Modelresource will be updating throughout the day, and taking your questions through our new discussion board. You must be registered to pose questions.
Elite booker Matti Gidilevich will be available to answer modelling-related questions, Vervegirl Editor Sara Graham will handle queries about the magazine and Editor-at-Large Charmaine Gooden will take your health and beauty questions.
Registered users may start posing questions on the discussion board now, and we will try to get answers throughout the day, Tuesday.
The online fun should begin shortly after 9:00 EDT.
According to booker Alexandre de Bellefeuille, Craig's European fashion career is in overdrive as well. The 5'10½" redhead's new images are outstanding.
Specs' booking table (Emmanuelle on the right)
Heading north on St-Laurent, you'll find Specs, which enjoys a spectacular view of Mount Royal.
President Marie-Josée Trempe is on vacation right now, but the agency's head booker, Andrée-Anne Mauffette, took some time to better acquaint me with an agency Modelresource doesn't hear nearly enough about.
Specs has a long, successful history in the Montréal market, and features a lot of models that appear on this site when they find themselves in Toronto.
Brown-haired, blue-eyed Victoria (on the right), is one of the agency's new faces we expect to be seeing a lot more from in the future.
August 15, 2006
Ishi, at the helm of Modelresource (the travel edition)
Modelresource finds itself in Montréal, poking around one of greatest cities in the world.
While collecting myself at Starbucks this morning, who should pass by buy "Ishi" (of mooishi fame).
He's been taking a few personal days here, but out doing a shoot today before returning to Toronto tomorrow.
Incidentally, I had a look at some of the new mags hitting the shelves yesterday (they seem to find their way to Montreal first), and was loving mooishi's contribution to Flare, featuring Alana Zimmer.
Heather Marks in Flare... Wow!! And Lisa Cant has never looked better than she does in the current Fashion Magazine.
August 10, 2006
Next Canada has another compelling young face in town for the month of August.
On the right is 5'11" Mae Woods - one image from a story shot yesterday by David Hou.
August 9, 2006
If you've been keeping up with Models.com you may have noticed Canada's Dana Wright among the contestants at the recent MC2 Model Search in Ecuador.
Represented by Elmer Olsen Models, Wright made the trek to Quito with her father, and finished among the top 15 contestants.
Modelresource first brought your attention to Wright last fall, as part of our Fashion Week show packages.
According to her booker, Ryan Greenwood, Wright had done a brief stint with MC2's Miami office prior to the contest, but has been spending most of her time working in the Toronto area.
August 9, 2006
Stylus Canada booker Jarrett Plyley dropped Modelresource a line to let us know about some recent developments out of their office.
Says Plyley, "Darius is now placed with Vision NY, and Folio in Montréal. He will be going to NYC for campaign season in September if not before for direct bookings. He also has tremendous interest from agencies in Europe.
"One of our other models, Amanda Steele has spent a successful summer in Barcelona and just retuned after shooting the cover of CLARA magazine amongst other editorials.
"Also, 14 year old Kaytlyn Ryerson just returned from Taipei with her mother while working with FMI models. Her bookers are BEGGING for her to come back!"
August 9, 2006
Every now and then Modelresource gets an e-mail asking why we haven't provided a message board for models, their parents and those in the related industries.
Honestly it came down to time. A lot of garbage ends up on message boards and we don't have time to monitor it 24/7.
Still, we recognize the value of a community where those involved in the legitimate industry can interact and assist each other, so last week the Modelresource Discussion Board was built.
The last few days have been spent testing and reorganizing, and now we're ready to open it up.
This is the first step of a new Modelresource Network, which will be a more interactive environment that will help us understand your tastes and interests, to better deliver the stuff you care about.
If you have an active interest in the Canadian Modelling Industry we invite you to register here.
Now in Hong Kong, Cadman graciously sent along some more useful tips for models looking to travel:
There is an amazing program called Skype - all you need is a headset and mic and you can talk through the program to anyone in the world for free. You can also buy credit and call from your computer to a phone (that does cost a bit... but it's convenient)
If you're going on contract with an agency make sure you know what your resources are (If you will have internet, a kitchenette, a fridge...)
Invest in a universal adaptor and voltage converter. Asia has different outlets... even from Korea to China is different - so make sure if you're bringing things like a camera charger, to a blowdryer that you will be able to plug it in when you get here!
Drink lots of water, eat lots of dried or fresh fruit, and avoid too much sugar - travelling takes a lot of energy and it's best to have natural sugars in your system rather than processed
Remember that when an agency provides you with pocket money it's meant for food and transportation only. You should bring some money of your own for spending if you plan to buy anything else.
Other articles models should reference before travelling are:
Modelresource, Friday, got a look at an e-mail sent out to staff at nine Toronto agencies, inviting them to "discuss the upcoming L'Oreal Fashion week" with the head of the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC), Robin Kay.
The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, August 14th (it has since been changed to Thursday, August 10th), and invited attendees to offer their "concerns, suggestions and ideas."
Although Modelresource would be much happier to see ongoing modelling industry involvement, this is definitely a positive step and the FDCC should be congratulated.