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April 2006

April 28, 2006

Pamela
Pamela
Everyone loves Fridays, but the staff at Sutherland Models are having an especially good start to their weekend with the signing of a new young model named Pamela.

The 5'9" 14-year-old from Québec was discovered by Models International owner Sophie Beaudoin, and started her career with a shoot for Elle Girl.

Pamela is also placed with Montage in Montréal, and will head to New York, where she is placed with Marilyn's, after exams.

April 28, 2006

Robyn Sinclair
Robyn Sinclair
A couple weeks ago Modelresource told you about Milan Krouzil's major Tommy Hilfiger booking. Be watching in the next couple of weeks for a Modelresource feature interview with the international star.

Another of Nam's big-name males to be on the watch for is Robyn Sinclair, who like Krouzil is ranked among the top male models in the world.

Sinclair just booked the S Oliver fall/winter campaign.

April 21, 2006

Wesley
Wesley
A few months ago I was sworn to secrecy regarding one of this country's top models.

Sutherland's Richelle Dobson had just given birth to her first child, but not many people had even known she had been expecting (I definitely had no idea when I interviewed her last June).

Now the secret is out. The shot on the left, done by mooishi, is part of an amazing photo story of a pregnant Dobson that found its way into the most recent issue of Strut magazine.

Richelle Dobson
Richelle Dobson
The interesting thing is that Wesley was born in December, and his model mom is already looking towards her next assignments.

According to her mother agent, Chantale Nadeau, Dobson is planning a big comeback this spring with a quick trip to Tokyo in May, followed by summer in New York City.

April 19, 2006

Meredith Mason
Meredith Mason
Big things are happening for Meredith Mason, pictured here in the recent Clin d'Oeil (shot by Josh Cornell).

Today the 16-year-old flies to London shoot the Miss Selfridge fall/winter 40th anniversary campaign.

It was also confirmed about an hour ago she will be shooting Vogue Italia with Greg Lotus.

Mason once told me when she started modelling her goal was to be in Vogue once. With this most recent booking she will have been in Teen Vogue twice, British Vogue's class of 2006 (shot by Paolo Roversi), and now Italian Vogue.

April 19, 2006

Kelly Craig
Kelly Craig
Check out this shot of Kelly Craig in the current issue of Elle Canada and Elle Québec, from a story shot by Richard Bernardin.

Folio agent Alexandre de Bellefeuille tells Modelresource, Craig's "been constantly travelling in Paris and London for the past month, but is now in Montreal for three weeks."

de Bellefeuille also shared some details of another project Craig has been involved with. "She got her first role in a major Hollywood feature called 300, a movie based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (300themovie.warnerbros.com). She shot her scenes last January, and the movie is due to come out at the end of this year."

Rachel Blais
Rachel Blais
Fellow Folio model Rachel Blais meanwhile, returned home to Montréal for Easter, and will be available for bookings until the 23rd.

She had been in Tokyo in January, then Australia for a bit over a month, before working in Paris.

Following this ten day stay in la Belle Province, the striking blonde with piercing blue eyes returns to Australia (for vacation this time), before heading to Paris, London and Milan.

April 18, 2006

Bojana
Bojana
Ford Models is holidng a mass open call in Toronto this weekend for men, women and children.

Agents from New York and Toronto will be on hand to meet with prospective models at the Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, in the second floor Toronto ballroom.

Men (16 and over, between 6'0" and 6'2") and Women (14-24 yrs, between 5'8" and 5'11") will be seen Saturday between noon and 3:00, while Children (sizes 3, 6, 10 and 12) will be seen between immediately prior, from 11:00 to noon.

The agency asks that those attending please bring photos.

for more information on Ford, please see Modelresource's January agency profile.

April 17, 2006

Anna Wasacz-Carter
Anna Wasacz-Carter
for Le Silla
Mode Models fired off a news release to Modelresource Monday, detailing the impressive string of bookings featuring their models.

Aside from the 200+ shows featuring Mode models in New York, London, Paris and Milan and the countless editorials & covers of impressive magazines around the globe, the agency also counts 22 worldwide campaigns for Spring/Summer 2006 campaigns.

Heather Marks (D & G, Emporio Armani, The GAP, Anna Sui) and Julia Dunstall (Benetton, Club Monaco, See by CHLOE, Balenciaga) each tallied four campaigns, while other well-known commodities like Marla Boehr (Tristan & America), Agnieszka Wichniewicz (Valentino advertorial) and Anna Wasacz-Carter (Le Silla) also grabbed a piece of the generous pie.

April 15, 2006

Kim Noseworthy
Kim Noseworthy
The interesting people and stories you encounter at agency parties like the one Giovanni threw Thursday to welcome the long weekend!

Calgary's Kim Noseworthy has been in town for a few weeks now, and is booking solidly during her Toronto tenure.

Kaili Lassen
Kaili Lassen
Kaili Lassen, meanwhile, has been in town for a few years, having moved here from Florida.

Of course, there were a lot more interesting people than those (watch for details of Lisa Cote's latest booking, coming soon), but I'm letting the pictures say the rest.

Have a great weekend.

Sharon Smith with Alan Belcher
Booker Sharon Smith with Giovanni's newest staff member, Alan Belcher
Marco and Miguel Jacob
Marco & Miguel Jacob
Nam Models' Norwayne Anderson
Nam Models' Norwayne Anderson
Ria Del Rosario and Lauren Coady            
Ria Del Rosario and Lauren Coady
            Micheal Currie, Jamie, Marko Grubesic
Michael Currie, Jamie and Marko Grubesic
Russ and Lisa Cote
Russ, with Lisa Cote
Lilette Wiens
Lilette Wiens

April 14, 2006

Eva Shaw
Eva Shaw
I really try not to get caught up in clichés and trite, tired descriptions.

But really, is there a better word to describe Eva Shaw's apperance than "smouldering?"

The Next model just arrived home (Toronto) from Paris, and will be around until the 25th.

April 13, 2006

Claudelle
Claudelle
Giovanni's offices are happy places these days, thanks in no small part to the return of one of their top models.

Claudelle walked away from modelling two years ago, at the height of her career. Before leaving she was a favorite on the runways of Dior and Chanel and shot for magazines such as French Elle, Italian Elle, Glamour and Jalouse.

Now, according to Giovanni's Montréal office, the 5'11" brunette is back, and looking more incredible than ever.

Says agency Director Jean-Francois Leroux, "Timing is essential at the international level and we look foward to Canada having another major model on the scene."

April 13, 2006

Taryn
Taryn
Nam has long been known for its strong mens roster (like Robyn Sinclair, currently occupying the #32 position on Models.com's Top 50 male models; and Milan who just shot the latest Hilfiger campaign), but lately the small Spadina Avenue agency has been pulling some amazing new girls as well.

The lastest is Taryn Loggie - a 5'9" 15-year-old who just returned from two weeks in New York, where she is placed with Click.

April 12, 2006

Gail McInnes and Carolyn Rohaly
B&M's Gail McInnes with Carolyn Rohaly
A couple more housekeeping details related to L'Oréal Fashion Week.

1. A big thank-you to Carolyn Rohaly, who blogs for the Toronto Fashion Incubator and made several notes about the importance of models. Carolyn's blog is a very insightful look into the life of an aspiring designer, so obviously it makes me very happy to see her include models in the bigger picutre.

2. Modelresource received an e-mail from photographer Loren Han, who sent a link to a great bunch of photos taken during LFW, and a note saying models interested in obtaining shots of themselves should not hesitate to request them.

Very generous indeed.

April 12, 2006

Milan Krouzil
Milan Krouzil
Huge news from Nam Models, where Milan Krouzil was direct booked as the main face for the FW 2006 Tommy Hilfiger campaign... worldwide.

Krouzil jetted from Paris to Los Angeles for a three-day shoot last week where he shot with photographer Dewy Nicks.

April 10, 2006

Andi Muise
Andi Muise
Last year, without a doubt, one of the most productive days on my calendar was when I attended the International Model Management Cover Model Search.

In addition to interviewing Michelle Valencourt for the first time (the second time was in London two weeks ago) and Andi Muise, I also got to watch Jessica Stam and Aryka Noble in a fashion show and chat with a bunch of interesting agents and scouts from all over the place.

Honestly, irrespective of how small Barrie is, this event is incredibly well organized and delivers a surprising number of top agents.

For more information, check out the IMM website.

April 10, 2006

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha
Although it seems like months ago, L'Oréal Fashion Week only recently passed, and with it went the hopes of having Coco Rocha at home to show why New York went so crazy over her.

As it turns out, the Charles Stuart model had something a little bigger in the works.

The 17-year-old is under exclusive contract to Steven Meisel and His Holiness decided to use the young Canadian for the cover of the current Italian Vogue.

Rocha's father lives in the Toronto area (where Coco is signed to Elite), so there will undoubtedly be future opportunities see her.

In the meantime Modelresource is really glad to see this country's newest star become the eighth Canadian to currently occupy a position on the models.com Top 50.

April 6, 2006

Adrianne Ho
Adrianne Ho
Sutherland's Adrianne Ho is having another M-A-C moment.

In February she was one of the 20 models the Toronto cosmetics giant flew to New York to open Olympus Fashion Week with an incredible display of body painting.

Now the Chantale Nadeau discovery has been revealed as the face of the upcoming Fashion Cares fundraiser to support Viva Glam - a M-A-C initiative that assists men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.

April 5, 2006

Marie-&Eve Nadeau
Marie-Éve Nadeau
Alexandre at Folio in Montréal sent along an a sneak peak at one of the spreads in the upcoming issue of Lush.

The story, called Black Widow, features stunning images of Marie-Éve Nadeau, and was shot by Richard Bernardin, and styled by Annie L. Horth.

23-year-old Nadeau has been the face of Bourjois cosmetics for years, and Coach for a while now. She has done Christian Dior makeup, shows for Alexander McQueen and many others.

In Canada, the St-Bruno, Québec brunette is the new model for the RW-Co. campaigns as well as the face of Marcelle Cosmetics.

April 4, 2006

Pembroke Castle
Pembroke Castle, Wales
Please excuse the infrequent updates.

Yesterday I woke up in the shadow of this castle in the southwest of Wales, before taking two trains across the Welsh countryside, catching a plane in Cardiff and getting home about 12 hours ago. I'm a little sleepy now, but updates will follow in the coming days.

Michelle Valencourt
Michelle Valecourt
Honestly, most of my time away was vacation, so there won't be a lot from the U.K., but one story to watch for is that of Michelle Valencourt.

Just months after finishing high school, the Barrie beauty has relaunched her career and brings an extraordinary attitude to her work.

I chatted with her at Premier Models in London, where she is planning on making her base in the very near future.

More on that in the days ahead.



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