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January 2007

January 30, 2007

1 Model Management, the wildly successful company founded five years ago by former Karin Models President Scott Lipps, has recruited Giovanni Bernardi to take charge of international scouting.

Bernardi, the founder and namesake of Giovanni in Montréal and Toronto, has been a successful entrepreneur in many projects, including the creation of Montréal's Orbit Hair Salon and Cube Restaurant.

A statement released to Modelresource says "Giovanni Models Inc in Canada will continue to be completely independent and provide the same quality of service to its valued models and clients."

January 26, 2007

Anita Norris
Anita Norris
Modelresource is furiously typing away to get our Anita Norris profile online.

The head of scouting for Wilhelmina, Norris features prominently on a new VH1 reality show called "The Agency."

The show premieres in February, following the day-to-day routine at Wilhelmina's New York office.

Norris is from London, Ontario, and modelled for close to 10 years in Milan before becoming a top scout.

January 29, 2007

Just months after launching its website, Giovanni has already stepped up its online presence and added some features otherwise not seen in Canada.

We're told still more features are on the way. Have a look at www.giovannimodels.com.

Giovanni Screenshot
www.giovannimodels.com

January 30, 2007

Giovanni founder and namesake Giovanni Bernardi has officially joined the team at 1 Model Management in New York.

One Management, the wildly successful management company founded four years ago by former Karin Models agent Scott Lipps, has contracted Bernardi to take charge of scouting and development internationally.

Bernardi has been a successful entrepreneur and business man in many projects, including the creation of Montréal's Orbit Hair Salon, Cube Restaurant.

A statement released to Modelresource says "Giovanni Models Inc in Canada will continue to be completely independent and provide the same quality of service to its valued models and clients."

January 26, 2007

Siovan
Siovan (Ford),
also a Chantale Nadeau model
Modelresource sat in for a taping of Deal or No Deal Canada this week (I'm in the front row!), cheering on the outstanding Canadian Models.

Unfortunately there was a strict no-photography policy, but what a fascinating experience.

Modelresource readers are going to recognize several of the faces that appear on the show, including Chantale Nadeau and former Modelresource contributor Veronique Landry (who happens to be a Chantale Nadeau model).

Other familiar faces include Brandy Alexander & Tenika Davis from season one of Canada's Next Top Model.

To see all of the models appearing on the show, check out Global T.V.'s Deal or No Deal website.

January 26, 2007

Elite's Allison MacGillivray will be away from the office for about a month, as Elite Model Look hits Marrakech, Morocco.

The booker has been keenly involved with eml for a few years, as a chaperon.

Models from 50 nations will compete in this year's event, which runs from January 30th to February 12th.

Canada's entry, Leigh Martin, will be very busy. The models will prep for the first week, before participating in events throughout Marrakech between the 5th and the 12th.

For more of what MacGillivray and Martin can expect, have a look at a summary of last year's event.

This is the 23rd edition of eml, and was supposed to happen in Thailand late last year. Political instability in that region however, forced the event's relocation.

Following the event MacGillivray will take some personal time travelling around the region.

Brent Story and Leign Martin
Leigh Martin (right) with Brent Story

January 25, 2007

Kate Somers
Kate Somers

Video from the 2007 Ford Supermodel of the World is now available (below).

Following the runway show watch for the announcement of the top five finishers, which includes Toronto's Kate Somers (who shared fourth spot).

Kate follows in the steps of Bojana Reljic, who was first runner up last year.

The winner of this year's event was Holland's Sanne Nijhof.

January 22, 2007

Ayan
Ayan

Huge news from Next's Ayan.

After arriving in Paris just a week ago she has already confirmed a slew of Couture shows, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Franck Sorbier, Mark Le Bihan, Gavin Rajah, Richard René, Nicolas Le Cauchois, Georges Hobeika and Yahya, and is on option still for others.

As if that wasn't keep her busy enough, she has also shot for a new face editorial feature for popular French magazine, Tecknikart.

January 18, 2007

The Canadian Model's Resource
The Canadian Model's Resource

Aspiring models in the Toronto area will soon be able to get a taste of the industry at their local library.

The Toronto Public Library recently purchased 28 copies of the guide to distribute around the metro area.

If you're interested in obtaining your own copy (so you don't have to keep returning to the library and hoping it's there), you can do so securely from Trafford Publishing's website.

For more details about The Canadian Model's Resource, please visit our book info page.

January 16, 2007

Robyn Sinclair and Jeff
Robyn Sinclair & Jeff

On the right is a Francisco Garcia shot from the latest Strut Magazine, featuring Sutherland's Robyn Sinclair and NAM's Jeff.

Garcia continues to find new opportunities, having shot Monday for Canada's newest fashion publication, Passion Magazine.

January 16, 2007

This photo of Chantale Nadeau's Lauren Berntzen was so good we thought we needed to share it.

Lauren is currently in Osaka, working with Zem.

Lauren Berntzen
Lauren Berntzen in Osaka

January 15, 2007

Lisa Porter
Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter returned to Paris this weekend, where she is represented by Success.

The B&M model, who Modelresource first told you about in the summer, has already had a very positive three-month stay in the City of Lights.

More details of Porter's first trip to France can be found on the "In the Loop" section of B&M's website.

January 11, 2007

Billie Jazz
Billie Jazz
Ever since the first LOU LOU arrived to Modelresource two years ago, I've been somewhat hooked. I learn so much from that magazine. To be honest though, I wasn't always fond of the photography.

This month however, I'm loving Patrice Massé's contribution, featuring Folio's Billie Jazz in a romantic lingerie story.

Billie Jazz
Billie Jazz, Photographer: Patrice Massé

January 11, 2007

Some amazing images of Elmer Olsen's Maria Dvirnik, captured by Geoff Barrenger.

The rest of this Ports 1961 campaign, shot in Buenos Aires, can be seen at gmb.ca.

Maria Dvirnik
Maria Dvirnik
Maria Dvirnik, for Ports 1961. Photographer: Geoff Barrenger

January 10, 2007

Marina Djordjevic
Marina Djordjevic
photo: Matthew Stylianou
makeup: Beau Nelson

Modelresource got a sneak peak at the new RK campaign, days before it is set to appear on the company's own website.

Featuring Sutherland's Marina Djordjevic, these season's looks are meant to inspire "hot, white, sexy Mediterranean heat," says designer Candice Chan.

RK's most recent campaigns featured Paméla Bernier and Nelly Tsyrlin.

Marina Djordjevic
Marina Djordjevic
Marina Djordjevic
photo: Matthew Stylianou
makeup: Beau Nelson

January 10, 2007

Pamela Bernier
Paméla Bernier

Foxy Jeans, which has a reputation for picking hot Canadian models for hot ads has done it again.

Paméla Bernier is the new face for the Montréal designer/retailer.

Recent Foxy campaigns featured Kaitlyn Vanderkooi and Zoe Duchesne.

January 08, 2007

2007 is underway, and with the start of the New Year comes the launch of the new moo.

www.mooking.com, the online home of David moo King in now up, and featuring a new section of video.

His first live-action subject is is no surprise to those that have been following his work over the past year. It's Next's Julia Stone, who has been moo's favourite muse (moo-ze?) for the past many months.

Julia Stone
mooking.com
model: Julia Stone



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