Nous Generation!

May 8th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Josh Pence by Mario Testino for V Magazine Summer 09. (See V’s Swimsuit issue here with Claudia, Kate, Gisele, Naomi and 20 other supermodels)

One of our favorite West Coast agencies is having quite an excellent moment. Between Josh Pence‘s sexy turn in the new V Swimsuit issue to Taylor Kitsch‘s magnetic performance as Gambit in the new XMen/Wolverine movie, Nous Model Management is most definitely abuzz with excitement. Their recent party celebrating their new blog, had photographers Doug Inglish and Stewart Shining and designer Traver Rains (formerly of Heatherette) attending in support. West coast power!

Josh at the Nous Models party with his agent David Todd.

Taylor Kitsch, model turned actor. pic from Taylor Kitsch’s website

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Sex, Love and Fashion

December 22nd, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Bruce Hulse by Paolo Roversi, circa 1981 for Vogue Hommes. Bruce Hulse with Nous Model Management LA and DNA Models NY. Video courtesy of Nous LA. To see more pictures and where to purchase the book, check his website: www.brucehulse.com.

Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts and Calvin Klein are just some of the iconic names with whom Bruce Hulse has worked. Check out our reviews of the book and the video interview with male supermodel Bruce Hulse, author of “Sex, Love and Fashion“.

Janelle: Male models are rarely known for their introspection. On the contrary, with their rippled physiques and perfect faces male models are often stereotyped as being vapid. One need only look at some of the more unflattering pop culture representations of male modeling (Zoolander, anyone?) to get an idea of the cliches and misconceptions that exist regarding the industry.

Bruce Hulse‘s autobiography “Sex, Love & Fashion” defies the male modeling stereotypes and concerns itself primarily with issues of a deep and heartfelt nature. While the book has been sensationalized as a steamy tell all about Hulse’s relationships with some of the most prominent faces of the early 90s the bulk of the material draws inspiration not from tabloid fodder but instead from Hulse’s complex and interesting life.

Beginning his fashion career under the careful tutelage of Bruce Weber and Calvin Klein, Hulse was one of the most well known and respected presences within the industry. His iconic Calvin Klein ads were plastered on billboards and in magazines but behind the scenes he struggled with not only his career but also his tumultuous personal life. Depression, family and the search for spirituality are all topics that weigh heavy on Hulse’s mind throughout the story.

These moments of personal exploration are perhaps the most interesting portions of Hulse’s tale. While it is exciting to peer behind the scenes of the fashion elite – Hulse doesn’t scrimp on details about well known fashion icons like Calvin Klein and Bruce Weber – those moments pale in comparison to the more intimate details. Hulse’s mother’s battle with depression and his journey towards self discovery are issues that will resonate with readers and give a glimpse into the man behind the perfection.

Betty: As an ex modeling agent, I found Bruce’s biography very absorbing. There was a lot of intriguing insider tidbits about this world that no one knows about unless you are a supermodel, which Bruce most certainly was. His honesty about family problems and his own difficulties grappling with depression during his most successful years are what make his rise to fame ultimately compelling.

There was much talk in the media about the political incorrectness of his kissing and telling, especially as many of the supermodels he bedded are still some of the most recognizable names today. What I found instead was that in many of the instances, many of the supermodels were portrayed as powerful women who took charge of their encounters with Bruce. There are definite moments, though, of complete caddishness from Bruce that made me utterly annoyed with the male gender. Certain subjects like unsafe sex and drug use are tossed into the conversation as everyday occurrences. 25 years later these formerly commonplace events seem taboo and even dangerous.

What WAS delightful was stumbling across random industry names from Didier Malige to Marpessa to Paolo Roversi and the in depth look from the model’s point of view of the machinery of our business. Fascinating also was how so much of the modeling industry has changed in 25 years and how much of it remains the same. For aspiring models and fashion insiders, it’s a must read of one man’s intense journey. For everyone else, read if you want a peek into a fascinating world and complex personality.

See video below of Bruce answering some of our questions.

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LA Confidential

November 13th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

The LA agencies are upping the editorial ante with girls and guys shooting with the likes of Mario Testino and Carter Smith before they even set foot in NYC. Here are 3 garnering some serious attention from outside the Golden State: Erin Zajac, a 5’10” American beauty with CLICK LA and Colter Johnson and Nick Davis both with Nous Model Management.

Erin with Click LA

Colter with Nous

Nick with Nous

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Jeremy Santucci @ NOUS

June 27th, 2008 |Posted by Nous Model Management (Los Angeles)

Nous Model Management’s Jeremy Santucci strikes a major pose in the new issue of Uomo Collezioni, shot by Rocco Bizzarri.

Uomo Collezioni, shot by Rocco Bizzarri.

Uomo Collezioni, shot by Rocco Bizzarri.

Uomo Collezioni, shot by Rocco Bizzarri.

Uomo Collezioni, shot by Rocco Bizzarri

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Ryan Paevey in V Magazine

June 4th, 2008 |Posted by Nous Model Management (Los Angeles)

Nous Model Management‘s new star Ryan Paevey takes it off in the new issue of V Magazine, shot by Bruce Weber.

Ryan Paevey shot by Bruce Weber/ V Magazine- July 08

Ryan Paevey shot by Bruce Weber/ V Magazine- July 08

Ryan Paevey shot by Bruce Weber/ V Magazine- July 08

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Eric Bivoino; Nous cover boy

May 27th, 2008 |Posted by Nous Model Management (Los Angeles)

Nous Model Management‘s Eric Bivoino looks hot as ever on the June cover of Tetu Magazine, shot by Randall Mesdon.

Eric Bivoino shot by Randall Meson for Tetu Magazine

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Nous’ It girl

May 21st, 2008 |Posted by Nous Model Management (Los Angeles)

Nous Model Management‘s new “It Girl” Sarah Larson shines in People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people issue shot by Brian Bowen Smith. Andrew Macpherson also captures this beauty in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine on news stands now.

Photo: Andrew McPherson for Harper’s Bazaar

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Montana by Bruce Weber

May 9th, 2008 |Posted by Nous Model Management (Los Angeles)

Check out 18 year old Montana Volby (Nous Model Management) in the new European limited Abercrombie and Fitch coffee table book. Bruce Weber shot this incredible collector’s item available at the A&F stores in London only.

Montana Volby shot by Bruce Weber for A&F London

Montana Volby shot by Bruce Weber for A&F London

Montana Volby shot by Doug Inglish

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