Friday, May 23, 2008

Southern hub to host party for models

Ho Chi Minh City’s Palace Hotel will hold an event called “Model’s Day” on May 22 with performances from over 200 professional models and artists.

Organized by the local Venus Fashion company, the event aims to create an exchange between fashion models and their fans.

Supermodels like Thanh Hang, Kim Cuong, Binh Minh, and Xuan Thu will join with their colleagues and well-known songsters, actors and MCs.

After a fashion show, there will be a charity auction raising funds for HCMC’s poor children.

The highlight of the evening will be the “Queen of the Night” contest.

Organizers say there are prizes worth VND30 million (US$1,875) for categories including best dress, best performing style, best fit and Queen of the Night.

The hotel’s address is 56-66 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Top Model Mateja Penava Back in Great Style

Top Model Mateja Penava

Famous Croatian top model Mateja Penava has conquered two front pages in one month.

Croatian model Mateja Penava has return to the thrilled fashion world in great style. She is the advertising face the world's great fashion brands and one of the rare Croatian models who has had the privilege to wear over 200 collections by the most prestigious designers. In the past few months she appeared in several editorials in magazines around the world.

Mateja appeared in two May editions for magazines in Croatia and France. Gala style brings us an exclusive fashion editorial shot in Paris. Under the creative leadership of Grga Zecica and photographer Marko Grubisic, Mateja shined in creations by famous fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Mateja confirmed her status of favourite model of fashion editors by appearing in a beauty editorial for French Elle. The session was shot by David Oldham, known for his editorials for Elle, Vogue, British Tatler, etc.

After the “French spring”, Mateja is ready for her journey in New York, where she will stay for several months, and we expect news from Midikenn’s successful top model soon.

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Pak fashion model admits she and Musharraf old friends

Pakistani beauty queen and fashion model, Maria Mateen, who represented her country twice in international beauty pageants, denied press reports claiming that she had a desire to go on a date with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

She, however, admitted that she and the former Army Chief were old friends.

In an email interview from Texas, Maria said that when she started her career in modeling, her association with Pakistan was appreciated everywhere, and that she earned Pakistan a good name after representing it twice in international beauty pageants, reported the Daily Times.

Refuting press reports suggesting that she had expressed her wish to go on a date with Musharraf, she said she and Musharraf are already good friends. (ANI)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gisele Bundchen World’s Top-Earning Model

With an estimated $35 million in earnings, Gisele Bundchen is still the world’s top-earning model, according to’s annual list. In the last 12 months, Bundchen made more than double the $14 million earned by Heidi Klum, who came in second, according to Forbes.

Rounding out the top five are Kate Moss ($7.5 million), Adriana Lima ($7 million) and Doutzen Kroes ($6 million). The latter, a 23-year-old from Holland, was second-to-last on the list last year. “I wish we had snapped her up a long time ago,” Edward Razek, who has been selecting models for Victoria’s Secret for a decade, told Forbes. The company gave Kroes a contract this year.
Victoria’s Secret made millionaires of two newcomers: Miranda Kerr and Selita Ebanks, ranked at Nos. 10 and 12, respectively.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Marisa Miller top fashion model

Name: Marisa Miller
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: April 27 1980
Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Height: 5'8" ; 173cm
Measurements: (US) 34-23-35 ; (EU) 86.5-58-89
Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 7 ; (EU) 39

Born Marisa Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, she was first "discovered" at age 16 walking through a San Francisco cafe by two Italian modeling agents. Marisa gained attention when she appeared in a 1997 issue of Perfect 10 magazine. Although she came in third behind Ashley Degenford and Monica Hansen in Perfect 10 magazine's first annual model search, she was repeatedly showcased in following issues, including the covers of the Winter 1998, Aug/Sept 1999, and Fall 2004 editions.

Marisa Miller

Atypically, Marisa was able to move from a start as a nude magazine model to high profile mainstream work after she was spotted by fashion photographer Mario Testino in Manhattan Beach, California in 2001. She soon worked with the likes of Victoria's Secret and appeared in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2002–2007). In particular, she featured in the 2004 and 2005 editions' sections of body painting. Raphael Mazzucco's photograph of Marisa wearing a iPod bikini in the 2007 edition became one of the most famous photos ever published in that magazine. She's also appeared in other magazines such as Fitness, Shape, and Vogue, as well as working on campaigns for Nordstrom, J.Crew, and Tommy Hilfiger. In 2004, she served as a modeling judge in the short-lived reality television series Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model. In the same year she also appeared in Puddle of Mudd's music video for "Spin You Around".

Marisa Miller
In 2007, Marisa shot her first television commercial for Victoria's Secret with fellow supermodel Heidi Klum, causing quite a stir unexpectedly drawing more attention than Klum, as well as appearing in a cameo on the HBO show Entourage.


- Elite Model Management - New York
- Vision LA
- Modelwerk
- IMG Models - New York

Marisa Miller


Andrew Marc, Calzedonia, J.Crew, Michael Stars, Nordstrom, Tommy Hillfiger, True Religion, Victoria's Secret

Magazine Covers:

Germany: 'Sports Illustrated'; 'Shape' - December 2004; 'Shape' - October 2005
Italy: 'Amica' - August 2001
Russia: 'Marie Claire' - May 2005
Spain: 'Cosmopolitan' - May 2006
UK: 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2004; 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition'- Summer 2004; 'Esquire' - August 2005
US: 'Shape' - May 2000; 'Self' - July 2002; 'Shape' - September 2002; 'Fitness' - January 2003; 'Shape'- March 2004; 'Glow' - May/June 2004; 'Shape' - July 2005; 'Self' - July 2002; 'Razor' - December 2004; 'Ocean Drive' - July 2005; 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' - 2008

Marisa Miller

Fashion Shows:

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2004 {Betsey Johnson}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2006 {Michael Kors}

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