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Thursday, June 23, 2005

"Your e-mails" Dept - let's see.. Liz asks what the heck hapened to all those fab Eastern European models I used to write about. The answer is - whatever happened, I know little, coz there isn't much info on them. I actually know quite a lot about many of the Russian mods - they mostly live happy lives, away from fashion modeling.
Viera Schottertova
Even when the Brazilian wave hit big, in the late 90s, I was still mostly into East Euro models. The models I tend to like are not the ones in the hip "A-list", with very few exceptions - Hana S is a classic good Czech model, but you won't find many other Czech/Slovak names often mentioned, even though these countries traditionally supplied many of the top models throughout the 90s. It's not that good mods don't exist - the modeling biz powers just ignore them.

Ana asks - "who are you, where are you from and why are you writing all this stuff???"
I obviously still have some time to waste - not much though!!! As for the rest - you'll find out eventually...
Natalia Zavillova
To Spencer and Tony - thanks for the interest and the traffic, as you noticed I don't do links anymore, I don't have the time to maintain them...

A good link to see pics of many excellent Eastern European mods - mainly Czech/Slovak - is -they may be the old Elite Vienna people. Many of the better names are also featured in Wim's site -
I'll just mention a few Chech/Slovak mods, who should be in any "A-list" - Helena Houdova, Ivana Vankova, Linda Nyvltova (Chanel, Helena Rubinstein, Wella, Pantene, five German Elle cover pages...) Natalia Zavillova (Lolita Lempicka perfume, JP Gaultier PaP), Viera Schottertova (Chanel, Rimmel, Emporio Armani) Petra Kvapilova, Petra Kyzlikova, Greta Slezakova (Dior perfume) Sylvia Cerhakova, Petra Kyzelova, Petra Rybarova (Gucci, YSL, Dior)...
Linda Nyvltova
The usual suspects are constantly trying to assure AW's groupies that W magazine is somewhow "daring" (by NYC standards) and represents the bleeding edge of the homoerotic "Mary Poppins" aesthetic.
Well - here is an example of how "daring" W is - from "Chic Happens", Oct 13 1999
"...Crack Problem
It's always been known for kissing ass, but now W is the magazine for missing ass. Kate Moss—whose mole-ridden boobs were recently airbrushed for the cover of British Vogue—is the butt of jokes over news that W magazine rendered her crackless in a shoot in the October issue. The rear cleavage was removed from a picture, taken by Juergen Teller, of a naked Kate resting on an armchair. We're appalled that a market-leader like W would stoop to such computer-aided cosmetic surgery. What's next--Amy Mullens painting her toe-nails?

Kate's celebrated butt went missing? I wonder if Mr Teller complained about the slight alteration to his artistic creation. As loyal fans know, this Blog is on a relentless quest to find the anatomically-correct plaster casting of Kate's butt - the sculpture was stolen from an avant-garde artist's London studio a few years ago, before it could be revaled to the adoring public.
(Update: some allege the butt casting was found later in a garbage dump - I am not convinced...)

As I mentioned, AW is currently busy designing US Men's Vogue. WWD fired the first PR salvo - one of her minions, who does the kulak work, says "..."there will be no abs, no beer...there will be women, but they won’t be young starlets...". Yeah - get ready for more Karen Elson - and the thinking man's surfer girl, C Murphy.


At 6/25/2005 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you realize that the girls in the 3 pictures you posted all pretty much look the same. Maybe that's your type, but not the type that is in demand at the time...the brunette with long nose is kind of filled by Gisele et al.

At 6/25/2005 12:58 AM, Blogger FV said...

If I realized anything like that, I would need to have my eyes examined...or stop smoking that nice-smelling shit you are obviously smoking...

Let's see - the 2nd one is a natural redhead with reddish skin can she possibly resemble any of the other two ????????????
Also the 1st and 3d one have little in common... geesh

are you a NYC modeling professional???

Gisele my ass - think Kate Blanchett...look at the new US Vogue cover...of course Linda is 20 years or more younger

At 6/26/2005 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I meant the Giselle comment in jest, you know, humourously, or maybe you havent heard of that phenomenon??? Ha ha. And the girls look very very similar in their facial features, I couldnt believe your post. But then I used to think that Linda Vojtovea looked just like Gisele, or at least used to when she came out.

At 6/27/2005 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently John Casablancas agrees with you there, because he was quoted as saying Linda V. would become the 'next Gisele' (i.e. the next big 'supermodel') because of her body and face. I think I am missing something there, but whatever. That was around the time of his big 'comeback', in his interview from the NY Times.


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