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INTERVIEW: Lea T of Givenchy

Lea T is a story that needed to be told, and who better to tell it than Lea?

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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: 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: Kaan Tilki

Model: Kaan Tilki
Agency: Fashion (Milan)
Season SS 2010

I see a lot of models, alot of faces… It’s what I spend my days doing, flipping through images of faces. Whether they are just that all american look, or the more angular/edgy european… I enjoy it. So I’ve decided why not let you guys in on a few faces that I’ve seen and really like.

Name: Kaan Tilki
Place of Origin: Bucharest, Romania
Date of Birth: March 1 1993


MAGAZINE: Vanity Teen #7

So I got into Vanity Teen a little while back and I just recently got around to viewing the latest issue, which I downloaded for free onto my computer(you have got to LOVE modern technology). No, we’re not pirating magazines nowadays, although I have seen it done, but instead this is a free online magazine that from what I can tell focuses on fashion and different art forms, with a heavy emphasis on photography.

See below the clip for more coverage

This issue held 3 editorials from my count. “Lonesome Cowboys” features 3 male models,Ryan Bertrocke(REQUEST), Ram Beoneh(REQUEST), and Nick Riback(REQUEST), all clad in Levi’s. By no means should you discredit the relevancy of these models because they are doing work for a free magazine. They are still actual working models. For example Ryan Bertrocke walked for Jeremy Scott and John Bartlett in the pass runway season, is the boddy of the Frankie Morello fashion brand, and books numerous editorials and lookbooks. He’s featured in this editorial rocking a military green mesh tank, jeans, and a worn in set of boots, all from Levi’s.
As I said earlier, in addition to an emphasis on fashion, there is an emphasis on art, with photography as a focal point. “La Russe Eternelle”(The Eternal Russian) is one such feature. As a whole, the magazine isn’t afraid of the androgynous look, and this feature is no different. At points I’m confused at which of the two models in this feature is the male and which is the female. Lighting and color is used with an expert that is aesthetically pleasing. It’s more than pleasing it’s calming and serene to the eye. To be entirely honest… I want to frame these pictures.

“It’s not our fault you vomit to look like them” is yet another fashion editorial but that presents very different styling from “Lonesome Cowboys”. While “Lonesome Cowboys” did hold jeans and boots an entirely different feeling was procured. “It’s not our fault” created a punk feeling with the chains, patent leather, and dark colors.

Music Videos, Models and Magazines.

This episode I talk about things of note in the fashion industry. I cover W and Demi Moore, as well as Videophone, and Chanel’s lawsuit(among other things). The end was rushed because I was about to be interrupted.