Weekly Catch for 11 February – Model, Fashion, Culture and Men’s Corner News

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The latest Weekly Catch has what you need to get you caught up on the model, fashion, culture and men’s corner news you may have missed this week.

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Amber Valletta

Celebrated a birthday on Thursday. Hope you had an amazing birthday, Amber!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Is pregnant! The model took to social media to share the news.

“Very happy to share that Jason [Statham] and I are expecting!! Lots of love, Rosie x”

Photo: rosiehw/instagram
Photo: rosiehw/instagram

Rosie and Jason announced their engagement early last year. A big congrats to the couple!

Gigi Hadid and Barbie

Took SoCal! Barbie was spotted at Tommy Hilfiger‘s fashion show, cheering on Gigi who was quite busy, as the Tommy x Gigi collaboration was featured.

Photo: barbiestyle/instagram
Photo: barbiestyle/instagram
Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Hill

Have been named as the newest spokesmodels for L’Oreal Professionnel and are featured in the latest campaign.

The brand took to social media to share the news, “We are pleased to announce that Hailey Baldwin is one of our new spokespersons for 2017!”

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Photo: l’oreal professional

And, shortly thereafter, “Good things come in pairs, which is why we’re very excited to announce Taylor Hill as our second new spokesmodel.”

Photo: loreal professional
Photo: l’oreal professional

Sara Sampaio

Fronts Blumarine‘s spring/summer 2017 campaign, which was captured by Luigi and Iango.

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Photo: blumarine
Photo: blumarine
Photo: blumarine

Read more at blumarine.com.

Adriana Lima

Will be co-hosting Veuve Clicquot’s Carnaval to Miami on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Museum Park, which overlooks Biscayne Bay. The event supports the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

“[There will be an] electrifying spirit of the international celebration with traditional Carnaval entertainment, featuring samba dancers, drummer and live music,” commented Veuve Clicquot.

Read more at vccarnaval.com.


Vitamin A

Released a new capsule collection, “Copper Canyon”. It was inspired by rustic California and ’70s rock and roll. Expect to see fringe and shades of copper.

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Photo: vitamin a

Shop Vitamin A’s Copper Canyon capsule collection at vitaminaswim.com.

Elisabetta Franchi

Shared the brand’s “Absolute Denim” trend picks, which are selected from the spring/summer 2017 collection.

“Directly from the catwalk, according to the Elisabetta Franchi style, express your denim through unmistakable lines and irresistible ensembles,” the brand shared.

Photo: elisabetta franchi
Photo: elisabetta franchi

Shop Elisabetta Franchi’s Absolute Denim picks at elisabettafranchi.com.

Giuseppe Zanotti

Tapped model Maartje Verhoef for their spring/summer 2017 campaign, which was photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Carine Roitfeld with creative direction by Giovanni Bianco.

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Photo: giuseppe zanotti

Shop Giuseppe Zanotti’s ss17 collection at giuseppezanottidesign.com.

Oscar de la Renta x USPS

This coming Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Oscar de la Renta First-Class Mail® stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in eleven designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 11 stamps. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

“Most widely known for dressing the country’s first ladies and celebrities, Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014) was one of the world’s leading fashion designers for 50 years,” USPS commented. “This pane of 11 stamps features an evocative black-and-white portrait of the couturier and 10 details from several of his most exquisite gowns. De la Renta‘s innovative designs and close attention to detail elevated American style and brought international attention to New York as a world leader in fashion.”

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Photo: usps

Read more at usps.com.


David Bowie Photographs

Are up for auction at Paddle8. A selection of photographs of David Bowie are included with images by Mick Rock, Lynn Goldsmith and Geoff MacCormack, among others, and artwork and memorabilia are also included.

MICK ROCK - David Bowie, New York
MICK ROCK – David Bowie, New York
GEOFF MACCORMACK - David Bowie, London
GEOFF MACCORMACK – David Bowie, London

According to Paddle8, “This buy-now sale chronicles the many faces and sounds of David Bowie, along with his friends and collaborators.”

BRUCE MALONE - David Bowie, Los Angeles
BRUCE MALONE – David Bowie, Los Angeles

The auction closes 14 February.

Shop the Paddle8 auction at paddle8. com.

Men’s Corner


Shared a short film, “Perspectives”, which takes a look at Drew Ginn, a five-time world champion rower and a triple Olympic gold medalist; Jesse Carlsson, a former BMX world champion, a theoretical physicist and an ultra-endurance cyclist; Katya Crema, who holds five Australian National Ski Cross Championship titles and four Australian National Alpine Championship titles and placed seventh place in ski cross at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games; and Tony D’Alberto, who has raced in junior categories of Formula Ford and V8 Supercar Development Series, currently races for DJR Team Penske and competes in the Australian GT Championship in a Ferrari, and how these athletes have dedicated themselves to their sport and their goals.

Read more at pages.rapha.cc.

A Designer Tale

“On a late fall day in 1925, young couple Claude and Helen Habberstad alighted from Lackawanna station in Montville, New Jersey, and made their way up a winding dirt road. The Habberstads had been studying topographical maps, looking for a place convenient to New York City to build a weekend home.”

“’That very weekend we put a deposit on a tract of 13 acres located within walking distance of the station. It had a long road frontage, a brook, springs, trees and plenty of boulders,’ Claude recalled to the Boonton Times-Bulletin in 1959. An ordinary couple with the same maps at their disposal might have chosen a flat plot of land, already cleared of trees and cumbersome rocks. But the Habberstads were no ordinary couple…”

Read more at curbed.com.

Until next week…