Weekly Catch for 3 December – Model, Fashion, Culture and Men’s Corner News

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In a week that was dominated by the build-up of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we are going to get you caught up on what may have slipped your radar this week. Of course, we do pay a nod to VS as well.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Is known for dropping her clothes, although, this time it’s with a classic vibe. Photographer Jonathan Leder had captured Emily in 2012, and he shared this throwback photo, as he’s preparing for an upcoming Polaroid show at Castor Gallery in New York – exhibit coming February 2017.

Photo: jonathan_leder/instagram
Photo: jonathan_leder/instagram

The story doesn’t end there. Emily took to Twitter and in multiple tweets, shared her thoughts on the accompanying book Jonathan is working on.

“I’ve been resisting speaking publicly on the recently released photos by Jonathan Leder to avoid giving him publicity, but I’ve had enough. This book and the images within them are a violation. Five out of the now 100s of released photos were used for what they were intended: an artful magazine shoot back in 2012.”

She continued, “These photos being used without my permission is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for: women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies. To be clear: I signed no release and was not paid. That said, the legal side of this is private, and I would appreciate it if people waited to base their opinions on facts rather than speculation or assumptions. My body, my choice.”

Irina Shayk

Is reportedly expecting her first child. Although she (or her people) have yet to confirm the news, the model’s “bump” became apparent at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday. This will be the first child for both her and her boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

Photo: irinashayk/instagram
Photo: irinashayk/instagram
Photo: irinashayk/instagram
Photo: irinashayk/instagram


Victoria’s Secret

Held their much-anticipated Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday. Here is a round-up of some of our favorite images so far.

Photo: Victoria's Secret - Romee Strijd
Photo: Victoria’s Secret – Romee Strijd
Photo: jeromeduran/instagram - Adriana Lima
Photo: jeromeduran/instagram – Adriana Lima
Photo: alessandraambrosio/instagram
Photo: alessandraambrosio/instagram

The show will be shown live on CBS on 5 December.

Tommy Hilfiger

Will be taking his spring 2017 see-now-buy-now fashion show to Los Angeles, a departure from the last show in September that was held at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.

“TommyNow is about inclusivity, fusing fashion and entertainment, celebrating pop culture and connecting our global consumers to inspiring, unexpected fashion experiences,” Hilfiger shared with WWD. “The casual, cool, chic look that is leading the fashion world this season was born and bred in L.A., and I knew this show would feel at home on Venice Beach.”


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Barbie x Moschino

Barbie and Ken have received a Moschino makeover. Inspired by a look worn by the brand’s creative director Jeremy Scott and model Stella Maxwell to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Barbie and Ken are now ready to hit their own red carpet!

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Orlebar Brown

Has opened up a new store! This location is in Miami, Florida.

“Set in the heart of the new Brickell Centre development in downtown Miami, our newest store is perfectly located. The Florida hotspot is framed by white beaches, sky blue sea and colorful art deco beach fronts, which epitomize the OB spirit of celebrating summer,” the brand shared.

Photo: Orlebar Brown
Photo: Orlebar Brown

Read more at orlebarbrown.com.

Replay Jeans

Has tapped models Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls and Stella Maxwell for their “Touch” campaign, which was captured by Mert & Marcus.

Photo: Replay Jeans
Photo: Replay Jeans

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The New Zealand Fashion Museum

Has opened the exhibit, “At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand” where only New Zealand made or designed garments are shown and an informal history of the area’s fashion industry is displayed.

“With woolen bathers and bikinis, swimsuits and sundresses, playsuits and parasols, Hawaiian shirts and boardies, toweling cover-ups and more, the exhibition features fashions from the early 1900s to the current day,” according to the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Photo: New Zealand Fashion Museum
Photo: New Zealand Fashion Museum

“What we did and what we wore not only reveal our love of the coast, but our changing society and leisure pursuits,” the Museum continued. “From the heavy bathing costumes of the Edwardian era to the skimpy bikinis of the 1970s and beyond, see how and why swimwear shrank, the influence of fashion and fabrics on beachwear and the influence of the beach on our New Zealand identity.”

Read more at dowse.org.nz.

Art Basel Miami

Is in full swing. The show features 269 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa who display their Modern and contemporary art, along with a new generation of artists.

There are paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films and editioned works on display, all of which come in a range of sizes.

Photo: artbasel/instagram
Photo: artbasel/instagram

Art Basel Miami runs until Sunday 4 December and is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Read more at artbasel.com.

Men’s Corner


Marked 120 years of the founding of its marque on Thursday, which was credited to Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto Maserati in Bologna, Italy.


The privately owned, 132-year-old Swiss watching making firm is said to be eyeing a sale.

“It’s a strange time to sell. Swiss watch sales should be turning the corner. Exports over the next few months will compare with the very difficult period a year ago, when Asian tourists abandoned trips to Europe after the terrorist attacks on Paris, and China experienced stock market gyrations on top of an anti-extravagance drive,” according to Bloomberg.

Photo: breitling/instagram
Photo: breitling/instagram

Read more at bloomberg.com.

Until next week…