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Friday, September 24, 2004

Isabeli Bergossi Fontana is now famous enough to participate in charities. In the state of Parana, you can buy an "Isabeli for Life" - Isabeli pela Vida - t-shirt with the money going to a hospital for young children with cancer in Curitiba, the capital of the state. Other celebs from the area, like Luana Piovani, also take part.
Her mother, Maribel Bergossi, in late August, attributed the problems with Alvaro to (Isabeli's) "precocious success", jealousy and "competition in the profession" saying that both are very young and Alvaro behaved "stupidly".

Alvaro btw is in the Custo Barcelona campaign along with Susan Eldridge.

Marcelle Bittar remains popular - she will do an exclusive for YSL in Paris on October 10th, and also appears in the new GAP campaign.

A new Brazilian model, Solange, reportedly impressed F Costa, the CK designer. She is with the Eskimo Models office in Brazil and is 15 yo, from Florianopolis. She may do exclusives for Jil Sander and Chanel and appears on the cover of a Vogue Paris beauty special.

Carol Francischini - or her sketch - is in a new Calvin Klein perfume campaign.

London fashion week is over, Milan shows start this weekend. Meanwhile, trashmeister Karl Lagerfeld "...has stipulated that photographers at his show next month must wear black trousers, white shirts and suit jackets".

Lots of models show up in leopard prints this season - I think Ana Bia looks ultra-vixenish in this one, photographed by Ellen V Unwerth, making Gisele for Valentino look more like a spotty kitten.
I posted Tally Weijl ads before, it looks like they liked Ana and used her again. The campaign appears in Germany and around mainland Europe (btw they have two shops in Milan).
The 1.66 by 1.16 meter ad poster is 30 euros - from their e-shop.
I suspect this will be a Halloween-only look in the US - certain ladies tend to choose leopard outfits for the festivities - unless there is a "Mary Poppins" version.

Elena Rosenkova is an example of a model that may be considered as an "alternative beauty" - in fact she can look similar to Daria Werbowy from certain angles, but is probably too complicated for NYC types or their clients.
She is doing great in Europe where she was among the stars of the Spanish fashion weeks (free of Bugs and other strange high fashion creatures - although Liya, now "legendary" in NYC, was present) and appears in the Andres Sarda campaign. The outfit she had in one of the shows made the headlines around the world - in this report from the Pasarela Cibeles Sarda show on the 22nd, she is in the last photo.
In my scan from back in 2000, she appeared in the March issue of Nylon as an Elite Models "fresh" face in NYC


At 9/24/2004 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I didn't believe in all that stuff about Alvaro, but now... he commited career suicide... i completelly agree that he got jealous.

but drag Isabeli aaaaaaall the way from NY, to get her son back, and then DON'T, cause he won't return him until she drops charges. He's a really stupid man.

i love Francischini =*


At 9/25/2004 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


What's up with the full kidnapped baby of Isabeli situation anyway? Unfortunatly, any news I've gotten so far has been pretty suspect... is the baby actually with her and her mother now? Or is Alvaro still, well, kidnapping their son? In that case... shouldn't Alvaro kind of be arrested by the authorities at this point?

That's the part that REALLY confuses me!

At 9/25/2004 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's my kind of ana b. she looks timelessly hot in that. -dk


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