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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Isabeli now has her own sensual calendar(pic), a Helena Rubinstein cosmetics campaign and is firmy established as a celeb in Brazil - irrespective of her fashion biz status. The affair with actor Henri Castelli certainly played a role.
The vogueys in mentioned Bianca Klamt - who doesn't belong to the group of forgettable faces who usually populate the US Vogue "hip" lists. Bianca is with 40 Graus in Brazil, Elite in Paris and ??? in NYC?
She was quite visible in the Paris Couture shows.
Does anyone care who did an exlusive show for Jil Sander? I bet even Jil doesn't, since she left the company, for the second time...

I don't pay much attention to "major" FW shows and the hip model scene anymore - the model situation has gone from sublime to 100% ridiculous.
Right now, in a "glam supermodel" year, the stars so far seem to be Lily Cole, Karen Elson and Kate Moss. Very few people care about models anyway - even the vogueys are into celebrity (hetero) weddings these days.
It's a good thing some of the better mods from the mid and late 90s still grab headlines, otherwise there would be little to talk about...

The transcript from the Ana Beatriz internet chat on AOL Vivo reveals a few interesting factoids

It looks like she will be in the upcoming SI Swimsuit issue, since she talks about some pics taken in Thailand, in a polo camp, with elephants.

The boyfriend is James R, who lives in Paris - "for the last 3 years", I guess the other guy got deleted.

Interesting story - the mother of a "friend" at some point told her ex-agents that she was complaining and swearing about the agency - she had a fight with her ex-agent and ended up leaving the agency. The model mom did that to benefit her daughter.
I wonder whom she is taking about...

Her schoolmates used to call her Olivia Palito, she was already 1m80 tall at 14 (I can verify that, I met her in 1997). After she was discovered on a Rio beach, her dad, who had transferred to Rio from Minas Gerais, didn't want her to become a model and it took some time for him to be convinced.

When Ana went to LA to do the J-Lo campaign, Jennifer was there and took care of her personally - she also called her several times to negotiate her fee.

For 2005, she signed a contract with Osklen, re-signed with L'Oreal and has her own bikini brand.

Her best friends are Isabeli, Alessandra, Jeisa and Renata (Maciel?)
She never had cosmetic surgery, although she might do it when she gets older.

Interestingly, her model "inspiration" in the mid 90s was Cassia Lara, the mod who was one of the winners of the 1994 Brazilian Look along with Gisele, and is today with Marilyn Brazil.

As for freebies - J-Lo ordered everything she wanted, her family "cleaned up" the Osklen shop when she shot the campaign, and she can have any VS stuff she wants

She listens to the Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Cure, Badley Drawn Boys, Hip Hop. She likes to dance hip hop. She also loves the Tribalistas, Marisa Monte, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Caetano Veloso.

In 2004 she had five movie offers - from people like Brian de Palma, Luc Besson and Denzel Washington. She refused, because she needs to dedicate at least a year to an acting career, but if Jonny Depp called, she would accept the offer immediately !!!

She is thinking about working for 5 more years - and having children after 3 years (she likes tall men with brown hair).

She will lose a lot of money from other jobs if she does many shows during FW, like last year, so she prefers to do one or two big shows. She invests mostly in real estate. She will be 23 this May.

The model who won that TIM model contest during SPFW is Jessica Pauletto, 14, with Marilyn Brazil.

Joke of the year - so far - John Casablancas returns to NYC to re-organize Elite Models.


At 1/27/2005 5:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought JC was gonna reorganize Trump??

Anyway I'm glad Ana is back with James, they make an incredible couple.


At 1/27/2005 9:53 AM, Blogger FV said...

John Casablancas — who founded Elite Model Management and ruled the era of the supermodels with Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen — sold the firm and retired five years ago to live in Brazil with his new wife and their three children.

But Eddie Trump, who recently acquired Elite, is bringing Casablancas back to reorganize the firm.

"The whole industry is on its knees," Casablancas told PAGE SIX. He estimates class-action lawsuits brought by models who feel they were underpaid have cost $25-to-$30 million. "Hopefully we can change the gloomy mood of the business," Casablancas said.

At 1/30/2005 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bianca Klamt is with 1 Mgmt in NYC..


At 1/31/2005 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ana Beatriz is on the cover of the SI Swimsuit DVD. You can see it at

At 2/01/2005 10:19 AM, Blogger FV said...

Thanks for the info - I posted the item


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