Scene and Heard

March 2009

March 31, 2021

Mode's Kathleen Burbridge
News from Mode that Kathleen Burbridge is off to Korea.

The 5'10" blonde (with One Management in New York) takes a book with tears from Dazed & Confused, Tush, Tank and i-D with her to Seoul.

Keep close tabs on this girl.

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Kathleen Burbridge

March 30, 2021

Ryan Taylor by Matthew Lyn
After a brief hiatus to complete high school, one of Canada's brightest lights on the male modelling circuit is back in rotation.

Ryan Taylor has just signed with DNA in New York, and according to our men's correspondent, Matthew Lyn, "In little less then a week he has picked up both the United Colors of Benetton look book and campaign."

Lyn also tells Modelresource, Taylor's first week included meetings with high profile magazines and clients, including Steven Meisel.

March 30, 2021

Next's Yasmin Warsame
in Cheek Magazine
Over the next few months watch for quick bios appearing for some of the legends of Canadian modelling, including a new one today for Yasmin Warsame, penned by Chelsea Coyle.

The Next model appears in the latest issue of Cheek magazine, photographed by moo (, with makeup & hair by Veronica Chu, and styling by George Antonopoulos.

The same team also collaborated recently for Fashion Magazine's salute to Canadian design talent.

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Yasmin Warsame by moo, for Fashion Magazine
makeup & hair: Veronica Chu, styling: George Antonopoulos

March 25, 2021

Isabelle Giguère
Z!NK Canada's latest issue has been out for a few weeks now, but one story I had to get online - better late than never - is this sensational Yann Ostiguy ( spread.

Cinéma Vérité features former Modelresource Featured Model Isabelle Giguère.

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Isabelle Giguere for Z!NK Canada, by Yann Ostiguy
styliste: Olivia Leblanc, maquillage et coiffure: Marco Marsolais (Giovanni)

March 25, 2021

24-year-old Brittney Fisher
Canada's Plus Size Model Search wrapped last week with the crowning of a winner at LG Fashion Week.

Sponsored in part by Specs, the announcement of British Columbia's Brittney Fisher was also an opportunity for agency owner Marie Josée Trempe to announce a full division of plus size models.

As it happens, Specs' own straight-sized star Chantal Stafford Abbott is on the cover of the April LOU LOU (another major sponsor of the model search), which was released at the media event.

Stafford-Abbott has been on a roll in Paris lately, walking for Io Ipse Idem by Romeo Gigli, Commes des Garçons, Izabela Lapinska and Lima Feu (Yohji Yamamoto's daughter), as well as shooting for a Commes des Garçons special for Madame Figaro (Japan) with super cool photographer Sarah Moon.

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Specs owner Marie-Josée Trempe, displaying the new LOU LOU
featuring Chantal Stafford-Abbott

Spec' Chantal Stafford-Abbott for Limi Feu (left) and
Io Ipse Idem by Romeo Gigli in Paris

March 24, 2021

Elmer Olsen's Walker
New work from Francisco Garcia (, published in Karen Magazine.

Elmer Olsen's Walker is the subject of this editorial, styled by Richard Autio, with hair & makeup provided by Dylan K. Hanson.

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Walker by Francisco Garcia
styling: Richard Autio, hair & makeup: Dylan K. Hanson

March 23, 2021

Spot 6's / Montage's Felix
Last week Modelresource gave you a taste of the latest Bedo ads shot by Malina Corpadean.

Here are more images from that campaign, this time featuring Montage's Felix.

The Montréal-based model is also with Spot 6; Toronto's newest agency, run Cynthia Cully.

Spot 6's website is now active, at

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Felix for Bedo, by Malina Corpadean

March 23, 2021

Charles Stuart's Chloe
Meet Charles Stuart's sensational new face Chloe.

Photographed here by Evaan Kheraj (, the Vancouver-based 15-year-old is 5'7" (and still growing, we're told).

The daughter of a research scientist, Chloe signed to Charles Stuart's international division in February.

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Charles Stuart's Chloe by Evaan Kheraj

March 18, 2021

Folio's Kaitlyn Vanderkooi
British Columbia's Kaitlyn Vanderkooi looks absolutely stunning in the latest Bedo campaign, by Malina Corpadean.

Expect the Folio model (now with Next in Toronto) to take off in 2009.

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Folio's Kaitlyn Vanderkooi by Malina Corpadean
hair & makeup: Nicolas Blanchet, styling: Azamit

March 17, 2021

Elite's Heidi Marie
Modelresource is a big supporter of emerging talent, and pretty much all things Irish.

So appropriately, our St. Patty's Day update is a partnership of new photographer Pawel Tosiek ( and recent Featured Model, Heidi Marie (who grew up in Dublin).


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Elite's Heidi Marie by Pawel Tosiek
Wardrobe/Styling: Youth.inAsia (Aidan Mayner & Joshua Shier)
hair & makeup: Ella Blynde

March 16, 2021

Modelresource is all set for Toronto's LG Fashion Week, which gets underway Monday evening with a David Dixon ( collection inspired by Barbie.

This season we're also set up on Twitter, so follow along with our realtime tweets and twitpics at

For models appearing in this week's shows, please feel free to make use of the backstage tips provided by L'Oréal Paris makeup artist Eddie Maleterre and hair stylist Eric del Monaco.

See you at the tents!

March 15, 2021

Angie's Michael Lepore
Angie's is keeping Modelresource updated on Michael Lepore, currently in Cape Town.

The Ottawa native is placed with Male Model Management in South Africa, and fired off this rather encouraging note from his BlackBerry late last week:

"I've always said that the best part of modelling is being given the opportunity to see the beautiful cities of the world, and Cape Town is just that.

From my first morning here, I knew that I was going to truly enjoy this experience. The mountains and beaches surrounding the city have the ability to put a smile on anyone's face.

Speaking of putting a smile on someone's face, my bookers at Men's Division, Liesel and Chantal, are truly amazing people. Their personalities reflect both positivity and hard work, and these traits carry through in how their agency is run.

As for the market here, there is something for every type of model. From fashion, to commercial, to catalogue, it seems that all types of clients, from all over the world have decided to take advantage of Cape Town's beautiful landscape and weather. And with the financial opportunities that will undoubtedly accompany the 2010 FIFA World Cup, more clients will target South Africa, causing the modelling market here to grow even larger."

Lepore has been with Angie's since he started eight years ago, and is currently that agency's Model of the Month.

March 13, 2021

Pierre Olivier
photo: Mackenzie Duncan
makeup & hair: Nico GP
styling: Rene Leblanc
It was only a little more than a year ago that Mackenzie Duncan ( first started getting his submissions published.

Now the Montréal-based photographer is showing in regular rotation, with one striking editorial after another.

Here are selections from three of Duncan's latest stories:

  • Anna Feller (W Models/Elite) shows up in the brand new Z!NK Canada.

  • Magalie Daignault (Chantale Nadeau/Giovanni) appears in the latest issue of Kill magazine.

  • Pierre Olivier (Montage / Ford) in

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  • Magalie by Mackenzie Duncan for Kill
    Makeup & Hair: Steven Turpin, styling: Fritz

    Anna Feller by Mackenzie Duncan for Z!NK Canada
    makeup & hair: Steven Turpin, styling: Jenn Finkelstein

    March 12, 2021

    Folio booker Alex de Bellefeuille
    Getting tearsheets is not always an easy thing, either in Canada or abroad. So for Alexandre de Bellefeuille this has been an especially good week.

    In the space of seven days Kill released its first anniversary issue, and the latest Z!NK Canada landed on news stands.

    Folio booker de Bellefeuille, appeared in each.

    Sharing the Kill spotlight are Charlotte Le Bon and Christine Doyon, in a tongue-in-cheek look at the creation a model.

    In Z!NK, de Bellefeuille shares a beauty moment with Doyon.

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    Alexandre de Bellefeuille with Charlotte Le Bon and Christine Doyon in Kill
    right photo: Donat Boulerice (

    Alexandre de Bellefeuille and Christine Doyon in Z!NK Canada
    photo: Anouk Lessard, makeup: Julie Cusson

    March 11, 2021

    Sutherland's Addison Gill
    Of course you knew already that Addison Gill was the winner of 2008's Supreme / V Magazine model search.

    Since then, she has walked exclusively for Calvin Klein in New York, added Aquilano e Rimondi, Gianfranco Ferre, Les Copains and Pringle of Scotland in Milan, followed by Barbara Bui, Giambatista Valli and Valentino in Paris.

    (Expect to see her in Louis Vuitton, Thursday).

    Sutherland booker Brandon Hall tells Modelresource the Caledonia, Ontario, 16-year-old flies home Friday, then fits immediately for a campaign she shoots on Monday.

    Meanwhile, magazines and photographers have been lining up to get a chance to work with the 5'10" brunette.

    At the front of the line however, was the sponsor of the search that launched Gill to top model status.

    Here, in her first ever tearsheets, is Canada's Addison Gill, in V Magazine.

    Addison Gill in V Magazine

    March 10, 2021

    Next's Kelsey Van Mook
    Modelresource told you Monday about Kelsey Van Mook's opening spot in the prestigious Givenchy show in Paris.

    Hours later came another major boost to the Next model's career, as has now selected the 17-year-old as one of their Top 10 Newcomers for Paris, with the following praise for both the model and her management:

    Next's Kelsey not only bagged a peak Paris Fashion Week moment by opening the Givenchy FW 09 show, she also put herself on every editorial watch list in sight. For a girl that has been in careful development by her agency over the past three years, this debut could not be any more spectacular!

    March 9, 2021

    Next's Kelsey Van Mook
    opening Givenchy
    Modelresource counted 45 different girls on Givenchy's Parisian runway, Sunday.

    Given the French design house's prestige, it isn't surprising many of the top names in the industry were featured.

    First out however, was a Next model this website has been praising for more than a year for her serene visage and immaculate runway presence.

    Kelsey Van Mook showed again yesterday why Modelresource crowned the Vancouver brunette as Top Model at last March's L'Oréal Fashion Week.

    Way to go, Kelsey!

    March 6, 2021

    Ford's Andrea Pearl
    Stunning new photos of Andrea Pearl.

    Cousins Algavo Goveia and David Goveia teamed up to create the beautiful images below.

    On the right is a recent snapshot of 5'9½" Anita Norris discovery, provided by Ford.

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    Andrea Pearl by Alvaro Goveia. Makeup & Hair: David Goveia

    March 5, 2021

    Mode's Bridget Anderson
    Updates today on three of Mode's younger faces on whom Modelresource is keeping tabs.

    Pictured on the left is Bridget Anderson, who is currently in Toronto with Elite.

    I had a chance to sit down with the 17-year-old Edmontonian last week, and loves this girl's attitude.

    We introduced you to Janice a few weeks ago. Pictured below are images from her latest test.

    Also pictured here are brand new digitals on Samantha Ypma, who we're watching closely.

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    Vancouver's Janice, by Kyla Hemmelgarn (
    makeup & hair: Jenny Kanavaros, styling: Alleeneda Thammavong

    Central Alberta's Samantha Ypma

    March 4, 2021

    CoverModels Cassandra Tighe
    with Viresh Pujara
    Modelresource is Montréal for the shows this week, bumping into people like Cassandra Tighe, at the Marie Saint Pierre runway.

    As we told you a few weeks ago, the 5'9½" blonde recently returned from a long trip abroad, and collected enough tears to fill several portfolios.

    Pictured below are some of the more recent arrivals, which will accompany the CoverModels beauty to New York next week.

    Modelresource will be posting more photos from fashion week throughout the day. Please check back...

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    Cassandra Tighe, in Young & Modern

    Cassandra Tighe, in Cosmo Bride

    March 2, 2021

    CoverModels Charles Baker
    photo: David Hou
    Modelresource is in the Nation's Capital Monday, checking out a region that provides some of the most outstanding talent in the country.

    My first stop is CoverModels, where owner Viresh Pujara has a new face getting a lot of attention.

    Charles Baker is a 6'0" brunette with hazel eyes, signed to Sutherland in Toronto, and Montage in Montréal.

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    Charles Baker, by Paul & Shalan Crivellari (

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