Agyness Deyn's role in the upcoming thriller Pusher may just be a supporting one, but in the sequel, she'll be playing the lead.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn says he plans to make several follow-ups to the film, including a sequel that will follow Deyn's character — a drug-addicted stripper — as she moves from London to Las Vegas in an attempt to make a fresh start.
Pusher doesn't hit theaters until Oct. 26, but die-hard Aggy fans can get a sneak peek of the film by downloading it now on iTunes. Peep the trailer below, then take a look at all the roles in Deyn's burgeoning acting career, here.
Jourdan Dunn is working on an online cooking show that's named, brilliantly, Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn.
The show will air on the recently launched YouTube channel for Life + Times, the lifestyle and culture website backed by rapper Jay-Z. While not much is known about Dunn's show, a spokesman described it as part of a catalog of programs about everything from "fashion, architecture, music, style, food, consumables, electronics, and so forth." Dunn expressed her excitement about the show on Monday, tweeting, "Can't wait for this!!!!"
Dunn must have known about the show for a few months now. In August, the model tweeted a picture of a plate of sweet and sour ribs with the caption, "To find out how I made them stay tune for the show #WellDunn."
She joins a proud tradition of models moonlighting as chefs. Carol Alt released a cookbook called Easy, Sexy, Raw earlier this year, and Lorraine Pascale — famous for becoming the first black British model on the cover of Elle — started hosting the show Baking Made Easy on BBC in January 2011. And who could forget that before she became America's home cooking authority of record, Martha Stewart modeled for Chanel?
Source: Twitter User missjourdandunn
Chanel Iman shows off her new favorite hobby — pole dancing — in a just-released video created by husband and wife filmmakers Dusan Reljin and Hilde Pettersen Reljin for Nowness. Under an array of vibrantly colored lights, the glitter-covered supermodel dons a large wig and engages in several outfit changes — and is completely mesmerizing all the while.
"We wanted all the colors to be very primary, saturated and strong, so that the whole thing would be very powerful," Dusan said. "Even though she is doing something very exotic and visual, the color schemes that we used make her part of the environment."
A look at Iman in action in the video below. (NSFW)
Since the surprise announcement of their secret wedding back in June, Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi have kept a pretty low profile — until now. Yesterday the newlyweds were spotted at Gelson's supermarket in Los Angeles, and not only did they appear to be having a great time while shopping for peanut butter, but they were also not at all shy about engaging in some heavy PDA.
"We both felt it!" Deyn recently explained to The Telegraph of her and Ribisi's sudden union. "And now it just makes so much sense, both of us wanting that. It's a really symbolic thing." Judging by these photos, it's really a romantic thing as well. A peek inside their happy grocery spree, here.
Talk about a major shift: Karlie Kloss has signed on with IMG Models after four years of being represented by Next Model Management.
Kloss has not yet commented on the switch, but it will undoubtedly push her to the next level of her already stellar career. She will reportedly now share a manager with the world's highest-earning supermodel, Gisele Bundchen. IMG's women's board also includes Kate Moss, Liya Kebede, Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr, Sasha Pivovarova, and several other highly visible models.
"Karlie has an immense and loyal following, and we welcome the opportunity to help expand her relationships through endorsements as well as our global network that reaches beyond fashion," said Ivan Bart, IMG Models' senior vice president and managing director.
The 20-year-old model has already begun to widen her impact outside of the industry. On Fashion's Night Out, she'll introduce a line of cookies called The Perfect 10 at the DKNY store in New York's SoHo neighborhood. Proceeds from the cookies will provide school meals for hungry children across the globe.
Jessica Stam may now be one of the modeling industry's biggest faces, but the beginning of her career was overshadowed by a serious punctuality problem.
"One time, years ago, she was all dressed and lined up for the runway when, to James Scully's horror, she disappeared," wrote The Cut's Charlotte Cowles after attending an advisement panel Stam attended for 27 of IMG Model's Fashion Week newcomers. "They had to hold up the entire show while they mounted a panicky search; she was eventually found in line at the Starbucks across the street. 'I don't know what I was thinking,' she said. Scully eventually forgave her, and now they exchange Starbucks gift cards at Christmas. 'Still, don't do that,' she warned. 'I had to earn a lot of people's trust back.'"
David Cunningham, IMG's vice-president of development, said the event was "a bit like summer camp orientation, isn't it?"
Coco Rocha has reprised her role as the tabletop dancer in White House Black Market's Fall 2012 commercial, but this time she's joined by someone new: her own alter ego. Rocha just begins to sashay when a carbon copy of herself cuts in. The duo then make 12 work-appropriate costume changes in 30 seconds — and the clothes look all the more elegant thanks to Rocha's graceful, precise movements.
A look at the playlists of four very different models — Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Chrissy Teigen, and Kate Upton, to be exact — reveals that their taste in music is just as different as their personas.
All four women signed on as part of Skullcandy's Supermodel Crew this Summer; the first part of the collaboration with the headphone brand was to list what songs are on their Spotify playlists. Teigen's is heavy on R&B from John Legend (they're engaged to be married, after all), while Stam's includes soulful, old-school tracks from Etta James, Otis Redding, and Willie Nelson. What are the others listening to? Find out — and listen to the tracks — right here.
Photo courtesy of Skullcandy.
Liya Kebede says having a more active role in her modeling work is what's kept her interested and fresh after over a decade in the industry.
Kebede, who recently starred in an editorial in T Magazine's Fall 2012 women's style issue, said she feels more engaged in her work now than she has in the past — and working with people like Cass Bird, who shot the pictures for T, helps.
"Working with people I haven't worked with before is always exciting, because I've done modeling for so long," Kebede says. "I feel like all the pictures that I do now are more collaborative than they used to be before, which I really like — having an input in stuff. And so it's more of a team effort, and so I enjoy it, in a way, more."
The model also runs a clothing line called Lemlem that she founded to help employ weavers in her native Ethiopia, and she also runs a foundation dedicated to the health of mothers and children in third-world countries. Where does she find time to manage it all that and model for everyone from Balenciaga to H&M?
"I think you just kind of do it," Kebede says. "I don't think I have a very perfect organized plan about it. I kind of do what needs to be done in whatever order it has to be done, kind of thing. It's quite chaotic, but it's nice. I like it."
Source: T Magazine
While it's unclear how the designers would participate in the show, a source told Page Six that they'd both been approached about possible involvement. This news comes a month after the announcement that Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova had signed on as cast members.
The show, which is scheduled to start airing in 2013, will follow the three as they scout their own teams of aspiring catwalkers from across the United States. Then, the supermodels will guide their teams through challenges including runway shows, photo shoots, and commercials. The prize for winning the competition is a contract to be a brand ambassador for a well-known company.
"SO HAPPY to tell you, along with Naomi Campbell & Karolina Kurkova I will be one of three model mentors on 'The Face'!" Rocha tweeted in July, along with a link to a post about the show on her personal blog. "Naomi, Karolina and I will be introducing the girls to some of the very best photographers, stylists and designers in the fashion world," she wrote. "As mentors to the girls we hope to impart valuable lessons and skills that will help them through their challenges, giving them an accurate idea of what it takes to have a career as a model and be the face of a brand."
Campbell, Kurkova, and Rocha will be joined by host Nigel Barker, who left his position as a judge on America's Next Top Model last year.
Photo: Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova backstage at Jean-Paul Gaultier's Fall 2011 show.