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March 11th, 2014 by Janelle
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One of the most striking trends to emerge recently is the use of gold to enhance features or to simply to create a bold metallic statement on eyes, lips and skin. From the dramatic gilded brows and lips at Dior’s SS14 show, to the subtle golden glaze models sported at Pucci’s fall show, makeup artists have embraced the look. Off the catwalk women have been playing with metallic textures for ages unleashing their creativity via an array of sparkling shadows, glosses and powders. Makeup artist Mary Irwin guides us through the gold rush and pushes the limits of the look on the beautiful Damaris Lewis.


Photos by Kristiina Wilson
Makeup and Hair by Mary Irwin at Agency Gerard Management using MAKE UP FOR EVER
Production Kristen Bolt
Model Damaris Lewis

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If you don’t have gold leaf laying around, experimenting with the latest in metalicized lip colors can create just as enticing a look. “Gold is timeless” says makeup artist, Mary Irwin “the ancient Egyptians viewed it as the symbol of eternal life. From ancient Crete to the runways of today, gold has always been an essential part of fashion.”


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GOLDFINGERS

A playful manicure is one of the simplest ways to take on the trend. For something as dynamic Damaris’ pointed bronze manicure above try Deborah Lippmann in Boom Boom Pow – golden glitter polish, or Swagga Like Us, a mirrored chrome color.


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SHIMMERING SKIN + SMOLDERING EYES

“A hint of gold is beautiful on all skin tones, from dark mahogany to translucent pale. It is a universal highlighter. Rose gold on cheeks is particularly flattering. Try Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Glisten.

You can do a quick 5 minute summer smokey eye using a brown pencil liner in the lash line and make up for ever gold aqua cream smudged all over the lid. Finish with a coat of black mascara – I love Make Up For Ever Smokey Extravagant Mascara.”


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THE SHINING

“When you think of summer and beautiful weather you think of bronze and gold – adding a sheer gold highlight over your foundation warms you up without making you look overly tanned.”

March 10th, 2014 by models.com
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Helena Severin

Image courtesy of DNA Models (New York), photo by Paul Morel

Elegant, androgynous and capable of pulling off any look Helena Severin represents the kind of austere beauty favored by fashion’s upper echelon. With appearances at Prada, Dries van Noten, Giles, Saint Laurent Paris, Celine, Louis Vuitton and the closing spot at Miu Miu Helena managed a filler-free season that was top tier from start to finish. As one of Europe’s most sought after new faces Helena’s momentum seems sure to propel her towards a key booking come campaign season.

March 7th, 2014 by Janelle
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Amanda Murphy gets blushed backstage at Jason Wu

There was a note of refinement running through Jason Wu‘s fall collection and that sophisticated ease carried over into the show’s beauty look. The A-List team of Diane Kendal and Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) created a look designed to reflect Wu’s tailored runway pieces and the clean, pared down look that has dominated the last few seasons. Kendal began with a thick brow – not unlike the kind favored by models off duty – the thinnest smudge of eyeliner to enhance the natural shape, followed by a creamy selection of browns, roses and pale shimmering pinks. Despite the array of products used the final effect was a study in simplicity and the perfect compliment to Gilbert’s sweeping slightly undone updos.

MAKEUP by Diane Kendal for Lancome
HAIR by Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) for Kérastase
PHOTOS by Billy Rood for Models.com

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Don’t have bushy brows? Doesn’t matter -Diane Kendal creates thick brows on Ashleigh Good using powder and Lancome’s Modele Sourcils Brow Groomer.

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The perfect shade of blush is actually three mixed together Ola Rudnicka gets a hint of color via the Blush Subtle Palette in Rose Flush

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Deep dark brows, rosy cheeks and the barely there lip on Anais Mali.

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For that just bitten lip on Hana Jirickova makeup artists simply added lipbalm – for those of us without naturally pink pouts a dab of cherry lipstain will do.

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Odile and the Kérastase team get to work on Mina Cvetkovic, anchoring the criss-crossing updo with bobby pins.

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The secret weapon of the look Kerastase Spray a Porter flexible hold spray, which added the beachy tousled texture.

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March 7th, 2014 by models.com
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Image courtesy of Major Model Management (New York)

With her soulful eyes and graceful demeanor, Ukranian beauty Iana Godnia was a refreshing presence on fall’s catwalks. The former Model of the Week‘s season kicked into high gear with an exclusive appearance on the runway for Calvin Klein in New York then continued to excite with turns at Burberry, Jil Sander and Bottega Veneta. While her all around show list was exceptional Paris provided Iana with several key moments at the week’s biggest shows – Céline, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Hermes and more.

March 7th, 2014 by models.com
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In the last edition of Memorable Moments we share the inside world of F/W 2014 as seen through the models that were runway favorites. See the previous MM here !

Photos by Ricky Phan
Creative Direction/Production by Kegan Webb
Grooming by Lacy Redway using Oribe Haircare


Francisco Lachowski
HOMETOWN: Curitiba, Brazil
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Canali, Emporio Armani, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Michael Bastian

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Ever since I became a model I’ve been collecting a lot of memorable moments all over the world. Yet the biggest one was when I met my wife Jess in Japan, and it all led to the birth of our handsome son Milo. Now we’ve been working and enjoying our lives in harmony with our little one.


Guerrino Santulliana
HOMETOWN: Gooik, Belgium
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Berluti, Bottega Veneta, Diesle Black Gold, DKNY, Duckie Brown, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Hermes, Kenneth Cole, Jil Sander, John Varvatos, Louis Vuitton, Neil Barrett, Patrik Ervell, Ports 1961, Public School, Raf Simons, Richard Chai, Salvatore Ferragamo, Robert Geller, Y-3, Z Zegna

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I don’t have just one memory. I really like to have fun with the photographers that ask to take my picture when I am leaving a show. I also have a lot of fun with my good friend Dennis Van Steenwinkel. He is also Belgian, and we’ve been traveling together since Paris.


Joe Collier
HOMETOWN: Manchester, UK
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Cerruti, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Fendi, John Galliano, John Varvatos, Kenneth Cole, Porsche Design, Public School, Robert Geller, Salvatore Ferragamo, Thom Browne, Z Zegna

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: My favorite moment of fashion week was the Martinez Brothers playing at the Givenchy party in Paris. I’ve seen them play a load of times back home in Manchester. They headlined the party in Paris, which was a top night, and all the boys back home were well impressed.


Laurie Harding
HOMETOWN: London, UK
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Alexander McQueen, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Duckie Brown, Ermenegildo Zegna, J.W. Anderson, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Neil Barrett, Opening Ceremony, Patrik Ervell, Prada, Richard Chai, Rag & Bone, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, Topman, Z Zegna

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Other than a few cheeky selfies with the likes of Will Smith and others, I’d have to say my best moment so far came when I first started. I’m still a newbie, but when I was scouted roughly seven months ago it was one week before the London Spring/Summer 2014 shows. I jumped into castings immediately, and a few days later I ended up opening London Fashion Week. I opened and closed for Lou Dalton. It was the first show of the season, my first walk, and I was the first boy out. It was INSANE! I made the Top Newcomers List on models.com, quit my job and never looked back. It was the best decision I ever made, and life hasn’t been the same since.


Louis Steyaert
HOMETOWN: Brussels, Belgium
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Acne, Belstaff, J.W. Anderson, Missoni, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: My most memorable moment this past season was probably when I was woken up around 6AM by Adam from Tom Ford. He said to me, “Jump in the shower, look fresh, and take a car to the show.” It was so early in the morning I did not know at all what was happening. The show was great, but I went straight to bed after that!


Luca Stascheit
HOMETOWN: Cologne, Germany
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Billy Reid, Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Hermes, Jil Sander, Kris Van Assche, Michael Kors, Neil Barrett, Rag & Bone, Richard Chai, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tim Coppens, Valentino

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: My most memorable moment was in Tokyo when I was put on option for the Gucci campaign. At that time I was with my Japanese manager in the car on the way to castings. I only understand a few Japanese words, but one of those words was “maji de,” which means “really?!” After the call my manager turned around smiling and said I wouldn’t have any castings that day. I had to fly to Rome! That moment was so special because all you can do as a model is try to stay healthy and wait for incoming options. Two years of waiting and then that great feeling of booking my first big campaign.


Lucas Cristino
HOMETOWN: Leopoldina, Brazil
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Rag & Bone, Richard Chai, Z Zegna

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Finding out while I was in Milan that I was confirmed for the Louis Vuitton show in Paris was really memorable because I had never been to Paris before. The setup for the catwalk was so cool and when I started walking, I saw Will Smith watching from the front row!


Mariano Ontañon
HOMETOWN: Luján, Buenos Aires
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Dolce & Gabbana

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: During the rehearsal the day before the Dolce & Gabbana show they told me that I was going to be opening the show. I was nervous at first, but the next day everything went really well.


March 6th, 2014 by models.com
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Image courtesy of IMG (New York)

An arresting new face with an unstoppable show season, Polish newcomer Kasia Jujeczka was everywhere this fall. If there was a top tier show you can rest assured that Kasia was there, Alexander Wang? Check. Calvin Klein? Check. Prada? You better believe it! Add in appearances at Dior, Valentino and Miu Miu and you have a runway roster than was nothing but hits! Fashionphiles take note, photographers are sure to find the striking Kasia every bit as interesting as designers do.

March 5th, 2014 by models.com

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Catching up with some of our favorite models in between shows!

Photos by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

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Iana Godnia

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Dasha Gold

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Alana Zimmer

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March 4th, 2014 by models.com

In our first installment of “Memorable Moments” for the guys, we catch up with a few of our favorite catwalkers and relive their memorable moments from the past season and seasons prior. Tune in below as they give us an exclusive sneak peek into the shows, castings and fittings, backstage mayhem, and all the moments in between that make it all worthwhile.

Photos by Ricky Phan
Creative Direction/Production by Kegan Webb
Grooming by Lacy Redway using Oribe Haircare


Andreas Lindquist
HOMETOWN: Copenhagen, Denmark
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Burberry, Kris Van Assche, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Opening Ceremony, Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I was backstage at the Lanvin show, and the casting director told us to get dressed for the show. Backstage photographers usually find these moments interesting, but suddenly they all rushed away to something else that had caught their attention. It was Will Smith backstage talking to the Lanvin designer Lucas Ossendrijver. I have to admit that I’m a huge fan. Seeing Will Smith in person was kind of crazy and made me realize that this was a big deal. The Lanvin show itself ended up amazing as well – the stage, the styling and design of the clothes were great.


Abel Van Oeveren
HOMETOWN: The Hague, Netherlands
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Billy Reid, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Dior, DSquared2, Gucci, Jil Sander, Kris Van Assche, Louis Vuitton, Neil Barrett, Porsche Design, Prada, Raf Simons, Rag & Bone, Richard Chai, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tim Coppens, Topman, Valentino, Y-3

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: My most memorable moment is Jeroen Smits (on the left) giving an autograph to Flower Mak (world famous on Instagram) who flew all the way from Asia to see Jeroen. I hope they get married one day.


Andre Bona
HOMETOWN: União da Vitória, Brazil
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Cerruti, Fendi, Jil Sander, John Varvatos, Robert Geller, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford, Y-3

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: During the John Varvatos show in Milan this season, I got to meet KISS backstage. It was a great experience meeting such rock legends and not something I expected to happen at a fashion show!


Andrew Westermann
HOMETOWN: Cologne, Germany
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Billy Reid, Dries Van Noten, Duckie Brown, Louis Vuitton, Public School, Raf Simons, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Tim Coppens, Tom Ford, Valentino, Y-3

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: The whole experience of fashion week is always going to be something I remember. All the people I’ve met. New friends that have become best friends. The many, and I mean many hangovers. Seeing almost the same guys at every show that you are familiar with. I know everyone is kind of happy to go home after, but I also know everyone can’t wait to see each other at the next one.


Arran Sly
HOMETOWN: Hollesley, UK
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared2, Porsche Design, Versace

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: My most memorable moment from the Autumn/Winter 2014 season occurred during the DSquared2 show in Milan. Always entertaining to watch, let alone be in, the theme this year was “psychiatric prison ward.” On the day prior to the show, the twins called me in and informed me that I’d be playing the role of the “crazy guy in a straitjacket.” Why they chose me for this part, I don’t know. Maybe I give off an aura of mental instability. Anyway, I was told to act drugged out, eyes rolling and head sloshing, as I was to be dragged along by two hospital prison wardens played by Matt Woodhouse and Lukas Katinas.

As the show began – room in darkness – Matt, Lukas, and myself were hidden at the bottom of the runway. Eerie music commences, lights up, and along the runway we go. Safe to say no one was expecting that. A quick change backstage for my look, then again into the straitjacket to close, and that was that. A memorable moment for its irregularity as well as its enjoyment.


Bertold Zahoran
HOMETOWN: Békés, Hungary
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Givenchy (Exclusive)

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: When I started modeling I dreamed about doing big shows like Givenchy, but I never thought that I would open the show in my first season, or ever. When they confirmed the first look on me I was the happiest guy in the world. Dreams do come true. The show was unbelievable; I think I forgot to breathe when I was on the runway.


Chris Beek
HOMETOWN: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Billy Reid, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Canali, Cerruti, Dries Van Noten, Neil Barrett, Prada, Roberto Cavalli

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Ludovico Einaudi played the piano at the Canali show this season. Before the show he was practicing, and it was like a private concert! The whole setting with the music made it one of the most memorable moments for me.


Conrad Bischoff
HOMETOWN: Manasquan, New Jersey
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Prada (Exclusive)

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Being Prada exclusive for my first show was an altogether memorable experience, but one of the best moments had to be seeing Mrs. Prada for the first time. Some of the guys and I were just having dinner at the office, and she sat down casually across from us. I totally froze up knowing who she was, but the other guys didn’t recognize her and continued as if nothing had happened. It was really surreal seeing someone in person who represents so much, and we had a good laugh after she left and I told the guys who she was.


Conrad Bromfield
HOMETOWN: Kingston, Jamaica
FW14 HIGHLIGHTS: Corneliani, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: One of my memorable moments was a grand day walking about the streets of New York with my mom. After checking out all the stores and eating a lovely dinner, I brought her to the corner of 6th Avenue and 20th Street, where right across the street stood a huge picture of my Tom Ford eyewear campaign. The look on her face was nothing shy of priceless. To see her smile from ear to ear was enough to etch that memory in my mind for a lifetime.


March 4th, 2014 by models.com

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Image courtesy of Fashion Model Management (Milan)

As one of these season’s all around stars, Charlene Högger could be seen on just about every catwalk that mattered in Europe. With turns at Fendi, Prada, Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana, Charlene was the toast of Milan fashion week and her success continued onto Paris where she’s made appearances at Rochas, Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Valentino and more. With the week winding down we’re sure to see Charlene pop up at those last few key shows, finishing off a season that has been compelling from start to finish.

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