Posts from the “Top Model” Category

NZFW: Things I've seen at WORLD.

Posted on September 4, 2011

World put on an incredible show on Friday night. The performances, the hair, the make-up, the clothes – nothing short of spectacular. This was a fashion show for the people, and no, it wasn’t your average fashion show, but my was it a refreshing way to end the week. I can’t even really describe the amount of effort gone into getting the girls to look the way they did – you’ll have to look at the pictures. All I can say is, the girls’ call time was 10:00am for a 8:00pm show. Epic. Oh, and can we also just give a shout out to Emma Champtaloup, who closed the show. She stepped out at the start of the catwalk and she owned that whole…

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NZNTM: Episode 11 in review.

Posted on August 21, 2011

Wow has this season gone fast. Or maybe it’s just me? Two weeks to go and then it’s all over and I have to find something else to blog about on the weekends. So, anyway, I kind of liked this episode. Sure, there was way too much crying, but otherwise as a general rule I thought it was a pretty good ep – the casting was a good challenge and showed us that none of the girls have spectacular walks and that Brigette and AJ’s are pretty below standard, the shoot was a challenge so we saw how they handled things under pressure, and the lesson was some agent from Next NY which is kind of legit. But to the photos: Okay, hands down,…

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NZNTM: Episode 10 in review.

Posted on August 14, 2011

It has taken me a long time to get around to writing this post. I am feeling quite unmotivated about it which is odd, considering I actually quite enjoyed the episode. The girls set off to Abu Dhabi (minus Aroha who was left behind at the airport – how horrible is that? But how good is it for television?!) and basically surrounded themselves in luxury and frivolity before getting into their photoshoot, which is what we’re going to talk about today. Firstly can I just say I adore Karen Inderbitzen-Waller. She’s nice and funny and a great stylist/photographer. But as much as I love her, I can not love these photos. In fact, I quite, quite, quite dislike these photos. A lot. But I…

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NZNTM: Episode 8 in review.

Posted on July 31, 2011

Well, well, well. Looky here. Friday night’s ep was the one we’ve all been waiting for. And when I say ‘we’, I mean Isaac and I and whoever else knew he’d filmed the show all those weeks ago. The episode opened with his segment – the “lesson” part of the show. The girls were made to walk down a catwalk while he ‘live-blogged’ his opinions of them. Many thought he was catty but you know what? At least he was honest. Aroha is bigger than the other girls. She is a plus-sized model. (And as sad as it may be, plus-sized girls hardly ever walk the catwalk and they are often overlooked when it comes to high fashion jobs). You shouldn’t wear beanies during…

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NZNTM: Episode 7 in review.

Posted on July 24, 2011

Another week, another Friday night on the Top Model grind. This week we found ourselves witnessing a little bit of drama (Did they accuse Tyne of being bulimic?, didn’t they?, who cares?) and a whole lot of tears while the girls faced their fears. (THAT RHYMES.)¬†Personally, I’ve become a bit disinterested in the show. I think I’m waiting for someone to pull out the big guns, and until then, I’m yet to be impressed, here’s hoping for next week. And here’s some things we learned this episode: Colin can pull out the big guns when he wants to: “Your’e an anaemic bore” (on Hillary). The show needs a bit of this. I’m claiming it as the highlight. Spookers came across as the tamest sh*t…

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This afternoon in New Zealand fashion news:

Posted on July 18, 2011

In New Zealand fashion news this afternoon: Michaela Steenkamp from season 2 of New Zealand’s Next Top Model, has moved from Sara’s agency, 62 models, to Red 11. Interesting. In other related news, she’s looking pretty incredible. Check out her new digi’s¬†here. This season’s New Zealand’s Next Top Model contestant, Amber Douglas (voted out last Friday), is still in Auckland and will be for the next few days. She’s still repped by Ali McD in her hometown, Dunedin, and she’s still tall and thin. What she isn’t still, is blonde. She’s gone back to brunette. A good move, in my opinion. Check out her new hair in these shots from Model Go-See. In other New Zealand’s Next Top Model news – it has just…

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