Sunday, 18 July 2010

Model Spotlight:Joan Smalls

I first spotted Joan when I poured over images of the Givenchy Couture presentation. There's something about her, she's definitely one to watch! Joan has been modelling for a little while, she was signed to Elite back in 2007, but got her big break after leaving Elite and signing with IMG late last year. A few months later, she walked the Givenchy couture show as an exclusive. She then went to walk in the Anna Sui, Gucci, Burberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino Autumn/Winter shows. Since then, she's been shot by the likes of Meisel and Demarchelier and become one of the faces of Gucci. She seems like a favourite of Givenchy, as well as being in two couture shows, she is also in the Autumn/Winter campaign shot by Mert and Marcus.  


Height: 5'10.5
Bust: 33
Waist: 24
Hips: 34
Shoe: 10
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown




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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Model Spotlight: Lais Ribeiro

Brazilian (relative) newcomer Lais Ribeiro is touted as the 'next big thing' and the 'new Gisele' by many in the fashion industry. That's a hell of a lot of expectations on the pretty 19 year old's shoulders, especially since she was only signed by her agency, Woman, earlier this year and has only done one season of runway shows. I say only, but Lais walked for Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Proenza, Versace, Alberta Ferretti. Gucci, Cavalli. Dior, Galliano and Givenchy to name but a few! The is without a doubt one of the prettiest models I've seen for a long time. Her face is flawlessly stunning. She also has a very versatile look from the runway images I've seen. What do you think of Lais? 


Backstage images


Runway images

* Source The Cut
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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Model Spotlight: Karlie Kloss


Seventeen year old Karlie Kloss is already a sensation. Her resume to date is rather impressive for someone so young, her first shoot was for Teen Vogue at the tender age of 14! She's spends part of her life as a regular high-school student and the other part as one of the most in demand models in the industry, last year she was the most photographed model for American Vogue.


She is a catwalk favourite, she studied ballet for 6 years before becoming a model so she has natural poise and grace. She's also racked up an impressive number of editorials, in some images her literally leaps out of the page at you. It's no surprise that many big names in the industry have pegged her as the next American supermodel.


One of the nicest facts I've learnt about her is that she loves baking, she baked Alexander Wang cookies when she went to a fitting! How adorable is that? 


"She's a chameleon," says Dior designer John Galliano. "She becomes this other creature in front of the lens. She thinks about her role, her pose, her part. She's able to step in front of [photographer] Steven Meisel and all of us and be totally in control and self-assured, delivering pose after perfect pose".


"She's my lucky closer," says Jason Wu, who has assigned her the coveted finale spot at his show for the past four seasons straight. "She has such presence. You see so many girls who are so young; it's not very often that you find one with Karlie's poise. I don't think we've seen that since the supermodel days." Galliano agrees, "She has a frisson of old-school glamour."

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