Favorite Faces for NY Fashion Week

Published February 13, 2009

 

Interview looks forward to a weekend of fashion by talking to one of our favorite casting agents, Daniel Peddle of Daniel Peddle Casting. He saw hundreds of young women in the days leading up to Fashion Week, but these models, he insists, are the ones you’ll remember afterward.

 

NAME: Milou V. Groesen

AGENCY: Supreme

HOMETOWN: Netherlands

BIRTHDATE: 04/08/88

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I was walking down the street in Amsterdam.

Do you have a boyfriend: Haha, no. Pretty much gay.

First big gig: Numero

What music are you listening to now: I love Nirvana, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and all the oldies.

Favorite City: So far I like New York a lot. I’m open.

What have you learned from Modeling:  How to be very independent.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: A hippy.

Model Icon:  I don’t really have one but my cousin is a model so her: Annika Dop.

Favorite thing about New York: The parks.

Celebrity crush:  Kate Moenning. NAME:  Addison Gill

HOMETOWN:  Toronto, Canada

BIRTHDATE: 12/07/92

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I did Supreme Model Search

Do you have a boyfriend: No

First big gig: This fashion week is it. Are you ready?

Hobbies:  Running, basketball, and friends.

What music are you listening to now: MGMT and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.

Favorite City:  New York!

What have you learned from modeling: How to walk the walk. But talking the talk?

If I weren’t a model I’d be: An historian.

Model Icon: Coco Rocha

What you wear to casting: Tights and seaters.

Favorite thing about New York: The people and their crazy outfits! Not very much like Toronto.

Celebrity crush:  Robert Patterson, of course!

NAME: Diana F

AGENCY: IMG

HOMETOWN: Kazan, Russia

BIRTHDATE: 09/22/91

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: In my home city, Kazan.

Do you have a boyfriend: Nope! Ha!

Campaigns: Balenciaga

Hobbies: Drawing and swimming.

What music are you listening to now:  lot’s of House Music

Favorite City: NY when I come here for Fashion Week or vacation, Kazan

What have you learned from modeling: Patience. It’s a lot of waiting.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: a designer

Model Icon: Freja Beha

What you wear to casting: jeans by Ksubi, and a T-shirt. Pretty simple.

Favorite thing about New York:  AMC Movie Theater

Celebrity crush: Not for me!

NAME: Evelina Mambetova

AGENCY: Supreme

HOMETOWN: Ukraine

BIRTHDATE: 02/28/91

 

 

 

Do you have a boyfriend:  No, no time

Hobbies: Painting

What music are you listening to now: House

Favorite City: New York; that’s why I’m here.

What have you learned from modeling: I learned to wake up at 7 AM.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: a student, between high school and college.

Model Icon: Sasha Pivavarova

Celebrity crush: Casting director Russell MarshNAME: Georgie

AGENCY: Success

BIRTHDATE:  07/-2/89

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a boyfriend: No response.

Campaigns: Moschino, Marithe Francois Girband

Hobbies: Swimming and bowling

What music are you listening to now: I love strong women like Gladys Knight and Alicia Keys

Favorite City: New York

What have you learned from modeling: It’s the way that I discovered my persona

What you wear to casting: Dress, jeans, T-shirt etc.

Favorite thing about New York: Lovely People

Celebrity crush: Obama. I hope he’s reading!

NAME:  Gracie Carvalho

AGENCY: MARILYN

HOMETOWN: Brazil

BIRTHDATE: 07/23/90

 

 

 

Do you have a boyfriend:  Yes, and he’s reading.

First big gig: Hanging with my boyfriend. 

Campaigns: Express, GAP

Hobbies: music, sleeping, and photography. Not the same time, of course.

Favorite City:  New York and Sao Paulo

What have you learned from Modeling: English (kinda!)

Model Icon:  Kate Moss

Favorite thing about New York: My favorite thing, surprisingly enough, is Times Square. It’s so much.NAME:  Myf

AGENCY: Next

HOMETOWN: Carins (Austraila)

BIRTHDATE: 04/04/91

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I was shopping at the markets in Brisbane.

Do you have a boyfriend: NO!

First big gig:  Opened Australian Fashion week.

Campaigns:  Levis and apparently Superfine

Hobbies:  Bird watching, stamp collecting, and rock tumbling.  

What music are you listening to now:  Nick Cave and The Carpenters. Sweet and salty.

Favorite City: New York—I suppose that’s the only response this week.

What have you learned from Modeling:  How to get naked really fast. I’ve forgotten how to get dressed without help though.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Bored.

Model Icon: Gemma Ward (because she’s an Aussie.)

What you wear to casting: A black or silver pleather mini-skirt with a t-shirt.

Favorite thing about New York: The food.

Celebrity crush: Kat DenningsNAME: Rose Cordero

AGENCY: Supreme

HOMETOWN: Santo Domingo, Republica Dominica

BIRTHDATE: 11/07

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I was walking down the street when I was spotted by my manager.

Do you have a boyfriend: No.

First big gig: Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2009. This is it!

Hobbies:  Volleyball, dancing, and hanging out with friends.

What music are you listening to now:  Beyonce, Tatiana, OMEGA

Favorite City: New York

What have you learned from Modeling: A lot of stuff.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Professional volleyball player.

Model Icon: Roza Gough.

What you wear to casting: Simple stuff… It’s not about the clothes yet.

Celebrity crush: Daddy Yankee! NAME: Karolin Wolter

HOMETOWN: Rosenfeld, a little village, near Stuttgart in Germany.

BIRTHDATE:  2/21/91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered:  No where. I sent pictures to agencies. 

Do you have a boyfriend:  Hmm.

First big gig:  Just started three months ago.

Campaigns: Editorial: Chinese, Japanese, Russian, British Vogue, Wonderland, Chrystallized, ID.

Hobbies: Riding horses, listening to music, going out, and going to the gym.

What music are you listening to now: I like house music and The Beatles.

Favorite City: My village with 600 people and 4,000 cows.

What have you learned from modeling: Just believe in yourself.  

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Still be in school for another two years.  After school I probably would have studied business.

What you wear to casting: Casual, nothing too dramatic. NAME:  Naty Chabanenko

AGENCY: WOMEN

HOMETOWN: Ukraine

BIRTHDATE: 8/14/89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered:  On the street.

Do you have a boyfriend:  Not yet.

First big gig: Prada. Where do you go…

Campaigns: I did CK Jeans.

Hobbies: Dancing.

What music are you listening to now: Radiohead for thinking, Drum and Bass for dancing

Favorite City: Los Angeles. Driving.

What have you learned from Modeling: Everything is possible.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Insane.

Model Icon: Natashe Poly

What you wear to casting:  All black.

Celebrity crush:  Leonardo Dicaprio. Of course!NAME:  Imogen Morris Clarke

AGENCY: NEXT

HOMETOWN: London

BIRTHDATE: 03/24/91

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I was at the Portobello Market street

Do you have a boyfriend: Me? Nope.

First big gig: The Summer/Spring 2009 shows

Campaigns:  D&G, Topshop, Miu Miu

Hobbies: Soccer, long, walks, guitar, shopping in markets, and acting.

What music are you listening to now: A mix of techno, 80s, and contemporary. Also MIA and MGMT.

Favorite City: London and New York equally.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: An actress or a writer.

Model Icon: Twiggy.

What you wear to casting:  Black and grey layers, biker boots, and leather. 

Celebrity crush: Robert Patterson! Hello!

NAME: Mathilde

AGENCY: NEXT

HOMETOWN: Paris

BIRTHDATE: 02/16/90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered: I was just in the street in Paris

Do you have a boyfriend:  Yes, I’m Parisian!

Hobbies:  Music, cinema, and buying shoes.

What music are you listening to now: everything, but especially electro, rock, and rap.

Favorite City: New York, and I’m happy to be here.

What have you learned from modeling:  To be more organized and independent.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Just a student and a bookworm!

Model Icon: Lily Donaldson

What you wear to casting: Leggings, shoes, and a T-shirt.

Favorite thing about New York: Bagels and the big avenues and buildings.

Celebrity crush: I couldn’t say.

NAME: Jac

AGENCY: IMG

HOMETOWN:  Poland

BIRTHDATE:  1/15/91

 

 

 

 

 

 

How were you discovered:  I went to a casting in my hometown.

Do you have a boyfriend: Nope.

First big gig: Still waiting.

Campaigns: Hermes

Hobbies:  Sports and anything athletic.

What music are you listening to now: Everything pop, techno, and house. I love the radio.

Favorite City: Singapore

What have you learned from modeling: Languages!  I’m also more mature now, I think.

If I weren’t a model I’d be: A regular student, like everyone else my age

Model Icon: Don’t have one.

What you wear to casting: A little black dress.

NAME:  Alexa Yudina

AGENCY: WOMEN

HOMETOWN: Moscow

BIRTHDATE: 09/13/92

 

 

 

 

Do you have a boyfriend: No, I’m single

Hobby: I love to play chess in between the shows

What music are you listening to now: R & B and Rihanna, “Umbrella”

Favorite City:  I heart NYC!

If I weren’t a model I’d be: Grandmaster chess player, of course!

Favorite thing about New York: SoHo