When B&M's show package goes online Monday, you'll get a look at Tori Leach - a 5'9½" body girl that is so strong on a runway (outstanding in last season's Hanes Underwear show).
On Thursday the blue/green-eyed brunette walked for DSquared2 in Milan, looking, ummm, wow.
September 28, 2007
Is it even worth mentioning what a huge boost Meghan Collision's career got when Models.com posted her new Vogue Italia cover yesterday?
It sure is, and as they say, a picture's worth a thousand words.
September 26, 2007
Cate Chant photo: Style:com
If, this morning, you're going through the newly posted runway shots from Milan, you'll notice a someone Modelresource was the first to tell you about last month.
Last week we insisted this girl deserves more attention, and now we're very excited to tell you she's getting it.
Toronto's Cate Chant is in Milan right now, where yesterday she walked in the high profile Prada show - the first runway appearance ever for a girl that had never walked in heels before this summer!
Cate Chant photo: Greg Swales
The last few days have been a whirlwind for the Chantale Nadeau model; when she woke up Sunday morning she expected to be in school Monday, but instead learned she would be flying to Italy a few hours later.
She immediately rushed to Nadeau's home, where she practiced her walk until it was time to head for the airport.
After a five-hour layover in Brussels, she finally arrived in Milan, where she immediately made her way to the casting that was still taking place - now just hours before the show.
As of Monday night there was still no confirmation that the 17-year-old brunette would be in the lineup, but she must have done a lot of things right because Tuesday morning New York Models informed Nadeau this was indeed going ahead.
5'10" Vanessa Perron is in the new Coach campaign, as well as Ogilvy in Canada.
This follows on the Ports 1961 work she had done the previous two seasons.
Renée Lacombe meanwhile, is maintaining a good balance between her overseas commitments and work at home.
Her recent Canadian campaigns include Montréal fashion destination Simon's, Arianne Lingerie (shot by Leda et St-Jacques) and Zenobia (by Richard Bernardin).
The green-eyed brunette can also be seen in Red Magazine (U.K.) and French Elle.
September 21, 2007
Fashion File staged a stylish little soirée Thursday evening, to celebrate the popular show's new format, set to debut in October.
Held in the heart of the entertainment district, the event featured about 25 models from different agencies, a photo/video exhibition by top photographer Arline Malakian, and incredible hair & makeup by Dylan K. Hanson (Artist Group).
April Wozny (Artist Group), Paco Garcia (Kathi Z), Chantale Nadeau
Lauren Berntzen (Chantale Nadeau), Téa (Giovanni)
Richard Campbell, Ryan Greenwood, Elmer Olsen (all Elmer Olsen)
Kendra & Kaylene (both NAM)
September 20, 2007
Elyse Saunders photo: Kevin Sinclair
Exciting things continue to happen for Elyse Saunders, following her successful launch at New York fashion week.
Earlier this week the 19-year-old Ford model shot the cover and a 16-page spread for L'Officiel with photographer Guy Aroch.
The Oakville model can also be seen in this month's Flare, photographed by John van der Schilden.
Saunders is currently in Europe, gaining more runway credits.
September 19, 2007
Alyssa Lambert in Clin d'Oeil photo: Brian Ypperciel
When Modelresource begins to roll out show packages on Friday, the first agency featured will be Specs.
And because the packages are generally displayed alphabetically, you'll notice Alyssa Lambert in the top row.
Things have worked out well for the 5'10" blonde, who - according to Specs' booker Amélie Bergeron-Vachon - shot three editorials (two in Clin d'Oeil, one in LOU LOU), and has already been heavily booked for Montréal Fashion Week.
Expect Lambert to head straight for New York following the shows.
Now signed to Sutherland (Toronto), Folio (Montréal), Storm (London), and NY Models (Manhattan), the high school student is planning on taking a break from her studies in mid-October to check out New York, where - according to Nadeau - her chart is already full of options.
The image on the left is from the current Peace Magazine, shot by Maxime Bocken.
September 18, 2007
Alana Zimmer (second from left) as Modelresource debuted her in March '06
With Montréal and Toronto fashion weeks just around the corner, Modelresource is currently preparing for the upcoming frenzy by getting show packages ready for posting.
Before all that however, we want to direct your attention back to one of the many models that started on Canadian runways, before launching to international stardom.
Modelresource has been the first media to put a name to many of today's top models, and with fashion week just around the corner I'm VERY excited to see who will break through this season.
We'll start posting casting advice and the first of the Montréal show packages Friday, followed by Toronto packages late next week. Stay tuned...
September 17, 2007
Sarah Ruba in Betsey Johnson
Since being discovered at a Toronto Starbucks early in 2005, Sarah Ruba's modelling career has been nothing but successful.
That career took another step last week (actually, a bunch of steps) as the Next model appeared in several shows at New York fashion week; probably none more suited to the cooler-than-thou Hamiltonian than Betsey Johnson's show.
The 5'8" brunette has been based in New York for the last year, where Next New York has kept her very busy.
September 14, 2007
Folio's Mimi et Christine
Following a worldwide search, two Folio models were selected to be part of Nivea's new worldwide "Beauty Is..." campaign.
Mimi (winner of Portfolio : Derrière l'Image) and Christine Doyon flew to Vancouver in June to produce the print & TV ads, which have just been released
September 13, 2007
Modelcoach creator, Mangal Photo: Hasnain Dattu
Modelresource got a sneak peak at a new service for models the other day, and I have to say I'm impressed.
Modelcoach.ca, developed by former Next model Mangal, offers online video of photo shoots featuring a new model with an experienced photographer.
Elisaveta, from Photoshoot Basics photo: Robert Collins
At first, to be honest, I was a little sceptical. Although I'm a strong believer in models gaining experience by observing and practicing, I wasn't sure how much someone would get from an online video. I wondered what this was going to offer that would be any different from Canada's Next Top Model and the like.
Actually, it offers a lot more. Robert Collins, the photographer featured in the "Photoshoot Basics" video I saw, was very good at communicating with the model, Elisaveta (who shortly after this project signed with International Model Management, and is currently doing very well for herself in Taiwan).
Because the video stream is offered in a split screen format, the photographer is usually in-view, while the model is also always seen. The viewer sees and hears what the model sees and hears, and witnesses the tips being applied. Key points are brought up on a pop-up box at the bottom of the screen, to reinforce areas they cannot afford to overlook.
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Elisaveta, from Photoshoot Basics photo: Robert Collins
Modelcoach creator, Mangal Photo: Dave Cox
With more than 30 minutes of footage, Collins and Elisaveta cover an extensive list of ways to get different looks (sexy, cute, attitude, surprise, etc), as well as interacting with the set and using hands.
There is also close to 15 minutes of bonus material covering things like what to expect for makeup & hair (provided by top artist Shawna Bowen of Judy Inc.), drawing a range of emotions, selling the product (feating Mangal, herself) and what to bring to a shoot (provided by stylist Luan Avram of Velocci Artists).
Although there is a cost attached to the service, the money it would save a new model would almost definitely be recovered in their first photo shoot.
Modelling requires investments, and certain ones will end up saving you a lot of other expenses later. Modelcoach.ca is something I would strongly recommend to any new model or emerging model right now, and with a series of more advanced, fashion-oriented shoots planned for the site even a working model will find value in this.
September 12, 2007
Simona McIntyre for Marc Jacobs photo: Style.com
Another Canadian new face Modelresource has been talking about frequently is making a great first impression on Manhattan.
Simona McIntyre (with Sutherland in Toronto), who works through Marilyn's in New York, booked Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs - shows that agencies bend over backwards to get their models in.
For the Chantale Nadeau discovery this is an enormous development before she heads off to Paris, where she is also with Marilyn's.
September 11, 2007
Taryn Davidson on vmagazine.com
As we told you last week, current Model of the WeekTaryn Davidson flew to New York to do the shows and shoot the looks for Calvin Klein... what we weren't permitted to tell you then however, was that the 16-year-old also booked an exclusive for Calvin Klein's show, to happen tonight.
The Toronto International Film Festival got underway Thursday, creating a lot of excitement for movies like George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead.
The zombie flick is actually one of the most anticipated films at TIFF (the Toronto Star ranked its 55 most anticipated movies - Diary of the Dead was second), which has to be exciting for one of B&M's models.
Amy Lalonde has a starring role in the picture, which debuts Saturday at 11:59 p.m., but despite a wealth of acting credits on her résumé this is her first TIFF red carpet.
Lalonde has also been busy shooting the first season of a new English language CBC-TV series (based on a popular French one) in Montréal with another B&M model, Natalie Brown (who, coincidentally, played a reporter in George A. Romero's 2004 film, Dawn of the Dead).
Amy Lalonde, in Diary of the Dead
September 7, 2007
Kate Rooper at Bootcamp 2 Big time photo: Matthew Lyn
hintmag.com released its monthly round-up of models to watch this morning, and for September the e-zine is directing some attention to Canada's west coast.
Elmer Olsen's Kate Rooper, who Modelresource introduced to the online world nearly a year ago (the same time we started singing Sofi Berelidze's praises ahead of everyone else) is featured on Model Mania, which can only be a good thing.
Modelresource had a chance to catch up with the super sweet, blue-eyed brunette last month, when she was in attendance at Olsen's Bootcamp 2 Big Time event, and I'm convinced this is indeed a girl with a bright future.
September 6, 2007
The September issue of Vervegirl is a special one for me, as I was fortunate enough to conduct the feature interview with the cover model, Coco Rocha.
It's an exclusive interview, only available to Vervegirl readers, but I can tell you that one of the questions I posed related to how Rocha's dance background helped her in her current role.
Different people have different opinions on the subject (if you watched Season Two of Canada's Next Top Model you will have noticed runway coach J. Alexander suggesting it's a bad thing), but I've always felt it's a definite positive.