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Posted on: 2010/02/26

Prada F/W 10 via TFS (soymilkfreak)
the prada opener
Samantha Gradoville is with IMG worlwide.
Ph David Bellemere via TFS
PONY RYDER: Samantha, ammm, how would you describe your style?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I would describe my style as a sort of hippie/rocker. I really just like being comfortable and wearing what ever I feel like at the time. I don't wear heels any longer than I have too. And I tend to wear a lot of black. I always end up buying things in black, just because I know it will go with everything else in my closet, its a terrible cycle, I know.

Ph David Bellemere via TFS
PONY RYDER: Where do you shop for your clothes?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I love vintage shops! I hate it when I see someone wearing the same thing as me!! Buying clothes from a vintage store guarantees that that will never happen. And plus I actually like searching around the store for that really cool find. Other than that I also like shopping at Zara, Top Shop, H&M, American Apparel..

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PONY RYDER: What brand of high heels that you own is your favorite but is also the most comfortable?SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: That would be my new Miu Miu's!! They are a bunch of studded lines and swirls and for being so tall, they are extremely comfortable. I wear them all the time.

PONY RYDER: What eyewear brand are you wearing most often?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: My boyfriend just got me these beautiful gold Oakley sunglasses, and I love them. They make the grass the greener, the sky look bluer..and everything is so crisp and clear, it's awesome!!
NEXT modelwire via TFS (CharlottefromCA)

PONY RYDER: Do you do any sports or do you stay in shape simply with a healthy diet?SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I used to do a lot of sports: volleyball, swimming, basketball, softball, track.. I don't really have the time or the means to go about playing them all again.
But to stay in shape I try to simply watch what I eat and get enough sleep at night. I get my exercise from running around to my castings daily. But I'll also sometimes go for long walks if I have the time. It a great way to see the city.

PONY RYDER: When you first started modeling, did you have perfect measurements?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I have always been naturally thin and tall (thanks mom and dad!!) but as I got older, I got a little bit more shape to my body and now I know I can't eat anything and everything, like I used to.
NEXT modelwire via TFS (CharlottefromCA)

PONY RYDER: Tell us about your favorite body products…?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I always wash my face at night and I use a scrub about every other night. I mositurize my face every morning before I do anything else. It makes me feel more awake and I use body lotion on certain dry spots, like my knees and elbows. I really like the St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and this exfoliating treatment a friend gave me called ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville.
PONY RYDER: What do you eat for breakfast?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: It really depends from day to day. Usually just a bowl of cereal and some milk. Or, if Im working that day, whatever they feed us on set.

Staying in New York, I am actually really getting into bagels right now. So sometimes I'll treat myself to a toasted cinnamon raisen with cream cheese with some orange juice.

PONY RYDER: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: My favorite fast food place would have to be Taco Bell. I have loved that place ever since I can remember. And since I’m vegetarian, not many fast food restaurants have no-meat options, but with Taco Bell, I just substitute beans for the beef or chicken, and voila! Amazing
PONY RYDER: Your favorite Juice?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I love just your typical Jamba Juice. I really love any of their smoothies, they all taste amazing. I also like the little boosts you can add to your smoothie too, like extra protein for vegetarians, or a vitamin C boost is your feeling a bit sick.

PONY RYDER: How do you maintain yours skin?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I have to thank my parents for giving me some great genes, because my makeup and skincare routine are very minimal. I always moisturize in the morning with Dove Moisture Facial Lotion.

I use mineral powder makeup instead of foundation. It allows your skin to breathe more during the day, and it looks more natural as well.

At night I make sure I wash my face. I usually use Clean and Clear Morning Burst. I know it says you’re supposed to use it in the morning, but I actually prefer to use it before I go to bed.

Every other day I use a face scrub to feel a bit refreshed. And in the summer I use a toner as well, in the winter my faces is already so dry from the weather I don’t need it.

PONY RYDER: Dove moisturizer is your favorite?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I really like Dove Moisture. It moisturizes my skin without leaving it really oily and sticky, I hate that.. And every store seems to carry it too, so whenever I run out it's not a problem.
PONY RYDER: Switching from summer to winter is stressful for skin. Do you change moisturizers at that time?
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I usually try to use a moisturizer with a little bit of SPF in the summer, even if I don’t plan on being outside for a long period of time, its still a nice and easy way to protect your skin. In the winter, I use a bit stronger moisturizer, especially in New York! It gets so cold and windy.

PONY RYDER: What make up remover do you use?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I generally use those make up wipes, any brand of them works for me. My skin isn’t overly sensitive so it doesn’t really matter. I usually try to get most of the makeup off with the wipes and then I’ll wash my face with a cleanser, put toner on, and maybe later some moisturizer if my skin feels too dry.
Ph David Bellemere via TFS
PONY RYDER: What is inside your make up bag?

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I always put on mascara and chap stick, especially in the winter, my lips get so dry!! In my make up bag I have mineral powder, some cover up, blush, clear mascara, some eyeliner, black eye shadow, and black mascara. Just the essentials really..

PONY RYDER: And you don't use foundation...

SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: I actually don’t wear foundation. For me, it’s too heavy to wear every day. I use a mineral makeup powder; it adds a little coverage without being too much. When I have a day off of working the last thing I want to do is coat my skin with more foundation!!
PONY RYDER: The best advice that make up artist gave you is...
SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE: Drink more water!! I recently had a makeup artist tell me she could tell I was thirsty at the end of my shoot simply because of the way the makeup was laying on my face.

She said it was easy to tell the difference between the beginning of the shoot, and afterwards. I hadn’t been drinking much and my skin had gotten dehydrated.

She also told me that during the winter, you should start drinking more water to avoid your lips from getting chapped.

Ph David Bellemere via TFS

Interview with Samantha Gradoville is original work by Pony Ryder.


Posted on: 2010/02/23


Piercing Blue


Jaco Van Den Hoven is with BANANAS Paris, Why Not Milan & REPUBLIC Amsterdam



Posted on: 2010/02/21

LYOKA TYAGNEREVA (One NY & LMA Russia) is a new face of the HERVE LEGER spring 2010 Ad Campaign done by photographer Chad Pitman.

PONY RYDER: We looooooooved the campaign Lyoka. What did you like the best?
LYOKA TYAGNEREVA: I liked the styling a lot. All the dresses are amazing! Herve Leger dresses are one of the most beautiful ones. Each one is a piece of art. And the most important thing - they fit me perfectly!
Usually on the shoots you clamp the clothing so it's tight but these dresses were indeed a small size! I just felt a bit sorry for them - when we put them on and off, since I was all covered with tan and it leaves traces on the dresses. Though we were extremely neet and did a good job.

The set itself was also amazing. It looks like a desert but in fact it's a studio shoot. Many handymen prepared it days before the shoot - they put a pile of sand on the floor, let it dry, flattened it and were raking off the traces during the whole shoot.

IVANA: in demand

Posted on: 2010/02/19

Ivana is with IM studio (mother agency), Elite Milano, Place Hamburg, Union London, La Agencia Barcelona, D Model Agency Athens


LINDSEY WIXSON: the lost images

Posted on: 2010/02/18

LINDSEY WIXSON by Ph. Randall Slavin


Lindsey Wixson is with Marilyn NY.

LYNDSEY SCOTT: top of the top

Posted on: 2010/02/16

Lyndsey Scott (Click NY) is in the new March 2010 W Magazine shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Camilla Nickerson.



AMANDA NORGAARD: the interview

Posted on: 2010/02/14

scoop (via TFS)


The Delight

Amanda Nørgaard is with SUPREME NY & Viva London & Scoop


PONY RYDER: Amanda, did you ever think you could model prior to being scouted?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: No, not at all! When I got scouted I really didn’t take it serious at all, I mean, I always had this look at myself as this kind of awkward bird-looking girl, with too long arms. And the fact that I’m not 1.80, didn’t really do anything to “the model-thought”. So I was actually kind of chocked when Scoop signed me straight away.

PONY RYDER: Has your idea of fashion world changed since you entered it?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: It has, before I really entered international this summer, I didn’t know how much it takes, until I came to Paris for the first time – there were 1000 of models and I really wondered how I would ever get a chance for ANYTHING.. But you really need to bring yourself into everything you’re doing and just be yourself.

PONY RYDER: Which virtues do you think a model should have in order to be successful?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Besides all the body-facts, I think it’s really important you’re just yourself and always keep both legs on the ground and be modest all the time.

via TFS LasseNord

PONY RYDER: You seem like a cool edgy girl. If I was going to ask your friends what kind a person you are, what would they tell me?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Haha, shit I don’t know. Well, my friends are my family. I will do anything for them. I’m super-caring and always ready for tea and talk and the other hand always up for teenage-fun.

Scoop showcard

PONY RYDER: So you are into movies... How come?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Yes indeed, movies mean a lot to me. My dad makes movies and since I was little he shown me “good movies”.
PONY RYDER: Are you more into Hollywood Film Scene or European cinematography?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: I’m definitely more into the European movie style, but sometimes it can get too much and you just need to put your brain on standby with a good blockbuster. I’m still laughing at The Hangover, been watching it 4 times now.

SUPREME showcards

PONY RYDER: What is your favorite film?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: The Dreamers, because it’s simply genius. Saw it for the first time with my friend when we were 13. We just took it because of the cover, with Théo, Matthew and Isabelle in the bathtub. But I’ve been watching it about 20 times now.
I always get a new perspective out of it. Another way to see their world and the world through their eyes. I feel so much more clever and enriched after watching it. I get goose bumps just to think about it. I could talk about it for hours.

PONY RYDER: So Bernardo Bertolucci... Any other favorite director?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Bertolucci, Jarmusch and Kubrick. They all made movies who made me think and wonder. There are so many unsaid things in their movies, so much between the lines and I can’t stop analyzing or think after one of their movies. It’s so fascinating. It took me 14 days to watch “Dead Man” because it was so heavy to get through. But I was thrilled when it was done.


PONY RYDER: How important is it for the world that Brad and Angelina may break up?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Not important at all. Couldn’t care less. But it’s really important to me how Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart stand ;)

PONY RYDER: Are you on Team Jen or Team Angie?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: I’m definitely a Team Jen!!

PONY RYDER: Do you think modeling comes naturally to you, because you understand acting and film in general?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: No doubt. If it weren’t for the ballet I wouldn’t have the same control of my body. Now it’s just all natural, so that have been really helpful!

via mikas (TFS)

PONY RYDER: You always dominate the editorials when it comes to editorials with more girls. And you have a great stare non stop. Any advice for good posing?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: First of all, thanks a lot! Well I like to make have a history and feeling before shooting, in that way I can put myself into a certain kind of role and in that way it’s way easier for me to work the expressions and the body language. And yeah, just have fun with it! Have a good time and enjoy!

Ph. Camilla Akrans Harper's Bazaar feb 010

PONY RYDER: Of all the photographers you’ve worked with, who would you like to shoot with again?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Oh gosh, all of them! ; ) If I have to choose one… it must be Camilla Akrans. I learned a lot and I really like how Harpers Bazaar came out. She’s an amazing photographer!

Chanel SS/10 via TFS (lanvinray)

PONY RYDER: How important is the height when it comes to modeling. As you know, and as we know - not all the girls are 1,80 are they?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Well, I think the height has become less important. But the body proportions are indeed really important.
If the over-all frame is right you can easier look taller on pictures and on the runway! But still us smaller people struggle a little more at shows and so, but as long as we’re keeping our chin up, it will be alright ; )

Bruno Pieters S/S via TFS (stefanelle)

PONY RYDER: From all the shows you did for the spring summer season 2010 (last season), which one describes your personal style? What are the collections we should definitely check out?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Was about to say Rodarte, but I didn’t do that one, hehe. But I will say the dark and black part of the Fendi collection. That really stood out to me and I would easily wear it all and Bruno Pieters, I really like his minimalism and the transparent clothes were simply amazing.

Ph. Max Farago for TOPSHOP

PONY RYDER: Where do you usually shop for your clothes? Topshop maybe?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Of course I do TOPSHOP, but in Denmark the choice of the collection aren’t that good at all, but I’m always paying visit when I’m in London. H&M is of course!
But I prefer to buy my clothes vintage, it’s so much fun to go hunt clothes, were you know every third girl you’ll meet won’t have the same. And during the summer time I can go around flea markets for hours!

Ph. Max Farago for TOPSHOP

PONY RYDER: Seriously, how was Topshop Experience for you? What did you think about styling?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: It was such a good experience. I had an amazing day, with so much fun. There was such a good spirit around the whole team and everything just went so easy! I really liked the styling, especially the Down Town collection with the long dresses, was so cool!


PONY RYDER: How about Vero Moda. Do you also shop there?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: It’s a long time since I’ve been in Vero Moda, but they sure have some good pieces.

PONY RYDER: How did you like Vero Moda Fashion Show?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: The show was so much fun! It was LOCA!


PONY RYDER: All Stars shoes. What color is your choice?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Blue! Or maybe black? Gotta get some new one, thanks for reminding me ;) via TFS Bianca

PONY RYDER: What are you wearing here?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Yeah, that’s actually one of my best flea market scoop! I got it for 10 Dkk, which is around 2 dollars!! But not a certain kind of brand, of course ;)

Scoop polaroid

PONY RYDER: Which moisturizer and cleanser do you use?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: I use REN moisturizer, for sensitive skin and after the Chanel show, where I got a goodie bag with Chanel cleansers; I’ve been using the cleansing milk and water. It’s really awsome.

PONY RYDER: The best advice you have been given concerning beauty?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Moisturize your skin and don’t pick your eyebrows!

Ph. Andreas Ohlund

PONY RYDER: Your choice of foundation...
AMANDA NøRGAARD: I use some MAC concealer and mix it with my day cream.

PONY RYDER: What do you have in your make up bag?

  • Carmex lipbalm
  • Avène waterspray
  • MAC concealer
  • MAC eyeliner in the color Duck (better know as brown I guess..)
  • Eyebrow fix from Danish brand Tromborg
  • Brown eye shadow from Sephora
  • A really dark purple lipstick from MAC
  • Maxfactor mascara.

PONY RYDER: Your choice of make up remover...
AMANDA NøRGAARD: Vaseline. Its super good and not irritating my eyes, but it still removes it all!

MIU MIU SS2010 (via TFS lanvinray)

PONY RYDER: What brand of shampoo do you use?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: Some kind of Paul Mitchell? It smelled good and is apparently without bad stuff. But to be honest I really don’t care about my hair, the only thing I do for it, is to eat oatmeal. My mum always said it was good for the hair..

PONY RYDER: How do you stay in shape?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: Pilates! Just my type of sport, not to much running around and it you still build long and sleek muscles. and it clears my mind as well, you really need to focus on everything! And of course dancing around day and night!

PONY RYDER: Do you miss ballet? What type of “sports” do you like doing now?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: I danced for 11 years, so every time I hear classic music, I get creeps and just feel like dancing until I’m out of air. But I want to start classes when I go back to NYC, that’s my goal, at least.
Besides the ballet I like pilates, all kind of dancing, yoga and NIA, which is like a mixture between combat sport, yoga and dance. It’s all about having fun and let go of your mind. But seeing it from the outside it looks crazy as hell. 20 ladies, young or old, dancing around, screaming and laughing. Oh well…

Versus S/S 10 Milan via TFS (Bianca - wwd)

PONY RYDER: Do you pay attention to what you eat?

AMANDA NøRGAARD: 50/50, as model you need to pay attention, not only for your body, but also for your skin. So I do care but not in a hysterical way. I just enjoy eating healthy and always been eating healthy at home. My mum is awesome in a kitchen!

PONY RYDER: So, what is your favorite MCDonalds meal?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: Big Tasty, Big Mac or just Happy meal! That depends on the situation!
PONY RYDER: Did you survive?
AMANDA NøRGAARD: I’m always surviving, been a pleasure!
PONY RYDER: LOL. (the best survivor song for you is…)
AMANDA NøRGAARD: ... Survivor song… Must be:
  • “Guns of Brixton” with The Clash,
  • “Horses” with Patti Smith
  • “Farewell to the Fairground” White lies.

scoop via TFS




Posted on: 2010/02/10

Screen legend Joan Collins reprises the role of Dynasty's Alexis for a NEW CAMPAIGN!

Collins teams up with jewelry designer Alexis Bittar and photographer Anthony Maule for a series of stunning photos.

Alexis Bittar's jewelery was featured in VOGUE, NUMERO, ELLE & on the red carpet.










Posted on: 2010/02/09



A worldwide search for fresh faces and new styles for Benetton's 2010 campaign.




- 100 of you will be published in Benetton's new book and go on a 200 euro shopping spree.
- Benetton will fly 20 of you to New York to be in their 2010 Fall/Winter catalogue.
- You'll spend an unforgettable week in the city and work with top fashion photographer Josh Olins.


JENEIL WILLIAMS: the interview

Posted on: 2010/02/04

Loewe SS 2010 v magazine via TFS

Jeneil Williams is with NY model management & Nathalie Paris

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE mag

PONY RYDER: How would you describe your childhood in Jamaica?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: It was hard; I was forced to grow up really fast.

PONY RYDER: What made you enter the model search?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: My family encouraged me to enter the model search and I always wanted to model so I just entered.

Tim R Photography

PONY RYDER: Jeneil, how did you feel the first time you landed in NY?

JENEIL WILLIAMS: When I first got here it was really amazing because it was my dream to get an agency in New York City. My mother agent took me around to meet with all of the agencies in New York and I ended up signing with New York Models – who I had met with in Jamaica during the model contest. I love my agency and New York. I have met incredible people and love this city!

Teen Vogue, ph Daniel Jackson

PONY RYDER: We heard that you have a really warm personality. How do you deal with arrogance from other people?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: Arrogance comes with jealousy and I ignore them.

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE mag

PONY RYDER: Jeneil, you just landed a cover of LOVE magazine! Did you feel any pressure to be working with the very legends?JENEIL WILLIAMS: I was excited and a bit nervous to be working with such amazing and talented people. Katie Grand was so nice on set and made me feel really comfortable. Everyone was so much fun and so cool.

PONY RYDER: Did you know that you would have to do some nude shots before accepting the job?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: Yes I knew that it was going to be a nude shoot – I am very happy with my body so I had no problem doing it. via TFS

PONY RYDER: How would you describe your personal style?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: Very relaxed and comfortable.
PONY RYDER: What are the best clothing pieces you own?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: I just bought myself an Hermes Birkin bag which im really excited about and I love my Helmut Lang jeans and a really great Narcisco Rodriguez jacket.

PONY RYDER: You walked a lot of shows. Which show or designer influenced your style?JENEIL WILLIAMS: All of the designers are great – I think every show has influenced my personal style.
Live stream Louis Vuitton

PONY RYDER: Do you still crave for that Louis Vuitton bag from last season?

JENEIL WILLIAMS: Yes I am still craving so bad over that bag it was amazing!!

PONY RYDER: What are your must haves for this spring?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: I still want my Louis Vuitton bag!! Balenciaga has a jacket I really want; Victoria’s secret has amazing bikini’s I can’t wait to buy…

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE mag

PONY RYDER: As we all saw, you have an amazing body! Do you owe it all to Pilates, or do you do some other type of exercise as well?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: No I owe most of it to track and field; I used to do track back in high school.

PONY RYDER: How often per week do you do Pilates?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: I do pilates now to tone up at least twice a week.

PONY RYDER: Do you exfoliate, scrub and use body lotions as well? What's your ritual?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: Yes I cleanse and exfoliate everynight and I use a facial mask every now and again. I love Jergen’s lotion with a mix of Johnson’s baby gel.

NY mgmt showcard

PONY RYDER: How do you like your coffee?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: I like it black and I always go to Starbucks wherever I am.

PONY RYDER: When you’re in NY, do you cook yourself, or do you mostly eat out?JENEIL WILLIAMS: I do cook myself, I get my groceries from Whole foods and I cook mainly seafood.

Ryan Scott

PONY RYDER: What is your favorite moisturizer?JENEIL WILLIAMS: I still use the same things as when I was a little kid - I love Jergen’s and Johnson and Johnson baby oil.

PONY RYDER: What is inside your make up bag?
JENEIL WILLIAMS: I love MAC lipgloss and their make-up remover is amazing!!

PONY RYDER: Lots of girls of color have problems with the hair. How do you deal with yours?

JENEIL WILLIAMS: My hair is really short so it is easy to manage. A lot of times at shows they don’t do anything to it, except sleek it back

Nikola Tamindzic via TFS

PONY RYDER: We can not finish this interview without knowing, who is your favorite musician?JENEIL WILLIAMS: LADY GAGA
NYMM/Ford Europe
Interview with fashion model Jeneil Williams is original work by Pony Ryder.

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