>> First Look: Jamie Bochert for Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 —It's only appropriate, since her career owes its second wind to opening a Marc Jacobs show, that Jamie Bochert would lend her jolie laide look for the brand's Spring 2010 ads. Ever ironic Juergen Teller's lens is, Bochert — who is also said to be the face of Lanvin this season — takes a balletic pose in the first image out, tulle surrounding her, while standing in a toilet. [Models.com]
>> Steven Meisel co-opted the Twitter phenomenon for the last Vogue Italia issue of the decade — December 2009 — and rechristened Twitpic "Meiselpic" for his purposes. Inside the issue he wrote to his 20 model "followers" under a blurred portrait of himself — surprising, as the photographer is reclusive and does not like to be photographed himself —"Feeling a touch swine flu . . . so not coming to work today. I'm sending you some clothes . . . wear what you like, Meiselpic it back to me. xxSteven." What comes next — and is featured on the cover — are twenty pages of model self-portraits in the style of Twitpic. Lara Stone took the below picture of herself and "Twittered" underneath: "I love my new boobs. Werk!!" A pregnant Gisele snaps herself in lingerie, covering up her bump, and "Tweets": "Privacy is beautiful!" And Freja Beha Erichsen, who's not known to be a Meisel favorite, makes a surprise appearance, as well.
>> Rodarte's Target lookbook is finally out, just a couple of weeks before the collection hits stores December 20 through January 31. Unless, of course, you have close access to Manhattan (Gansevoort and Washington Streets at the entrance of the High Line), San Francisco (Mint Plaza), or Georgetown in Washington DC: those three locales are getting Target-To-Go popup stores Dec. 11 through 13 (10 am to 8 pm), complete with the Rodarte for Target goods a week before the rest of the nation.
Part of the collection, which runs $9.99 for a pair of knee socks up to $79.99 — including plenty of Rodarte's signature netting on dresses for $39.99 — can be seen in high quality below, as modeled by Jamie Bochert, who is said to be the face of both Marc Jacobs and Lanvin Spring 2010.
Penelope Cruz was busy in NYC yesterday, first making a stop by The Late Show to chat with David Letterman. She was out to discuss Broken Embraces before it opens in limited theaters this Friday, but Dave was a little more concerned with asking about her rumored engagement to Javier Bardem. She stood her ground and didn't reveal anything about her personal life — check out the video of her interview after the jump. Penelope wrapped things up with Dave and changed into an all-white outfit to attend a Cinema Society screening of her film. Her Nine costars Fergie and Daniel Day-Lewis were there to lend their support as the tight-knit cast continues to support each other's side projects.
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More Spring 2010 Model Showcard Tidbits: Caroline Trentini and Iselin Steiro Back in the Mix; Jourdan Dunn to Walk Pregnant?
>> Casting for New York Fashion Week is under way and the last of the Spring 2010 show packages are trickling in. A few telling tidbits from those pages:
- Is Jourdan Dunn planning on walking while pregnant? She alluded that she may be out this season, but the presence of her card implies otherwise [Models.com]
- Caroline Trentini, who only walked Yves Saint Laurent last season, is throwing her hat back into the ring [IMG Models Blog]
- Women's package has a candid picture of each model this season. Jamie Bochert took hers with mustache [The Imagist]
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>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —The first of many Fall 2009 Gucci ads has dropped, this one featuring Anja Rubik. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin still did the photographing honors, but the look is a hard-edged change from the pastoral, verdant ads of seasons past. Expected in upcoming images: perennial Gucci faces like Jacquetta Wheeler, Raquel Zimmermann, Freja Beha Erichsen, Natasha Poly, and Abbey Lee Kershaw, with a few surprises — Myf Shepherd, Dree Hemingway, and Jamie Bochert. [TFS, TFS, TFS]
>> THE MODELIZER —Jamie Bochert has experienced a career resurgence since Marc Jacobs picked her to open his Spring 2009 show, but she doesn't love it, as her fiance, actor Michael Pitt, tells it — she'd rather be recording her upcoming album: "She pays her bills doing print work, as a model, and, you know, she’s lucky to be able to do that — even though she f*ckin’ hates the business, we both hate it. It makes the music industry and the film industry and every industry look like a walk in the park. And when it comes down to it, she’s able to make money and not work in a bar and put it into her music and sustain." [NY Observer]
>> New York Fashion Week is known as the springboard for new faces every season, but for Fall 2009, it's become the springboard for comebacks — especially with models right around the 30-year-old mark. This morning, Frankie Rayder (34), who hasn't hit a catwalk since the Fall 2004 with the exception of Spring 2009 Givenchy, walked Michael Kors. The runways of Preen, Rodarte, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs have been especially overrun with these mainly late-'90s, early-00's faces — from those who have hovered in and out the past few seasons: Anne Catherine Lacroix (29), Natasa Vojnovic (29), Caroline Ribeiro (29), Jamie Bochert (28), Christina Kruse (34), Carmen Kass (30), Colette Pechekhonova (28), Hannelore Knuts (31); to those who have exited the runway for a while — Tasha Tilberg (29), Kirsten Owen (38), Trish Goff (32) — all are booking some of the most coveted spots this season. Kors, Behnaz Sarafpour, Staerk, VPL, and Diane von Furstenberg are feeling it too — the mature woman is back in New York.
>> THE MODELIZER —If a modeling comeback is in order, there's no better way to do it than by opening a Marc Jacobs show. Jamie Bochert, who was big back in the early 2000s until she took a break to focus on music, was asked personally by Marc to do his Spring 2009 show — and now she's fully back in the game, with new representation by Women. [Women Blog]