Monday, December 28, 2009

A lot like her

These latest Jan 2010 editorials (from Vogue Nippon and Germany respectively) make me wonder, are they the next big thing?

No, this is not Lily Donaldson but Bregje Heinen does look like her twin sister here. They're almost identical. I never notice that Bregje looks so much like Lily. Watchout!

Toni looks a lot like Lara Stone here.If there's no indication at all, I would have mistaken her as Lara. But, of course, she has a softer look and that eyes are purely Toni's.

(pics from

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry X'mas


Merry Christmas to all! Happy Holidays!
Will be back posting after I get rid of my laziness...

(pic from tfs @ Dona)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

(Touch) My Body

Is this the new trend for Spring Summer 2010 campaign? Lanvin and Gucci both focus on the models' body pose rather than shooting the whole look from the model's head to toe. I think this is such a great idea. Look at the Lanvin ad, the clothes are so emphasized especially the ruffles part. But if you put Jamie Bochert standing still with those outfits, I believe it would not have the same effect. Natasha Poly did an outstanding job as the Gucci women too, so sexy,glamorous and luxurious all together. Her pose is to die for with the beautiful scenery as the background. My only complain is it looks exactly as the cruise campaign with Snejana. I can't believe the SS2010 campaign images have started to surface so soon. It's still 2009 after all. But I'm so eager to see what other campaigns would be - Prada, Chanel, Miu Miu, Versace- and the list goes on.

(pics from and tfs @ behansu)

Friday, December 18, 2009

The name is Abi Fox

It seems like not too long ago, I am obsessed with "A Model's Life with Petra Nemcova". No, I'm not particularly a Petra fan but I am fond of one of its' participant, a British girl called Abigail Fox. She was young, very sweet and very girl next door look. As soon as the show end, most of the girls disappeared including Abigail.

It was a surprise to see her on the presentation for Temperly London Pre-Fall 2010. I'm glad she continued modeling. She is with Models 1 in London after a unsuccesful attempt at Next. I remember seeing her in their New Faces board, looks like she has changed management. Being with Next,she doesn't seem to grow. It's good news that she booked the show after changing agents.

Abi Fox (as she is called now) certainly look more grown up. She's grown taller I believe and is, unfortunately, a thinner self. Her baby face has gone to show a sharper face-particularly noticeable with her cheekbones.


I certainly hope that she'll continue to succeed. I believe she has put so much effort just for the sake to continue modeling. This is just her beginning, I hope I will see her at NY. Fingers crossed!

(pics from and

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is this your LV?

I have been quite bored with the past seasons' LV campaign with Madonna and Scarlett Johansson. It is a pleasant news that Lara Stone is replacing Madonna for the Spring Summer 2010 campaign.
But, by the image of it, I think, this is a good shot from Steven Meisel with Lara, but, for a Louis Vuitton ad campaign? I doubt it serves the brand. LV is such a luxurious brand, that a model lying on the grass with the "it" bag is just so totally wrong.

Like many have debated on tFS, this looks more like a Vogue Italia editorial than a LV campaign.
I have to agree too. If in turn, this is a VI cover and editorial, I would have applaud it but this is not, it is a LV campaign.
However, I would welcome Lara as the new campaign girl- no matter how not suitable this campaign is-she is better than Madonna-fashion wise.

(pic from

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's all about Toni

I couldn't believe I have not post anything on this stunning classic beauty from Germany.Just 15 when she walked exclusively for Calvin Klein (for 2 seasons in a row), she was a hit every designer wanted after her exclusive ended in time for S/S 2009 season where she walked more than 50 shows in NY, Milan and Paris.

Toni has booked almost every single blue chip campaign - Fendi, Calvin Klein, Prada, Dior, Jill Stuart,Donna Karan, Burberry, Chloe, Versace (Versense perfume), Emporio Armani, Etro, Hugo Boss and Shiseido Cle de Peau -just to name a few.

A few of her many campaigns-Jill Stuart, Prada, Versace and Shiseido Cle de Peau

She already had a few Vogue covers in her very brief career-Vogue Germany (of course!), Vogue Italia and Vogue Russia and was featured regularly in every top magazines like Vogue, W, V magazine, I-d, Numero and Tush.

Vogue and Numero covers

I don't fall in love with Toni instantly like many others do. Don't get me wrong, she is very beautiful indeed but I don't feel her presence. A lot of people have commented that she lacks expression in shots. This, unfortunately, I have to agree. I think Toni can model. Sometimes her shots are good, some falls flat or just plain mediocre. But, the girl have plenty of time. She is just so young and to have her portray as a mature 30-something women in an ad campaign is absurd.

Vogue Germany editorial

Vogue Italia editorial

Vogue China and Numero editorial

Toni is such a classic beauty and with experience I believe she can deliver. She has so many people supporting her. The designers and photographers love her. This girl is getting better little by little, day by day, with all the chances that she's been given. What I love about her is that she started off as this very cute sweet 15 then she grows up in front of us. She is still just 17 - I say let her take her time. By the way, she's best bud with Karlie Kloss and Ali Stephens too -among many other models that she's been friends with. I love her sweetness, her cute smile and most of all, when I look at her pics now- she's so beautiful , she melts my heart!

The Trio BFFs- Karlie Kloss, Ali Stephens and Toni Garrn

(pics from, and and headers I made scrapped from

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I think it's a fun idea to toy around the idea using social network Twitter in Vogue Italia. What's even more surprising is that Steven Meisel himself is in the editorial. Photo quality wise is quite bad since this is supposed to be self-taken pictures. Theme wise, creatively fun. Some of my fave:

There are 20 models in this editorial from Meisel regulars Lara Stone, Sasha Pivovarova, Anna Selezneva, Natasha Poly,Viktoriya Sasonkina to supermodels Naomi Campbell,Kristen McMenamy, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodionova and Christy Turlington. Then, there's Agyness Deyn, Jamie Bochert, Karen Elson and Sessilee Lopez. And, lastly current crop of top models Hanne Gaby, Karlie Kloss, Abbey Lee, Kasia Struss and first time collabrator Freja Beha albeit rumors that Meisel will not cast Freja for his works. Things change, I guess.

scans by Diciassette (17) @ tfs