In the onslaught of blonde All Americans models, like Karlie Kloss and Daria Werbowy, and the supposed rise of the Brazilian bombshell, there nonetheless has been a steady rise of a new crop: the Asian model. In 2010, Vogue finally took notice, with an All Asian issue, photographed by Steven Miesel, and the issue used a new model on the rise. Taking the modeling world by storm was a Chinese knockout named Liu Wen. The head-turner is ranked on Models.com as #5, not too shabby an honor!
Meet former New York Yankees player Bernie Williams, who will be available for autographs and photographs when he stops by JCPenney to celebrate the retailer's new Manhattan store. 100 W. 33rd St., at Broadway; 11–1.
The marketability of hip-hop is once again flexing its muscle, with more and more rap artists inking endorsement deals. Jay-Z, Common and Kanye West are getting into the fragrance race, and that’s just the beginning.
Kanye, the self-proclaimed Kiss of hip-hop has his own sneakers out, which sneaker enthusiasts are going crazy over. F.Y.I., the hardest pair of kicks to get your hands on are the Air Yeezy’s. Surprise! The modest Kanye named the sneakers after himself. You can catch him sporting them in the “Knock You Down” video, where he collaborates with Keri Hilson and Neyo. He also has his own energy drink coming out called Guru. Now he can race his rap rival 50 to see who sells the most units in drinks.
Everyone needs a fabulous spring coat. It’s the first thing people notice when you walk into a room. And this season Military coats are all the rage. Relax, I’m not talking camo coats. A uniform coat is sleek and fashion forward – the perfect way to stay one step ahead of the rest. Look for coats with embellishments such as piping, brass or gold buttons and even military medals and badges. Pair with skinny jeans and booties for a runway look. If a fitted jacket, pair with a wide-leg pant. Accessorize simply, as the coat says enough already.