Friday, December 19, 2014

New Pics of Gia Whited

When we receive new pictures of our models, we never really know what to expect.  Especially when it is a test shoot of a new model.  There are so many variables that can make or break a photograph.  The photographer, the model, the lighting, the styling, the art direction, the list goes on and on of things that can make a photograph a good one.  We were definitely pleased when we received these pictures of Gia Whited's test shoot with Artem Altounian.  The pictures were shot in and around LA, and we love the casual yet slightly edgy vibe.  If she keeps looking this incredible in pictures, we think Gia has quite the career ahead of her.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Then and Now

Above you see a picture from Hye Rim Park's first test shoot she did with us.  This shoot took place soon after we discovered her in Utah, and then started to build her career.  It took a while for the industry to embrace Hye, there were not a lot of Asian top models at the time.  In fact after she started booking jobs she told Teen Vogue, There aren‘t many Asian models, so I felt really proud to walk for such a high-profile designer like Miuccia Prada.

We weren't dissuaded by the fact that there were not a lot of Asian model success stories before Hye, because we knew she had potential and we worked and worked until other people started realizing that as well. Hye has booked some incredible campaigns, walked the highest level of high fashion runways, and she has appeared on multiple covers of Vogue.  She also ushered in a movement of top models who are Asian, and we are proud so proud that we had a part of that.  So reflecting on her career and how far she has come since her first test shoot is especially poignant to us. For more details on Hye's career check out her profile here, and her profile for New York Magazine here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bon Voyage Georgia!

Do you all remember Georgia Weeks?  Well, we have big news about this beauty.  She just signed a major contract in Paris, and is headed to France shortly.  We love when we have news like this.  It is literally life changing for our models, (and their parents) and it is so exciting. Congrats Georgia, you are living the dream! We will keep you all updated on her adventures in Paris.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congrats to a Model Mom!

Larisa at home with her new baby

Some models that we sign end up becoming like family to us, and Larisa Fraser is definitely one of the family.  We signed her after discovering her in her home town in Utah, and have been managing her career ever since.  We have seen her through her beginning test shoot, sending her around the world, celebrating her GQ cover, attending her wedding to MLB All-Star Ryan Braun, and now we get to see her as a mother.  We are thrilled for Larisa and Ryan to enter into the world of parenthood, and we are sure they daughter will be gorgeous just like her mama! Congrats to them both, and we look forward to meeting your sweet baby girl!

Stacey Eastman, Larisa and Ryan Braun, and Shayna Eastman

Monday, December 15, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Natalie Keyser for Elle UK

It's MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY time again! Hopefully this helps give you all something to look forward to on Mondays.  Today we are looking back to November of 2009 when Natalie Keyser smoldered in this editorial for Elle UK.  This editorial was near the beginning of Natalie's career and it helped show that she was a model to watch. A few weeks ago we looked back on when we launched Natalie's career, click here to see a picture from the very beginning.  We are still proud of this editorial of Natalie's because not only is Elle a major publication, and the UK is a huge fashion market, this is around when she was starting to prove herself as a bonafide model and a superstar in our eyes.