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Casting Connections at Sharon Wauchob Fall 2010

  HANNE GABY ODIELE To tell you the truth, we didn't attend as many shows as we used to as we spent less time in Paris while our schedule was heavier than ever. Though, one we wouldn't miss for anything on earth is Sharon Wauchob. For the silhouettes on the runway of course but as a model-focused webpage, mostly for the impeccable casting they never fail to have there. Our favorite motto being that every casting has to be a statement (or at least to reflect the mood of a collection), Wauchob's has been on the top of our list for... [Lire la suite]

~ Liubov ~

Liubov @ Next (Paris) Let's say classic beauty with a certain aura of mystery. Around her look, her book, her name. The image of that brown-haired Liubov kept haunting us since we knew she signed with Next Paris, waiting for the day she starts in town. Saw a few tests, felt our expectations rising. Lovely girl, lovely green eyes. Deep green eyes, actually and still this touch of mystering. Still haunting, sometimes we thought her name had a lot to do with that immediate deep love for her look but our intellectual integrity... [Lire la suite]
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The Modelmakers

      Xenia Micsanschi @ Mandarina (Romania) Any mother agent considering himself as a model supplier would seriously misunderstand his role in today's process of finding then developing new talents for market such as Paris or New York. And we'd like to insist on the development part, too often considered as belonging to the american or french agency's duties and not to the mother agent's field of action. It's one thing to scout high-potential teenagers who might have their chances in fashion, it's a totally different... [Lire la suite]
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The Elite Squad

Ali Carr: caught our attention with some tests by Jonathan Leder a bit before the season then we simply fell in love with her look after she walked for Marc Jacobs. And that's just the intro. In our recent entries, her name was quoted a few times to illustrate what we call a fabulous first season: no overwhelming buzz but overwhelming facts. Her way from NY shows to Paris runways is just the way it should be for a girl making her first steps, as selective as expensive. Put names like Burberry or Aquilano.Rimondi on the list and add... [Lire la suite]
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New New Movie Scenes

Mary Shtanova @ LMA (Russia) May we ask you to fasten your seatbelts ? We've got a couple of cuties to show you these days, including a few lovelies from LMA Models. Number one of the series is Mary Shtanova, 5'9 birdie from St. Petersburg's best boutique. Usually it takes a few snaps and one or two tests to make a proper intro of a new girl, this time we thought the newbie in question was worth a whole story. Like a little movie, like a novel in pictures.       Let's start where it started for us: Mary's very... [Lire la suite]
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The Jewel of the Crown

      Dalia Guenther @ Model Management (Germany) Most likely our favorite moment in a career and you can judge it by the number of features we did on girls from SPS or Mandarina who are on their way to make it. Not just starting yet not arrived, building carefully what can already considered as the first half of an achievement. The feeling is so precious: the girl isn't signed in every city but gets a high response, gets editorial work everywhere she goes which makes us able to tell precisely what her skills are and... [Lire la suite]
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Cabs for Cuties (Unexpected Part Two)

Sharon Kavjian @ IMG Haven't thought we were going to do a second story on the Cabs for Cuties theme but latest news from Paris confirmed us we were on the right road with our analysis of last week. What exclusive really means have less to do with exclusivity stated by contract than by a real status built with the right bookings. You can predict (or watch, as we do) the end of the new faces as a concept, fashion weeks and fashion in general will still be in need of new faces strickly speaking. Not as much as the vampire fashion... [Lire la suite]
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FDIB loves and bookmarks: Theresa Genth on Modelwerk Blog

Theresa Genth @ Modelwerk (Hamburg), WM (Paris), Muse (NY) Redhead love goes on like never before today or it's just by chance that we're featuring two (more or less) red-haired girls in a row who were also featured last week. Believe it or not, it's a bit of both. You can always be extremely willing to blog on one model or another, you always depend -- a little at least -- on what material is available at that moment. Sometimes everything happens within the same hour, obvious news and great pictures. After Magdalena's remarkable... [Lire la suite]
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Take it for Granted, see it in my Eyes

Magdalena Jasek @ Eskimo, Free (Poland), Marilyn (Paris & NY) We briefly talked about Magdalena Jasek's case in our previous post, covering the whole bunch of girls walking for Gaspard Yurkievich and dropped a few words on her being among the lucky ones in Jean Paul Gaultier's most expensive casting in seasons. That's it, that's not the groundbreaking news of the week but that's what really matters in the end: seeing one of our favorites from the new generation taking off and keeping a steady pace during Paris fashion week. Too... [Lire la suite]

Alternative Statements

Gaspard Yurkievich quickly became a regular name on our Paris to-do-list and it's not without any good reason behind. Skipping a meeting for the sake of a casting reminds us our core business includes much more than making then strenghtening connections, like going where things happen and try to find out why. What happened at Yurkievich this season is not very different from previous seasons but that's actually the point, this runway keeps playing its role of highlighting potential major future forces in fashion modeling. Besides... [Lire la suite]