Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Models with Passion

This is a video I found on photographer Cully Wright's facebook fan page.

Beauty Demo from stephane pivron on Vimeo.

The magic behind a good photo is movement, acting, and providing a range of different emotions. I believe this is one of the reasons the modeling industry has moved more towards using actresses in place of models. This has been a shift since our last great Super Models: Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Iman, and Linda Evangelista ect. The agencies and TV created a lifestyle that everyday women dreamed of...wealth, sunny beaches, parties, gorgeous clothes, shoes, men, and fame all for being a woman with the power to entice. If models could build a persona for viewers to relate to they could steal the show back from their onscreen competitors.

Agyness Deyn is one example of a working model who conveys huge personality.

Others who have built a name through their modeling: Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen... and tv personality models Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who have brought great attention to the modeling and fashion world.

We also have amazing girls in Portland. Check out some of our agencies..

Mode International

A Who's Who List from

Want More Top Supermodels and Celebrities?
Top Supermodels

Amber Valetta
Angela Lindvall
Bridget Hall
Carmen Kass
Christy Turlington
Cindy Crawford
Claudia Schiffer
Elle Macpherson
Elsa Benitez
Estella Warren
Esther CaƱadas
Eva Herzigova
Gisele Bundchen
Heidi Klum
James King
Karen Mulder
Karolina Kurkova
Kate Moss
Kirsty Hume
Linda Evangelista
Nadja Auermann
Natalia Vodianova
Naomi Campbell
Niki Taylor
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Rhea Durham
Shalom Harlow
Stephanie Seymour
Trish Goff
Tyra Banks
Valeria Mazza

Male Supermodels

Antonio Sabato Jr.
Marcus Schenkenberg
Mark Vanderloo
Michael Bergin
Tyson Beckford

Models Turned Actresses

Angelina Jolie
Angie Everhart
Brooke Shields
Cameron Diaz
Charlize Theron
Denise Richards
Estella Warren
Halle Berry
James King
Kim Basinger
Milla Jovovich
Pamela Anderson
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Shannon Elizabeth
Uma Thurman

I would love to hear some comments on who you feel are top models globally and locally. Or what trends you are seeing in hair, skin, nails, fashion that you love or hate!!(possibly even girls you suggest I plan a shoot with)

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  1. Love the direction of your blog Kira... with my career in Esthetics, women have a ton of questions about their brows and what's sexy or "in". I find that a bold brow is very captivating, and if you feel like you can pull it off (especially dark contrast if you have light hair) you will feel sexy and more confident, and people will notice your face more. There is also too dark or too bold/thick of a brow, which would depend on your complexion and face shape. If people are too scared to go bold, I usually lead them to trying a brow powder or pencil to temporarily fill in the shape in order to get used to the new look, this can help. I've also noticed in some fashion spreads, or on Americas Next Top Model, that brow bleaching is a new in. I personally do not like it, but it is an option for some people if they are willing to rock it! My thoughts : dark brows, platinum hair is HOT! Very high fashion and edgy. If anyone is interested in brow tinting or need a new shape to their brow, come check me out and we'll get you set up.

    Hope this is helpful feed back for you! :-)

  2. I think you are right on here Kira. I was just looking through my latest InStyle magazine and most of the models were actresses or entertainers. There were a few key models but they were few, and used often.

    It also seems the day of cool "editorial" style makeup is gone for the time being. Everything seems really subtle... to the point of almost being nude. A few models weren't even wearing mascara.

    Hair seems to be more of a favorite in a lot of the ads over makeup which can make finding new inspiring looks a bit more challenging.

    Lately, in order to fuel my passion and spur my creative juices, I have been following a few muas that I love...Lottie Stannard (NY) and Bebe Booth (LA). Both are truly amazing and are still bold enough to do stuff that is not "in the box". Very conceptual and creative. Unlike a lot of the stuff in the magazines.