Supermodels Turned Fashion Designers

Supermodels are so immersed in the fashion world, so it only makes sense that many of them decide to strike it out on their own, creating their own clothing lines and collections. From Alessandra Ambrosio to Lily Aldridge, here are a few supermodel fashion designers that are worth taking notice of.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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Alessandra Ambrosio
A Brazilian supermodel and actress, Alessandra Ambrosio made a name for herself after modelling for Victoria’s Secret, and was the first model chosen to represent the brand’s PINK line. When it comes to her own personal fashion style, Ambrosio has always favored a more bohemian, laid-back vibe, and this is what led her to launch a debut collection for Californian brand Planet Blue. With soft, flowing silhouettes and lush, sensual fabrics, the Ale by Alessandra collection is absolutely perfect for the warm summer months.

Lily Aldridge
Velvet by Graham & Spencer is a fashion brand that was founded in 1997, and focuses on elevated basics that are inspired by the West Coast lifestyle. Lily Aldridge, an American model, has worked for the brand for over ten years now, making it no surprise that they eventually turned to her to create her own capsule collection. Aldridge has now released two of these for the brand, consisting of pieces that are incredibly versatile and wearable, from plaid shirts to sheer knitwear, but all of which feature a unique twist from Aldridge.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss
Kate Moss is a British model whose name has become quite mainstream, as she has been in the industry for several years now. In 2007, Moss designed her very first collection for fashion chain Topshop, and, after the huge success that it experienced, she then went on to design 14 more collections for the company. This then led to the end of her fashion design career for a while, but Moss has now reunited with this much-loved brand, creating a whole new collection for them, which, as was expected, has done extremely well.

Sophie Dahl
Former model, and author, Sophie Dahl has always had a passion for fashion, so creating her own capsule collection was a natural progression for the model. She did this in collaboration with Brora, a British cashmere brand, in 2013, with a collection titled The Lost Weekend. Dahl designed 13 pieces for the label, taking inspiration from gaps that she was experiencing in her own wardrobe, coming up with everything from soft, stunning cashmere cardigans to feminine tea dresses. In order to stay true to her own personal style, the color palette that Dahl chose for the collection is predominantly pale and neutral, but this just means that the items can be worn in so many different ways, and will work with just about every outfit.

Supermodels spend so much time in the fashion industry, so it only makes sense that they end up coming up with several exciting ideas of their own. From the beautiful cashmere pieces by Sophie Dahl to the down-to-earth collection of Lily Aldridge, each of these models have managed to bring an elegance and sophistication to the designs that they have created.

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OROGOLD Brings You Model’s Best Beauty Tips

In honor of New York Fashion Week OROGOLD has done their research to bring you top beauty and fashion tips. Who better to give advise on these subjects than models? These models might have won the lottery when it comes to their figures, their beautiful looks and their genetics, but maintaining that runway worthy look and figure is anything but easy. Some of the best models were asked to spill their beauty secrets and this is what they have to reveal. Reading these tips should help you understand more about the world of beauty and prepare yourself for the season’s first party perfectly.

model Toni GarrnToni Garrn

Toni Garrn always uses a highlighter under her nose and her eyebrows. She says that she picked this habit up from Pat McGrath when she was just 14. She also says that she always curls her lashes.

 

model Arizona MuseArizona Muse

Arizona’s most important beauty tip is for women to mix their night repair serums with their foundation. This helps to transform the foundation into something amazing. To maintain fitness, Arizona advocates yoga as it helps the mind as well as the body.

 

model Jourdan DunnJourdan Dunn

Jourdan has something different to offer. She says that all those looking to create the illusion of fake lashes should use a cardboard card or a credit card and place it behind their lashes. They should then use the mascara and brush against it. This helps you to look as if you’ve got a false lash and it looks really good as well.

 

Model Carolyn MurphyCarolyn Murphy

Carolyn believes in drinking a lot of water and moisturizing her skin to maintain her beauty. She also believes in light exercises such as walking, the occasional jogging  and yoga. Carolyn is not for a woman’s body to look like a man’s. She says that a woman’s body should be on the softer side.

 

Model Hilary RhodaHilary Rhoda

Hilary always loves to watch make-up artists at work so that she can try and catch new things every now and then. Hilary loves to contour and highlight her cheekbones and her eye sockets with some bronzer. This helps her look more refined and it doesn’t take too much time either.

 

model Joan SmallsJoan Smalls

Like Hilary, Joan is also known to be a major believer in moisturizing. She mixes some night repair cream with her face and neck SPF 15 lotion and uses it as a sunscreen. She thinks it really works wonders for her skin. To maintain her fitness, Joan mixes pilates with cardio and boxing and she believes in working at least 30 minutes each day.

 

Makeup Artist Carolina Gonzalez

Who better to reveal beauty secrets for Victoria’s Secret models than their make-up artist. Carolina was asked about some of the tricks that these models use before an appearance in order to make their skin look flawless. She says that bronze is the best way to look flawless. Tanned skin helps to cover up the flaws and she does combo platters to accentuate the beauty of these models.

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