Showing posts with label supermodels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label supermodels. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Emily Ratajkowski

Not all models can make the leap to acting in films and tv, but that is exactly what Emily Ratajkowski has done, doing both with enormous success, to the point where it’s hard to tell where the modeling career stops and the acting career starts. 

Born in England to American parents, Emily began her career working for mass- market stores and brands before her star turn in Robin Thicke’s sexy Blurred Lines video, where she firmly established herself as a sex symbol.

Known for her perfect body she has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, GQ, FHM, Treats, and Esquire.  As a vocal advocate for women’s rights, and her willingness to express her opinions, Emily’s appeal is widespread between both men and women. 

Moving quickly into acting, Emily has appeared in Maroone 5’s Move Somebody video, and movies Gone Girl, Entourage, and We are Your Friends. 

Emily’s 12.1 million followers on Instagram make her one of the top celebrities on the app, where she shares not only the most enviable swimwear shots (#goals) but her personal style #moregoals), behind the scenes shots, and political statements.  Emily is a woman with an amazing body along with brains and a voice, and isn’t afraid to use any of it to achieve her goals.  Sounds like the perfect definition of a twenty first century star.

                                                                XOXO  Shelley

#Emily Ratajkowski #Emrata  #Model Crush Monday #supermodels #models turned actresses #swimwear models #celebrity models  #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, February 27, 2017

Model Crush Monday - Supermodel Lily Aldridge

It is a true sign of the times when the fashion industry finally comes to realize that models who are past the teen years are every bit in their prime as their younger counterparts.  Case In point:  Lily Aldridge, who goes from strength to strength and looks even more stunning now than she ever has in her 17 year career.

Even sustaining such a long career is exceptional in an industry that churns up and spits out models at such a rapid rate that we barely get to know a model before she is replaced by a newer face.  31 year old Lily has hit a new stride fronting several major international campaigns for Spring 2017 – open any major fashion magazine and Lily appears on page after page, dominating in a way other models can only hope. 

Lily comes from a family completely immersed in the art and photography industries and came to modeling naturally.   Her mother, Laura Lyons was a famous Playboy Playmate of the Month, her half brother is fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, her half sister Saffron and sister Ruby both model, and her father is an artist.  Needless to say, a strong sense of self, beauty, and art are a wonderful education for a new model and by age sixteen Lily was appearing in campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch.  By age 17 she appeared on the cover of Vogue Spain. 

Appearing in Victoria’s Secret for eight years, nearly all of them as an Angel, has cemented Lily as a swimwear and lingerie model, leading to her cover of Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2014.  But the trademark of a supermodel is to be able to straddle both the fashion and commercial sides of the business, balancing a career between high end luxury brands, fashion magazines, and high street brands such as GAP, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger, all of which Lily has worked for throughout the past seventeen years. 

Womanly elegance with a knockout figure and exotic beauty makes Lily a unique in a crowded industry.  Some models get better – and better- with age.  Lily Aldridge proves it.  

                                                           XOXO Shelley

#Model Crush Monday #Lily Aldridge #Supermodels #Victoria’s Secret Angels #Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models  #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, December 5, 2016

Model Crush Monday - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 from Paris!

Tonight's the night so many have been waiting for - the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show from PARIS!  Today's Model Crush Monday is a celebration for all the beautiful and diverse models in this year's extravaganza.  You know who they are and can read about many of them in previous editions of Model Crush Monday right here on Face This.  So sit back and enjoy, and let these gorgeous ladies inspire you to bring out your inner goddess and to enjoy being a woman!  And to make this New Year's resolution about health and fitness, which is where real beauty begins!  

  XOXO Shelley 

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#Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016, Victoria's Secret Show Paris, Model Crush Monday, Shelley Goodstein,, supermodels 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Model Crush Monday: Boho Goddess Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio is in a league of her own, having begun her career twenty years ago at age 14 when she selected as a finalist in the Elite Model Look competition in Brazil, and continuing to this day where is a Victoria’s Secret Angel about to walk in the VS Fashion Show 2016 in Paris.

After appearing on the cover of Elle Brazil at age fifteen she was picked up by Guess? to star in their Millennium campaign.  She began her Victoria’s Secret career as the first spokesmodel for VS Pink, and has appeared in countless campaigns and catalogues for the brand, cementing her place amongst their most legendary supermodels.  

The mother of two began her own fashion and lifestyle brand in 2014, Alè by Alessandra, with boho goddess style and plenty of sex appeal. With countless covers, runway shows, editorials, and campaigns, she is never far from the public eye.  In fact her Instagram account is full of images of her children, beach life, campaigns, and loads of behind-the-scenes shots, all for her 7.3 million followers.

While not necessarily looking to become an actress, Alessandra has had plenty of on screen time on TV, appearing in episodes of Entourage, Project Runway, and America’s Next Top Model, How I Met Your Mother, and New Girl, and in film in the James Bond film Casino Royale.

Alessandra is the National Ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause close to her heart. We cant wait to see her walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 from Paris, as she proves that there is no age limit to beauty and sex appeal.  No doubt there will be lots of insider photos on her Instagram.  Go Alè!!

                                                           XOXO Shelley

                                                                                                #supermodels #Model Crush Monday #Victoria’s Secret Angels #Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 #Alessandra Ambrosio  #Brazilian models  #Shelley 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Model Crush Monday – Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel

You know that face, but you REALLY know that body!  South African-born Candice Swanepoel has been a Victoria’s Secret star for years, and one of the brand’s most bankable Angels, so much so, that her career has largely been defined by her bombshell body mixed with girl-next-door looks. 

Growing up on a farm in South Africa and scouted at a local flea market at the age of fifteen, Candice worked throughout Europe for the first two years of her career before taking a giant leap of faith at age eighteen, embarking on solo trip to NYC.  She was quickly booked by Victoria’s Secret standing out for her wholesome looks, her athleticism, and amazing curves.  No one could – or still can to this day –pop a hip and sway her back like Candice. She is the golden girl on the beach with the light blue eyes, long blonde hair, and lean muscles.  A quick change and she is sultry and suggestive in lingerie.  She has become quite possibly one of the most recognized models in the world due to her phenomenal success as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. 

Crossing over into editorial and campaign work was natural for Candice, shooting with Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Testino and Steven Meisel.  During an era of unrecognizable clone models without a hint of a curve or personality, Candice harkens back to the era of the supermodels who strutted the runaways as powerful women, not androgynous teenagers. 

Taking a break to become a first-time mom, Candice recently gave birth to her first son Anaca. We know it won’t be long before she is back in front of the camera, creating beautiful images and making us all try just that little bit harder to push ourselves at the gym.  Not a bad thing at all.  Who doesn’t dream of being a boho beach goddess with a rocking body?  Come back soon Candice! 

                                                            XOXO Shelley

Candice’s Instagram:  @angelcandices

#supermodels #top ranked models #Candice Swanepoel #Victoria’s Secret Angles #top swimwear models #top lingerie models #Shelley Goodstein #Model Crush Monday #Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show