Fashion Cheat Sheet

09.03.13

Kate Upton Named Model of the Year; Alexander McQueen’s London Home for Sale

and stylist Rachel Zoe is expecting second child.

Kate Upton Named Model of the Year: Kate Upton has officially been named Model of the Year for 2013. The model will formally accept the award Wednesday night at the 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City. Upton's nonstop career has been in full swing since she first appeared in Sports Illustrated in 2011 and is the first supermodel since Tyra Banks to grace two of the magazine's covers back-to-back. [E! Online]

Alexander McQueen’s London Home for Sale: The late designer Alexander McQueen's luxury three-bedroom house in Mayfair, London, is up for sale for $11.3 million, three years after the designer's suicide. The 2,500-square-foot property was previously owned by P.G. Wodehouse, a novelist and grandson of Queen Victoria. In homage to McQueen, Aspire, the real estate development company that acquired the property after his death, retained the wine cellar as requested by McQueen before putting the property on the market. [The Telegraph]

Rachel Zoe Expecting Second Child: Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, 42, confirmed via Twitter this morning that she is expecting her second child. She tweeted that she, her husband, Roger, and 2-year-old son, Skyler, are "beyond excited." The pregnancy news comes just one week after rumors circulated that the fifth season of the stylist's reality TV show, The Zoe Report, would be the last. [Daily Mail]

American Model Becomes Princess: American model Kendra Spears became a princess over the weekend when she married 42-year-old Prince Rahim Aga Khan in a Muslim ceremony by Lake Geneva, Switzerland. She wore a traditional ivory-and-gold sari design by Indian designer Manav Gangwani Couture, as recommended to her by model friend Naomi Campbell. Prince Rahim is the oldest son of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims. Spears, now 25 and originally from Seattle, has been the face of Prada and has walked the runways of Chanel, Versace, Gucci, and Dolce and Gabbana. Spears in the third model to marry into the Aga Khan family. [Vogue UK]

Designer Pam Hogg Sends Naked Models Down the Runway: Fashion designer Pam Hogg caused a stir when she sent several of her models down the catwalk naked at her London Fashion Week show Saturday. Fashion Week is accustomed to wardrobe malfunctions—the occasional butt-cheek and even topless models—but most of Hogg's line-up walked out in full-frontal nudity, showcasing sculpted hats, shiny fabrics, and the occasional coat (unbuttoned, of course). [Huffington Post]

Tumblr Reveals New Strategy for Covering New York Fashion Week: Tumblr, one of the most popular blogging platforms for Fashion Week coverage, has undergone a revamp after they got called out for a lack of analytics to measure site traffic a few seasons ago. This year, 20 bloggers have been paired with 20 designers to document behind-the-scenes preparation for the shows. Sony provided each blogger with a $750 DSLR camera and Xperia Tablet Z to assist with their coverage, and the photos will be unveiled at Milk Studios on September 5. While the designer-blogger pairings were supposed to be a secret, it was released via social media that Miguel Yatco of Living in the Stills will be working with Oscar de la Renta, Sara Zucker with Anna Sui, and Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio with Donna Karan. [Fashionista]