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JESSE LAITINEN: new photographer on the scene

Posted on: 2011/01/27

ELLA @ BRAND (FINLAND) ++ 
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JESSE LAITINEN


JESSE'S WORK: HERE
FOR MORE INFO ON ELLA: HERE


ELITE MODEL LOOK 2011

Posted on: 2011/01/26

LIST OF CASTINGS FOR SPAIN 

CHRISTIAN DIOR - Haute Couture SS 2011

CHRISTIAN DIOR - HC Video SS 2011


Video by Fatalefashion


DIOR HC! SPECTACULAR AS ALWAYS!

WHAT HAPPENED TO LYNDSEY WIXSON'S SHOES (06:40-07:20)!?! Anyone?

NOORA L. : new face

Posted on: 2011/01/25

NOORA L. - NEW FACE @ BRAND (FINLAND)
FOR CONTACT CLICK:  HERE

BONNIE CHEN: the interview

Posted on: 2011/01/21

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

MODEL BONNIE CHEN @NEXT:

Ph: Patrick Demarchelier   for  Vogue USA
PR: Bonnie when did you signed with NEXT and how did you get scouted?

BONNIE CHEN: I signed with Next right before the New York Fashion Week in Feb. 2010.  Actually I didn't get scouted; I just went into all agencies' open day in NYC myself and NEXT picked me and sent me to castings right away.



PR: How do you manage to combine university with modeling?


BONNIE CHEN: I started modeling when I was 16 by wining the finalist spot of ELITE model look in Nice, France, but I only worked during holidays. After I graduated from high school in Nanjing, I decided to stop modeling in order to pursue a university degree in the US first, because for my family, education is always the most important thing. 
Erin Fetherston SS11 NY(fashionologie)


My life has changed after I entered college, I began to explore the international culture and understand fashion in a more intellectual level. I think my education has definitely helped me re-identify myself in the fashion industry and shape my career in a longer term.

PR: Are you coffee addicted like all students?
BONNIE CHEN: Oh, coffee, Mountain Dew and Red Bull always help me stay awake before exams and big project due dates. I go to Starbucks quite often, and also Jamba Juice to detoxify my body.


PR: Please tell us, why you dress up your dog, who is a sweetie by the way. What's his name?
BONNIE CHEN: I have two dogs, which are French poodles in red and gray. My mom is in clothing manufacturing and she is very much into fashion. She used to dress me like a doll when I was little, and now as I left home for college and jobs, she moved her interest to our puppies.
PR: Don't tell us that Harry passed away!?! So sorry to hear that…how long did you have him?
BONNIE CHEN: Harry is the gray dog, and he was my favorite one ever! He got ran over by a car. My parents didn't want to tell me first, but after I was told by a relative by accident, I stayed in my apartment in NYC crying for three days. He was the best dog ever! I have had him since 2004.
@ Louis Vuitton via style.com

PR: Who is your inspiration when it comes to modeling and why?

BONNIE CHEN: Definitely Christy Turlington. I remember when I was young; I always searched her on  the magazine covers and appreciated her classic angel-like look. 


After she finished modeling, she went back to NYU and then became a very successful business woman for her yoga line. I love yoga and I admire people with intelligence and beauty combined. She is like a flawless angel to me. I also like her low-key attitude towards life.


PR: Models always carry big bags with them! Do you also carry it? 

BONNIE CHEN: I sometimes do carry big bags, but I also realize that's too much weight on one shoulder after a long day of walking. So most of the time I carry a very light canvas bag. There is a new trend promoting green shopping bags in China. I just transfer stuff between my personal bag and that bag. 


  - MODEL LIFE ESSENTIALS - 
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Ph: Daniel Jackson


Work essentials by Bonnie: 

  • Aldo or Steve Madden heels
  • Zico fresh coconut water
  • Carmex lip balm
  • Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses
  • iPod
  • Blackberry
  • ... and a Paperpack of whatever Sophie Kinsella just wrote.

I don't usually bring any make up to castings; in the US models wear NO MAKEUP for castings. 







BONNIE: My make up essentials are simple, such as:

blog.bonaelamour via TFS


  • Carmex lip balm
  • Bioderma cleansing water
  • MaxFactor foundation mousse
  • Estee Lauder concealer pen
  • Majolica Majorca Mascara
  • MAC eye shadow in tempting Maybelline mousse blush
  • Fusion lip gloss.



vanessa jackman via TFS
PR: Where do you shop for your clothes?
BONNIE CHEN: You can always find me at Topshop, Zara, and H and M, I also like Forever 21, because they are all young and following the latest trends. I loved Abercrombie and Fitch when I was a student. I recently fell in love with Madewell by J. Crew as well.

PR: What is your favorite pair of jeans?
BONNIE CHEN: In the last couple of months, I wore my H&M boyfriend jeans in washed light blue a lot. It is so comfortable.


PR: How do you take care of your hair?
BONNIE CHEN: I wash it every other day and everyday after work. My favorite brand is L’Oreal, and Pantene, and I think over washing is definitely better than under washing your hair:)

PR: Do you think that over washing can damage it?
BONNIE CHEN: I wash my hair every other day or every day if I am working. I think its better to over wash than to under wash your hair. You can always put on some serum if it gets too dry.
Josh Olins - Ph. for Benetton
PR: We want to know everything about maintaining your skin!
BONNIE CHEN: I get most of my skincare stuff in Asia, since the products may suit my skin type better. 

"I LIKE" BY BONNIE:
  • Shu Umemura mint spray
  • Bioderma cleasing water is a must
  • La Mer eye cream
  •  Embryolisse crème hydratante as my primer.

PR: Do you ever see a dermatologist or go for a beauty treatment?
BONNIE CHEN: I don't have a dermatologist, but the good makeup artists will always share the top secret beauty tips with you at work. I go to the BLISS SPA a couple times, but I also do facial masks myself.

PR: Share with us some beauty advice?
BONNIE CHEN: Lots of fruits, enough sleep and always in a good mood. Exercise helps detoxify your body too.
PR: How much does the food effect the skin?
BONNIE CHEN: A lot. I don't like the taste of spicy food, so I am lucky to have zero pimples!
Serge LeBlon - Ph. for Vogue China
PR: Bonnie, Sun Tzu or Wei Hui? 
BONNIE CHEN: Absolutely Sun Tzu. If you have read his book “The Art of War”, you would know how genius he is. He has seen through everything and is considered a legend in ancient Chinese history.


PR: What is next for you?
BONNIE CHEN: Focus on modeling and keep writing stuff during my spare time. I love writing. Also help my mom develop her personal label in fashion!

MILANO 2011

Posted on: 2011/01/19


MILANO 2011

NEW FACE: Laura @ Brand

Posted on: 2011/01/12

NEW FACE @ BRAND (Finland)
LAURA   177/ 80-60-87

RYAN KENNEDY: the interview

Posted on: 2011/01/10


THE INTERVIEW

Model Ryan Kennedy is with Wilhelmina NY, Bananas Paris, I LOVE Milan, Bravo Tokyo.

MERT AND MARCUS FOR GUCCI
EXCLUSIVE


PONY RYDER. It's too bad that "The Godfather" is not being filmed today, because you would fit the cast perfectly! You look very Italian! Dangerously Italian! What is your origin?
RYAN KENNEDY: Im a mix of things, Italian, Irish and Scottish.

PONY RYDER: Good mix. Do you like that film?
RYAN KENNEDY: Yeah, it's pretty bad ass.


PONY RYDER: Your face is really expressive… have you ever considered acting?
RYAN KENNEDY: If the opportunity came along I would definitely take it. It would be a great experience.

Ph. Kevin O'Brien


PONY RYDER: Overall you’ve come a long way from Buffalo, haven’t you? Do you think you would be happy if you continued on with your business lectures?



RYAN KENNEDY: I never knew what I wanted to do while I was taking business courses. I'm sure I would have been happy either way but I'm glad I decided to do modeling. It gave me a chance to travel, meet a lot of great people. If I could go back now…I wouldn't change a thing.






PONY RYDER: What would you say to all those people out there who want to change their life but are afraid to?


RYAN KENNEDY: You have to step outside your comfort zone in order to make things happen for yourself. You may struggle at first but in the end it makes you stronger and more independent.

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PONY RYDER: What would you do these days if you got stuck in a routine?
RYAN KENNEDY: Sometimes I wish I had a routine. This job is so sporadic it's hard to make plans sometimes. If I were stuck in a routine I'd make a bucket list and start knocking them off one at a time (LOL)

PONY RYDER: People often laugh when they hear the name Pony Ryder. What was your first reaction to the name?
RYAN KENNEDY: I thought of Genuwine -Ride It My Pony (hahaha)

GUCCI AD CAMPAIGN

- LOVE LIFE -


PONY RYDER: We know you have a girlfriend, and that you are happily in love! Does your girlfriend get jealous of your female model colleagues and your provocative shoots with them?


RYAN KENNEDY: She understands the business…its just a job.


PONY RYDER: What job made you think: “Man, I’m good at this!” ?


RYAN KENNEDY: I've never thought that.. as long as the client is happy with me then I'm happy.



PONY RYDER: Shooting with Natasha Poly must be a pressure. Did you know her status before shooting the campaign for Gucci?
RYAN KENNEDY:  I didn't feel much pressure... I knew she was a bigger model but she's really down to earth and we got along fine.
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PONY RYDER: Let's go back to your girlfriend! What attracted you to her? What virtues do you admire in people in general?
RYAN KENNEDY:  There's a lot of things that attracted me to her. It's hard to pick out one. She's beautiful…dark hair and dark eyes. I'm a sucker for that (LOL). She's also very independent and that's important to me.

PONY RYDER: Where did you two meet?
RYAN KENNEDY:  We met on 5th avenue and turned out we had mutual friends. I was attracted to her but was too shy to talk to her at first but I got her number from her friend and I started texting her and it helped break the ice.

The 7 For All Mankind Ad Campaign
PONY RYDER: You are a beautiful man, a dream for many young girls (and boys)… do you get that a lot?
RYAN KENNEDY:   I don't think of myself like that so I guess I don't see it.


PONY RYDER: Let's talk openly. What is too skinny for a woman, in your opinion? Do you think that body image is little bit mixed up today (concerning women)?

RYAN KENNEDY:   Yea,I think it's ridiculous on how this industry focuses more on being thin rather than being healthy. A lot of these girls are really young and they are damaging their bodies because they have to fit into these outfits that are too small for anyone to wear. I don't get why samples sizes are that small. They could make it one size bigger and still look just as appealing.

GUCCI AD CAMPAIGN
PONY RYDER: What about men? What is the ideal male body for you?
RYAN KENNEDY:   A beer gut hahaha

PONY RYDER: HAHAHA. Would you say that you're in the best shape of your life right now?
RYAN KENNEDY:  No, I could probably be in better shape.

PONY RYDER: Have your views on beauty and what's considered beautiful changed since you started modeling?
RYAN KENNEDY:  My views on beauty haven't changed since I started modeling. It's the same anywhere you go.. I honestly never think about it..

Sisley Ad Campaign
PONY RYDER: Are you a sports fan?
RYAN KENNEDY:   I'm from Buffalo we love our sports. My favorite sport is hockey and football. Go Sabres!! Go Bills!!

PONY RYDER: HAHA. What about your favorite athlete…? Who is it?
RYAN KENNEDY:  I'm a big fan of Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres goal tender). 

Ph. Milan Vukmirovic
-BODY TALK-



PONY RYDER: Do you go to the gym? 

RYAN KENNEDY:   I go to the gym a couple times a week and do light workouts. I do more cardio than lifting weights.


PONY RYDER: What's your favorite piece of equipment at the gym, and most useful in your opinion? 

RYAN KENNEDY:  A bench and some dumbbells. You can do basically every workout with just that.


PONY RYDER: What about natural supplements, do you take any.. like protein shakes, amino acids…?
RYAN KENNEDY:  No I don't take many supplements. I take a multi vitamin and then just try to eat some sort of protein throughout the day.

PONY RYDER: Sort of protein? Lol. What is your favorite healthy snack Ryan?
RYAN KENNEDY:  I like the quaker mini rice cakes.Tthe cheddar ones are really good.

SONNY PHOTOS
- THE STYLE -


PONY RYDER: You look good in anything…. How would you describe your style?
RYAN KENNEDY:   I prefer to wear just jeans and a tee shirt. It's pretty boring but thats what im most comfortable in (LOL)

PONY RYDER: Ryan… Gucci or LV?
RYAN KENNEDY:  HAHA It's a tie.. Can't afford either. Seriously though, they are both great brands and they've helped me so much in my career. I'm grateful for that.

PONY RYDER: What's the prefect jeans cut for a man?
RYAN KENNEDY:  A slim straight jean is what  I prefer because I have pretty thin legs. Nothing too baggy or tight. 





PONY RYDER: What's brand are your favorite jeans? 
RYAN KENNEDY: Levi's, Diesel, 7 for all mankind, Simon Spurr. All great jeans

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PONY RYDER: Ryan, for the end: are you living your dream?
RYAN KENNEDY:  Well I'm not exactly a professional athlete (haha) but this is the next best thing.

KATERINA SMUTOK: the sketch

Posted on: 2011/01/07

MODEL KATERINA SMUTOK (PREMIER LONDON) DOESN'T STOP TO SURPRISE US ON REGULAR BASIS. 

THIS TIME WITH THE SKETCH SHE MADE ON LOCATION, NOVEMBER 2010.










 KATERINA SMUTOK ON PONY RYDER: HERE

MD MODEL MANAGEMENT BLOGS

MD MANAGEMENT BLOGS - STARTING TODAY. 

AS YOU KNOW (OR NOT) MD IS AN AGENCY BASED IN HAMBURG (GERMANY) AND THEIR GROUP IS PRETTY COOL. WE MET SOME OF THEIR "FACES" AND YOU WILL ALSO MEET THEM SOON. 

THEY ALSO REPRESENT THE COOLEST GIRL IN TOWN (OF COURSE) JANA KNAUEROVA, THE FACE OF VERSACE AD CAMPAIGN SS 2011. 

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THEIR NEW FACES SIDE(UP) BAR. 


FOLLOW THEM HERE: LINK

MODEL (men) HIGHLIGHTS 2010.

Posted on: 2011/01/02

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BAPTISTE GIABICONI
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ANDREI ANDREI
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MICHAEL TINTIUC
(Moldova)
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BERNARDO VELASCO
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JACO VAN DEN HOVEN
(Netherlands)

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