Bits & Bytes: An Unearthly Beauty

m4 models‘s Alexander Wolf (found at Oktoberfest!) has us mesmerized with his unforgettable presence (doesn’t he look like he should be in Twilight?). There are some major players circling as well around this young German man.
Modeling Related News:
-The disturbing trend of model deaths:’s Wayne Sterling talks to Frockwriter.

-Thanks to Made in Brazil for this Marlon Teixeira behind the scenes video for American Eagle and putting all 5 Youtube links of the Victoria’s Secret show in one post.

-From Vogue Hommes International cover star (remember the tarantula?) to cancer survivor to successful journalist/filmmaker, former model Jay Bulger reflects on his remarkable journey of the last decade.

Du Juan has a cosmetics line coming out in China!

Coco Rocha‘s agent Micki Schneider appears on the Jay Leno show in a skit. It’s pretty funny.

Karl, Edita, Baptiste and company: in a new film for Chanel.

-It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But only for some people… how wonderful that Q Models’ Dominique helps out underprivileged children in her native Trinidad.

-In Miami on Monday the 7th? Ford Models is scouting down there.

Fashion and photography:

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are now slashes (photographers/models!!) They star in front as well as shoot the campaign for Lanvin Men‘s Spring/Summer 2010.

Nick Knight will be shooting live from now till December 20th!

-Short history of Christian Lacroix from the height of his success to his current woes, click here.

Sans Artifice is a big fan of Raul Martinez who just joined American Vogueand takes a retrospective look at his work. Read MDC’s interview with him from the early 00’s.

WWD has fabulous pics of Sonia Rykiel’s H&M launch in Paris. We spy Lily Cole and Lindsay Ellingson! Can you spot Lyndsey Scott, Sarah Stephens and Myf Shepherd?

WWD also has the adorable stamps by Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz.

-American Vogue needs interns. Do we need to say more than that?

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  1. I get so sick of seeing white male models that all look the same but I like this one it shows a different and bold edge and I think thats what we need to see more.

  2. Looks more like something from The DaVinci Code.. an anti-you-know-what..

    Great news about Du Juan launch… how exciting!! I wonder what her campaign will look like and if she’ll be the model or one of.

  3. The Frockwriter piece sheds some bright light on the modeling climate. The Catherine Mcneil bit was a bit scary. She is a bit of a rough-houser though no?

    Agents, clients and definitely the common man are at some fault for sucking the human from models. I don’t know why so many people still choose to perpetuate this notion that models are devoid of brains and feeling. Agency big-whigs could use the recent events to unite to promote some sort of interventive structure on how and when some of the girls work so that they may have some piece of mind and perhaps time to deal with their lives outside of the modeling industry if need be… The main reason so many of us admire Lakshmi Menon and the like, for taking hold of themselves and approaching the industry with a seasoned perspective.

    No, the agents are not babysitters nor shrinks and there’s only so much that they can do but perhaps a more humanistic dialogue can ensue, especially when dealing with the teenagers who may be away from home for extended periods. Sending them from A-Z, beyond and back does take a toll, it may not be death always but there is some mind f*ck going on.

    Of course many models can duck out if they need to but I sometimes sense that it’s indirectly instilled in many young models that there is no way out until dues are paid, like they don’t want to disappoint so they put everyone before themselves and before they know it, their caught up. Sometimes it goes forgotten that they are people before models. I definitely agree with Wayne on the superfluous aspect of creating this vision while seemingly negating social responsibility… which spans the gamut from mental stability, race, health, classicsm, etc.

  4. His eyes don’t even look natural because they’re so icy blue! Breathtaking! And his beautiful strawberry blonde hair is a rare color. Very distinguishing look… Thumbs up.

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