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“When we are casting Marc Jacobs I always try and throw in a couple of unexpected models,” [Katie] Grand explained. “Last season it was Sky [Ferreira] so when Kendall Jenner’s agent, Christopher Michael, called me and asked me to meet Kendall, I was intrigued.”
And for those who might think she was a bit of stunt casting, not so — Grand says that she was impressed by Jenner’s dedication to the gig. “The second time [we met], we got chatting and I was surprised how intent she was about modeling — just like all the other girls,” Grand says. “She’s a very cute girl, extremely pretty with big doe eyes and a very charming way about her.”
So Grand brought Jenner back for a third time, where she met Jacobs and tried on the now-infamous sheer V-neck, which Grand said was American Hustle-inspired. “My first question to her was could we bleach her eyebrows. ‘Yes,’ she said, ‘You can do anything.’ And then later I asked about the sheer top and she was also fine with that.”
The image above is from another Fashioinsta post: Kendall Jenner Sits Front Row Next to Anna Wintour at Topshop Unique
Kendall Jenner Walks In Marc Jacobs
Kendall Jenner walking the Marc Jacobs show earlier tonight. Huge deal here. Especially after her appearance in W magazine earlier this week, in Pillow Tweets. Signs signal to her time to play in high fashion, and Marc just gave her a huge kick forward. Oh yes and she's showing her nipples, signaling her own freedom and open mindedness. Question we won't have till about 5 or 6 months from now: will she land the campaign? If Miley was an indication, and Marc's remarks to W magazine are anything:
Michael Kors, he has always been a great designer—he’s been a pillar of American fashion for years and years; his sensibility hasn’t changed. But he was on Project Runway! He became a household name because of that. Well, I’m not going to be on Project Runway. I’d do other things—and believe me, I’d do things that people would question—but Project Runway won’t be one of them. I don’t want to follow in someone else’s footsteps. I want the results—I just want them our way.”
"I want the results". So Marc wants to go main stream, and Miley, and possibly Kendall could be calculated moves on his part.
By the way, his poetic song repeating during the show, was: Happy Days Are Here Again.
Back to Kendall, she spoke to Into The Gloss backstage:
"I just recently turned 18, so this [Marc Jacobs show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career. The New York fashion scene is crazy, madness, but I love the energy. I love everything about it—like the hair and makeup today, it’s incredible. I’ve never had my eyebrows bleached; I don’t even look like myself!
Extra: See Kendall's Model-Morphosis!
Snaptch is a new app for models, to manage their portfolios. The app additionally includes metrics of a models following across multiple social media platforms to indicate their reach and influence. I had a chance to communicated via email with model agent turned app developer founder Tori Bowman, to learn a little more about this new app, as well as see what features and ideas they have for it in the future.
Can you describe what Snaptch is?
Snaptch is an app that marks the modeling industry’s evolution into the digital space. The app aims to revolutionize the traditional portfolio by reimagining it into a digital form using a handsome, modern and intuitive interface. Snaptch is dynamic, sophisticated efficient & intelligent. It has no bias, supporting each & every agency that a model is signed to at one time.
What's your background, and where are you based?
My background consists of a few bits and bobs! I’ve worked in print media, film & TV and most recently as a model booker in Melbourne, Australia.
Being a model agent has been amazing. Agencies are fun & fast paced environments full of characters & passion! Everyday involves working with & alongside models, photographers, stylists & a whole lot of other incredible creative professionals. Agencies initiate communication with the world… from Hong Kong to Japan, Singapore, Milan, Paris, New York, LA, Miami, Hamburg & more! Having the job of creating relationships with people around the globe is fantastic & exciting. It is these relationships that motivate you to work harder for the talent you manage.
How did the idea of creating Snaptch come about?
The idea of Snaptch came about just over a year ago. I’d noticed two movements within the agency; (i) social media was starting to shape & define individual models & (ii) models were becoming savvy & efficient meaning they wanted their iPads to become their portfolios, rather than the traditional book. If these were trends in Melbourne, they were likely to be trends abroad.
With the growth of Apple technologies, it seemed like a good time to create a product that would organically align with the iPad & iPhone. These devices have become our fifth limb. They’re an extension of our personal & professional identities. Building a standard industry tool, which could become widely recognised & easily adopted made a lot of sense. Globally streamlining the model industries transition into the digital space was the goal.
What type of team are you working with, and how long & did it take to develop the app?
The Snaptch team started off small yet strong. At its core, Snaptch consisted of the creator, the developer & the strategy consultant. The app took about a year or so to design, test & create.
However, when the idea first came about, I reached out to past lecturers, employees, family members & many other professionals in search of advice. The guidance & support I received was amazing. Every single person who met me for a coffee or simply replied to an email – deserves recognition!
When did the app launch, and how has it's reception been so far? (Any numbers you're willing to share)?
The reception has been incredible! Social media gives me the ability to track the audience & interact with the individuals who have queries or suggestions. In terms of numbers, I can say it’s going very well!
Who's your target audience?
The focal target audience at this stage is models & their agencies. As models travel & work with numerous agencies around the world – it’s important that they have the ability to remain organised & readily able to align their portfolios with as many agencies & markets as possible.
Agencies, on the other hand want their models to attend castings representing their brand at the same time. Snaptch is built to cater for both of these needs with virtually no fuss.
What functionality does version 1.0 have; and looking ahead what new features do you see being added?
In a simple summary, the functions of Snaptch 1.0 are threefold:
(i) Snaptch allows models to digitise their portfolios – both their photographic portfolio & their social portfolio i.e. their social following
(ii) Despite being an independent product due to the unique design, Snaptch ensures that all modelling agencies can uniformly brand their models as well as remaining at the forefront of all communication
(iii) Clients are provided with synchronicity when casting multiple models at one time. They can share relevant information via email & contact a models agent with one click.
Snaptch Professional is the next instalment… keep an eye on this!
Do you see modelling agencies being involved with the app as well? Are you planning any tools for them?
Absolutely! The agencies are always a major priority when creating ideas for the app. The functions of Snaptch will be designed to assist agencies & improve their relationships with the models & their clients. Snaptch has a lot in store…many tools to be introduced in the future!
6 other faces that stood out to me yesterday at the Proenza Schouler show, besides Julia Bergshoeff, surround this text. My judgment of them here is mainly on their runway presence and walk, which I felt they executed on. Not clear who cast the show, but it was one of them best so far in NY. I would still only give it an 85 out of a 100. Casting is an art as is walking a runway.
Clockwise & alphabetical: Emma Champtaloup, Emma Waldo, Josephine van Delden, Mariana Santana, McKenna Bird, & Nastya Sten.
Amongst the heavyweights to come out in the past year is Ulla's Dutch beauty Julia Bergshoeff, whom we've looked at last June, after her test with the reclusive Yorick Nubé. That month she walked the Prada Men's show (as resort) followed by more shows abroad. In August 2013 she joined DNA NY and in September walked the Prada SS 14 show (whose campaign she appeared in last month) and October Miu Miu's. In December the 16 year old Julia took a detour to appear semi-nude in Filles a Papa's 2014 Calendar by Gregory Derkenne. January brought us her February cover & editorial for Elle Netherlands, and a UK Vogue appearance by Josh Olins. Last week we got a pic of her in Vogue Netherlands, and yesterday her NY exclusive: