They’ve heard the Top Model comparisons. They know they’re facing stiff competition from the 1.2 million other reality shows on TV. But the ladies of The Face — Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurková and Coco Rocha — are ready for the ratings battle. Hey — they have survived in the fashion world, after all.
“When you want the best, you’ll do anything to have the best,” Campbell tells PEOPLE of the guest designers and photographers appearing on the show. “I’m very proud of … the level of our show.”
Are you on the fence about watching the series? Here are five reasons why we think you should check out the premiere:
1. It follows the addictive format of The Voice. Instead of judging aspiring models and sending them home (though there will still be eliminations), Campbell, Kurková and Rocha are mentoring the women. “I always felt, being in this industry for so long, that it was my responsibility to share,” Kurková tells PEOPLE. “Being a successful model isn’t just about being pretty and tall — you have to be a businesswoman, know your craft, have a sense of style … we’re teaching the ropes of the industry.”
And just like on The Voice, The Face contestants will often get to choose their mentor, which makes for dramatic twists. “If there are two mentors who want to have the same girl, it’s up to that girl,” Rocha explains to PEOPLE. “And that’s where the fun begins.”
[vodpod id=Video.5063370&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]Halle Berry is one of the many stars with a cameo in Wednesday night’s Fashion Forward: Making It, a special spotlighting the ins and outs of the fashion industry. But you don’t need to wait until hump day to check out what the famous actress has to say—check out the exclusive clip above in which Halle confesses her love of New York-based label Rag & Bone now! To catch more of the Ashley Greene-hosted show, tune in Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on the CW. Continue reading
[tiImage width=”320″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120210-jets-320.jpg” credit=”Credit: Courtesy Photo” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]Real men read InStyle. During his weekly press conference on Monday, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan produced a copy of our December issue to show reporters a picture of his wife, Michelle, modeling in an ad for NFL Women’s Apparel. “I never realized how similar I am to Tom Brady,” Ryan said. “The fact that he’s married to a supermodel [Gisele Bundchen]? Hello? Yes, I’m also married to a super model.” When the coach explained that he’d come across the ad while flipping through our current issue, reporters wanted to know if he was a loyal reader of InStyle. “You just have to broaden your [horizons],” he replied. “Obviously, with the wardrobe I have, I’m one of those kind of guys.” We love that Ryan took a break from talking football to publicly admire his wife, so we’ve got a tip for the coach. Keep reading until you get to our Holiday Gift Guide on page 333, find your wife the perfect present and you’ll definitely score some extra points!
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[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-rast-623.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Target ” align=”center” border=”1″ alt=””]The official lookbook came out today, and we’ve picked our four favorite looks from the collaboration coming to stores and Target.com on December 19th. From left, there’s an embellished tank ($29.99), twill jacket ($44.99), and faux-leather shorts ($39.99); then a flag tunic ($34.99) and ponte vest ($39.99); next a chambray shirt ($34.99) and faux-leather shorts; and finally, on the far right, a leather jacket ($199.99), flag tunic, and embellished tank. Kudos to Justin Timberlake, the co-founder of William Rast, for making such cute and affordable pieces!
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-kim-gaga-400.jpg” credit=”Denise Truscello/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]Search engines Bing and Yahoo have just announced their year-end most-searched lists, and a few famous faces dominated everyone’s keyboards. 2010’s most popular topic on Bing.com was Kim Kardashian, who won by a landslide 20% more searches than second place Sandra Bullock. Behind the BP oil spill, the World Cup, and Miley Cyrus, Kim also came in at #4 on Yahoo’s list. Lady Gaga was a big hit on both sites, ranking #4 on Bing and #5 on Yahoo. Who or what will top the list in 2011? Kate Middleton and Prince William, perhaps?
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