Now the secret is out. The shot on the left, done by mooishi, is part of an amazing photo story of a pregnant Dobson that found its way into the most recent issue of Strut magazine.
The interesting thing is that Wesley was born in December, and his model mom is already looking towards her next assignments.
According to her mother agent, Chantale Nadeau, Dobson is planning a big comeback this spring with a quick trip to Tokyo in May, followed by summer in New York City.
April 19, 2006
Big things are happening for Meredith Mason, pictured here in the recent Clin d'Oeil (shot by Josh Cornell).
Today the 16-year-old flies to London shoot the Miss Selfridge fall/winter 40th anniversary campaign.
It was also confirmed about an hour ago she will be shooting Vogue Italia with Greg Lotus.
Mason once told me when she started modelling her goal was to be in Vogue once. With this most recent booking she will have been in Teen Vogue twice, British Vogue's class of 2006 (shot by Paolo Roversi), and now Italian Vogue.
April 19, 2006
Check out this shot of Kelly Craig in the current issue of Elle Canada and Elle Québec, from a story shot by Richard Bernardin.
Folio agent Alexandre de Bellefeuille tells Modelresource, Craig's "been constantly travelling in Paris and London for the past month, but is now in Montreal for three weeks."
de Bellefeuille also shared some details of another project Craig has been involved with. "She got her first role in a major Hollywood feature called 300, a movie based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (300themovie.warnerbros.com). She shot her scenes last January, and the movie is due to come out at the end of this year."
Fellow Folio model Rachel Blais meanwhile, returned home to Montréal for Easter, and will be available for bookings until the 23rd.
She had been in Tokyo in January, then Australia for a bit over a month, before working in Paris.
Following this ten day stay in la Belle Province, the striking blonde with piercing blue eyes returns to Australia (for vacation this time), before heading to Paris, London and Milan.
April 18, 2006
Ford Models is holidng a mass open call in Toronto this weekend for men, women and children.
Agents from New York and Toronto will be on hand to meet with prospective models at the Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, in the second floor Toronto ballroom.
Men (16 and over, between 6'0" and 6'2") and Women (14-24 yrs, between 5'8" and 5'11") will be seen Saturday between noon and 3:00, while Children (sizes 3, 6, 10 and 12) will be seen between immediately prior, from 11:00 to noon.
The agency asks that those attending please bring photos.
Mode Models fired off a news release to Modelresource Monday, detailing the impressive string of bookings featuring their models.
Aside from the 200+ shows featuring Mode models in New York, London, Paris and Milan and the countless editorials & covers of impressive magazines around the globe, the agency also counts 22 worldwide campaigns for Spring/Summer 2006 campaigns.
The interesting people and stories you encounter at agency parties like the one Giovanni threw Thursday to welcome the long weekend!
Calgary's Kim Noseworthy has been in town for a few weeks now, and is booking solidly during her Toronto tenure.
Kaili Lassen, meanwhile, has been in town for a few years, having moved here from Florida.
Of course, there were a lot more interesting people than those (watch for details of Lisa Cote's latest booking, coming soon), but I'm letting the pictures say the rest.
Have a great weekend.
Booker Sharon Smith with Giovanni's newest staff member, Alan Belcher
Marco & Miguel Jacob
Nam Models' Norwayne Anderson
Ria Del Rosario and Lauren Coady
Michael Currie, Jamie and Marko Grubesic
Russ, with Lisa Cote
April 14, 2006
I really try not to get caught up in clichés and trite, tired descriptions.
But really, is there a better word to describe Eva Shaw's apperance than "smouldering?"
The Next model just arrived home (Toronto) from Paris, and will be around until the 25th.
April 13, 2006
Giovanni's offices are happy places these days, thanks in no small part to the return of one of their top models.
Claudelle walked away from modelling two years ago, at the height of her career. Before leaving she was a favorite on the runways of Dior and Chanel and shot for magazines such as French Elle, Italian Elle, Glamour and Jalouse.
Now, according to Giovanni's Montréal office, the 5'11" brunette is back, and looking more incredible than ever.
Says agency Director Jean-Francois Leroux, "Timing is essential at the international level and we look foward to Canada having another major model on the scene."
April 13, 2006
Nam has long been known for its strong mens roster (like Robyn Sinclair, currently occupying the #32 position on Models.com's Top 50 male models; and Milan who just shot the latest Hilfiger campaign), but lately the small Spadina Avenue agency has been pulling some amazing new girls as well.
The lastest is Taryn Loggie - a 5'9" 15-year-old who just returned from two weeks in New York, where she is placed with Click.
1. A big thank-you to Carolyn Rohaly, who blogs for the Toronto Fashion Incubator and made several notes about the importance of models. Carolyn's blog is a very insightful look into the life of an aspiring designer, so obviously it makes me very happy to see her include models in the bigger picutre.
In addition to interviewing Michelle Valencourt for the first time (the second time was in London two weeks ago) and Andi Muise, I also got to watch Jessica Stam and Aryka Noble in a fashion show and chat with a bunch of interesting agents and scouts from all over the place.
Honestly, irrespective of how small Barrie is, this event is incredibly well organized and delivers a surprising number of top agents.
Although it seems like months ago, L'Oréal Fashion Week only recently passed, and with it went the hopes of having Coco Rocha at home to show why New York went so crazy over her.
As it turns out, the Charles Stuart model had something a little bigger in the works.
The 17-year-old is under exclusive contract to Steven Meisel and His Holiness decided to use the young Canadian for the cover of the current Italian Vogue.
Rocha's father lives in the Toronto area (where Coco is signed to Elite), so there will undoubtedly be future opportunities see her.
In the meantime Modelresource is really glad to see this country's newest star become the eighth Canadian to currently occupy a position on the models.com Top 50.
April 6, 2006
Sutherland's Adrianne Ho is having another M-A-C moment.
In February she was one of the 20 models the Toronto cosmetics giant flew to New York to open Olympus Fashion Week with an incredible display of body painting.
Now the Chantale Nadeau discovery has been revealed as the face of the upcoming Fashion Cares fundraiser to support Viva Glam - a M-A-C initiative that assists men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.
April 5, 2006
Alexandre at Folio in Montréal sent along an a sneak peak at one of the spreads in the upcoming issue of Lush.
The story, called Black Widow, features stunning images of Marie-Éve Nadeau, and was shot by Richard Bernardin, and styled by Annie L. Horth.
23-year-old Nadeau has been the face of Bourjois cosmetics for years, and Coach for a while now. She has done Christian Dior makeup, shows for Alexander McQueen and many others.
In Canada, the St-Bruno, Québec brunette is the new model for the RW-Co. campaigns as well as the face of Marcelle Cosmetics.
April 4, 2006
Pembroke Castle, Wales
Please excuse the infrequent updates.
Yesterday I woke up in the shadow of this castle in the southwest of Wales, before taking two trains across the Welsh countryside, catching a plane in Cardiff and getting home about 12 hours ago. I'm a little sleepy now, but updates will follow in the coming days.
Honestly, most of my time away was vacation, so there won't be a lot from the U.K., but one story to watch for is that of Michelle Valencourt.
Just months after finishing high school, the Barrie beauty has relaunched her career and brings an extraordinary attitude to her work.
I chatted with her at Premier Models in London, where she is planning on making her base in the very near future.