Sunday, October 21, 2012

Victoria Beckhams Photoshoot With Karl Lagerfeld

She's a fashion designer with a modern minimalistic approach to style, she's got a boyish figure and works the androgynous look with a glamorous twist, so it is only fitting to suggest that Victoria Beckham is the contemporary Coco Chanel.

And from what her latest photoshoot with Chanel's chief designer Karl Lagerfeld insinuates, Posh has well and truly made it in the fashion industry by posing on Gabrielle Chanel's actual staircase in Paris.

But seeing as Victoria is hard to please, not even this once in a lifetime opportunity could make her crack a smile, as she posed throughout the shoot looking her usual glum self.

The former Spice Girl, 38, seemed happy with the result of her latest modelling shots however, taken by the German designer, Lagerfeld himself for Elle magazine, as she proudly posted them to her Twitter page.

She wrote: “First pictures from my ELLE cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB”

Posh later added: “At 31 Rue Cambon wearing my new optical collection on the iconic CHANEL staircase shot by Karl Lagerfeld! X vb”

In the sneak peak snap, Victoria shows off her super slender pins in a black one piece by Chanel featuring one sleeve and a wrap around on one arm fastened with a brooch.

Another shot shows Victoria posing on Chanel's iconic mirrored staircase in a white short sleeved shirts and high waisted black shorts teamed with black heels, accessorising with a pair of specs.

Victoria Beckham is currently enjoying success from her increasing popular fashion label, which heralded rave reviews from Merceded Benz New York Fashion Week.

Agyness Deyn Retires From Modelling

She has fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Doc Martens, and Mulberry, but 29-year-old Agyness Deyn has decided to call time on her modelling career.

The British beauty confirmed she has 'officially' stopped modelling in favour of pursuing her love of acting because she has grown disenchanted with the fashion industry over time.

She said: 'I suppose I have stopped modelling officially. I've not done any for a good long while now. I think it was about four years ago when my feeling were changing towards the industry.

'I didn't hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. I was something different.'

Deyn, who this year played a stripper in remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 cult classic, Pusher, saw her preference switch from fashion to film with each new role she landed.

The star's acting career began in 2010 when she played Aphrodite in Clash of the Titans. In 2011 she appeared as a warrior in Woodkid's debut music video.

Following on from the success of Pusher, she made her West End stage debut as Paula in François Archambault's comedy, The Leisure Society, for which she received rave reviews.

Deyn, who is now settled in New York with husband Giovanni Ribisi, 37 whom she married in a ceremony earlier this year, says she doesn't begrudge spending 10 years of her life travelling the world for her sake of her modelling career because it gave her the creative desire to try acting.

She explained to The New Review: 'Oh god, I loved it. Being 18 years old, from Manchester, and suddenly having this new world to explore - being able to travel, meet all these different people, and immerse myself in all these different cultures - was just so much fun.

'I got spotted [by a modelling agency] and I've had this great chunk of time - 10 years - to find out what I really wanted to do, which is to act.'


  • Born in Lancashire in 1983
  • Real name Laura Hollins, her name was apparently coined to further her modelling career
  • Model scouted by SELECT model management while shopping with designer Henry Holland
  • Vogue cover girl in 2007 alongside Doutzen Kroes
  • Has appeared in adverts for Anna Sui, Blugirl by Blumarine, Burberry, Cacharel, Doc Martens, Gianfranco Ferré, Shiseido, Giorgio Armani, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Reebok and Vivienne Westwood
  • Was face of fragrance The Beat by Burberry, Gold by Giles Deacon at New Look replacing Drew Barrymore, Jean Paul Gaultier's fragrance Ma Dame, Shiseido (replacing Angelina Jolie) and childhood friend Henry Holland's label House of Holland
  • Landed a Uniqlo campaign in 2007 and in 2010 her and her sister created a T-shirt line for the chain
  • Vogue Paris named her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s
  • Married Giovanni Ribisi in a surprise wedding in June 2012