Category Archives: Model behavior

“I Hope I Don’t Slip,” And More Confessions From Shalom Harlow

Alexander Wang has made it his business to launch models’ careers. Britt Maren circa Spring 2011, Aymeline Valade for Fall ‘11. But this February, he turned to the pros, enlisting the likes of Frankie Rayder, Carmen Kass, Gisele Bündchen, and Shalom Harlow to walk his Fall 2012 runway at Pier 94. Harlow is the star [...] Continue reading

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On The Campaign Trail With LN-CC

The London e-commerce and by-appointment boutique LN-CC is moving quickly from an insider’s secret—it’s name-checked as a favorite by the likes of J.W. Anderson, who included it on a list of his London must-visits in Issue 02 of Style.com/Print, and Phillip Lim—to a retail leader. So perhaps it was only a matter of time [...] Continue reading

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On The Campaign Trail With LN-CC

The London e-commerce and by-appointment boutique LN-CC is moving quickly from an insider’s secret—it’s name-checked as a favorite by the likes of J.W. Anderson, who included it on a list of his London must-visits in Issue 02 of Style.com/Print, and Phillip Lim—to a retail leader. So perhaps it was only a matter of time [...] Continue reading

Posted in Dan Mitchell, J.W. Anderson, John Skelton, LN-CC, Model behavior, Phillip Lim, Raf Simons, Robbie Snelders | Leave a comment

We Need To Talk About Tilda

Tilda Swinton has had a longstanding gig as the face for the Italian fine jewelry label Pomellato, and earlier this month, her latest effort for the brand—the Spring ad campaign—was unveiled. For the shoot, the actress decamped to the Greek island of Serifos with lensman Jeff Burton, who has photographed the likes of Gemma Ward [...] Continue reading

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Coming From Behind

Last week in Paris, as is typically the case, the season’s trends came into focus and the top newcomers broke away from the pack. Front-runners Nadja Bender and Marie Piovesan finished out the marathon month with about 50 shows apiece, while Vanessa Axente (pictured) and Elza Luijendijk, who both debuted as Prada exclusives, made their [...] Continue reading

Posted in Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Celine, Elza Luijendijk, Givenchy, Marie Piovesan, Miu Miu, Model behavior, Nadja Bender, Valentino, Vanessa Axente | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Paris Fashion Week Model Photo Diary: Lara Mullen

It’s been a whirlwind year for Brit model Lara Mullen, who had never walked in a pair of heels before she was discovered by Premier model agency at a music festival in her hometown of Northampton just weeks before her smashing debut at the Spring shows back in September. Flash-forward a few months, and now [...] Continue reading

Posted in Cacharel, Cara Delevingne, Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh, Katlin Aas, Lara Mullen, Louis Vuitton, Maria Bradley, Marte Mei van Haaster, Model behavior, Nina Ricci | Leave a comment

For New Models, There’s Room At The Top

It’s been a puzzling season for model spectators. One of the biggest questions among enthusiasts is: Where are all the big-name girls? We let out a cry of relief when Karlie Kloss opened Anthony Vaccarello today after skipping out on New York, London, and Milan. But what about Abbey Lee Kershaw (Alexander Wang and Anna [...] Continue reading

Posted in Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alana Zimmer, Freja Beha Erichsen, Karlie Kloss, Lina Zhang, Model behavior, Shalom Harlow | Leave a comment

The Verdict On NYFW: Brunettes Have More Fun

If there’s one thing we learned about trends in fresh faces during NYFW, it’s this: Brunettes are the ones having the most fun (and success) right now. Casting directors have lately been favoring a dark and mysterious, intelligent kind of beauty, à la Kati Nescher, the worldly sophomore season breakout who opened nine shows last [...] Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Kati Nescher, Marie Piovesan, Melissa Stasiuk, Model behavior, Nadja Bender, Rodarte | Leave a comment

Models We Stand

“For too long, the modeling industry has been like the Wild West,” said Coco Rocha at last night’s launch party for the Model Alliance, a new nonprofit group organized by models, for models. Top models including Doutzen Kroes, Crystal Renn, Missy Rayder, and Ajak Deng stopped by the Standard Hotel to toast the cause. The [...] Continue reading

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Gisele Does Givenchy

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci cited surfers and mermaids as the inspiration for his Spring ‘12 collection. So, it came as no surprise that when the label debuted its Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed campaign, it was set on the beach (shot near Barcelona) with surfboards in the background. The ads feature Gisele Bündchen (along with models [...] Continue reading

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The Fresh Crop

It was all about the Super Bowl for most people this weekend, but not for the models walking in New York fashion week, who were busy shuttling to and from back-to-back castings. Andrew Weir (who casts for Thakoon, Jen Kao, and Rebecca Taylor) can spot a potential star from across a room, and there were [...] Continue reading

Posted in Aiste Regina, Andrew Weir, Appoline R, Barbara Nicoli, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Josefine Nielsen, Katryn Kruger, Laura Kampman, Leila Ananna, Marchesa, Model behavior, Nadine Ponce, Roberta Narciso, yves saint laurent | Tagged | Leave a comment

Carine’s Calendar Girls

Carine Roitfeld stuck to using “real people” (as opposed to models) for her guest-edited issue of Vman, due out February 14. The exception: the bonus pinup girl calendar, shot by Willy Vandeperre, featuring “supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels, 12 of the planet’s most celebrated creatures.” Roitfeld dressed the girls, including Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Adriana [...] Continue reading

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Carine’s Calendar Girls

Carine Roitfeld stuck to using “real people” (as opposed to models) for her guest-edited issue of Vman, due out February 14. The exception: the bonus pinup girl calendar, shot by Willy Vandeperre, featuring “supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels, 12 of the planet’s most celebrated creatures.” Roitfeld dressed the girls, including Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Adriana [...] Continue reading

Posted in Adriana Lima, Carine Roitfeld, Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Model behavior, Willy Vandeperre | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pretty In Purple

Many people did a double take when Prabal Gurung’s Spring ‘12 campaign, featuring a barely recognizable Candice Swanepoel, made the rounds earlier this week. Gurung’s go-to team, stylist Tiina Laakkonen and makeup artist Hannah Murray, transformed the South African model for the sensual shoot with photographer Daniel Jackson, showing off the designer’s Nobuyoshi Araki-inspired collection. [...] Continue reading

Posted in Candice Swanepoel, Daniel Jackson, Hannah Murray, Model behavior, Nobuyoshi Araki, Prabal Gurung, Tiina Laakkone | Leave a comment

Sea, Sex, And Sun—And YSL

The Resort season found YSL’s Stefano Pilati in a nautical mood. So when the label commissioned Maciek Kobielski to shoot an atmospheric video for the collection, the coast is just where he went. Kobielski shot Eniko Mihalik in Cannes for the su… Continue reading

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Hot-Rodding With Prada

Steven Meisel shot the Spring ‘12 Prada ad campaign in the most sensible place for the hot-rodding, fins-and-taillights collection: a gas station. Now here’s your first look at the accompanying video campaign, with Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Guinevere Van Seenus, Meghan Collison, Ymre Stiekema, and newcomer Katryn Kruger all strutting their stuff. Baby, you can [...] Continue reading

Posted in Elise Crombez, Guinevere Van Seenus, Katryn Kruger, Meghan Collison, Model behavior, Natasha Poly, Spring '12, Steven Meisel, Ymre Stiekema | Tagged | Leave a comment

20-Year-Old Newcomer Matthew Terry Raises The Bar—In His Underwear, Naturally

Twenty-year-old newcomer Matthew Terry bares (almost) all for Calvin Klein’s new underwear campaign. Continue reading

Posted in Arran Sly, Calvin Klein Underwear Bold, Chris Garavaglia, Matthew Terry, Model behavior, Myles Crosby, Steven Klein | Leave a comment

Lane’s Trifecta

For its latest Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed campaign, Lane Crawford cast another group of Asian models. This time around, the retailer tapped a Chinese trio: actress Li Bingbing, Chinese It girl Chen Ran, and model Sui He, to show off the latest pieces from brands like Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, and Balenciaga. [...] Continue reading

Posted in Chen Ran, Lane Crawford, Li Bingbing, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Model behavior, Nick Knight, Sui He | Leave a comment

Prepping A New Class Of Models For Their Runway Debuts

As a new model, how do you prepare for your first-ever New York fashion week? For those eager, lanky teenagers just recently thrown into the fashion vortex, no piece of advice falls on deaf ears. On Wednesday afternoon, New York Model Management, which represents notables like Melissa Tammerijn, Sui He, and Lisanne de Jong, held [...] Continue reading

Posted in Amira Ahmed, Daphne Groeneveld, John Pfeiffer, Marihenny Rivera Pasible, Model behavior, Steven Kolb | Leave a comment

Givenchy’s Girls

The runway at Givenchy’s menswear show is rarely a boys-only affair. Riccardo Tisci’s show today was no different—underneath those crystal septum nose rings, we spotted Joan Smalls, Lakshmi Menon, and Ana Claudia Michels strutting to… Continue reading

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Givenchy’s Girls

The runway at Givenchy’s menswear show is rarely a boys-only affair. Riccardo Tisci’s show today was no different—underneath those crystal septum nose rings, we spotted Joan Smalls, Lakshmi Menon, and Ana Claudia Michels strutting to… Continue reading

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Miranda Kerr For Bally Spring ‘12

Miranda Kerr and puppies: Who could resist either of those? Not Bally—the label enlisted the Victoria’s Secret Angel, along with Julia Stegner, Cedric Bihr, Robert Konjic, and a pack of adorable pups, to star in its Spring ‘12 ad campaign, shot by Norman Jean Roy. The photos, taken at Gstaad Palace Hotel in Switzerland’s Bernese [...] Continue reading

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Natasha Poly And Daria Strokous For Jil Sander Spring ‘12

Natasha Poly is on a roll with Spring campaigns. The Russian-born model scored a coveted spot in Steven Meisel’s Prada ad and is the star of this season’s Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed Dsquared² campaign. She’s also the face of Proenza Schouler’s just-released Spring ‘12 campaign, featuring their forties-inspired collection. Now, add Jil Sander to [...] Continue reading

Posted in Daria Strokous, Jil Sander, Model behavior, Natasha Poly, Proenza Schouler, Raf Simons, Spring '12, Willy Vanderperre | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gisele Glow

A few photos of Gisele Bündchen’s Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ‘12 ad campaign debuted at the end of December, but this morning the label released more images with the Brazilian beauty standing alongside model Noah Mills. (”I couldn’t see any other man standing by Gisele’s side, equaling her force and sensuality and maintaining her unaltered elegance,” [...] Continue reading

Posted in Gisele Bundchen, Massimiliano Giornetti, Mikael Jansson, Model behavior, Noah Mills, salvatore ferragamo | Leave a comment

Modelinia’s 2011 Style Awards

The Golden Globe and SAG nominations have been announced, and now, in the spirit of awards season, Modelinia has handed out a few honors of its own to this year’s hottest catwalkers. For its first-ever Style Awards, Modelinia judged models in five categories: Hottest Red Look, Biggest Risk Taker, Best Red Carpet Glam, Best Accessorizer, [...] Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Frida Gustavsson, Gisele Bundchen, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Model behavior, Modelinia, Natalia Vodianova | Leave a comment

Gymnastics In Chanel

Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw might be a little too tall for gymnastics, but Karl Lagerfeld decided to give them a shot anyways for his Spring ‘12 Chanel campaign. To Smalls’ and de Brauw’s credit, they’re looking in great form perched on those uneven bars, in their matching white Chanel pencil skirts and cropped [...] Continue reading

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Mariacarla Boscono For YSL Spring ‘12

Yesterday, YSL released the first photos of Mariacarla Boscono, the star of the label’s Spring ‘12 ad campaign, creative-directed by Stefano Pilati and shot by David Sims in London. Above, check out exclusive, previously unreleased images f… Continue reading

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One To Watch: Katryn Kruger

Prada’s Spring ‘12 Steven Meisel-lensed ad campaign was released yesterday, and unlike last season, when casting director Ashley Brokaw cast unknowns like Kelly Mittendorf, Ondria Hardin, and Antonia Wesseloh, the blonde and brunettes in this campaign—Natasha Poly, Kati Nescher, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema, and Meghan Collison, included—are more familiar faces. One name, however, was new [...] Continue reading

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The Season Of Nescher?

We first spotted Kati Nescher treading the boards at the Spring ‘12 shows, walking for labels like Marni (where she opened and closed), YSL, Celine, and Stella McCartney and eventually earning her place among our Top Ten Models of the season. Though she’s older than most of her catwalk compatriots (at 27) and, like fellow [...] Continue reading

Posted in Celine, David Benjamin Sherry, Juergen Teller, Kati Nescher, Louis Vuitton, Model behavior, Pringle of Scotland, Steven Meisel | Leave a comment

Hanneli’s New Assignment: Rag & Bone

For the latest in its DIY Campaign—which has already commissioned top models like Sasha Pivovarova, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, and Abbey Lee Kershaw to turn the camera on themselves—Rag & Bone sought out a model whose catwalk years are mostly behind her. These days, Hanneli Mustaparta is more often found shooting top girls at shows [...] Continue reading

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Über Auermann

German model Nadja Auermann rose to supe-level stardom in the nineties alongside the Cindys, Claudias, and Christys of the world—with whom she starred in the iconic Avedon Versace campaign—but has largely left the runways in recent years, preferring to focus on her acting career and family. But for Markus Ebner, editor in chief of the [...] Continue reading

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An Angel, Shot On Location In Heaven

Candice Swanepoel’s tightrope walk between capital-F fashion and Victoria’s Secret stardom continues. The gorgeous South African is the latest model to take the reins (and the camera) for Rag & Bone’s ongoing DIY campaign, joining the ranks of Lily Aldridge, Sasha Pivovarova, Miranda Kerr, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Abbey Lee Kershaw. For her assignment, Swanepoel shot [...] Continue reading

Posted in Abbey Lee Kershaw, Candice Swanepoel, Edita Vilkeviciute, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Model behavior, Sasha Pivovarova | Leave a comment

Walking The Walk, Then Sketching It, Too

“Some girls read books, listen to music, or chat on their BlackBerry. But I sketch backstage and during castings, because we are all bored and anxious and need something to relax us or calm our nerves,” model Naomi Preizler explains. (In the 21-year-old Argentine’s case, those castings are for the likes of Chanel, Alexander Wang, [...] Continue reading

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Angels Among Us

“To walk the Victoria’s Secret show is obviously every American girl’s dream. I feel pretty lucky to have crossed that one off my bucket list at such a young age,” 19-year-old Karlie Kloss (above) said yesterday after her Angel debut, at the VS after-party at the Dream Downtown. “I got to dance with Adam Levine [...] Continue reading

Posted in Adam Levine, Alessandra Ambrosio, Anne Vyalitsina, Candice Swanepoel, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Joan Smalls, Kanye West, Karlie Kloss, Karmen Pedaru, Maroon 5, Miranda Kerr, Model behavior, Sui He | Leave a comment

Up Close and Personal with Our Top Ten New Models

As a rookie model walking the global circuit for the first time, you quickly learn that you’re expected to pose on demand anytime for anyone. And with every cell phone now equipped with a camera, anyone and everyone is prepared to make a demand. The young catwalkers who made the cut for our Top [...] Continue reading

Posted in Erjona Ala, Jasmine Tookes, Julia Frauche, Marihenny Rivera Pasible, Marte Mei van Haaster, Model behavior | Leave a comment

Coco For Cambodia

Coco Rocha essentially took this season off in terms of the runway, walking exclusively for Zac Posen in New York and Giorgio Armani in Milan. But Rocha was far from out of service during fashion month. She’s been hard at work putting the final touches on her forthcoming documentary Letters to Haiti (making its New [...] Continue reading

Posted in Behati Prinsloo, Caroline Trentini, coco rocha, Iman, Model behavior, Nigel Barker, Senhoa | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Victoria’s Secret Angels Are Ready For The Holidays

The annual Victoria’s Secret runway spectacular (complete with a performance by Kanye West this year) is just around the corner on November 29. In the meantime, VS is rolling out its holiday campaign. For the TV ad, debuting this Sunday during Desperate Housewives, director Michael Bay filmed Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, and Erin [...] Continue reading

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Milla Jovovich, Calendar Girl

As far as coveted calendars go, Pirelli is still the pinnacle, but it’s facing ever tougher competition from the oversized version put out annually by the Italian spirit Campari. The liquor label has tapped its fair share of gorgeous women (and one man—Benicio Del Toro) to take a starring role, and this year, Milla Jovovich [...] Continue reading

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Who What Wen

Liu Wen has been on top of the modeling game for a few years now (she is currently ranked #6 on Models.com), so she’s a seasoned vet when it comes to fashion month madness. Wen walked in 50 major shows for Spring 2012, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Balmain, and Proenza Schouler, and chronicled some behind-the-scenes moments, [...] Continue reading

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Kerr & Bone

Following in the footsteps of Karolina Kurkova and Carolyn Murphy, Miranda Kerr is the latest star of Rag & Bone’s DIY project. Kerr was photographed wearing the Rag & Bone JEAN collection by her friend and fellow model Lily Aldridge, while the two were in New York for work. “We were dancing to her iPod [...] Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law

The Rag & Bone guerrilla campaign continues apace, with the release this week of the latest in its models-by-models series: Carolyn Murphy. Following in the footsteps of Karolina Kurkova (who was shot in Ischia by Helena Christensen), Murphy test-drives the Rag & Bone JEAN collection while vacationing with her family. “I shot the photos between [...] Continue reading

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Catwalk Watch: Natalie Joos

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Ronson, Gertrud Hegelund, Josefien Rodermans, Kelly Mittendorf, Model behavior, Natalie Joos, Yigal Azrouel | Leave a comment

Catwalk Watch: Andrew Weir

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

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Catwalk Watch: Michelle Lee

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

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Catwalk Watch: James Scully

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

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Catwalk Watch: Ashley Brokaw

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

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Catwalk Watch: Angus Munro And Noah Shelley

Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share [...] Continue reading

Posted in Angus Munro, Corinna Ingenleuf, Erjona Ala, Juliane Gruner, Model behavior, Noah Shelley | Leave a comment