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December 2006

December 22, 2006

Owen Steuart
Owen Steuart

Models.com recently overhauled its list of top faces, which meant among other things the de-listing of Daria Werbowy and Brad Kroenig from their years-long spots at the top of their respective lists.

Another major move was the extraordinary leap of British Columbia's Owen Steuart, who vaulted from #45 to #17.

"Not only is he gorgeous, he's a nice guy without an ego." says AIM's Lori McCormack. "The best part is that Owen hasn't changed. He's still the sweet, good looking kid who swam with our daughter on the local swim team. We're extremely proud to represent him as mother agent, and we're not surprised at all by his success. He's worked hard for it and most certainly deserves it!!"

Steuart is represented in New York by Wilhelmina.

December 21, 2006


Jetanne and Tyrone

Watch for a new fashion magazine hitting Canadian newstands in February, with some well-established names behind it.

Passion Magazine is branding itself as a high-end Fashion & Lifestyle magazine, but with a defintite multicultural focus.

The magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Lonelle Selbo, tells Modelresource the new magazine will be a mix of new and emerging talent - from photographers to designers and models - with a "strong mix of backgrounds."

Selbo, who is a major contributor to Lush Magazine also has the former Fashion Editor at Jasmine Magazine (and IA Management model), Luan Avram on board as Fashion & Beauty Editor.

New Canadian fashion magazines are, of course, always good news for models. Passion will be a glossy 9x11½ format (so the tear sheets will fit nicely in portfolios).

Modelresource was on set Wednesday for the first ever editorial shoot (for Valentine's Day), featuring Elmer Olsen's Jetanne and NAM's Tyrone, shot by Jackson Huang.,

December 19, 2006


Alana Zimmer
Updates from Elmer Olsen, where the inevitable Alana Zimmer has debuted at #48 on the Models.com list of Top 50 models.

Sarra meanwhile, just shot American Vogue with Richard Bush. Modelresource first predicted success for the Ottawa native more than a year ago (see the September 20, 2005 update).

Maria Dvirnik recently made a quick stopover in Toronto to shoot Fashion Magazine between shoots for Portuguese Vogue in Lisbon, and Spanish Marie Claire in Morocco.

And we'll be watching for a 20-page spread featuring Jessica Lewis in the spring 2007 issue of 10 magazine. The images below of Lewis (who is repped by IMG in New York) are from the current W Magazine.


Jessica Lewis

December 19, 2006


Next's Eva Shaw
Hair by Eric Del Monaco

For an Artists' Rep that only launched in Canada a few months ago, this is big news.

Artists by Timothy Priano has announced the signing of lead hair artist for L'Oréal Fashion Week, Eric Del Monaco.

You will recall Modelresource had the opportunity to get Del Monaco's insights for runway models.

December 18, 2006

Remember a couple weeks ago when Modelresource went on-set with the models from Chantale Nadeau?

The stunning image below is the final product from that shoot, featuring most of Nadeau's models, all in gowns from Lowon Pope.
Chantale Nadeau

December 17, 2006

NAM and Giovanni shared the Holiday spirit on Friday, and brought some of their top names in with them, along with the Director of Scouting for Wilhelmina.


Giovanni booker Sharon Smith
and Melissa Molson's mom, Brenda


Wilhelmina's Anita Norris


NAM's Adam Ward with Norwayne Anderson


Lancome 2005 makeup artist of the year, Boriana


NAM's Kamila and Milan, with Anderson


Giovanni's Taras and Robin


Anderson with Renee Thompson

December 15, 2006

The photos below are from the current issue of Riverside Quarterly, featuring Stylus Canada's Agustina and Andrew Potts.

Agustina
Agustina in Riverside Quarterly

Andrew Potts
Andrew Potts in Riverside Quarterly


December 14, 2006

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor
Over the past couple of years Stylus Canada has steadily made inroads in Toronto's fashion scene, first with an impressive men's board, and more recently as a full-serve shop that hold its own on all fronts.

As the boards have grown stronger the reach has expanded, with guys like Darius making a statement internationally, and now an announcement they are representing Ryan Taylor who has set the international circuit alight in the past year.

Stylus Booker Jarrett Plyley provided Modelresource this update on the Models.com "Of the Minute" alumnus:
"Ryan Taylor is creating quite the buzz on the international scene with a Vogue Homme editorial, and shows such as Prada, Lacoste, Marc by Marc and Yves Saint Laurent (amongst others) already under his belt during his first season. Ryan is currently in Europe for editorial bookings. Stay tuned..."
Natasha
Natasha
Plyley also shared details of his own recent trip to New York, where he signed Natasha to IMG. The beauty shot on the right is from a test done the same day she signed with Manhattan agency.

December 11, 2006

Chantale Nadeau passed along these images of gorgeous Claire Oleson, who is featured on in the latest Life & Fashion Magazine.




Claire Oleson


December 11, 2006

Modelresource was backstage with nine of Corestone's models Sunday, where they were modelling for Areta, at the Four Seasons Fashion Showcase.


Areta with Natalia



Tarot



Caroline Z



Leanne & Karen



Danielle with Areta


December 8, 2006


Michelle Valencourt
and Irina Funtikova.
Vervegirl's Holiday Glamour Issue just released, and features a plenty of tips for aspiring models, from the likes of Irina Funtikova, Michelle Valencourt and Elite booker Matti Gidilevich.

Modelresource took you behind the scenes for much of this issue, with our Live... On Set! features (here, and here).

Our favourite part: Vervegirl's review of The Canadian Model's Resource.




December 8, 2006


Darryl
An update from a busy men's board at Elmer Olsen.

Darryl is featured in the latest Strut Magazine, on the left.

Bailey is in the recent LOU LOU, along with Casey Taylor and James Hawksley.

Hawksley also finds himself in La Voix.

Joe Weir, meanwhile, has a great story in UMM (shot by Dan Lim), and shares the pages of SIR with Darius and Jessica Lewis.

 
LOU LOU (left), La Voix (right)

 
UMM (left), SIR (right)

December 8, 2006

Photos from Thursday night's Elite Holiday party and toy drive:


Mariko Tatsumi of Visage (Osaka), and Stephanie Chen of PT Models (Taipei)


Emily Lamb and Christina Ionno


Ali, Jason, Matti Gidilevich, Jenna Lee, Veronica Zelina

December 6, 2006

More coverage of last week's event in support of The Sophia Fund, this time courtesy Toronto Street Fashion.

TSF does a great job of supporting the local fashion scene, so Modelresource was obviously thrilled to see them in attendance Thursday.

Click on the image below to see the full article on TorontoStreetFashion.com

TorontoStreetFashion.com

December 6, 2006

Two shots from the latest Numero, featuring Elmer Olsen's gorgeous Alana Zimmer.

Alana Zimmer

Alana Zimmer
Alana Zimmer in Numero

December 5, 2006


Ylenia
CityTV sent out a news release this morning announcing the deadline is fast approaching to apply for Season Two of Canada's Next Top Model.

As you likely know, last season ended with the judging panel selecting Andrea Muizelaar as their choice.

What you may not know is that Ylenia, who didn't make it to the final three, is actually the model booking the most.

Sutherland Models, which will again be representing this season's winner, also signed most of last year's finalists and is following through with bookings. You can read about their progress on Sutherland Models' website.

The deadline for Season Two applications is December 15th. For more information visit CityTV's website.

December 5, 2006


Aaron Hawco
with Marina
Modelresource wants to wish Aaron Hawco the best as he embarks on a new career. The long-time NAM booker has taken a job outside the industry, and will spend his last day at the agency on Thursday.

NAM owner Norwayne Anderson released a statement saying "Aaron has been a true foundation to the heart of NAM Personal Management and will always be a friend."

Taking over Hawco's role will be former model Nicola Stephenson.

December 4, 2006

Modelresource spent Sunday afternoon on set with Chantale Nadeau's models at Toronto's Historic Distillery District.


John Sayer-White photographing Anique

Recent model search runner-up, Rachel

Several of the group

Chantale working with Adrianne Ho

December 3, 2006


Jason Meyers with
Kim Noseworthy
It was an intimate affair Thursday evening as Modelresource coordinated a fashion show in support of The Sophia Fund.

The Heliconian Club in Toronto's Yorkville District was the setting for the event, as Jason Meyers presented his Spring/Summer '07 collection (accessorized by SOOS), while models from four agencies donated their time.

Rather than typical fashion show music, this show featured a stunning live cabaret set by Coloratura Soprano Emily Klassen.

Modelresource is grateful to all those that gave life to this event:


Hannah Quick & Justyna
 Models
 Christina Ionno - Elite
 Eva Shaw - Next
 Hannah Quick - Ford
 Jenna Judd - Ford
 Jess - Ford
 Justyna - Giovanni
 Kim Noseworthy - Giovanni

 Makeup & Hair
 Taylor Borris - Artists by Timothy Priano
 Liz Robertson - Giovanni Artists

Also, a really big thank you to Gail McInnes from B&M Models, Meaghan from the Toronto Fashion Incubator and the volunteers from Ryerson University that assisted backstage.

Jenna Judd, one of the outstanding models in the show, also found time to put her own camera to use.

Click on the photo below to see backstage through Jenna's lens.


Jason Meyers with Jenna
(click image for Jenna's photos)



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