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MODEL: Lowell Tautchin Fall 2011

In the span of a season our little Lowell Tautchin has exploded onto the fashion scene. While for the Spring 2011 show season Tautchin booked only 2 shows in one city, for the Fall 2011 season he landed 12, touching down in all of the fashion capitals. Though I have yet to find new editorials since the last update, if casting agents continue booking Lowell as they have for show season we’re sure to see him turn up for some work with a European luxury brand or two. He did manage to bag a job for Thomas Engel Hart last season so we only wish him the best! Lowell now has representation in Milan(I Love) as well as his agents at Mode and Soul.
Lowell answers a few questions for us under the clip.

MoaGB: This is the first season you’ve walked outside of New York, how was the experience?
Lowell Tautchin: The entire European season was phenomenal. I enjoyed the unfamiliarity of my first full season and the traveling aspects that come with it. Making friends, seeing new places, and finding new perspectives are the clichés, but they’re truly the best part of working abroad.

MoaGB: Are there any stark difference between the cities you visited(Paris, Milan, New York, London)?
Lowell Tautchin: Paris and New York are complete opposites and yet easily my favorites. Paris is a place where, outside of castings and shows, you have time to explore and take advantage of the laissez-faire culture; grab a coffee, check out some architecture and put your feet up in a cafe terrace.
New York City feels a little more familiar. It has the same urgency, and down to earth people as back home, just with warmer weather and tons of skyscrapers.

MoaGB: Was there any show in particular that was your favorite?
Lowell Tautchin: Prada was one of the best for me. It was a nice staple for the start of the season. The deciding factor was having a group of really good friends doing the same show.

MoaGB: What’s the main difference between shows and presentations and which do you prefer?
Lowell Tautchin: Shows hands-down are my favorite. Presentations don’t give you the all or nothing feeling.

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Thom Browne Fall 2011

Billy Reid Fall 2011


New Male Model Faces Fall 2011

Jack Vanderhart, Jack Manhood, Tomas Guarracino, Tim Meiresone

During the fashion weeks, I took a break from Model Mondays. As a matter of fact I took a break from learning new models period. I refused to frequent the forums, and I was content in staying with the little list that I had built up of names, and not expand. Well now that fashion week is over, I couldn’t deny myself. I had to go back and find a few models to make up for lost times and these are my new male model faces for the Fall 2011 season… well to start us off at least.

Jack Vanderhart– Jack Vanderhart was one of the chosen boys for the show season. When I heard through the grapevine that a new boy had wrangled a Calvin Klein exclusive, and he was based out of Australia with a scar on his cheek, I could only shake the grapevine to see what would fall out. Out fell 16 year old Vanderhart who’s been shot for a Hot Boys & Cute Dogs Calendar, GQ, and Vogue Austalia. There’s just something about that scar on that perfect cheekbone that screams shoot me, and I forsee a strong editorial season for Jack. Jack is represented by VNY(New York) and EMG(Australia)
Fall 2011 Runway-Calvin Klein

Jack Manhood– To be entirely honest I laughed when I heard his name. I laughed while looking at the polaroid and accessing a face that seemed so now, so of the moment that my laugh trailed off. With no particularly stunning credits to his name, besides some work for Topman, Jack has a look that says relevant to me. Maybe a little cuckoo, and if I am then so be it but Mr. Manhood is going to have to be my wild card of the bunch.
Jack is represented in London(FM) and Paris(Success)
Fall 2011 Runway – Cassette Playa, Christopher Shannon

Tomas Guarracino– Mr. Guarracino almost got passed over when I was looking for new faces. The reason was I saw his face in so many top Milan shows I was positive that he had to have a bit of experience. The Calvin Klein Spring 2011 ad is what made me look him up and I found that, he was indeed a newbie but certainly one with a strong future ahead of him.

Tomas is with Bananas(Paris), Wilhelmina, Civilies(Argentina).
Fall 2011 Runway: Hermes, D&G, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Robert Geller(he also walked in Buenos Aires Fashion Week).


Tim Meiresone– The opener of the Prada show, Tim Meiresone has already bagged a coveted runway position. Now whether or not he’ll follow up with the needed editorial season to ensure that he’s one to watch and possibly bank on, we have yet to know. He has surely gotten off to a good start though in a Vogue Hommes Japan editorial. Meiresone already has representation in Paris(Nathalie), Milan(Independent), Copenhagen(Scoop), and where his mother agency is located in Brussels(Dominique).
Fall 2011 runway: Prada, Costume National, Canali, Z Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Cerruti

MODEL: Silviu Tolu

We start the new year off with our first Model Monday, Silviu Tolu. A name that’s heavily connected with the recent Guess campaigns, and thus a 60’s like Elvis inspired style, Silviu has not seen a sudden outpouring of work due to one particular event like some models, but instead seems to be gaining steam slowly, booking job after job, which in the long run may be better. Represented by agency favorite Red Model Management(NY), Silviu most recently appeared on FIASCO Magazine’s most recent issue, The Black and White Issue. With a piercing gaze Tolu is most definitely one of my picks for ones to watch for this upcoming year.

Name: Silviu Tolu



MODEL: Luis Borges

Model: Luis Borges
Agency: Elite Milan
Season: Spring/Summer 2011

I’m flipping through my Google Reader and I happen upon a face. The features practically cause my eyes to falter in their monotonous rituals of seeing image and after image, model after model. I see his face and I click. I then find myself watching behind the scenes footage of a model who is obviously very comfortable in front of the camera, creating the editorial that I was previously examining. It was at that moment that I knew who atleast one of the models I wanted to spotlight for today, and with a campaign record like this(not to mention his runway resume) how could I not?

Luis Borges
Origin: Portugal

TFS Thread


John Varvatos SS11
Kenzo SS11
Rynshu SS11
Christophe Lemaire SS11
DKNY FW10(presentation)
Y-3 FW10
Iceberg FW10
Etro FW10
Guiliano Fujiwara FW10
Miharayasuhiro FW10
Wooyoungmi FW10
Neil Barrett FW10(opened)
Paul Smith FW10
John Varvatos FW10
Rynshu FW10
Richard Chai FW10
Hermes SS10
Yves Saint Laurent SS10
Kris Van Assche SS10(closed)
Dior Homme SS10


Etro FW10
United Colors of Benetton FW10
Paul Smith FW10
Tommy Hilfiger FW10
Company of We FW10
General Idea FW10


Interview(Leather Rats)
Hit Mag
GQ China

FIXATE: Linus Gustin

Show Card
Model: Linus Gustin
Agency: Ford Models Europe(NY)
Season: Spring/Summer 2011

As I wrapped up Bo‘s spotlight I began to feel just a tad guilty and very curious. To be a fashion blogger is a unique thing, and so when I mentioned Linus Gustin in passing I was assuming everyone knew who he was. As I read over the post I reconsidered my stance and decided that I should introduce you to the model who’s graced runways in Paris, Milan, Barcelona, and Sweden. The man is a certified runway beast, booking shows like Yves Saint Laurent, Z Zenga, and Prada continuously while bookending this year’s Victor & Rolf show(opening and closing). His campaign work is solid as well as his editorial work, which I feel is about to recieve a little spurt of growth. Known for his sharp cheekbones and cleft chin, Linus has a face that is not easily forgotten. Why don’t we take a closer look at it.

Name: Linus Gustin
Place of Origin: Sweden
TFS Thread

Ford Europe(Paris)


Some of you more informed readers may look at the following runway list and say, it’s unusually short to be recounting Linus’s runway work. Well I’ve only decided to spotlight shows in the major fashion weeks and then only certain shows from that. Hope you enjoy the selection.
Costume National SS11(O)
Prada SS11
Z Zegna SS11(Opened)
Pringle of Scotland SS11
Cerruti SS11
Francisco van Benthum SS11(Closed)
Lanvin SS11
Peter Petrov SS11
Raf Simons SS11
Songzio SS11
Viktor & Rolf SS11(Opened and Closed)
Yves Saint Laurent SS11
Kenzo FW10
Walter Van Beirendonck FW10
A few SS10 shows


Tiger of Sweden S/S 2011
MiharaYasuhiro F/W 2010
Lagom F/W 2010
Tiger of Sweden F/W 2010
NN07 Winter 2010(lookbook)
The Local Firm Spring 2010(lookbook)


Contributor Magazine (I’ll be your Mirror)
GQ Style Italia(Film Noir)
Numero Homme #20(Rapaces)
Cover Magazine (Belle du Jour)
Plaza Magazine(Industrialism)
L’Officiel Hommes Italia(cover)
Bon Magazine(Even Just for a Day)
Contributor Magazine
Vogue Italia(Garcons Terribles)

FIXATE: Corey Baptiste

Agency: VNY(NY)
Season: Summer/Spring 2011

I’m not even sure why I decided to add Corey Baptiste into this weeks Model Monday. I mean it wasn’t as if I just had alot of extra time on my hands. On the contrary, I should be driving across town right now. It just so happens that I saw his face in a Giorgio Armani image, more than likely from backstage at the Spring/Summer 2011 shows and picked him out. I then began to mentally recount the campaigns he’s shot for and the runways that he’s walked noting that he is normally the soul face of color. The angles of his face and the smoothness of his skin(oh how I wish my skin were that tight and could bounce light back as his does) no doubt account for this. Plus, he is unusually thin, or atleast seems so. Anyway, all of this lead up to me ransacking the internet to post this spotlight… and now I must literally run away to get things done.

Name: Corey Baptiste
Place of Origin:

Wilson Management

Banana Republic FW 2010
Victor Glemaud FW 2010
3.1 Philip Lim FW 2010
Rag N Bone FW 2010
Richard Chai FW 2010
Mackage FW 2010
DKNY FW 2010
Gap Fall 2010
Lacoste SS 2011
Academy of Art SS 2011
3.1 Philip Lim SS 2011
Rag & Bone SS 2011
Banana Republic SS 2011
DKNY SS 2011(Presentation)
J Crew SS 2011
Calvin Klein SS 2011
Canali SS 2011
Mik Cire by Eric Kim SS 2011
G-Star Raw SS 2011
Michael Kors SS 2011
General Idea SS 2011

TNGT Fall 2010
DKNY Fall 2010
DKNY Fall 2010 (lookbook)
DKNY Jeans Fall 2010
United Colors of Benetton Fall 2010

Vogue Hommes Japan #5(Pop Boys)
Visual Tales(Garden Party)
T Magazine(Solid Citizens)
GQ Style Germany(Fall Fashion)
City Magazine(Fantasy Football)

FIXATE: Eline Van Houten

So, normally I find the models from my Google Reader. There’ll be a face that interests me more and more and so I decide that they should be the spotlight. Well, I’ve been thinking that I should atleast diversify my selection a little bit and I found a model on my new pasttime, The Fashion Spot. Sadly, she doesn’t have much of a history as she only began modeling in May of this year but hopefully she’ll have a hell of a future. Allow me to introduce you to Miss Eline van Houten of Code Management in Amsterdam.


Spijkers & Spijkers SS11
Klavers van Engelen SS11


Material Girl
Fault Magazine

FIXATE: River Viiperi

So I felt a little weird showing Lowell and calling it a day. I mean don’t get me wrong, I think Lowell is a great model with amazing potential, but I felt it was a tad too easy on myself. Oh and plus, I’m doubting that you’d hate another model. River Viiperi is a model I’ve followed for a little while now. I mean I remember him back from his Guapo shoot(Wild River) and I also remember him from the Smalto casting that I blogged about. So when I began to think of who else I could spotlight that would require me to do a little extra work, the son of a model, was one of the first to come to mind. It also sort of helps that as of this moment he’s the only model I know of that has walked an international exclusive… yeah that probably helps.

Name: River Viiperi

Place of Origin: Ibiza, Spain
DOB: Aug 03, 1991

2pm (Copenhagen)

Soul Artist(NY)
Nous (LA)
Viva (Berlin)
IMM (Brussells)
Past Agencies
Why Not(Milan)


American Eagle Holiday 2010
Bershka Winter 2010(lookbook)
Bershka FW 2010
American Eagle Fall 2010


So when someone has an extensive editorial list(which most of my fave models do) I always make a disclaimer that says that I’m not trying to make a comprehensive list. We all know that’s a lie, I do try my hardest and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Here’s another swing at it.
Client Magazine(River Deep)
ilovefake(Fade to Grey)
FHM Collections Germany Fall/Winter 2010(Werkshatt der Emotionen)
Re-Bel Magazine
Men’s Health Espana(Road Movie)
Attitude(Rhythm of Love)
Dedicate(Final Fantasy)
Guapo Issue 3
Lutefisk (Jeune Homme Plus)
V Magazine(Ay Que Hombre)
160 Grams(Cover)
Citizen K International
7th Man(Dress Up)
Hercules(Let Your Whole Body Talk)
U Magazine
Contributing Editor(Tight Knit)
GQ Taiwan(Major Players)
Vanity Teen(Paris Under Fire)
Guapo Issue 2(Wild River)
Visual Tales Issue 2 (Animal Attraction)

Big thanks to my friends on The Fashion Spot thread for River Viiperi.
Also big thanks to River Viiperi himself for clarifying some things 🙂

FIXATE: Lyndsey Scott

So during the fashion weeks I keep track of faces. I love faces. But more than just faces I love a fierce runway face. So it was impossible for me not to see and remember Lyndsey Scott’s face. I mean I first saw her face during the Fall/Winter 2009 show season. She walked an exclusive for Calvin Klein. Why is that significant? She is the first minority model to do so ever in Calvin Klein’s history. More recently, her face stood out in the Prada Summer/Spring 2010 show because she was the only minority model in the line up. So I think it may be time for you guys to get a little more familiar with her.

Name: Lyndsey Scott
Place of Origin: New Jersey, United States
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990
TFS Thread

Uno (Barcelona)


Lyndsey’s Runway work is EXTENSIVE, I tried to write down all of the shows down but at 24 shows strong, even with skipping some… I decided to stop. Luckily, New York Magazine as a slideshow of some of her runway moments. Also Bellazon has a good thread containing alot of her moments. I’m just going to list some of the ones I feel were more important.

Calvin Klein FW 2009(exclusive)

Prada SS 2010


W Magazine(Double Vision)
Love Magazine(Wash Your Face in my Sink)

W Magazine(Chic Mystique)

W Magazine(Run of Show)
Elle Italia(Nuovi Mix)


FIXATE: Noma Han

Model: Noma Han
Photographer: Sean Watters

It is true, normally there is a showcard to open up a Model Spotlight post. There are extenuating circumstances though! I mean Noma Han has only recently gone blonde(or blond if you prefer). When I say recent I mean like, after Fashion Week recently. I think the blonde hair has only been in maybe one photoshoot(that has come out) which happens to be in the latest issue of Fiasco, “The Lost Issue”, which I haven’t blogged about yet. Oh get your panties out of a bunch, I’m getting to that! But until I do, let’s fixate on the Korean creation that is Noma Han… It’s so sad that I can’t just download my adoration for him into you… you must get your own!

Name: Noma Han
Place of Origin: South Korea
Age: 19

Red (NY)

Noma Han booked like 8 runway shows his first season in New York… so I’m not even going to try to cover every show. I’ll post alot of them but don’t expect this to be a complete list.
Petrou Man SS11

Noma Han has exploded “underground” and “indie” circuit so again… I do not expect to have a comprehensive listing of all of his editorials.