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Casting Coup

March 10th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Ajak and Lais.

Givenchy has spoken yet again and the invigorating casting choices for Fall/Winter 2010 are just as incredibly inspirational as ever for modelwatchers out there. With all the recent talk of more diversity on the runway, to fully see a a show where people of color are included (and not just 1 or 2 looks) makes for a runway that is compelling and powerful and yet somehow so natural and seamless. Givenchy led the week with 17 of their 49 looks on some of the most beautiful faces of color, past and present. The dramatic palette of red, black and white looked stunning on Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Rose Cordero, Lakshmi Menon, Liu Wen, Lyndsey Scott and Shu Pei. New faces Ajak, Jiang Xiao Yi, Lais Ribeiro, Ming Xi and Sosheeba Griffiths shined as well as current campaign face Eduardo Calero and Givenchy favorites Paolo Roldan and Jonathan Marquez. The surprise choices for the collection? Top Japanese model of the early 00′s (and newly platinum) Ai Tominaga and 90′s star Ling Tan.

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Ming Xi and Paolo Rolden.

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Ling and Ai.

(All images from Style.com, for full collection and to see the other faces named, go to Style.com’s gallery for Givenchy)

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Bits & Bytes: Rico by Nick

October 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Rico Nieves. Ph: Nick Knight, image from Showstudio blog.

And the winner of the VMan/Ford Model contest is Rico Nieves, a charming American out of Ohio, USA. Picked by VMan and the illustrious Nick Knight, look for him in the upcoming VMAN. For more behind the scenes pics go to Showstudio.com.

And the award goes to Ryan McGinley for best advertising campaign.

Tyen is legendary and he’s found new fans over at Fashionista.

Christian Lacroix is interviewed!! Our friend Filep Motwary interviews Lacroix in a fascinating and lengthy interview.

We love these Alexander Wang shoes, specifically shoe 3 and 4.

A sign of the times? Jed Root, home to Michael Thompson and Sebastian Kim has signed the makeup artist’s version of the Sartorialist Michelle Phan. (They actually also rep The Sartorialist,Scott Schuman).

Some more great advice for aspiring photographers and creative folk.

Take a look at Nick Knight‘s new book and some of his iconic images.

You’ve seen the Arlenis Sosa OTM piece on MDC, get more behind the scenes excitement, here on the Imagist.

The Moment talks about designers and their schlubby personal outfits.. quite funny.

HILARIOUS! Fashionista has some great ideas for Halloween costumes including Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, etc..

Pierre Cardin, one of the original avant garde designers, celebrates 60 years with a new book.

Japan’s Fashion Week kicks off and Ai Tominaga judges the next generation of Asian models.

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Happy Holidays from H&M

December 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

What do Lydia Hearst, Alek Wek and Lisa Cant have in common? They’re all in the latest H&M commercial spot along with Guy Robinson, Ai Tominaga, Carmen Maria and Jeremy Dufour. Check out the 3rd spot and see Alek, Ai and Carmen Maria talk about the Little Black Dress. Click here and be merry!

Lydia Hearst for H&M.

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