Friday, August 29, 2008

Behind the Scenes

I've been curious to see what goes on backstage at a Dior runway show - they're always so pumped-up and crazy! So I brought my findings to you. Hope you like 'em!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Photo of the Week

Photo: Mathias Lauridsen 

Monday, August 18, 2008

Challenge...Final Two!

It's a dead heat between the final two models. Almost every time. Sometimes you can actually tell who is going to win based on the judges comments and the final runway walks; some examples: Chantal tripped a stilt walker in Cycle 9. Obviously not going to win (especially since Tyra always favored Saleisha.) Jaslene was said to have the better body of work vs. Natasha. Obviously going to win (especially since Tyra wanted a more diverse girl to win.) But sometimes, it can be really hard to tell, often even seeming the opposite way; for example: Melrose had overwhelming praise for her last runway show and her body of work. Obviously going to win? Nope! CariDee won, even after the judges panned her runway walk and her attitude. Most of the time though, it's just a close call; some examples: Naima and Kahlen, Adrianne and Shannon, Yoanna and Mercedes, Eva and YaYa, Danielle and Joanie, etc. 

So this time, we're requiring a magazine cover, a runway shot, a more natural, candid photo, a photo with one other model, and a high-fashion photo.

Who will be our winner? Only time will tell (and your votes of course)!

Eliminated last post: Sasha Pivovarova :( But congratulations on making it into the top 3! A deserving model if I've ever seen one. 

Here are our final two (in order):

Our two finalists, the Golden Girls - pics 1-2
 Gemma Ward - pics 3-7
Daria Werbowy - pics 8-13

Who will be Mostly Model's Next Top Model? Check back to find out!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Next Up

Here are two models to watch:

1.) Georgina Stojilkovic, 19 - Georgina, the "pillow-lipped teen" from Serbia has recently taken over the runways. Her unique look in a modeling world full of look-a-likes has led her to walk the Gucci and Carolina Herrera resort shows, open the Armani Prive couture show, close the Christian Dior and Valentino shows, and recently become the face of Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti - all within the last 3 months. Georgina is poised to become the next runway superstar, all before the age of 20! So while you may not see her too often in magazine editorials, Georgina is sure to rock the runways around the world.

2.) Courtney Smerski, 18 - The past season (and most likely this upcoming season) the fashion world has been obsessed with American beauties. Courtney Smerski of Aberdeen, WA is one of those girls. Friends with fellow American model Ali Stephens, Courtney was rumored to be all over the runways. She wasn't. She was rumored to be in all the magazines. She wasn't. But that just means the timing wasn't right, because Courtney is quickly becoming a rising star. With her trademark saucer-sized eyes (much like Ukranian model Masha Tyelna), Courtney is set to be an editorial girl. Since signing with Elite Models in 2007, she has been photographed alongside Karlie Kloss for the Nina Ricci spring ad campaign, Italian Flair, and Velvet magazine. 

Photo of the Week

Photo: Madisyn Ritland

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Challenge...Cycle 6: Black and White Beauty Shot

Tyra's shot girl's for many seasons now (we can't remember quite how far back - maybe cycle 4 or 5?) but to me, the most memorable was the "crying" black and white beauty shot, where they put painful 'tear-stick' around the models eyes to make them cry. So maybe our models aren't crying, but they are black and white beauty shots, and I hope you like them! Please, remember to vote!

Eliminated last post: Julia Stegner :(

Here are our B & W beauties (in order):

Daria Werbowy - Bejeweled Beauty
Sasha Pivovarova - Make Up Beauty
Gemma Ward - Feathered Beauty

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! Stay tuned to see who packs their bags and goes home.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Challenge...Cycle 7 and Cycle 9: Water's Edge

Cycle 9's first photo shoot (before the final 13 were even picked!) was the models submerging from the water. Cycle 7 seemed to be full of water challenges (like the floating runway and the floating photo shoot for the final four) so we thought we'd do a variation of those water challenge's in our "Challenge" series. A don't forget to give your input, because your opinions will help determine who stays and who goes. 

Eliminated last post: Behati Prinsloo :(

Here are our water-logged models (in order):

Julia Stegner - Lounging by the pool
Gemma Ward - The end of a long day at the beach
Sasha Pivovarova - Modeling at the beach
Daria Werbowy - River spirit 

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! Stay tuned to see who packs their bags and goes home.


From August 14th to August 30th, I'll be posting from London, so I apologize in advance for any long gaps between my posts!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Photo of the Week

Photo: Sasha Pivovarova

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Behind the Scenes

Erin Fetherston's self-titled label is full of flowy, girly, whimsical styles - so why shouldn't the backstage at one of her runway shows be just as flirty and frivolous? 

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Challenge...Interaction w/ Men

Almost every cycle of ANTM has had some sort of challenge with guys - except ours has a lot less awkward drama in it, so it might be slightly more enjoyable! I also apologize for not knowing all of the males names, so if you happen to know who any of the "????"'s are, feel free to email me or comment! 

Eliminated last post: Irina Kulikova :(

Here are our models and their men (in order):

Gemma Ward - w/ Josh Hartnett, lovers adrift
Daria Werbowy - w/ Jake Gyllenhaal, the enthusiastic pair
Behati Prinsloo - w/????, the young, silent lovers
Julia Stegner - w/ ???? and ????, the "too many men, too little time" woman
Sasha Pivovarova - w/ Nate Nesbitt, the married couple

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! Stay tuned to see who packs their bags and goes home.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Challenge...Cycle 10: Jet-Set

Cycle 10 (the most recent cycle) had a photo shoot where the model's were supposed to be getting ready to board a plane. It wasn't too memorable, except for the fact that Fatima didn't participate - and almost got kicked off. Besides that, not so memorable. So we're bringing it back! 

Eliminated last post: Du Juan :(

Here are our world-traveling models (in order):

Daria Werbowy - Chic Woman w/ Luggage
Julia Stegner - Airport Lounge 
Behati Prinsloo - Passport Handy!
Gemma Ward (with friend Lily Donaldson) - Waiting for Taxi to the Airport
Irina Kulikova - Woman on the Move
Sasha Pivovarova - Immersed in Luggage

Who will be eliminated? Who will move on to the next round? Who knows! Stay tuned to see who packs their bags and goes home.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


-"Supermodel Tyra Banks is back to her attention grabbing tricks, as she is all set to dress up like U.S. presidential candidate Barrack Obama’s wife Michelle Obama for Harper Bazaar’s magazines cover. People having knowledge about Tyra’s new project call it a publicity stunt."

-Kate Moss is said to be planning to tie the knot with The Kills star Jamie Hince. The supermodel is on holiday in Ibiza and is believed to have visited San Carlos church to check it out as a possible venue.
"Ibiza is Kate’s happy place,’ says a friend. ‘Whenever she’s down, she heads there. She’s had some lovely holidays there with Jamie."