Jill Stuart

3.4171348314787 (1424)
Posted by bender 03/25/2009 @ 20:08

Tags : jill stuart, new york, fashion shows, fashion, entertainment

News headlines
Gleason: Old Shea seats get sparkling face-lift - Times Herald-Record
In the case of Middletown's Stuart Greenwald, that's easy: He brings his two daughters to the game. Jill Greenwald especially enjoyed those days with dad at Shea Stadium. Her sister, Nancy, wasn't much into baseball. But Jill cherished the moments...
Holy Rosary gets its miracle: Catholic school to reopen in the fall - The Flint Journal - MLive.com
by Jill Blondin | The Flint Journal Stuart Bauer | The Flint Journal filesHoly Rosary Catholic School on Richfield Road in Genesee Township, shown here in January 2009, will remain open. GENESEE TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- First they breathed a sigh of...
Elle King: The lady with the voice - Examiner.com
She'sa fan of designers Jill Stuart, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen, as well as the lingerie line Agent Provocateur, she said. “My style is always changing,” King said. “There's no real category to put it in.” The striking bleached-blonde shared that she...
Fat Baby Jesus, Now There's Going To Be A Carrie Prejean Day - hecklerspray
By Stuart Heritage on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1:00pm5 Comments Make it stop. That's all we want. Why won't anyone make it stop? We're willing to pay someone to make this Carrie Prejean thing stop. But oh no. Oh no. Even though this whole Carrie Prejean...
In new play, Kushner back on gay turf of 'Angels' - The Associated Press
AP Text: Jill Lawless. AP Photos: Coverage planned. AP Video: Coverage planned. US--PEOPLE-PEARL JAM ATLANTA — Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was mugged outside an Atlanta studio where the band is recording. Three masked men dressed mostly in black came...
Arizona Association for Economic Development elects new board members - Inside Tucson Business
The board members are: Sara Cohen, Greg Gadarian, Jonathan Green, Fern Marmis, Ron Meyerson, Susan Moss, Liz Neuschatz, Alyssa Oberman, Bob Polinsky, Jill Rosenzweig, Stuart Shatken, Steve Silverman, Jeff Silvyn, Mary Cochran Wolk, and Alan Zehngut....
PRINCETON: PDS girls in MCT final again - Packet Online
”We gave her a job,” said PDS head coach Jill Thomas. “Addie Godfrey is a great player. She was responsible for 14 of the 15 goals previous game. I felt we had to do something. I have such respect for her as a player that that's why you do it....
Steve Madden steps into the fashion world - Baruch College The Ticker
His trendy designs attracted funky designers such as Betsy Johnson and Jill Stuart, who later used them in their fashion shows. At last, Steve Madden opened his first store in Soho in 1993. The company started with 13 employees. Over the past decade,...
Bedford poet tackles kidlit - TheChronicleHerald.ca
"If you push exciting too far, it becomes dangerous." Author Jill MacLean is delighted by the success of her first children's book. "I wrote it because my grandson, Stuart, asked me to," she said. "He came to the launch of my poetry collection in 2003...
Group takes the reins for thrilling theatre - Halifax Evening Courier
Marian Feather, last seen in Tom and Viv, plays Hesther Salomon and Amy Jagger, fresh from her performance in The Producers at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, makes her debut with the group as Jill. Steve Holt as Dalton and Judith Forbes as the nurse,...

Jill Stuart (fashion designer)

Jill Stuart was born in Manhattan on January 5, 1965 and attended the Dalton School. Her mother, Lynn Stuart, was a well known designer in the 1960’s and 70’s, who dressed many celebrities including Natalie Wood and Lucille Ball.

Kal Ruttenstein supported and featured Jill’s debut jewellery and handbag collection in Bloomingdale's windows when she was 16. The collection was simultaneously displayed in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus. Jill went on to further her studies of fashion and art at the Rhode Island School of Design.

In 1993, while the young contemporary New York designers were setting forth grunge-inspired ensembles, Jill Stuart created a new sportswear label which was subsequently featured in Clueless. The glamorous pieces which have been described as "cool pretty girl" clothing by industry publications including Women’s Wear Daily, W magazine and Teen Vogue.

The Jill Stuart label is also well known for innovative ad campaigns with top fashion photographers.

To the top

Suvi Koponen

Suvi Koponen in Herve Leger February 2008, Photographed by Ed Kavishe for Fashion Wire Press.jpg

Suvi Maria Koponen (born March 26, 1988 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish fashion model who rose to fame after winning the 2005 Mallikoulu (Model School in English) contest in Finland, which can be compared with America's Next Top Model, although it is not affiliated with the Top Model franchise.

Koponen has established a credible modeling career. She has worked for numerous designers including Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Blumarine, Miu Miu, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Prada. Koponen has also had an editorial in the French Vogue shot by David Sims. Koponen has also appeared in the American Vogue and made the cover of Vogue Portugal in March 2008.

In 2005 Koponen won the televised Mallikoulu ("Model School") contest. She got a model contract with Finnish Paparazzi agency. Koponen made her runway debut at the major Fashion Weeks during the Fall/Winter 06/07 runway season, but it was not until the following season that she truly broke out, walking exclusively for Prada and Miu Miu. Paul Rowland, the founder of Supreme, met Suvi for the first time in New York. He designed a unique hairstyle for her and famously told Miuccia Prada: "I have got a new star for you." She was also on the cover of Finnish magazine Pàp in November 2005 and also in 2006. Later the same year, she appeared on the cover of Amica magazine (Germany) and in print ads for Anteprime. After 2006 Koponen became recognised internationally.

In 2007 Koponen appeared in five editorials for French, British, Italian, and American Vogue. She became the face of Balenciaga fall campaign and replaced Natalia Vodianova as the face of the Calvin Klein collection. In February 2007 she walked the runways for Chanel, Hermès, Jil Sander, and Nina Ricci, among others. She appeared on cover of French Vogue Beaute and opened the Jill Stuart, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Marni fashion shows and closed the Nina Ricci show in Paris. She appeared on cover of Dazed & Confused in April 2007. In fall 2007 she became the face of Blumarine spring ad-campaign alongside Bette Franke and starred in the Mulberry fall ad-campaign alongside Caroline Trentini. In fall 2008 Suvi was the face of Calvin Klein in a campaign shot by Fabien Baron.

In August 2007 New York Magazine chose "The Top Ten Models to Watch This Fashion Week" and placed Koponen on third.

In September 2007 she was named one of British Vogue's “Head Girls,” a model to watch out for in the upcoming season. She also opened the Reem Acra spring show in New York and closed the Carolina Herrera, Jill Stuart and DKNY spring shows in New York. Later that month she opened the Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari, Fendi and Just Cavalli shows in Milan and closed the Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Roberto Cavalli shows also in Milan.

She is signed with the model agencies Supreme (New York), Women Model Management (Milan and Paris), Premier (London), Paparazzi (Helsinki), Stockholmsgruppen Models 2pm management (Copenhagen) and IMM - International Model Management.

In February 2008 Mtv3 aired a documentary about her and Koponen said that she doesn't "care about weight things, but it's more important to me that I'm happy and I feel good. What happens to my body is going to happen and people have to live with that or I'll quit this job." Koponen also became the face of Blumarine again and appeared topless on the cover of Purple magazine.

Finnish professionals Outi Broux and Riku Campo ranked her number one on their Finland's most successful models list. "Since the 70-80's no one has been as successful as Suvi," Outi said simply.

Koponen lives in New York and is close friends with well-known models Behati Prinsloo, Irina Kulikova, Catherine McNeil, Alana Zimmer and Alyona Osmanova.

She is interested in shopping for novelty T-shirts.

Koponen has “5” tattooed on the middle of her back, both the number of people in her family and her lucky number.

Her favorite place is the Maldives, where she shot a British Vogue editorial.

To the top

America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12


America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12 is the twelfth cycle of America's Next Top Model and the sixth season to air on The CW network. It premiered on March 4, 2009. The cycle's catch phrase is "Get In The Fold." The cycle's promotional song is Lady Gaga's "The Fame".

The show will take place in New York City, moving the show back from Los Angeles last season.

The number of girls was once again reduced to 13, the first time since Cycle 9, after being maintained at 14 in the last two cycles.

34 semi-finalists arrive at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they are dressed up as "goddesses" and take a profile shot before showing off their walks. Later that night, Tyra arrives dressed up as the "Goddess of Fierce", and tells the models that she is looking for a successor.

Notable interviews include London revealing that she is a street preacher, Tahlia showing her burn scars, Kathryn disappointing the panel for not knowing 5 working models, but then impressed them by citing 3 designers, and Monique confessing that she is a conspiracy theorist. In between interviews, Angelea reveals she had a daughter who passed away, and that she slept in the New York Port Authority bus terminal just so she could audition.

Later, a first cut is made, and 21 girls remain, each having to portray a certain goddess. During the shoot, Sandra and Angelea fight, greatly affecting the latter's performance. Tyra then selects the final 13.

After a trip to the roof of the Empire State Building where Celia is handed the key to the house (and the right to choose her bed) by Nigel and Paulina, the 13 girls move into their New York City loft but quickly realize there are only 12 beds available. Celia takes Sandra's bed, and Sandra starts stirring up trouble by claiming it back until London gives up hers.

The ladies participate in their first fashion show for Abaeté and Sandra only walks half the runway. Tahlia's confidence is crushed when the designer dresses her up fully so as to cover her scars. They later head to Central Park for their first photo shoot where they bring well-known childhood games to life.

Allison, Celia and London impressed the judges with their photos, whilst Sandra, Isabella, Tahlia and Jessica struggled to make it work. Allison's picture was unanimously rated the best and, just like in Cycle 11, her picture would be displayed as digital art in their house. The bottom two came down to Isabella and Sandra, where, despite Sandra's poor performances on the runway and in the photo shoot, Isabella was eliminated for failing to know even model basics.

It is makeover time. Most of them are pleased by their new looks, but Fo is saddened by the loss of her hair and her presumed femininity. In a Top Model first, Natalie is not given a makeover, as she is deemed to be sufficiently modelesque the way she is. That night the girls go to a bar and Sandra causes tension with Aminat by insinuating that she could get drunk.

The next day, the girls are introduced to their first reward challenge. In teams of 3, they have to search the streets of New York for a woman that embodies the spirit of CoverGirl and act as spokesmodels for the brand, as well as help her do her makeup. Team 1 consisting of Aminat, Celia and Sandra wins the reward of doing a photo shoot that will be displayed on Walmart.com.

The week’s photo shoot requires the girls to direct their own lighting using glowsticks. Fo’s discomfort over her makeover causes her to cry on set, disrupting the shoot. The judges are impressed by Teyona, Celia, Allison, Natalie and London, but are disappointed with a large majority of the rest. Despite a good photo, Fo lands in the bottom two because the judges are concerned that she is unable to be a chameleon, but it is Jessica who is sent home for being unable to translate her beauty into photos.

The 11 remaining models attend Miss J's Charm School to practice their runway walks. Cycle 9 contestants Bianca and Chantal were there to give advice to the girls. Back at the house, tension arose when Natalie claimed that Tahlia's picture last week was the worst in the entire group. Teyona received a new weave after Tyra admitted in the last panel that it wasn't what she wanted.

The girls were challenged to walk for Jill Stuart, wearing her Spring Collection and carrying large shopping bags. Natalie won the challenge and received a selection of items from the Jill Stuart collection.

Sandra impressed the judges with her editorial posing and received the first callout. Aminat, Fo and Tahlia also impressed the judges having their photos being their best so far. In the end, Allison, having disappointed the judges by over-analysing her shot, landed in the bottom two with Nijah. However, it was Nijah who was cut for her lackluster photos and relying too much on being beautiful to get by in the competition.

To the top

Vlada Roslyakova

Vlada Roslyakova backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show

Vlada Roslyakova (Russian: Влада Рослякова; born Elena Roslyakova on July 8, 1987 in Omsk, Russia) is a Russian model.

When she began modeling, Roslyakova changed her name from Elena to Vlada in order to distinguish herself from another model named Elena Rosenkova. Vlada is a feminine form of her father's name, Vladimir. Vlada (the name she goes by now) has been modeling since childhood. She began in Russia, then moved on to Tokyo. After her first show, Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2004, Vlada almost quit modeling due to fear, but she decided to continue with it and was rewarded later. When she arrived in New York City, she began modeling for well-known designers and became one of the most sought-after faces in the industry.

Her ad campaigns now include Nina Ricci, Moschino Cheap & Chic, D&G, Vera Wang Bridal, Burberry Blue Label, Hermès, Miss Sixty, MaxMara, Christian Lacroix,Christian Lacroix Fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Stuart Beauty, Jill Stuart Fragrance, Derercuny, Donna Karan, DKNY, Daks Japan, Karl Lagerfeld, and Lacoste. Additionally, Vlada has been the muse for designer Christian Lacroix.

On January 15, 2007, Time magazine cited Roslyakova as one of the dangerously underweight models who could be banned from Milan Fashion Week for her low body mass index. Vlada has always said she's "naturally skinny" and that she can eat a lot of food and "not gain a gram".

On January 27, 2009, Vlada closed the spring Haute Couture Christian Lacroix show, for the third time in a row.

Her agencies include Women Management, Eskimo Model Management - Paris Models 1, MY Model Management, and Voice Models, Tokyo.

Vlada's trademark is her unique walk on the runways, where she leans back as she walks. She is known for being goofy backstage, and models say she is "a lovable person". Vlada is also known for her unique "baby-doll" looks, along with models like Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam, Lisa Cant, and Heather Marks.

Vlada has said that she is interested in studying psychology and if not for modeling, she would be studying at a university. In backstage interviews she has mentioned that she enjoys classic Russian food, like blinis, as well as sushi and smoothies. Vlada has said that she enjoys reading classic Russian books and enjoys the fantasy aspect. She keeps them in her bag quite often. She also enjoys club music. Aside from the weight topics on TV and newspapers, she keeps a low profile.

To the top

Mathias Lauridsen

Mathias Lauridsen (born January 13, 1984) is a male model from Copenhagen, Denmark and has been featured in numerous ad campaigns including Jil Sander, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Hermès.

He was discovered in 2003 and is currently signed with Ford Models in Paris, New York Model Management and Scoop in Copenhagen. He is considered to be one of the best male models, and has landed many lucrative contracts, for example the Gucci Pour Homme II fragrance. His runway credentials include opening shows for Hermès, Belstaff, Jill Stuart and closing for both Valentino and John Galliano.

He has appeared in editorials for L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Paris, Numéro Homme, GQ and Details. The photographers he has worked with include Karl Lagerfeld and Richard Avedon. Avedon photographed Lauridsen for a Hermes ad editorial in 2004 that proved to be one of the photographers last works.

He is currently ranked number 1 on models.com out of 50 other male models , and number 2 in the list of the most successful male models in the world, published by Forbes.

His distinguishing feature is a scar he has on his left cheek.

To the top

Source : Wikipedia