5 weekend reads: is there life after modelling?

Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha and Angela Lindvall may all be of varying ages (28, 23 and 33 respectively) – but they have a big question mark in common: what happens once the modelling world no longer wants them?

Plus, Anthony Vaccarello talks about his daring slit dresses, Wes Anderson discusses Moonrise Kingdom, and one author ponders the life of a Bachelorette.

After the break: 5 reads to entertain and inform you this weekend.

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Is there life after modelling?

Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha, and Angela Lindvall contemplate life after modelling, and consider how to stay relevant.

“Rocha believes that if her online following is too big to be ignored, she can get ad campaigns no matter what her contract says.”

Read it here.

Talking to Anthony Vaccarello

Anthony Vaccarello talks about Karlie Kloss, explains how those impossible slit-dresses stay put, and gives some insight into his design processes.

“I always try to imagine the woman that I want to dress. I try to ask myself, What does she want to wear? Where can she wear it? So the main process is making a story about her…”

Read it here.

Harrod’s looks to China

Musings on how Harrod’s now “belongs to the Middle East” with forward sights set on the Chinese market.

“There’s an emphasis on trinketisation — crystal-studded chessboards, crystal-studded handbags, crystal-studded candles — at the expense of investment in new or niche British products. The only two truly modern-Brit moments in the whole store are a single rail of (rather good) clothes by Victoria Beckham, and the accurately sentimental entrance-hall memorial to Dodi Fayed and Princess Di.”

Read it here.

America’s next sweetheart

Serious reflections about TV’s frivolous commodification of love: Andrew Palmer’s brilliant musings on The Bachelorette.

“But if you want to win The Bachelor and/or win the heart of the Bachelor, sooner or later you’re going to have to tell the saddest story you know about yourself. It will be about your father, and it will make you cry. “

Read it here.

Wes Anderson on “Moonrise Kingdom”

The cult-hit film director talks about his new film and it’s nostalgia for the 1960s.

“My kind of movie — the kind I’ve always been interested in making — are ones where part of it is that we’re inventing a setting where I hope the audience has never been before. Part of the experience of the movie is going into this world, and the characters are a part of the world. “

Read it here.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.