Photo by Alasdair McLellan
Now that he’s retiring as a professional soccer player, might David Beckham get more of his kicks from clothes and beauty products?
A source close to the Englishman alluded to more potential involvement in fashion, saying, “Over the next year, we will see his business grow and expand. The sky is the limit, really, in terms of what he can do globally. Just look at what Victoria [Beckham] has done.” For More
To celebrate her daughter, Emma, turning 5 years old, photographer Jaime Moore decided to do a photo shoot with the young girl dressed up as five different women that have influenced change and progress for women. Each image also includes an empowering quote by the woman Emma is echoing, below it. The proud mother wanted to commemorate her daughter’s birthday by doing something that reflected strength and allowed little Emma to emulate real women she could look up to.
Originally, when Moore settled on the idea of doing a photo shoot, she began searching for creative ideas. Unfortunately, she was met with the same celebratory themes for little girls—Disney Princesses. While Moore admits that she, too, loves Disney Princesses for the fantasy and aesthetic reasons, she wanted something more substantial for this shoot with her daughter.
Moore says, “It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything.” She adds, “Let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.”
For her fall Collection campaign, Donna Karan ventured to a place she knows well — the artist’s studio. The images, shot by Mikael Jansson, capture models Catherine McNeil and Andres Velencoso in a steamy, sensual tryst in an artist’s environment. The setting made sense. After staging a show of her late husband Stephan Weiss’ work recently, Karan became more acutely aware of her connection to art than ever before. “I never realized the similarity between how we thought,” she told WWD. For More
[above: An image from Donna Karan’s Fall ‘13 Collection campaign. Courtesy Photo]