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The most prestigious swimsuit calendar again struts its stuff, showing once more why it’s a favorite with men around the world. Includes a bonus full-color poster of all-star SI cover models! Large format for a better view! In the calendar for November, Marisa Miller is photographed wearing Alex Woo’s Little Seasons Daisy Pendant.
Marisa Miller: With a face that has graced the cover of magazines like Vogue, Fitness and Shape, it’s no wonder SI called her back for the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Swimsuit Editions. Born New Years Day in 1980 in the coastal city of Santa Cruz, California, she still says “The first thing I do every morning is go online to check the surf. If the waves are good, I’ll go surf. The beach is 10 minutes away.”
Style File: How to Wear… Stripes
Hot off a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her role in the glossy, glistening and energizing adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical, Beyoncé Knowles is getting rave reviews and we can’t wait to see her on the red carpet.
In the January issue, the singer/actress admits she lost her cool when she found herself in the same spot as Miss Diana Ross (the rumored inspiration for her lead singer character). “I was terrified,” the star said. “Then she tapped me on the shoulder and told me that she was glad that I was doing Dreamgirls.”
In the “style file” section, the discussion is about “How to Wear Stripes” and 30s/40s Classic with a Twist. Alex Woo’s Sienna Bangles are shown as part of the trend watch.
Ten years ago, Tyra Banks became the first black supermodel to appear alone on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. This year, singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles has landed the cover and is the first woman to be on the cover of the magazine that is not a model or an athlete. With a music theme, this super issue features supermodels with Kanye West, Aerosmith, Kenny Chesney, Gnarls Barkley and Panic! At the Disco. And inside, three of the supermodels, wear Alex Woo’s Little Big Notes and Little Big Numbers.
Julie Henderson: The “rookie,” this 20 year old Houston, Texas born model marks her first appearance in the swimsuit issue. Discovered at a modeling school in Houston when she was only 8, by the time she graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling at the age of 18, she had already signed with New York Model Management. What attracts her to a man? “If they make me laugh and they are taller than me (5 feet 10 inches)
Oluchi Onweagba : Born in Lagos, Nigeria, this 24 year old beauty was discovered by a modeling scout at the age of 17 while selling bread on the streets of her home town. Shortly thereafter she moved to New York City to begin her modeling career and marks her third appearance in the swimsuit edition. in Oluchi’s native Nigeria, her first name means “work of God.”
Jessica White: Just 22 years old and hailing from Buffalo, New York, she was 14 when she went to New York City for a IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) competition and did so well that she got so many call backs for both modeling and acting the rest is history. Marking her fourth appearance in the swimsuit edition, she is the first African-American model to appear in three consecutive editions of the SI Swimsuit Issue (2003, 2004, and 2005).
JCK Style is the JCK Group’s weekly newsletter highlighting the intersection of fashion and jewelry. Giving jewelers a fresh insider’s view into the world of fashion, with an emphasis on the details jewelers need to keep up to date, the magazine focuses on the latest news to the hottest trends to the most innovative new designs.
In this pre-Oscar issue, the magazine gave some examples of celebrity fashion from “Seeing and being seen at evening cocktail parties” and “Collecting swag at the pre-Oscars suites” to “Taking cocktails late into the night”.
In the “Dashing off to a dress fitting” scenario, Beyoncé, 25, is at once urban, modern and sexy. Shown along side her photo are ALEX WOO’s Narissa earrings, TO THE MAX Tweed shorts and BCBG MAX Azria woven top. COSTUME NATIONAL Distressed gold leather handbag and BCBG GIRLS Rafe brown leather ankle boot with button detail.
Combining black and white always packs a style punch. In this issue of Family Circle, they’ve tweaked this classic pairing to create several hi-def looks for women who want style.
For a modern match (see left), this feminine corduroy caplet and ruffled blouse perfectly balance fitted menswear plain pants with Alex Woo Skylar earrings.