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October 2009

October 30, 2009

Coco Rocha
Elite's Coco Rocha, for Fashion
photo: Miguel Jacob
makeup: Hung Vanngo
We have nearly recovered from fashion week, and so have time to get caught up on some other updates.

  • First of all, congratulations to Addison Gill who won Best New Face at Thursday evening's P&G Beauty Awards. We'll have the Sutherland model's new Elle Canada story on Monday.

    Top photographer honours went to Chris Nicholls (www.chrisnichollsphotography.com), with Hair Stylist of the Year going to Dylan K. Hanson (Artist Group), and Makeup Artist of the year to Simone Otis.

    The best cover went to Fashion Magazine's August 2008 cover featuring Elite's Coco Rocha (shot by Miguel Jacob, makeup by Hung Vanngo), once again demonstrating that models do it better than pop stars and actors.

  • Speaking of Mr. Vanngo, the Vietnamese-Canadian artist is currently featured in www.makeupmag.com. Something big is coming soon for Vanngo, and we'll tell you about it as soon as it happens.

    Eva Shaw
    Next's Eva Shawin Contra
    photo: Justin Borbely
    makeup & hair: Robert Weir
    styling: Claire Edmondson
  • While we were at Fashion Week, Contra Magazine published Issue #6, featuring a broader mix of editorials and street style.

  • Filler Magazine, meanwhile, just added "Reflected," a new Felix Wong story featuring Next's gorgeous new face Nicole S.

  • We're still finishing up our coverage of Toronto fashion week, including a look at the men's side of things by Matthew Lyn (www.matthewlyn.com"). While we do that, here (below) are a few shots from Lyn's latest editorial - featuring Ford's Kenneth - in www.ohlalamag.com

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  • Kenneth
    Ford's Kenneth, by Matthew Lyn

    October 19, 2009

    The latest issue of German Vogue features a couple of Next Canada models in the same story.

    Kim Cloutier and Cailin Hill both appear "Berlin in My Soul," by renowned photographer Bruce Weber.

    Kim Cloutier and Cailin Hill
    Next's Kim Cloutier (top left) and Cailin Hill (top right), by Bruce Weber

    October 15, 2009

    Joe MacMillan
    Hi-Fi's 6'2" Joe MacMillan
    One of Canada's newer agencies - Hi-Fi Models in Edmonton - is quickly establishing itself in the international markets.

    Northern Alberta's Joe MacMillan - someone I had the chance to meet while in Calgary recently - just arrived in Shanghai, where he is now working with PT Models.

    Edmonton's Danee meanwhile, has been in Bangkok for about a month.

    16-year-old Paige Underhill jets off to Asia soon, as well. The 5'11" Calgarian will be in Singapore with Phantom, and will be writing about her experiences for Modelresource while she's away. We're super excited for her!

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    Paige Underhill
    Hi-Fi's 5'11" Paige Underhill
    photos: Dan Grant


    October 14, 2009

    Linda Evangelista
    Supermodel Linda Evangelista
    Canadian Supermodel Linda Evangelista adds yet another coveted cover to her collection, appearing on the face of the fourth annual W Magazine "Art Issue."

    Photographed by PierPaolo Ferrari, the St. Catharines native is as breathtaking as ever.

    (sigh...)

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    Linda Evangelista
    Linda Evangelista in W Magazine, by PierPaolo Ferrari


    October 9, 2009

    NEW FACE ALERT


    LizBell has added a sweet new face to its West Coast roster.

    Lisa B stands 5'7", with blonde hair, green eyes and oh-so-charming freckles.

    Images below are from her first shoot, with Candace Meyer (www.candacemeyer.com).

    Lisa
    LizBell's new face Lisa B., by Candace Meyer


    October 9, 2009

    Alana Zimmer, Kelsey Van Mook, Kate Somers
    Kelsey Van Mook in Yen
    Modelresource is anxiously looking forward to semaine de mode de Montréal next week. A few years ago we spoke with the lead artists at Toronto's L'Oréal Fashion Week, and got these tips for models. It's a very worthwhile read if you're doing the shows.

    Before we turn all our attention to La Belle Province, a few other notes:

  • Another event on our October calendar, but still a few weeks off, is the inaugural East Model and Performing Arts Convention (EMPAC). Scheduled for October 28th to November 1st in Halifax, the event has been in the planning stages for two years. For more information, check out www.eastmpac.com.

  • Kudos to Fashion Magazine for putting three of our favourite Canadian models - Alana Zimmer, Isabelle Giguère and Noot Seear in the same issue.

  • Speaking of Zimmer, "user.n." @ theFashionSpot is listing 46 shows for the Kitchener native, between New York, London, Milan and Paris.

  • Two other Canadians with super strong SS/2010 seasons: Kelsey Van Mook, for whom "purplethistle @ tFS tallied 40 shows, and Kate Somers, who notched 32 runways according to tFS's "lanvinray."

  • Vancouver's Van Mook, by the way, continues to build an impressive international following. Just yesterday the 5'10" brunette was featured in an exclusive interview by popular model tracker Pony Ryder. A couple days earlier she appeared in Australia's Yen magazine, while walking for YSL, Chanel and Givenchy in less than 24 hours.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

    Kelsey Van Mook
    Alana Zimmer (left) opening Hussein Chalayan (Paris)
    Kelsey Van Mook (center) opening Sportmax (Milan)
    Kate Somers (right) opening Tracy Reese (New York)
    all photos: style.it


  • October 8, 2009

    Back in May, Modelresource shared Ruby Brown's very Québec flavoured Clin d'œil cover with the our readers.

    The 5'8½" Montage model is back for this month's Beauté supplement, photographed by Brian Ypperciel.

    Ruby Brown
    Montage's Ruby Brown by Brian Ypperciel


    October 7, 2009

    Chloe
    Chantale Nadeau's Chloe C.
    NEW FACE ALERT


    This you already know: Chantale Nadeau's model searches boast an impressive record for finding new faces that go on to big things.

    With that in mind, Modelresource is happy to share the next in line to Santa, Addison, Magalie, Simona, et aliæ.

    Chloe C. is a 5'10", blue-eyed, 19-year-old from the West Coast.

    Nadeau's last model search winner, Jordan is already finding success, and can now be seen on the cover of the new Kill Magazine (below).

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    Chloe
    Chantale Nadeau model search winner Chloe C.
    full-length shot: Felix Wong


    Jordan Robins
    Chantale Nadeau's Jordan, for Kill


    October 7, 2009

    A couple days ago Modelresource promised a look at the new Spade editorials as soon as we collected them, and procrastinate we did not!

    Samples from four editorials, complete with credits, are featured below for your viewing pleasure.

    Mckenzie James
    female models: Amanda Tataryn and Alex Marshall (Sutherland)
    male models: Kendal (NAM), Emanuel, Andrew Coatsworth
    and Jamie MacColl (Elmer Olsen)
    photo: Mckenzie James; styling: Corey Ng
    makeup & hair: Jukka & Vanessa Jarman (Plutino Group)


    Saad Al-Hakkak
    Elmer Olsen's Ronnie, by Saad Al-Hakkak


    Felix Wong
    Elmer Olsen's Cici, Kyla Bay and Chantilly, by Felix Wong
    styling: Alicia Simpson (Plutino Group)
    makeup & hair: Vanessa Jarman (Plutino Group)


    Greg Swales
    Elmer Olsen's Jessica Lewis by Greg Swales
    styling: Corey Ng; makeup & hair: Vittorio Masecchia (Plutino Group)


    October 6, 2009

    Chelsea Coyle
    Chantale Nadeau's Chelsea Coyle
    photo: John Sayer-White
    styling: Costa Pavlu (Judy Inc)
    makeup & hair: Jackie Gideon (Judy Inc)


    As we told you when we unveiled Sutherland's show package last week, Modelresource's own Editorial Assistant, Chelsea Coyle is currently working in Paris.

    And if her castings weren't going to keep her busy enough the sites in the French Capital probably would. And then, of course, the Grade 12 student also has homework.

    Coyle though, is someone that needs to be busy ALL THE TIME (or so we've decided), so as part of her ongoing role with Modelresource, Coyle will be channelling any excess energy into this site's newest set of overseas reportages.

    The 5'10" Chantale Nadeau model offers her first entry right here.

    October 5, 2009

    The next quarterly issue of Spade is close to release, and once again Modelresource has your first look.

    This time it's the stunning Ms. Jessica Lewis demonstrating exactly why models belong on covers.

    The Elmer Olsen brunette was photographed by Vancouver's Greg Swales (www.gregswales.com).

    Spade's Fashion Editor, Corey Ng, tells Modelresource that in addition to Swales, this issue features work by Mckenzie James (www.mckenziejames.com), Saad Al-Hakkak (saadvision.com) and Felix Wong (www.felixwongphoto.com).

    We'll start providing the images as soon as they reach us...

    Jessica Lewis
    Elmer Olsen's Jessica Lewis, for Spade, by Greg Swales
    styling: Corey Ng; hair & makeup: Vittorio Masecchia (Plutino Group)


    October 2, 2009

    Stacey McKenzie and Corey Mann
    Next's Stacey McKenzie
    with scout Corey Mann
    at B.C. Fashion Week
    Modelresource is wrapping up a busy week, that leads into a busy month ahead (fashion week is coming!).

    Before I clear off the desk for the desk for the weekend, a few other things you should know about:

  • B.C. Fashion Week is in full swing on Canada's left coast. The five-day event got underway earlier this week, with Next's iconic Stacey McKenzie in full support.

  • Up-and-coming Toronto photographer Rayan Ayash just launched his website, www.rayanayash.com. Modelresource really likes the direction Ayash's photography is going.

  • Kim McCullough is quickly establishing her runway presence in Europe. After a London fashion week that started with an opening slot in Marios Schwab, and a closing position at Pringle of Scotland, the Mode model was whisked off early to Milan, to fit for a spot in the presticious Jil Sander lineup.

  • Kelsey Van Mook continues to assert her own position on the global catwalks. Following 16 shows in New York, the Next model followed-up with a busy calendar in London and Milan, and is currently all over the Parisian scene. Vancouver's Van Mook is also the featured girl on Elle U.K.'s write-up of new model faces to watch this season.

  • On the event calendar, check out Hamish Kippen: An exhibition of his photography, on until October 31st at The Great Hall Gallery in Toronto (1087 Queen Street W., at Dovercourt).

    Have a great weekend!

  • October 2, 2009

    by Christopher Massardo

    Calvin Klein, Levis, Versace, GQ, Victoria's Secret; All of these are obvious relations to a supermodel but what you may not find so obvious is the supermodel attached to all those high-calibre clients. Then again I'm sure you'd recognize him. Yes, HIM as in male and still I will continue to use the term supermodel. The term "super model" is usually directed towards a woman or women but, in this situation that is far from the case. Bruce Hulse is very much a groundbreaking name like Christy, Linda and sweet Naomi, but! He has so much more to say. As a model Bruce has traveled the globe and has been in the most top notch glossies and campaigns of his era. He judged and hosted Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model. His book "Sex, Love & Fashion: the memoirs of a male model" is a sensational journey into Bruce's soul searching and his extravagant male supermodel days. I had the opportunity to speak with Bruce and ask him some questions about the book
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    Where did the idea to write a book about your experiences come from? Was is something you thought you would do down the road in your career? Or did somebody or something spark the idea?
    Sex, Love & Fashion
    After modelling 20 some years I was thinking what I could do to tell about my experience. I thought I would write a book to help new models out and it would be a "how to succeed in modelling book" or something like that. I had a lot of experience and felt some of it might be valuable to models just starting out. It turns out no agents or publishers felt that a book like that would sell. I pitched this idea to an agent, Alan Nevins over lunch. He said no, but loved the stories I told him about the business so much, that he asked if I would be interested in writing a memoir. I realized I had really been on a remarkable journey in a world that few got to travel so intimately in.

    Were you happy with published result of the book?
    Yes and no. There was so much to write about and so many interesting stories and people that I met, I feel I left a lot out. I wanted the story to move like a good movie so I tried not to get bogged down in too many details. I could have written an entire book about my relationship with Bruce Weber. I did want to call the book Sex, Love, Fashion and Death but the publisher was aghast about the Death in the title. The Buddhist in me wanted to honour that teaching of impermanence.

    I was happy to see a male models perspective for a change. Would you agree the male supermodel needs to be in the spotlight more?
    Yes. We need some attention too! The male supermodels that I have known are a pretty cool and interesting group of characters.

    Unlike lots of American models, you really didn't get your start in the States; it was in Paris. Did you realize at the time how amazing that was?
    At the time no. I thought that even though I had shot some pictures with Paolo Roversi for French Mens Vogue, it was a bit of a fluke. I didn't have great expectations for myself. i just thought it was cool to be able to spend some time in Paris and that it was just going to be a little vacation before I went back to school to work on a PHD in psychology. It wasn't until I worked with Bruce Weber that I thought I could make a longer career out of it.

    In one part of your book (sorry to give it away to those who haven't read it) you walk into a casting and the reference image they have was actually an image of you. Could you tell me how surreal that experience was?
    That was pretty surreal. The TV commercial world and the model world didn't intersect much in the 80's. So I was really psyched when they showed me this postcard I had shot for an underwear campaign in Paris! I tried to be cool about it but I was thinking inside they better hire me now! I had been on enough TV commercial auditions to realize they could easily say something like we love this shot of you but maybe not you! We want someone that looks like this shot but not the actual guy in the shot. TV people can be insane!

    There is a lot about spirituality in the book and you trying to understand yourself better. Would you agree it's important for models to have a good grasp of who they are and to understand their morals in this business?
    I think its important to develop a sense of compassion and love for others. I have known people to get caught up in their spiritual search and not be polite or kind to the van driver. Or become rigid and judgmental in their beliefs. I think real spirituality is about learning to love and accept yourself and then learn to spread that love and acceptance to others.

    What did your wife think of the book?
    My wife has yet to read the book. She has to live with me day to day. I think that is enough.

    You met a lot of the top female models of that time before they took off and during their fame of that time, what is it like seeing a lot of the top girls from that era now back in Campaigns and Cosmetic ads?
    I love that they are still out there killing it in the business. They look amazing and have some life experience that makes them even more attractive. I just wish they would do the same for the guys. I had lunch with John Pearson and Bernard Fouquet the other day and we were talking about that. We still look great and are fit. Why only the girls. Oh well! Maybe someday.

    Have you received any negative comments from people whom are mentioned in your book?
    No negative comments. I had old lovers and girlfriends contact me and thank me for writing about them in a loving way. One old lover asked me to forgive her for any harm she did me. Of course, I said she didn`t have to ask. We were all just young and trying to find happiness. I believe everyone deserves forgiveness especially if they ask for it.

    How is modelling for you now? Does it have that more of a "regular job" feel to it now?
    When I do a model job now it makes me really happy. To be on set or location focuses me and relaxes me. I feel grateful that I can spend time with a group of creative people trying to create something beautiful, fun or interesting. I always thank God when I book a job! It is a daylong gabfest also as I catch up with every ones lives. It is a small world, two degrees of separation.

    What plans do you have for the future?
  • Keep modelling as long as I can. Also continue to develop as a professional photographer. I just got representation by a really great photo rep Renee Rhyner.
  • Write that how to be a successful model book and also a book on health, fitness, and style.
  • Also try to get another show about male models on TV. I loved hosting Manhunt.
  • And just being a good Dad, husband ,friend and world citizen

    What advice would you give to all the younger male models at the top right now? Enjoy the journey and don`t be a jerk. Give back in whatever way you can. Be kind, have fun , and save your money. Also say no to drugs! I have seen too many lives destroyed and practice safe sex!

    Bruce still models when he can and is now a fantastic photographer. You can check out more about Bruce or view his photography work at:
  • www.brucehulse.com
  • www.brucehulsephotography.com

  • October 1, 2009

    Modelresource Men's Editor Matthew Lyn (www.matthewlyn.com) shows just how skillfully he can reach beyond the male genre in this outstanding editorial.

    Featuring Pat Jarosz's Katryna Todd, this "Wizard of Oz" story appears in print, in Slovenia's Inspire Magazine.

    Katryna Todd


    Katryna Todd


    Katryna Todd


    Katryna Todd
    Pat Jarosz's Katryna Todd, for Inspire Magazine
    photography: Matthew Lyn; art direction: Angela Milana
    styling: Alicia Simpson; hair & makeup: Vanessa Jarman




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