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Kate Upton happy with her Sports Illustrated body, career

February 13, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Models Katherine Webb, left, and Kate Upton pose as Sports Illustrated celebrates its swimsuit issue at a party in New York on Tuesday.
Models Katherine Webb, left, and Kate Upton pose as Sports Illustrated… (Michael Loccisano/Getty…)

Sports Illustrated celebrated this year's swimsuit edition with a launch party Tuesday night in NYC. Models from the issue chatted about the differences in their kind of modeling and that of the runway models taking part in New York Fashion Week. For one thing, the girls in swimsuits tend to be shorter (several of them are around 5-9). For another, they are much, much curvier. "I don't really focus on other girls," cover girl Kate Upton said."I think everyone has a different body type. .. I don’t go out and compete with other girls." [The Cut]

Taylor Swift is on the cover of the March edition of Elle, wearing a mod-looking yellow minidress updated with peekaboo nude squares. Inside she talks about middle-school insecurities and why she's always writing about her broken romances. [Elle]

Shoe mogul Steve Madden is a minor character in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film "The Wolf of Wall Street," a film about stockbroker Jordan Belfort whose company once successfully raised equity for Madden -- before Belfort was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud. Madden is to be played by Dustin Hoffman's son Jake. [WWD]

Rodarte's Los Angeles-based designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showed a fall-winter 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week that was marked by tie-dye fabrics, inspired by Santa Cruz and definitely a change of pace from what our Fashion Critic Booth Moore has been seeing on other runways. [Los Angeles Times]

Beauty company Avon, which had been having a rocky time, seems to have stabilized under the leadership of Sheri McCoy, who took over as chief executive in April. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


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