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July 7th, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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photos by Steven Yatsko for Models.com

Equal parts dreamy and somnolent, Lia Pavlova’s haunting Von-Trier-esque gaze, hollow-cheeked visage and willowy, honey locks earned her the attention of Gucci before putting her in their Glen Luchford-shot FW campaign set on the streets of Los Angeles. “Glen is an amazing photographer and he made the shoot such a fun and enjoyable experience,” says Lia, continuing, “The moment I got the message that I was going to LA I was so happy. Going to LA was always my dream as a child.” Certainly, there’s more travel in her future if things keep up. Besides being an understated stand-out, she’s one half of twin model duo with her sister Odette. Lia tells us, “I feel very privileged and blessed to be a model. I find many of the sets and shows I have worked on very inspiring. It’s hard to be away from my family but I almost always have amazing friends with me.” While her career is still on its first leg, this Russian model is worth keeping a watchful eye on and with the next round of fashion weeks already around the corner Lia is looking forward to the buzz. With her lithe, runway-ready frame and the right amount of editorial juju she’s positioned to continue winning over casting directors.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing?

When I was at school I wanted to be an economist but now I really love psychology and drawing.

What would be your three dream magazines to be in?

Vogue, i-D and Dazed and Confused.

What’s your favorite mood on set?

It depends on the shoot. I like to feel relaxed and focused on the job.

What kind of music gets you dancing?

At the moment it’s deep house. But a few years ago I was in love with alternative rock.

Do you have any favorite sayings or colloquialism from where you are from?

We have a Russian saying “под лежачий камень вода не течет”” which translates to ‘’Nothing seek, nothing find.’’  If you make no effort you will make no progress.

Meeting all sorts of models your age from all around the world, do you notice any differences in the way people are raised / act?

Yes everyone is different and everyone has a different story. That’s what I love about getting to meet so many different people every day.

You have to write a “Model’s Manual” – what’s the first chapter titled?

The first chapter would be entitled “Be Yourself”.

Do you have any dreams you hope to fulfill?

I want to work hard and have a long and successful career.

Read about Lia and her twin sister, Odette here.

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Yesterday houses like Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli continued the Couture Week affair. Outside the shows, Melodie Jeng caught the models dressed-down and stylish, acting casual like any proper Parisienne would.

Sabina Lobova & Irina Liss
Sasha Pivovarova
Rachel Finninger
Ola Rudnicka
Lexi Boling
Leelee Sobieski & Daria Strokous
Karly Loyce
Inga Dezhina
Hedvig Palm & Emmy Rappe
Harleth Kuusik & Molly Bair
Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov

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Paris Haute Couture is in full swing after Atelier Versace yesterday. During the who’s who of high-fashion, Melodie Jeng was there to capture the post-show Parisian blocks bristling with top models in their Haute cliques.

Vanessa Moody, Maartje Verhoef and Julia van Os

Doutzen Kroes

Stella Lucia

Mariacarla Boscono

Ondria Hardin

Mica Arganaraz

Marjan Jonkman

Fei Fei Sun

Anja Rubik

July 1st, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Donna Karan by Inez and Vinoodh

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of the most prolific designers of our lifetime, Donna Karan, who announced yesterday that she was stepping down from her namesake line of over 30 years, with LVMH suspending the runway shows and collections “for a period of time.” The 66-year-old designer who set the standard for American fashion will stay on with the company in an advisory role and focus her attention to the Urban Zen Company and Foundation that she co-founded with Sonja Nuttall. Karan started the label in 1984 with her late husband, Stephan Weiss and Takiyho Inc., after her position as head of design at Anne Klein. Yet, with the end of one of Donna’s lines means another will live on with the continuation of the DKNY brand headed by newly named creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

Donna had many muses including some of the most recognizable women in the world like Iman, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich and Amber Valetta. Here’s just a few of our favorite campaigns of the last decade including Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Andreea Diaconu, Erin Wasson and more. We’ll miss you Donna.

To see more of her iconic campaigns click here.

Karen Elson Resort F/W 08 by Michael Thompson

Karlie Kloss S/S 13 by Patrick Demarchelier.

Adriana Lima S/S 14 by Russell James

Andreea Diaconu S/S 15 by Peter Lindbergh

Erin Wasson S/S 05 by Peter Lindbergh

Bianca Balti F/W 05 by Peter Lindbergh

donna-karan-spring-summer-2001-ad-campaign-11 Kate Moss S/S 08 by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

July 1st, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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Frustrated by observing the lack of diversity in the industry and the dangerous message that one ideal fits all I felt there was a real need to voice a different approach. So when on a last train home from Paris whilst chatting with Valerie, we found common ground in our observations – the idea for Beauty Papers was born” says Maxine Leonard, co-founder of Beauty Papers.

Beauty Papers, a new beauty magazine, launches Issue 0, the “Foundation Issue”, previewed exclusively here on Models.com. The brainchild of Maxine Leonard and Valerie Wickes, it features pages packed with bold beauty and essays aiming to liberate the stale state of affairs.

The punchy stories are teamed by the skin-obsessed, expert in conjuring new modes of makeup. Paola Kudacki, Benjamin Puckey and Kevin Ryan keep the skin palette crisp and simple on Sarah Brannon: water and glossy patina. Bruno Staub, Maxine Leonard and Romina Manenti use shadow and brown-hued contouring to a painterly effect. Ben Hassett’s images of muse Guinevere Van Seenus go the way of pure drama–plastics, feathers, and deep color by makeup artist Kanako Takase and hairstylist Recine. Check out the preview below and make sure to get your copy of the magazine to see more.


Sarah Brannon by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Styling Natasha Royt (Art + Commerce), Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce), Nails Casey Herman

Sabina Lobova by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), Styling Way Perry, Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root), Hair Romina Manenti (Home Agency), Nails Elisa Ferri (See Management)

Lida Fox by Benjamin Lennox (Management + Artists), Styling Phoebe Arnold, Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists), Hair Neil Moodie (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

Crista Cober by Miguel Reveriego, Styling Ada Kokosar (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Makeup Ozzy Salvatierra (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles), Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency), Nails Naomi Yasuda (Streeters New York), Casting by Beth Dubin

Guinevere Van Seenus by Ben Hassett, Styling Jaime Kay Waxman (Tim Howard Management), Makeup Kanako Takase, Hair Recine, Nails Madeline Poole (BRIDGE Artists), Casting by Beth Dubin

June 30th, 2015 by Mitch Ryan
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Sunday was the last day of Paris Men’s Fashion Week and to recap Model.com’s men’s fashion editor, Jonathan Shia, highlights his favorite male model moments.

Zikale and Simon Skitch at Lanvin

Zhao Qinghe and Anthony Gilardot at Kenzo

Tim Schuhmacher at Dries Van Noten

Tommaso de Benedictis at La Perle

Jackson Hale before the Valentino show

Thibaud Charon and Sven de Vries after Melinda Gloss

The finale at Dries Van Noten

Thibaud Charon and Rhys Pickering at Berluti

TAO Dance Theatre performing at Y-3

Serge Rigvava, Ted Le Sueur, Marc Schulze and Piero Mendez after Raf Simons

Rhys Pickering

Serge Rigvava at Dior Homme

Piero Mendez, Rhys Pickering and Sven de Vries at Phillip Lim

Niels Trispel and Matthieu Gregoire

Max Streetley and Daisuke Ueda at Berluti

Niels Trispel and Dominik Hahn at Kolor

Max Streetley and Ben Allen at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Max Esken and his Y-3 hair

Luca Stascheit and Hugh Laughton Scott at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Luca Stascheit and Piero Mendez

Laurie Harding, Rhys Pickering and Callum Rockall at Dries Van Noten

Julien Sabaud, Guerrino Santulliana, Dimytri Lebedyev and Anthony Gilardot at Berluti

Jeroen Smits at his Issey Miyake fitting

Hugh Laughton Scott at Dior Homme

Erik van Gils and Frederik Ruegger at Kolor

Harvey James, Jonas Kloch and Charlie James

Darwin Gray

Finale at Dries Van Noten

Charlie James and Yannick Abrath at Berluti

Charlie James and Marc Schulze at Dior Homme

Bom Chan Lee, Nash Bajart and Sang Woo Kim at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Charlie Ayres Taylor and Erik van Gils at Kenzo

Benjamin Jarvis, Parker van Noord and Sven de Vries at Berluti

Arnis Cielava and Finnlay Davis at Lanvin

Ben Allen and Felix Gesnouin after Melinda Gloss

Anthony Gilardot and Arthur Gosse at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Alexander Beck and Felix Gesnouin at Berluti

Abiah Hostvedt and Jos Whiteman at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Adam Butcher and Roberto Sipos after Walter Van Beirendonck

June 29th, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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June 26th, 2015 by Mitch Ryan
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Elle Muliarchyk goes underground with Aline Weber envisioning the Brazilian model in all sorts of mercurial nighttime hues. Smokey and romantic is the team’s beauty motif, partnering the bold rouges with playful accents. The after-hour glam is the creation of Sir John while the carefree hair is courtesy of David von Cannon. Designer Zana Bayne provides her ultra-femme leather harnesses to the mix to vamp it up and add to the rebellious look.

Photographer Elle Muliarchyk
Model Aline WeberNext New York
Hair David von Cannon ( Streeters)
Makeup Sir John (Streeters)
Stylist Zana Bayne and Todd Pendu
Manicurist Geraldine Holford
Producer Jazmin Alvarez
Retouching Anthony Goble
Shot at George Brown Studio

June 26th, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Paris men’s fashion week is rolling along and Melodie Jeng is capturing all the cool style from the city of love for Models.com. See your favorite runway standouts running through the streets below!

Abiah Hostvedt

Ben Allen & Andrew Westermann

Dominik Sadoch

Jacob Bird & Benjamin Jarvis

Matvey Lykov

Michael Bernasiak

Ryan Hassaine

June 25th, 2015 by models.com
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Menswear mania continues as Paris Fashion Week kicked off yesterday. Of course, the cobbled streets were alive with au courant models of both sexes ready to be snapped by photographer Melodie Jeng for Models.com.

Michael Lockley
Richard Biedul
Saskia de Brauw
Nykhor Paul
Yassine Rahal and Marie Meyer
Mica Arganaraz
Felix Gesnouin
Aymeline Valade

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