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January 2010

January 28, 2010

On Wednesday, Modelresource revealed the list of featured photographers at the upcoming Women X Women event.

Today I get to share new work from one of the photographers I discovered at last year's inaugural WXW.

Karen Roze (www.karenroze.com) is now one of my favourite young photographers, irrespective of gender.

Pictured below is her recent work in Schön!, featuring Sutherland's Charlotte Agnew.








Sutherland's Charlotte Agnew by Karen Roze
makeup & hair: Mila Victoria; styling: Shan Sarwar (both Artist Group)


January 27, 2010


Gabi by Anouk Lessard
A couple months ago I got an email from The Advocates seeking suggestions for this year's Women X Women event. Last year's WXW was one of my enduring highlights of LG Fashion Week, so frankly I was honoured to contribute to this year's list of talented female photographers.

The first person I thought of was Gian Carlo Drueco (www.giancarlodrueco.com).

Now, if you know Gian, you know he's a dude. But what you might not know, is Gian's favourite photographers are women.

He and I came up with a list of some of our favourites (ones that were not featured last year), and three of them (Anouk Lessard, Malina Corpadean and Lindsey Drennan) are now confirmed to be among the twelve artists featured at this season's exhibition.

With eight returning artists from last year I'm sure this season's - which will be open to the public on Friday, April 2nd - will be no less memorable.

(list of featured photographers and event details below)


Women X Women

www.womenxwomen.com Full 2010 website coming soon

Industry & Media Reception (by invite only)
Thursday April 1st, 2010

Public Exhibition Friday April 2nd, 2010

Thrush Holmes Empire (an art gallery)
1093 Queen Street West

Presenters:
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Paméla Bernier by Malina Corpadean


January 26, 2010


Alex Loomans for Spade #8
Modelresource once again has your first look at the new issue of Spade.

In an economy that has seriously hobbled the publishing industry, it's encouraging to see a quality Canadian publication that has not only survived, but grown from rather humble Ottawa roots to become the nationally distributed quarterly it is now.

Issue #8 features Alex Loomans on the cover, as well as Ty States' first editorial, both photographed by Saad Al-Hakkak (www.saadvision.com).

(more images below)



Elmer Olsen's Alex Loomans in "Sovereign Solitude," by Saad Al-Hakkak
styling: Corey Ng; hair & makeup: Simone Otis (Page One)



Sutherland's Ty States in "Sublime Court," by Saad Al-Hakkak
styling: Corey Ng; makeup & hair: Sophie Hsin (Plutino)



Elmer Olsen's Alexandra (left) and Kristy in "Blue Velvet"
photography: Francisco Garcia; styling: Richard Autio (Judy Inc)
hair: Anna Nenoiu (Page One); makeup: Vanessa Jarman (Page One)



Elmer Olsen's Elise Hélène "Après la pluie..." by Oliver Stalmans
styling: Anne-Stine Bae; makeup: Hélène Vasnier (Artlist)


January 25, 2010

NEW FACE ALERT


A.I.M. in Kelowna tipped us off to this new face, who recently signed in New York.

Sonja is a 5'9" 15-year-old who caught the attention of Wilhelmina at November's Faces West Convention in Vancouver.

The emails between A.I.M. director Lori Allan and Wilhelmina's Roman Young have been going back-and-forth ever since, and it is now decided the honours student will spend her March Break (March 12 - 19) in New York, testing and meeting clients.


A.I.M's new face Sonja - 5'9" - Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes
photos: Kyle Goldie


January 25, 2010

We're just weeks into 2010 and already Kristy McQuade has modelled in three markets.

The 5'11" LizBell model started the season working for Press in Vancouver, before jetting off to the Bahamas for a bathing suit editorial, then heading to London where she works through Storm.

These are new images from Merry Ole England, shot by Andrea Carter Bowman.

(images below)





LizBell's Kristy McQuade by Andrea Carter Bowman


January 22, 2010

New snapshots for Ashley Hart.

Watch for the 5'10½" Next brunette in the upcoming issue of Z!NK Canada, photographed by Richard Bernardin (www.richardbernardin.com).

(images below)







Next's Ashley Hart (snapshots taken January 21st)


January 20, 2010

The mens shows alone would cause a lot of buzz on the Mode Models blog this week, but editorials and campaign have also snuck their way in.

Simon Nessman and Taylor Fuchs have, not surprisingly, been among the busier guys on the runways of Milan.

At the same time Heather Marks made an appearance in Spanish Vogue, while Julia Dunstall's latest Coccinelle campaign was also released (as we reported in September, she did their last campaign too).

To cap off the big week, Mode's new face Nicole Tusznio also made a Monday appearance on Models.com's Daily Duo.

(images below)



Mode's Simon Nessman (left) for Dolce & Gabbana
and Taylor Fuchs for Giorgio Armani



Mode's Heather Marks in Spanish Vogue
and Julia Dunstall for Coccinelle



Mode new face Nicole Tusznio on Models.com


January 19, 2010


CoverModels' Cassandra Tighe
(VonZipper campaign)
With the recent closure of Giovanni's Toronto office, several models and mother agents have been actively seeking out new options in Canada's largest market. Others are holding out for what is rumoured to be a new venture headed up by the two staff that remained at the Wellington Street office until the end.

Ottawa's CoverModels - which saw incredible results after placing Laura Kell with Next in 2009 (check out her "Best Modelling Moment") - was quick to move the three models released by the sudden change in the agency landscape.

Former featured model Cassandra Tighe, who has built an impressive international career, is the best known of the three.

But the other two converts are faces also familiar to Modelresource readers, having been recently noted for their own international successes.

Andrea Brouwer we most recently told you about two weeks ago when we showed off her Escada tearsheets from Korea.

Travelling with Brouwer is Anjela Chamberlain who - as we told you at the end of December - is building up the editorial.

Pictured below are images from the latest campaign for 16-year-old Brouwer, who returns to Canada in less than a week.

(images below)





CoverModels'Andrea Brouwer, now with Next in Toronto
(Beccaccino Shoes campaign)


January 18, 2010

The new issue of Filler Magazine is now online, and decidedly slanted towards the men this time. Mackenzie Duncan and Stuart A. McIntyre co-direct a very cool video sequence called "Cazar" (Spanish: "to hunt"), featuring NAM's John Cherkas and Michael Solomon.

Speaking of dudes, the men's shows are now underway in Milan, which means several of Elmer Olsen's guys are going to be busy. Pictured here are Casey Taylor in Vivienne Westwood, and Alex Loomans in Roberto Cavalli.

Two other Canadian guys to keep your eye on:
  • I Model Mgmt's Eric Bell, who is creating quite a bit of buzz right now.

  • CoverModels' Matt G, currently on display in VMan.

    (images below)



    Elmer Olsen's Casey Taylor (left) and Alex Loomans
    (both photos: http://www.catwalking.com" target="newwin">catwalking.com)



    I Model Mgmt's Eric Bell by Colin Angus



    CoverModels' Matt G. in VMan


  • January 14, 2010


    Isabelle Trudel's Delphie
    British Elle
    photo: Matthias Vriens-McGrath
    A little more than a month ago, Modelresource told you about a British Elle feature on ten new faces from three different New York agencies; three of which were Canadian.

    Pictured on the right is Delphie's page.

    The 18-year-old Isabelle Trudel product also appears in the current Teen Vogue, pictured below.

    (more images below)



    Delphie (Folio in Montréal) in Teen Vogue


    January 13, 2010

    NEW FACE ALERT


    Folio has a very promising new prospect in Montréal native Oli.

    These images of the 6'1½" brown-eyed brunette were taken by Shayne Laverdière (www.shaynelaverdiere.com).




    Folio's new face Oli


    January 12, 2010


    Next's Meghan Collison
    Modelresource has been in Edmonton since Friday, working with models from Hi-Fi and Calgary's Images.

    Just yesterday, before sneaking in a bite to eat with Edmonton's own superstar Meghan Collison, I met two local models I'm really excited about.

    5'10½ Amanda Trimble and 5'11½" Ashley Sivertson are two Northern Alberta girls I expect you'll see much more from.

    (more images below)



    Images' Ashley Sivertson
    makeup & hair: Nicola Gavins



    Hi-Fi's Amanda Trimble
    makeup & hair: Amanda Krywko


    January 8, 2010

    New tear sheets from Courtney French (one of the most charismatic people I know), who is making Europe her home these days.

    These come from Greece's Lucky Magazine, following the Next model's brief stay in Athens (which followed two trips to Paris).

    Expect much more from the 5'11" blonde in the next twelve months.

    (more images below)







    Next's Courtney French for Lucky (Greece)


    January 6, 2010


    CoverModels' Andrea for Escada
    Modelresource first told you about Andrea Brouwer in September.

    Following her stays in New York, the CoverModels' teen set off for Korea; a move that turned out to be quite a good one.

    5'10" Brouwer returns to Ottawa on January 23rd, and is bringing back tearsheets from the likes of Escada.

    (more images below)



    CoverModels' Andrea Brouwer for Escada (Korea)





    CoverModels' Andrea Brouwer (tearsheets from Korea)


    January 5, 2010

    NEW FACE ALERT


    Brand new to I Model Mgmt is 6'1", 22-year-old Dan Ranahan of Edmonton.




    I Model Mgmt's new face Dan Ranahan


    January 5, 2010


    Mode's Simon Nessman for Versace
    photo: Mario Testino
    Happy New Year!

    Modelresource is back at work and looking forward to lots of good stuff ahead.

    Today we're sharing new images of Simon Nessman from two new, and very lucrative campaigns.

    Versace and Givenchy each enlisted Mode's B.C. boy... and we're told three more campaigns are soon to follow...

    (more images below)



    Mode's Simon Nessman (right) for Givenchy
    photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott




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