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FashionCopious.com Beta

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I'm happy to share with you the new FashionCopious.com. Let's talk a little about it.

First, I've put the beta label on it because:


1- We're still making sure everything is working right.
2- We're still building up the content.

I love to have you try it out, and use the Contact page to report any issues, comments, or suggestions.

The Site
The new site is a long term view, recognizing it'll take us some time to reach our aim. But we had to start somewhere, and building the foundation was step No.1.

The concept of the new site:


- Continue to focus-on and promote the high end of the fashion and modeling industry.
- Give access to modeling agencies to share with the industry their models & news updates.
- Give readers and professionals a way to discover new models, learn their news, as well as, for members, the ability to save/bookmark blog posts, models, & agencies, to a Favorites section, for easy future access.


Three items make up the new site; and I like to go into them a bit:


The Blog
Our goal is to bring and integrate the blog into the site directly, but for now we're keeping things on TypePad. The decision was based on prioritising resources. That being said, we did build an interface on the new site where you can get a quick glance at what's been posted on TypePad. And as a member you can also take advantage of using the Bookmark feature to save the posts you like, so you can access them at a future date.

Our next step with the blog is to transfer things to, and use Wordpress. (If you're an expert in Wordpress I love to talk to you,  email here).

Model Discovery
My goal here was to gather in one place the newest and best faces entering the industry. So instead of having to visit individual agency websites to see who's new, you can come to Fashion Copious to see all of them in one place. (And with our upcoming advanced search feature, you can narrow your search down to specific type of girl and or location.) We're doing a lot of the initial work our selves, of adding agencies and models, but the site is built around giving agencies direct access to create and share their models and news updates.

Models News Updates
In addition to agencies ability to share their models, they can also share news about their agency and models, through our Announcement section. I understand each agency have their own blog to do so, but the truth comes down to volume of readers. I think Fashion Copious can help with that.


To summarize the new site's intention, it is to spotlight agencies and models. And on the other side of the coin to help industry pros discover and stay up to date on them.

Quality of information
As many know, i'm super anal about model information. At the moment, in model profiles, many details might be missing, but as with Wikipedia I think this is where crowd-sourcing is invaluable. So we're next building a quick form for readers to submit correct or missing information about the models. Meanwhile you can use the Contact form to do so, and that would be of great assistance to us, and much appreciated.

That's all I have at the moment. But I want to take the opportunity to thank you in advance, and for being a reader of the site. Of course we love you to share it, or for media outlets to write about it. I'm happy to answer any questions, and can be reached at john@fashionCopious.com

Covers

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- GQ Style China F.W 14.15 Arran Turton-Phillips
- Numéro China November 2014 Meghan Collison by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello

Ellen DeGeneres Turns Designer

Ellen DeGeneres Vogue

Vogue.com:


All these concepts are channeled into the collections that will start modestly enough with a capsule holiday line, then build up to a sprawling portfolio that includes everything from cheerful ceramic plates to playful stationery to rugs, bedding, garden tools, and candles. There will be accessibly priced men’s and women’s clothing that reflects Ellen’s enduringly classic, collegiate style (leavened with dresses that suggest Portia’s understated, feminine sensibility). All will be sold through the E.D. Web site (launching in spring 2015), retail partners (still to be named), and pop-up shops. Ellen’s strategy may not be novel—this is the era of Aerin, Martha, Blake, Gwyneth, after all—but her endgame is ambitious. She envisions nothing less than global brand domination, to reposition herself as the design icon of elevated-lifestyle taste. “When I someday decide to stop doing the show,” she has said, “my entire focus is going to be design.”

Olivier Shaved

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Style.com: Slideshow: A London Dinner for “System” Magazine’s Latest Issue


System’s new issue features a 100-page portfolio by Juergen Teller of the four cover stars Lara Stone, Stella Tennant, Liya Kebede, and Saskia de Brauw. Perfumer Daniela Andrier at Givaudan created a special scent for each of them, which was infused into the paper band that wrapped each issue. Tennant, posed in men’s briefs, expressed some concern that people might think her fragrance was Teller’s jockey shorts. No worries—it smells more like the paper of the magazine. Stone’s, on the other hand, has a nubile, candy-ish aroma—a cliché maybe, but truly the scent of a blond bombshell.

Photo Diary

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Harper's Bazaar: Behind The Scenes At Alexander Wang X H&M

Marion Cotillard for Dior 'Lady Dior' Bag F.W 14.15 Campaign by Craig McDean

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Marion Cotillard for Dior 'Lady Dior' Bag F.W 14.15 Campaign by Craig McDean

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Bette Franke by Tob Knott for Vogue Spain November 2014 [Editorial]

Bette Franke by Tob Knott for Vogue Spain November 2014

Vogue Spain November 2014
Photographer: Tob Knott
Stylist: Sara Fernandez
Hair: Adam Szabo
Makeup: Marie Duhart
Nails: Huberte Cesarion
Model: Bette Franke

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Refinery29: Style Stalking [Books]

Refinery29 Style Stalking

Fashionista: Refinery29’s Founders on Their New Book and Having Fun With Fashion



If you've ever tried to DIY your own Yasmin Sewell look or assemble a crop-top ensemble worthy of Shiona Turini, you're probably in the target audience for Refinery29's new street-style-inspired book, Style Stalking. The coffee-table tome, out today, features all your favorite street-style stars showing off their most snap-worthy looks. Christene Barberich, Refinery29's editor-in-chief, and Piera Gelardi, the site's executive creative director —  the book's co-authors — sat down for a chat, in a manner of speaking: The jet-setting Barberich was at the airport en route back from a fashion week, while Gelardi, who logs plenty of miles on her own, was in New York, recovering from the previous night's Alex Wang x H&M spectacular.


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Grace Hartzel by Maripol for Document A.W 2014 [Editorial]

Grace Hartzel by Maripol for Document A.W 2014

Document A.W 2014
Photographer: Maripol
Stylist: Ronald Burton III
Models: Grace Hartzel

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Helena Bickley, Kim Peers, & Agnes Kay by Harley Weir for Document A.W 2014 [Editorial]

Helena Bickley, Kim Peers, & Agnes Kay by Harley Weir for Document A.W 2014

Bottega Veneta
Document A.W 2014
Photographer: Harley Weir
Stylist: Jack Borkett

Hair: Martin Cullen
Models: Helena Bickley, Kim Peers, & Agnes Kay

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Good Reads | Hans Feurer

Hans Feurer

BoF: The Creative Class | Hans Feurer, Photographer



The son of a Swiss-Italian mother and a Swiss-German father (what he calls “mountain stock”), Feurer grew up near Zurich. Because his father left the family when he was very young, Feurer was forced to look after his two younger brothers and learnt to earn a living at an early age, an experience that, he says, gave him a sense of responsibility and self-sufficiency that have stayed with the photographer as an adult. “I had to work after school in the evenings. I had no choice. But it taught me that whenever there is a problem you have to find a solution. As a result, I am a good troubleshooter. The more difficult the situation, the better I am. I don’t give up, I actually become stronger.”

'Into The Wild' Anna Ewers by Emma Summerton for W November 2014 [Editorial]

'Into The Wild' Anna Ewers by Emma Summerton for W November 2014

Into The Wild
W November 2014
Photography: Emma Summerton
Stylist: Edward Enninful
Hair: James Pecis
Makeup: Val Garland
Models: Anna Ewers & ?
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Mystery Model Nora Attal

Nora Attal

Who is Nora Attal? Seems to be a favorite of 26 year old Brit photographer Jamie Hawkesworth, who shot her for the J.W Anderson Spring/Summer campaign (below)—then without her name attached; and last week for NY Times T Style magazine's cover and editorial. There's not much more information about her. All we know is her name is middle eastern (her first name means 'light'), and could be living in London—with the Hawkesworth connection. I did go through a bunch of London b based agencies in London last night, but she's nowhere to be found.

J.W. Anderson S.S 2014 Nora Attal by Jamie Hawkesworth