Monday, December 28, 2009

Models of the Decade (Twin Cities edition)

Proud to have 4 Ignite models in the top 10!  Congrats, girls!
via stylist/blogger Jahna Peloquin

Another all-time favorite, I first worked with Monica back in early 2007 for the first Fashion Fight Night. She has such a striking look, all fiery red hair, alabaster-white skin, and six feet of long, gazelle-like limbs. She did some modeling overseas and had a high-profile stint walking in Macy's Glamorama back in 2007, and recently returned to the fold. She's now with Ignite Models.

Lily, "the Fox." The "Lithuanian Audrey Hepburn." I could go on. Lily's is a look that doesn't so much as transform as she transforms it. Her trademark coquettish walk, her raised eyebrow that says coyly, "who, me?", and her natural cat-eye eye shape seduce all who come into contact with her. Oh, and she's twice been the cover model for She's currently represented by Ignite.

The very-young Whitney is definitely one to watch on a national level. I first remember seeing her headshot a few years ago in the Vision files, and only recently have had the chance to work with her on both of Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman's Spring 2010 shows (the Project Runwaypremiere in St. Paul and his Fashion Week show in NYC), as well as the recently-shot Spring 2010 campaign for Juut Salonspa. Her doe eyes and lithe frame showcase a delicate sophistication beyond her years. She's currently based out of L.A. but does work in the Twin Cities from time to time; Vision represents her in L.A. and Ignite represents her locally.

As easy as you'd think it'd be to find a good blonde model in Minnesota, it's hard to find one that doesn't look like an overprocessed pop-star/cheerleader, and few can pull off high-fashion as well as commercial. I recall spotting Liz's all-American freckles and sandy blonde hair on a Vision Models comp card and fell in love. The ultra-tall beauty's look is slightly awkward yet strong, and she's a real pro. Currently Liz is with Ignite.

Honorable mentions



The out of towner

We're always excited to have Kara back from New York, even if it's just for a few days.  Good luck in the coming year, Kara!
Photographer: Shamayim
Model: Kara S
Hair: Jair Ny

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing you a beautiful holiday!

Photographer: Filipe Marques
Model: Sarah M
Hair & Makeup: Kate Erickson
Creative direction and styling: HMStyling

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sarah's test with Filipe Marques

Photographer: Filipe Marques
Natural. Beautiful.

Monday, December 14, 2009

O Tannenbaum!

Photographer: Stephanie Hynes

The holidays are inching nearer. Are you ready?

Amanda Christine Spring 2010: Kelly, ph: Rod Hasse

Amanda Christine Spring 2010
Photographer: Rod Hasse
Model: Kelly
Hair: Andy Doan
Makeup: Ashley Tiffany
Styling: Amanda Chaffin

Just a screenshot for now! Lookbook to come!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

See you tonight! And Christopher Straub, too!

Tis the season...

Adam Livermore's Hair Candy

Photographer: Lee Stanford
Hair: Adam Livermore
Models: Margaret, Lily, and Kelly

Cliche's Mini Holiday Show

Photos: Marty Andreasen
Cliche Boutique

Sarah L



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sarah and Maggie for Cliche Boutique

Photographer: Joe Johnson
Models: Sarah and Maggie
Hair: Catlin Weston
Makeup: Amber Brenke
Styling: Jahna Peloquin
Post Production: Kate Iverson

Margaret and Tearra with Christopher Straub

Snaps from the 526 Charity Event


Ashley D



Loving Lily's new hair...
Photographer: Miles Schuster

Monday, December 7, 2009

Angela featured in City Pages!

City Pages Freestyle Fashion, November 09
Photographer: Emily Utne
Too cute boots and suspenders.  She could pull off anything!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Introducing Kristin...

We love her clean, angelic look.  
Photographer: John Wallace
Makeup: Shannon Darsow

More to come!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lily on the cover of VITA.MN December 2009

VITA.MN December 2009 Cover
Model: Lily
Photographer: Carlos Gonzalez
Stylist: Jahna Peloquin
Hair: Charlie Brackney
Makeup: Ashley Kilcher