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June 2008

June 25, 2008

Modelresource told you a couple weeks ago about Shiya Zhao's appearance in Flare magazine.

Through Sutherland she has also appeared in Glow in recent months.

Now her mother agent, Chantale Nadeau, has signed her to Trump in New York.

The humourous billboard below featuring Zhao, is prominent in Toronto's fashion district right now.

Shiya Zhao
Chantale Nadeau's Shiya Zhao

June 23, 2008

Rachel Roberts
LizBell's Rachel Roberts for Biotherm
Rachel Roberts is the new face of Biotherm.

The 30-year-old LizBell product - a past Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model - appears in both the European and North American campaigns.

June 17, 2008

Ryan Martel
Folio's Ryan Martel in Lush
Ryan Martel has been appearing in print with the kind of regularity usually only acheived by girls at the top of their game.

In the Folio model's case however, she is clearly still ascending the modelling ranks, having not yet even worked outside Canada.

These latest tears are from Lush Magazine.

(more images below)

Ryan Martel

Ryan Martel
Folio's Ryan Martel in by Jean-Claude Lussier
styling: Azamit

June 18, 2008

Ford Poster
Ford Models Supermodel of
The World Canada Finals
Following their cross-Canada search, Ford Canada narrowed down their list of models vying to represent Canada at the next Supermodel of the World contest, and brought the finalists together for one big event.

Tonight, on national television, the winner will be revealed.

Each of the six was brought to Toronto, and given the opportunity to prove themselves worthy of the opportunity to represent this country at next year's finals in New York.

Coverage begins at 10:00 p.m. (9:00 Central) on CityTV.

June 18, 2008

The Great Canadian Model Search
The former head of scouting for Wilhelmina's network will be scouring the beaches of Southern Ontario this summer.

Anita Norris, who now operates her own agency in London, Ontario, is coordinating Beach Tour 2008.

More information, including tour dates, can be found on The Great Canadian Modelsearch website.

June 17, 2008

Andi Muise
IMM's Andi Muise in D Magazine
It's been a while since Modelresource has updated you on the goings-on of one Ms. Andi Muise.

Too long, in fact.

So here, for your viewing enjoyment are the International Model Management beauty's latest tears, from D Magazine.

(more images below)

Andi Muise
Andi Muise
Andi Muise
IMM's Andi Muise in D Magazine

June 16, 2008

Shiya Zhao
Sutherland's Shiya Zhao in Flare
photo: Nelson Simoneau
styling: Rita Liefhebber
makeup: Simone Otis (The Aritst Group)
hair: Justin German (The Artist Group)
I don't still have it around, but I remember reading Flare's December issue, and a commitment made then to inject more colour into the editorials.

That's why seeing this story makes me very happy.

Sutherland's Shiya Zhao and Kai (one of the most remarkable new models I've ever met) are featured in a three-girl story (along with Elmer Olsen's Elise) by Nelson Simoneau.

Kai
Sutherland's Kai in Flare
photo: Nelson Simoneau
styling: Rita Liefhebber
makeup: Simone Otis (The Aritst Group)
hair: Justin German (The Artist Group)
The trio, irrespective of ethnic considerations, looks amazing.

Well done, Flare.

June 12, 2008

Modelresource told you Tuesday that Rachel Blais will be in Montréal from the 19th to the 30th.

Now Folio is announcing Kelly Craig will be making a near identical stay.

The green-eyed redhead, whose memorable role as "The Oracle" in the Frank Miller's 300 still drives a lot of search engine traffic to Modelresource.ca, is scheduled to be in La Belle Province from 19th to the 28th.

Kelly Craig
Folio's Kelly Craig

June 12, 2008

Keeping alive the tradition of Canadians on the ModelMania list of breaking faces is a name familiar to Modelresource readers (and one of the coolest people I know).

Mississauga's Melissa Molson is the second Giovanni model in three months to crack hintmag.com's monthly cabal (the other being Justyna).

Each month this year has seen at least one Canadian face on the highly regarded list.

Melissa Molson
Giovanni's Melissa Molson on hintmag.com's June '08 ModelMania

June 11, 2008

Magalie
Giovanni's Magalie
on Models.com
Yesterday Modelresource announced Chantale Nadeau's most recent model search winners.

Here's one reason why those girls should feel pretty sure they're in good hands.

Magalie, the winner of Nadeau's last model search, is just returning from a quick trip to Manhattan, which saw her shoot three pages of Numéro with Greg Kadel and be named Model of the Week on Models.com.

The remarkable 5'11" brunette is represented by Giovanni in Toronto and Montréal, and Trump in New York.

The images below are from another of Manhattan's top photographers, Chadwick Tyler.
(more images below)

Magalie
Giovanni's Magalie, by Chadwick Tyler

June 11, 2008

Ford Canada's Sasha Stelea looks absolutely stunning, photographed by Edith Maybin.

The images are from Elle.com's story previewing tonight's ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) benefit in New York.

According to Stelea's agent, Jarrett Plyley:
"The event is hosted by Katie Ford and artist Ross Bleckner. It will feature the sale of original works by some of the world’s foremost contemporary artists and photographers, all of the proceeds going directly to ACRIA. The guests will be the tip-top of the fashion industry – designers, editors, photographers, ad, etc."
Sasha Stelea
Sasha Stelea, by Edith Maybin
from Elle.com

June 11, 2008

Magalie
Giovanni's Magalie
on Models.com
Yesterday Modelresource announced Chantale Nadeau's most recent model search winners.

Here's one reason why those girls should feel pretty sure they're in good hands.

Magalie, the winner of Nadeau's last model search, is just returning from a quick trip to Manhattan, which saw her shoot three pages of Numéro with Greg Kadel and be named Model of the Week on Models.com.

The remarkable 5'11" brunette is represented by Giovanni in Toronto and Montréal, and Trump in New York.

The images below are from another of Manhattan's top photographers, Chadwick Tyler.
(more images below)

Magalie
Giovanni's Magalie, by Chadwick Tyler

June 10, 2008

One of Modelresource's favourites is coming home for a brief stay.

Folio has sent out notice that breathtaking Rachel Blais will be in Montréal from June 19th to the 30th.

Rachel Blais
Folio's Rachel Blais

June 10, 2008

Santa Borel
Chantale Nadeau's Santa Borel
Chantale Nadeau has wrapped up her latest model search, and is announcing her newest finds.

5'9" Latvian Santa Borel, 18-years-old, is the overall winner, finishing at the top of the more than 300 entries recieved.

First runner up is 17-year-old, 5'9" Chloe from B.C., followed by 15-year-old Rachel from the Halifax area, and 5'8" 15-year-old Alexis from B.C.

Each of the top four will be in Toronto in July to start their careers under the guidance of one of Canada's most proficient personal managers.

(more images below)

Chloe, Rachel and Alexis
Chantale Nadeau's Chloe, Rachel & Alexis

June 9, 2008

Amy Lalonde and Natalie Brown
B&M's Amy Lalonde & Natalie Brown
Amy Lalonde and Natalie Brown and becoming very well known in Canada for their starring roles (in Brown's case, the title role) in CBC's Sophie, which is returning for a second season on Canada's public broadcaster.

The pair of television stars also recently got to put some of their modelling skills to use for Toro Magazine.

Both Brown and Lalonde have long-standing ties to Toronto's B&M agency, and have considerable portfolio's built under that agency's guidance.

Now each has been deemed a Toro Woman by the Canadian men's magazine.

You can read about Amy Lalonde here, and Natalie Brown here.

June 9, 2008

Delphie
Folio's Delphie
Modelresource gave you a look last week at one of Folio's brightest young stars, Chloe.

Here are two more:

Delphie, to whom Modelresource first introduced you in August, now has her first cover, for (Dress To) Kill.

Her mother agent, Isabelle Trudel, tells Modelresource the blue-eyed brunette will spend this summer in Tokyo with Switch.

Ryan Martel meanwhile, also appears in the Montréal mag, in a rather exceptional story by Nelson Simoneau.

(more images below)

Ryan Martel

Ryan Martel
Folio's Ryan Martel, by Nelson Simoneau

June 6, 2008

Lindsay Sullivan
Next's Lindsay Sullivan
Modelresource recently got an early look at the latest offering from ModelCoach.ca; a 30+ minute instructional runway video led by one of the most proficient, experienced and well-spoken models in Toronto.

Lindsay Sullivan (Next), is not only very comfortable on the catwalk, but also in teaching the trade.

The video demonstrates a broad range of topics (posing, arm position, hand placement, creating the appearance of gliding, etc), as well as explaining the appropriate occassions for the different points, and the reasons for each.

Lessons progress at a comfortable pace, which is important because Sullivan goes into a lot of detail on the finer points. Equally important is the teacher's tone and delivery, both of which are encouraging and engaging.

The final portion consists of Sullivan's personal advice, covering areas like how to deal with difficult garments and how dress for castings.

As someone that has sat through many, many runway castings, this is a video I would strongly suggest for a new model looking to make a solid first impression, or models that have runway potential but haven't been successful in the casting process.

One of the most common problems I witness is a lack of confidence in models unsure of how to present themselves. ModelCoach's new video is an excellent remedy for unpreparedness.

One note: this video is specifically tailored to female models, and very few of the comments are revelant to guys.

For more information, visit www.modelcoach.ca.

June 5, 2008

For about a year now, Mackenzie Duncan has been successfully working the Montréal - Toronto corridor, shooting models in both of Canada's fashion capitals.

Now the intrepid young photographer has announced he is opening a studio in Vieux-Montréal, near the intersection of Notre Dame and Saint-Laurent.

The images below are a preview of Duncan's latest from La Belle Province, featuring Folio's Chloe.


Folio's Chloe by Mackenzie Duncan
styling: Jenn Finkelstein; hair & makeup: Xavier Grey

June 5, 2008


Elmer Olsen's Daria Werbowy
Mississauga's Daria Werbowy will soon become only the second model (after Linda Evangelista) to have her name added to Canada's Walk of Fame.

Despite a career that was almost completely sidelined by the 9/11 terrorist strikes in New York, the native of Poland has established herself as one of the most successful models of the decade, and continues to become a more bankable commodity as her career continues.

Currently her most visible worldwide campaign is H&M's Summer Style, but she's also appearing in about a million other things... like... everywhere.

Especially cool is the fact that I've never heard ANYONE say a bad word about her, and on the occassions I've met her she has been nothing but charming.

The 5'11" Elmer Olsen model will be inducted September 6th, in Toronto.

Congratulations, Daria. We're all very proud of you.


Daria Werbowy for H&M

June 4, 2008

Melina Querel
Ford's Melina Querel
RK Stores is releasing its latest campaign and as Modelresource told you last month, the face of this season's looks is Chantale Nadeau's Melina Querel.

The line's Brand Director Candice Chan sent Modelresource this preview, featuring the photography of Maxime Bocken, styling by Juliana Schiavinatto and hair & makup by Hanoch.

Since we last told you about Querel (who we first told you about two years ago) the 5'10" brunette has been placed with Ford in Toronto.

(more images below)

Melina Querel
Melina Querel
Ford's Melina Querel for RK Stores
photos: Maxime Bocken; styling: Juliana Schiavinatto (Plutino Group);
hair & makeup: Hanoch (Plutino Group)

June 4, 2008

Marie-Ève Nadeau
Folio's Marie-Ève Nadeau
Be on the watch for what is unquestionably one of the more beautiful editorials I've seen in FASHION Magazine in quite some time.

Featuring Folio's Marie-Ève Nadeau, the images were recorded by Gabor Jurina in the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.

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Marie-Ève Nadeau
Marie-Ève Nadeau, in Fashion Magazine
photos: Gabor Jurina; styling: Susie Sheffman; hair & makeup: Greg Wencel (Plutino Group)

June 3, 2008

Jacquie Campeau
Chantale Nadeau's Jacquie Campeau

There's not much point having a website for Canadian models if you can't give the local talent a bit of a boost.

Right now VMagazine.com and Supreme Management are conducting their 2008 Model Search.

As I write this, five of the top ten positions are occupied by Canadian models, including Ontario's Jacquie Campeau (Chantale Nadeau / Giovanni), and Alberta's Jessica Esposito (Mode), who are both currently in the top five.

This is the same contest that last year launched Amanda Laine (Elmer Olsen) to instant must-book status, when she was picked as the eventual winner.

There is no registration necessary, so I strongly encourage you to take a moment to keep the Canadian momentum going, and vote for one of our own.

The link is here, and you can vote once per day.

June 2, 2008

Kate Somers
Kate Somers for Vervegirl
photo: Owen Bruce
styling: Gisela Castillo (Plutino Group)
makeup & hair: Sophie Kaspar (Ford Artists)

It's no secret Modelresource is a big fan of Kate Somers.

Since the day I met her I've had a strong suspicion that good things were coming to this one.

Now a lot more people are going to learn about the soon-to-be 16 year old, with the publication of the newest issue of Vervegirl.

The 5'11", Ford model appears on the cover, as well as in a feature story authored by yours truly and photographed by Owen Bruce.



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