Pulling out her BlackBerry, Merethe Hopland points to a photo of a girl-next-door type with bleached, shoulder-length hair. “That’s me in September,” says the 19-year-old from Bergen, Norway. A little hair care goes a long way. She recently took the scissors to her damaged locks herself (followed by a professional touch-up), resulting in a whole new look that emphasizes her sculpted cheekbones. Represented by Marilyn, the 5-foot, 11-inch Hopland is making her New York runway debut this season (she walked a few shows in London and Milan for spring), and has been called to castings for some of the biggest names in the city, including Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)