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Sense of Self

April 27th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Roger Deckker creates images of 70s inspired beauty for Self Service; Filippa Hamilton, Ana Claudia Michels and Rie Rasmussen (all cast by Natalie Joos) star in Dekker’s elegant black and whites, styled by the always inventive Marie Chaix. Each girl represents a different kind of beauty and the larger than life glamour of the  images lets their best shine through.

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Blonde Fantasy

September 14th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Ana Claudia Michels strips down for Sebastian Faena‘s camera in the latest VMan. The pristine Ms. Michels manages to look seductive and innocent at the same time – her ethereal beauty is highlighted by Nicola Formichetti‘s styling (the perfect white shirt does not pick itself) and Faena’s soft photographs. Adding to the dreamy quality of the editorial are Silvia Prada‘s lovely sketches of Ana Claudia in all her glory – a fitting tribute to the total package blond goddess.

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Bits and Bytes: Luiza Bonadiman’s gorgeous beachwear line

June 11th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Made in Brazil posted shots from this gorgeous beachwear line in Brazil, Luiza Bonadiman. Top Brazilians like Ana Claudia Michels, Aline Weber and Bruna Tenorio add class to these stunning suits.

Longtime fashion stylist, Nicoletta Santoro gets interviewed by One Management.

More adorable pics of Behati Prinsloo‘s cat. (With the beau, Jamie Strachan looking none too pleased).

See behind the scenes video at the 2009 CFDA Swarovski menswear/accessories awards nominees photoshoot. There’s something adorable about these top designers posing together like a bunch of fraternity brothers.

80′s icon Ines de la Fressange brings back the Roger Vivier brand and dishes about Karl Lagerfeld and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

VMan/Ford Model contest has less than 1 week left. Click here to enter or to see entries.

It’s official. Fabien Baron‘s back in and Glenn O’Brien is out at Interview.

In case you read Portugese.. here’s an interview with Isabeli Fontana! It looks like she loves Aerosmith and would like to walk for YSL.. Are we right, her Brazilian fans?

JD Ferguson has a party.. and the fashion crew turns it out (including Riccardo Tisci and so many top models)!! So sad we missed it!

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Bits and Bytes: Keshia

March 9th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

David Gandy, Dolce & Gabbana face is an editor for a new magazine about fashion and politics, Fashist!

So sad… “Why were Milan runways so whitewashed”? NY Mag does the math. Raquel Zimmerman and Aline Weber are counted as Latina!

Here is the next crop of Brazilian boys, thanks to Made in Brazil and 40 Graus.

V Magazine is looking for party photographers!

Christina Kruse, model and photographer, interviewed by Interview!

First pic of Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel. The movie comes out in France on April 22nd.

What do Galliano, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld have in common? All answer to Bernard Arnault.

At Givenchy, Brazilian girls rule.. Adriana Lima, Leticia Birkheuer, Ana Claudia Michels and of course Isabeli Fontana and Raquel Zimmerman.

This week in the New Yorker… A profile on the original street photographer, Bill Cunningham and on Alber Elbaz, the genius at Lanvin..

On a very serious note, visit the website for One for Jasmina. Jasmina (whose mom Thea works for Spiegel) is a 6 year old girl in New York who has leukemia and may only have 2 months to live. Kelly Rowland (from Destiny’s Child), Rihanna and the members of the New York Knicks basketball team all support young Jasmina. Visit and see if you can help now!

Ph: Yorick Nube. Keshia with Ulla Models. Newly placed with Women Direct Worldwide and Premier in London

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The Ana Claudia Resurgance

February 3rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

You can’t keep a good model down! Ana Claudia Michels is back and better than ever. Since her turn opening Givenchy last season the Brazilian stunner has been going non stop. Whether she is maintaining her status as a Tisci favorite (not only is she in the campaign this season, she also was an exclusive for the designer during haute couture) or snagging engaging editorials she does it with a flair all her own. Currently Ana Claudia can been seen in the pages of Dazed and Confused. Mariano Vivanco shoots Michels in her native Brazil looking chic and mysterious. The dreamy portfolio reminds us of everything we love about the sensational Miss Michels.

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Riccardo’s Girls

January 13th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Riccardo Tisci‘s uncompromising vision for Givenchy continues with the launch of the S/S campaign. Building on the look of the memorable fall series Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin tap quintessential Givenchy girls Lakshmi Menon, Mariacarla Boscono, Ana Claudia Michels and Lara Stone for a series of high contrast, high energy shots. The end result, a campaign that is pure Givenchy.

Though the collective star power of the female lineup is mesmerizing Tisci’s boys won’t be left behind. The unique menswear ads feature Simon Nessman, in his second season for the line and newcomers Pablo C and Jakob Wiechmann looking distinctive.

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Ana Claudia Opens Givenchy!

October 1st, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

90s favorite Ana Claudia Michels, the exquisite uber blonde who reigned supreme within the pages of Vogue is back and in a big way. The Brazilian beauty snagged the coveted girl one slot at Givenchy where the casting was nothing short of impeccable. Returning beauties Frankie Rayder and Dewi Driegen shined while campaign stars Lakshmi Menon, Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly took turns displaying Tisci’s luxe gothic fashions. Rounding out the pack were the seasons stars Hanne Gaby Odiele, Taryn Davidson and Anna Gushina.

Ana Claudia Michels – Image Courtesy of Ford Models

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