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July 29 2014

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Seven Fresh Faces From the Elite Model Look Boot Camp

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Mary, Ross, and Ruth

For thirty years running, the Elite Model Look competition has given aspiring mannequins a chance to break into the industry. Past participants who beat out hundreds of thousands of beautiful people from more than sixty countries and went on to make it big include Gisele Bündchen, Isabeli Fontana, Constance Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Fei Fei Sun, and Cora Emmanuel, to name a few. After narrowing down this year’s U.K.-based contestants to eleven girls and eleven boys, the mega modeling agency’s London branch invited the finalists to attend a four-day boot camp, during which they received catwalk and posing training, confidence coaching, nutrition and fitness advice, styling tips, and—most important—met the bookers. Style.com asked Elite Model Look Process’s Amelia Trevette (formerly the head of image and special bookings for Elite London), who was judging and mentoring the fresh faces throughout the week, to call out her seven favorites. Learn all about the top up-and-comers and this year’s U.K. winners—May and Ruth Bell, and Ross Trevillion (above)—who will go on to compete in the international finals this November, below.

May and Ruth Bell (competing together):
“May and Ruth, our ethereal twins from Dover, are like porcelain dolls: flawless skin, ash-blond hair, and delicate features. They look almost otherworldly and are captivating both on the catwalk and in front of the camera.”

Ross Trevillion:
“Ross has an amazing look that is diverse enough to be commercial or editorial. At only sixteen, he has a maturity and presence that not a lot of his peers possess.” Continue Reading “Seven Fresh Faces From the Elite Model Look Boot Camp” »

Carla Bruni Serenades New York

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Carla Bruni performs in New York

Carla Bruni’s new album might be titled Little French Songs, but there was nothing little about her performance at Manhattan’s Royalton Hotel last night. Produced and sponsored by The New York Observer and Absolut Elyx, the event served to celebrate Bruni’s just-dropped fourth release and was, in fact, her first show in the Big Apple.

Little French Songs is a mix between the melancholy, the romantic, and maybe…a bit of fun—a little ticklish sometimes,” Bruni told Style.com. “But, you know, the fun songs are not so simple to write. It’s easy to write about nostalgie, lost love, or something you never get, but writing about fun is harder.”

Taking the stage in a vintage Yves Saint Laurent blazer (“I like the new Saint Laurent, too,” she quipped. “Hedi’s first two collections were great.”) and Zara jeans, Bruni played to a crowd that included André Balazs, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Ivanka Trump, and Richard Phillips.

Not only did the session mark Bruni’s debut Gotham gig but also her one and only American show this year. “Just to play in New York is so rare for a French artist,” she said. “The U.S. has so many great musicians—to have a chance to perform here is awesome.” Fans, take note: Bruni revealed that she’ll be returning in April 2014, for a U.S. tour. She’s promised to work on some English verses, though we’d be perfectly happy with a little more French.

Photo:Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

G-Star and Vs. Magazine Devour Art

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Blurring the boundaries between the worlds of fashion, art, music, and film has always been a focus at G-Star. The denim brand regularly works with noteworthy director Anton Corbijn on its print campaigns, and recently kicked off its new Art of RAW project with a video featuring cool CGI animation and a custom track by Skrillex. Keeping up the cultural momentum, they have collaborated with Vs. Magazine on Devouring Art, a short film directed by and starring Danish multimedia artist Rie Rasmussen. In the Vs. Magazine film, Rasmussen portrays an artist who breaks into a gallery—armed with painting tools and clad in denim overalls—in search of inspiration. Inside, the surrounding art comes to life and consumes her for a raw, and decidedly racy, result.

“I let the tone of the [Art of RAW] collection inspire [me]. So [the film] definitely had to be something with a dark edge to it, while still making an artistic point,” Rasmussen told Style.com. The director—a frequent Vs. collaborator—brought in personal muse and former Givenchy model Marie de Villepin to costar in the film and help with its soundtrack (de Villepin is the frontwoman of the band Pinkmist). “I like sturdy, hard-edged female fashion, and the idea of durable clothing that’s built to last,” Rasmussen continued. “The word raw has always been a huge turn-on to me because it implies no pretense—no refining, no makeup, no facade. That is rare in fashion and why G-Star’s Art of RAW project is so refreshing.”

Vs. and G-Star gave Style.com an exclusive sneak peek at the film and will debut the full version tonight with an event at the Electric Room at Dream Downtown. Catherine McNeil, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, David Blaine, Lulu Gainsbourg, and Sophie Auster are among the expected guests.

The Kids Are All Right

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As nice as it was here in New York, plenty of fashion folks with children (David Neville and Gucci Westman, Jenna Lyons, and host Mary Alice Stephenson) spent Saturday afternoon inside at Milk Gallery at a fundraiser held by Planet Awesome Kid. The Web site is one part The Sartorialist for the under-12 set and another part party planner, and the beneficiary of the event was Global Action for Children, a charity whose honorary chair is Angelina Jolie. She and Brad weren’t in attendance, but there were models (like Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, pictured) and A-listers (Brooke Shields included) for moms and dads to ogle, while the kids watched break dancing by Kid Flash and Full Circle Soul, painted alongside the world-famous graffiti artist Aero, or got spotted for a fashion campaign. No word on whether it was coincidence or kismet that a KCD employee casting tots for a Benetton ad took a break from work upstairs to check out the party. Global Action for Children’s next project will be a celebrity auction on May 7 in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Photo: Julia Chesky