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Blondes on Blondes

September 2nd, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

POP magazine has a thing for blondes; from Britney Spears on the cover, to the their portfolio of handpicked golden haired ladies, this issue might as well be dedicated to solely to all things blonde. Speaking of that Angus Munro cast portfolio, Jamie Morgan shoots just about every blonde – bleached and otherwise, in this special editorial. Who do you think has the best shot in the story and which blonde beauties should have been a part of this editorial.


Sigrid Agren

Jana Knauerova, Constance Jablonski & Hanne B

Ymre Stiekema & Carmen Kass

Candice Swanepoel

Brooklyn Decker & Diana Farkhullina

Hanne Gaby Odiele, Erin Aktell & Tori Praever

Marloes Horst

Ylonka Verheul & Antonella Graef

Kirsty Hume, Doutzen Kroes & Lily Donaldson

Patricia van der Vliet

Shirley Mallman & Kirby Kenny

Vlada Roslyakova, Maryna Linchuk & Abbey Lee Kershaw

Hana Soukupova

Naomi Preizler, Jenny Sinkaberg & Valentina Zeliaeva

Kirsten Owen

Image Credit | Scanned by Fearless123 @ tFS

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Shock Wave

September 25th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

If you saw the Tori Praver cover of Vogue Russia coming then you can count yourself officially ahead of the curve. The curvaceous Hawaii beach babe’s slot on the cover of a magazine usually reserved for the most editorial Eastern European faces was another of the month’s stunning surprises. Do you love it? Are you waiting for the Freaky Friday moment when Anna Selezneva appears in Sports Illustrated? Let us know how you feel!

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Tori Praver by Matt Irwin | Image Credit – achAT & ASF @ The Fashion Spot

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Surf’s Up

July 17th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

As the go-to girl for swimsuit editorials and laid-back beach fun, Tori Praever knows a thing or two about swimsuits. After years of modeling for magazines  like Sports Illustrated and labels like Guess, the Hawaiian beauty is taking things to the next level with her namesake line of swimwear. MDC talks to the budding designer about growing up in Maui, what makes her bikinis special and the transition from model to mogul.

MDC: What made you want to get into designing swimwear? Have you ever designed clothing before?

TORI: I love clothes and have always had a passion for swimwear – I practically grew up on the beach. This is the first time I’ve designed, but creating my own swimwear line has always been a goal.

MDC: What makes your line of bikinis special?

TORI: All of my suits are made seamless. This is why they fit so well, and on all body types.

MDC: What do you feel are the standouts of your first collection?

TORI: Ruching is my signature – I think the standouts would be the pieces that have the most ruching detail – the Kalani and Imani styles.

MDC: How do you think being from Hawaii influenced you as a designer of swimwear? How do you think being a model influenced you?

TORI: Growing up in Hawaii, I was always at the beach. I had drawers full of bikinis and knew that I wanted to make my own eventually. Throughout my modeling career, I have met so many unbelievable people, from editors to photographers, that have encouraged and inspired me to start my own line.

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Tori in her suits, photos by David Mushegain. Courtesy of Tori Praever.

MDC: You’ve been able to balance commercial work with edgier turns in magazines like V and Pop – how do you manage working both sides of the modeling world?

TORI: I really enjoy both sides of the business. It’s nice to change it up and do editorial after shooting a lot of commercial work. I really enjoy the editorial process – it allows you to be creative and artistic.

MDC: What have been some really memorable moments for you thus far as a model?

TORI: Working with photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Ellen von Unwerth. Traveling around the world and moving to the big city! I was just a little island girl from Hawaii who had no idea what was out there until I moved to NYC by myself when I was 18.

MDC: What would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?

TORI: Getting the opportunity to travel the world and experience so many different and amazing cultures.

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Bits and Bytes: Tori Praever

November 4th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Models as Karl and Carine, perhaps inspiration for Halloween 2009? Fashion Week Daily

Yesterday was Anna Wintour‘s birthday, Women Models and French Vogue pay tribute and Fashionologie has great pics of a younger smiley Anna

Chanel Iman fans, she’s on Youtube: Fashionologie

What Alek Wek is up to (hint, she’s doing some mighty good deeds): Vogue UK

Ex top model, editor of the Last Magazine (and Julia Restoin Roitfeld significant other), Magnus Berger brings us into his home: The Selby

The next big thing? IMG’s Tori Praever certainly is on track in this story for 10 Magazine by Ben Weller. For more pics of the editorial, click here.

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