Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's with Lindsey Wixson?

Upon my return to The Clotheshorse, I felt it very needed to discuss the instant but unlikely phenom that is Marilyn's Lindsey Wixson. Months ago, despite being rejected by nearly every agency in New York, the rumour began to spread that Miss Wixson had booked Italian Vogue with Steven Meisel. The story never arrived, but at that instant people began to wonder, who is this girl with the lanky body and bee-stung lips, and should they take a second glance?
It was announced then that Lindsey, who was found by Vision LA, was now with Marilyns in New York. From then, it was a avalanche of prestigious bookings that ended in a European Prada/Miu Miu exclusive and landing the elusive campaign for Miu Miu by Mert and Marcus.
With today's arrival of the Campaign, we couldn't be more impressed, and i find it to be a welcome relief amongst the safe choices and boring ideas of the spring 2010 season. We don't feel Lindsey will be the next Daria or Gemma, but we think for now, she's current and she's ready to do what she can to leave her mark on the fleeting world of high fashion models
Keep both your eyes on this gorgeous American's unique face. Girls like this don't come around daily...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Boy Who Cried Blogger

I know I've written the classic "I'm back" post many times now. I feel like I'm beginning to become the boy who cried blogger. But i promise, come the new year, The Clotheshorse will be back in full swing! Get ready modelizers...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who's Next? Ciara Tucker

It's not often that you come across a face like Ciara, first scouted almost two years ago, it's obvious that her time developing has done some serious good. Ciara is now with IMG worldwide. AMAZING. Keep watch for this one!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Model Update: Suzie and Julia

On the Clotheshorse, one of our regular features is "what's next". We feature girls that we find interesting and think that they have the potential to be successful in this ever crazy industry. In this last week, it was brought to our attention that some of our first finds, have had some recent, major developments. Let us update you on Suzie and Julia...
We featured Suzie Bird back in March, right after she appeared on the development board of Elite Paris. She has since been signed with Supreme in NY and if history serves right, Suzie is about to have a major season.
The freckled Julia Shvets was one of our first finds back in February, and off to ONE she goes. Julia has the presence, height, look and now the management to make her legend.
We've got our eyes on these off beauties, we sense this is only the beginning. Keeps watch...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Who's Next? Emma Beam

Not entirely new, Emma Beam was one that really stood out last season. Some may not get it yet, but this Beam is brilliant!
I'm thinking next season will belong to this 5'11" Elite wonder, stay tuned...

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Katrin

1. Katrin... Women

Women's Katrin Thormann is the strongest newcomer coming out of Spring 2009. 2 Months since the shows have ended and Katrin has already been published in Dazed and Confused (cover), Italian Vogue (cover), Harper's Bazaar and Vogue Nippon. Her show season was incredible, New York saw Marc, Calvin, Proenza, Anna Sui and Narciso. In Milan she walked for Dolce, Prada and opened Marni and in Paris Katrin was in Miu Miu, Vuitton, Chanel, Givenchy and Mcqueen. Not too shabby for a first season girl coming from nothing. This season has been kind to Katrin as Steven Meisel, who shot her Italian Vogue cover, has picked her up for both his campaigns for Prada and Mulberry. Katrin is one girl who has really risen above the masses, incredible.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Anya

2. Anya... Marilyn

Boasting one of the most impressive first season show records in history and the worlds most incredible models body, Marilyn's Anya Kazakova is a shoe in on any list this season. Starting her run with Marc Jacobs, Philosophy, and opening Calvin, Anya then went on to land Giles, Jil Sander, Prada, Marni, Versace, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci and Vuitton, walking a total of 51 shows. since shows however, Anya has barely been seen in magazines, the reason for her not landing the #1 spot. That said, things are still flying high for this 5'11" Russian stunner as she just shot the much-coveted Balenciaga campaign. As the magazine stories begin to come out, Anya is only going to become more and more coveted, Miss Kazakova isn't going anywhere.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Sigrid

3. Sigrid... New York Models

When Sigrid Agren closed Prada's Resort 2008 a few months ago, we new it was made. With the poise and runway presence of a seasoned professional, Sigrid was a must book for the season. Walking a remarkable 51 shows, opening 7 and closing Prada, she easily had one of the strongest runway debuts of the season. Since then, Sigrid has been picked up for the much-anticipated Prada campaign. This french stunner is going to be a staple show girl for years to come as well as a valued editorial force. Girls like this don't come by every day.

Curious Shelby Coleman

IMG's Shelby Coleman is one of the most interesting faces I've seen in recent months. It won't be long before the rest of the industry picks up on her intriguing beauty. And with French Revue de la Modes and Giambattista Valli already on her side, It's only a matter of time...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Ymre

4. Ymre... One

Prada's choices in models are amongst the most influential in the industry. This season, they couldn't of made their choice of One's Ymre Stiekema any clearer than by placing her solo in their resort campaign, the only new model to appear there since fall 2005. Opening the show for Spring 2009 made it even clearer that Ymre was soon to be legend and a follow up spot in their Spring 2009 Campaign solidified her status. The editorial options are piling up and Ymre looks like she's here to stay.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Yulia

5. Yulia... Women

Women's Yulia Kharlapanova is a star. I noticed her back in March and Yulia did not disappoint for Spring 2009. Booking every show that mattered this season, Lanvin, Jil Sander, Gucci, Rodarte, Miu Miu and Closing Prada just to name a few, Yulia seems like she's been doing this for decades. The International law student has already booked some major editorials and Campaigns including Moschino and D&G, and despite a devastating Prada tumble, Yulia is here to stay. This leggy Russian is on the rise, and is easily one of the seasons strongest faces.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Imogen

6. Imogen... Next

Imogen not only has one of the most unique names in the industry currently, but she also has an incredibly effervescent prescience. First marc by Marc and Rodarte, next Prada, Mcqueen and Miu Miu. Imogen is here to stay. This is not the typical model success story however, Imogen switched agencies post season despite her success at the time. We are curious to see what piles up for Imogen as her star status increases... stay tuned. This Imogen will not get lost in the heap.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Myf

7. Myf... Next

With a name that is so close to Myth, the skeptics were out in full force. Next's Myf Shepherd proved them all wrong and more as the small featured Aussie teen conquered nearly every runways that mattered for Spring 2009. Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Jil Sander, Gucci and Prada all found refuge in Myf and the legend was born. Major, Magnificent, Majestic... Myf.

V have a Winner!

Meet 5'10" Canadian Addison Gill, the new winner of the V Magazine/ Supreme model search. A year in the making, it looks like they came out of this search with a serious star. Keep watch for this one, she's sure to be huge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Sophie

8. Sophie... IMG

IMG's strongest contender for new face this season is the ultra leggy Sophie Srej. If history proves right, this girls show start is the perfect recipe for modeling longevity and success. One part Calvin exclusive, a spoonful of Prada shortly followed by a dash of Chloe and Marni makes Sophie a shoe in on any list. Sophie has shot V magazine, Numero and Italian Vogue in recent months and believe me, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned as her star keeps rising and we all find ourselves in Sophie's wake.

Who's Next? Katty

Every season, there is one girl that creates a kind of pre-season buzz that leaves casting directors waiting with baited breath until they can book the girl. This season, that girl is Katty Ukhanova from New York Models. We are sure she's going to be everywhere in February, Stay tuned.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Nimue

9. Nimue... Women

Nimue Smit is young, yes, but how many models can say that they've landed the Prada/ Miu Miu exclusive and opened the latter? Nimue is from the Netherlands and it has been non-stop editorial for Women's newest face. That's not all though, with the Prada Spring 2009 campaign being fronted by multiple models for the first time in years, Nimue is a very strong contender. We expect big things from Miss Smit, keep both eyes peeled.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just a Thought... Aussies at Next

Is it just me or does Next New York have a major Australian break out nearly every season? First Alexandra Agoston, then Catherine Mcneil, Abbey Lee, and now Myf Shepherd and Sarah Stephens. Makes you wonder who's next at Next?

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Katie

Spring/ Summer 2009 brought along close to twenty strong new faces, and some major fashion memories. Think Prada tumbles, Mcqueen fumbles, Agency crumbles and the meteoric rise of Arlenis Sosa Pena. It's been a season like no other, so you can imagine the difficulty i faced in choosing the top 10 NEW faces of the season. You'll be seeing my top 10 faces daily over the next few weeks so stay tuned to see who rises to the top. This season was epic.

10. Katie... Next

Katie Fogarty had a slow start in New York, but it didn't take long for casting dynamo Russell Marsh to catch on the this American's classic, angular beauty. Katie walked exclusively for Prada in Milan and despite tripping in the impossible shoes (even runway veteran Stam took a tumble), Katie left the fashion world buzzing. Look for this 5'10" St. Louis native in some major magazines over the next few months. It's a Next world, we're just lucky to live in it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Anya Breaks Out

It is rare that New York breaks a major star. But this season is definitely an exception. Anya Kazakova is just that, major. This is the kind of girl that will last much longer than a season and will soon join the exclusive runway and editorial army that rules the shows right now. Marilyn's latest star came fresh off the plane from Russia and hit Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc, Jill Stuart, Rad Hourani, Philosophy, Doo.Ri, Philip Lim and did i mention that she opened Calvin Klein? Her angular cheekbones and remarkable body made her a must have for every casting director in the big apple. Just you wait until Anya hits Europe as she's already bringing in some incredible options. This is a true star, in every sense of the word.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's a Supreme Season

Imogen Morris-Clarke
Evelina Mambetova

Evelina and Imogen are among the two strongest girls coming out of New york this season. Both hit Marc Jacobs and both hit Philip Lim and Vera Wang. It's truly a supreme season with these two under their belts and on their boards. Also with Darya's options brewing like they are abroad, just wait and see. When it comes to runway, Supreme's still untouchable.

Calvin's IMG Darlings

Charlotte Hoyer
Sophie Srej

How amazing are the Calvin Klein Exclusives this season? We love Sophie and Charlotte, classic and breathtaking. It's all about new girls this season, Anya from Marilyn opened, stay tuned for more on her. These 2 are going to be major come Europe. Keep watch...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's coming... Ymre

Despite all the agency Drama, One has managed to stay Strong and land some of the most Major girls right now. From Aline to new girls like Kathleen and Selena, One's where it's at. This is Ymre, and she's going to be the single most important face in modeling for the next few months, especially for shows. Some may know why, but for those that don't you'll just have to trust me. Ymre is a big deal.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Who's Next? Meg

Love the harsh beauty of Meg. not much is known about this girl right now, but the minute these polaroids came across my inbox i had to have her as Who's Next. This super cool girl is going to be MAJOR!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Katrin is Killing it!

German Katrin Thormann is having one of the most intriguing starts I've ever seen in modeling. Before even being put on her agency's website or stepping on a single runway, she's on the cover of Dazed and Confused. With Women in Milan and Premier in London, Katrin is definitely one to keep your eye on for Spring 09, to think it's only a few weeks away...
The stunning editorial that accompanies this cover was the selling point for me, as well as seeing her on the runway in Berlin a few weeks ago. Where has Katrin been all my life? It will be very interested to see how this 5'11" angular stunner breaks into the runway world, I'm thinking Calvin... Only time will tell, stay tuned.