3 posts tagged "Erjona Ala"
“I wanted to take the lifestyle in [Lords of] Dogtown but add a twist to it,” says filmmaker Bon Duke of his new short movie (above). The result? Norwegian stunner Erjona Ala clad in Prabal Gurung, sauntering through the underpasses of Williamsburg, leading a pack of skateboarders. [Nowness]
In celebration of the Biennale des Antiquaires, Christie’s auction house is showcasing the works of two designers of fashion’s past—Hubert de Givenchy and the late Helene Rochas. Pieces from Rochas’ collection will be up for sale at the September art festival, including a Balthus painting, portraits of the designer by Andy Warhol, and more. [WWD]
Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of haute joaillerie, Lorenz Bäumer, has designed three new collections in celebration of the brand’s first fine jewelry boutique, set to open July 3. The collections, which were inspired by three iconic locations in Paris, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées, and the Tuileries, will be available at the boutique upon its opening. [T]
Speaking of fine jewelry, Jennifer Aniston was spotted wearing a new diamond ring upon her return home from a European getaway with her beau Justin Theroux. Although the diamond was worn on her right ring finger, rumors are flying that the former Friends star is headed to the altar. [Page Six]
Last seen on the catwalk over a decade ago, male model John Pearson made his return to the runway at the Prada menswear show on Sunday. You may remember Pearson from George Michael’s Freedom video, where he starred as the only guy. [Vogue U.K.]
As a rookie model walking the global circuit for the first time, you quickly learn that you’re expected to pose on demand anytime for anyone. And with every cell phone now equipped with a camera, anyone and everyone is prepared to make a demand. The young catwalkers who made the cut for our Top Ten New Models list mastered the mannequin game lickety-split, setting them apart from the rest of the blips on the Spring radar. (We saw quite a few of our picks on the runway at last night’s Versace for H&M spectacular.) Style.com asked these newcomers (and their agents) to capture a few candid moments of their own during the shows. Here are a few selects from their cell phone camera dispatches.
Above: Jasmine Tookes and Marte Mei van Haaster (top); Julia Frauche and Erjona Ala (middle); Marihenny Rivera Pasible (bottom)
Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share their thoughts on who we’ll be seeing this fashion week—and beyond.
Angus Munro and Noah Shelley, of AM Casting, cast Preen and Richard Chai Love, among others, in New York this season. Below, they weigh in on a few of their favorite new and new-to-us faces.
Erjona Ala at FORD (left): “Not a newcomer, per se. Her Balenciaga exclusive for Fall precluded her from having the stellar show season that was imminent. Set free from exclusives and emboldened by a strong editorial season, she is sure to be fast-tracked to the very top of the industry. Her strong nineties supermodel feel is the quality that sets this former Elite Model Look contestant apart from her peers.”
Juliane Gruner at SCOOP Copenhagen (right): “There are many times that girls picked up by Steven Meisel shine very brightly and then disappear quicker than you can say ‘Italian Vogue!’ [Gruner appeared on the July cover. Nicolas Ghesquiere took note of the newcomer, too, casting her in the Balenciaga Fall campaign.] Juliane is not going to be one of them. She is a girl who has it all, facially—strength, classical beauty, and a small dose of quirkiness that will appeal to brands across the board. She also has that great Danish extra: a personality!”
Corinna Ingenleuf at FORD (center): “When we first saw Corinna in the late Spring, we were blown away by her. She mixes a masculinity with fragility that we haven’t seen for years. We were going to shoot her for one of the magazines we cast for as a boy, but the shoot never happened. Her frame and inherent elegance will ensure her a stellar season. Watch for her upcoming editorial in W, shot by Craig McDean.”