Today we’re inspired by birthday girl, Lindsey Wixson. Happy birthday, Lindsey!
Today we’re inspired by birthday girl, Lindsey Wixson. Happy birthday, Lindsey!
Who says lingerie jobs are only for commercial girls? Fashion week fixture Lindsey Wixson (The Society) looks phenomenal in the new Eres campaign.
This isn’t the first time Eres has used a more edgy, editorial model. Lara Stone has fronted the brand as have more traditional commercial girls, such as Hilary Rhoda, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Emily di Donato.
Quote of the day from Karl Lagerfeld via The Sunday Times:
She’s a character. She’s the Charlie Chaplin of the fashion world […] She is kind of genius, like a character out of a silent movie. I would see her better in a silent movie than a talkie because she over-accents the movement. Girls admire her like they used to Kate Moss. They all want to be as free as her.
Flight MH370, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, is missing after disappearing from radar over the South China Sea.
via Business Insider
The plane was carrying 239 people. A search is still ongoing.
As of 7 a.m. EST, the plane had still not been located, and the airline had not confirmed whether it had crashed. Vietnamese state media reported the plane has crashed into the South China Sea, quoting a senior naval official. Malaysia’s transport minister later denied a crash scene had been identified.
The plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. About two hours after departure, radar contact was lost in Vietnamese airspace while the plane was traveling at 35,000 feet. There was no distress call.
You can read the official Malaysian Airlines Press Release in column 2.
Sepang, 8 March 2014: The families of all passengers on board MH370 are being informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.
An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. At this stage, our search and rescue teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have failed to find evidence of any wreckage.
The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight.
For the passenger manifest of MH370, click here.
The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.
The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-
China/Taiwan 153 including infant/1
USA 3 including infant
New Zealand 2
Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.
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Host Charlamagne asked if she would starve herself or purge during her heyday, and Campbell seemed disgusted by the allegations. “I love my food…I came with a wonderful group of ladies, Linda [Evangelista], Cindy [Crawford], Tatjana [Patitz], Christy [Turlington], Stephanie [Seymour] — we loved each other, we loved to go to eat together. It’s not part of our era.”
“The Breakfast Club” crew also wondered how Campbell feels about models and the state of the industry now, specifically if she thinks today’s crop of girls is as beautiful as she and her ’90s peers were. “There’s a change… Everything has to evolve — it’s a business — times change,” she said of the skinnier, less voluptuous models of the moment.
In terms of today’s superstars, she name-checks Gisele, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls, and explains how she’s a champion of the young black models working in the industry. Later in the interview — when asked how she feels about women in music videos and on the web calling themselves “models” — she noted, “The word ‘supermodel’ is used loosely these days.”
Lesson: Karlie, Jourdan, and Joan, you can officially be called supers now. You can continue with your day.
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Sara Ziff and Coco Rocha spoke to Katie Couric about the Model Alliance’s efforts to combat the exploitation of child models. Click on the image to watch the video clip.
Laura Kell is a model from Vancouver, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carlton University. She is constantly travelling between London, Asia, and Toronto, where she is represented by Next Canada.
"I didn’t get booked for any shows my first few seasons. I’d go to castings but I was always a little too short and the clothes didn’t fit me that well. I’d leave thinking I must be a monster…"
Since being embroiled in a One Direction scandal, the 18-year-old unknown has made huge gains in Twitter and Instagram follower numbers.
Reifler, who at age 18 attends a special school in NYC so she can also work, has been on New York Model Management’s “New Faces” board since getting signed there last summer. But thanks to a growing buzz and a dedicated social media following, she likely won’t be there for much longer.
First, a quick debrief on that pop star controversy (to fill in those who didn’t open a new tab to Google her): The details are unclear, but Reifler met Harry Styles during the U.S. leg of One Direction’s “Take Me Home” summer tour. He was later spotted wearing her insignia “P” ring, they hung out a few more times when he was in New York and then it all exploded when a friend of Reifler’s posted a photo of the two in a compromising position.
Her social media follower count has rocketed up, and that initial wave of hateful tweets was slowly replaced by fan accounts and Tumblrs carefully itemizing everything she wears. Currently, she has 11,200 Twitter followers and 17,700 Instagram followers — big numbers for a model just starting out.
But it’s definitely beneficial in this new social media-focused era of modeling: Models like Karlie Kloss, Kate Upton, and Cara Delevingne all got huge career boosts from their respective high follower counts.
Fashionista concludes that she’s one to watch. But her “big break” doesn’t have much in common with the girls who launched a career off of online buzz. Cara Delevingne was noticed from her work for ASOS e-commerce, and Emily Ratajkowski was noticed from her work in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video. Reifler’s story is resembling that of Kim Kardashian more than Cara or Emily.
She’s certainly beautiful and has a great agency behind her (New York Model Management), so perhaps clients will respond to her and take advantage of her huge following. We’ll be watching to see how her career unfolds.
The game-changing Canadian agent talks to The Business Model as he exits Next Canada
Dan Grant, Next Canada agent since 2009, announced via Facebook on January 20th that he will no longer be at Next as of February 1st. “A guy can learn a lot in five years,” wrote Grant. “Especially in a fast-paced environment like a modelling agency. From social media to snapshots, nothing is like it was in 2009. This last half decade has been anything but boring. In fact, it’s been entirely fascinating. Now, however, it’s time to take my fascination elsewhere.”
His next move within or outside of the modelling industry remains unknown, but he will continue his scouting duties for Bravo Tokyo and continue running popular photography-incubator and blog Juried.
During his final week at Next, Dan took the time to talk to The Business Model about what he’s learned over the years.
Indigenous peoples are perhaps the most under-represented ethnic groups in fashion. From Australia to the Americas, Indigenous models are few and far between.
With help from top Australian model Samantha Harris, Australia’s Indigenous Fashion Week is hoping to change that with an Aboriginal Model Search. SBS reports:
The competition aims to increase the amount of Indigenous models and designers in the Australian and international fashion industry.
Model and designer Tyson Jolly said there was more to the search than traditional beauty.
"It’s an Aboriginal initiative, coming from Indigenous people for the broader community," he said.
"But also to showcase a side of our culture I believe that doesn’t get portrayed enough and that’s the beauty of it."
Supermodel Samantha Harris said modelling didn’t feel like an option for many people.
"My mum wanted to be a model when she was younger and even she said it was just out of the window, no questions asked that would’ve never happened," she said.
Marquita Pring has been included in IMG NY’s show package for the season. At 42-33-46, she’s obviously an unusual inclusion.
In November of last year, IMG announced the diversification of their women’s board. IMG’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director said, ”We want to be an ageless, raceless, weightless agency. We just want to represent the best people in the industry.”
Marquita’s inclusion in the show package is certainly in line with the new policy, but while it may be an earnest career push for her, it could very well be a token publicity opportunity for IMG.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing her book some shows!