08 July 2006

mass market, here they come

IMG's power models have transcended the routine editorial pages. they're trading (at least for now) couture for commercial.

jessica stam (left), the canadian revolt against the rail model, rocks brunette, redhead, and (currently) blonde, and is part and parcel of the porcelain doll look explosion. du juan, the shanghai dance school alumni, holds her own in an industry lacking models of color, and adds this gap gig to her impressive fall/winter campaign bag.

i've gotten over dovile virsilaite's signature lip idiosyncrasy. the editorials she does just blow me away. her old navy ad even reeks of editorial composure! ah, that lithuanian litheness.

also on the commercial radar is marilyn's cintia dicker, doing both print and tv ads for l'oréal vive pro, rocking that beautiful copper mane. elite's emina cunmulaj looks stunning in the john frieda tv commercials. she's the brilliant brunette, of course.

transported from chloé's and anne valérie hash's runways to freeway billboards and store fronts, will the commercial market demand more of the classically high fashion girls?

Posted by ilovesecondhandsmoke @ 11:57 PM