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The Givenchy Groove

May 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci brings his unique vision for Givenchy to the pages of Vogue Paris with an incredible editorial by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Featuring R&B star Ciara (looking incredibly model-esque) and Givenchy regulars Simon Nessman, Paolo Roldan, Manuel Ramos, Emil Dostovic, Dafne Cejas and Jonathan Marquez, the story sizzles with its sexy and uninhibited vision.

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Le Rouge et Le Noir

May 7th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Rare is the brand that people get excited about in terms of fashion, imagery AND casting. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci is one of those and for F/W 10, WWD gives us a preview of the campaign with one exciting and unexpected face. Lea T, a Brazilian transsexual who is his former assistant and fit model joins longtime Tisci favorites Mariacarla Boscono and Simon Nessman. Returning face Jonathan Marquez appears as well, with a pink haired Malgosia Bela and Catherine McNeil adding supermodel vavoom. Fresh faces Joan Smalls, Ming Xi , Paolo Roldan and Willy Cartier appear in their first major campaign which was styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. (Click here to read more about Riccardo’s thoughts on the campaign)

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Simon, Catherine, Mariacarla, Ming Xi, Malgosia, Jonathan

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Simon, Willy, Jonathan, Lea, Paolo

Images courtesy of Ford and Success

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Million Dollar Baby

April 15th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Alessandra Ambrosio might not be the obvious choice for a couture story, but in Vogue Russia the supermodel shows another side of her multifaceted persona. Joined by Simon Nessman and Oskar Tranum, Alessandra dons pieces from Gaultier and Givenchy as well as special boxing gear, all chosen by superstylist Katie Grand. The muted colors Alasdair McLellan uses for this edit, add a certain softness but Ale still manages to bring the heat.image10

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Bits & Bytes: Finnish beauty Kirsi

January 29th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Kirsi P by Anne Constance. Brand Model Management
New face Kirsi is a special brand of beauty from Finland.

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Eduardo Calero by Simon Procter for V Man Magazine. (Still from video)

The gorgeous Eduardo Calero, in the current Givenchy campaign, fends off staff wielding masked men. Fierce. Check out the video here and the story in VMan, on the stands today!

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Modeling News:
MTC Casting celebrates diversity on the runway with the new crop of Asian girls. We love it.

If you haven’t seen the new sensual film by Bruce Weber for YSL with Simon Nessman, Paolo Anchisi, Terron Wood and Josh Yajcaji, here it is on VGL. (Definitely NSFW)

Interview Magazine catches up Bronx boy and Marc by Marc model, Yuri Pleskun.

Rodarte hasEthan James Green on their minds (and shirt).

Ralph Lauren helps Haiti with a special shirt worn by Pierre Woods. If there’s every a time, fashion could help, it would be now.

Fans of Belgium model Cesar Casier: he has a blog with a darn witty name.

Eniko Mihalik, our former MOTW, is featured in W’s “This Week’s Model”. We love her.

Man eye candy (mandy?) for the day: Made in Brazil’s Speedo boy on video. Speaking of beautiful Brazilian boys here’s a whole bunch at 40 Graus by Didio.

If you missed the lovely Frida Gustavsson on Ponyryder, read about the Swedish stunner here.

Fashion and Photography News:

Like Interview and Style.com, we are OBSESSED with JPG’s couture collection, this dress and this girl.

Saverio Cardia who did the fabulous special project on 20 of the top male models, is interviewed by the Fucked Up Crew in Milan.

One photographer interviews another. Lope Navo interviews Arnaldo Anaya Lucca, one of Ralph Lauren’s favorite photographers. Fascinating story of how Arnaldo got to where he is now.

We love Armani Exchange‘s share the love campaign.. So inclusive and so HOT.

Miscellaneous:

Yes Marie-Amelie Sauve is genius… Sans Artifice agrees too.

Here’s a link to Golden Globe winner, Mo’Nique who dedicates her award to victims of child abuse. “”The number of victims who never reveal their secret or who wait many years to do so is very high. This is regrettable because the longer they wait to reveal the abuse, the harder and more enduring the consequences will be.”

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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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Center Stage

January 12th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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In the midst of the frenetic men’s castings for Milan and Paris, come a plethora of top new campaigns and faces to ogle:

Ollie Edwards, the winning Brit continues his hot streak as the campaign face for Giorgio Armani by Josh Olins.

Garrett Neff reaffirms his top model billing with the Trussardi campaign by everyone’s favorite Renaissance man Milan Vukmirovic.

New face Paolo Anchisi emerges in the Mario Testino lensed Versace campaign sharing the spotlight with stars Simon Nessman and Georgia May Jagger.

Though Jacob Coupe‘s Prada image is the only one to appear so far, Love Magazine gives a preview of the main campaign which was filmed and shot by artist and filmmaker, Yang Fudong who has “has created some of the most staggeringly beautiful works of independent cinema to come out of China.”

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Paolo Anchisi and Georgia May Jagger. Versace S/S 10 by Testino.

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Adrien Sahores and Jacob Coupe. A still from the Prada short movie by Yang Fudong (from Love blog). The film will be unveiled on January 18th on Prada.com and NYTimes.com.

(Ollie and Garrett scans courtesy of d Management, Versace courtesy of VGL, Prada still courtesy of Love blog)

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Stars In Stripes

December 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

The Spring / Summer season is all about star power and modeling’s best and brightest have taken command of the new round of campaigns. Givenchy’s Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott helmed campaign boasts the dynamic duo of Mariacarla Boscono and Natalia Vodianova, surrounded by Simon Nessman, Emil Dostovic and Eduardo Calero: the simple pictures show off Riccardo Tisci’s unforgettable collection and the great line up of models.

Natasha Poly and Ryan Kennedy add a touch of glamour to Gucci, the Russian supermodel gives some of her most impressive poses as Mert & Marcus capture every moment in rich color.

Last but not least Raquel Zimmermann goes classic for Chloe, the subdued campaign gets back to the brand’s heritage. Fashion fans may remember Raquel’s last Chloe campaign from back in 07.

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Scans by Northern Star

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