially hit bookshelves, revealed publisher Taschen this weekend.
“Gratitude for all the love I received from everyone at the launch of my book today,” wrote Bündchen, who earlier this year announced her retirement from the catwalk. “Thank you for being there for me at this very special moment.”
All the proceeds from the book will be donated to charity, reports US Weekly.
Presenter, turned model, turned tech entrepreneur Alexa Chung talks style, selfies and insecurities in ELLE’s December issue.
In ELLE this month Alexa hands over the fashion reigns to her squad of stylish BFFs including Henry Holland, Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe as they dress her in their dream looks to celebrate Alexa’s foray into the world of mobile apps.
Alexa discusses her fashion instinct, finding her own version of sexy and the launch of her mobile shopping app Villoid. She also speaks candidly about her insecurities and admits that despite her fashion pedigree, she is far from high maintenance: ‘I’m terrible at looking in the mirror, I just get out of the shower and put moisturiser on and often don’t wear any makeup’.
She may have a reputation as one of fashion’s best dressed and most beautiful muses, but when asked about feeling sexy Alexa says: ‘I feel uncomfortable in anything tight or body-con. Anything sexy, I don’t feel myself in. I don’t know what the psychology behind that is. Maybe I’m constantly fighting for people to listen to what I have to say, so it seems undermining to look too girlie or frivolous.’
The frank and funny interview also covers being a parent: ‘I’m open to it and I would like a family one day’. Selfies: ‘I nearly posted a selfie yesterday from bed and I was thinking, ‘What’s wrong with me? I’m an adult.’ And her fashion hoarding habits: ‘My wardrobe is a floordrobe. I can’t take it any more. I’m terrible at throwing things away. I don’t wear about 70% of my clothes.’
ELLE’s December issue also includes a world exclusive give-away: a Benefit They’re Real Tinted Eyelash Primer which won’t be in shops for another nine weeks and is the ultimate quick fix for long, lustrous lashes.
Read the full interview in ELLE’s December issue, out now.
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From the widespread rumors about Kate Moss’s cocaine use to clothing lines with ad campaigns that feature a model blatantly sniffing poppers, it’s no secret that drug use and fashion go hand-in-hand. While not all models and scene-y industry types are cocaine fiends (there’s Adderall too, duh), things get turned up a notch during New York Fashion Week, when countless Europeans in panther fur jackets, greased-up hair, and disposable incomes descend on the city to stand next to their equally-terrible New York counterparts at runway presentations and after-parties.
A couple years ago, VICE spoke to a drug dealer about how biz skyrockets during Miami Art Basel, so we decided it’d be a good idea to talk to another dope peddler about putting in work at NYFW. After our regular connects blacklisted us the moment we said “question for an article,” we remembered that our one friend who works in the fashion industry as a modeling agent used to push weight. He works at a top-tier company, and doesn’t want his employers to know he mixed business with shady side hustles, so he asked us to use his pseudonyms “Dick Tracy, Brian Boitano, or Manny Ribera lol.”
VICE: What kind of work do you do in the fashion industry?
Dick Tracy: I’m technically an agent, booker, manager—they’re all the same thing. I’m going on year five. I manage 70 to 90 models, but they’re not all in town at the same time. The biggest show my models are walking at this fashion week includes spots at Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. Continue reading