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Month: December, 2009



Ok so, I’m not always the first one in the pool… But even though it’s not brand new, new, I wanted you all to hear this great colaboration by two fabulous people!!! Enjoy

Dressed Up With No Where To Go

“Poupee Couture”

Photos: Harri Peccinoti

Stylist: Martine de Menthon

“Pupcakes”- i.e. puppy cupcakes (OMG)

Normally I would never post something soooooo sticky sweet as puppies or other baby animals…But when I stumbled on this at I was speechless and filled with holiday/12yr.old girl delight!!! Sitback and enjoy! I DARE you not to smile…

By the way…this is exactly what I want to do every time I’m around cake batter!!! Good for you lil’ guy

Good Time Girl

I’m spotlighting Marloes Horst as my “Model of the Moment”!!! She’s healthy, gorgeous, and Dutch…What more could you ask for?!


1. Marloes, you applied to an agency in 2007, right? When did you get interested in this industry and who convinced you to apply?
Curious is more the word. I’m from a small village in Holland and of course we read some magazines and watched TV, but I never was really into fashion. Just the thought of being one of those girls in the magazine was cool.
My best friend and me made some pictures in her garden and sent them to agencies. I got some reactions back and I went to visite them. That’s how it all started. Just some young girls’ dream that came true in the end.
My friend ended up being a make up artist!2. In what way has your life changed? Do you work as full time model now?
My life changed big time! First I was scared about going to Amsterdam and now I live in New York. I’m a much more social and grown up person.
I finished my high school and then started full time modeling. At the same time all my friends went on to study and I needed to create my own life that time.
Travelling alone over the world, meeting and staying with people I never knew before. It took me a while to addept to this fashion industry life, people judging and talking about every single thing of me. But now I’m a strong person and I’m living an amazing live!

3. Do you think that it’s important to educate in school before going abroad for jobs?
Yes, yes yes. I’m so glad that I’ve already finished my high school. When you’re a starting model nothing guarantees you a well payed modeling career. If faith kicks in and it doesnt work out being a model, you can start your school year all over again or looking for a job without any graduation.
And moreover, modeling is nothing for dumb people. You need to be aware of the world you will be travelling in on your own.

4. Is it actually difficult to balance out your job from your private life? Can you plan things like spending time with your friends & family or vacations in advance?
It’s hard putting family on a second place. Getting a great job doesn’t mean it will take you to the next level. There are so many maybes in this world. So, saying no to family events because you’ve got a job that maybe will change your career is tough. Especially when you live abroad and need to cancel a moment to see your family.
Planning in advance is not happening in this world! I don’t know what I am doing tomorrow or where I will be! It’s a fast and last minute industry.
August and Christmas are the two ‘legal’ moments to say no and see your family and I never let that chance go by.

5. What would you say was your breakthrough moment?
The Prada show gave me a great boost.

6. With reference to your jobs: Do you have some kind of codecision or does always the agency decide which jobs to do?

The agency always tells what kind of jobs I’m in option for and they advice me. You talk about what way you and your agency want to present and push you. Every model has her own road to take.

7. Do you remember the moment when you booked the Valentino fragrance campaign? Tell us, what was it like and how did you feel.
I was in a tent in France! I was road tripping at the time with some friends. It was amazing and I couldn’t believe it. I asked the agency if the client was sure HAHA

8. Who taught you basics like posing, walking, how to look into a camera or was it more of learning by doing?
Learning by doing. You need to find your own way in front of the camera. Photographers give you tips in the start, like watching your neck or not making your hands look like a big lump etc. These are little things you just need to learn by doing it over and over again. By looking at your pictures and seek for improvement.

9. Regarding editorials and campaigns: Do you prefer “only girl” or “multi girl” stories?
“Only girl” I guess… I like to have chemistry with the crew and especially with the photographer. With multi girls it’s usually harder to get that effect.

10. Do you still have to go to castings for eds/ads or do you get everything by direct booking?
Of course I have to do castings. I did great stuff but I’m not a Kate Moss or Gisele yet!

11. How does a killer body like yours stay in shape?
I have a trainer in New York. I go to the O-diesel studio and train with Oscar. He trains a lot of models and makes working out fun!
When I’m somewhere else I run and do exercises in my hotel room.

12. Has there ever been a job you were totally looking forward to but was unfortunately cancelled in the last minute?

Not that I recall, I think I blocked that out of my memories

13. Seriously, you’re on the top. So it would be very interesting to know: are you still excited when you get booked for a big job?

Yeeeessss I get crazy excited and still get nervous all the time! The bigger the job, the bigger the expectations from the model. I research about the style of the brand or of a photographer and try to be a little prepared, but every shoot is different and you need to make it your own. That gives me a lot of pressure.14. Referring to the Pirelli shooting: Was it actually so relaxing like it looks on the pictures? Where has it been photographed and how much time did the shooting take?
The Pirelli shooting was amazing. We shot in Brazil, Trancoso. At daytime on the beach and around the resort during night.
Because there was a lot of nudity a relaxed vibe was really important at the shoot . Being comfortable with the other girls and the crew that’s surrounding you during the shooting.
It turned out great, we all got along so well that after the first day it was something like a big holiday with pictures. I was in the first group and we stayed for 5 days. At the 5th day the second group came and we had press day. Group 2 stayed for 2 days after we left.
The shooting days were long: Starting at 8 and roughly ending at 1 am.

15. Anything you would advice new models to wear to a casting?
Always wear heels. It shows that you put effort in the casting and that you respect the client.
Also you should wear something that shows off your body in a good way. That can be a shirt and jeans or a dress with tights, whatever you feel comfortable in.
Remember that there will be a lot of girls at a casting. Try to get a personal style so you can stand out.

16. Is it a strange feeling to have some kind of fans who are supporting you and talking about your work like on
They are incredible! They know when magazines come out before the agency does. It’s an amazing feeling people follow and support you like that. Ok sometimes there are bad things written about a shoot, but everybody has his own own opinion and I respect that. It’s good to hear the negative side though.. It makes you thinking.

17. Now in the end: Tell us one thing you’d like the world to know!
Well my mom is my biggest fan. So I want to dedicate this question to her and put the spotlights on her for a change! Ik hald fan dei !

Beautiful Lara Stone For Eres, Spring/Summer 2010

ERES LINGERIE/ SWIMWEAR has long been known internationally for its unique designs, body flattering cuts and high quality production. This coming spring/ summer (2010) ERES will welcome back international super model Lara Stone as the face of their campaign. In my opinion, they could not have picked anyone better suited to represent their image. Not only is she unique and quirky, but she has one of the most amazing bodies out there, and a bombshell quality that many models never achieve. Rather than projecting a 13 yr. old giraffe child, Lara Stone truly brings the heat that so many areas of the fashion industry are lacking these days. This girl really is a beautiful woman. Good choice ERES! Thanks for bringing sexy back;)

“Express Yourself” Photos by: Ben Hasset

Cool beauty shoot with model Karmen Pedaru. Vogue – October 2008 Germany

Stormy Weather….Perfect For a Swim

Gorgeous natural beauty Kamila Wawrzyniak in Pani – June 2008, Poland

I love how unique looking this model is…and it’s nice that she isn’t a total waif!


Never stop dreaming kids…

or wearing tutus

Random Humor Sent To Me By A Good Friend

I would like to issue a disclaimer stating that the following is a “forward email” and does not reflect the original thoughts or opinions of this author ;)


*Random thoughts from people our age…*
1.    -I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
2.     -More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I
can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can
tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly
involves me.
3.    -Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you’re wrong.
4.    -I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to
drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with
flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?
5.    -Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that
you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are
supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking
back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do
something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture
and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the=2 0surrounding
area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the
6.    -That’s enough, Nickelback.
7.    -I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I
was younger.
8.    -Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may
know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately
choose not to be friends with?
9.    -Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it
wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would
magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did
we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We
just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
11.-There is a great need for sarcasm font.
12.-Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger
and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I
first saw it.
13.-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone’s
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still the
only one who really, really gets it.
14.-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
15.-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand
than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
16.I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.
17.-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.
18.A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the
spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
19.Was learning cursive really necessary?
20.Lol has gone from meaning, “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.
21.I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
22.Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a
Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
23.My brother’s Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads.
Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired
about the name. He explained, “Cuz we beat you, and you hate us.”
Classy, bro.
24.Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street sm art”,
all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.
25.How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod
and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?
26.I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams
up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong,
27.Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and
said “Yes that’s G as in…(10 second lapse)..ummm…Goonies”
28.-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
29.While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it…thanks Mario Kart.
30.MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure
I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
31.Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.
32.I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.
33.-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get
dirty, and you can wear them forever.
34.I would like to officially coin the phrase ‘catching the swine flu’
to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an
overweight woman. Example: “Dave caught the swine flu last night.”
35.-I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
36.Bad decisions make good stories
37.-Whenever I’m Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don’t mind if
I do!
38.Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
39.-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.
40.-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to
go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so
incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this
shouldn’t be a problem….
41.-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at
work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.
42.-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t
want to have to restart my collection.
43.-There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
44.-I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks
me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I
swear I did not make any changes to.
45.”Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this ever.
46.-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There’s so much pressure. ‘I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t
watching this. It’s only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?’
47.-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone
and run away?
48.I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
49.-When I meet a new girl, I’m terrified of mentioning something she
hasn’t already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking.
50.-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it’s on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
51.-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles…
52.As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,
but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
53.-Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.
54.-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
55.-I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not
to answer when they call.
56.-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn’t know what
do to with it.
57.-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car
keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the
Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze
button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time
every time…
58.-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what
would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the hell do I respond to
59.-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and
the link takes me to a video instead of text.
60.-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone
they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
61.-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
62.-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
63.-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag,
saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think
about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people
eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by
myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard
before dinner

You Animal!

“Bêtes de Mode” by HELMO for the Lafayette Galleries in Paris.

Bêtes de Mode by HELMO is an extremely interesting series that represents more an artistic eye than a fashion eye. The title translates to “fashion animals”. This shoot pairs models with interesting animals that mesh well. Each photo is blue and black, with red overlay. The images are fresh and sharp without being over conceptualized.

See Collectiva for the entire series of 11 pictures.

P.S: The last shot here is my personal favorite!


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