^What a tease lol I've read on Tumblr and Instagram that people have been thrilled and excited to see Chanel back on the runway. IMG can give us those showcards but I won't be pleased until she turns that corner.
Lol I didn't like how that article was written for some reason. It felt unorganized and didn't have a flow with it but I'm not here grammar errors...
IMG has done helped catapult her career to new heights and I'm so glad they picked her up. She's covered so many different areas outside of the fashion industry: music videos, video games, politics, as well as done a lot of new things within the industry like all of her fashion videos (Vogue Italia, the stripper vid, etc.) as well as with VS of course. Plus all of this new upcoming werk makes me really appreciate her career and how much she's done and how hard she's worked
Chanel Iman Shows Off 4 Copy-Worthy Outfits By Kristian Laliberte, Photographed by Ch
Fresh off a fitting with Jason Wu, Chanel Iman bounced into our shoot at the buzzy Dream Downtown like it wasn't the middle of Fashion Week. "Hey boo," she called across the crowded lobby, cheerfully rolling a heavy Louis Vuitton suitcase behind her. No bevy of assistants, no attitude: immediate BFF friend alert.
With an easy charm that helps explain how this A-list muse puts the "super" in supermodel, the 22-year-old showed off four outfits, from a street look with swag to seductive, cocktail-time attire. Despite the icy cold, the girl was a true pro, posing for cell-phone snaps with giggling Japanese fans, giving us boy advice ("He needs a job!"), and even playfully hailing a taxi. Along the way, we chatted her up about dream vacations, diet tips, and the Obamas. Meet your next-level girl crush, ahead.
So, we hear you just bought a car!
"Yes, the [Mercedes] SL63 — I got it in the beginning of the year and I love my car — I love it so much! It's fast, it's a drop-top, and it's perfect for California."
Speaking of Cali, you live in NYC and L.A. — which coast is cooler?
"I can't be in either too long — I love them both; they are both my homes. I love how busy and fast-paced NYC is; I'm really focused when I get here. When I go to L.A., it's more chill and relaxed, and my family is there. Fashion-wise, though, it's all about NYC. NYC is the capital of fashion!"
Truth. So, what's your favorite Big Apple boutique?
"I shop at all the little boutiques in Soho. I have a lot of Alexander Wang. But, I also like really basic stuff from Rick Owens."
What's the dopest thing you've bought lately?
"Well, my car is the ultimate, but I just got some new Jordans yesterday — they're white and gray and just cool."
Chanel braves the frigid temps to pose on the stair of the Dream Downtown's outdoor garden.
You must get a lot of swag from designers — any standouts?
"I get really cool things all the time. I have loads of shoes! It's nice when you get really nice collection pieces. Ralph Lauren is giving me a gorgeous hand-kitted sweater."
You've been a busy girl! Any plans to take a break? What would be your dream vacation?
"I've been trying to get out to Hawaii for a minute — I always look forward to a nice break there. I usually go with my family. I'm also dying to go to Bora Bora, and I love Saint Barth's."
You've covered Teen Vogue and American Vogue — what's it like to be in the Anna Wintour family?
"It's such an honor — it inspires you to make a difference and be a great role model. I just want to inspire young girls and encourage them to make a difference."
Well, you've worked with the Obamas!
"Yeah — I mean, that really encouraged me to make a difference. I was part of the Runway To Win team, and I got to create my own backpack to raise money for the campaign. I've been very supportive of the Obamas, and they've been very supportive of me. I support them 100%."
Would you ever want to run for office?
"It's not for me. I always wanted to be a good leader with good positive energy — I want our world to be a better place, but politics...again, not for me!"
The whole diet side of the industry has to be crazy. Do you feel like there's a lot of pressure when it comes to what you eat?
"I eat whatever I want; I eat a lot of junk food. I am not on a diet at all, and this is just the way I am. I could eat cake all day and not gain a pound."
You must get hit on all the time! What kind of qualities attract you in a dude?
"I like a guy who is real. I love real people in my life. I love a guy that's confident. I love a guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. I'm busy and working and don't really go out that much, so I don't really get introduced to that many guys.
[Fishing for details on the A$AP Rocky gossip] Soooo, are you single?
We hear you're going to the Vanity Fair party!?
"I'm really excited to be invited for the first time — it's a party I've always wanted to go to!"
Any celebs you're dying to meet?
"I wanna meet....I wanna meet....well, not really."
Well, can you say hi to David Beckham for us?
"I'll try. But, I'm shy. So, I probably won't say hi. Anyone else?"
Your face is so flawless. Any beauty secrets?
"I wash my face every night with Dermalogica and I put vitamin E on my face. My eyebrow kit from Anastasia doesn't leave my purse, and I always have Dior Show mascara on hand. Also, I carry around a Cinema Secrets palette to cover blemishes. I don't wear a lot of makeup, just little touches here and there."
The latest evidence of JC Penney’s aspirations to raising its fashion profile: A new campaign lensed by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White, and starring runway regulars Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, and Jac Jagaciak.
That one Oscar thing that the MUA posted about these three models is for JCPenny x Marchesa. There's probably going to be a commercial, right? She probably is going to be wearing Marchesa to the Vanity Fair party.