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Bits & Bytes: Hanne on a Summery Day

May 21st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Hanne by Andrew. On a lovely Friday in New York, Hanne stops by to see Andrew Weir for a casting.

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An oiled up Marc shot by Juergen on mylar. What else do you need to know? Mr Jacobs’ 1st men’s Fragrance in 10 years. (Image via WWD story)
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Photography news:

Unbelievable! David Bailey has worked with British Vogue for 50 years. See all the lovely ladies that came out to honor him. We salute you David!

Find out here about the Made in Brazil Magazine filled with some of the sexiest of male models of today (and where to order it). Part 2 is here. Get it, it’s a collector’s piece. We are announcing MODELS.com’s winners of the giveaways next week.

The Imagist has a fascinating interview with Hugh Lippe, definitely a young, talented photographer to watch.

Haiti is no longer so prevalent in the news but that doesn’t mean the Haitians need any less help. Look at these incredible images in a Art for Haiti auction that just began. Stam is in 2 of the shots; all the artwork is phenomenal and starting at outrageously affordable prices and for such a great cause; it’s a must see.

For those of you bemoaning the lack of naked women or breasts or just general salaciousness on Terry Richardson’s blog, don’t you fret… Andrew Richardson‘s Magazine is relaunching any day now. No, they are not related, except maybe metaphorically speaking in their obvious love for breasts.

If you’re in Paris, go check out the wonderful Ellen von Unwerth Cinema exhibition. (Till June 19th)

Not modeling related but how cool is Jed Root’s photographer Mary Ellen Matthews who is Saturday Night Live’s house photographer?

Fashion:

Why Riccardo Tisci matters. Here is Sans Artifice’s take on it.

If you missed it, Alber Elbaz, talks to Style.com in their Future of Fashion series.

OK. I finally get the hype about young Tavi now. Just read this post by her on the whole recent Terry kerfuffle and am blown away by the insightfulness of this 14 year old young lady.

Like 10 Magazine, we are obsessing over this bag. And damn you Tommy Ton for suddenly making us want all of these.

Katie Grand pens this moving tribute to industry powerhouse Katy Baggot who passed away so suddenly.

Anna Sui‘s book is coming out and we cannot wait! With an introduction by Steven Meisel, expect the book to have much fabulousness.

Anne Christensen rumored to fill the top slot at the New York Times’ T Magazine. We’ll let you know if it’s not true.

Modeling news:

From Marpessa to Carla Bruni to Mariacarla Boscono, former model turned agent to the superstars, Woman Milan’s Piero Piazzi is amazing. Read his interview and see a picture of him!

Talk about inspirational. Fernando Fernandes, you may remember got paralyzed from a car accident (see him here in the current Dolce Gabbana fragrance campaign) . He’s already in a new ad which just shot.

OK, this trailer made me cry. Incredible model/activist Liya Kebede, in Desert Flower, rocks my world portraying the incredible model/activist Waris Dirie.

Next in line to design is Irina Lazareanu, calling it Rini by Irina. She has phenomenal style though so it could be pretty darn good.

This just in. 9 Daughter & A Stereo, who repped some of the coolest, quirkiest boys around, is rumored to have closed. So sad if that’s true.

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Project Runway

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Every month Steven Meisel comes up with another ingenious theme for Vogue Italia and this month is all about backstage : Meisel and Lori Goldstein recreate the energy and atmosphere of a runway show but not without adding in a hint of VI’s wry humor. Everything one would expect to see is here; from backstage catfights to wardrobe malfunctions and cigarette breaks. As always the model lineup is impeccable with appearances by Agyness Deyn, Alla Kostromichova, Anna de Rijk, Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Daria Strokous, Freja Beha Erichsen, Gwen Loos, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Irina Kulikova, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Iselin Steiro, Jac Jagaciak, Jamie Bochert, Kamila Filipcikova, Kasia Struss, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Natasha Poly, Patricia van der Vliet, Ranya Mordanova, Rianne Ten Haken, Rose Cordero, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessilee Lopez, Sigrid Agren, Siri Tollerod, Snejana Onopka and Viktoriya Sosonkina.

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Vogue Italia February 2010 | Image Credit, Diciassette <3

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Leather Lover

January 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Hanne Gaby Odiele adds a touch of avant-garde to any editorial and in the latest Vogue China she lends her edge to Mark Segal‘s portraits of sleek leather looks. Dressed in luxuriant pieces from Celine, Hermes and YSL, Hanne looks as cool as ever and Elissa Santisis refined styling makes the story look classy rather than campy.

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Hanne by Mark Segal | Image Credit, Kazaf @ tFS

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Snap Happy

December 4th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel has a sense of humor and every so often it emerges on the pages of Vogue Italia : the December issue is a tongue in cheek send up of Twitter, social media and the perils of online exposure. Beginning with a hilarious tweet from the master himself, the editorial is filled with fun little moments : from Abbey Lee Kershaw climbing into her fridge to Kristen McMenamy jumping on a trampoline with her dog, the whole story is priceless.

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Christy Turlington & Natasha Poly

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Abbey Lee Kershaw

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Naomi Campbell & Sasha Pivovarova

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Linda Evangelista

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Jamie Bochert and Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Karlie Kloss

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Lara Stone & Kasia Struss

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Anna Selezneva

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Gisele Bundchen & Natalia Vodianova

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Freja Beha Erichsen & Viktoriya Sosonkina


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Kristen McMenamy

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Karen Elson

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Sessilee Lopez

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Meisel Pic, Vogue Italia | Scan by Diciasette at tFS

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Sweet Charity

October 27th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

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Nothing brings a great cause to light like an imaginative ad that captures the heart of an issue with intelligence and wit. Of course, a few of the world’s most beautiful models stripping down to their skivvies certainly doesn’t hurt either. Cameron Russell, Rianne Ten Haken, Rachel Alexander, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Crystal Renn, Shannan Click, Olya Ivanisevic, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Alla Kostromichova, Nicole Trunfio and Heidi Mount join forces to bring awareness to 350.org and the International Day of Climate Awareness via a humorous spot that has the girls peeling off layers due to the heat caused by the rising carbon count. The ad conceived by Cameron herself, is a smart and sexy way to get attention for a great cause. MDC spoke to the always eloquent Cameron for a little insight into why this cause is so important and how the project itself got off the ground.

MDC: There are so many great people involved in this video – how did you organize such a project?

Cameron: All the girls are my friends and loved shooting the video for a good cause, so that part was relatively easy to pull together.

The whole project happened from start to finish in a little under two weeks and 300 phone calls–who knew production was so complicated!

MDC: On a personal level what made you want to get involved with this cause?

Cameron: I think Climate Change is the most important issue of our time. In the history of the world all 5 mass extinctions have been accompanied by massive climate change, so we are facing an incredible serious threat.  In fact we are technically in the 6th mass extinction right now, and it is the first mass extinction being attributed to human kind. My all time hero Tibor Kalman showed the world the ability of mass media to convey serious images and create real discussion (think 90’s Benneton ad’s of people with AIDS). Climate Change which is often seen as very political or scientific needs to be made a people’s issue. My hope is that this ad helps re-brand environmentalism.

Watch the video in HD on the Studio 4a Youtube channel.

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Walk The Walk

October 12th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

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Wondering which girls got the most runway mileage this season? The members of the Fashion Spot forums have got you covered. The dust has settled on the shows and its time to see just who walked the walk down the catwalks of New York/London/Milan/Paris. Need a round up of who did what, including those choice opening and closing slots? Our amazing friends at The Fashion Spot Community have been keeping count of everything and the hardwork and dedication that went into their model showlists has to be seen to be believed. Check out the tFS thread here.

Naturally, they weren’t the only ones hard at work this season. An elite group of models raised the bar when it came to runway appearances. With multiple girls doing over 50 shows each in the 4 different cities you really get an idea just how rigorous modeling can be. Here are the top 10 catwalkers according to tFS’ calculations.

10.Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Elsa Sylvan, Katie Fogarty (Tie) | 51 Shows

9. Angelika Kocheba | 52 Shows

8. Alla Kostromichova | 55 Shows

7. Hanne Gaby Odiele, Iris Strubegger, Karlie Kloss (Tie) | 56 Shows

6. Charlotte Di Calypso | 57 Shows

5. Eniko Mihalik, Imogen Morris-Clarke, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Tao Okamoto (Tie) | 58 Shows

4. Frida Gustavsson | 60 Shows

3. Kasia Struss | 61 Shows

2. Liu Wen | 70 Shows

1. Constance Jablonski | 72 Shows

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The official runway leader of the season Constance Jablonski! 72 shows is mind blowing!

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Purple Play

August 27th, 2009 |Posted by models.com

You saw that infamous video of Paola Kudacki‘s beauty story for Purple #12. Now here is a suite of the actual images of the shoot, straight from De Facto‘s, Paola’s rep. We love that it is as much a jewelry extravaganza as it is a beauty moment.







Hanne Gaby Odiele and Suvi Koponen by Paola Kudacki for Purple F/W 09. Casting by Natalie Joos.

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Pagan Poetry

August 20th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

There is nothing like a pleasant surprise to get the season started right. The September issue of V comes with a staggering special supplement that focuses on the cerebral beauties at Women & Supreme Management management. The lengthy portfolio by  Paul Rowland re-imagines 19 of the industry’s most captivating faces as pagans – complete with flowers, insects, slabs of serrated flesh and of course, blood. The end result is raw, hypnotic and about a thousand times more interesting than most of the covers we’ve seen this September. Seeing Alana Zimmer, Alla Kostromichova, Behati Prinsloo, Christina Kruse, Daiane Conterato, Darya Kurovska, Georgina Stojiljkovic, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Hannelore Knuts, Iris Strubegger, Isabeli Fontana, Meghan Collison, Mina Cvetkovic, Natasa Vojnovic, Ranya Mordanova, Rose Cordero, Suvi Koponen, Valentina Zeliaeva and Yulia Kharlapanova in this new light highlights not only the versatility of the girls but also the sheer reserves of talent that can be found at these two powerhouse agencies.

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Christina, Hannelore, Meghan

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Yulia, Darya, Natasa

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Behati, Isabeli, Alla

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V61 Special Edition Covers by Paul Rowland, backstage shot of Supreme/Women Girls from Supreme Management on Vimeo.

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