Friday, July 2, 2021

Lara Stone, Elite Dutch Delight

Dutch Delight!

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Lara Stone.

Lara Catherina Stone appeared in the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She was in Segment 2: Dangerous and Segment 6: Black Tie Holiday.

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Lara Stone was born on December 20, 1983, in Mierlo in the southern part of the Netherlands. Her father, Micheal Stone, is British while her mother, Kathryna, is Dutch.

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An agent spotted Lara on the Paris Metro in 1995 while on holiday with her family. Ah, sweet serendipity! She was 12. Lara's mother has said she began wearing tight, provocative clothing by the age of 10-11:

My mother tells me of when I was 10 or 11 and I'd wear really tight, short skirts and crop tops. All the local men would wolf whistle and stop and stare, but I didn't realize why at the time.

Lara was expelled from school for "rude" behavior toward her teachers.

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This chance encounter apparently led to some modeling assignments. In any event, it spurred her interest in the fashion world. This led Lara to enter the Elite Model Look competition in 1999 when she was 15.

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Elite Modelling Agency executives at the competition decided that Lara had "the look." Even though she didn't win the competition, they signed her up. She switched to IMG in 2006.

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Lara has said that she does not like the runway. However, she loves being on magazine covers. She is famous for being the model to get the most international Vogue covers in one year, which is quite an accomplishment - and a sign Lara is a hard worker. Below is a sample of Lara's covers.

2019

  • September Love Want, Vogue India, Vogue India, Love Want, Love Want
  • August Vogue Turkey, Vogue Turkey
  • May Dazed
  • March The Sunday Times Style, Vogue Netherlands
  • February Purple Fashion

2018

  • October Interview Germany, Vogue Czechoslovakia
  • September Vogue Ukraine, Elle France
  • August Elle UK
  • May Vogue Spain

2017

  • December W Korea, W Korea, Aishti Magazine
  • September Vogue Japan, Vogue Japan, Vogue Japan, CR Fashion Book
  • August Vogue Italy
  • May Vogue Germany
  • April Vogue Netherlands
  • February CR Fashion Book
  • January V Magazine

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Lara is listed at 5'10" / 177cm with brown eyes and blonde hair. She is 36"-24"-35" (91cm-61-89).

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She first appeared in the Pirelli calendar in 2009. Karl Lagerfeld photographed Lara for the 2011 Pirelli calendar. Mario Sorrenti did the same for the 2012 calendar.

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Lara in an ad for Calvin Klein underwear.

An occasional actress, Lara appeared in Mandie Fletcher's "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie."

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Lara is notorious for her bad behavior back in the day. She has said:
I used to love slapping people in the face when I was drunk. I thought it was really funny, so I did a lot of that. I'd pick fights with doormen and bouncers a lot. Ex-boyfriends. But nobody ever punched me back.
She also apparently has a violent temper backstage at shows.

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Stone spend some time in alcohol rehab in 2009. Reportedly, she now is sober.

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Lara was married to English comedian David Walliams from 2009 to 2015. They married in Claridge's after dating for four months. The couple has a son, Alfred, born May 6, 2013.

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She sued French Playboy and US photographer Greg Lotus for damages after the magazine published photos of her without permission. Lara donated the "significant" proceeds to charity.

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A recent post on Lara Stone's Instagram page.

Lara Stone is on Instagram, where at last look she had 690k followers.


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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Elyse Taylor, Australian Lightning!

🎵I met a great lady, she made me nervous🎵
🎵She took me in and gave me breakfast🎵

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Elyse Taylor walking at the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Elyse Taylor (born 20 October 1986) is an Australian model who has made quite an international splash. This is appropriate as Elyse considers herself a water baby who feels best at the beach. Most people, though, think she belongs best in the pages of the world's top fashion magazines.

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Victoria's Secret fans probably know Elyse Taylor best from her appearance in the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Segment 3, Pink Planet).

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For a top international model, Elyse got her start relatively late in life. Everything is relative, and being discovered at the ripe old age of 18 by the agent of a model friend is not the norm in these elite circles. It's considered relatively normal to be discovered by the age of 14 in many areas of the world, so Elyse did things a bit differently.

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Elyse Taylor on the cover of the Vietnamese edition of Harper's Bazaar.

Elyse is from Sydney, Australia. There are a lot of pretty girls in Sydney, so Elyse must have really stood out. But, one look at her and you will understand what the agent saw in her.

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Elyse Taylor, left, with fellow supermodels Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson during an April 2012 Victoria's Secret photoshoot entitled "Angela's in Love."

After getting her first catwalk appearance, the Spring/Summer 2005 show, under her belt, Elyse was on her way. She worked steadily after that, but 2009 seemed to be a high point in her career. Aside from the Victoria's Secret show, Elyse also appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia and GQ Australia. This followed covers for Elle Sweden in September 2005 and Elle Poland in January 2006, so clearly, the world was catching on to the charms of Elyse Taylor.

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Elyse Taylor posing for Victoria's Secret in 2012.

Aside from the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Elyse also appeared in the 2012 Victoria's Secret Autumn/Winter PINK catalog and the Spring/Summer Swimsuit catalog.

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Elyse Taylor posing for O'Neill.

In 2011, Elyse was named to represent surf brand O'Neill, very appropriate for a water baby. This gave her a start in judging competitions, as she judged the brand's O'Neill Model Search. This experience proved handy when Elyse appeared as a guest judge on cycle 9 of Australia's Next Top Model in 2015.

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Elyse is 5'9" / 175cm with blonde hair and blue eyes.

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Married to Seth Campbell in 2014, Elyse had daughter Lila Louise in March of that year. She and Campbell reportedly split in 2016.

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Having a baby didn't slow Elyse down, however. She was named as the face of Australian make-up brand Nude by Nature in March 2017.

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Elyse is active on Instagram, where at last look she had 152,000 followers. She is repped by IMG Australia and One Management.

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Taylor now lives in New York City with her daughter but maintains close ties with her native Australia.

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Modeling has changed so much now. We didn’t used have a voice, but now thanks to social media everyone has become three dimensional. The downside of showing every facet of your life is that if you make one wrong move, everything can end in five minutes.

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I work out every single day unless I’m spending the day with my daughter. I do genuinely enjoy exercising, and find it really clears my mind and definitely helps get my body moving when I travel so much.

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The boldest move in my life was probably moving to NYC when I was only 17. It changed my life forever.

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Living in New York City where everyone’s on top of each other can feel a little dirty. I take time to really cleanse my skin and focus on keeping it clean and moisturized.

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Someone once said: "You don't have to explain why you want what you want, do what you do, love what you love, or need what you need. You are allowed to live a life some people don't understand." This advice has always stayed with me.


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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Julia Stegner, Towering Talent

Julia Stegner, German Tower of Power

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Julia Stegner (Julia Stegner Instagram page).
Julia Stegner is a German model born in Munich, Bavaria, on 2 November 1984. Stegner is very familiar to Victoria's Secret fans, having appeared in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.
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All models are tall, that's one of the reasons they become models. Julia is a full 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall, which even in elite circles sets her apart from some of the other models.

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Julia Stegner at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Julia experienced a growth spurt in high school and acquired the nickname of "beanpole," which she doesn't seem to mind. Naturally, being tall, she played some basketball locally. B-ball, however, wasn't her passion.

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Julia in somewhat more casual wear after the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

We'll get to her passion in a moment, but the lovely Julia had a lot of other things going for her. In addition to being tall, Julia also had something else going for her. Namely, she was and is a stunning lady.

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So, having the two key ingredients necessary for the modeling world, namely, being tall and being exquisite, Julia caught quite a few eyes at a young age. In the fashion world, people can tell quite early whether you've "got the goods." It's not something that a growing young girl can exactly keep a secret.

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Julia Stegner in the Sexy Crystal Princesses segment of the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, her debut in The Show.

So, when she was 14 years old, Julia was spotted by Louisa von Minckwitz of Louisa Models at an Oktoberfest celebration. At least, that's the official story. These things aren't always as straightforward as just being "spotted," but we'll go with it because, who knows, sometimes it might actually be true.

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Louisa Models took photos, and clients soon began biting. Julia's first gig was with Tilla Lindig. Finding she liked "the life," Julia quickly moved to Paris. Thus began an enduring tale.

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The rest is history, continuing history shall we say. You can't keep charms like that hidden, and Supreme Management signed the lovely Julia in 2003. Stegner opened that fall's Yves Saint Laurent show, not a bad gig for a rookie.

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Julia Stegner posing on the cover of the May 2019 German Vogue with, you guessed it, her pet pooch.

Within a short time, Julia was on the cover of various editions of Vogue (June and July 2003, Italy, and many since) and later Elle (November 2008, France).

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Julia Stegner on the cover of the January 2008 German Vogue.

Yes, someone like Julia Stegner gets a lot of covers, too many to list. Okay, let us look at some of this beauty's recent covers as of this writing just as a sample of Julia's work over the past two decades:

2020

  • May Porter
  • February Elle Italy

2019

  • November Woman Madame Figaro Spain
  • October Madame Figaro Greece
  • September Elle Germany
  • August Madame Figaro France
  • May Vogue Germany

2018

  • December The Edit

2017

  • January NumĂ©ro Berlin

2016

  • October The Edit, Elle Germany
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Julia Stegner in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar (Patrick Demarchelier).

Many will remember Julia from her work in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar, which apparently has become a bit of a collector's item, but that was just one of many prime gigs. If you want to get a very full view of Julia Stegner, look it up.

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Since her breakthrough, Julia has worked for brands such as Hugo Boss, Mercedes Benz, and Aquascutum. Despite being a model legend by this point, Julia continues walking the runway, including the Autumn/Winter New York show for Zimmerman. Hey, nice work if you can get it!

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If you want to keep up with Julia Stegner, which requires quite a bit of energy, you can follow her on Instagram. She posts quite a few photos of her dog, but you'll get your fair share of Julia Stegner, too. Or, you can just go to her website, too.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Eugenia Volodina, Russian Star


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Eugenia Volodina for Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, S/S 2006.
Eugenia Volodina (23 September 1984) is a top Russian model who is most famous to Americans for having walked in multiple Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She is notable for her piercing blue eyes.
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Eugenia in a Bulgari ad, Vogue Italia, October 2004 (Mert & Marcus).
Eugenia was born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian SSR, Soviet Union. The Soviet Union fell when she was a child, so Eugenia now is just Russian.
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Eugenia for Roberto Cavalli, S/S 2004.
Around the age of 14, Volodina answered an open call at a casting agency. The sponsors gave her contacts to a Paris modeling agency, and in 2000 the agency invited Eugenia to Paris and gave her assignments. That is one way to become a model in Russia.
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Eugenia in Elle Spain, March 2015.
Eugenia pounded the pavement in Paris, hitting up to 70 shows a year in between photo shoots. A lot of working models do that, it's part of the business and how you get noticed, Paris is not all baguettes and lattes.
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Eugenia Volodina “On the Road” Vogue Italia April 2002 (Steven Meisel).
Her next big break came in early 2002 when Steven Meisel shot Volodina for Italian Vogue. This raised her profile, and Volodina opened and closed the F/W 2002 Gucci show along with fellow Russian model Natalia Vodianova.
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Eugenia in Harper's Bazaar Ukraine, April 2014.
With Eugenia now widely recognized as a top model, Victoria's Secret chose her to walk in the 2002 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Volodina followed that up with appearances in the 2003, 2005, and 2007 shows.
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Eugenia Volodina in Amica, May 2014.
Volodina then became the face of Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics fragrance Valentino V and underwear brand Eres.
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Eugenia in Elle Spain, August 2014, "French Twist."
Eugenia was in the 2005 Pirelli calendar shot by Patrick Demarchelier, alongside Adriana Lima and Julia Stegner.
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Eugenia Volodina wearing Carolina Herrera on the cover of Woman Madame Figaro Spain, July 2018.
Eugenia Volodina remains a top model, though she has cut back on her appearances and only walks the runways occasionally now. Her covers include:

2018
  • July Woman Madame Figaro Spain
2016
  • August NumĂ©ro Russia 
2014
  • August Elle Spain 
2013
  • September Elle Spain, Elle Spain 
2012
  • November Harper's Bazaar Spain

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Eugenia posted this on her Instagram on 13 April 2018.
Eugenia has said that she is interested in interior design and has studied it in Paris.
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Eugenia posted this on her Instagram account on 29 May 2018.
Volodina maintains an active Instagram account with mostly model shots but a few family shots as well.
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Eugenia posted this picture of herself with her son Daniel to her Instagram account on 11 June 2018.
Eugenia has a son, Daniel, who shares her bright blue eyes. Volodina keeps her private life private, at last word she was dating a dancer in her hometown of Kazan and eventually was planning on marrying him, but that may be out of date. In 2009, Eugenia reportedly dated actor Mickey Rourke. It is common for top Russian models to have quite private relationships, often with quite wealthy fellows.
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Eugenia Volodina at the 2017 F/W Balmain show.
Eugenia had a well-publicized comeback on the runways at the Balmain F/W 2017/18 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, apparently after having taken time off for motherhood.
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Eugenia in Elle Spain December 2017, "Sube El Volumen" (Turn Up The Volume") (Mario Sierra). 
I love Russia, I mean, I think when I finish my modeling career I go back to Russia. And it's my home. I really love Russia.



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