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HEIDE LINDGREN: the interview

Posted on: 2011/03/29

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW






MODEL HEIDE LINDGREN @ MUSE NY



PR: Heide, what a beautiful name you have! What is your origin?

Well as my mom says, "I'm Heinz 57", American through and through,
but my name comes from Swedish descent. I love having a name that is not too commonly used.

PR:You are the star face of GUESS. The ads look very Marylin Monroe, but even more, you look like Linda Evangelista! What was the inspiration for the look?

The look was very Marilyn, very Jean Harlow. It was just sexy, glamorous, and fun!

PR: How do you like GUESS? Is GUESS the brand that would in some way describe you? It’s a very SEXY brand!

Guess is a brand that I have been dreaming about being associated with since before I even broke into the modeling world. I have always been drawn to and loved the sexy and powerful image that they present. I would be so happy if people saw a similar thing in me that they see in the Guess brand!

Premier model Mgmt.

PR: What is your favorite GUESS item?
I have this skin-tight, red, Guess by Marciano dress that I just LOVE! I think it assisted my boyfriend in falling in love with me. ;)



PR: Which jeans makes you feel the sexiest?
Brand doesn't really matter to me as long as fit the way you want and make you feel comfortable. I remember when Zara first came to Florida and I discovered the first store that had jeans long enough for me! I was in heaven!!
Ph.Alix Malka for GUESS

PR: You were on the cover of PLAYBOY! And more so, you did a provocative, but quite fancy editorial for them. How do you prepare for such a shoot? 

Sasha, the photographer played such a huge role preparing me for this shoot. 
I'm actually quite a conservative girl, but I love beautiful images and can appreciate nude pictures done in a glamorous way. 
I was nervous at first, but once I met Sasha I totally calmed down. I was so comfortable with him and with the rest of the crew that it actually turned out to be one of my favorite trips and shoots that I have done.

Physically, there's not much to be done as you often don't know about shoots very far in advance. You have to be sure to stay on top of your game all the time!

Ph. Sasha Eisenman for Playboy France

PR: How do you stay in such a great shape? If we wanted to describe the body that all women would want to have, that would definitely be your body!

Wow! Thank you for that compliment!! I know everyone has their complexes and I most certainly have mine, so that was unexpected. 

I grew up playing all types of sports, mostly soccer which I've had to give up for modeling. 

I discovered Bikram Yoga recently, which I always thought I'd hate, but it turns out that I absolutely love it and will definitely keeping up with it! I like to change things up and really enjoy mixing Pilates, jogging, maybe kickboxing, and now my Bikram Yoga!

PR: What is your favorite gym workout machine?

 I haven't been in much of a gym phase lately, but when I do go to the
gym I love using the elliptical (not so hard on the knees) and anything that will give my triceps and biceps a good workout. Sexy arms are my favorite!

PR: How often do you run? 
 
I go through phases with running. I used to run 5Ks with my mom or dad when I lived in Florida, and I'll run occasionally now on a nice day, but I'm not an avid runner. I do have a goal of running a marathon one day though! I want to use the training process to raise money for a good cause.


PR: We guess that since you where scouted at 13 it’s normal and easy to stay in a healthy food regime. Can you describe your usual dishes?

My boyfriend is a great cook and will make me some really yummy eggs for breakfast sometimes. I also like oatmeal (brown sugar & maple!), but I can't lie I've got a major weakness for good old pancakes and bacon like my grandma makes!

Pizza will forever be my favorite meal but I've had to improve my eating habits a little as I've gotten older (metabolism isn't what it once was, you know!), and one of my favorite salads is baby spinach with Craisins, sliced almonds, feta cheese, and cranberry dressing. I can also never get enough avocado!
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PR: Tell us, what's your favorite pizza?
 
The classics are my favorite for sure! I can't get into pineapple or anchovies or anything like that. And topping it with chili oil or crushed red pepper....oh my gosh, yum!

PR: Did you also try Chicago specialty: deep dish pizza?

I have had deep dish pizza and I used to adore that thick, doughy crust. Now I can't get enough thin-crust pizza! Not crunchy though!

Ph. Sasha Eisenman for Playboy France


PR: You are booking a diverse spectrum of jobs! And traveling all around! Your skin must feel dehydrated sometimes... How do you deal with that?

 Honestly, I am constantly switching products. 
I do the same thing with my hair. Whatever I feel my hair or skin needs, I ask around for people's favorite products and then do some research of my own. 
For my skin, though, I only wash it morning and night with water. I'll use makeup remover wipes if they really pile the makeup on, but I think simple is best and too many products is where you run into problems.

PR: What products do are use for maintaining your skin?

Who knows if there's any science to this, but I feel like changing moisturizers keeps my skin feeling and looking its best. 
Aveeno's Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream is a great one to have in my repertoire though!
Premier model Mgmt.


PR: Do you have your own dermatologist? Christie Brinkley said that for staying beautiful you have to have 2 things: good genes and a good dermatologist! What do you say?

I just went to a dermatologist for the first time since I was a kid.
 
Since I have freckles and such, I thinks it's really important that I keep up with skin cancer check-ups. So for cosmetic purposes, I think it mostly comes down to genes, but a good dermatologist is super important for medical reasons.

PR: Do you change your skin routine during winter and summer?

It's taken me awhile to figure this one out since summer and winter aren't really all that different in Florida, but since I moved to New York it seems like it is definitely beneficial to have a heavier moisturizer during winter. I have used some really nice, deep creams from Estée Lauder.

Grazia Germany

PR: You have a great vibrant style! What are your style role models?

I seem to always like what Gisele Bundchen wears. She got a great mix of being super sexy and sometimes dressing a bit tom-boyish in jeans and tees that still show off her amazing body.

PR: Whose beauty and style in the celebrity world struck you the most?
I can't say there's any one celebrity that strikes me the most. I just love a girl that can go from super-glam to sexy, messy hair and jeans and flip flops and look just as comfortable and beautiful doing both.

PR: What is your favorite brand of clothes?

I'm crazy for Michael Kors. His watches, boots, comfortable sweaters, cozy pants, gloves, beanies, purses....ugh! I love all of it!!

PR: And your favorite brand of shoes?
Without one single doubt, Christian Louboutin.

PR: You are involved in any charitie? 

The ASPCA can make me cry on the spot. Since animals don't have voices, the ASPCA speaks for them. To me there is nothing worse than being unable to speak of your pain or ask for help, and that's what these animals go through. The position they are sometimes found in makes me sick and angry beyond words. I thank God everyday for these people that can handle the heartbreak enough to bring these precious creatures some salvation. 

As far as my own charity goes, I have a lot of thought going into this. It is so difficult to decide where your help can be the most beneficial since there is so much disparity in this world. I have faith that I will find where I can really play a role in helping people one day, but until then it is my goal is just to be a kind, loving person and help those who cross my path in anyway possible.


HAMBURG: Pony's life

Posted on: 2011/03/28

I am (Pony, Ryder is a dinner type) a breakfast addict. I can not help craving for all the carb-licious products with the prefix BIO or Organic. One of my favorite places for breakfast in Hamburg (Town Center) is KAISERWETTER (Bleichenbrücke 11).  They have amazing "home made" youghurts (favorite: honey + cereals), bio soups, delicious sandwiches, etc... The service is very nice and the place is very popular during the rush hour. Good Food Fast: CHECK IT OUT HERE
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I will just give a hint to all the SCOUTS in Hamburg: a great place for scouting on Saturday.




ALEX PERRY: the australian sexy dolcegabbanist

ALEX PERRY FASHION SHOW

For you who don't know - Alex is Australian designer and once a model agent. We just love his comments as a judge on Australian Next Top Model.  Do you recognize Amanda? If you haven't seen LMFF and AP show you can check it here on this link: VOILA CLICK                
Shoes (simple-great color-not killing heel) were amazing and Megan Gayle opened the show. After reding some parts of her BIO, we were quite inspired. She's uber nice.                   

JESSE LAITINEN: the photographer

Posted on: 2011/03/27

New Face Victoria @ Stockholmsgruppen



Stylist Louise Zetterström
Hair & make-up Susanne Persson


ANNA N: new digitals

Posted on: 2011/03/24

Lapland beauty Anna N @ BRAND Helsinki



ANN K: returns in style

Posted on: 2011/03/23

ANN K 
@ Viva Paris
By Brian Keith Photography (http://www.briankeith.co)



wow.wow.wow.

CHRISTINA HERRMANN by BRIAN KEITH

Posted on: 2011/03/22

Christina Herrmann @ OUI Model Mgmt Paris
PHOTOGRAPHED by BRIAN KEITH

KEY WORK: here 

When we get an email from Brian, we know it's something good. Don't miss his KEY WORK. After all he did make the best Ymre photos! 

MARIA W: the new face

Maria W
the new face 
@ MD MANAGEMENT HAMBURG 

ALEXANDER WANG: eggshell tote

Posted on: 2011/03/21

G.l.o.r.i.o.u.ssss.
EXPLORE IF YOU WANT: click

RAQUEL WELCH: the body


ONE OF THE ICONS, WOULDN'T YOU AGREE? E proprio bella. Even now...
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DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: the interview

Posted on: 2011/03/16

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Ph. Saverio Cardia

MODEL DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR
@ Wienermodels Austria MOTHER AGENCY / D mgmt Milano/ Elite London

Ph. Michael Reh

PR: You were the face of Armani. Do you usually wear Armani? 
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Well I’m actually wearing one of his watches right now ;)

PR: Nicee. How would you describe your style in general?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: I’m more the sporty beach kinda type - swim shorts and Tang tops all day.

PR: HAha.  Would you describe yourself as a high fashion or commercial model?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: I would say I’m a little bit of both. I do editorials as well as catalogues!

PR: Is there a difference?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Well the difference between high fashion and commercial is that you get to put a huge smile on your face when you work catalogues or TV, and if you do High Fashion you character becomes real serious


Ph. Sam Scott Schiavo
PR: Tell us about your favorite modeling experience! Did you go to a special exotic destination...
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: The best place I’ve seen was Hawaii!!!! I had there a 3 day shoot and I ended staying up there for 2 weeks because I was so fascinated by it!
You can totally cut loose from everything and just relax and surf all day. The clients brought us to the most amazing locations like huge waterfalls, lagoons and bamboo forests! Truly Amazing Country!!!
PR: What about the most high fashion job you booked? 
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: That would be all sorts of Magazines like L'uomo Vogue, GQ, V Magz, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, etc … fun fun fun

PR: Since Austria has a developed market for modeling, do you spend a lot of time working there?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: I go back and forth to Austria, Yes but mostly to visit my family


PR: Where do you usually go on summer holidays?

DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Well I spend most of the time going to warm nice exotic places all year so In the summertime I usually go home to visit my family and my 2 lil nephews who mean the world to me!

PR: One of the MUST SEE countries in your neighborhood is Croatia. Have you ever visited it?

DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: No I’ve never visited Croatia! But I heard its an amazing place to visit! Will see one of these days I might end up there too ;)


PR: What are you other favorite destinations? Where can we run into you?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: You find me in places like Miami, NY, Hamburg, Milan and currently in Paris 

PR: Do  you like to cook?  What is the most difficult dish you've ever made?  What's the typical Austrian specialty?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Yes of course!!! I love cooking!!! My favorite dish is also our Austrian Traditional food called  THE WIENER SCHNITZEL
Ph. Milan Vukmirovic for L'Optimum
Ph. Michael Reh

PR: Sacher-Torte: where should we try it when we are in Vienna?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: of course in the Traditional Sacher  Hotel in VIenna

PR: We watched you in Austria's Next Top Model as one of the judges? ah... that's not a nice task, to criticize others. 


DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Yeah its a hard thing to criticize people but at the end we all get criticized and its up to you what you do with it! There can be always something 

useful with it you might be able to use to give better performances 

PR: What moisturizer do you use for your skin? We can’t understand why are guys usually shy about products they use for maintaining their face!


Ph. Michael Reh

DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Hahaha whatever my girlfriend has laying around

PR: Hm... What type of cologne do you use?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: My favorite one is Armani Aqua Di Gio

PR: Tell us about your workout routine. How often per week do you go to the gym? 
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Since I used to be a professional soccer player - sport is my life and I almost do everyday something from gym to skating from tennis to volleyball u name it I do it

PR: How long does your training last?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Gym I leave after 2 h
Ph. Michael Reh

PR: Are you more into models or regular girls?

DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: It happened to me that my girlfriend is a model and it makes life way easier! We get to travel and work together - A BEAUTIFUL THING

PR: Things that can seduce you...
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR:
  • personality
  • confidence
  • and a huge smile

PR: On a scale from 1 to 5, how taken are you?
DOMENIQUE MELCHIOR: Being 1 the most serious - 1, I'm Taken

NAOMI PREIZLER: the blog

MODEL @ NEXT - Naomi Preizler 
THE COOL ALERT

WE LOVE MODEL BLOGS WHEN THEY ARE ORIGINAL EXTRAVAGANZA AND THIS ONE IS: HERE. NAOMI IS A REAL DEAL ARTIST, A MODEL AND IS SUPER INTERESTING (YOU CAN NOT MISS WITH THE NAME AS ROSA LUXEMBURG, WHICH IS A HOLLY GRAIL OF COOLNESS, CAN YOU?) SPECIALLY WITH HER TWEETS, WHERE SHE RECENTLY TWEETED THAT SHE WAS REJECTED FOR JPG BECAUSE SHE WAS 2 FAT? HA???? SAY THAT AGAIN? SHE EMBODIES THAT BRAND IF YOU ASK US (AS WELL AS THANA KUHNEN-AFTER ALL WE DID AN INTERVIEW WITH HER, WE SHOULD KNOW). IF SHE IS 2 FAT, WTF IS BETH DITTO? 

DANNIJO jewelry

Posted on: 2011/03/14

DANNIJO  jewelry

HITS THE MARK!!! 
Overtly cool and unapologetically bold! Everybody wears it! Yes, the SOCIALITES.

We are thinking of getting Aurora bracelet (HERE). No we won't share, it's just for Pony. Although Pony always looked better wearing gold then silver. Ryder just looks good in everything.

BROWSE: HERE

MARINKA PELIVAN: the new images

Posted on: 2011/03/11

MARINKA PELIVAN
@ NEXT Paris
PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARKI SHKRELI

Paris, January 2011


Marki is back from Europe where he worked on 25 shows (more or less). No, he did not miss NY FW, no not at all. I mean, he worked for Marc Jacobs for crying out loud. Fill you in on details later.For more of MARINKA click HERE.


MODEL SEARCH: casting

Posted on: 2011/03/10

BY MOTHER MODEL MANAGEMENT: 
mother agency of Karlie Kloss, Katie Fogarty, AJ, etc...

FOR DATES: CLICK HERE

LOUIS VUITTON FASHION SHOW FW 2011/2012

LOUIS VUITTON FW 2011/2012: Best production! Best SHOW! The very crème de la crème models! 
Sugar (or coke - do not use it at home) always comes at the end: Kate Moss closed the show! 


LOUIS VUITTON: LIVE

Posted on: 2011/03/09

LOUIS VUITTON SHOW IS STARTING ANY MINUTE NOW.

WELL, IT'S ACTUALLY SCHEDULED FOR 10AM. YOU CAN FOLLOW IT AT LOVE (CLICK)

CHANEL FALL WINTER 2011/2012

Posted on: 2011/03/08

FAVORITE LOOK @ CHANEL
- Check the rest at nowfashion.com

IT'S ON. IT'S ON. IT'S ON. BUNCH OF FAMILIAR FACES. CHECK THEM ALL OUT IN OUR INTERVIEWS, AND THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE BAPTISTE GIABICONI. JACQUELYN JABLONSKI, DOROTHEA, SARAKINGA, SIRI FRIDA, ETC. ETC. 

RENEE GERMAINE VAN SEGGERN: the polaroids

MODEL RENEE GERMAINE VAN SEGGERN
@ Future Faces Amsterdam & TRUMP NY

This season her presence on the runway was (and still is) undisputed. Just yesterday in Paris she did Vanessa Bruno Fashion Show and Kenzo the day before, in London her highlight was Burberry Prorsum, in Milan Missoni and Philip Lim in New York.

POLAROIDS:


YVES SAINT LAURENT FALL WINTER 2011/2012

Posted on: 2011/03/07

FAVORITE LOOK @ YSL
- Check the rest at nowfashion.com


These boots are SUUUUPER! We love those bootlaces. Hm, that belt, welllllll.... proud owner. Serious. But a MANGO version. 4 years ago? Is it possible?! I guess it is. 

LEONARD FW 2011/2012

FAVORITE LOOK @ LEONARD
- Check the rest at nowfashion.com


Kelsey Van Moook is such a bright personality. LEONARD show is on and it's happening right now as you can see on nowfashion.com . We never miss that boutique when in Paris, as well as SANDRO. Among others of course!

STELLA MCCARTNEY FALL WINTER 2011/12

FAVORITE LOOK @ Stella McCartney
- Check the rest at nowfashion.com 

Paris, March 2011

Wearable. Practical. And it's freezing so definitely wanna jump into this sweater that Sasha Pivovarova is wearing. Did you guys know that Premier Model Mgmt London (BTW do you watch their TV show The Model Agency?) launched a skincare line?! Well YES. Apparently, it's the ultimate skincare survival kit for models to help maintain a clear complexion and it consists of seven travel-sized essentials in a waterproof pouch.(Lost my voice while reading this).  We will explore that on our Facebook page. Did you click that like button or what?

 

CELINE FALL WINTER 2012

Posted on: 2011/03/06

FAVORITE LOOK @ CELINE
- Check the rest at nowfashion.com 



Do you think it's an accident that we picked her? 

ISABEL MARANT FW 2012: a glimpse

Posted on: 2011/03/05

Paris, March 2011 


Fine 80' cowboy effect. MUAH. J'ADORE. Balmain and Isabel Marant have the same casting manager?


BALMAIN and DARIA PLEGGENKUHLE

Posted on: 2011/03/04

MODEL DARIA PLEGGENKUHLE
@ Silent Paris&NY
@ BALMAIN FW 2011 

Paris, March 2011
Daria Pleggenkuhle at Balmain FW 2011, Paris. (style.it)

When we named Daria FEMME FATALE back in 2009 during her interview with us, we felt that big moments will happen to her. Hopefully this is just a start. On the other hand, we didn't like Christophe Decarnin's collection at all. It seemed as "already seen". Well the boots were nice. I have them for 2 seasons now. And the jacket... Isabel Marant 2 seasons ago? Just trying to save some money for you. HOWEVER simplicty is always welcomed in PR's wardrobe. 




ISABEL S: the new face

Posted on: 2011/03/02

ISABEL S. 
New face @ Stockholmsgruppen Models
PHOTOGRAPHED BY


Stockholm, 2011



We just twitted (DO YOU FOLLOW? @pony_ryder) about Jesse, young photographer based in Sweden which style variates from edgy, dark, "finish heritage" to these seductive type of model tests. CONTINUE


Photographer: Jesse Laitinen
Stylist. Madelene Billman
Hair & Make up: Beatrice Börjesson Westlund
Model: Isabel S @ Stockholmsgruppen

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