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Darla Baker and Kim McCullough: ALL I WANT FOR...

Posted on: 2010/12/30

DARLA BAKER & KIMBERLY McCULLOUGH ++ models @ MODE MODELS Canada
EXCLUSIVE


PONY RYDER:  What would you like to receive for the Xmas?
DARLA BAKER: Havn't had time to think about it....oooo socks! A Xmas must.

PONY RYDER:  Which book is on your MUST READ list?
DARLA BAKER: George Orwells 1984

PONY RYDER:  Your favorite Xmas Carol is … ?
DARLA BAKER: “Im gonna lasso Santa Claus” by Brenda Lee

PONY RYDER:  The song you can’t stop listening to at the moment is…
DARLA BAKER: Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. Kept me awake while I was working in India.



PONY RYDER:What makes you happy about Xmas?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: Christmas lights!

PONY RYDER: What is your favorite Xmas Carol?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: Santa Baby

PONY RYDER:How about a film?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: How the Grinch stole Christmas

PONY RYDER: What is your favorite holiday dessert?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: My grandmas apple pie which I'll never be able to top!

PONY RYDER:And finally, what do you want for Xmas?
KIM MCCULLOUGH:Burton snowboard boots, Dragon goggles, and a sandbox helmet!


(Info: Interview took place just before Christmas holidays) 

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Posted on: 2010/12/20


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KLARA K.: NEW FACE @ MD MGMT

Posted on: 2010/12/18

KLARA K. ++ MODEL @ MD MANAGEMENT (GERMANY) ++ Traffic Barcelona ++ FM Models London
   
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KIM MCCULLOUGH: the interview

Posted on: 2010/12/15

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

KIM MCCULLOUGH: " The Perfect choice"

@ IMG NY
@ Mode Models Canada (m/a)


HEIGHT 5' 10 1/2 BUST 33 WAIST 23 HIPS 34 DRESS 4 HAIR Dark Brown EYES Brown




PONY RYDER: Kim or Kimberly?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: Mostly Kimberly, but my close friends say my middle name too, Kimberly Jane.

PONY RYDER: So Kimberly Jane, how did you start modeling?

KIM MCCULLOUGH: Dayton from mode models in Edmonton scouted me. I was excited, but I was young so my mom was very nervous. We were just about to go on vacation though, so we made an appointment for when we got back!


Greg Kadel for Numero


PONY RYDER: What was your favorite show so far?

KIM MCCULLOUGH: I would have to say Pringle of Scotland for SS 2010 because I got to close the show and I love the casting directors!

PONY RYDER: And editorial work?

KIM MCCULLOUGH: I shot for Número a few years ago and I think it was my favorite because it was the first big thing. I got to shoot in NY and with an amazing photographer, Greg Kadel.



mode models Kim's portfolio


PONY RYDER: What do you usually have for breakfast?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: A smoothie made with assorted fruit and vanilla soy milk.

PONY RYDER: What brand of cereals is your favorite?
KIM MCCULLOUGH:  Honey cluster fiber


Lady Dutch


PONY RYDER: Glee? 
KIM MCCULLOUGH: I hope nobody hates me for this, but I despise Glee!
PONY RYDER: What is on your IPOD at the moment?


KIM MCCULLOUGH:

Firework-Katy Perry
Grenade- Bruno Mars
Miami to Ibiza- Swedish house mafia


PONY RYDER: Rihanna or Beyonce?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: Rihanna, she's more current.

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PONY RYDER: What do you like using for maintaining your skin?
KIM MCCULLOUGH: Kiehls.

PONY RYDER: What did you learn from make-up artists? Give us a hint.
KIM MCCULLOUGH: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN!!!

PONY RYDER: It’s winter! Do you ski?

KIM MCCULLOUGH: I snowboard and I guess I'm pretty decent.

JUD BIRZA: the survivor

Jud Birza ++ NEXT NY & Mother MGMT.
Photographed by Attilio D’Agostino.




Jud Birza a.k.a. Fabio is @ Survivor Nicaragua

Who doesn't want to watch Survivor Nicaragua when he is in it? Our Preferred winner. FABIO.

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DARLA BAKER: the interview

Posted on: 2010/12/13

DARLA BAKER ++ MODEL @ MODE MODELS (CANDADA) @ ELITE NY @ ACE GREECE @ WHY NOT MILANO

Mode Models

HEIGHT 5' 9 BUST 34 WAIST 24 HIPS 35 DRESS 4 HAIR Brown EYES Green


PONY RYDER: What do you remember about Chanel Couture – your debut show?
DARLA BAKER: Karl Lagerfeld, a painfully tight corset and it being really bright.


German Vogue October 2006

PONY RYDER: Do you prefer your Vogue Cover or French cover?
DARLA BAKER: The Vogue Cover.....shot in a beautifully preserved Sicilian village in Palermo, Sicily.

MIRAGE MAG

PONY RYDER: When you were in Paris, did you try escargots?
DARLA BAKER: Not in Paris but recently in Sardinia and it was - oh - so delicious.


PONY RYDER: How about oysters! People seem to be crazy about them, but not us… The flavor is too odd.
DARLA BAKER: They are Aphrodisiacs! I used to love them...but sadly I think I might have developed an allergy to shellfish :(

PONY RYDER: What’s your secret food indulgence?
DARLA BAKER: My food indulgences are not secret...they are gourmet.


MIRAGE MAG

PONY RYDER: Do you prefer Zara or H&M? Where is Mango in all that?
DARLA BAKER: If I had to choose, I guess H&M...hardly ever shop there but quite often will like what someone is wearing and they say H&M. Mango is a fruit.

PONY RYDER: What's your most recent purchase?

DARLA BAKER: Wood from the Hardware store....Redoing my bathroom.


PH. Nicholas Routzen / Fashion for Passion

PONY RYDER: How do you stay in shape?
DARLA BAKER: I have an incredible trainer and I like to run.

PONY RYDER: Do you have a favorite body lotion?
DARLA BAKER: Good old Nivea.


Elle Russia November 2010/ by Don Miller/ st: Daria Anichkina

PONY RYDER: How do you maintain your skin?
DARLA BAKER: I get facials, quit smoking, Drink lots of water, scrub once a week and Clinique toner before moisturizing, night and day.


PONY RYDER: Are you concentrated only on expensive skin products or do you also shop at drugstores?
DARLA BAKER: Drugstores in Europe have everything. But in the typical Duane Reade I like the brand Alba.


PONY RYDER: Beauty secrets?
DARLA BAKER: No secrets. Just sleep, water and moisturizing.


Jonas Bresnan for GRAZIA

PONY RYDER: What’s in your beauty bag at the moment?
DARLA BAKER: Tom Ford red lipstick, eyebrow gel and Elizabeth Arden 8hr creme.

PONY RYDER: Darla, what type of perfumes do you like, strong one or flower ones… which one do you use right now?
DARLA BAKER: Floral. My momma got me Vera Wangs Princess :)



PONY RYDER: Will you miss Oprah when she retires?
DARLA BAKER: Wasn’t aware....Don’t really watch TV... and I’m sure she’ll still be around...so no.


Mode Models

GET TO KNOW THEM: MICHAEL MENEGHETTI @ MODE

Posted on: 2010/12/10

MICHAEL MENEGHETTI ++ Agency Director @ Mode Models (Canada)

CURRENT POSITION:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
Agency Director Mode Models

YOUR FIRST JOB:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI
: Day Camp Counselor, yes.

MODE MODEL THAT IS MADE FOR VICTORIA'S SECRET RUNWAY… :
MICHAEL
MENEGHETTI: Anna Carter, Hannah Donker, Darla

NEW GIRLS AT MODE MODELS THAT WILL ROCK:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
Cole, Sam Ypma, Rena, Megan Martin, Kelsey Sirucek
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"FIRST THOUGHT ON..." BY MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
  • CHAD WHITE - Hilarious, always makes me smile
  • SIMON NESSMAN - Wait until you see next seasons campaigns, iconic.
  • TYLOR FUCHS - Worlds nicest guy
  • JULIA DUNSTALL – Great dancer
  • HEATHER MARKS - First big model I met, the warmest welcome. And she has the best raspy voice.

    THOUGHTS ON PLUS SIZE MODELING:
    MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
    Great, a welcome part of the industry.

LUDO THE PUG:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
Superstar, remember the name.

GLEE:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
LOVE, I plan my whole week around it.

FAVORITE GLEE CHARACTER & SONG:
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
Brittany “I think my cat’s reading my diary”, “I dreamed a dream” with Idina (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN)


5 MOST PLAYED TRACKS ON IPOD BY
MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:

Embarassing…
  • Monster- Kanye, JayZ and Nicki Minaj
  • Moment 4 Life- Nicki Minaj and Drake
  • Call your girlfriend- Robyn
  • Story of Us- Taylor Swift
  • Take Me or Leave me- Rent


    FAVORITE XMAS SONG:
    MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
    O Holy Night

    BEST XMAS DESSERT:
    MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
    Grandma’s shortbread cookies

    THIS XMAS YOU ARE HOPING TO GET:
    MICHAEL MENEGHETTI:
    That brownie pan from Oprah, “everybody gets an edge!!!”

HAIR TRENDS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW by MARKI SHKRELI

Posted on: 2010/12/08

MARKI SHKRELI : HAIRDRESSER & PHOTOGRAPHER

++ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FOR THE SEASON SS2011 ++ http://www.markishkreli.com/

PR: Marki, you've had a great season! You were working on major shows - Louis Vuitton, Alexander Mcqueen, Cavalli... just to name a few. How is it to work with Guido Palau? He is a creative genius when it comes to hairstyling.


MARKI SHKRELI: It was such a great pleasure to work with Guido.



PR: Cavalli celebrated it’s 40th anniversary. The hair was very Amazon hippie – if that exists.
MARKI SHKRELI:
Love the name you gave for the hair at Cavalli.


PR: Natalia Vodianova was also there! First of all, how did you like Natalia?

MARKI SHKRELI: Natalia is one of my favorite models and she seems very sweet and nice.



PR: Models at Cavalli had hair extensions. Do you work a lot with extensions? What are the best hair products to work with this type of hair?

MARKI SHKRELI: Yes, at the Cavalli show the models had hair extensions and on 80 percent of the shows we use hair extensions. Since the hair extensions are 100 percent human hair we can use the same products on them as we do on the models natural hair.
The best hair product to take out the extensions are any type of thickening spray since the alcohol in the spray expands and makes taking out the glued in hair extensions a breeze. I suggest using Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray.




PR: What do you think how old is too old for having long hair?

MARKI SHKRELI:
The question of how old is too old for having long hair is solely based on the Woman. I know women personally who are in their late 60s who have had the same length hair since they were 30. Also I know women who are 30 and keep going shorter and shorter as they get older.

Personally if the woman feels comfortable and sexy with her long hair it shouldn't matter how old she is. Brigitte Bardot, Rita Hayworth, Christie Brinkley to name a few from when they were 20 to there early 60s kept their hair length relatively the same.


PR: Do you like the sexy women Cavalli is presenting?

MARKI SHKRELI: I feel that Cavalli is presenting sexy beauty perfectly. The Women in the show looked very beautiful and strong.

PR: How do you define beauty?

MARKI SHKRELI: Beauty to me is about a Woman being strong and this comes with the way she walks, talks, and speaks.


PR: This season house of A.Mcqueen, led by Sarah Burton, was under the radar so to speak. Was the pressure backstage higher because it was probably the most expected collection?

MARKI SHKRELI: This was my first time doing Alexander McQueen and it was very memorable. I didn't feel pressure while we were backstage doing hair but write before the show started and also when Sarah was going to walk out on the runway their was a immediate feeling in the air of emptiness since it was the first show without Alexander which was very sad.



PR: Hairstyle at Alexander McQueen was literally „fantasy“. Was it hard to do the look. It seemed like a straw weaving.

MARKI SHKRELI: Yes the Hairstyle at Mcqueen was Fantasy! Basically it was started by spraying sections of hair with hairspray and then flat ironing them to make them moldable since the hairstyle was very moldable to create the straw weaving effect.


After all of the sections of hair were hair sprayed then we used hair extensions that were a few shades lighter to create the 3 dimensional effect so that the weaving was seen. With the hair extensions we weaved them into the girls natural hair horizontally.



The hairstyle took around 1 hour from start to finish.

PR: Do you think you can make a basket after that? LOL.
MARKI SHKRELI: Yes, I believe I could get a career as a basket weaver after this if hair/photography don't work out for me haha!



PR: Short hair was definitely dominating this season. At least in Paris. Who had your favorite “short hair” make over?

MARKI SHKRELI: My favorite "short hair" make over - hands down - has to be Britt Maren @ Women NY. It wasn't just a short hair make over but also her color was changed from being a dark blonde to now a platinum 50's Marilyn Monroe bombshell blonde. It makes her look so strong and brings such a different element to the table by breaking the gap of models having the same length hair and color.


PR: Hair at Louis Vuitton was very sophisticated - very polished.


MARKI SHKRELI: The hair at Louis Vuitton was very elegant and very classic. Guido stated that he wanted the girls to have Vidal Sasson looking haircuts and to create this we wrapped the hair so that it would look very short and sleek into a V in the back of the head. The hair in front we round brushed with the hair coming towards the head so that the hair would cover the right eye and make it a very mysterious sexy look.



PR: Do you think that many women will apply that look?

MARKI SHKRELI: Yes , I see women that will apply this look into their everyday life. Instead of creating just a simple chignon a woman can round-brush her hair towards her head and make the hair sweep away from her face and then connect it to the chignon to make it a classier version that would be suitable for a dinner date or even a wedding.



PR: Kristina S., the model who opened the show, had the most striking hair style at the show.

MARKI SHKRELI: Kristina S hair was amazing. The combining of the 2 colors and especially the cut made the hair look like art which tied together perfectly with the clothes at Louis Vuitton.




PR: Which girls impressed you the most during SS 2011?
MARKI SHKRELI: The girls that impressed me the most during the spring summer 2011 shows were Jac, Frida, Hanne Gaby, Rose Cordero, and Kristina Romanova.

PR: Who had the best hair?
MARKI SHKRELI: The best hair award is a tie between Kristina Romanova which has the healthiest long hair that I have ever done and Cameron Russell which I haven't yet done her hair yet but seen her at a couple shows and her hair looks so healthy and thick.


PR: Advice what a model can do to keep the hair healthy looking?



MARKI SHKRELI:

My advice for a model who wants to keep her hair healthy is to do 2 very important things.

1. It's very important to remember to trim your hair once a month. Normally it’s once every 6 weeks but since models go through so much strain on their hair I advise them to get a trim once a month. This will keep the hair looking full, shiny and healthy.

2. Use a hair mask on your hair once a week and sleep with it over night. When washing your hair daily always condition and when conditioning it use a wide-tooth comb and comb your hair while your in the shower so that you get all of the knots out.

JOKE JIERS: the new face

Posted on: 2010/12/07

NEW TESTS FROM PARIS FOR JOKE JIERS
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRIAN KEITH
++ JOKE JIERS IS A NEW FACE @ VANDEMAST Netherlands & CITY Paris



Joke Jiers was born and raised in Friesland, a province in the Netherlands. Skiing and running are the sports she loves the most.

PORTFOLIO: CLICK HERE

KEY WORK: BRIAN KEITH PHOTOGRAPHY






ANU KOSKI: THE SEOUL GUIDE

Posted on: 2010/12/05

ANU KOSKI ++ @ BRAND MODELS FINLAND & WOMEN MILANO ++ SEOUL CITY GUIDE


DINNER:
ANU KOSKI: Butterfinger Pancakes

GOOD COFFEE:
ANU KOSKI: Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

SHOPPING:
ANU KOSKI: Rodeo street or cheaper version is Deoksujong

SAFETY:
ANU KOSKI: It's really safe in there even tough all the people are looking at you like you're an alien or something hehe.

PEOPLE :
ANU KOSKI: Friendly but they can't speak English almost at all.


SEOUL OVERALL:
ANU KOSKI: Seoul is a city where you should go if you have the opportunity! It's great! Shopping is SO SO SO cheap, at least compared to Finland. But the food is quite expensive, at least the western food.
For sight seeing the Seoul tower is great! Actually I didn't have time to go anything. When I had time I went shopping. But then there's all kinds of temples which are really beautiful, I've heard. I only went out a couple of times with other models, I didn't like the music what they are playing in the clubs, only techno. But it was ok, and I think it's safe if you have friends with you, don't go alone.



Anu Koski photographed by Emma Tempest for Playing Fashion May/June 2010

MOLLY GUNN: we love

Posted on: 2010/12/02

MOLLY GUNN   @ MOTHER MODEL MANAGEMENT & NEXT NY




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Posted on: 2010/12/01

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