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June 6th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

German lingerie brand Triumph International’s annual Inspiration award, is an annual competition that gives design students a chance to show their stuff by creating fantastical statement pieces that are sexy and inventive. Finalists from 37 different countries compete for a chance to win €15,000 and see their design translated into a commercial piece.

In addition to celebrity judges including Helena Christensen and Ellen von Unwerth, online voters can chime in with their thoughts at triumphinspirationaward.com starting June 7th. Images of the pieces on Lily Cole shot by Ellen von Unwerth, provide a glimpse at the range of ideas featured within the competition; everything from classic boudoir chic, to out of this world futurism is represented in the diverse entries. Added bonus, each and every one who votes online is entered for a chance to win a trip to the grand final in Berlin!

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Bits & Bytes: Miss Mason

June 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Claudia Mason at Elite New York. (Image by Ryan Mikail) Raise your hand if you remember Claudia Mason’s wonderful images in her many campaigns and covers; one of the true 90′s supermodels. She still looks darn amazing.

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Makeup News:

Congrats Francelle! The hard working makeup artist just got named NARS Cosmetics’ national makeup artist, a first for the company.

Beloved makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin‘s makeup line is given new life with a new creative director, Jeanine Lobell. Lobell also runs Stila which she founded in 1994.

Fashion News:

LOVE.LADY.GAGA. She answers questions from fans like Mario Testino, Hedi Slimane, John Galliano, Naomi Campbell, Nick Knight and more on Showstudio. Read transcript here. See her live here.

Check out the new limited edition bag by Lancel created by 4 bloggers.

Fashionista ranks their top fashion schools. Do you agree with their ranking?

Photography News:

Think you have what it takes to be the next Tommy Ton? British Vogue is looking for their next Street Style blogger.

Fashionista has an interesting article about Philippe Halsman, master “jumpologist”, about the art of jumping in photography.

How do photo assistants go to the next level? Here’s how to strike out on your own.

Mario Testino coming out with a book on Kate Moss. Should be gorgeous

Modeling news:

W Magazine features one of our favorites, Karolina Kurkova in their This Week’s Model feature.

If you haven’t seen Karen Elson‘s video for Cruel Summer, go to Style.com now.

Patricia Velasquez, has her annual Wayu Tayaa bash on Thursday where she helps the indigenous people of South America. Support her!

Ponyryder has an interview with rising Chinese model, Kiki Kang (who.

Iman is an icon; we knew that already though.

Lily Cole and Storm Model Management are launching a new model search in Britain.

Miscellaneous:

Casting director Kannon Rajah talks to Frockwriter. We can attest that Kannon is pretty awesome.

If you want to read how young women feel about Terry, click here for Tavi, here for Jenna, here for Rose. 3 young female voices with a definite and powerful POV.

You’ll recognize production designer Andrew Ondrejcak‘s work from his beautiful, dreamy sets for Peter Lindbergh and Phillip Lim‘s runway shows but did you know that Andrew is also a playwright and director? He wrote a new theater piece called Fatherland, an absurdist comedy. Go see it: Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 only. 8pm, starts promptly at Ideal Glass, 22 East 2nd Street, NYC (between 2nd Ave and Bowery St). RSVP to fatherland@statepr.com.

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Bits & Bytes: The D&G Quintet

January 11th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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The young men of the season’s liveliest party have been revealed. We recognize Thomas Hoefnagels, Sebastian Lund, former MOTW Vincent Dienst and Andrea Petri for D&G S/S 10 by Mario Testino. Readers, help us out with the 5th young man. (image courtesy of IMM Bruxelles).

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Modeling:
Lily Cole talks about the making of Dr. Parnassus.

I did a quick interview about the modeling industry for my friend, photographer Lara Rossignol. Lara is a true professional, having shot everyone from Johnny Depp and Liv Tyler to Jermaine Dupre.

She is not the Jersey Shore, that’s for sure! Model Jacquelyn Jablonski‘s on The NY Times Nifty 50.

Made in Brazil said it first.. Arthur Sales would be major… and here’s the first of much to come.

Fashion and photography:
Venetia Scott is one of our favorite stylists out there.. here is a fantastic interview she did with Ponystep. What an insight into her world.

Douglas Perrett‘s malendar (male calendar) is really too cute with some of the top up and coming straight male photographers, including Sebastian Kim and Dan Martensen. Buy it here.

Tsk, tsk.. just more tsk from us for Ms. Lindsay Lohan about her straight out copying of up and coming designer Jen Kao and her dress for Lindsay’s new line, especially as Lindsay was photographed wearing Jen’s dress a month ago. As my little girl would say: Not Nice!

Miscellaneous:
And in case you haven’t heard… Lady Gaga is the new creative director of Polaroid. If she can’t get our beloved Polaroid into the modern era, we don’t know who can.

In the NY Times’ story about MDC’s special preview of V’s size issue, one of the funniest comments was this person who called Karl Lagerfeld a “vacuous, vapid, old parvenu”.

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Second Act

December 11th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Lily Cole‘s face is familiar to fashion fans, but the ethereal model is making the leap into cinema with a role in Terry Gilliam’s, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Interview magazine, catches up with the budding actress to discuss college life at Cambridge, and her exciting new career on screen. The article showcases a smart, talented young woman at the top of her game and  Mario Sorrenti‘s portraits remind us just why Lily is still so in demand as a model. Read the full story at Interview.com

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Bits & Bytes: An Unearthly Beauty

December 4th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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m4 models‘s Alexander Wolf (found at Oktoberfest!) has us mesmerized with his unforgettable presence (doesn’t he look like he should be in Twilight?). There are some major players circling as well around this young German man.
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Modeling Related News:
-The disturbing trend of model deaths: MODELS.com’s Wayne Sterling talks to Frockwriter.

-Thanks to Made in Brazil for this Marlon Teixeira behind the scenes video for American Eagle and putting all 5 Youtube links of the Victoria’s Secret show in one post.

-From Vogue Hommes International cover star (remember the tarantula?) to cancer survivor to successful journalist/filmmaker, former model Jay Bulger reflects on his remarkable journey of the last decade.

-Du Juan has a cosmetics line coming out in China!

-Coco Rocha‘s agent Micki Schneider appears on the Jay Leno show in a skit. It’s pretty funny.

-Karl, Edita, Baptiste and company: in a new film for Chanel.

-It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But only for some people… how wonderful that Q Models’ Dominique helps out underprivileged children in her native Trinidad.

-In Miami on Monday the 7th? Ford Models is scouting down there.

Fashion and photography:

-Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are now slashes (photographers/models!!) They star in front as well as shoot the campaign for Lanvin Men‘s Spring/Summer 2010.

-Nick Knight will be shooting live from now till December 20th!

-Short history of Christian Lacroix from the height of his success to his current woes, click here.

-Sans Artifice is a big fan of Raul Martinez who just joined American Vogueand takes a retrospective look at his work. Read MDC’s interview with him from the early 00′s.

-WWD has fabulous pics of Sonia Rykiel’s H&M launch in Paris. We spy Lily Cole and Lindsay Ellingson! Can you spot Lyndsey Scott, Sarah Stephens and Myf Shepherd?

-WWD also has the adorable stamps by Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz.

-American Vogue needs interns. Do we need to say more than that?

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Bits & Bytes: A Trio of Men

November 17th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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We love these 2 new images on Red’s blog of Silviu Tolu(ph by Rene Habermacher) and Jullien Ferrera ( by David Wang, check out his website).

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Fashion:

Since the world is in a frenzy with the opening of the new Twilight movie, here’s our gratuitous hunky boy shot of Teen Vogue cover star Taylor Lautner. Taylor wore Calvin Klein F/W 09 last night for the U.S. premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. (Wire Image photo courtesy of Calvin Klein)

Sophie Theallet wins the CFDA award. Congrats Sophie!

Alexander Wang who won the CFDA last year, won the 2009 Swiss Textile Award.

Nicola Formichetti lists the fashion credits in the new Lady Gaga video that he styled.

“Armani, who art in Hermes….” click here to see the fashionista’s prayer

Magazines and Photographers:

With Karl Lagerfeld and Olivier Zahm involved with the new Chanel magazine, expect lots of Baptiste Giabiconi and beautiful women.

Glen Luchford has a book!!

Ponyryder has a special interview with Randall Slavin who counts Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, Joy Bryant, etc as subjects. Find out how he went from being a struggling actor to a successful photographer and why Charlize is a dream in front of the camera.

Miscellaneous:
Thank you Fashionista for pointing us towards Gawker’s Olivier Zahm post, “Olivier Zahm, either the best or worst human being in New York. Most funny: the peanut gallery of commenters.

We are showing our age but we cannot resist this post by Production about Love Boat and its fabulous fashion guests like the very handsome Halston, Geoffrey Beene, Bob Mackie and Gloria Vanderbilt.

SPEC Entertainment, the production company behind events for Tom Ford and Michael Kors is branching out into front of house PR.

Go to Style.com: to read about 1-Lorenzo Martone and Ryan Brown’s new boutique PR company just for models 2- Olivier Zahm‘s first photography show… expect breasts.

V Magazine Video! We love their special stop motion video featuring the house of Chanel‘s boots doing an adorable march across the page.

Francois Nars celebrates 15 years. Check out the Moment’s images of Francois and all his supporters includingMarc Jacobs, Grace Coddington and Patrick Demarchelier.

Model News:
We’ve always been big fans of Karmen Pedaru; her energy backstage is just ridiculously awesome. Read her interview with W about being a former Estonian soccer goalie and chocolate chip lover (specially made by close friend Karlie Kloss).

Speaking of Karlie Kloss…. Karlie is, in the words of Jean Paul Gaultier “inspires and is inspired”. Galliano says “She’s one of those girls, like a Naomi, like a Linda, like a Shalom.” That’s some major praise.

V Video 2!! Check out exclusive video with the amazing Dree Hemingway for her V shoot.

Lily Cole, Lady Gaga and American Vogue. Kind of genius!

Book them right now: the flame haired Sunniva with her new baby Liv. So adorable.

Coco Rocha has a new man and they make a pretty darn cute couple.

Nicola Haffmans, who looks like Amy Wesson morphed with Anna K, like THOSE Alexander McQueen shoes (yes the alien ones). Read her Ponyryder interview.

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Impressive Instant

October 13th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Dazed & Confused never fails to entice with their cover choices. Every month there is something exciting – whether it is an unexpected model or truly engaging visual, the November issue provides both with Lily Cole gracing the cover and Martina Hoogland Ivanow shooting a dreamy image that borders on psychedelic. Given the impressive cover and the fact that this is Dazed’s imagination issue we can’t wait to see what other flights of fancy await us inside.

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Bits and Bytes: Pirelli 2010

June 18th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

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Behind the scenes, Eniko Mihalik on a water buffalo

And what everyone’s been waiting for, the 2009 Pirelli Calendar by Terry Richardson. Italian Vanity Fair has the preview with the full cast (casting by Jennifer Starr). Fashionologie via Italian Vanity Fair.

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One of our favorite stylists, Nicola Formichetti is featured on the Cut.

We’re all for more inclusiveness (British Vogue’s Alexander Schulman tackles the size 0 problem). Here’s Jezebel’s interesting take on it.

Here’s another interview for the Brazilian fans.. the very lovely Izabel Goulart.

Funny, funny, funny; French Vogue is “anti-pants” so says Jezebel.

There’s a new documentary coming out about Brazilian models. Though sadly it’s in Portugese only, who cares when you can look the gorgeous Gisele Bundchen, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Caroline Trentini, Adriana Lima and Caroline Ribeiro emote in their native language. (Take a peek at rarely seen Cyril Brule, owner of Viva and Marilyn Gauthier, owner of Marilyn’s and photographer Peter Beard).

If you don’t know JD Ferguson‘s background, read about the model/photographer/general man about town and his fun times with Karl Lagerfeld and the top models.

Sans Artifice is a fan of photographer Norman Jean Roy,  he “brings out the Vogue ethos“.

New Dutch model agency to watch! Modelution is featured on the Ones2Watch.
Continuing in the same vein as Sarah Ziff in Picture Me, Frockwriter explores the dark side of the industry.
Gisele AND Jesus on the same runway…. The Brazilians are buzzing about the Colcci show.

If you’re in Chicago, Wednesday June 24th, go meet Elite Chicago’s scouts (click on the link for age and height requirements).

Home of Johanna Knepper (hot new face of Givenchy show this past spring), Just WM Paris has a  new blog! 

Terry shooting the 11 beauties;  Eniko Mihalik, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Catherine McNeil, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Daisy Lowe, Gracie Carvalho, Marloes Horst, Lily Cole, Ana Beatriz Barros, Miranda Kerr, Georgina Stojiljkovic.

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