Tag: rising star

on the radar: caesar stovall

known for breaking new ground through runway casting, the house of givenchy is expected to deliver one of the most outstanding runway shows each season. in addition to creating incredible menswear & womenswear, givenchy breaks new ground & in opting for models that others would deem as less desirable; they’ve managed to remain untouched in the fashion game, allowing new faces to take the stage, season after season. much like givenchy, red models has tapped into this aspect of male modeling that, to an extent, has been unrepresented. male models like wendell lissimore, henry watkins & dominique hollington were introduced to us by this agency& this season, they continue to bring the heat.  on the runway this season, givenchy allowed yet another male model to take center stage by booking him as an exclusive for the show. hailing from south carolina, caesar is currently based in new york city after having spent some time on the frontline fighting in iraq & afghanistan. seen here yesterday, caesar recorded backstage video in which he appears to be star struck in the presence of kanye west & usher, while also giving us a up-close & personal look at what it’s like to be behind the scenes with the models at a major runway show. each season, im always rooting for so many faces that standout; some make it while others don’t but the story of caesar stovall is one that is particularly endearing. in a casting video by red, stovall talks about being from the south where they do ‘country things’ & in his backstage givenchy video seems genuinely grateful for the experience. cinematically, which is how my mind works 500% of the time, it was like nicki minaj’s ‘moment 4 life’ soundtracking: “i fly with the stars in the skies, i am no longer trying to survive- i believe that life is a prize but to leave doesn’t mean you’re alive.” at the 7:30 mark, after having models introduce themselves on camera amidst chaos, caesar looks into the mirror & says, “we made it” with a smile. it’s in that moment that shit gets real- the fact that individuals of color are being afforded these amazing opporutnities is truly amazing to me. equipped with a look that is both high end & commercially acceptable, i envision caesar booking a number of jobs, both editorially & through advertising campaigns. while fiercely competitive, the personality showcased in the backstage video, that feeling of adrenaline & excitement that is clear on stovall’s face- it’s in those moments that stars are born. one booking is all it takes to allow someone to be recieved on a greater global scale. for models, those moments are what it’s all about. with new york fashion week looming, i will be checking for caesar at the new york menswear presentations & runway shows i’ll be attending. as the color lines of fashion become much more heavily blurred, caesar stovall is one of many i want you to put on your radar.

aline weber for numéro tokyo

through the lens of sebastian kim, aline weber appears for the june cover of numéro tokyo. represented by next models ny, weber made her runway debut back in 2005 at new york fashion week; where she walked for tommy hilfiger & jenni kayne. as a top model, aline is represented internationally by a number of agencies & continues to book campaigns, cover & editorials in her climb to the top. born in brazil, aline is one of the most versatile females in the game & im super juiced to see what else is in store for her feature editorial. while i could use a bit of text reconfiguration for the, ‘we love japan’ – numéro tokyo remains atop my list of favorite editorial publications. consistent with bookings throughout the year- aline has recently made an agency jump going from women model management to next models ny. now with agency mates with karlie kloss & arizona muse, next models ny has more than demonstrated their apt ability to make stars out of their girls- which is that much more exciting for an established chick like aline. seductive signature bone structure & all, aline is a star on the rise.

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candice swanepoel for vogue italia

it’s an attack of the angels during the first quarter of the new year as candice swanepoel of IMG lands the february issue of italian vogue. shot by steven meisel, it seems as though an intent to reintroduce the supermodel era is underway as adriana lima appears for vogue brazil, rosie huntington-whiteley appears for vogue uk & here we see candice for italia. the cover capitalizes on classically commercial beauty we seen through model forces like cindy crawford & linda evangelista while doing so beautifully. hailing from south africa, candice is a breakout star of the new crop of victoria’s secret angel. we all know that being photographed by steven meisel certifies your spot as the next big star in the world of modeling. candice got next.

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editorialesque » du juan for vogue china, beauty

through the lens of michelangelo di battista, chinese female model, du juan stars in the vogue china december beauty supplement. drapped in fur & diamonds, du juan appears sophisticatedly chic in chrome minx nails, powerful eyes & pouty lips. the spread is a beautiful showcase of beauty & du juan’s bone structure are complimented well through cosmetics & lighting. represented by IMG models, du juan is rapidly rising as a strong force in fashion appearing for fall campaigns with espirit, H&M & jones new york. she has become an editorial favorite for both vogue china & numéro china; which solidifies her star power that much more. im sure she will be landing her own covers & closing runways shows for FW11.  

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editorialesque » barbara palvin for muse

represented by IMG, barbara palvin appears editorially for the fall issue of muse. through the lens of liz collins, palvin appears beautiful, fresh & full of youth. quite possibly fashion’s best fresh face of the moment, you might recognize her from runway shows as she debuted march of this year as an exclusive for prada in milan & managed to nab bookings with giles, louis vuitton, pedro lourenco  for the fall season. for the recent spring show season, barbara graced the runways for chanel, vivienne westwood, loewe, emanuel ungaro, jeremy scott & opened at valentin yudashkin. with beautiful like this entering her portfolio, palvin’s resume continues to impressively grow. not long before we see her manage to get a few campaigns under her belt.

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lady gaga by david lachapelle

lady gaga borders the line of visual artist & pop music icon. her level of creativity, whether from her own imagination or those around her, is astounding. her creativity is matched by photography genius david lachapelle. for the fame monster deluxe album artwork these images were shot. we see gaga in theirry mugler & being held by rapper kanye west. my blog is dedicated to imagery & the surrounding details that it takes to produce that image, in fashion. artists like lady gaga hold an irresistable quality that crosses all lines of fashion, sound & overall image as an art form. i can only imagine that lady gaga & her visual genius will grow into something this world has never dreamed of. gaga is the fuckn business.