Topmodel of the week: Chanel Iman

May 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, models

This week we focus on topmodel Chanel Iman. She always wanted to become a model. And with a name like that she did seem destined to work in the world of fashion…

Name: Chanel Iman Robinson (yes, this is her real name!)

Age: 20

Date of Birth: November 30, 1989

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia

City: she currently lives in New York

Discovered: when she was thirteen years old she was already accepted at a modelling agency.

Breakthrough: 2006, after ending third in the Ford Super Model of the World Contest

Runway debut: 2006 (fall/winter) for: Anna Sui, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler

Fashion shows: Aquascutum, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, House of Holland, Nathan Jenden, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Christian Lacroix, Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino couture, Christian Dior coutue, Givenchy couture.

Covers:  Korean Vogue, Teen Vogue, V Magazine, Time, i-D and the premier cover of Harper’s Bazaar Dubai

  • In 2007 Vogue named her as one of the next topmodels

Ad campaigns:  Gap, Benetton, Ralph Lauren, DKNY and Victoria’s Secret

TV: she appeared on America’s Next Top Model as a guest judge

Agencies: Supreme Management


  • ‘If I sound like my own drill sergeant it’s because modeling sometimes is like boot camp.’
  • ‘In a couple of years, I’ll be the most glamorous woman, hopefully.’
  • ‘But I’m still a regular girl. I go to basketball and football games. I want to go to prom.’
  • ‘I used to dress up as a model for Halloween, like every year.’
  • ‘All I can do is being myself. And either you like it or you don’t..’
  • ‘Most models wear all black all the time. I’m kinda tired of all the black’


  • She is Phillip Lim’s muse
  • Her mother is with her during the shoots and shows, because she does’t want Chanel Iman to experience ‘the dark side of fashion’.
  • She loves eating icecream when she is in Milaan
  • She appeared in in two editorials for the all-black issue of Italian Vogue
  • She has a boyfriend; rapper Tyga.
  • She walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in 2009
  • She was the DJ for the Sonia Rykiel for H&M party this year (2010)
  • Chanel Iman has her own website.
  • Follow Chanel Iman on twitter: @ itsmechaneliman

Model Focus: Imaan Hammam

June 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, models

“If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much.” Excuse our prejudice behaviour, but if you have it why not flaunt it.
And we’re more than proud of this Dutch topmodel coming from Amsterdam. Only eighteen years old and already ruling the biggest fashion shows, campaigns and major magazine shoots that most models could only dream of. She already made it to the cover of American Vogue’s September Issue (Anna Wintour even mentioned the model in her editor’s letter the first time she appeared in the magazine), walked the Victoria’s Secret Runway, was the face of Givenchy and had the privilege to open for Reed Krakoff’ show in New York.These are some of the highlights from her fast growing modelling career that started at the humble age of 14 at Amsterdam Central Station, discovered by an agent from her current agency CODE Management, thanks to her endless legs, eastern looks (a Moroccan mother and Egyptian father) and outstanding features. Along with the fashion world’s expanding of racial diversity there was no doubt about if catapulting her straight to the top, but only a matter of timing. Let’s face it; what could possibly go wrong when having a name reminiscent of powerhouses Iman Abdulmajid and Chanel Iman?

Topmodel of the Week: Sasha Pivovarova

June 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, London, Milan, models, New York, Paris

Most people know this girl from Prada. She was the face of the brand for three years in a row. Yet this Russian beauty does so much more….

Name: Sasha Pivovarova
: 24
Date of Birth
:  21 January, 1985
Place of Birth
: Moscow, Russia
: Her friend, photographer Igor Vishnyakov took her picture in 2005 and sent it to IMG modelling agency. She was studying art history back then.

Runway debut: Prada, the brand immediately signed an exclusive three-year contract with Sasha.
Fashion shows: Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pringle of Scotland, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Max Mara, PHI, Christian Dior (couture), Elie Saab(couture), Valentino (couture).She opened last season’s (fall/winter 2010/2011)shows for: Jean Paul Gaultier
overs:  American Vogue, Greek Vogue, Russian Vogue, British Vogue and Australian Vogue.In May 2007 Vogue named her as one of the new ‘supermodels’ together with models like Doutzen Kroes, Jessica Stam and Chanel Iman. As one of the favorite models of Steven Meisel, she appeared on the cover of the Italian Vogue five times.

In 2009 Pivovarova was ranked second on the top 50, together with Natasha Poly.
Vogue declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
She won the Best International Model award in Shanghai in 2006

Ad campaigns:  Pirelli 2008, Armani, Longchamp, Chanel, H&M, Mulberry

Agencies:  IMG models (NY), Unique (Denmark), Donna Models (Tokyo)


  • ‘I was on board  of 148 airline flights in 2008!’
  • ’I’m not a person who likes waking up early’


  • Sasha loves to paint and draw.
  • Her paintings have been published in French Vogue.
  • She uses anything as a canvas hotel papers, casting and itinerary papers.
  • She is working with Miuccia Prada to produce a book of her own artwork.
  • She is also illustrating a book for Karl Lagerfeld based on Russian fairy tales.
  • She is married to long-time friend and photographer Igor Vishnyakov.
  • She practices Kung Fu.
  • She recreated her wedding for a Vogue spread
  • She has a very strong Russian accent

Recap Paris Fashion Week FW2019

March 14, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris

Paris Fashion Week may have been a little less busy this season. We still left the French capital with our fashion hearts and heads full of inspiration. Some highlights naturally were Chanel’s Winter Wonderworld by the late Karl Lagerfeld and Slimane’s new but old Celine collection. We loved Nina Ricci by the new Dutch design duo as well as Valentino’s (slightly younger) dream collection. Not to mention the gorgeous colors at Dries van Noten. Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior were guaranteed hit collections. And in terms of trends the City of Light brought us statement shapes, dazzling patterns and funky accessories. Click our galleries below to see what we’re talking about. Here are the biggest trends for fall/winter 2019 straight from Paris.

XL pants

Highlighter hues

As seen at Balenciaga, Issa Miyake, Christian Wijnants

Checkerboard style

Ase seen at Balenciage, Kenzo, Loewe and OffWhite (also Louis Vuitton)

Statements shoulders

As seen at Balmain, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton

Tartan and Buffalo check

As seen at Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood

Mad hat(ter)s

As seen at Ann Demeulemeester, Loewe, Nina Ricci and Valentino