Greystoke

June 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Looks like grey is the new black (again)! Lanvin‘s trio of lovelies, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mariacarla Boscono and Anja Rubik glower fiercely in gunmetal grey for Steven Meisel (read more about Lanvin’s new St. Tropez store here at WWD).  Benetton‘s casting by Michelle Lee is, as usual, divine: multi-culti with some of the freshest faces of the season. The crew, photographed by Josh Olins/styled by Clare Richardson, wears the color enhanced with silver. Hugo Boss does slate with Ben Hill and Sasha Pivovarova fronting the German brand as shot by Cedric Buchet. Looks like there’s something here for everyone in the three campaigns. What’s your favorite grey piece you’ll be picking up for fall?


Hind Sahli, Sharon Kavjian, Abiah Hostvedt, Noma Han, Luis Borges, Ann Kenny, Charlie France and Willy Cartier.

Image source, WWD, Red Models and The Fashionspot.

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Bits & Bytes: Model Love

May 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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An all modeling Bits & Bytes: Cole Mohr at the Belvedere special event. Photo Marques for models.com

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Michelle Alves is back after having baby #2 looking amazing. (Ph: Jonathan Leder, image courtesy of Elite). (see more polaroids here)

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Another reason to love Natalia Vodianova. Behind that angel face is the heart of a warrior, determined to do as much as she can to help the children of the world through the power of her beauty. Here’s her new project, Bugaboo Red which helps pregnant women with HIV. “These days, if you don’t take a socially responsible position, you’re out of the club,” says Natalia. We couldn’t agree more!

Congratulations Lara Stone and David Walliams! We are so happy for Lara who got married this weekend in a gorgeous dress by Riccardo Tisci. Check out some pics of friends on British Vogue who include Tom Ford and Jefferson Hack.

In case you haven’t heard, Liya Kebede won a big award at Cannes for her role in Desert Flower.

Tyson Beckford interviewed by Forbes: looking older but still beautiful.

WWD catches up with Eileen Ford, who most certainly has quite a unique perspective on the modeling industry, having pretty much invented it.

Michelle Lee, casting director extraordinaire talks to WWD about the casting process and her favorite new faces of the season.

On a sombre note, Jezebel looks at the terribly sad trend of model suicides, in the wake of Noemie Lenoir‘s suicide attempt. Look for our upcoming special interview with a top model about this topic.

Take a look at Gisele when she started out. House of Models has 2 pics side by side of Gisele 15 years ago and Gisele now. Still drop dead gorgeous!

Remember the beautiful Gail Elliott from the 90s? Frockwriter reviews her Little Joe line which appeared for the first time at the Sydney shows.

The uniquely stunning Eve Salvail is interviewed by Ponyryder.

Check out these adorable new faces videos from Folio in Canada. Shows that simple is sometimes so much better.

Don’t all you models wish you had a fan like this?

“The perfect example of having a lot of money to spend but not knowing what to do with it.” OUCH!

Model Hildie G is one of Paul Rowland’s new fabulous faces for Ford. She may be the antithesis of what Eileen Ford would have liked.

Speaking of Ford, how cute is the new V Man/Ford Model contest winner, Michael Wozniak in this video by Ford?

For those who missed it the first time, here is Imogen Morris-Clarke‘s blog post about what all her model friends wanted to be when they grew up.

Ali Stephens talks about a cause near and dear to her heart, the oceans.

Oskar Tranum and Jakob Hybholt both up for top male Danish model (see pic); Jakob wins this year. Amanda Norgaard wins the women’s award. Congrats Jakob and Amanda! (Image courtesy of NY Models for Jakob)

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Bits & Bytes: Visionary + Visionaire

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Visionaire‘s next issue will be a tribute to Alexander McQueen. Here’s the preview for it on Visionaireworld. Going to have to fork out the $295 for this one. (Image from Visionaireworld)

Fashion news:

A lot of you may know Dusan Reljin‘s name from his wonderful work as a photographer. But did you know he just designed a sunglasses collection for Selima; featured here on Style.com.

Anna Dello Russo is the best! See Anna’s life story in Japanese manga format. I still can’t decide 100% if it is really her blog but it’s so over the top, it probably is.

This incredible fashion shoot by Simon Procter for Vs Magazine is given some good lovin’ by Sans Artifice.

Photography news:

Mert & Marcus‘ ex assistant chats to Love Magazine. Besides being talented; Angelo Pennetta is very, very funny.

The next photographer duo? The German duo of Billy und Hells are worth a look.

Miscellaneous:

Many of you know that Tara Subkoff is recovering from brain cancer. Read her interview with Harper’s Bazaar about her journey.

I’ve met Justin Gelband and he most definitely is intense. I see why Victoria’s Secret stars and Sports Illustrated beauties go to him to be trained.

I loved American Elle growing up in the 80′s. It was joyful, inclusive and still aspirational. Jezebel compares the 1986 May issue with this month’s issue.

Did Anna Wintour really have a brief affair with Bob Marley in the 70′s? Oh Anna you naughty girl, you.

You gotta love Jezebel playing detective. Is Kimora Lee Simmons head really on Daria Werbowy’s body?

Modeling news:

Ohhhh yeaaaahhh! It’s about time. Models edge out celebrities for fashion ads. WWD lists some of the major houses for fall.

Models Myf Shepherd (who is in art school) and Rachel Rutt are doing anonymous interviews with fashion insiders for MUTT; should be quite interesting.

Casting director Julia Samersova talks to MSN about the new faces of tomorrow (including Estee Lauder faces Liu and Constance).

Love Magazine takes a “boob break” and has casting director Michelle Lee pick her favorite new “androgynous” girls.

Speaking of boobs, here are Jonathan Leder’s pics/video of his new work for Jacques. His work always seem tasteful and respectful to women; some consider him the anti Terry.

Hmmm, what are those birds diving towards? Click here to see more polaroids of great new face Johannes Niermann. Johannes walked Burberry, Zegna, Prada and Viktor & Rolf this past January.

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Hometown Hero

February 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Briane Hatcher. Ph: Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 10, pic courtesy of Ford Models.

This very second, models from around the world are descending in droves upon NYC. One young man who doesn’t have far to travel is 17 year old Briane (pronounced Brian) Hatcher from Queens, New York. Casting director Michelle Lee is a fan of the music loving student booking him 2 consecutive seasons for the Marc by Marc Jacobs shows. With the appearance of his first major campaign and set to model full time this summer, it looks like it’s going to be quite a year for Mr. Hatcher.

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Bits & Bytes: The Men of Dolce & Gabbana

January 5th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Sam Webb and David Gandy by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana S/S10.

The men’s campaign for Dolce & Gabbana is a gorgeous accompaniment to the Madonna fronted women’s campaign. Go to Swide, Dolce & Gabbana’s online magazine to see backstage video of the shoot.(campaign scan by northern star at tfs).

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Model News:

Q Model Management NY just might be the first agency with its own “app” on iTunes! The women’s calendar has 5 out of 5 stars so it’s a hit so far. The men’s is taking off as well.

Models do their part to help the world.. (NY Times via The Cut)

Want to see all of British Vogue‘s covers of Kate Moss? Click here..

We love Nous Models’ new face Eric Sage and his cleft chin. As they say, “dimple in chin.. devil within”.

Top casting director Michelle Lee‘s top 10 girls of 2010 for Love Magazine.

Hello. The gorgeous male models Jacques, Danny and Brett are seen on video for VMAN. Jacques Naude tries his hand at the rings, Danny Schwarz is Rollerboy and Click’s Brett Robinson dives into our hearts.

The NY Times’ T Magazine interviews MDC faves’ models Heidi Mount and Boyd Holbrook for their nifty 50, America’s top up and coming talent.

Photography news:
Wow, look at the Photoshop detectives out there.

Above Magazine is a green magazine that’s beautifully designed with contributors like Norbert Schoerner, Gilles Bensimon and Peter Beard with some of the most striking images of why we need to save our earth. (via Fashion Copious)

The new Contributing Editor.. Big and beautiful format.

Miscellaneous:
“What does Chanel mean in the contemporary world? Now there’s a question. Somehow I don’t think it means an old bat in a bonnet, enveloped in cigarette smoke.” This is why Cathy Horyn is so awesome. Here she talks about the future of fashion brands on the web.

Nicola Formichetti is deemed Mr. Gaga by the New York Times.

How beautiful is Helga, a new face from Russia? Lanvinray from tfs can certainly spot ‘em..
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Helga with Avant Russia

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