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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tatjana Patitz, Germany's First Supermodel


Classic Beauty


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Everybody knows the names of Germany's "top models." They are all stunning, and they dominate all sorts of media. However, before the current crop with all the celebrity was another German model who doesn't get a lot of publicity these days. Let's take a look at German stunner Tatjana Patitz.

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Tatjana was born in Hamburg, Germany on 25 March 1966, but her family moved to the countryside in Skanör, Sweden while she was young. The family had a vacation spot in Mallorca, Spain where she rode horses. She has a sister named Sophie who models.

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In 1983, Tatjana entered the Elite Model Look contest and became a finalist. John Casablancas himself picked her to come in third and signed her to a contract. She picked up and moved to Paris, where Patitz struggled at first but was working steadily within a couple of years.

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In 1985, Tatjana got her first prestigious covers (British Vogue), and became associated with top photographer Peter Lindbergh (who likely shot many of the shots on this page). While Tatjana has been shot by all the top names - Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Ellen Von Unwerth, you name it - her "personal photographer" was always Lindbergh. This is not all that unusual in the modeling world - Marilyn Monroe, for instance, retained a tight relationship with her first professional photographer until the day she died. Lindbergh included Tatjana in his 1996 book "10 Women by Peter Lindbergh."

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Success in Paris led inevitably to New York and Vogue Magazine, where Tatjana developed a long-term association. She features in the 1992 book "On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue."

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Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz & Naomi Campbell photographed by Herb Ritts.

Richard Avedon included Tatjana in Revlon's "The Most Unforgettable Women in the World" campaign in 1987. He shot Patitz for her first cover of American Vogue in May 1987.

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Tatjana moved from New York to Los Angeles (Malibu) in the late '80s in order to grow spiritually:
I don't want to do anything for fame or money or glamour or anything like that...I think people are coming to a higher awareness in the world. 
Model Magazine, December 1989-January 1990.

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Tatjana wrote a poem for Model Magazine:
The past is history
and the future is just a mystery
The Spirit guides and protects me
and makes me see the importance
of self-love and realization of the Eternal
Without that I am nothing
and with it I am everything

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Tatjana Patitz und Cindy Crawford.

As the 1990s dawned, Tatjana was one of the top supermodels in the world. She appeared in George Michael's very successful "Freedom! '90" music video, and also Duran Duran's "Skin Trade" and Korn's "Make Me Bad."

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Living right outside Los Angeles led to Tatjana studying acting. She got a big break by appearing in "Rising Sun" with Sean Connery in 1993. She also did some television work and appeared with Eric Roberts and Dean Stockwell in "Restraining Order" (1999).

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Tatjana has been getting covers around the world for thirty years. Here is a small sampling:

  • UK: 'Vogue' - October 1985; 'Vogue' - June, October & November 1988; 'Vogue' - March, May & November 1989; 'Arena' #25 - Winter 1990/1991; 'Vogue' - January & April 1990; 'Vogue' - May 1991; 'Vogue' - May 1992; 'Vogue' - October 1992; 'Vogue' - May 1993; 'Marie Claire' - May & December 1994; 'Vogue' - June 1994; 'Elle' - July 1996; 'Scene' - June 1998; 'You' - May 2002
  • US: 'Cosmopolitan' - May 1987; 'Vogue' - May 1987; 'Cosmopolitan' - August 1989; 'Mademoiselle' - December 1989; 'Vogue' - July & August 1989; 'Cosmopolitan' - December 1990; 'Harper's Bazaar' - March 1990; 'Self' - November 1990; 'Vogue' - September 1990; 'Glamour' - March 1991; 'Vogue' - July 1991; 'Vogue' - April 1992; 'Allure' - June 1994; 'Rolling Stone' - September 1999; 'Corduroy' - December 2012
  • Germany: 'Cosmopolitan' - November 1985; 'Harper's Bazaar' - June 1986; 'Harper's Bazaar' - April 1989; 'Cosmopolitan' - December 1991; 'Max' - June 1992; 'Vogue' - July & November 1992; 'Marie Claire' - November 1993; 'Vogue' - February 1993; 'Vogue' - January 1994; 'Marie Claire' - April 1994; 'Vogue' - December 1995; 'Marie Claire' - September 1997; 'Marie Claire' - September 1998; 'Marie Claire' - September 1999; 'Playboy' - September 1999; 'Amica' - January 2007; 'Freundin Donna' - October 2011

Recent covers include Prestige Hong Kong (June 2016), C California Style Magazine (Fall 2015) and D Magazine (May 2014). She was in the 1996 Pirelli Calendar, too.


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Tatjana is pretty much retired from the catwalk world at this point. However, Karl Lagerfeld coaxed her back one last time in 2010 for his Venetian-themed Pre-Fall show.

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Tatjana has a son, Jonah, born in 2004, and still rides horses. They still love in Malibu, and she is an ambassador for the American Wild Horse Sanctuary.

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Tatjana with Michael J. Fox in the 2011 Carl Zeiss AG calendar, photographed by Bryan Adams in New York City in the summer of 2010.

I loved making "Rising Sun." I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth.

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Some models are naturally very thin, but if they aren't naturally like that, then what these girls do to their health to fit in ... To be a size zero or a two when you're tall is incredible to me. It would be nice if models were allowed to be a more healthy weight - for the models, and for the young women who look up to them. We were athletic and healthy, and we looked like women.

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Sometimes I get lonely, but it's nice to be alone.

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Tatjana Patitz Vogue 1987.

Tatjana is a supporter of environmental issues. She always has had a number of pets (dogs, birds, cats) and works with PETA and Greenpeace. Recently, she said that she has "two horses, some dogs, and a kitty."

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Photograph: Pierre Vauthey/Corbis Sygma.

Tatjana won the 2011 Vienna Fashion Award in the category Style Icon.

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My big cause is African wildlife, especially elephants. There are so many variables: poaching, urbanization, climate change. There is a crisis happening between people who are just trying to survive, and the wildlife who need their habitat. The human population is growing fast. It’s a global issue with wildlife period, because the population of people is growing so fast.

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I would tell my younger self to relax more, not to take things so seriously and have a lot of fun in the process because, after all, life is fun.

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Tatjana dated Seal for a while in the 1990s. However, they broke up long before he married fellow German model Heidi Klum. Tatjana made some news in 2012 when Klum and Seal got divorced with some choice comments about her former boyfriend.

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For instance, Tatjana believes that Seal cheated on her.

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Tatjana Patitz by Albert Watson Vogue UK October 1985.

Recently in 2016, Tatjana has done some work for Trump Models, repping Gloria Vanderbilt Icon.

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HEIGHT: 5'11"    BUST: 36    WAIST: 26    HIPS: 37    SHOES: 8.5    HAIR: BLONDE    EYES: BLUE

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Aside from Trump Models, Tatjana is listed with Mega Model Agency in Hamburg, Elle Amsterdam, Munich Models, Storm Management (London), and Viva Model Management Paris.




2016


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Katy Perry: 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Katy Perry Wows the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show



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Katy Perry was at the top of her game in 2010. She had the top album, the top singles, and she ruled the musical world.

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Katy also ruled the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that year.

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On November 10, 2010 Katy Perry performed in the fashion show (other performers included Akon). She played a four-song set list.

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Katy Perry has really brightened things up at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. During her lively finale performance in 2010, she showed why she is every boy’s “Teenage Dream.” Katy hit the runway in a bold yellow mini and leather lace-up boots as she belted out a trio of her favorite tracks, including “Hot N Cold” and “California Girls.”

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Set List:
  • Firework
  • Teenage Dream
  • Hot N Cold
  • California Gurls
These were all smash hits for Katy Perry that year. She also sang live, she did not lip-synch.

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2016

Liu Wen, Chinese Supermodel



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Liu Wen. If you haven't heard of Liu, you're probably not Chinese. She is widely considered to be China's first true supermodel. She also happens to be one of the highest-paid models, and that's probably not a coincidence. People on social media love Liu, and she has branched out into all sorts of different areas of the Asian media market.

Let's learn a little bit more about the fascinating Liu Wen.


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Liu is from a humble background. Born on 27 January 1988 in Yongzhou, Hunan, she entered a modeling contest at her mother's suggestion. Not surprisingly, she was discovered there - it was the summer 2005 New Silk Road World Model Contest - even though she did not win it.

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Liu started getting assignments soon afterwards with the likes of the Chinese editions of Vogue and Harpers's Bazaar.

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Liu's breakout moment was when she was noticed for an editorial she shot with Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf. That led to an invitation to Paris in 2008 for Paris Fashion Week.

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After that, Liu was on a role. She debuted in Milan in February 2008 and in New York in 2009.

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Liu walked in the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She was the first Chinese to appear in it. She followed that up with another appearance in the 2010 show. And the 2011 show. And the 2012 show.

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By now, Liu has a ton of covers. Below is a sample from her first few years:

Asia: 'Manifesto' - October 2011
China: 'Cosmopolitan Bride' - 2007; 'FHM' - May 2007; 'Madame Figaro' - September 2007; 'Marie Claire' - September & December 2007; 'Vogue Beauty Guide' - January 2008; 'Elle' - March 2008; 'Belle' - March 2008; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 2008; 'Elle' - March 2009; 'Vogue' - March 2010; 'Elle' - May 2010; 'L'Officiel' - June 2010; 'Vogue' - September 2010; 'Num�ro' - September 2010; 'Elle' - January 2011; 'Num�ro' - March 2011; 'Numero' - September 2011; 'Vogue' - September 2011; 'L'Officiel' - August 2011; 'Elle' - October 2011; 'Vogue' - May 2012; 'Vogue' - July 2012; 'Vogue' - September 2012; 'Femina' - October 09 2012; 'Vogue Collections' - Summer 2013; 'Vogue' - September 2013; 'Elle' - December 2013
France: 'Antidote' - Fall 2012
Korea: 'Harper's Bazaar' - October 2010
Malaysia: 'Harper's Bazaar' - August 2012
Portugal: 'Vogue' - November 2009
Singapore: 'Her World' - February 2010; 'L'Officiel' - May 2010; 'Elle' - December 2010; 'Harper's Bazaar' - June 2012
Thailand: 'Vogue' - October 2013
UK: 'i-D' - February 2011; 'The Sunday Times Style' - September 23 2012
US: 'The Last Magazine' - Spring/Summer 2013

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Liu's honors include being on the first Numero China cover. It was the first time ever that a Numero premiere issue did not feature Kate Moss.

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Liu makes a lot of money. She was on the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid models in 2013 and 2014. Any time you are on any Forbes list, life is good.

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Liu wore an Apple Watch on a Vogue China cover. It was considered a breakthrough moment for the crossover between fashion and Technology.

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Liu has branched out into other areas. She says that she would like to be an actress.

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Liu appears on the Chinese reality television show, "We’re in Love." Wen is paired with Korean celebrity Siwon for the show, which requires the duo to complete tasks while pretending to be a couple in love.

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Liu also says that she would like to become a stylist or fashion designer.

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Liu considers her own personal style to be "tomboyish, vintage and comfortable."

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Liu is great friends with Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Lindsey Wixson, all of whom she has worked with before.

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She also is tight with Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan, Fei Fei Sun, Sui He, Xiao Wen Ju, and Ming X. Du Juan, incidentally, won that Silk Road modelling contest in a previous year.

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Liu has represented Estée Lauder along with her chums Jablonski and Smalls.

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Liu posts a lot of personal photos on her Instagram account.

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Liu also has over 60k followers on Twitter.

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A lot of the personal photos that Liu posts on her accounts are very artistic. She has a good eye as a photographer.

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The New York Times called Liu a supermodel in 2012. OK! China crowned Wen as the first Asian supermodel in its April 2013 issue.


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Liu's campaigns have included  Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, H&M, Marni, Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Gap, and Vivienne Tam.

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Liu is a hard worker. She routinely sets records for the most shows walked at fashion shows.

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All in all, Liu Wenn is blazing a trail for asian supermodels. Still at her peak, Liu will be leading the way for years to come.

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