Friday, September 6, 2013
Name: Diana Marin
Age: 22 Height: 180 cm Weight: 58 kg Measurements: 82-60-92 Occupation:
“The most wonderful time of my life was when the singer, Julio Iglesias, selected me to be a dancer for one of his concerts. I traveled with him around the United States and we visited Saint Francis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara, having a wonderful time.”
New supermodel Diana Marin picture.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Daria Werbowy (Ukrainian: Дарія Вербова, Dariya Verbova; born November 19, 1983) is a Ukrainian Canadian model. She is perhaps best known as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand Lancôme.
Although born in Kraków, Poland,Werbowy holds both Canadian and Ukrainian citizenship.When she was three years old, Werbowy's Ukrainian parents moved to Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has a brother named Orest and sister Oksana. At age fourteen, Werbowy was 5'11", willowy and sporting braces. She attended St. Sofia Ukrainian Catholic Elementary School and Cawthra Park Secondary School as a visual arts student.
She is an avid sailor and spent three months in 2008 sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In 2011, she embarked on a two-month expedition from Guatemala, travelling around Central America to Costa Rica.
Werbowy had never seriously considered modeling, but found herself launched into the business after meeting a schoolmate's mother who headed Toronto's Susan J. Model & Talent Management. At age 14, Werbowy won a national modelling contest.
After switching to Elite Model Management, Werbowy landed several prominent bookings in Canada but achieved little international success. Werbowy lived in London and Greece, where she did not find much work. Her first runway season was disrupted and her bookings canceled after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. After a disappointing eight months, Werbowy returned to Canada. She gave modeling a final shot as a means to fund her art school education. "I returned to New York, met my agent and the next day I had an exclusive deal with Prada. From then on it was all a bit of a blur."
When the Elite Canada's head scout, Elmer Olsen, started his own agency, Werbowy followed and her career began to flourish. Within a few years, and under the guidance of International Management Group (IMG), Werbowy gained a foothold on the international modelling stage.
Though she relinquished the world's No.1 runway model status to new "it girls", Werbowy holds the record for opening and closing the most shows in one season. To date, Werbowy's clients have included Lancôme, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Pepe Jeans, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Hermès, Valentino, David Yurman, Missoni, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Oroton and Chanel. In her first season, Fall/Winter 2003, Werbowy captured two of the modeling world's most coveted assignments: the cover of Vogue Italia, thrice (in July, August and October), and Prada's Fall/Winter ad campaign.
Photographed by Steven Meisel, she was presented on the September 2004 cover of American Vogue as one of the "Models of the Moment". In July 2007, Forbes listed Werbowy as the ninth highest-earning model in the world after Karolina Kurkova, Natalia Vodianova, Carolyn Murphy, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen. Her earnings between June 2006 and June 2007 were in the order of $3.5 million.
On September 6, 2008, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. She is the second Canadian model, after Linda Evangelista, to have a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame.Earlier that year, Werbowy launched a three-piece makeup collection by Lancôme for Sephora. The proceeds went to the Vik Muniz charity Centrao Especial for underprivileged youth in Brazil. Werbowy was one of the faces on one of the fourteen covers of V magazine September 2008 issue. Each cover boasts a head shot of a famous model, either from the new crop of leading models (Agyness Deyn, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, etc.) or the supermodel era (Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova). The covers were photographed by duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Werbowy has had conflicted feelings about her professional life. In the September 2008 issue of Fashion Magazine she was quoted as saying:
"I've had a lot of mixed feelings about what I do ... A lot of the time, I feel like I'm part of the problem when it comes to all the superficiality and vanity that impacts the way girls grow up".
Werbowy was photographed alongside Lara Stone and Isabeli Fontana in the 2009 edition of the Pirelli Calendar photographed by Peter Beard and was also featured in the 2011 edition photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
She ranked No. 6 on Forbes' "The World's Top-Earning Models" list, with estimated earnings of $4.5 million between May 2010 and May 2011.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Name :Melodie Monrose
Where: Martinique (French)
Height: 178 cm
Bust: 82 cm
Waist: 60 cm
Hips: 86 cm
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Black
18-year-old Melodie Monrose's modeling career has been a whirlwind so far. After being discovered through a friend's model scout in Martinique, the native French speaker was on a plane to New York days later, where she was signed to Wilhelmina on the spot. Fast forward two months, and she took her first show season by storm, walking Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu in New York, Prada in Milan, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin in Paris, and landing herself a spot on a number of top ten newcomer lists. So what's going on with Melodie in the post season? W caught up with her at her agency in New York.
You walked 49 shows in your first season—which was your favorite?
It's hard—for each city I have different reasons to like all the shows. If you want to talk about fashion, Gucci was my favorite. For the music, I liked Blumarine. It was great to be in Paris, where everyone was speaking French. Lanvin was amazing; Yves Saint Laurent, too. I was surprised to be a part of Yves Saint Laurent, and I was honored because of the history of the designer—he's always about black models. This season, to be in the show, it was a great moment.
Speaking of Lanvin, we heard the shoes were particularly treacherous this season. Many girls ended up not wearing them because they couldn't walk.
It was very hard to walk in the Lanvin shoes, they were very high, and the runway was very long. But I did it. And I'm not worried about the shoes anymore.
Who were you most excited to meet during your first season?
Marc Jacobs! Though I would love to meet John Galliano—he's my favorite designer. His shows are not just a fashion show, and his clothes are so feminine, so classic, but it's always very colorful.
We heard your schedule has been busy recently, lots of travel.
Yes! I've been mostly shooting in New York—for Interview, V Magazine, V Men—and filling up my book. No campaigns so far...
And you just moved to Paris?
Outside of Paris, actually, right after the fashion season, so a few weeks ago.
Why Paris over New York?
It's easier for me—to move from Martinique, and to live by myself. Everything is French, so I understand almost everything. And I am continuing my studies in Paris—I'm studying communications at Paris 8 University.
What's your favorite place in Paris?
My favorite neighborhood is Le Marais—I hope to live there one day. It's always light, people outside, nice shopping...
Speaking of, what's your most recent shopping purchase?
I just bought an AllSaints dress. It's a grey dress to the knees. And I just bought sneakers to go to the gym. In London, I bought a pair of ballerinas in black silk from Selfridges Shoe Galleries. I'm buying shoes almost every week! But I like shopping at H&M, Zara, AllSaints, and Rag & Bone.
Your dream modeling job?
Modeling for Givenchy.
Your guilty pleasures?
I just discovered American food, so I'm a big fan of cinnamon rolls. And chocolate cake—I can't say no.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
Hanging out with friends, seeing movies, going shopping, going to restaurants. I would love to see the most recent Woody Allen movie, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. And for restaurants, I really like TAO in New York—for dessert, they have these fortune cookies with cream inside that I love.
We heard that Coco Rocha was helping you with posing.
She used to be my teacher on how to move during a shoot, what is best to do and not to do. My agency set it up—my booker used to be her booker—and she's a very good teacher.
Any fun holiday plans?
I need some sun and some beach. I really want to go home to Martinique and my family.
What would you most like to receive for the holidays?
A Givenchy shoot, but I don't know if that can be given. I can just continue to dream...
What do you see for yourself in the year ahead?
I'm just living day by day, seeing what happens.
And what about tonight?
I plan to go home, finish my book—Mercure by Amelie Nothomb—and sleep, like an old lady. For now, I'm staying in New York for the next week, but a lot of things can change...