Sunday, March 30, 2008


Oh My God, How much do you love Dominika (Dodo)? I have not seen a face brimming with this much potential since Sasha first came on the scene 4 years ago.
No New York agency yet, but it won't be long before this 5'10" breathtaking beauty is picked up by one of the tops. I am dumbfounded by this one, she's simply remarkable. Dodo is far from the moronic bird that shares her name, she's simply brilliant. Keep both eyes on this one, she's going to be gigantic.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

What the Bock?

I never like to label girls as commercial, but Kate bock is commercial. This 5'11" perfect beauty is well on her way to following the commercial footsteps of Alessandra Ambrosia, Andi Muise and Adriana Lima, three girls with little to no high fashion success but amongst the richest models in the world. There is big money in being commercial and if you got it, flaunt it.
The Vancouver, Canada native was seen slightly on the runways in New york, the highlight being two looks in the fall 2008 Oscar De La Renta show, but where you will see Miss Bock is in your weekly magazines. Garnier Fructis, Herbal Essences, Lise Watier and Mac & Jac and all among the major circulation campaigns that this 18 year old has landed. You may not wake up tomorrow morning and find Kate on the cover of Italian Vogue, but she'll do just fine.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sensationally Sam Ypma

My love for Mode Model Samantha Ypma is infinite. She has one of those amazingly angular faces that you come across once in a life time. The cats eyes, ivory skin and flaming red hair seem to be a combination of the gods. Someone definitely did something right with this one.Sam is with New York models and is almost ready to hit the international fashion scene. This girl has a passion for the business that is so rare amongst models and that others will surely notice. At 5'9" and 34.5" hips, she's near perfection. Keep watch for Sam Ypma, in two years, she's going to be the name on every body's lips.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Who's Next? Suzie

What's not to love about Suzie Bird? Fresh onto the legendary development board of Elite Paris, Suzie has a face to remember. This Bird is going to fly very high...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Radically Ryan

Another Newbie at DNA, Montreal's Ryan is a super exciting new face. Not entirely new however, as those in the know will recognise Ryan from Rad Hourani's last 2 look books.
Her Ethnic mix will stand out amongst the white washed runways right now. this girl with the perfect symmetry and the piercing blue eyes is going to be on everyone's must have list come Spring 2009, just you wait. If she's good enough for Rad, she's good enough for me!

Quintessentially Quirky Ilvie

Ilvie Wittek is now with DNA models, not at all an easy board to end up on. She is every bit deserving however as this 5'9" stunner possesses a quirky beauty so rare that it is exactly that look that made a certain Linda a star many years ago.
Despite nothing but tests right now, DNA knows what they are doing, and Ilvie is taking the slow and steady rate to success. Her name might not roll off your tongue just yet, but soon you may just find it in your daily banter. Stay tuned, Ilvie is a star!

Going All the Way

Way Model Management in Brazil is one of the best mother agencies in the world, rivaling Grace in Moscow, Ten in Sao Paolo and Mode in Canada. Way has discovered stars like Caroline Trentini, Cintia dicker, Alessandra Ambrosia, Viviane Orth, Claudia Seiler and is the mother agency of last weeks favorite Alice Langeani. Way is not about to slow down however, with an amazingly interesting crop of new faces on the horizon. Here are a few of my favorites;
Drielly 5'11" Marilyn
Isadora 5'10.5" IMG
Thana 5'10" Marilyn
Laura 5'9" Marilyn

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Who's that girl?!?! Natasha Belobrovik

Another great find from this years Ford supermodel search is finalist Natasha Belobrovik. This girl crept up in the New York show season and landed some of the biggest shows for models in the city. Natasha walked for Philosophy, Jill Stuart and Proenza Schouler alongside some serious industry veterans. this mysterious girl disappeared after New York, causing some of us to forget her strong showing. Some people have taken notice however, as Natasha has just been shot for Italian Vogue. It's the stealth girls that matter right now, keep watch.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Who's Next? Sima

This edgy Russian beauty just signed with the incredible development board of IMG Paris and walked for Zucca Fall 2008 in that city. At 5'10", this photogenic stunner is on her way up...

Friday, March 14, 2008

On the subject of Alice....

Not Australian sensation Alice Burdeu, but just as exciting, this is Alice Langeani from 1 models. Alice is all the buzz right now, she is everywhere, on every website, on every casting directors lips, everywhere. What does all this buzz amount to? Lord knows, but i have a feeling we will find out withing the next few weeks.
This 5'9" Brilliant Brazilian Brunette has already appeared in L'Officiel Russia, and i hear that is just the beginning of things. So amazing. I will be sure to keep you updated on my new favorite girl as she explodes throughout the industry. Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Anna J, Comeback Kid

Anna J (her last name is too hard) from next is another case of the Fall 2008 Paris comeback. First hitting the scene in 2003 with campaigns from ranging from BCBG to Moschino and runways from Prada to Yves St Laurent.
Anna was also often seen in the pages of Italian Vogue in her prime and became a fast favorite of designers alike. This season, Anna shocked us all by showing up in the Donna Karan fall 2008 show in New York. Such a well known face, disappears for 3 years then is back without anyone noticing, how did this happen?
Anna then went on to miss Milan and London, two city's that had previously been so fond of this Pole with the perfect features, only to hit Paris by storm. Anna walked for Balenciaga, Chanel, McCartney, Vuitton, Viktor & Rolf and Givenchy. I'm all about the second coming of Anna J!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Who's Next? Tilda

The new girl at IMG, Tilda is just what we need. I know every one's on New Face overload right now, but this girls worth taking a second look. Fabulous, no?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Top 10 Models from Fall 2008

Fall 2008 had the strongest presence of new faces i have seen in recent times, so how did i choose the ten most influential? When compiling my list i narrowed it down to about 25 girls and then painstakingly cut them out one by one until i had these ten. With no single agency dominating the catwalks, it gave all of the amazing girls who had not yet had their chance a major moment. All ten of these faces have been previously featured on The Clotheshorse, but now all eyes are on these ten as they fight for the few spots for new girls in the campaign and editorial races. keep watch as these are the ten most likely to succeed.

Georgina at Women was first featured back in early february when she was just becoming a strong force in New York and the options started pouring in for Milan. Those came through as this 5'11" Serbian with razor sharp features walked Prada, Marni, Jil Sander and Dolce & Gabbana. The momentum did not slow down come Paris as Georgina walked an average of 3 shows a day. Amongst those were Mcqueen, Dior, Galliano, Hermes, Givenchy, Valentino and Yves St Laurent. Her impressive run came to a total of 62 shows, no a bad first season, no? This expensive newcomer is going to be on everyone's must have list, Georgina is sure to be everywhere.One of the many major Comeback stories of Fall 2008 is Supreme's Iris Struebegger. This 5'11" chiseled stunner was featured here back in early december and has since conquered the runways of the world. Despite a slow start in New York, she finished the week with Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriquez. Then Milan and Dolce and Gabbana came. But Paris was where Iris hit her stride, walking for Balenciaga, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Viktor & Rolf, Yves St Laurent and wearing the single most photographed outfit at Alexander McQueen (that headpiece!). With a Paris show list like that, Who can deny Iris' influence on the Fall 2008 season. And with Paul Rowland's genius Management behind her, Iris is going to be a career girl, not just a fad. This one's here to stay.
One of the two major stars from Next this season was Estonian knockout Karmen Pedaru. She was first featured here after she walked for Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan in New York. She then went on to London to walk every show, including Giles and Christopher Kane. Milan saw Marni , Alberta Feretti and Gucci but like many girls, Karmen excelled in Paris. McQueen, Chloe, Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Kenzo, Galliano, Dior, Lagerfeld, Vuitton, Balenciaga and opening Yves St Laurent is nothing but a shocking show list for such a new face. But if you look those eyes, is it really such a surprise? This is a moment for Karmen, She's on everyone's must have list. But after 3 seasons in the business, why does this one belong to Karmen? Must be the talent behind Next. Malin Ones was among the top 5 girls who walked the most shows this season so why is it such a suprise that she is topping everyone's newcomer lists? This was Malin's first season ever and none of us saw it coming. I featured the stunner from Norway as a simple "Who's Next" back in january right before she exploded onto the show circuit. Malin was the girl who came with no buzz, no previous work and nobody expecting her to acheive what she did, but once you meet this girl, you'll understand why this season went the way it did for this 5'11" beauty. She started off in New York walking for Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein. then off to London for Giles and Christopher Kane amongst others. Milan had a Malin moment when she opened Just Cavalli and walked for Dolce & Gabbana. But once again in Paris, Marilyn's new star broke out into the big leagues with Balenciaga, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Vuitton and Ninca Ricci. Malin Ones walked a total of 59 shows this season, placing her alongside the show staples of the industry. Only time can tell if this show success will translate editorially but my money's on Malin right this minute...

Anna Gushina was most likely my favorite face from Prada's Spring 2008 collection. I featured her briefly in December as one of my favorite faces from IMG Paris. Others took notice of Anna's amazing face this season as she walked nearly every important show. Her first full season is reminiscent of a certain model named Kasia Strauss. Anna walked for Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriquez, Ralph Lauren, Rodarte, Calvin Klein and opened Proenza Schouler in New York. Milan was gushing about Gushina as she walked Alberta Feretti, Jil Sander, Fendi, Missoni, Belstaff and Prada. Anna also had a strong showing in Paris with Balenciaga, Chloe, Vuitton, Miu Miu and Yves St Laurent. Anna's Strong yet beautiful features make her a season standout with 51 shows now under her belt in a short 3 weeks. Anna is one of the most promising faces coming out of the Fall 2008 season, she's sure to do very well in the next few months. iMG really knows how to pick em'...
Choosing Next's Abbey Lee Kershaw as a season standout is a no-brainer. not since Meghan Collison has the world been buzzing about a girl so loudly before she even hits a runway. since being featured in December, Abbey has been seen in Ads for D&G and Lord and Taylor, as well as editorials ranging from Numero to Another Magazine. Abbey was the single girl that every designer in every city wanted on their show lineup, they just had to hzave her. That's why it was such a shock when this future superstar took a Gucci exclusive, simply brilliant management. not only did it give her some well needed rest during her busy season (averaging at 4 shows a day in New York). Abbey is one of the most versatile faces out there right now, walking for everything in New York from Calvin Klein to Marc Jacobs, and Rodarte to Ralph Lauren. then once she hit Paris, it seemed that abbey's exclusivity had made the French want her even more. Abbey walked Mcqueen, Chanel, Dior, Galliano, Lanvin, Vuitton, Valentino and Givenchy which she opened. It seemed like Abbey had been on the runways forever as she fit in perfectly with the vetrans. This girl isn't going anywhere anytime soon, absolutely a supermodel in the making. Alice Burdeau is one of the most well known models in Australia due to a certain reality show victory, but after being carefully instructed by Elite NY to never mention it again, Alice is well on her way to becoming one of the most well known models in the world. First featured here afer she made a lasting impression at Rad Hourani, this 6' tall red haired fox has become a fast favorite of designers worldwide. Alice started off her New York Season very slow, but was able to land two of the most major bookings, Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs. She tehn went on to a strong showing in London with Luella, Christopher Kane and Giles. Milan was Daks and Dolce for Alice, and a Jil Sander strut was the highlight of the week. Paris couldn't get enough however, Mcqueen, Lanvin, Vuitton, Dries Van Noten and Sophia Kokosalaki all agreed with Alice. It's not so much the caliber of the shows with Alice, even though they were of very high caliber, it is her overall look and versatility, it is getting people excited. You can bank on alice landing some very major editorials in the next couple months, she is finally living up to her Title of Australia's Next Top Model. Aline Weber at One is the Name on everybody's lips this season, a fantastic second coming. First featured here in early february then again 2 weeks ago, Aline has since made a serious splash. Aline was one of the models this season signaling the return to the women in modeling. Aline had a great New York Season with Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez and Marc Jacobs while Milan was Good but nothing amazing. Paris was all about Aline however, She opened Balenciaga and walked everything including Lanvin, Vuitton, Hermes, Yves St Laurent, Dries Van Noten, Stella Mccartney and Chloe. This is the girl that people are talking about, wondering how she has been around for years and nobody has noticed her until now. this is not a girl or androgynous freak, this is a real, beautiful, brazilian women. Absolutely amazing.

Amanda Laine at supreme is my favorite face of the Fall 2008 season. This girl is the real deal. The first one to come out of an modeling competition and instantly be a serious success. First featured here after she popped up in Milan for Prada and Marni, Amanda since has become the most exciting new face in modeling. In Paris alone, she walked for Nina Ricci, Dries an Noten Givenchy and Sophia Kokosalaki. She closed Marc Jacob's Louis Vuitton and Opened Alexander McQueen as well as Miu Miu. AMAZING! Amanda is currently in Milan working some more for Prada (hint, hint) and will soon be seen in every major magazine and campaign, guaranteed. All the success is deserved for a face and body like that of course, let alone one of the best personalities. I not only know that Amanda will be crazy successful, but i hope that the success will come. This is a start of legends, making the V Magazine/Supreme model search one of the worlds leaders, can't wait to see who they find next year! Last but not least is the incredibly leggy Diana F at IMG. Clotheshorse readers first met Diana just before she took the Paris Couture shows by storm in early January and she since landed some of the biggest opportunities on todays Runways. Diana walked exclusively for Calvin Klein in New York this season, making her the focus of the collection alongside the ever so hot Toni Garnn. Then came Milan where Diana walked for Both Jil sander and Marni, a winning combination in the eyes of casting directors everywhere. The quirky Russian Blonde ended the season in Paris opening and closing Chloe and getting a perfect score on the final show sunday (Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Miu Miu). Diana's shows may have been few and far between, but this girls' exclusivity is going to be the key to her success. Diana is still the industry's best kept secret, but once they begin to discover her, they won't be able to keep their hands off.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Who's Next? Anna

Anna is a wonderful 5'10.5" and still unsigned in NY, love these new girls who, even after show season are still untouched. Anna is sure to have her moment soon, just look at that face!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Who's that Girl!?!?! Jennifer Messelier

Ford's 5'11 brunette Jennifer Messelier is not an unknown, yet to most she was the only face with no name at Miu Miu fall 2008.  Jennifer had already walked Jil Sander last season as well as a few select shows this season, but it was her Miu Miu appearance that threw us all off guard.

The odd thing is that Jennifer has already been seen in a a major editorial, you can see her in February's Italian Vogue.  So what makes her such a mystery?  We'll have to see, but word is that this breathtaking beauty has some serious things brewing right now, serious serious things.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Heaven Sent Heloise

Women's Heloise Guerin had one of the strongest seasons in New York, followed by a solid turnout in Paris which makes it common knowledge that this girl is soon to become an editorial and campaign favorite.Her amazing hair and perfect, ivory skin make Heloise one of the strongest new faces coming out of the Fall 2008 season. and at 5'11", what more could a model watcher ask for?
The curly haired Francophone walked for Marc Jacobs, Alexander Mcqueen, Proenza Schouler, Daks, Marc by Marc, Philosophy and Giles to name a few. Top photographers are clamoring at the bit to get their hands on the French beauty.
With such a young face on a very grown up body, Heloise is the stuff of legends. This girl is also impossibly photogenic and has a killer personality. She has the presence of a young Doutzen, High fashion as well as High commercial value. A real money maker for Women don't you think? Keep watch...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Catch that is Cato

The few girls that are lucky enough to land the ultra elusive Prada exclusive are launched into super stardom and their faces remembered by many for years to come. The most recent of those Girls is the amazing Cato Van Ee.
Cato was fabulous enough to land both the Prada exclusive in Milan as well as the Miu Miu show in Paris. Cato's classically edgy beauty fit perfectly with Prada's casting this season and once again shows the push towards the return of the Women.This stunner is not an entirely new face however, she has been modeling since late 2004. Now placed with IMG, Cato has grown taller and has been relaunched as an exciting new face, and how exciting she is.

Her exclusivity left me wanting more this season, and i am sure i am not alone. Cato has the makings of a serious star; versatility, personality and experience. Astonishing!

Who's Next? Yulia

Women's Yulia, Just had a surprisingly big finish to Paris fashion week. She walked Lanvin and Nina Ricci today. This Girl is going to be one to watch next season as her show list expands. Stay Tuned...

Who's That Girl?!?! Kelli Lumi

Kelli Lumi with Major Models had a Major modeling moment today. Previously unseen except for some minor Ny and London shows, Kelli opened Nina Ricci mere hours ago.
The Ricci show is among the most important in Paris for models, as it often discovers next seasons stars right at the end of the week. Kelli has an amazing presence and is most likely one of those stars for next season. Keep watch for this leggy blonde, she's about to have a moment.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Model Update: Martha Streck

I first introduced you to Brazilian Martha Streck two weeks ago when it was discovered that Martha will be the Fall 2008 Gucci exclusive along with Abbey Lee. Since then, Martha has gone on to great things.

Martha walked for Gucci, Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Lacroix, Galliano and Elie Saab. Her flaming red locks and chiseled features set her aside from the typical Brazilian bombshell.

The Runways are not the only place that Martha has recently seen success, she's landed the Fall 2008 D&G Campaign with Mario Testino. Martha's so hot right now.