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.