With Fashion Week just around the corner, we decided to make a list of six models to watch. These girls are some of our favorite new faces, and we're eager to see what's next for them. Meet Marloes Horst, Hannah Holman, Ginta Lapina, Frida Gustavsson, Nimue Smit, and Valerija Kelava. With some editorial and runway work under their size zero belts, these six models are bound to make it big in 2010. Click here to read more about our up-and-comers.
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Let's Play Dress Up With Lara
Giles If you have a body like Lara's, you don't cover it up. But since it's not appropriate to be naked at your wedding, the next best thing is a corset. Giles celebrated curves and flesh with a spring show that offered up a number of these pieces. This dress was by far the most dramatic, and we think it would make just as great a statement coming down the aisle as it did the runway." ?> Dolce and Gabbana Lara doesn't exactly seem like the type to wear a mock turtleneck, but with some sexy black lingerie underneath, this exquisite lace number could work." ?> Haider Ackermann When Steff suggested this dress, everyone gasped in agreement. It's the perfect long sheath, and it just might be our top choice. We even love it in the black." ?> Lanvin We're not sure whether Lara will go long or short, but if she's leaning towards the latter, then this nude dress could be a beautiful and unconventional option." ?> Threeasfour Lara would look like a walking Calder in this dress. Perhaps she could wear this to the reception party--it would have so much movement when she dances!" ?> Dior This delicate, wispy dress is what wedding dreams are made of. It screams romantic." ?> Pucci If Lara and David are considering a destination wedding, then perhaps she should also consider this dress. Pucci's breezy gown is well-suited for a sandy beach and blue skies." ?> Valentino Masterpiece. As Rachel Zoe would say, this dress is \"stupid beautiful.\"" ?> Ann Demeulemeester For a more minimal look, this stark white, long skirt and jacket would be nice. And we're loving the cleavage." ?> Versace If Lara's feeling sexy, she should go for this. As Steff says, \"It's sexy all over while feigning purity.\" Plus, it's sure to show off her best assets." ?>
More on Our New Favorite Model, Tati Cotliar
Argentine model Tati Cotliar, (short for Tatiana), is swiftly climbing to the top of the modeling world. Ranked by COACD as the #2 new model at AW10 Fashion Week, and currently holding down position #44 on Models.com's ranking of all models in the industry, the 21 year old is a hot commodity. Tati opened the Marc Jacobs AW10 show and currently stars in Vivienne Westwood's SS10 ads. She's repped by NEXT, walked for other major labels like Prada, Rodarte, and Chanel, and shot for Dazed & Confused. If that doesn't sound like a big enough break for you, she also starred in one of our Street Style posts last week! Once we captured Tati backstage at Jason Wu, we knew we needed to find out more about her. So we interviewed her about her modeling career, her favorite hobbies, and her crazy experiences in the fashion world. Click through to learn all about Tati.
Fashion Photographers: Six Sharp Shooters Who Have Really Caught Our Eye
Zoey GrossmanAfter studying photography in college, Zoey decided to pursue it full-time post graduation. Now she's been shooting professionally for two and a half years, with aspirations of becoming a fashion photographer. Her images run the gamut from soft and romantic to crisp and minimal. Zoey's far-ranging style is only matched by her extensive talent. Based on her pictures, we have no doubt that Zoey will make her dream a reality." ?> William HerefordWilliam has been a professional photographer for two years. His style is quintessentially American--Scott Schuman meets Annie Leibovitz. Like Scott and Annie, William's work has been predominantly portraiture. But his interests have shifted, and he'd like to move towards fashion photography. We fully support this venture and are excited to see where William goes next." ?> Adrian NinaAdrian's impressed us with his comprehensive talent. The photographer has been capturing moments for as long as he can remember. And no matter what he shoots--whether they're stunning portraits or simple snapshots of New York City scenery--Adrian manages to make it beautiful. We can't say enough good things about this young man, and we think he's bound to make it big.See more of Adrian's work at www.adriannina.com." ?> Kaeko ShabanaKaeko started experimenting with photography when she was in high school. Back then, she used a point and shoot camera. These days, Kaeko's honed her skill with a better camera and years of study at school. The result has been a collection of dreamy images that would be perfectly suited for a dreamy editorial. Grace Coddington, are you listening?See more of Kaeko's work at www.kaekoshabana.com." ?> Luis De Los SantosWe're overwhelmed by Luis' photos--from the elaborate sets to the tension and energy of the models, his work is captivating. The highly saturated, chaotic images seem like a nod to Miles Aldridge and David LaChapelle. It's hard to believe that Luis is only 19 years old. He produces all his shoots himself and with his friends, so we can't even begin to fathom the wonder he could create with a magazine's budget and top models." ?> Petra Van RaaijPetra has already had a notable career--she's photographed for Glamour, GQ and Marie Claire. And compared to the others we've listed, she's been shooting the longest. In 1999 while on a makeup assignment in Cape Town (she used to be a freelance makeup artist), Petra decided to put down the brush set and pick up a camera. It must have felt right because she now shoots around the world, focusing her craft in beauty and lingerie. Even though she's not \"new\" to photography, we couldn't resist including her on the list. Petra's pictures are stunning, and we would love to see her segue into high fashion editorials. She'd be perfect for iD, don't you think?See more of Petra's work at www.petravanraaij.com." ?>
Hilary Rhoda to Women: Are More Editorials in Store for the Super?
We're always curious as to why we don't see Hilary Rhoda in more magazines. Maybe it's because she's so rich that she doesn't have to do editorials? Maybe it's because she doesn't like doing them? Maybe it's because her All-American looks don't work in high fashion? Yes, we realize that final suggestion is preposterous. But Rhoda's card for her new New York agency, Women, is more directional than anything we've seen her do recently. And that's not saying much. We're wondering if the move from IMG--best known for repping commercial models like Tyra Banks--means that Ms. Estee Lauder is looking to book some Love editorials.