Scene and Heard

July 2010

July 29, 2010

This, I believe, is one of the most underrated models in Canada.

Since launching with much fanfare at Elmer Olsen's inaugural bootcamp a few years ago, Tara Gill has gone on to do some very impressive editorials and campaigns, while walking scores of runways along the way.

Most Canadians would recognize her from Jacob, Jacob Connexion and Jacob Lingerie storefronts, but internationally she was also all over Alexander McQueen's website a couple years back, and did Guy Laroche's F/W 2009 campaign.

Now, we're happy to report, the 5'11" brunette also appears in the new worldwide Herve Leger campaign.

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July 28, 2010


Well done, Cynthia Cully!

The owner of Spot 6 was at a school play about six months ago, where she found this girl.

5'9" Cassidy Sadler flew to Paris earlier this summer (on her 16th birthday, incidentally) and spend three-and-a-half weeks there.

The highlight of the trip: walking in the Eric Tibusch couture show.

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July 27, 2010

Modelresource is keeping an eye on Dulcedo's Vince, who had a great first season of men's shows.

Pictured below is a collection of runway images put together by the 6'2" brunette's agency, featuring appearances is Hermès, Dries Van Noten, Commes des Garçons, Neil Barrett and Giuliano Fujiwara.

Also shown below is Vince in the new issue of Montréal's Nightlife Magazine, photographed by Saad Al-Hakkak (

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July 26, 2010

Lexington's 5'6" Chantelle
for Third Floor
photo: Matthew Burditt
We had quite a few scouts in Toronto last week, and one of the discussions I entered into centered on how much more selective international agencies are becoming in terms of height.

A few factors contribute to this:

  • In the last decade the internet has become practically ubiquitous, meaning scouting 5'11" girls is so much easier.
  • A deflated economy means fewer opportunities, so clients are being more selective.
  • The population is generally taller than it used to be.

In spite of those limiting circumstances, there is also more work than in the past.

Entire campaigns are being done for strictly online purposes, and newly emerging economies like South Korea, mainland China and India are suddenly clamouring for international models.

Enter Lexington Models' Chantelle.

The diminutive brunette - a mere 5'6" according to her agency's website - built an impressive work list in Vancouver before leaving for Seoul earlier this summer.

There until August, her highlights so far include a Speedo campaign and shooting for Maxim.

July 23, 2010

Filler Magazine, as we mentioned yesterday, just released their summer 2010 issue.

Also in this version is a gorgeous story by Koby ( featuring Next Canada's Valeria.

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July 22, 2010

The summer edition of Filler Magazine is online, featuring Next Canada's Dani Thompson, photographed by Rayan Ayash (

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July 20, 2010


I got a first look at this guy in early June, when Key Model Management owner Darren Dahl tipped me off.

Jeremy is a 6'1" new face from Pitt Meadows, B.C., who started just weeks earlier, after being discovered on the street by photographer Zenaida Kwong.

Already we're seeing him in the pages of Vancouver Fashion eZine, photographed by Matthew Burditt (

Blonde hair, blue eyes, and of German/Irish decent, the 19-year-old is also a choreographer/dancer, actor and singer who plays piano.

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July 19, 2010

A couple weeks ago featured Ottawa's Herieth Paul as their Model of the Week and a strange thing happened: the comments section (see it here) was overwhelmingly postive.

Perhaps more remarkably, the notoriously snarky devotees to theFashionSpot were almost equally enthusiastic about the Tanzanian-born teen.

Is this 5'11" Angie's product the next in line to Yasmin, Ubah, Ayan and Honorine as African-born stars that got their start in Canada?

We'll be watching...

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July 16, 2010


Expect to see much more from this one in the years ahead.

Yana is a 13-year-old recently signed to Agence Emme in Vancouver.

Already, we're told, the 5'9½" rookie shot a major hair campaign, while agencies in New York and Europe are taking serious interest.

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July 15, 2010

Spot 6's Paul T starts Bello readers thinking toward autumn, with this outdoorsy story shot by Lindsey Drennan (

The 20-year-old - who moved to Toronto only a couple months ago - is a dual citizen, with one parent from each side of the world's longest undefended border.

Also placed with Montage, the 6'0" brunette is taking the rest of the summer off, before heading to Miami in September.

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July 14, 2010

More tearsheets from Winnipeg's Panache agency.

Pictured here, in Men's Uno, is Tim Devos.

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July 12, 2010

Back in December Modelresource drew attention to the fact that while most of Canada's population was being blasted with winter, Mackenzie Duncan was surfing Kiwi coasts.

I'm not sure how that ended up landing him a spread in New Zealand's Pilot magazine, but as Elastica reminds us, somehow the vital connection is made.

Featured here is Next's Sarah Chinerman in the story "We live in realms beyond the sky."

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July 9, 2010

New images of Edmonton's lovely Steph del Alba, complements of Mode.

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July 8, 2010

Next's gorgeous Lauren Innes owns the cover and a nine-page, only-girl spread in latest issue of TLC* magazine.

The 5'9" Vancouver blonde brings the heat in "Dune," shot by Chris Haylett (

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July 7, 2010

Here's another new Canadian export to keep your eye on.

Melody Bauer is a 5'10" Panache model.

The 21-year-old is currently with Fashion Cult in Greece, which is where she collected this editorial (first three images).

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July 5, 2010


Another in the string of new faces from Folio.

This is 6'1" Evan Rochon, who according to Modelresource's Men's Editor Matthew Lyn, was discovered recently by a Montréal hairstylist, and after continued prodding was eventually convinced to give modelling a shot.

Lyn ( did the 19-year-old's first shoot, the results of which are here.

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July 2, 2010

Folio's Anaïs Pouliot
Prada Resort 2011
Modelling already for five years, Anaïs Pouliot picked 2010 to break out in a big way.

Modelresource has been following the Lachenaie, Québec brunette since she appeared on LOU LOU's cover in 2007, and picked her as our Featured Model in February of the following year.

The FW/2010 show season proved to be the Folio model's coming out party however, with several shows in NYC including an opening slot at Wayne, followed be an exclusive for MiuMiu in Paris.

The Miuccia connection continues for Pouliot, showing MiuMiu's and Prada's resort looks for 2011.

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