Powerful Soul

November 16th, 2011 |Posted by models.com

The ever so fascinating Lea T shines with a bevy of male models in the latest issue of Candy Magazine by Andreas Larsson. The Givenchy muse sports a both masculine and feminine looks and even tangos with fellow androgynous model Andrej Pejic in Yves Saint Laurent. Riccardo Tisci gushes about her saying that she is a “unique, rare, natural beauty, a combination of purity, hardness, romanticism, and agressiveness: all components of androgyny that are bound to both sexes,” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Her Dark Materials

May 31st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Who better than Lea T, to portray a sophisticated woman of intrigue. The androgyne beauty takes to the pages of Numero in an elegant 70s style story that references the luxe look of Saint Laurent. Shot by Anthony Maule and styled by Samuel Francois, the edit features Lea clad in turbans, slinky dresses and YSL cosmetics by Lloyd Simmonds.

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Bits & Bytes: Manic for McQueen

May 4th, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Jacket, black silk satin lined in red silk with encapsulated human hair, from McQueen’s graduation collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks his Victims, 1992. From Isabella Blow’s collection courtesy of the Honorable Daphne Guinness. (picture Betty Sze for models.com)

Windswept and rainy New York seems a fitting day for the opening of the Costume Institute’s Alexander McQueen exhibit. Hear Andrew Bolton (curator of the exhibit) talk about it on the Met’s blog.

More McQueen links:

ALT expounds on his best dressed list at the Met Gala.

Check out some of the ultra chic arrivals for the Met/McQueen Gala on McQueen’s facebook page.

The Cut takes a video tour through the exhibit.

And if you haven’t see it yet, check out our MDX feature story on the Met/McQueen exhibit.

Other fashion/designer news:

Visionaire‘s new issue will be guest edited by Riccardo Tisci; with Lea T and Lara Stone set to star in it, expect magic.

I know it seems sooo long ago (5 days) but if you didn’t get to read Karl and Donatella’s reaction to THAT dress, here are the verdicts on WWD.

Wow, Fashionista is REAAAALLLLY good at sniffing these out.

Upcoming events:

Daniel Peddle, our favorite casting director/painter, has a new series called Undertow, curated by Nicola Vassell, with the opening reception TOMORROW, May 5th, at NP Art Center, 6-8pm (Christie St, corner Delancey).

Fashionista hosts a panel, May 9th, with a cool lineup of industry people.

Kate Dillon, our favorite plus size model/mommy is doing a run/walk for her charity. Here’s a note from the lovely Ms Dillon: “If you cannot make the 5K I would greatly appreciate your support. You can sponsor me via my Crowdrise page – no pledge is too small and 100% of the money I raise will go to supporting Komera Scholarships. Komera Scholarships include full tuition at a boarding school, uniforms, health insurance, sanitary care, and transportation and are given annually to girls in rural Rwanda who have the desire and the drive to achieve secondary education, but who lack the resources to do so. Just $1.37 a day can send a girl to secondary school – $500 a year to give a motivated young girl the opportunity to transform her life out of poverty.

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Dreaming of Lea

March 1st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

In this exclusive models.com V magazine preview Willy Vanderperre and Olivier Rizzo bring their signature style to the pages of V with a story all about the lovely Lea T. The beauty of stark black and white plus Lea’s dramatic posing makes for one great editorial.

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Love, Actually

January 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss & Lea T in a sizzling embrace on the cover of the new LOVE. Of course the steamy Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot is just the beginning, more covers to come!

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Lurve Lea

November 12th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Lea T lands on the cover of Lurve with a stunning black and white shot by Carlotta Manaigo. The couture dress and marble columns add to the feeling of classical drama, but Lea brings a presence all her own to the shoot. Clad in Givenchy (naturally) and styled by Maher Jridi, Lea looks phenomenal and the striking cover makes for another boundary breaking first.

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Get A Room!

October 18th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

A lot of fashion magazine’s cross our paths these days, but Hungarian fashion glossy, The Room remains one of our favorites. Their latest issue, featuring Valerija Kelava, on the cover, is filled with exactly the kind of content we’ve been craving. From interviews with up and coming fashion talents like Juun. J, to strong editorials featuring eclectic casts (Simon Nessman, Benoni Loos and Lea T all in the same story), impressive styling and photographers whose work were fast becoming fans of. Take a look at our exclusive preview of the issue for a taste of what The Room has to offer.

Valerija by Marton Perlaki

Siri Tollerod by Peter Hapak

Juun J Interviewed by Kiss Imola, Photographed by Alfredo Piola


Simon, Benoni, Jakob Wiechmann & Lea T. by Emilio Tini

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Groundbreaking Beauty

June 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Betty


When images of Givenchy’s F/W 10 campaign broke last month in WWD, people immediately wanted to know about the mysterious Lea T, a transsexual who appears alongside top models Mariacarla, Malgosia and Catherine. Riccardo Tisci‘s longtime assistant & former fit model; the reticent Lea (formerly Leandro) breaks her silence in an exclusive interview for this month’s Italian Vanity Fair. The Brazilian who lived as a child in Italy and went to art school in Florence (hence the perfect Italian) bravely goes on the record about her experiences. To Lea and her courageousness; to Tisci and his visionary POV, we salute you.


Lea T for Vanity Fair Italia June 2010 by Karel Losenicky. Images courtesy of Women Milan.

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