7 posts tagged "Sigrid Agren"
Walking the annual Victoria’s Secret extravaganza is a milestone in any model’s career. After all, it’s as much about lighting up the stage with your personality (not to mention dance moves—who could forget Jourdan Dunn doing the robot last year?) as it is about having a killer body, and being able to smile while strutting with a pair of thirty-pound wings on your back. While there’s no way to confirm exactly who will be appearing on the VS catwalk this evening alongside Taylor Swift, we’ve come up with an educated guess based on social media clues gathered over the past week, as well as shots from yesterday’s rehearsal (like the one above, featuring Sara Sampaio, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, and Leva Laguna working the runway).
Of course there are bound to be appearances by veteran Angels such as Adriana Lima (it will be her fourteenth time participating in the show), Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne. [Regrettably, Miranda Kerr announced she will be ending her contract with the lingerie megalith to pursue other projects.] Those aforementioned supers are all but givens at this point, and so it’s the remaining twenty-plus coveted slots—selected by casting director John Pfeiffer—that really get us excited. Style.com has learned that several high fashion runway regulars will be making their VS debuts tonight: Sigrid Agren and Josephine Skriver (both posted snapshots of themselves sporting the official Angels bomber jacket on Instagram), as well as Ming Xi, Maria Borges, Kasia Struss, and Jac. We were even more thrilled to hear that some our top Spring ’14 newcomers including Malaika Firth, Devon Windsor, Cindy Bruno, and Sara Sampaio also beat out dozens of more established girls to earn their first pair of wings.
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 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” »
“Have you heard about The Society?” It’s a question that’s been making the rounds in model-watcher circles for what seems like a year, and now The Society is no longer a secret. After a soft launch during New York fashion week, Elite Paris’ New York outpost—not to be mistaken with the nonaligned Elite New York—officially debuted its Web site yesterday with an impressive roster of established faces, including Lindsey Wixson, Sigrid Agren, Cora Emmanuel, Mackenzie Drazan, and Ming Xi, as well as noteworthy newcomers such as Marine Deleeuw, Josephine Le Tutour, and Manuela Frey. The agency will also represent musicians, including Grace Jones, Oh Land, and Lily Rose Cooper (a.k.a. Lily Allen). “We’ve had the opportunity to be super-selective with the girls we take on rather than being so volume oriented,” a representative told Style.com. “Elite understands the value of investing in a gorgeous face.”
The Society hits the ground running with a huge history and network already in place, which contains the Elite Model Look competition—the largest source of new models in the world. The polished Web site, which was designed by Ezra Petronio and features Santiago & Mauricio-lensed animations of each girl in a grid format (kind of like a glam version of Hollywood Squares, no?), sets the tone for one of The Society’s goals, which is “to promote original editorial content and do interesting projects that converge fashion and art,” a representative said. “It’s a bit different from the standard approach,” which is exactly what the New York modeling industry needs right now. Based on initial impressions, The Society is poised to become a major force.
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.
When Roberto Cavalli opened the doors of his first store in Saint-Tropez four decades ago, as Tim Blanks writes, “it wasn’t much more than a fishing village.” Times have changed—to say the least—but Cavalli has kept on, outfitting generations of jet-set socials in all the feathers, ruffles, python, leather, and leopard print they could handle. (And as it turns out, they could handle a lot.) To celebrate his 40 years in the business, the designer is putting out Roberto Cavalli, a collection of images, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, of some of the world’s most beautiful women in his clothes. (Lara Stone, left, Carolyn Murphy, Sasha Pivovarova, and Sigrid Agren are just a few of the ladies represented.) On the eve of the book’s publication and his 40th anniversary bash in Paris, Cavalli checked in with Style.com to talk stars and style. And keep reading below for our exclusive slideshow of images from the book.
You’re celebrating your 40th anniversary in fashion. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in fashion over that time?
With the invention of technology and the Internet, everything has become much more instantaneous now, which is exciting. I love that no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have access to a computer, you have access to fashion, an area that was previously very closed off. Now, we have a rapidly growing Facebook page and a new e-commerce site, which is doing extremely well.
The book is full of fabulous women who’ve worn your creations. Do you have one who is a particular favorite, whom you love to dress?
I have so many friends, clients, and fans that I love to see in my clothing, but just this week I have had the pleasure of dressing Heidi Klum, Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift, and Rachel Bilson while they are in Milan and Paris. They all looked stunning.
Are there any women you haven’t yet dressed that you’d like to?
I don’t think the world will ever run out of beautiful women that I want to dress!
The entire book was shot by Mert & Marcus. What do you like best about collaborating with them in particular?
Mert & Marcus do incredible work and I’m always impressed by how they can capture beauty, energy, and passion. What I liked most about working with them was the confidence in knowing that the final product would turn out fantastic, which it has.
Forty years in business—no mean feat. What do you hope to do in your next 40 years in fashion?
I hope to have another 40 just as wild and exciting as the past. I want the Roberto Cavalli name to live on and continue to ride the wave of success.
Click here for an exclusive slideshow of Mert & Marcus’ shots from Roberto Cavalli >