Scene and Heard

January 2009

January 30, 2021

Next's Jean-François
for K by Karl Lagerfeld
Jean-François Poirier, following a very solid 2008, is only increasing his momentum in the new year.

The Next model - who Modelresource presented to you in February, April and July of last year - just shot Louis Vuitton, with Aussie model Catherine McNeil.

This most recent campaign adds more lustre to an already impressive portfolio that includes K by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as the newly released L'Essence de Cerruti and Vilebrequin ads.

(more images below)

Jean-François Poirier for L'Essence de Cerruti (left) and Vilebrequin

January 29, 2021

Giovanni has an absolutely beautiful new face in Montréal.

Michea Crawford is a 5'7½", green-eyed brunette, photographed here by Brian Ypperciel (

Giovanni's Michea, by Brian Ypperciel
styling: Rene LeBlanc; makeup & hair: Amélie Ducharme (Next Artists)

January 29, 2021

Richard's Ubah Hassan for Ralph Lauren
Ubah Hassan has quickly established a solid footing in the international fashion scene, appearing in the latest Ralph Lauren campaign.

The Richard's model is a Ralph Lauren favourite, having closed his New York runway in September.

The Somali-born Vancouverite also graces the pages of the latest Vogue Italia, in the "Soul Kitchen" spread shot by Bruce Weber.

(more images below)

Ubah Hassan in Vogue Italia, shot by Bruce weber

January 28, 2021

Giorgio Armani with Yamal
Modelresource first told you about Yamal back in July, when he was in Milan for the men's shows.

He returned to the Italian fashion capital for the most recent men's collections last week, and despite a recession-addled schedule that led to the cancellation of some shows, the Next model added to his runway résumé, including appearances for Giorgio Armani and Vivienne Westwood; as well as presentations for DSquared2 and ZUELEMENTS.

Yamal is also the current face of Bauhaus, here in Canada.

(more images below)

Next's Yamal in Vivienne Westwood (left) and Giorgio Armani

Next's Yamal for Bauhaus

January 23, 2021

Folio's Delphie in Glow
Former Modelresource Feautred Model Delphie makes her first appearance in Glow Magazine this month, photographed by ishi (

According to Folio booker Alexandre de Bellefeuille, these are the first in a series of soon-to-be-unveiled shoots, before the Isabel Trudel discovery flies to New York (where she is represented by IMG) at the end of her school semester.

(more images below)

Delphie, by ishi
Style Editor: Vanessa Taylor, Hair & Makeup: Tony Masciangelo

January 22, 2021

Next's Kelsey Van Mook
It was just about this time last year that Modelresource showed you Kelsey Van Mook's snapshots from New York, in advance of her very successful United States runway debut.

This year the 5'10" Next model - one of Modelresource's favourites - is stateside once again, and the digitals coming back are quite simply gorgeous.

(more snapshots below)

Kelsey Van Mook - New York, January 2009

January 20, 2021

Next's Arianne - 5'9"
Here's a first look at Next's beautiful, 16-year-old, Arianne.

The 5'9", blue-eyed brunette is based in Montréal.

(snapshots below)

Next new face Arianne

January 19, 2021

Ford's Adrianne Ho by Andy Lee
Two of my better discoveries in 2008, photographers Andy Lee and Gian Carlo Drueco, each updated their websites last week.

Both are really good guys, each very generous with their time and talents, so I'm more than happy to pass on links to their sites so you too can enjoy their work.
(more images below)

Giovanni's Sasha by Gian Carlo Drueco
hair & makeup: Adriano Morassut, styling: Rosaline Hsieh

Giovanni's Yana by Gian Carlo Drueco
makeup & hair: Melissa Langille

January 16, 2021

Ford's Shelby Furber
The latest Canadian entry into the Ford Supermodel of the World competition heads to the coastal resort town of Budva, Montenegro (as I write this it's sunny and +16°C... or 33° warmer than her hometown of Toronto), to compete in the global finals.

15-year-old Shelby Furber entered during an open call at Ford's Toronto office last summer, and was televised weeks later accepting the Canadian title on CITY-TV.

The 5'10", blue-eyed brunette made a strong start to her runway career at L'Oréal Fashion Week, walking for Lucian Matis, Renata Morales, Evan & Dean, Diesel and Joe Fresh (as well as the high-profile Chanel Resort show in November), and will appear in upcoming editorials for Glow and Cheek Magazine.

Good Luck, Shelby!

(snapshots below)

Ford's Shelby Furber

January 15, 2021

Next's Lauren in Contra
If you haven't checked out Contra ( yet, you really should.

It's a Toronto-based online publication that's offering up some damn fine features, both textual and visual.

One of the most compelling stories I've come across lately is in the most recent issue, featuring Next's Lauren, by Mila Victoria (

(more images below)

Next's Lauren in Contra
photo: Mila Victoria, makeup & hair: Claudine Balthazar
clothing: Ego Assassin, makeup by M·A·C

January 14, 2021

LizBell's Clare Lillooet
photo: Evaan Kheraj
It's our first New Face Alert of 2009!

Vancouver photographer Evaan Kheraj ( directed Modelresource to this west coast gem.

5'10" Clare Lillooet is a beautiful LizBell brunette.

(more images below)

LizBell's Clare Lillooet
photo: Evaan Kheraj

January 12, 2021

Folio's Billie Billington
photo: Owen Bruce
Campaign images for JACOB fragrance should be revealed in the very near future.

Until then, have a look at the selection process (video below) that surrounded the JACOB model search, which also resulted in a contract with Folio.

Modelresource had the pleasure of meeting the winner, Billie Billington, last week during a visit to her Toronto rep, Sutherland Models.

The 5'9" brunette is managed internationally by Chantale Nadeau.

(video below)

photography: Malina Corpadean, hair & makeup: Nicolas Blanchet

January 9, 2021

B&M's Joelle Kutner in Eye Candy
photo: Mario Miotti
styling: Sarah Jay
beauty direction: Dylan K. Hanson
B&M starts off 2009 with three beauties showing up in prominent places.

Joelle Kutner, who Modelresource first told you about in November of 2007, is featured in the latest Eye Candy, photographed by Mario Miotti (

Lisa Porter meanwhile, makes an appearance in Noise Magazine complements of moo (, before heading off to New York this week, where she'll work through MUSE.

Also note Paulina Murchie, who is currently studying and working in Montréal (with Montage), in the latest LOULOU, shot by Geneviève Charbonneau (

(more images below)

B&M's Lisa Porter in Noise
photo: moo, styling: Christine V
hair & makeup: Veronica Chu

B&M's Paulina Murchie in LOULOU
photo: Geneviève Charbonneau, styling: Carolyne Brown
hair & makeup: Gérald Bélanger

January 8, 2021

Elmer Olsen's Kira in Spade
photo: Josh Cornell
styling: Marek M
makeup: Katie Soloman
hair: Dylan K. Hanson
Happy New Year!

Modelresource is just getting back into the swing of things, but stuff has certainly been happening while we were relaxing, as you will see by the number of posts in the next few days and weeks.

2009 starts with an update from Hair & Makeup artist Dylan K. Hanson (The Artist Group), who had a busy end to '08 chasing down hard copies of his recent work.

As you can see, the Calgary native has been working steadily lately, with Irina Funtikova, Jessica Lewis, and Franny.

(more images below)

Elite's Irina Funtikova in Eye Candy
photo: Josh Cornell, styling: Marek M
makeup: Shawna Bowen, hair: Dylan K. Hanson

Elmer Olsen's Franny in Eye Candy
photo: Josh Cornell, styling: Marek M
makeup: Shawna Bowen, hair: Dylan K. Hanson

Elmer Olsen's Jessica Lewis in Z!NK Canada
photo: Alkan, styling: Dwayne Kennedy
hair & makeup: Dylan K. Hanson

Elmer Olsen's Emanuel in Karen
photo: Konrad Junikiewicz, styling: Pascal Chiarello
grooming: Dylan K. Hanson

Elmer Olsen's Josh Orson (left) & Alex Smithers in Karen
photo: Konrad Junikiewicz, styling: Pascal Chiarello
grooming: Dylan K. Hanson

News Archives