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Friday, October 23, 2015

Niki Taylor, Nineties Knockout

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Nicole Renee Taylor aka Niki Taylor(5 March 1975) was one of the top models of the early 1990s. Along with her sister Krissy, she appeared with all the top supermodels of the day. Niki has a distinctive beauty mark above her lip which gives her a distinctive look.

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Niki Taylor Vogue UK circa 1992

Niki is from Fort Lauderdale and always wanted to become a model. She was one of three girls, with Joelle (older) and Krissy (younger).  At age 13, the was accepted by a Florida agency. From there, she won a Fresh Faces contest in New York. The $500,000 modelling contract sent her on her way.

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By 1991, at the age of 16, Niki was president of her own company, Niki, Inc. However, she stayed in school, studying special effects for film and TV after she graduated from high school.

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She was the youngest model to sign a major cosmetics contract with L'Oréal for Cover Girl. Naturally, she has appeared on covers around the world for the past 25 years, including the following sampling:
US: 'Vogue' - April 1991; 'Glamour' - May 1991; 'Allure' - September 1991; 'Seventeen' - January 1992; 'Harper´s Bazaar' - May 1992; 'Cosmopolitan' - January 1993; 'Seventeen' - January 1993; 'YM Young & Modern' - March 1993; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 1994; 'Teen' - April 1994; 'Vogue' - April 1994; 'Ocean Drive' - July 1995; 'YM Young & Modern' - September 1995; 'Allure' - March, May & October 1996; 'Cosmopolitan' - April 1996; 'Elle' - May & December 1996; 'Glamour' - July & October 1996; 'Harper's Bazaar' - February & August 1996; 'Mademoiselle' - March 1996; 'Marie Claire' - May 1996; 'Sassy' - July 1996; 'Self' - May 1996; 'Shape' - June 1996; 'Vogue' - May 1996; 'Allure' - February, June & October 1997; 'Elle' - August 1997; 'Mademoiselle' - January 1997; 'Marie Claire' - April 1997, July & October 1997; 'Ocean Drive' - September 1997; Allure' - April 1998; 'Cosmopolitan' - March 1998; 'Ocean Drive' - July 8, 1998; 'Yahoo Internet Life' - October 1998; 'Shape' April 1999; 'Gear' - Fall 1999; 'Mademoiselle' - July 2000; 'Shape' - June 2000; 'Self' - August 2000; 'People' - June 04, 2001; 'Allure' - February 2002; 'Redbook' - February 2002; 'Shape' - March 2003; 'Shape' - December 2005; 'In Style Weddings' - Winter 2007; 'Modern Dog' - Fall 2010
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Sadly, in July 1995, her younger sister Krissy (another promising model) passed away from asthma complications.

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Niki & Krissy Taylor - Vogue, May 1992

In 1991, Niki was named as one of People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People' and released her own calendar for several years. She appeared in the 1997, 1998 & 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions. She appeared in the prestigious 'Sports Illustrated Knockouts: Five Decades of Swimsuit Photography' book. She was photographed often by Steven Meisel.

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She has always loved dolphins, and got a dolphin tattoo on her ankle. Niki took singing and dance classes as a child, and they paid off when she appeared in Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You" music video. Niki has a beautiful website of her own.

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Niki Taylor Vogue UK circa 1992
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“The Big Dip”, Allure US, March 1993Model : Niki Taylor
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Niki Taylor • Sante D’Orazio • Vogue UK, “Denim Now”, February 1992
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“Bikini Bound”, Vogue US, May 1994Photographer : Steven MeiselModel : Niki Taylor
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Photographer : Steven Meisel Magazine : Vogue US, May 1994 Model : Niki Taylor
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Krissy and Niki Taylor 1992 Seventeen Magazine 
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“Chic City”, VOGUE Italia, January 1992 Photographer: Tiziano Magni Model: Niki Taylor
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Allure US May 1996
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March 1998 cover with Niki Taylor
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Niki Taylor with her dogs Ace and Jessie
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☆ Niki Taylor | Photography by Steven Meisel | For Vogue Magazine US | May 1994 ☆
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Linda Evangelista, Niki Taylor & Shalom Harlow by Steven Meisel for Vogue US, 1994




2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Date, Location and Musical Guests Announced

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


There is news about the fast-approaching 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!

The show will take place on 8 December 2015 in New York City.

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Musical guests will be Selena Gomez, Rihanna and The Weeknd.

There are 15 new Angels who will appears:

  • Stella Maxwell,
  • Kate Grigorieva,
  • Taylor Hill,
  • Elsa Hosk,
  • Martha Hunt,
  • Jac Jagaciak,
  • Lais Ribeiro,
  • Sara Sampaio,
  • Romee Strijd,
  • Jasmine Tookes


2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


They will join the five veteran Angels:

  • Adriana Lima,
  • Alessandra Ambrosio,
  • Behati Prinsloo,
  • Candice Swanepoel,
  • Lily Aldridge


2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Last year, there were 50 girls on the runway in London. The remaining roster will be chosen within the next month. As usual, this year it will air on CBS and in 180 countries from around the world.

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Be there or be square!


2015

Claudia Schiffer, German Icon

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Claudia Schiffer (25 August 1970) is a German supermodel who has been an iconic figure for models since the 1980s. She remains popular to this day, and is the creative director of her own clothing label.

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Claudia is from  Rheinberg, Germany. It is a small town 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Duisburg, near the Dutch border. She is one of four children, with two brothers, Stefan and Andreas, and a sister, Ann Carolin.

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The story goes that Claudia was in a Düsseldorf nightclub at a friend's birthday party when Michel Levaton of the Metropolitan agency spotted her. She was just 17 years old. Ah, if that kind of miracle only happened every day....

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Claudia has been on about as many covers as any model, including the following from around the world. Legend has it that Claudia holds the record for appearing on the most magazine covers (well over 700).

2014
November Vogue Turkey, Vogue Turkey
September Harper's Bazaar Mexico, Vogue Japan, Harper's Bazaar Spain
April Vogue Germany
March Marie Claire UK
2012
April Marie Claire Australia
2011
September Net-A-Porter Magazine, Vogue Spain
August Vogue Germany, Harper's Bazaar Ukraine
July Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar Czech
June Grazia Germany
2010
June Vogue Germany
April Elle France, Marie Claire Romania

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Claudia snagged several high-profile gigs early in her career. She raised the profile of Guess?, and then became the face of Chanel after Karl Lagerfeld personally chose her. She was in the May 1997 issue and cover of Playboy Magazine.

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As with many supermodels, Claudia's opportunities outgrew modelling. She began a film career with "Richie Rich," and numerous films followed. Some of her high-profile movie appearances included "Love Actually" and "Zoolander." She also produced a series of fitness videos entitled 'Claudia Schiffer's Perfectly Fit.'

Claudia Schiffer, Harper’s Bazaar June 1995

In addition, she released an autobiography called 'Memories' appeared in Peter Lindbergh's book '10 Women' and the book 'A second decade of Guess? images'. Claudia appeared in the music video "Say it isn't so" by Bon Jovi.

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Claudia had a big relationship with magician David Copperfield, whom she met in Berlin in 1993 when he hired her to help with his onstage magician act. They remained together through the 1990s before breaking up. When a tabloid claimed the relationship was a sham, Claudia sued and recovered damages.

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Claudia has several unusual claims to fame. She has a toy doll made to resemble her, along with fellow models Karen Mulder and Naomi Campbell. She was part owner in the Fashion Café restaurant chain with Campbell and Elle MacPherson, and a a wax statue of her appears in the Grévin Museum in Paris.

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On 25 May 2002 she married the film director Matthew Vaughn in Suffolk. Schiffer and Vaughn have three children: son Caspar Matthew (born 30 January 2003, Westminster, London) and daughters Clementine Poppy (born 11 November 2004, Westminster) and Cosima Violet (born 14 May 2010). The family lives in Coldham Hall mansion near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which is a Grade 1-listed hall.

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