Bits and Bytes: Boys, Boys, Boys

March 13th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

The new Interview magazine- Joe McKenna named as fashion director to replace Karl Templer. (source: WWD)

The Ali Michael interview by Ponyryder! Love the realness of the Texan beauty.

For fans of Caroline Trentini (count us in! she was our model of the week back in 2003), here are her pics of her exclusive turn in YSL.

The legendary and we mean legendary supermodel Carmen dell’Orefice lived through the last depression and will live through this one too.

Check out this video about retouching in the fashion industry.

Jourdan Dunn fans, see Greg Kessler’s model morphosis on NY Times. Drag the orange bar, it’s uber cool!

Brazilian magazine DOM comes out next week with a portfolio of 7 hot up and coming faces shot by Greg Vaughan. Included are current CK Jeans hottie Mika Lasminus (see MDC’s video interview with him here) and Santiago. Coming next week on Made in Brazil, exclusive outtakes from the shoot. Start fanning yourselves now…

Also on our radar is Red’s new face Silviu Tolu. Mesmerizing cerulean eyes.

Mikus/Request Model Management NY. Ph: Greg Vaughan

Santiago/Empire Model Management, Inc.. Ph Greg Vaughan. Pics exclusive for MDC via Made in Brazil.

Silviu Tolu. Red Model Management and Allure in Romania. Pic courtesy Red Model Management

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Bits and Bytes: Ryan D.

December 8th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

For those of you already missing the glitz and the glam, now that the Victoria’s Secret show is over… here was Behati Prinsloo‘s VS diary leading up to it. May tide you over until next year’s show: Fashion Week Daily

Interview Magazine‘s updated site!

MDC favorite JD Ferguson interviewed by Starworks.. some interesting things you would never guess about JD.

You probably know the name Marcio Madeira if you follow shows at all. He shoots most of’s runway shots and is guerilla interviewed here by Moda Milanesa..

Remember Michelle Hicks? She married Jonny Lee Miller (Angelina Jolie’s ex) and just gave birth to a baby boy.

And yes, Women Paris have a blog too!

Empire Models scouts Ryan DeJong from MDC’s free scouting service!

Ryan D/Empire Model Management, Inc..

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Introducing Brandon

September 15th, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Modeling strives on youth, energy and modernity – the search for the next great face is an unending pursuit and with hundreds of new girls and boys surfacing at every moment it can be difficult to pinpoint the standouts. Empire Management’s Brandon Fox is a star in the making – with a rare combination of boyish good looks and worldly insouciance Fox is a cut above the rest. The charming Philadelphian began his first season in New York as an exclusive for designer Patrik Ervell, on the eve of his debut Brandon sat down with MDC to talk style, film and what life is like for a rising model.

MDC: How were you discovered?

I went to a convention in Philadelphia and Ryan Colby who is my agent now was there. I actually went for acting and Ryan saw me at the event and said to me ‘do you want to come up to New York and model.”

MDC: So you’ve only been in New York for a little while – how has it been for you so far?

New York is very different from Philadelphia – it’s a little like Disneyland, fun to visit but you wouldn’t necessarily want to live there. Everyone I’ve worked with has been cool so far though – really nice and down to earth.

MDC: Are you looking forward to the European shows?

I haven’t had the opportunity to travel just yet, I think this January I’m going to get to go to Paris – I just got signed with Success there. I’m extremely excited to go and see what Paris is all about.

MDC: You’ve got a lot of style – what do you like to wear usually?

I found out about Patrik Ervell and when I went to his showroom and I was blown away by his clothes. They’re are exactly what I’ve been looking for – the exact style I’ve been trying to find. Usually though I go to thrift stores and I look for raggedy old clothes no one wants to wear anymore but I love to.

MDC: Since you came from an acting background initially, who are some of your favorite directors or actors?

There are so many but Gus Van Sant is pretty much my all time favorite director, everything he’s ever done has been great. I’m into dramatic thrillers – anything that speaks to me. Edward Norton a favorite actor but he’s everybody’s favorite though. I’ve actually recently gotten into River Phoenix’s work, My Own Private Idaho especially.

Brandon Fox at Patrik Ervell

Brandon’s first walk down the Ervell catwalk

The Empire Models Team

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