Truth: we love models. So that’s why we try our bestest to stay up to date on the ins-and-outs of the modeling world. (It’s a crazy place, for sure.)
Luckily a little birdy helped us out, with all this useful information.
For starters Belarussian blonde Tanya Dziahileva has moved to Marilyn in Paris. Not such big news, except that her new model card spells her last name as “Dyagileva.” I’m sure the pronunciation in Belarussian is similar, but for us English-speaking folks, Dyagileva is no easier to pronounce or spell. Perhaps her new agents wanted to give the model a fresh start? I mean, she has been working since age 13….
Also heading to Marilyn is Margherita Missoni, who leaves IMG’s boards for the Paris-based agency. It’s an interesting choice for an international socialite, since Marilyn has almost no celebrities or socialites, while IMG’s board includes fellow social butterflies Julia Reston Roitfeld, Liv Tyler, and Elisa Sendaoui. This could mean Margherita is attempting to go a more high-fashion route, although her family ties to Missoni have kept her from branching too far away. She basically wears Missoni to every event, which is more dedication and loyalty than most models show to anything.
But while IMG loses a Missoni, it gains a Larter–Ali Larter, that is. The pretty face who was big in the 90s seems to be giving modeling a second try. We’re pretty psyched about this, because, let’s be honest, we’ve missed her big time presence since Legally Blonde.
Burberry’s favorite Brits, Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell, may be breaking away from the London scene. Both are now represented by DNA in New York, a sign that NYFW castings are in the future for these former Burberry exclusives. Will the US welcome these British thoroughbreds? We’ll have to wait and see.