Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zarina Editorial for New York Magazine, August 2008

According to, newbie model Zarina is of Mongolian descent and speaks fluent Russian. She is currently signed with Muse Agency in NYC. Personally, I think it is exciting to see an Asian model from other countries aside from China, Japan or South Korea. Of course, there are also Asian models from US, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Another Asian face with an interesting origin/lineage is Eugenia Manzhieva who is of Manchurian descent and Russian nationality, as is fellow Russian model, Dinara Chetyrova. Then there is Irina Pantaeva who was one of the most visible Asian faces in the 1990s. She is of Eskimo/Mongolian mix from Russian too.

Brazil, with its huge ethnic Chinese and Japanese population, has also spawned some familar Asian faces like Juliana Imai, Aline Nakashima and Aline Serpa.

Models: Spencer Peterson & Zarina
Editorial: Share the Love
Magazine: New York Magazine, August 2008
Photographer: Steve Hiett

Source: NYMag

Friday, August 29, 2008

Philip Huang for Macy's Catalog, August 2008

Philip Huang is probably the top Asian male model working in the international scene today. Unfortunately, the visibility of Asian male models has not caught up to the popularity of the female counterpart. Nonetheless, it is refreshing to see him still working even if it is for Macy's.

Model: Philip Huang
Catalog: Macy's, August 2008
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Macy's

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sonny Zhou in Nordstrom Catalog, August Designer Book 2008

Here is Sonny Zhou in the new Nordstrom Designer Book Catalog out in August 2008. This book is a premier edition of the regular Nordstrom catalogs and it only showcases the works of top designers around the world.

Model: Sonny Zhou
Editorial: Fantastic Voyage
Catalog: Nordstrom Designer Book, August 2008
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Nordstrom

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

IMG Models Management Show Package for Spring 2009

Du Juan is back for her 4th year at the New York Fashion Week. Her last season in NY, Milan and Paris were showing signs of waning but with three major ad campaigns in the pocket this Fall, expect to see her bounce back to the top of the heap.

Notable absence this season on the IMG roster is Emma Pei who did remarkably well in S/S 2007 and F/W 2007/2008. Taking her place is a new Chinese girl (6' tall), Zhu Lin who recently defected from Women to IMG, and was promptly added to the agency's show package.

Models: Du Juan & Zhu Lin


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jeanine Chin Ad Campaign for Vivienne Tam, Fall 2008/Winter 2009

Taiwanese model, Jeanine Chin is the new face of Vivienne Tam, Fall 2008/Winter 2009. Vivienne Tam, a New York-based designer from Hong Kong, has always used Asian models for the ads. Former Vivienne Tam models include Ai Tominaga and Angie Hsu.

Model: Jeanine Chin
Ad Campaign: Vivienne Tam, Fall 2008/Winter 2009
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Vivienne Tam

Du Juan Editorial for China Vogue, September 2008

Du Juan is probably one of the hardest working models today with back-to-back editorials for China Vogue and a host of other international magazines. I hope she would pull back a little to avoid getting over-exposed, much like Agyness Deyn did. But then again, Agyness Deyn is just as famous for partying as she is of her fashion editorials and ad campaigns.

This editorial, shot by Lachlan Bailey (I'm a new fan of this photographer), is simply spectacular because this could easily be from Paris Vogue. The look is totally edgy, the clothes are fantastic (styled by Jonathan Kaye) and Du Juan looks very different from her usual soft, pouty persona. Maybe she was channeling Daul Kim. :-)

I think this is one of the best editorials by China Vogue. Good job everyone!!

Model: Du Juan
Editorial: Shape Renaissance
Magazine: China Vogue, September 2008
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Stylist: Jonathan Kaye

Source: Aja Mok @ tFs

Monday, August 25, 2008

DNA Show Package for Spring 2009

Anne Watanabe has been a regular at the New York Fashion Week since the Spring/Summer 2006 season. She has walked for some of the most influential designers from Marc Jacobs to Anna Sui. Look for her in more shows this season.

Model: Anne Watanabe


Daul Kim Editorial & Interview for i-D Magazine, July 2008

Here is an editorial of Daul Kim on British i-D Magazine, July 2009 with her characteristic angry look. This editorial included an interesting interview on the last page (click to enlarge). She said she was born in Seoul, Korea but was raised in Malaysia and went to school in Singapore.

Model: Daul Kim
Editorial: Daul Think Different
Magazine: i-D Magazine, July 2008
Photographer: Ben Dunbar-Brunton
Stylist: Erica Kurihara

Source: I Like to Fork Myself

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Update: Du Juan Ad Campaign for Giorgio Armani, Fall 2008/Winter 2009

Update: Here are more photos from the ad campaign with Du Juan in Giorgio Armani, Fall 2008/Winter 2009.

Model: Du Juan & Jessica Stam
Ad Campaign: Giorgio Armani, Fall 2008/Winter 2009
Photographer: Mert & Marcus

Source: Photos from tFs

Friday, August 22, 2008

Show Packages for Spring 2009

Model: Simon Tham (Major)

Model: Xiya Xu (Muse)

Model: Shu Pei (NEXT)

Model: Gabi (VNY)