The Jack of Hearts
I find Kate Moss is a bit too famous to feel any connection with, and Gemma Ward – although one of the most beautiful supermodels – isn’t quite as visible these days either. As for Lily, she’s studying, although I'm sure she'll be back. So Daria is a welcome billboard hugger for now, a friend almost.
However, one model of recent times who has practically vanished is Stella Tennant (pictured below). I know she’s a mother, a good decade older than Daria’s lot and consequently has a more severe image, but I just want to know what she’s up to these days… I'm worried.. what if she went to some outlandish coastal stretch of Scotland in seek of some catwalk inspiration and was dragged off by a fashion-mad giant squid? Or what if one of her Oscar de la Renta dresses got trapped in the closing gates of the Shetlands ferry, throwing her into the fathomable sequined frenzy of a violent nautical death? The possibilities are endless.
The woman who was once celebrated for her “aquiline and aristocratic” features, what has happened to our favourite Scottish supermodel Stella Tennant? The granddaughter of The Duchess of Devonshire, five years ago there seemed to be no stopping Stella – the face of Burberry and Calvin Klein, striding the runway for Chanel, she was starting to threaten Kate’s long reign on the front of Vogue, she even had public opinions on eating disorders.
One guess is that Agyness Deyn offers the fashion world a younger and sharper version of Miss Tennant, forcing Stella to withdraw from the spotlight. Another theory is that she is currently focusing on being a mother. A third theory is that Stella is focusing on the development of her own range of jigsaw puzzles. My suspicion though is that her french photographer husband David Lasnet is keeping her chained up in a basement. What do you reckon?
Words: Jack Cullen