Monday, August 31, 2015

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Olivia Hamilton for Uniqlo

Confession, I have watched this video of UNIQLO JEANS AUTOMNE/HIVER 2015 campaign a lot of times.  A LOT.  I just can't get over the beautiful movement, and how the models can be that flexible in a pair of jeans.  We have mentioned Olivia Hamilton's ballet training before, and it keeps coming in handy on her shoots (especially her Teen Vogue shoot with Ansel Elgort).  You can't have that kind of effortless-looking control of your body without years of training, and we are so glad that Olivia has been able to use her talent in ballet to enrich her modeling career.  A campaign for Uniqlo is huge (Click here to see her first campaign for them), and we are so proud of you Olivia!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hazel Eakman by Matthew Priestley

As I'm looking through these photos from Hazel Eakman's shoot with photographer Matthew Priestley, I can't help but get excited by how much potential I can see for her future career.  Hazel is one of our new faces, and she is making great use of her time in NYC.  Each shoot we see of Hazel just reaffirms what we saw when we scouted her.  

Matthew Priestley has photographed a few of our models (Liz Kennedy and Madison Moehling) and each time we are thrilled with the results.  They are clean and beautiful photos, where the model herself is the main focus of the photo.  It would be hard to get a bad picture of Hazel, but these ones are really exceptional.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Liz Kennedy for Farfetch Magazine

These pictures of Liz Kennedy are so chic it kills me. They are from an editorial she did for the French Magazine, Farfetch.  Everything about these photos, from the all black wardrobe, to the Parisian bob she is sporting, to the set and special effects just ooze edgy sophistication.  This is a look we haven't seen yet on Liz, and as usual you look incredible!  This is another fantastic editorial to add to your book.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hannah Matthiessen and Scott Eastwood

The entertainment industry and the internet has been abuzz this week because Taylor Swift released a teaser of her newest music video (for the song "Wildest Dreams"), and the video is co-starring Scott Eastwood.  When Taylor premiered her last video, for Bad Blood, it was one of the biggest events in the music industry this summer, so we know that when she debuts her latest video (at the VMAs no less), it will be MAJOR.

Before Scott Eastwood was co-starring with Taylor Swift, and breaking hearts in movies, he was in this editorial with Pulse Management model, Hannah Matthiessen.  This editorial ran in Town and Country Magazine in October of 2013.  As you can see Scott's good looks, paired with Hannah's all-American beauty made a perfect pairing.

This shoot was when both of these two were on the cusp of exciting careers. We are looking forward to seeing Scott in Taylor Swift's video, and seeing if they have more or less chemistry that Scott and Hannah!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Congrats Hono!

Our girl Honolua Blomfield placed 2nd in the Pro-Division at the Duke's Waikiki Kane/Wahine Longboard Pro/Am.  The contest was a part of the annual Duke's Ocean Fest in Waikiki.  Hono placing second in the Pro division is huge, and we are so proud!  It must have been extra exciting for Hono to do so well in this competition because it is on her home island.  Congrats Honolua, it is great to see your hard work paying off!

Monday, August 24, 2015

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: More from Olivia Hamilton for Thom Browne

Behind the Scenes at the Thom Browne Shoot

We posted last week when the pictures from Olivia Hamilton's work for Thom Browne were released.  We couldn't wait until Monday to use it as a Major Moment Monday post, we had to share them the second we saw them.  Today we have some more of the photos from the shoot, as well as a behind the scenes pic to share with you.  We love anytime there is a behind the scenes picture or video because it  helps feel like we are at the shoot with our model.   Being the sole model in a campaign for a designer as significant as Thom Browne is a major accomplishment. We still can't get over how incredible Olivia looks in this shoot, and we are just beaming with pride.

Photos below from Thom Browne photographed by Erik Madigan Heck

Friday, August 21, 2015

Liz Kennedy in London

Photograph by Ash Kingston

We are catching up on some of the pictures from when our model Liz Kennedy was in London this summer.  There is something special about the minimalism of the top photo.  A model as incredible as Liz doesn't need a lot of hair/makeup/wardrobe tricks and gimmicks to make a photo a good one.  Her  beauty stands alone, and we know that we are just scratching the surface with what this girl can do.  

The pictures below are from a test shoot at a croquet stadium with her good friend, and fellow Pulse model, Olivia Hamilton.  Both of these models had a great time in London over the summer together, and we are looking forward to spending time with them in New York for Fashion Week.

Photograph by Phill Taylor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Why Developing a Model is Important

Photo from the article, taken by Kevin Tachman

Yesterday Vogue published an incredibly informative article from the point of view of a casting director.  Anita Bitton, a casting director who's clients include Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, and Alexander Wang, was interviewed and shed some light behind what casting directors look for.  She also expressed the importance of developing a model before sending her to meet with major clients.  Of course this is not news to us, as developing our models is a significant part of managing their careers.  In fact we think one of the most important things model management can do is develop their model and make sure he or she is prepared to work in whatever market we are placing him or her in.  It is why even though we knew our models like Olivia and Liz are amazing we didn't send them to New York to work right away, we sent them to other markets to build their books and experience, so when they went to work in New York, they were ready for the castings there.  We tell this to our new and potential models, but it doesn't hurt having a Vogue article to reiterate the message.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gia Whited for Facade Magazine

We have always thought there was something "golden" to our model Gia, so we can see why she was cast for this Aurelian editorial for Facade Magazine.  The editorial was photographed by Randy Tran, and the hair and makeup was executed by Hikari Murakami.  Gia this confirms our suspicion that you  look good wearing anything, including gold flakes for lipstick. We can't wait to see what your next look is going to be.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Olivia Hamilton for THOME BROWNE

I can't emphasize enough how amazing these pictures of Olivia Hamilton are.  They are for Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2015, and being cast for Thom Browne is a feat in and of itself.  Browne is one of the most innovative and creative designers, and his runway shows are always one of the most anticipated every fashion week.  Pulse Model Natalie Keyser walked in a couple of Thom Browne shows, and we are happy to see that we now have another model working within the designer's fold.

Olivia looks absolutely perfect in these designs and this shoot has instantly become some of the best pictures of her to date.  It would be easy for a model to be overshadowed by the clothing and head pieces, but Olivia uses her looks and physicality to compliment and hold her own with the designs. 

This campaign was photographed by Erik Madigan Heck, with makeup by Pamela Cochrane, and all millinery is by Stephen Jones, and each of them executed their part flawlessly.

Congrats Olivia, these pictures are absolutely amazing and we couldn't be more proud of you!  

Monday, August 17, 2015

Major Moment Monday: Kristina Jordan for Sportswear International

Check out our model Kristina Jordan from her editorial shoot with Sportswear International.  We love when there is a video along with still photos from a shoot because it helps us feel like we were on set!
We found Kristina in her hometown of San Diego and she was a part of our group of models that we had working in New York City this summer.  Our models have been making us so proud lately, and Kristina is definitely one of our Pulse models on the rise.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Olivia in London

Photo by Michal Rzepecki

Our girl Olivia Hamilton never ceases to amaze us.  We are looking through some of the pictures from her photoshoots in England and she is looking incredible!  We have been representing Olivia since we found her in a Cotsco in Colorado.  Olivia and her mom (whom we also love!), trusted us when we wanted to send Olivia to Asia and then again when we though she was ready for working in New York.  They have trusted us as we have sent her to Europe and back and Olivia has always been up to whatever opportunities and challenges we have for her.  Looking at these latest images from her time in London, we can't help but think about how she has grown up right before our eyes!  Olivia, we are so proud of you, and are so glad that you have trusted us with your career and your life.

Photo by Anna Peftieva

Photo by Anna Peftieva

 Photo by Caoimhe Hahn

 Photo by @nokungfu

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pulse Management Introduces: Madison Moehling

Lately the state of Minnesota has been good to us.  We found the incomparable Liz Kennedy there, Hazel Eakman is from there, and now we have Madison from there as well.  Madison is currently working in New York City under the amazing team at Fusion and we are obsessed with the pictures we keep seeing from her shoots.  Keep up the good work Madison, we have a feeling you are going to be seeing less and less of your native Minnesota if you keep shooting pictures like this! 
Above photo by Grant Mills