Laetitia Casta Profile and biography

Name : Laetitia Casta
Date Of Birth : 11th May 1978
Place Of Birth : Pont-Audemer France
Hair : Light Brown
Eyes : Blue
Height : 5'8''

"A successful model" that is what Laetitia Casta is. Laetitia was born on 11th May 1978 in Pont-Audemer France. She was born to parents Dominique Casta and Line. Her name means 'joy' in Latin. Her childhood was spent in Normandy, and she was often referred to as a Tomboy.

For now, she is content "to continue modeling for as long as [she] can", but marriage and a family is definitely a future prospect for her. Casta has also applied her talents to the big screen in her feature film debut - 1999's Asterix and Obelix which co-stars Gerard Depardieu and Oscar winner Roberto Benigni. Casta will also star in La Bicyclette Bleu (The Blue Bicycle), a three-part made-for-French TV movie set in World War II France. Despite her illustrious modeling career she said that acting is something she is very interested in pursuing. Her motto remains "If there's someone knocking at my door, I will open it."

Kate Moss - Fashion Supermodel


Elizabeth Arden & Liz Claiborne enter distribution deal

Elizabeth Arden Inc and Liz Claiborne Inc announced that they have entered into an exclusive long-term global licensing agreement for the manufacture, distribution and marketing of the Liz Claiborne fragrance brands.

The Liz Claiborne fragrance portfolio consists of many well-known and highly-ranked products, including the Juicy Couture, Usher, Curve by Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand and the Liz, Realities, Bora Bora and Mambo fragrances.

"This is a very strategic transaction for both companies," said E. Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. "We have worked closely together through our existing distribution relationship and are very familiar with the Liz Claiborne fragrance portfolio.

Specifically, this transaction will allow us to (i) benefit from improved market share and productivity in our North American fragrance business, (ii) gain efficiencies from a larger fragrance business, particularly within our supply chain, logistics and sales organizations, (iii) increase gross margins by converting existing mass customer sales from a distribution margin to an owned/licensed margin and (iv) provide additional sales volume to our fast-growing international business. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Liz Claiborne brand teams to continue Liz Claiborne's success with respect to the marketing and brand development of these distinctive fragrance brands."

William L. McComb, Chief Executive Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., said, "Fragrance is an important equity enhancing category for our brands. For us to maximize profitability in this business going forward, however, we would have to make significant changes to how it is operated. Doing that right now would distract us from other initiatives currently underway that are core to our strategy.

Through this partnership with Elizabeth Arden, we can continue to successfully develop and market brand enhancing fragrances in a more capital efficient manner, leveraging our strength in brand building with Arden's expertise in developing and growing fragrance businesses. This is another example of how diligently we are pursuing our strategy.

We expect this transaction to have a positive impact on our 2008 cash flows and to have no impact on 2008 projected adjusted EPS and operating margin. Looking forward to 2009 and beyond, we expect the impact of the royalty income from this transaction to be accretive to both EPS and operating margin."

Elizabeth Arden expects this transaction to contribute to both net sales and earnings growth in fiscal 2009. Elizabeth Arden expects to incur advertising and marketing expenses paid by Liz Claiborne and other transaction related expenses during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 and the first half of fiscal 2009.

Additionally, Elizabeth Arden expects its gross margins to be impacted in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 and through the first half of fiscal 2009 by the sale of Liz Claiborne inventory that Elizabeth Arden acquired prior to the effective date as a distributor.

After including the full impact of these costs, Elizabeth Arden expects this transaction to be accretive to earnings in the first half of fiscal 2009. Elizabeth Arden will provide further discussion and guidance for fiscal 2009 during its fourth quarter fiscal year 2008 conference call in August 2008.

The effectiveness of the licensing agreement is subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, including satisfaction of the requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Elizabeth Arden: Skincare. Color. PREVAGE. Fragrances (Red Door, 5th Avenue, Green Tea, Mediterranean, Provocative Woman). Fragrance Portfolio: Elizabeth Taylor. Mariah Carey. Britney Spears. Hilary Duff. Danielle Steele. Alberta Ferretti. Alfred Sung. Badgley Mischka. Bob Mackie. GANT. Geoffrey Beene. Halston. Nanette Lepore. Rocawear. Giorgio of Beverly Hills. Daytona 500. HUMMER. PS Fine Cologne.

Liz Claiborne Inc

‘Fashion Blackout’ a model subject for BET

These days, the fashion industry “It” girls are blonde, white and usually from Eastern Europe. Black models make token appearances on the runway, and BET News takes on the worthy subject Thursday night with the half-hour documentary special “Fashion Blackout.”

Designer Tracy Reese, top male model Tyson Beckford and Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley (sporting an Obama pin) are among the commentators, but the topic needs more than 30 minutes of airtime. Still, such folks as Constance White, formerly of The New York Times [NYT] and now at eBay, correctly call out designers like Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada for creating an all-white landscape on which to showcase their creations.


Cindy Crawford supermodel

Cindy Crawford info

COUNTRY: American model

DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 20, 1966

PLACE OF BIRTH: DeKalb, Illinois, USA

EYES: brown

HAIR: brown

Cindy Crawford measurements

CHEST: 86 cm

WAIST: 66 cm

HIPS: 89 cm

HEIGHT: 177 cm

WEIGHT: 59 kg

Cindy Crawford biography

Cynthia Ann Crawford was born February 20, 1966, in De Kalb, Illinois. She was discovered by chance by a newspaper photographer, who noticed then 16-year old Cindy at work during her summer job of detasselling corn and took her a picture of her. The photo and the positive feedback surrounding Cindy's photogenic talents were enough to convince her to quit her day job and take up modelling.

Thanks to two summers of modelling, represented by Elite Model Management in Chicago, the All-American beauty proved to also have brains -- she traded in the glamorous life a model (at least temporarily) to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, on scholarship.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy was among the most popular supermodels, a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns. In July, 1988, she became the first modern supermodel to pose nude for Playboy magazine, in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts. In October, 1998 Crawford returned to the pages of Playboy for a second, more revealing nude pictorial. That issue was one of the magazine's all-time biggest sellers.

From 1989 to 1995, Crawford was host of MTV's House of Style. In the mid-1990s Crawford starred in famous Pepsi and Pepsi Stuff advertising. In 1995 Crawford took her first movie role in Fair Game. Her performance was panned by critics, and the film was a financial failure, with expenses of $50 million and $11 million takings at the box office. She has had several other minor acting jobs since then, none of which have been commercially or critically successful. The closest she has come to a commercially successful acting job has been her series of exercise videos.

She has been featured on the cover of many magazines, including Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. Cindy also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, Ink. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, and Clairol. Of her, famous designer Karl Lagerfeld has said: "She is a classical beauty and the all-American dream girl." She was nicknamed "Baby Gia" when she entered the modeling industry because of her resemblance to the late supermodel, Gia Carangi.

In 2005, Cindy created a beauty product with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker.

Anne Klein II, Bally, Capezio Bags, Cindy Crawford fragrance, Citroen, Dormeuil, EAS AdvantEdge, El Corte Ingles, Ellen Tracy, Enrico Coveri, Escada, Foster Grant, Gap, Gianni Versace Couture, Grosvenor Furs, H, Halston, Herve Leger, Isaac Mizrahi, JH Collectables, Josie, Kathleen Madden, Keds shoes, Laura Biagiotti, Levante, L'Oreal, MCM, Moulinex, North Beach Leather, Omega watches, Pepsi, Pizza Hut Cheezy Crust Pizza, Revlon, Revlon 'Fire & Ice', Sportmax, Swish Jeans, Umberto Ginocchietti, Valentino, Versace, Weight Watchers, Windsmoor

(Multiple editions in multiple countries, in total more than 400) Vogue, Cosmpolitan, Elle, Glamour, People, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, W, Self, Marie Claire, Allure, Women, Flare, Moda, FHM, Sky Magazine, Loaded, Red, Esquire, Vanidades

Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, John Bartlett, Todd Oldham, Roberto Cavalli, Esteban Cortazar

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Carolyn Murphy - American supermodel

Nationality: American
Birthday: August 11, 1975
Born in: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Lives now: Los Angeles, CA
Height: 176 cm
Bust: 84 cm
Waist: 58 cm
Hips: 86 cm
Agencies: IMG
Known for: My eyes, my smile
Status: Cover girl, established
Dated: Mark Vanderloo, Brandon Boyd (2002-2005)
Married: Jake Schroeder (1999-2002)
Children: Dylan Blue (born 12/28/00)
Friends with: Amanda Moore, Guinevere van Seenus, Jessica Miller, Liya Kebede, Noémie Lenoir, Tyson Ballou
Model turned… Actress (Liberty Heights, 1999)
Interests: Surfing

About Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy, born on August 11, 1975, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA, is an internationally acclaimed model.
She is featured on the cover of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was VH1/Vogue's "Model of the Year" in 1998. She is currently the face of Estee Lauder, replacing Elizabeth Hurley as the company's primary female model.

Carolyn grew up throughout Northwest Florida spending most of her childhood in a trailer park in Panama City, Florida. At the age of 16 she was spotted by Mary Lou Nash, owner and operator of Mary Lou's Models, a modeling agency. Nash saw Carolyn's potential and soon she was modeling in local ads and magazines throughout Florida and Alabama.

When she graduated from high school Murphy moved to Milan to further her modeling career. Her career kicked into high-gear when she bleached her hair platinum blond for a photo shoot ruining her hair and causing it to fall out.
Because of this she had to get a boyishly short hair cut which made her popular with many top photographers and soon she was in major magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and was named VH1's "Model of the Year" at the 1998 Fashion Awards.

She also started an acting career with the role of Dubbie the Blonde in Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights in 1999.
Murphy married surf shop owner Jake Schroeder whom she met on vacation. She gave birth to their daughter Dylan Blue on 28 December 2000 and the three posed for Vogue magazine as Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, and Frances Bean Cobain. The couple split in 2001 and Murphy began seeing Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus.


Born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Discovered in New York by a scout at Women Model Management
May 1996
Featured on the cover of French Vogue
Aug 1996
Appears on cover of W magazine
Sep 1996
Appears on cover of French Elle
Oct 1996
Appears on cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
Oct 1996
Appears on the cover of French Vogue
Becomes the face of Gucci
Apr 1997
Appears on cover of Vogue
Appears in Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns
Stars in the Pirelli calendar
May 1998
Appears on the cover of British Vogue
Sep 1998
Featured on second cover for British Vogue of the year
Oct 1998
Named VH1/Vogue Model of the Year
Renews contract with Calvin Klein, and appears in Versace ad campaign
Dates surf-shop owner Jake Schroeder
Nov 1999
Featured on the cover of Vogue as one of the Models of the Millennium
Nov 17, 1999
Appears in the movie Liberty Heights Story »
Renews contract with Versace
Becomes the face of MaxMara and Harry Winston
Named Estée Lauder’s newest spokesperson Video »
Splits from Schroeder
Begins dating Incubus front man Brandon Boyd
Poses in Sports Illustrated calendar Video »
Stars in Incubus' video “Are You In?” Video »
Jan 2002
Closes the spring Versace couture show in Paris
Sep 2002
Closes the spring Marc Jacobs show in New York
Karl Lagerfeld photographs Murphy for Fendi
Splits from Boyd
Feb 2005
Featured on cover of Sports Illustrated
Feb 16, 2005
Interviewed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Signs on as the face of Tiffany & Co.
Appears in Versace campaign alongside Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, and Angela Lindvall
Mario Testino photographs Murphy for Lord & Taylor's re-branding ad campaign
Jul 16, 2007
Named the sixth-highest-paid model in the world according to Forbes, making $5 million in the past year
Nov 2007
Appears on the cover of French Vogue with Andre J.
Renews contract with Lord & Taylor
Apr 30, 2008
Named the world’s eighth highest-paid model by Forbes, having made a reported $4.5 million in the past year Story »
May 2008
Appears in Vogue feature on Patrick Robinson, photographed by Norman Jean Roy


Supermodel Heidi Klum’s shrinking bust


Maybe it’s just the unflattering bikini top, but the 34-year-old German beauty looked half the girl she used to be.Three children with pop hit hubby Seal, 45, seem to have taken a bit of a toll on her bust and tummy.An onlooker said: “She still looks great but kids play havoc with your body — and supermodels are no different.”Heidi was on her annual trip to Mexico to ‘re-marry’ Seal on the beach near their holiday home in Careyes, the venue for their original wedding in May 2005.One local said: “They are so in love and it is beautiful that they keep their passion alive by getting married in the same place every year.”So that’s one celebrity pair unlikely to lift and separate… unless Heidi gets herself a new bikini top.