Wednesday, February 25, 2009
All season long I have been seeing on different sites announcements of former legendary super models coming back into circulation. Kristen McNenamy at DNA , Rachel Williams at ELITE, ... and every morning I wake up I check out the womens shows on VOGUE.CO.UK and STYLE.COM to see which girls are working for which designers. I have to say when I clicked on the AQUASCUTUM'S SHOW and saw the casting of Yasmin LeBon, Susie Bick , Lorraine Pascale and Jeny Howorth ( THE AGYNESS OF THE 80'S I bugged the f** k out. These amazing SUPER models walking with the new class of superGIRLS like Jordan Dunn, Amanda Laine and Kinga ..and it makes me miss the SUPERS.
Last season D Squared cast Nadege as one of 3 "Charlie's Angels'" and it made me long for the cat walk super star that was her bestie, YASMEEN GHAURI. No print fashion model, including NAOMI CAMPBELL could compare to YASMEEN'S fierce rule of the runway. Kids, these girls were THE girls that replaced runway models on the runway..Bryjna, Dianne Dewitt, Dalma, Sonia Cole etc. were hip shashaying goddesses who were rarely photgraphed for advertising or editorial .It was the Yasmeen's who shot Vogue one day and walked VERSACE/YSL/FERRE/LACROIX the next ..long before that was the standard it is now. Yasmeen along with Nadege, Veronica Webb, Emma Sjoberg,Gurmit, etc rose up from showgirls to print girls to all around "supers"... not as much in the spotlight of the LINDA/NAOMI/CHRISTY machine..and dominated VOGUE/ELLE/BAZAAR FOR NEARLY 10 YRS (1987-1996).
I miss the days when you would go and see a show and witness a true superstar own the room for those 15 seconds. I remember going to Anna Sui at Industria the first time Tyra Banks did NY fashion week and people went crazy , clapping for Tyra and booing for Naomi...straight out of PAGE SIX .
That cast included Yasmeen, Carla Bruni, Claudia Mason, Nadege, Susan Holmes and of course LINDA/CHRISTY.NAOMI. It was a time when there were 20 girls doing everything and they were ( still are) ROCK STARS. Id love to see a group of girls reinvent the sameness that has been 1999 to 2009 and rock our worlds again. They are out there, I know it.
James Scully said to me earlier this month when the subject of Yasmeen Ghauri came up and said "they dont make 'em like that anymore..and my friend the sweetheart Ali at Women said " Check out Anne V and Cameron Russell!" and i get it, they are GORGEOUS, no doubt..but i want to see these bitches rock the runway. hips swaying left to right , hands on hips Montana theatrics..Helena Barquilla runway modeling is necessary this very second.
Can I get an amen?
P.S...Natasha POLY comes really close...now we need 19 more!
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
EVERYONE'S PANICING ABOUT THE ECONOMY. IS IT REAL OR HYSTERIA? I MEAN PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS NEED TO WEAR CLOTHES AND THEY WILL NEED TO BE ADVERTISED..SO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A NEED FOR MODELS. RIGHT?
EVERYDAY I WAKE UP, GO TO CNN.COM, FORBES.COM AND SEE THE HEADLINES "TARGET TO LAY OFF ...EMPLOYEES, MACYS, SEARS, IT GOES ON AND ON...BUT WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN AND ROUND AND ROUND IT GOES. I FIND THIS A VERY DEFINING MOMENT IN OUR BUSINESS....WILL ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE? WILL THE OLD DINOSAUR/FACTORY AGENCIES INNOVATE? WILL THE BOUTIQUES BE SWALLOWED BY THOSE DINOSAURS? WILL THE NEW SCHOOL KIDS WITH THEIR GREAT EYE FOR TALENT BE ABLE TO TURN THAT INTO REAL MONEY AND SURVIVE? I DONT KNOW, IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A CRAP SHOOT.
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE:
COOL AND CALM WILL WIN THE RACE. EXPERIENCE HAS ITS ADVANTAGES. A CLASSIC NEVER DIES...AND EVERYBODY WANTS WHATS NEW. SO AS EVERYONE TAKES THEIR XANAX, GETS LESS BOTOX, GOES GREEN AND LOOKS TO OBAMA FOR LEADERSHIP, I THINK ITS ESSENTIAL THAT EVERYONE TAKE A LITTLE RESPONSIBILTY AND WORKS ALOT HARDER. LIKE REALLY HARD. LIKE HARDER THEN YOU HAVE EVER HAD TO WORK FOR IT. AND HOW ABOUT BEING A LITTLE KINDER WITH ONE ANOTHER..A LITTLE GENTLER. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS. IN THIS ERA OF GREAT CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION CANT THERE BE A LITTLE MORE DECENCY? I FOUND THE WAY OUR PRESIDENT DEALT WITH THE "SMEAR " CAMPAIGNS LAUNCHED AGAINST HIM WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO GET ELECTED AS NOT ONLY MASTERFUL BUT ELEGANT..CANT THE MODELING BUSINESS FIND A LITTLE OF THAT?
WE HAVE REAL ISSUES FACING US IN THE FASHION/MODEL BUSINESS AND ITS ESSENTIAL THAT AS A COMMUNITY WE SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER; IF BY ONLY BEING CIVIL AND KIND. I THINK THE 80S POWERSUITED /FOUL MOUTHED SHIT PASSE ANYHOW. BUT THATS JUST ME.
OH TRUST ME, IM NOT BEING A HYPOCRIT. I HAVE A TEMPER WHEN F**KED WITH, I PROTECT MY ASSESTS FEROCIOUSLY. BUT I HAVE LEARNED THAT LESSON PRIVATELY AND PUBLICLY. BUT I DO THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A RETURN TO CALM AND COMPOSED.
WITH THAT SAID
I WISH MY FREINDS, COLLEAGUES, COMPETITORS AND ADVERSARIES A FRUITFUL AND PROSPEROUS FASHION WEEK.
TO MY MODELS, KEEP YOUR CHIN UP ...AND TO MY FAMILY WHO ARE GOING THRU IT( I LOVE YOU) AND ILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK ( ALWAYS!)
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