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July 29 2014

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News Travels Slowly In The Model World: “Kate Moss—She’s Getting Married?”

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If there was any doubt about it before, there isn’t now: Summer is here and in full swing. Ford Models celebrated the occasion last night with a model-packed barbecue at its 57th Street offices, attended by Hanne Gaby Odiele (below left), Ming Xi (left), Linda Vojtova, and Sigrid Agren, as well as a few designers and editors winding down over watermelon margaritas.

Most guests regretfully admitted they hadn’t been lying poolside or attending many barbecues as of late, due to their grinding work schedules. “I haven’t had much of a summer yet—I have been locked in my studio,” Richard Chai told Style.com. “I’m hoping to go on vacation at the end of July.” Model Catherine McNeil (below right) had been working too, but for her, New York was the vacation. “It has been so long since I have been in New York because I have been working, but I’m hoping to have time to play some volleyball along the West Side Highway before heading to Europe again,” she said.

It was the eve of fellow model Kate Moss’ nuptials, but that fact apparently hadn’t made much of an impact on the model community.

“Kate Moss—she’s getting married?” asked McNeil. “When’s the wedding?” Xi added.

Photos: Steve Eichner

Linda V. Feels The Love

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The modeling world tends to have short memory, so when a girl notches ten years in the industry, it’s quite a feat. Czech model Linda Vojtova won the Elite Model Look of the Year competition in 2000, and it’s been a whirlwind of covers (Italian Vogue, ; Czech Elle‘s February 2011 issue is dedicated to her) and campaigns (Giorgio Armani, La Perla) ever since. Now with the support of her agency, One Model Management, and an enthusiastic boyfriend, the blonde stunner is celebrating her decennial with a fête and photographic retrospective titled Love Linda Votjova next Monday, February 7. A perennial favorite of the European catwalks, including Christian Dior, Hermès, Valentino Haute Couture, and Armani Privé, the New York-based model took time between shoots in Paris to chat about favorite photographers, burning spaghetti, and starting young in the industry.

We usually hear of photographers getting ten-year retrospectives. Not so much models, at least not until they’re much older. Do you think models sometimes get short shrift for their work?
Every job is a group effort, and I don’t think about it as the credit going necessarily to a particular person. For models, we have to think about giving your 100 percent and feeding off the energy of the people on the set. It’s about them wanting you to come back because it’s a relationship thing.

Speaking of work relationships, you’ve worked with quite the list of photographers—Daniel Jackson, Paola Kudacki, and Emma Summerton for starters. Anyone you particularly love working with?
That’s a really tough question! I would say there are definitely a few I love because I click with them on a friendship level. I love working with Greg Kadel…but there’s so many.

You were born in Prague but live in New York now. How long have you been in NYC?
I came here nine years ago.

So almost right after you started.
Yeah, I was in a models apartment for about three years in the city. I was between that and hotels. Finally, I got my own place after that.

We’ve heard mixed reviews on models apartments. What was it like?
They can be a bit funny sometimes; it all depends on what girls you’re sharing the apartments with. One of the crazier experiences, a girl came home really late and started cooking spaghetti. She fell asleep and I woke up because there was all this smoke because the spaghetti caught on fire! Also, when I started I didn’t have BlackBerries and individual computer schedules. We would all plan our schedules on paper, and you’re in this constant sort of competition because all the girls would sit down and compare who got what booking. Continue Reading “Linda V. Feels The Love” »