MySpace, But For Models Only

Too many uglies out there…..

By Justin Rocket Silverman
The latest MySpace knockoff is exclusively for knockouts (regular-looking humans can knock but won’t be let in). Male model Jesper Lannung, 24, fed up with the “poseurs and wannabes” on MySpace, is launching this week, a social-networking site that requires representation from a “top 50” modeling agency to join. Lannung hopes users will make romantic connections and also rent out rooms to other models via the site, allowing them to avoid the dreaded models’ apartments: small, packed pads owned by an agency. Professional agents, who are responsible for the safety of the talent, aren’t quite sold. Dana Cooper, a booker with Vision Model Management, says, “What are you going to do? Find a random model and live with them? At least the models’ apartments are run by people the girls can trust.” Lannung, conscious of competing with those he depends on for work, says his site will make agents’ jobs easier.

INVITATION – Summer, hit me!


“Summer Hit Me!” Debut Party 9 September 2006 (sat.)

Why beautiful people of the world love jewellery from Marijoli.
Because Designer and Creator, Marielle Byworth is one of them.
Swiss beauty, Marielle Byworth is a perfect blend of gorgeousness, creativity and intelligence.
She earned a degree in Industrial Design from ECAL and has worked alongside with
some of the most renowned artists such as Matali Crasset, Ronan Bouroullec, Radi Designers, Sebastian Bergne.
After a short time in London, Marielle picked up again and relocated to Tokyo

With honest simplicity, Marijoli hand-crafted jewelry designs are rooted in classic
Greco-Roman lines with an unexpected and fresh spirit.

Marijoli creations produce an ‘uptown’ effect with a ‘downtown’ feel.
Sumptuous scene-stealers for sure, it’s no wonder Kurara Chibana, Miss Universe Japan 2006,
used Marijoli as one of her secret weapons at the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant in Los Angeles.

Selling in exclusive boutiques in Paris, St.Tropez, Geneva, London, and now Tokyo in Omotesando
Marijoli will reveal her striking new collection at this summer’s premier event, “Summer Hit Me.”
This event will also unveil Marijoli’s NEW BIKINI LINE. The debut features ultra-chic silhouettes accented
by Marijoli-jeweled trimmings – each presented by gorgeous Marijoli models.

RSVP by September 7th to:

Tokyo drive with Bob Sinclar

Bob Sinclar, real name Christophe LeFriant, is a French record producer, DJ, remixer and co-owner (with DJ Yellow) of the label Yellow Productions. Sinclar started DJing in 1986, when he was just 18 years old, specializing in funk and hip-hop music, with the name Chris The French Kiss. His first club hit was Gym & Tonic, a collaboration with Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, featuring vocals illegally taken from a Jane Fonda fitness tape. The Bob Sinclar persona was based on a character from Philippe de Broca’s film Le Magnifique.

Sinclar is famous for popularizing the “french touch” of house music, with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. His track “Feel For You”, a tribute to french musician Cerrone, from his second album Champs Elysées, hit #9 in the UK Top 40. On track “Darlin'”, he worked with vocalist James “D-Train” Williams.

Sinclar has also worked under other pseudonyms. Under the aliases The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, he has dabbled in hip-hop and acid jazz. He also created the Africanism project, where an ensemble of artists produce house music with a combination of latin, jazz, african and tribal flavors. In 2005 he scored a hit with his single “Love Generation”.

The Marijoli party hits the Cote d’Azur

The Côte d’Azur is one of Europe’s most glamorous summer holiday destinations. It twists and turns for more than 160km, and is dotted with glitzy legends such as St-Tropez and Cannes and many less well-known idylls, including Eze and Vence. It has attracted aristocracy, artists and actors for years, drawn by the sumptuous establishments, the sensual coastline and the unique light. In the summer the French Riviera is packed but, unlike many resort areas, it does not close down completely in winter.

Marijoli in Omotesando – Tokyo

Marijoli will be distributed @ DECADE in Kotto Dori from the 9th of September You will be able to find the new bikini line as well as the establish Jewelry line ” Elema “

Tel & fax : 03-5468-3755
Open from 11:30 until 20:30
5-12-4 Minami-Aoyama
107-0062 Tokyo

Italy, Capri, si, si, si!

News & Events
David LaChapelle
until September 3rd- VIP Very Important Portraits
‘VIP Very Important Portraits’
by David LaChapelle

‘Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it is
Mr. LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre’s Magritte’
Richard Avedon, The New York Times

Helmut is not very impressed by current photography. ‘There’s a lot of pornographic pictures taken by the young today’ he said. “There’s a magazine, Purple.’ He frowned. ‘A lot of nudity is just gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David LaChapelle. I think he’s very bright, very funny and good’. Marijoli’s bikinis was a great succes with Italians scene!
Helmut Newton, The New York Times

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1969. He trained as a fine artist at North Carolina School of the Arts before moving to New York. Upon his arrival LaChapelle enrolled in both the Arts Student League and the School of Visual Arts. Andy Warhol offered him his first professional job shooting for Interview magazine. Recently ranked among the top ten Most Important People in Photography in the world by American Photo, he has continued to garner numerous awards.
David LaChapelle’s unfettered images, both bizarre and gorgeous, have appeared on and in between the covers of Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, i-D, Vibe, Interview, The Face, British GQ, etc.. He is currently under contract with Vanity Fair. His uncompromising dedication to originality is legend in the worlds of fashion, film, and advertising. LaChapelle has done advertising campaigns for a variety of clients including L’Oreal, Iceberg, MTV, Ecko, Diesel Jeans, Sirius, Ford, Sky Vodka and the Got Milk campaign. David has photographed numerous album covers and packages for such artists as Macy Gray, Moby, No Doubt, Whitney Houston, Lil’ Kim, Elton John, and Madonna.

from July 1st to September 3rd 2006
9.00am-2.00pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm
Capri, Certosa di San Giacomo
Free Entrance

Fashion Trends in New-York

Mary Brooks, NYC

AUTUMN/WINTER 2006-7 – Pinpointing the key looks, there is a distinct departure from the soft, pretty femininity of the past few seasons for autumn, as designers cut a cleaner silhouette and toyed with the concept of shape. The possibilities of texture and layering were cleverly explored, while the palette, though predominantly dark, was occasionally electrified with brilliant flashes of colour.

ACCESSORIES – Exotic leathers, metal detail and new shapes give fresh interest to accessories when it comes to dressing up this season’s pared-down looks