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Category ‚Models‘

Alek Wek At Coachella

19 April 2012, 14.30 | Posted in Models, Music, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Alex Wek and friend at Coachella–adorable!

Natalia Vodianova In Shanghai

18 April 2012, 16.10 | Posted in Couture, Models | No comments »

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Our fave Russian girl, Natalia Vodianova, parts the male waters in a silky white gown, while departing a presentation of Christian Dior’s Spring Summer 2012 haute couture line, shown a couple days back in Shanghai. Via Modelcandids.

See a close up on the next page.

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Elsa Hosk For Elle Russia March 2012

13 April 2012, 13.51 | Posted in Magazines, Models | No comments »


Swedish model Elsa Hosk as featured on the cover for Elle Russia’s “Body” issue.

Joan Smalls For Vogue Autralia May 2012

27 March 2012, 19.28 | Posted in Models | 3 comments »

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Joan Smalls shines on the cover of Vogue Australia’s May issue. All things came together for a truly beautiful cover but extra kudos to hair and makeup. Luv the violet lipstick!

Vogue Netherlands Premiere Issue: April 2012

20 March 2012, 18.07 | Posted in Editor News, Magazines, Models | No comments »

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The rumors preceded the launch by half a year, but finally we have the first Vogue Netherlands beginning with an April issue. Karin Swerink is the editor and the three models on the cover are Dutch girls Ymre Stiekema, Josefien Rodermans and Romee Strijd (we guessed Lara Stone would land the first cover…we were wrong!) and the headline translates to “Number One In The Netherlands.”

Daphne Groeneveld For Russian Vogue April

15 March 2012, 21.32 | Posted in Magazines, Models, photography | No comments »

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For right now anyway, the best Vogue covers are coming out of Russia.  The featured model for April is 17-year-old Dutch model Daphne Goeneveld, as photographed by Hedi Slimane.

Marc Jacobs: Let Them Eat Cake!

06 March 2012, 13.47 | Posted in Models, Runway Show | 2 comments »

 Marc Jacobs: Let Them Eat Cake!

It was revealed yesterday on Jezebel that 17-year old model Haisley Hasbrook worked as a fit and runway model for Marc Jacob’s show for “trade,” in other words she received clothes not dollars for her time. (Jezebel picked up the story from Hasbrook’s Tumblr, where it looks like her original diary on Fashion Week has been removed, replaced by an entry in which she expresses horror over the coverage.) The story was picked on on multiple blogs and Marc Jacobs responded on Twitter (see above) in a way that came across as tone deaf to the extreme given his known wealth:

“Models are paid in trade. If they don’t want to work w us they don’t have to.”

As we speak, the industry–in particular modeling–is once again being slammed for its evil ways. And of course the story is much more complex than young girls being exploited (not that that doesn’t happen!). In the case of Marc Jacobs, trade might actually be a better deal than the minimum wage the girls would be paid. Still, you can’t build a budget on designer bags and dresses and landlords usually don’t accept clothing for payment.

In general, however, there is more intense focus on fashion precisely because it involves young, pretty girls–the ultimate hot button, traffic driver. The truth is, fashion isn’t the only business that swindles its young. Interning, aka working for free, is commonplace in many industries. Even if you accept the conceit of interning, in truth it’s a practice that works just fine for those who have a financial support system but does a great job of keeping the job door shut for young people who come from poor or working class families and can’t work for free.

But as exploitation relates to this particular story, it would be great to see the CFDA which has issued model guidelines do more to protect all its workers.  And given his unwillingness to even pretend to play along, perhaps CFDA board membership isn’t the best fit for Marc Jacobs at this point in time.

PFW: Shoes Already Causing Drama For Kanye Show Tomorrow

05 March 2012, 22.01 | Posted in Models, Runway Show, celebrity | 3 comments »

 PFW: Shoes Already Causing Drama For Kanye Show Tomorrow

Sounds like Kanye West is attempting to outdo himself shoes-wise for his Autumn 2012 runway show tomorrow. According to a series of Tweets from model Jourdan Dunn, who wore the shoes in a fitting a couple days ago:

The shoes are sexy as fuck but you can’t walk in them!”

Model Leomi Anderson chimed in and claimed Kanye barked at a unnamed model during the fitting because of her inability to navigate in the shoes. Anderson literally walked her comment back not too long after, agreeing said mystery model’s skills were limited:

“But true say her walk isnt top notch in kitten heels.”

As always Kanye brings the show!

Arlenis Sosa For Desigual Spring Summer 2012

01 March 2012, 17.36 | Posted in Models, Swimwear, lookbook | No comments »

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Dominican beauty Arlenis Sosa models Desigual’s Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook, a joyful celebration of tropical colors and silhouettes. See more looks on the next page.

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Kate Moss Topless & Styled By Burton For Another Mag

29 February 2012, 16.03 | Posted in Magazines, Models, celebrity | No comments »

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Am ethereal-looking Kate Moss topless on Another’s special edition magazine, Another Man, featuring men’s fashion for Spring 2012. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed Moss’s cover outfit and she was photographed by Nick Knight. This issue will hit a handful of exclusive boutiques worldwide on March 15th.