Kings of the Hill

July 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Charlie France opens Burberry, James Smith at Raf Simons, Philipp Bierbaum at Prada.

After viewing 80+shows/presentations, 100′s of male models and 1000′s of looks, we’ve come up with our list of the top walkers in Milan/Paris for Spring/Summer 2011. It was a close call but for sheer amount and high quality of the designers these were our winners of S/S 11.

Charlie France, James Smith and Philipp Bierbaum were the three that Milan/Paris clamored for the most, with 20+ of the blue chip designers requesting their special brand of masculine beauty.

See below for the rest of the season’s favorite faces.

Adrien Sahores
Bastiaan Ninaber
Benoni Loos
Clement Chabernaud
Jacob Coupe
Jakob Hybholt
Johannes Linder
Johannes Niermann: Deserves a special mention for opening/closing the most shows.
Linus Gustin
Nicolas Ripoll
Oskar Tranum
Robbie Wadge
Simon Nessman
William Eustace

To see our Top Newcomers of the S/S 11 season, click here.

To see all the collections go to Style.com or WWD.com. Images source: Style.com

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Bits & Bytes: Model Love

May 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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An all modeling Bits & Bytes: Cole Mohr at the Belvedere special event. Photo Marques for models.com

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Michelle Alves is back after having baby #2 looking amazing. (Ph: Jonathan Leder, image courtesy of Elite). (see more polaroids here)

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Another reason to love Natalia Vodianova. Behind that angel face is the heart of a warrior, determined to do as much as she can to help the children of the world through the power of her beauty. Here’s her new project, Bugaboo Red which helps pregnant women with HIV. “These days, if you don’t take a socially responsible position, you’re out of the club,” says Natalia. We couldn’t agree more!

Congratulations Lara Stone and David Walliams! We are so happy for Lara who got married this weekend in a gorgeous dress by Riccardo Tisci. Check out some pics of friends on British Vogue who include Tom Ford and Jefferson Hack.

In case you haven’t heard, Liya Kebede won a big award at Cannes for her role in Desert Flower.

Tyson Beckford interviewed by Forbes: looking older but still beautiful.

WWD catches up with Eileen Ford, who most certainly has quite a unique perspective on the modeling industry, having pretty much invented it.

Michelle Lee, casting director extraordinaire talks to WWD about the casting process and her favorite new faces of the season.

On a sombre note, Jezebel looks at the terribly sad trend of model suicides, in the wake of Noemie Lenoir‘s suicide attempt. Look for our upcoming special interview with a top model about this topic.

Take a look at Gisele when she started out. House of Models has 2 pics side by side of Gisele 15 years ago and Gisele now. Still drop dead gorgeous!

Remember the beautiful Gail Elliott from the 90s? Frockwriter reviews her Little Joe line which appeared for the first time at the Sydney shows.

The uniquely stunning Eve Salvail is interviewed by Ponyryder.

Check out these adorable new faces videos from Folio in Canada. Shows that simple is sometimes so much better.

Don’t all you models wish you had a fan like this?

“The perfect example of having a lot of money to spend but not knowing what to do with it.” OUCH!

Model Hildie G is one of Paul Rowland’s new fabulous faces for Ford. She may be the antithesis of what Eileen Ford would have liked.

Speaking of Ford, how cute is the new V Man/Ford Model contest winner, Michael Wozniak in this video by Ford?

For those who missed it the first time, here is Imogen Morris-Clarke‘s blog post about what all her model friends wanted to be when they grew up.

Ali Stephens talks about a cause near and dear to her heart, the oceans.

Oskar Tranum and Jakob Hybholt both up for top male Danish model (see pic); Jakob wins this year. Amanda Norgaard wins the women’s award. Congrats Jakob and Amanda! (Image courtesy of NY Models for Jakob)

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Top of the Heap

January 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adrien in Raf Simons, Charlie in Hermes, Robbie in YSL. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

The men’s designers in Paris have spoken and their favorite models are the next generation of top faces. Adrien Sahores (one of the Prada campaign faces), after a small but stellar showing in Milan, exploded in the City of Lights booking more than 10 of the top brands. Following close on his heels are 2 other former newcomers to watch, Charlie France, who was available for the first time on the open market after his 2 seasons of exclusivity, and Robbie Wadge, another Englishman blessed with the elfin boyish beauty favored this season in France.

Our top 10 walkers Fall/Winter 2010 for Milan/Paris (based on number of shows, caliber of shows and number of times opening and closing):

1-Charlie France
2-Bastiaan Ninaber
3-Benoni Loos
4-Jakob Hybholt
5-William Eustace
6-Matvey Lykov
7-Philipp Bierbaum
8-Robbie Wadge
9-Nicolas Ripoll
10-Simon Nessman

Related stories:
Milan’s Top Men January 2009
Paris’ Top Men January 2009
New York’s Top men February 2009
Milan/Paris Top Men’s Newcomers July 2009

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The Heroic Trio

January 22nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Arthur opens Jil Sander, Jacob opens Pringle, Simon closes Cavalli. (images from catwalking.com via tFS)

Our top 3 catwalkers for Milan men’s F/W 10 are Arthur Daniyarov, Jacob Coupe and Simon Nessman. These three young men walked the most prestigious brands and open AND closed the most shows compared to their compatriots, not a small feat with all the great talent that flocked there.Top 50 models Bastiaan Ninaber, Jakob Hybholt, Mark Cox, Mathias Bergh, Matvey Lykov, Philipp Bierbaum, runway king Casey Taylor and rising young stars, former top newcomer Charlie France and Julius Beckers also had impressive showings. Once Paris ends Sunday, we’ll bring you MDC’s top male newcomers of Milan and Paris.

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And it begins!

January 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Alex Dunstan opens Burberry. Image from Catwalking via tFS.

The Fall/Winter 10/11 shows kick off in Milan with the men’s shows starting Saturday. Burberry gets our nod for most media savvy with their live stream of the show. You can check it out at live.burberry.com. The collection, with arguably one of the most coveted lineups of coats ever seen, was a huge hit with the fans who were able to comment as the show livestreamed. Many of the brand’s favorite faces, former MOTW’s Lasse Pedersen,and Albert Krarup, Tom Nicon, Jeremy Young, Charlie France, Robert Rae , James Hampson made their requisite walks but modeling fans enjoyed seeing the the next generation of male faces on the Burberry catwalk.

Alex Dunstan opens and closes the iconic brand (you can check out Alex’s OTM interview here). Expect Benoni Loos, Robbie Wadge, Mathias Bergh, Mark Cox, George Barnett, Bastiaan Ninaber, William Eustace, Jonas Kesseler, former MOTW Alexandre Imbert and Jakob Hybholt to continue to dominate for the next 2 weeks.

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For The Diehards

July 8th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Tim Boot. Pic from the Ones2Watch.

After looking at thousands of pictures of young men for the past several weeks, we thought we’d throw out some of the faces that stood out to us from the men’s shows.

Clement Chabernaud, star of this season’s Roberto Cavalli campaign by Steven Meisel was our pick for the top most versatile model of the season with 20 plus of the top shows, including Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander, Versace, DSquared2, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons and closing Prada, Giuliano Fujiwara and Missoni. See our interview with the beautiful Frenchman!

Top 50 stars: AJ Abualrub, Jakob Wiechmann, Simon Nessman and Jeremy Young followed closely behind with 15 plus of the top shows.

Last season’s set of MDC top newcomers: Benoni Loos, Charlie France, Danny Schwarz, Francisco Lachowski, Johannes Linder, Jonas Kesseler, Lyle Lodwick, Mark Cox, Nick Rea, Nate Gill, Nicolas Ripolll, Robbie Wadge, Thomas Hoefnagels, Vladimir Ivanov andJakob Hybholt all had tremendous sophomore seasons. Mr. Hybholt and Mr Linder had monster weeks racking 17 plus shows each.

Former MOTW’s to keep your eye on from the shows: Callum, Albert, Douglas Nietzke, Philipp Bierbaum, Isaac Carew

Some familiar faces who are not only looking better than ever, some had their best week ever: Bastiaan Ninaber, Gen Huismans, Gordie Walker, George Barnett, Guy Robinson.

Some new spectacular faces: Silviu Tolu and Tim Boot. (Edited to add Peter Bruder from Future Milan, see below for picture).

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Double Dolce

June 22nd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Dolce & Gabbana packs a one-two punch for campaign season, unleashing two choice ads for the fall winter season. First up the mainline campaign by Steven Klein which takes Mariacarla Boscono, Edita Vilkeviciute & Heidi Mount into the casino for a high stakes, high fashion mix of color and movement.

Next up the younger set takes the stage for D&G by Mario Testino Fresh faces Hanna Rundolf, Ragnhild Jevne, Katie Fogarty, Sara Blomqvist & Stephanie Rad lounge in a drawing room looking lovely while the boys Danny Schwarz, Philipp Bierbaum and Jakob Hybholt create a mirror image in the same locale.

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Bits and Bytes: 2 for 10!

May 13th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Tom Nicon

Ph: Serge Leblon for 10 Men Summer 09. Pics courtesy of d’management group

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The new 10 Men is out and Serge LeBlon‘s whimsical editorial features 2 rising stars to watch, Tom Nicon and MDC top newcomer Jakob Hybholt. Both had spectacular F/W 09 seasons and we expect to see quite a bit of them in the upcoming months.

Walter Pfeiffer, who’s had a recent phenomenal resurgence is now with Art and Commerce.

Avedon‘s show at the ICP; here are images.

For those model fans of a certain age, Nadege will always be an unforgettable face. Now with Muse Management in NYC.

Gisele Bundchen is not only beautiful, she’s smart. Damn her…

Eric Bivoino practices parkour, the French extreme sport of jumping on and around obstacles that include buildings. We totally see an editorial coming out of this video of Eric and his friends.

Anna Wintour in a rare public interview. Read how she supports Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, how there are people that disagree with her (gasp on our part), how her first cover is still her favorite cover and so much more.

Swimwear, lingerie and shoes. Is there anything Phillip Lim can’t do?

Amanda Moore, model and singer songwriter. People say she sounds like Aimee Mann and Carol King. Read the rest of the interview on Ponyryder.

At the Infinity Awards, take a peek at how Iman and Carmen are still so darned gorgeous, Annie Leibovitz dressed up and Timothy Greenfield-Saunders‘ hair.

i-D magazine goes to 6 issues a year. We’re so sad.

For those who don’t know, MDC has a new #1 top 50 male model. Not to fret Mathias Lauridsen fans, the Danish star will be appearing on one of our other top lists coming out soon.

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