Surf’s Up

July 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins  takes the whole crew to the beach, for a sleek take on the surf look starring Scott Barnhill, Kacey Carrig, Christopher Wetmore, Jesse Shannon, Justin Barnhill, Jonathan Marquez & Miles McMillan. Styled to perfection by Clare Richardson and featuring sleek pieces by Givenchy, Prada and Dior Homme, the story creates a boys club atmosphere complete with beach house camaraderie. Be sure to check out the piece in full when VMan’s Sports Issue hits newsstands August 23rd.

All photos courtesy of V Man

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Behind the Campaign : Givenchy

July 15th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Campaign season is in full swing and while everyone loves the finished products – and the continuous stream of database updates on the subject, it is always nice to see the process that goes into each ad. We’d previously posted a glimpse at Givenchy‘s growling and howling F/W extravaganza, but take a look at the shoot itself. Veteran models Kristen McMenamy, Naomi Campbell and Mariacarla Boscono join relative newcomers Jonathan Marquez and Rob Evans in the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott helmed images and the making of images add another layer of enjoyment.

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Be Aggressive!

June 29th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Givenchy is not for shrinking violets, the powerhouse label has always been in your face and this season’s campaign takes that audacious energy and brings it to life. Naomi Campbell and Rob Evans growl and glare at the camera in the first images from the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott helmed campaign, styled by none other than Carine Roitfeld. In Style.com’s behind the scenes video you can see a preview of the other campaign faces including Kristen McMenamyNatalia VodianovaJonathan Marquez and of course, Mariacarla Boscono

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Bits & Bytes: Model Obsession

February 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Betty


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We (as well as almost every fashion person we know) are obsessed about models, Polaroids and Polaroids of models. In a special piece for TheOnes2Watch, Annie from Premier Model Management talks about how she started and hands over her trove of beauties to the O2W. Take a peek on O2W and choose your favorite.

Bits & Bytes Special Model Edition:

There may be no other male model search as successful as the VMan/Ford collaboration (take a look at what the past winners have been doing). Their new search has begun and the winner gets a shoot with the incredible Steven Klein, styled by Nicola Formichetti. We just might be a tad jealous. (Search ends March 1st)

Perry Ellis‘s February show needs one more hot male model and wants YOU the audience to choose him. Check out Andre Douglas, Seth Kuhlman and more of the hot 9.

Model agencies, want to see how to do Twitter the right way? Read Damien from Ford’s interview to figure out your Twitter gameplan.

Givenchy face and former MOTW Jonathan Marquez talks to Ponyryder.

Missed out on our Top Money Guys’ listing? Go ahead, and FB Like it… you know you love handsome men like Noah Mills and David Gandy.

The awesome Coco Rocha writes the forward to Jeanne Beker’s new book on the modeling industry (which is titled Strutting It! The grit behind the glamour). Is there anything this girl doesn’t do? Oh and if you missed her details about her efforts with Haiti with Behati, go here.

We really don’t have much to say about America’s Next Model but when Erin WassonAlek WekFranca SozzaniLori GoldsteinFrancesco Carrozzini and IMG’s Ivan Bart are all mentioned in one sentence, we might have to give ANTM a second glance.

Marilyn Gauthier Paris has a brand new blog and it’s sexy, strong and fashionable (just like Ms. Gauthier herself).

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Bits & Bytes: Duality

December 15th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Jonathan Marquez (masked) and Stephen Thompson (unmasked) in the latest image to appear from the Givenchy S/S 11 campaign by Mert & Marcus (via Design Scene).

Fashionista gives us the masthead from Anna Wintour’s first issue in 1988, talk about a behind the scenes blast from the past.

Up and coming photographers, here’s an article on what to pay your employees. Also from APE, how to shoot motion with stills (it’s not as easy as you think).

Still haven’t gotten your Made in Brazil yet (it’s even hotter, if possible than the first one), go to here in New York, or go to here to order internationally.

Don’t you wish every top model had a devoted fan like Freja Beha Erichsen?

Casting director Maida, who casts the all important Calvin Klein Women and Jil Sander shows, opens up to 160 Grams.

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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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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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