Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lucci @ TRUMP

Today we saw the Beautiful Princessa Dominicana Lucci @ Trump!
Her Measurements H:5'9.5, B: 32, H: 33, D: 2, S:8, H: Dk Brown, E: Brown

Want more MODELS? Check out other models and real street people by visiting MTC Casting's YouTube Channel
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Alison @ Women

Alison looking better than ever!
Her measurements: H: 5'10, B: 33, W:24, H: 35, S:9.5, E: Blue, H: Brown

Check out her video and all the other models and real street people by visiting MTC Casting's YouTube Channel
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Kelly @ Ford

Kelly is amazing! She recently shot French Vogue with Ines and Vinoodh, and Japanese Vogue with Michael Janson among other amazing gigs! This ebony enchantress from Cabo Verde has only been in NYC for less than a week! Please come back in February! We will request you for every show!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Laia @ Muse

Today we met Laia @ Muse
Eulalia (that is her real name) is from Barcelona Spain, she's got a great personality and a lovely accent!
Her stats are: H:5'10, B: 33.5, W: 25, H:34.5, S: 9, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Brown

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Meet Matthew

We found Matthew on 5th Ave
He's new to NYC, He's an actor and enjoys martial arts,stunts, soccer, and sports.
Matthew is: 20y/o, Height: 5’10”, W30-L30, Suit 38R, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Blue, Shoe: 9.5

Wanna see more of Matthew?
Check out his video and all the other models and real street people by visiting MTC Casting's YouTube Channel
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meet Matt

We found Matt on 27th St, while street casting for a Mark Ecko Project. He is currently a student @ NYU and enjoys creating comedy sketches.
Matt is 19y/o, 6', 30W, 38R, Light Brown H, Green E

Wanna see more of Matt?
Check out his video and all the other models and real street people by visiting MTC Casting's YouTube Channel
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy B-Day Chanel Iman!

Today, Chanel Iman turns 18....again!!!!
We first met the gracious young beauty when she was just starting out. It was in Los Angeles back when she was around 13 or 14 y/o. We placed her in one of her first runway shows for Custo Barcelona. Now, at still such a young age, she has already graced the covers of several top mags, walked in the hottest shows, and is adored by the fashion Gods. The momentum hasn't slowed down for this top billing model, everyone wants a piece of her!
....She's only just begun! Happy Birthday from all of us at MTC Casting!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet Jonathan

Look what the storm dragged in
Jonathan is 24 y/o, 6', Brown E, Brown H, 32W, 38R

Wanna see more of Jonathan?
Check out his video and all the other models and real street people by visiting MTC Casting's YouTube Channel
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Meet Chrishell @ Ford

Meet Chrishelle @ Ford.
This young feline from the Turks & Caicos Islands is new to the city.
Only a few weeks in NYC, running around from castings to photo shoots, Chrishell dropped by today for a call back, which was running simultaneously to her photo shoot on the same floor @ Splashlight Studios.


Your smile, your style, your monkey fur, your attitude ... You will be
missed my dear, RIP now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And the winner is....Sophie Theallet

We are so excited to announce that our friend and client Sophie Theallet, was crowned the winner @ the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund last night here in NYC.
The French-born, New York-based designer, who started her own label three years ago after 14 years @ Azzedine Alaia and Jean Paul Gaultier, won the $200,000 prize which will be used towards developing her company. Theallet, 45, was up against nine other emerging designers for the prize, which last year was awarded to Alexander Wang. She presented her third collection at New York Fashion Week in September, a Marrakesh-inspired range of soft tunics and dresses for spring/summer 2010.
Last night's award ceremony was co-hosted by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the CFDA's president, Diane von Furstenberg, and attended by designers Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, Vera Wang, celebrities Nicole Kidman and Alexa Chung, and models Karen Elson, Jessica Stam and Jaquetta Wheeler
Congratulations to Sophie and Steven!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trump Girls.

The lovely Anais, Clara, and Jillian of Trump stopped by for a go-see today.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Meet Katharina @ Women Direct

Meet Katharina @ Women Direct,
This doll face celebrates her B-Day today!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Meet Vincent.

A New Jersey native of Italian decent, Vincent is a student and lover of anything creative, photography, painting, drawing, even cooking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Wrap-up From MTC

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. We dressed up and had a ball. We spotted some fun costumes...of course none better than ours!!! We brought you the animal kingdom, Hilary Banks of The Fresh Prince,Miami Viceand somevicious pirates. We didn't spot as many Lady Gaga's as suspected, yet stumbled on a few pretty convincing Karl Lagerfelds.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Homebound: Jasmine @ Fusion

Jasmine stopped by MTC Casting to say farewell. Today is her first day back home until next season!! Great work Jasmine, have fun and relax!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

STREET: The Young & The Restless

MTC Street Casted: Amelia, 21; Phillip, 20, Theo, 22

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let's Hear it for the Boys...

Alex Dunstan @ Select

Josh G @ Select

Peter W @ Select

Monday, October 26, 2009

Devine Spot.

Last Thursday night the MTC crew stepped out for drinks and o'deurves and stepped into sacred territory with host Rodney Prince. We migrated east over the bridge to the latest watering hole in Brooklyn ...yes, Brooklyn. The divine spot is appropriately named “Deity”, and chef Cesar Ramirez is serving downtown BK residents a heavenly taste of his fusion cuisine. The space is chic, inviting, and well lit. Located on Atlantic Ave, and surrounded by cute recognizable shops, Deity was once a neighborhood synagogue, now converted into a trendy "supper club". Check it out here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Art Form" by City Magazine

This month gracing the cover of City Magazine is the gorgeous Jasmine Poulton of Fusion Models. The Oct/Nov issue titled "ART FORM" includes an editorial with Jasmine sporting some high fashion designer threads. The cover and spread, "I AM MY OW MAIDEN" is photographed by Johnny Gembitsky, styled by Julie Ragolia, and casting by MTC.

Meet Jr...

We found Junior on his break at H&M. He recently moved here to NY alllll the way from Africa!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jacey @ Select

Jacey of Select London, dropped by with a much shorter do. He tells us we can look forward to seeing him in upcoming projects like H&M, GQ, and Guess.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Dee & Ricky!

Twin designers, Dee & Ricky celebrated their 21st birthday again Friday night @ a cute location on Mott St in Downtown NYC. Our fabulous assistant Cayla was able to attend the fashion filled fiesta and reports that it was, "Bananas"! Everyone in attendance would agree that the twins really out did themselves this year!! Here are some photos from the party!!

From all of us at MTC we wish you guys a Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Check this out if you pass by Milan from now until Oct 24th!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Congrats to CFDA/Vogue Fashion Found finalist

In Vogue this month, photographed by Norman Jean, Sophie Theallet with Chanel Iman and Wayne with Lily Donaldson are two of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Found finalist.

Congratulations to both our clients, we wish you both the best of luck!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From the Street to the Shoot!

We found Ashley, Robbie, and Giovanni while out on the streets scouting real folks for a recent project we were working on. Here are some photos from the shoot!

Thanks guys!!!

It was awesome to work with our client Schindler, also Michele Fleury of ORI (photographed), and co-producer Mau-Mau Studios.
We put together an amazing shoot together!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Absolute Beauty.

Marija came over to see us yesterday! There are no words to describe her beauty, her attitude, her glamour and her aura!
Everything about her is perfection! We love you Marija!! Miss Vujovic is represented by Marilyn NY.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mad Men

Check out our latest Casting titled
"Mad Men" for GQ Magazine

Stylist: Allan Kennedy
Photographer: Toni Torres
Derek@ VNY
Tobias @ VNY
Richard Lima @ Major
Casting: MTC Casting

Thursday, September 24, 2009

NY Fashion Week SS2010 at a glance...

Here's a little recap of a couple of the shows we did this season. Hope you enjoy!!!

...Special thanks to Photographer, Oleg Igorin!
Fashion, beauty and dv photographer

Thursday, September 10, 2009

David DelFin Kicks Off Fashion week

David DelFin
The Fabulous Spanish designer
Gave New York City and the world a taste of his Modern Spanish Chic Bohemian style.
Please stay tuned later tonight for pictures of the show and casting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jillian Lewis SS10

Monday, September 7, 2009

More SS10 PreCasting

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SS10 Pre Casting

It's been a CRAZY week here @ MTC Casting
With hundreds of models from every agency, runway walking through our doors showing us their goods and trying to secure a spot on the catwalk.
Here's a preview we put together for you

Friday, August 28, 2009

Street Cats!

Here are some of the eclectic "street cats" we have been scouting for an upcoming project! We can always count on NYC to deliver the edgy cool kids... love em!

Friday, August 21, 2009

NYFW- To whom it may concern

We will cast for the following shows this season:

Presentation date: Sept. 9th 5-7
Stylist: TBD

David Delfin
Show date: Thursday Sept. 10th
Stylist: Gorka Postigo

Wayne *CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist 2009
Presentation date: Sept. 10th 4-5:30
Stylist: Michelle Cameron

Vivienne Tam
Show date: Sept. 12th
Stylist: Rushka Bergman

Custo Barcelona
Show date: Sept. 13th
Stylist: Bernat Buscato

Sophie Theallet *CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist 2009
Show date: Sept. 14th
Stylist: Giannie Coujie

Monday, August 17, 2009

MORE City!

Also in City this month…Vance and Martin shot by photog Cameron Krone and styled by Julie Ragolia. We spotted Vance in Thompson Square Park enjoying the day and casted Martin in a more traditional way...booked him from DNA!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Meet Paul Duncan. We saw Paul in the street while scouting for a special project and we literally ran after him!
3 weeks later, we are happy to see this beautiful story shot by Alan Clarke and styled by Julie Ragolia in CITY magazine's September issue!

Philly Boys

Dave and George at Red models never stop! Those two are constantly on the go, always ready to provide new sensations for the male modeling industry. They are edgy, they have no boundaries, they are not afraid to bet on the kids, and that's why we like them. Henry and Andrew are both from Philadelphia, 19 YO, and they used to go to the same high school. We like them both and look forward to getting them work!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Rogue is a new luxury menswear line and is shooting their look book this week, photographed by Guy Aroch. We have the lowdown on the models for the shoot! RJ and Zane, both from Wilhelmina, were cast and will be modeling this contemporary cool line. Check out some pics from their portfolios…they will definitely work this Rogue collection!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MTC: A Vintage Moment

I was recently gifted this reel from my friend Carlos at "Paz Media Entertainment". It brought memories back!
Check it out! (Thanks Carlos! Luv it!)

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Superstar Is On The Cover

Congratulations to our friend Julie Ragolia, Fashion Editor @ CITY Magazine. Her chic style has landed her on the cover of the new book “The Sartorialist”, by Scott Schuman. The book is a photo compilation of the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real stylish people, photographed on the city streets. The book hits the shelves August 12th!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We where recently out street scouting in the borough of Brooklyn for and editorial project, searching for real people. Here is a little taste of the BK boys we found.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Check out this baby @ Marilyn Agency, she's 16 years old, cute as button from a Chanel Haute Couture Collection, working her stilettos (although she needs work on her walk, but it shouldn't pose a problem), Lindsey was serving it to my digital "Olympus Stylus 1010" like there's no tomorrow!
Considering getting an option on her? GOOD LUCK! Meisel is demanding to keep her editorial work, "under the radar", so maybe (soon) she'll become one of his iconic almost impossible to get superstars! Will we see Lindsey in Italian and American Vogue soon? What's next, will it be Prada, Gucci, or Calvin? ... We only hope that Lindsey keeps her nice & fresh attitude and not become a *****, which will be tough!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Curtain call for Bryant Park?

Shows for this upcoming season are already grabbing spots. What is there to expect this year, as it is rumored to finally be the last show season at the Tents. Buzz is building around twin designers, Dee and Ricky. With their recent collaborations, will we see them on the schedule this year? Will Marc Jacobs be successful in throwing the ultimate recession-proof after party this fall? Will it be the return of runway shows or will designers opt for the recession-savvy presentations? We can be sure that celebrities will be show-hopping like never before, for this (again) is supposedly the “last” season at Bryant Park, mainly due to complaints from the Park officials. It’s rumored that the shows will be held at the Lincoln Center complex beginning in 2010. However, this year shows will run from September 9th to 17th, 2009. Mark your calendar!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Here it is but a lot is still T.B.D.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


She is fresh, fast & furious! Sidney won't be here for shows this up coming season because of school, but she will be back for the fall winter 2011 collections .. hmmm .. wondering if she will ever make it to walk in Bryant Park!!! Love her!

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Remember The Time" Michael Jackson

This Tuesday, July 7th
The world will pay tribute in the memory of Michael Jackson at The Staple Center in honor of the legacy he leaves behind.
MJ was a master at dance, vocals and stage presence.
Here at MTC Casting we have found he inspired us in many different ways.
From fashion, to the glitter glove, the socks and little cigarette pants.
He also inspired us to share and be charitable with others who need it.

We would love to know in which way he has touched you? ("Not literally" lol)

Thursday, July 2, 2009


T Management is kicking!!! Check it out! The beauty is Milena Cichecka & we are already requesting options for shows! ... won't you?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Milan was a success! The show went well and everything worked out perfectly, thanks in part to the wonderful interns that where recommended to us by Luca Baccelli (responsible of Syle at Marangoni institute): Lia Cohen, Lida Rekoumi, Cynthia Grajales, Nicky Zama, Camilla Sossi, Chrysoula Papazoglou, Timaj Alwan, Cristina Perez-Sala. Grazie mille!!! Siete state fantastiche! One more thanks to Luca Baccelli, who year after year is there for us!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

GoodBye MJ!

As we all prepare our final farewell to the king of pop, MTC Casting Inc would like to take this opportunity to express our love for Michael Jackson. He was a Musical inspiration that touched all of our hearts on the dancefloor from generation to generation. We know your BAD, you gave us a Thriller, and inspired us to DON’T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH, Goodbye MJ, till we’ll meet again on the Dancefloor!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.
Location: Chiesa sconsacrata di San Paolo Converso. Milan, Italy.

Collection Inspiration: An urban dreamer captures the mood of John Varvatos’ spring/summer 2010 collection. His wardrobe seamlessly unifies the ultra modern with elements from the past.

Show Music Playlist
- Pinball Wizard / The Who
- Buena Vista / Gomez
- Snakecharming the Masses / The Stills
- Bring your loving back / Gomez
- In the meantime / Spacehog

Images speak for themselves …


6:30AM call time! 11 models on time, the rest of them are arriving little by little … everyone is tired, a few models are hangover, a few didn’t sleep at all! Straight from the scenes of fashionable Milan …
8:15 - Lyle, Baptiste, Cole and Lenz are M.I.A! Nowhere to be found … They don’t answer their cell phones (including some of their agents) and I'm texting their agents in NYC … Dave at Red is up & running at 2:30AM NY time (God bless him for that!) but Lyle is still M.I.A. Last to arrive is Baptiste at 8:45, right on time for rehearsals (maldito!). He apologizes, his 6 alarms didn’t do the trick. It’s all good! We are all in the house and ready to go!

Stephan from “nine daughters and a stereo” in Colon is dethroning Lyle from opening last season. Lyle is closing and opening the finale.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Day 6! Endless hours, lot of waiting around, models in and out the door and the clothes, delay, phone calls, options, pictures, confirmations, cancellations, fittings & re-fittings, call-backs ... Who will open the show?

Friday, June 19, 2009


Closing out this week for our Milan castings is
Nine Daughters And A Stereo Agency
here are the pre-selected boys

Thursday, June 18, 2009


These are the pre-selected guys for our Milan castings, from the new agency I LOVE Model Management.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Here are the pre-selected men from Fashion Models, for our castings in Milan

Monday, June 15, 2009


This week we will be supplying you with the best that the men's agencies in Milan have to offer.
Below is our pre-selection from Elite Milan Men's division for our June 18th casting of JV SS10

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Liam Wade, our main-guy for the campaign of “Converse by John Varvatos” Fall Winter 08-09 shot by Ryan Mc Ginley, is in the States “for a minute” he told us!
Liam, represented Worldwide by Select in London, lives between N.Y. and L.A. where he is recording with Courtney Love’s new (old) band “Hole”.
Formed in L.A. in 1989 and disbanded in 2002, Courtney is back & dragged Liam from England as a guitarist of the group.
Look forward to see him on stage!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

+ 39.02 ... MILAN CALLING!

We’re heading to Milan for the men’s Runway shows, June 20th to 24th, and we’re already starting to receive model comp card packages ... Exciting!

Future, Why Not and 2morrow men are the first packages to be arrive.

The news:

It’s a sad day at Beatrice Model Management, as the “Back Bone” of the company Patrizia Wassermann has announced her departure and the birth of a new agency, ”I LOVE MODELS MANAGEMENT”. We can’t wait to see the guys they will rep.

We hear that after a nervous break down last season (that personally put us through hell), Ash @ Why Not is back! Last season is old news, we love Ash and wish him the best, and hope that he keeps it together this season! We know how tough this industry can be, especially for a kid his age.

ALSO: Ethan previously @ Beatrice, has switched agency and is now represented by Future. Finally, Michael T (who we booked directly from Success Models in Paris last season) is now with Why Not, which is a good catch for them!

We look forward to see Lukas K, Francisco L, Alban, Mark, Rob M, Gordie, Fletcher, Andreas C, Viggo J … and many more!

Monday, June 1, 2009

... Going alternative anyone?

Kenny Wayne is the new find of Red Models. Definitely alternative, interesting, with a nice vibe & a natural cool, Kenny is a rough diamonds. Now is up the management …
He needs directions, but the kid has big potential to break in the industry. Milan & Paris will love him!

Height: 6’2” | Hair: Brown | Eyes: Hazel | Suit: 38L | Shoe: 10.5

Friday, May 29, 2009

City Magazine Goes Wild in the Country

These are the selected models for City Magazine editorial spread.
Photographer: Zach Gold (www.zachgold.com)
Stylist: Julie Ragolia (www.julieregolia.com)

Dan Felton @ Red Models - Height 6'2", Eyes Blue, Hair Blond
Jordan Felton @ Fusion - Height 6'2", Eyes Blue, Hair Blond
Seth @ Ford - Height 6'1", Eyes Blue Gray, Hair Brown

Thursday, May 28, 2009

CFDA going Idol

Yesterday the COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA (CFDA) announced the new award for the upcoming fabulous "Fashion Awards": The "POPULAR VOTE AWARD"!

Sponsored by L'Oréal Paris, for the first time in the History of Fashion, the public will be able to vote for their favorite American Designers through the web: http://www.wwd.com/popular-vote.

The winner will be Awarded on June 15th 2009 at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

It's a great and wonderful idea! Let's give to "el Pueblo" (que unido jamas sera' vencido) the option of election! Why not?

This really means the World is changing! In recent election we had our first Black-American President elected in the USA who also recently nominated Sonia "from le Block" as the fist Latina on the Supreme Court (about time!). Now the general public is voting for Fashion Awards! If we can just fix the damn economy, we will be alright!

We’ll hold our breath to find out who will get the prize!!!
& BTW, YES! You bet we’re going to vote!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Casting GQ

These are the models we choose for an upcoming GQ editorial.
Photographer: Toni Torres
Stylist: Allan Kennedy

Derek @ VNY - Height 6'2", Suit 40L, Eyes Hazel, Hair Brown
Tobias @ VNY - Height 6'1", Suit 40L, Eyes Brown, Hair Dk Brown
Richard @ Major - Height 6'1", Suit 40, Eyes Brown, Hair Salt & Pepper

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jasmine is Blooming

Introducing the lovely doll faced beauty Jasmine Poulton @ Fusion Models.
H:5'10, B:32, W:24, H:34, Blond locks with blue eyes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Secrets Revealed"

We recently had a chance to sit down with Lenz @ VNY.
The young, charismatic model had this to share:

Click Here To View Video

Thursday, May 7, 2009


As if the swine flu hasn’t effected our lives enough, the CDC just slapped all fashionistas in the face with a recent statement – they have banned the beloved Double Air- Kiss. Apparently our European inspired greeting is a cataclysmic hotbed of germs. Rather than mourn this loss, shady industry bitches are loving the new attitude filled, but virus-free salutations. The sartorially inclined Simon Doonan told WWD “ It’s all about the Obama fist bump now, followed by a lot of hand washing.” Whether your emulating Mr. O, or using the flu hysteria as a excuse to be rude, we can all agree to air on the side of caution and say ADIOS to our chic salutation. . .at least, for now. . .TBD

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Model As Muse

Last night the glitterati donned fashion’s most powerful labels and flocked to The Costume Institute’s ‘Model as Muse’ Gala to pay homage to whom else, but those that transform clothing to creation -- The Model. Honorary chair of the event, Marc Jacobs eloquently summed the impact of models on the industry when he spoke to WWD, “The idea of muses or model, whether it is someone you know or someone you have seen in an image, someone of your imagination or a creature of your own invention, is important to every designer and every collection.” What were once deemed brainless beauties are now celebrated as muse, inspiration, and oftentimes, celebrity. This illustrious status can be attributed to the Father of Couture, Charles Frederic Worth, who is considered responsible for the creation of the “model” as we know her today. She works 16 hour days, teetering in 5 inch heels, contorting herself at the photographers whim, all the while maintaining a stunning façade. It is her that young girls idolize, to whom designers turn when seeking inspiration, and that bring fashion to life. She is style, she is muse, she is model -- and we at MTC Casting are thrilled to discover her on the street.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Boys, Boys, Boys

Here are a few of the boys that came in for a go-see for an upcoming spread we are working on....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Michelle Obama 's Designer DuJour

Our dear friend, Brooklyn based French designer Sophie Theallet, has whipped up such tasty designs that Michelle Obama has made Sophie her designer Du Jour. In a beautiful all-American beribboned shirtdress, the stylish First Lady unveiled a sculpture honoring abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Sojourner Truth. Sophie discovered her boon by accident today after taking a break from sewing and turning on the news to discover her art on the president's lovely wife. “It was the best gift—it blew my mind!” Théallet says. “I am really proud—it’s the first word that comes to me. I love the way she is, the way she talks…and she looks happy in that dress.” Sophie, who is known for her well crafted, luxurious designs is also known for displaying her runway collections on truly ethnic women.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ladies Night!

Maureen Cahill of MAU*MAU STUDIOS, and Julie Crisman hosts an evening of Cocktails and Conversation.

Monday, April 20, 2009


This past Friday MAU-MAU STUDIOS was the place to be seen, as a major collaboration of talented artist got under way.
MTC Casting was proud to participate along with a bevy of Photographers, Stylists, Models, real people and production crew to shoot a short film.
The piece was inspired by the works of David McCabe, circa 1964 and 1965.

Mau-Mau Studios, and Fatkings Films spearheaded the project, and was shot under the careful eagle eye direction of Mhedi Zollo
Below is a teaser of what’s to come, Stay tuned for the full project.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Today we had the pleasure to meet Dimitri, a blond kid from Belgium.
It's always a pleasure to see a face like this! 20 year old Dimitri is
with NYM ... ask for David Ralph!

Get a Better Look @ me

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BARNEY'S NEW YORK, A Thing of the Past?

Close sources to me have revealed that there’s a firing frenzy going down at the ultra posh Madison Avenue location, and that sales have come to a screeching halt. This isn’t Barney's first time around at the chopping block, which in 1996 filed chapter 11, to protect itself from it's creditors. Amidst rumors that the mega fashion emporium is in financial woes, todays comes an announcement that its parent company, Dubai based Istithmar, will pour a staggering 25 million dollars to help the now almost defunct retailer. Industry insiders are speculating that this latest attempt by the Dubai government owned Istithmar is just too little too late. It’s going to be a sad situation for all those New Yorkers who have loyally turned to this designer retail institution for their kicks, to one day turn the corner and see the doors @ 660 Madison Avenue with its famous red awnings no longer open.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lovely Mona

Today we met the lovely Mona, she is with Muse Models.
She has a beautiful personality, charming character, and her voice sounds just like Marilyn. She’s 5’10.5, B-33, W-24, H-35, S-8 with Dark Brown Hair and Green Eyes.

Get a Better Look @ me

Monday, April 13, 2009

On The Skin

My dear friend and talented photographer, Gigi Stoll, will present her latest art exhibit titled, “On The Skin” this Thurs @ a private viewing

Gigi Stoll, who is well known for her artistic nude photography, has also photographed such notable personalities like Carine Roitfeld, Cecilia Dean, Catherine Deneuve, Zac Posen and many more. Her work has been feature on V Mag, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, GQ Japan, Visionarie, and Paper Mag to name a few. She is no stranger to the camera, her career started many years ago in front of the lens, being photographed as a model. The San Antonio born beauty was scouted at a very young age by a Parisian modeling agency, and the rest is history. Her natural ability to capture the art of the human anatomy, meshed with a fashion forward edge, has made a very distinctive impact in the art scene.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


There is a lot of talk and scrutiny lately on models, actors, singers / “designers.”
We happen to notice that models in specific are given much criticism for daring to venture their little brains and fantastic bodies out into other fields like fashion design. Who’s to say that they can’t become “designers” … or for that matter, anything else in a creative field such as Stylist, Make Up Artist, or Photographers? … After all, models are around clothing and creativity as much as anyone else in this industry. They understand fit and what makes a woman feel great. So wouldn’t a model turned designer be a natural progression? … Or would the opposite be a better option?
we applaud those who have crossed over like, Kate Moss, Rebecca Romijn, Irina Lazareanu, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, and of course Ms Banks!

Introducing Renata

Take a look at 18-year-old Renata! This half Brazilian and half Japanese beauty is represented by One Model Management.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Street Casting

Check out this hot boy who we recently scouted for our street casting.
James Tyler White is 6’, with gorgeous brown eyes, a slim modelesque body, and an outgoing personality that will win the devil over!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jenny Re-loaded

Jenny Sweeney recently switched to Next Models. This fun cute brunette was recently featured on the cover of Italian Vogue. It is always a pleasure to see beautiful and professional girls like Jenny come through the door!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

No Boy Toy Here

Meet Romulo @ Wilhelmina Men. Remember this hot Brazilian? He was booked as part of the infamous W Magazine spread with Madonna. He tell us it was a pleasure to work with her.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tyra Who? … Loca Please!

The Drag Race is OvA on RuPauls new hit show, “Drag race”. With all the tired shows on the main networks, we have to applaud Ru for bringing such an underground fierce production to the small screen, elevating the world of drag subculture to a whole new level.

Breaking it down:

BeBe Camarooooooooon snatched the Crown from the Ferocious Nina Flowers. The great opinionated Chanel became the cause of her own demise, and Rebecca ended up looking pretty… but not enough!

LOCA PLEASE America voted for you ... and so did we! We love you Ms Flowers!

Ru we wish you the best of luck on your second season, CAN’T WAIT!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Look what came across the Pond

Meet Tom Guinness from Select London. This English lad stands 6'2.5", has gorgeous baby blues and cheek bones that could cut glass.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Downtown L.A Fashion Week

Today we are giving you a 3 part blog on what L.A gave us!

We are back from our trip to Los Angeles and so excited that spring is now here!
Casting for the DLAFW was just as expected: the models for the show were exclusively from L.A Models, as a contribution to benefit the MOCA. We saw at least 100 girls, all were beautiful (predictable in LA) but 90% of them could not walk if their life depended on it. I would think that with all the sidewalks in L.A these girls would get out of their little hybrids and start practicing. Thank GOD for the other 10% whom we cast for the show!

The MOCA location is EVERYTHING! Before this event I had no idea that this place existed. Wow- Leanna Lewis did an amazing job at producing the show, which would rival those of NYFW. The real A-List ladies of L.A such as Marisa Tomei, Kelly Lynch, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, Janice Dickinson, Nicki Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Zoe Saldana, and Bai Ling to name a few, didn’t think twice about putting on the ritz, especially to be seen by the paparazzi on the red carpet (actually the event decide to do a black carpet?). My goodness there was fabulous drag queens, downtown street dancers, the amazing D.J Mark Lewis, a wicked FIERCE presentation by L.A based designer LOUIE VERDAD and photographer August Bradley, the fabulous DECADES 20th Century Glamour Fashion Show, and an after party all at the same event.
I had a blast! I want to thank all those who helped Leanna with their participated efforts to make this incredible art event benefiting the amazing MOCA come true! This is a new beginning for L.A. Special thanks to Leanna Lewis and her lovely crew, Jason Townsend, Petra Flannery and her assistant Marco Milani, Mark Lewis, Cameron Silver and all those wonderful people @ DECADES!

Later in true downtown L.A style, we headed over to the very “eastside art scene” club Bee’z Wax. Let me tell you the only place in L.A where people know how to walk the runway is here on this dance floor. Right around 1 am when the DL gay gangsters have had the right amount of liquor, they break out into an Xtravaganza’s VOGUE, and turn the club into a house ball, I loved it!

Here are pictures from a night of 20th Century L.A Glamour

Monday, March 16, 2009


Last night we attended a fabulous birthday party for A-list party promoter Damon @ the ultra chic night club TEDDY’S inside the glorious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The crowd was jamming to the Fresh music of Lady D.J. The Fabulous KELIS (who is being photographed by our dear friends, powerhouse photographer couple Roger Innes and Pieter Henket) made a special appearance to show off her latest accessory, a five-month pregnancy bump along with a short sexy stretch dress and leather boots. I had a chance to talk to her and she told me she would be dropping her new album this May. Also enjoying the party were songstress Appolonia who had her cocktail spilled into her beautiful bosom by actor Abel Soto, Madonna's ex boy-toy turned actor/model and now designer Tony Ward, hair stylist to the stars Jose Cantu and Mama MakeUp Joanne Gaire, P Diddy’s first man Mr. Bentley, the gorgeous Wendell @ Red Models, the fabulous Stylist Atiba Newsome, Lady Gaga’s Publicist Leah Landon, and many more celebrity whores.
Later we headed down to the very thuggish “Ballin” inside Fubar in West Hollywood to Indulge in male wickedness hosted by our friend and L.A nightlife advocate Hector Extravaganza. D.J Ben was spinning the hot tracks that made the designer labels slip right off our backs.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

LALA Land Bound!

We are off to LA! Downtown LA Fashion Week begins Friday and we will be casting for the show at the Geffen Contemporary in the MOCA. The event, produced by Leanna Lewis (who is married to the legendary DJ Mark Lewis...We love him!!) will not only celebrate fashion, but the proceeds benefit the MOCA. To kick off the event, Louis Verdad will show the Louver Collection, a series of dramatic installations photographed by August Bradley. The main event is a runway show in association with Los Angeles Magazine, presented by vintage aficionado Cameron Silver of Decades and hosted by actress, Rachel Griffith. Stylist, Sara Davenport will be behind the gorgeous looks as well as makeup by Christopher Del Castillo at MAC and Jonathan on hair. Models will show off gowns from top designers of the 20th century because we all know vintage couture and Hollywood mix better than martinis!

Bring on the hot weather and even hotter models!

(if you are in the LA area you can order tickets by going to: www.downtownlafashionweek.com)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

LA Fashion Week...Is Anybody Going??

LA fashion week is just around the corner yet forever lost in the wake of the better-known fashion circuit of NY, London, Milan & Paris. With an economy as large as California, (according to the World Fact Book published by the CIA, if California were an independent state it would be the 10th largest economy in the world…and that’s is the lesson for today class!) how can it be that a place with so much wealth and commerce cannot get the rest of the world to notice and support its designers? These thoughts were solidified last season when Smashbox and IMG severed their fashion week partnership, Smashbox reps saying, “Nothing against [IMG], but I think that New York is their big focus and it’s difficult with everything they have going on all over the world. It would be hard for them to do L.A. on the level they do New York.”

When the rest of the country thinks of LA fashion, is all that comes to mind ripped jeans, flip flops, and bedazzled terry cloth playsuits? This could this be due to the closely intertwined entertainment industry overshadowing the fashion industry. There seems to be more attention on award show fashion coming from California.

There is the exception, like Richard Tyler, who was a fashion god in LA until he “sold out” to New York and corporate sponsorship (can LA catch a break!?) However, after taking a second look we discovered the caliber of designers like Tadashi, Louis Verdad and Eduardo Lucero is similar to designers showing in New York, yet they hardly get the attention they deserve. There seems to be so much potential to sell in California markets, maybe we should all start paying attention!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Tease

This weekend was so nice, and with weather warming up all over the country, it was a pleasant tease of what’s to come. However, New Yorkers demonstrated spring fever symptoms differently. In a land where we are forced to endure horrible weather in designer clothes and uncomfortably awesome shoes, a weekend like this was an opportunity for us to let it all hang out.
People flooded the streets, restaurants open their doors, and patio diners welcomed the fresh spring air. The warm weather was a catalyst to jumpstart the economic downturn as I saw many people actually SHOPPING! Heavy coats come off and the streets become a proverbial catwalk of the latest spring wear, although in Chelsea it felt like Gay Pride with all the boys running around in their tank tops and daisy dukes.
I didn’t mind waiting outside for a table at Bubby’s in Tribeca on Sunday. Sipping my delicious bloody Mary, I enjoyed watching all the haute looking people brunching (including Tyra Banks and Joshua Jackson). I hope the weather stays this nice and New Yorkers can come out of hibernation for good!

UPDATE (it’s Monday Morning and it’s cold/rainy AGAIN!)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Peter Hidalgo: Refined

Peter Hidalgo makes a comeback back this season with a modern spin on a tailored vintage look in his Fall 09 collection. The talented designer presented his collection in Marion Greenberg's 57th Street Showroom. The stark and beautiful space was a stunning backdrop for the even more stunning collection from Peter Hidalgo.
Dominican Republic born, Hidalgo was the former design director of Miguel Adrover and launched his own label in 2006. His fall collection celebrates the hourglass figure of a woman, while being unforgivingly body contoured. In perhaps the cleverest interpretation of this seasons Recessionista chic; Peter created entire garments intricately patch-worked from beautiful fabric swatches sent to him by the Italian mills. Clever!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Golden Age

Yesterday, I called my dear friend, super model Esther Cañadas to wish her a happy birthday. The gracefully aging beauty who once walked for Gucci, Chanel, McQueen, Valentino, YSL and so on, has turned in her catwalk pumps and is now soaking up the good life in Madrid.
Funny thing is, I let her know that later that evening I would be attending a DKNY Men’s fragrance party at the Rivington Hotel in honor of her ex-husband the male Giselle, Mark Vanderloo. The party was very chic thanks to PR guru Deborah Hughes. As we sipped cocktails and took in the city views at the penthouse, I couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous Eric Mabius, and Blake Lively, among party-goers.
Later, I jetted up to the Bourgeois Pig to celebrate the coming of age of another dear friend, Lilly Chu of Yard. She was surrounded by her charming friends and family, making the party very intimate and celebratory! HAPPY B-Day EVERYBODY!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

All About Eliza

Eliza @ Select is MTC Casting’s face of the season. The fierce “It” model arrived in NYC direct from London this past Fashion Week serving top model on the catwalk; we were very excited to work with her! She opened Custo Barcelona and followed Chanel Iman in Akiko Ogawa. Eliza will also be gracing the cover of Italian Vogue next month!

Why we love her: Eliza possesses a badass rocker underground appeal, which translates well with trends on the runway. Aside from her beauty, she is a total professional and a pleasure to work with. We hope to see her back in the states soon!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Illusions of Grandeur

Looking at the collections in New York, London, and now Milan, we have been marveling at all the beautiful clothing. However, I can’t help but think, who is going to wear this? Not because it is outlandish or over the top, but simply because it is too expensive.

This weekend, I had a chance to visit a few boutiques and noticed what a ghost town the designer shops have become (Yet I can barely stomach waiting in the Barney’s warehouse sale line) As shop stylist are being laid off all over, it seems as though designers have not been halted or inspired by the times. Who can afford a 20K jacket right now? (who can even afford a 1K one at that?) Where is the wearable, more affordable clothing that is going to let retailers bounce back?

Being in this industry, I love high fashion, but in order for all of us to keep doing what we love, we will all have to make adjustments and adhere to what the customer is going to buy. This may be the time to de-throne the Balenciaga’s and Dolce’s (who are still sending 30K dollar dresses down the runway, who my inside sources tell me do not even sell at Barneys) and make way for smaller, more business-minded designers who have a better sense of reality.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bohemian Luxe!

Over-the-top designer Custo Barcelona was resisting recession sending luxurious gypsy chic-like designs down the runway this F/W season! Backstage at the Promenade was a modelizers heaven with a bevy of gorgeous gals and hot boys ready to parade the eccentric garments. Renowned models such as Ikeleine, Erin, and newcomer Tao all walked in the smooth running show. It was a bittersweet end to our fashion week at MTC! Styling by Bernat Buscato.

Julian Louie's Sophomore Collection

Our sister company, Mau-Mau Studios, produced the Julian Louie F/W09 show on Thursday at Drive-In Studios. Below is the finally run through!

Sophie Theallet Gets Personal About Casting

Sophie Theallet With A Navajo Edge!

Sophie Theallet brought her French sass and feminine ways to fashion week this season while impressing show-goers and fashionistas alike with her collection, inspired by Native Americans and a dream she once had. The models, clad in silk and velvet, rich colored dresses, wore moccasin inspired boots and dramatically sauntered down the runway. In attendance was Kanye West, along with all the important editors (Carine Roitfeld, Andre Leon Talley), journalist (Suzy Menkes), buyers, etc! The casting for the show was very intensive in order to find the right look. The end result was a diverse, feminine, sultry group. Jay @ Code closed the show with a dramatic performance that gave us chills!

Eliza Backstage at Akiko Ogawa

Akiko Ogawa Gets Personal About Casting!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Akiko Ogawa ROCKS Bryant Park!

The Akiko Ogawa show rocked the Bryant Park tents last night. The stunning runway diva Chanel Iman opened and closed the co-ed show, where the lineup was carefully selected and full of feminine, youthful women and androgynous men. The designs are very downtown chic with a modern rock & roll edge. The collection included gorgeous woven and ombre-dyed jackets with a jagged cut out asymmetrical design at the bottom. There were satin jodfers matched with 7” platform leather belted boots with mirrored heels and topped off with a high waisted darted and well-tailored blouse. The styling was outstanding thanks to the brilliant Patti Wilson. Also the make up and hair were beyond chic thanks to Peter Grey and Kabuki. The gracious designer, Akiko Ogawa, was all smiles throughout the show (and so were we thanks to no model drama!).

Marc Bouwer Glams It Up For F/W09!

Marc Bouwer uses technology to showcase his glamorous collection with a virtual show online. The shoot took place Friday February 13 @ his lofty penthouse studio in Chelsea. With short notice from our sister company Mau Mau Studios (who Produced the show) we were signed on to find the glamazon who would bring Marc's collection to life. When Monique @ Muse walked through the doors for a go see, she sashayed down the runway in Marc’s gowns and we knew right then and there that she was the perfect girl! The collection is full of 1940’s glamour, taffeta, ruffles, warm hues and a saucy hint of bright neon’s (like the ultra cute pink with iridescent blue faux fur matched with a blue plunging neckline cocktail dress). The designer is a master at sheering and draping. Slipping into any of Marc's dresses will have you ready for the Red carpet and feeling FABULOUS!
The collection can be viewed @ marcbouwer.com
Production by Maureen Cahill contact: maureen@mau-maustudios.com

Bryant Park is Valentine to NYC Fashionistas

This Valentines Day, forget the chocolate's, NYC fashionistas attend the Bryant Park tents, as the 2nd day of fashion week sends more amazing trends down the runways. Eric Kim, designer of Monarchy, has always focused on the construction of his garments and gets much of his inspiration from architecture. As I watched his Fall 09 collection come down the runway, it was apparent how much time went into these detailed and structured garments. Monarchy’s collection had equestrian and military inspiration. There were a few edgy pieces including the leather jackets, which had an immense amount of zipper detailing and asymmetrical lines. Eric also included some fantastic capes, which had beautiful draping that were just gliding off the model’s bodies. The guys were fully equipped with their riding boots and well-tailored military jackets. And as for Eric Kim, he was relaxed and ready to deliver his collection to NYC!

Friday, February 13, 2009


David Delfin Fashion Show

Eyebeam was the place to be today as this first day of fashion week kicks off. David DelFin from Madrid premiered his Fall 09 collection today in Chelsea and it was a hit. He really nailed his collection down to every detail. He played with fabrics and textures and each look was completed with Doc Martins for the men and Loubatin’s for the ladies. The collection was filled with different hues of black and white and some pieces wit a pop of red. David was very innovative and is definitely a designer to keep your eyes on. Some statement pieces were see through stripe leggings, pants and a pencil skirt. He also glammed it up with a men’s sequin blazer and a gorgeous black sequin evening dress during the finale. All of David’s’ hard work really paid off because he had an amazing collection and this was truly the right way to kick off fashion week. And of course lets not forget the Fabulous lineUp of gorgeous moddels thanks to MTC!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fashion Week Starts a Day Early!

Jillian Lewis debuted her fall ‘09 collection today at the Tela Design Studio. Most of the models showed up on time, but no thanks to Calvin Klein holding girls hostage @ his casting, an hour until the presentation we were still chasing down 2 girls (who later were grabbed by their hair and were rushed through hair and makeup!) The Tela Design studio was the perfect space for an intimate viewing of Jillian’s collection. Guests sipped mimosas, chowed on cucumber sandwiches and brownies while mingling around the industrial themed presentation. The one stand out piece of the collection was a black pleated coat with Victorian detail, FABULOUS! And just like the rest of the clothes that Jillian designs, it was impeccably made. Kudos to Jillan, what a great start to Fall Fashion Week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hola Soy David DelFin

David DelFin at MTC Casting shares his experience casting for his Fall 09 show.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Reality Bites (NYC)!

Move over, Reality show designer is about get her piece of the pie!
We just signed on to do the casting for the Jillian Lewis
presentation(you know the only gal on season 4 of Project Runway with a real future in fashion). I’ve got to say that I love the way this young designer has handled the attention brought forth by the show, while many of the previous contestants fell off the face of the planet or are
using their 15min of fame to sell it till it stinks. Jillian strikes me
as a well rounded, educated designer who’s objective is to deliver
beautifully woven knits and well constructed garments that make a woman
feel gorgeous!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Elite has a Shindig at Saks

Amidst all the hard work to get ready for Fashion Week, people are taking time out of their busy schedules to celebrate and promote keeping New York fashion fabulous! The other night, I attended the Elite and Saks Fifth Avenue party for Rag and Bone and Vena Cava at the flagship Saks on 5th. It was a fun, “sceney” event filled with models, agents, designers, etc. The space was hardly big enough for everyone, although the music was great (Stephanie stepped off the runway for a minute to show of her talents on the turntables and rocked the house with fresh grooves) and the drinks poured freely (minus running out of Grey Goose replaced with white wine). Mingling with everyone, I barely recognized Coco Rocha with her new red tresses. LOVED IT! All in all, it was an enjoyable time and a good start to the F/W fashion season.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gorgeous People / Front of the Line Please!

As hordes of beauties rampage through the doors strutting their stuff trying to claim their stake on the runway, we couldn’t help but notice this extremely gorgeous pair

This 16y/o sultry Caribbean princess is
Selina @ One

This 18 y/o Bronze Brazilian
Is Taigo @ NYM

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


With the economy crisis, everyone is effected, especially the multi-billion dollar fashion industry (including a designer friend of ours who had the shaggy carpet of investors pulled out from under him and had to cancel his show). With Fashion Week just around the corner, many prominent designers are cutting back on expenses and presenting in alternate spaces. Venues at the Bryant
tents cost between $25,000 and $50,000, plus there is the cost of models, invitations, show producers, etc. Renowned designers Betsey Johnson, Donna Karen, and Vera Wang opted to forgo their lavish runway productions at Bryant Park this season. Marc Jacobs cut his show guest list by nearly half and cancelled his fabulous Fashion Week after-party.

While most are slashing their budgets, young talent this season may reap the benefits. Retailers will be hunting for new and fresh styles that have the potential to bring customers back into stores!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Color Me Custo

We are thrilled to be casting again for Custo Barcelona!! The Spanish label was created in the 1980s after brothers Custo and David Dalmau, went on a round-the-world motorcycle trip and came back impressed by the Califonia lifestyle. Influenced by the “psychedelic surf wear” the collection is infused with bright colors and unique illustrations. Custo Barcelona truly stands out with an individual voice that has yet to be equaled.

February 19, 2009
7 PM @ Bryant Park

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Llegaron "Los Delfines"

We are very happy to say that we are casting for the David Delfin runway show for F/W 09. The Spanish fashion house is invading NYC with its underground armada like iconic model Eleonora Bose, photographer Gorka Postigo, and sound specialist Diego Postigo. The surrealist David Delfin with his sinister yet polished designs, will show his interpretation of fashion for the first time in NYC this season. With his androgynous, deconstructed apparel, he also displays powerful messages through blurring the lines of fashion and art.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sophie Theallet

I am very excited to announce that we will be casting for Sophie Theallet’s F/W09 runway. I had the pleasure of meeting the talented, charismatic designer, who for 10 years worked as first assistant to the Godfather of design, Azzedine Alaia. After visiting her studio and viewing her collection up close, I can only tell you that it is beautiful, refined, and distinctive, mirroring the designer herself. With a front row of major fashion players, this is definitely a show not to be missed.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fabulous City?

So many things have been said about the MTV show, “The City” since the Hills spin-off arrived in its mini skirt and Jimmy Choos to the JFK airport. Wasn’t Whitney the girl on the Hills who wanted to keep her life private and actually be taken seriously in the Fashion Industry? Well, it seems she has traded her name for a chance at 15 minute of NY stardom.
When I think of Whitney and fashion, the only thing that comes to mind is _____? Shows like these are exposing the fashion industry in distorted ways while making NYC seem like one big Meat Packing District where everyone effortlessly lives in high rises, wears high heels, and works in high-end fashion! Dream on!...DVF...WHY?


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