Posts filed under 'bits and bytes'

Bits & Bytes: The Beautiful Back

October 15th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Daria Strokous and Vladimir Averyanov by Mariano Vivanco focuses on the back as a focal point of interest. See the story for November Vogue Russia styled by Ekaterina Mukhina, right here.

Have you been watching’s video collaborations with the amazing Kloss London crew? Read i-D’s magazine’s interview with the team and see the future of fashion and film

Who doesn’t like fashion and insider secrets? This new blog takes the business of fashion to a whole new level by telling you who gets paid to wear what in Hollywood.

Jenna Sauers breaks down the pretty unglamorous financial facts of most models.

If you missed Karl Lagerfeld‘s exposition at the Salon de la Photo in Paris, read his interview for some insights on what inspires the man who does it all.

Ryan Dye’s tumblr reflects on inspiring images past and present.

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Bits & Bytes: MIB winners!

July 28th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Images by Stewart Shining courtesy of Made in Brazil.
For the latest in Brazil magazine giveaway, we have 5 winners! If you are; Adan; Paulo; Matthew Owyang or luka, three of you have responded and will be getting their copies. The 2 who have not, contact Made in Brazil ASAP for your very own copy right now!

Heat Is On: Raquel Zimmermann on

Check out Raquel Zimmermann‘s moves in this Nowness video for Elle Brazil’s special all about Raquel issue. With the Vogue Italia cover and her recent suite of campaigns, Ms Zimmerman proves time and again why she’s one of the industry’s favorite faces.

We love a model agent turned photographer. See Sam Scott Schiavo‘s timeless pics of new face Misa P.

Another Brazilian favorite of ours, Caroline Trentini talks to Marilyn Paris about her years in the biz.

Ponyryder catches up with Kristy Kaurova and new Balmain face Patrick Kafka.

We adore the amazing Arthur Elgort, see him talk to The NY Times about his favorite images.

See Sebastian Sauvé jumping around in Christian Oita‘s video for the British music magazine Crash>.

The god-like David Gandy emotes in this special video by Mike Penn.

Andrej Pejic moves for Michelle Carimpong and 1883 Magazine.

Jon Kortajarena is gorgeous AND he gives back. See how you can have dinner with Jon at the link.

Factor Models has a free APP to see how you can be discovered. Welcome to the future of modeling.

See a very blonde eyebrowed Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim at the resort show of their bathing suit line Nycked.

Attention models: If you are with any of these agencies on the agencies page, there’s a casting for a feature film directed by a 3-time Sundance Director who’s looking for 5 models (you must be represented by well-established agencies on the MDC list) for lead roles. You can audition directly online worldwide here at Letitcast, and click on “Paradise” before August 5th. Good luck you future Gemma’s and Rosie’s!

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Bits & Bytes: Ragtag!

May 26th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Tao Okamoto by Russell James. Image courtesy of Tao

Naomi! Liu! Sean O! and more….Tao Okamoto’s Save Japan event is finally here. See items donated by the legendary Naomi Campbell, top models Jenny Shimizu, Heidi Mount, Liu Wen, Sean O’Pry and industry figures like François Nars, Cecilia Dean, Marie Chaix, Phillip Lim, Catherine Malandrino, Thakoon, Pamela Love and many more to raise money for the disaster in Japan. Though the location is called Saturday, the event is actually on Sunday, the 29th. Though we’re dying to see all the fashion items donated by such an eclectic and fabulous crowd, even better may be the chance to see some of these faces on Sunday pitching in for such a great cause. See you Sunday!

The awesome Sally Lyndley talks styling with Katie Grand on Fashionista. Also make sure you check out Katie’s new website,

Carine Roitfeld, the “editrix/dominatrix” talks about her resemblance to Iggy Pop. Love it.

The Imagist has images of Ellen von Unwerth shot by the iconic Guy Bourdin, before she became a top photographer.

Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld‘s t-shirts are our favorites in the Uniqlo t-shirt benefiting the Japanese Red Cross, available next month. Which is yours?

We love Mcqueen as much as the next person but it’s still fascinating to read about his dark side.

Are you Twitter? You’re not? Maybe that’s better, says the NYTimes. Meanwhile the entire MDC crew is: @themoskovic, @hisssquad, @ninjasze, @sansartifice, @fsorrenti, @jonathanshia.

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The Biz: Alexander Exits & Aerin Branches Out

April 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

A beautiful look from behind the scenes at Russian Fashion Week | Image Credit Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia

Were sad to hear that the great Hilary Alexander is retiring from her position at The Daily Telegraph in June | Fashionista

Aerin Lauder to start lifestyle brand; the perpetually stylish creative director of Estee Lauder is spreading her wings into jewelry, housewares and accessories with a little help from Jeff Zucker and Ebs Burnough. | RACKED

Good news for Dolce & Gabbana, the design duo have been acquitted of all tax evasion charges | NY Times

NY, London, Paris and Milan aren’t the only cities where fashion reigns supreme, Russian fashion week in Moscow is happening right now – get to know all the designers

Trunk shows are more important than ever and major designers are using them as a way to connect personally with consumers | Thread NY

WWD connects with two pioneering independent makeup brand founders about surviving the recession and making a comeback. | WWWD

NYTimes speaks to one of our favorite jewelry designers, Eddie Borgo about structure and Rubik’s Cubes | NYTimes

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Bits & Bytes: The Show Must Go On

March 4th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

All the members of Dior’s ateliers, at the end of the F/W 11 show. Image from Now Fashion, go there to view the entire Dior F/W 11 collection.

Cathy Horyn expounds on the final Dior show for John Galliano. Dior’s CEO, Sidney Toledano, addresses the issue with grace and class.

Take a peek at this video of industry insiders and who they think should succeed Galliano.

Nikola Jovanovic, debonair star of the 2 recent Gucci campaigns reveals a surprisingly cheeky and fun side in this candid interview. Read about his fun time on the Gucci set and who’s his favorite female model.

C’mon people, what’s going on? How come NY Fashion week was the whitest in years?

Hilarious cartoons about Anna Wintour.

We can never say it enough. We love Bill Cunningham. Take a look at the new documentary with a quote from Ms. Wintour.

Fascinating NY Times article on how the Hipstamatic app worked for this war photographer. Get ready for our upcoming Hipstamatic pics we took during NY fashion week.

Paulina Porizkova, one of our favorite models from the 80’s, writes for the Huffington Post on how modeling is a great job and shitty career. She tells it like it really is.

Once the guys head down the runway toward that bank of flashing cameras and flanked by hundreds of onlookers, all their personality and swagger, the confidence of being young, fit and exceptionally hot – poof. It’s gone.”   Did you miss this Washington Post article about male models? Certainly made us cackle.

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The Biz: Oscar Beauties & Dior Scandal

February 28th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The stunning Cate Blanchett brings fashion to the Oscar red carpet in a gorgeous Givenchy couture creation | Image Credit – Vogue

John Galliano’s scandal is the most talked about happening of the moment and every minute there is a new development: In light of his alleged anti-Semitic tirade Galliano has been suspended as designer of Christian Dior. Meanwhile, he has launched an anti-defamation lawsuit claiming no wrong-doing, but then a tape surfaced allegedly of the incident itself and a second complaint has been filed. | Wall Street Journal / The Sun / WWD

In lighter news, the Academy awards was as always a showcase for fashionable moments. Stars came out in their best for the ceremony; we think Cate Blanchett in Givenchy couture and Natalie Portman in Rodarte were the clear winners of the evening. Take a look at all the fashions and tell us who your favorite was. | The Daily Beast

Suzy Menkes sounds off on the use of texture and embellishment this season | International Herald Tribune

The New York Times magazine is getting a new look
, the first issue featuring Hugo Lindgren’s redesign hits stands March 6th. | WWD

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The Biz: Prada Exits Barneys

February 7th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Glimpse at Barney’s new campaign featuring backstage shots by William Klein, Nan Goldin and Juergen Teller

Prada and Barney’s part ways and new CEO Mark Lee explains why. Don’t worry handbag lovers, Valextra is taking over the coveted Prada space on the first floor. | NYT

LVMH acquires cult beauty brand Ole Henricksen. Product junkies know the Scandinavian line’s Foaming cleansers and moisturizers, but the LVMH acquisition is set to take them to the next level. | WWD

Big brands like Chanel & DeBeers  combine editorial and advertising with magazines like Town & Country, has the line between advertising and content been blurred? | LuxDaily

Black Swan costume designer Amy Wescott, speaks out against the sisters Mulleavy and their contributions to the costuming of the film. Who really deserves credit for the incredible ballet designs? | Daily Telegraph

Fashion and Tumblr join forces in a big way
with top brands all jumping on the bandwagon. What’s next a tumblr… | Mashable

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The Biz: Campaigns In Motion

January 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

More and more brands are adding video to their campaign repertoire, take a look a Prada’s dancing girls above.

The NY Times’ Kate Betts takes a look at the enduring fashion impact of First Lady, Michelle Obama | NY Times

Business of fashion ponders the luxury business model and how to get it right | BOF

Lea T. Makes her debut at Sao Paolo fashion week for Alexandre Herchcovitch’s show, a true fashion moment. | Telegraph

In sad news, iconic American designer Charles Nolan has died after a long struggle with cancer. | CNN

The SAG awards provided another red carpet opportunity for stars to shine. We loved Haillie Steinfeld’s striped Prada look – completely adorable. | Just Jared

Barney’s new CEO, Mark Lee has already brought big changes to the powerhouse store, in just four months. From Amanda Brooks as fashion director, to a greater focus on e-commerce. | WWD (Subscription required)

The Telegraph’s Richard Reed gives hints as to what Emmanuelle Alt’s Vogue Paris will be like | Telegraph

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