May 11, 2011

Concours: Strutting it! by Jeanne Beker -TERMINÉ

La semaine dernière, j'ai reçu le nouveau livre de la fashion guru Jeanne Beker : "Strutting it! The grit behind the glamour". Elle y dresse un portrait de la réalité d'une mannequin dans le monde de la mode, et c'est loin d'être aussi glamour qu'on le croit! Oui, les Gisele, Natalia, Daria et Kate de la mode gagnent des millions par années et s'envolent vers des destinations de rêve pour des shootings photos, mais pour arriver à ce statut, elles ont dû courir les castings, vivre dans un model appartment avec 10 autres filles, travailler 12h pour un chèque de 200$..

Last week, I received the new book by fashion guru Jeanne Beker : "Strutting it! The grit behind the glamour". She gives us an inside view at the reality of a model in the fashion world, and it's far from being as glamourous as we think! Yes, the Giseles, Natalias, Darias and Kates of this world win millions of dollars each year and fly off to dreamy destinations for photo shoots, but to get to this status, they had to run around castings, live in model apartments with 10 other girls, work 12h a day for a 200$ cheque..

C'est un petit livre très intéressant, autant pour celles qui considèrent une carrière de mannequin internationale que pour celles qui veulent jeter un petit coup d'oeil dans la vie d'une mannequin.

It's a small but very interesting book for those who are considering a career as an international model, but also for those who want a glimpse inside a model's life. 

Here are some views I found very interesting from the book:
"Most recently, I've reveled in the fact that the hottest models working today are those that are multi-dimensional and that work hard at showing the world they're more than just pretty faces." (page 2)
"People are always charmed by the unexpected, and in fashion, originality rules supreme." (page 24, about a model's personal style)
"Remember, style isn't just about the clothes we wear: It's also about the way we choose to move through the world." (page 25, about a model's personal style)
"Being socially conscious may seem very much 'in fashion' these days, but this is the one meaningful trend we all hope is here to stay." (page 34, about models and charity)
"And to think some people take these fashion-magazine images so literally, they actually aspire to look like the models! And impossibility, to say the least. The world of high fashion is largely about creating illusions." (page 41, about photo retouching)

Sasha Pivovarova, Coco Rocha et Agyness Deyn (en avant plan), photo par JD Ferguson
La bonne nouvelle ici, c'est que j'ai une copie du livre à faire tirer (il est en anglais seulement) !! Pour participer, il faut d'abord faire un like sur la page Facebook de Montreal In Style, puis me dire en commentaire sur ce billet qui est votre mannequin préférée et pourquoi! N'oubliez pas de signer le commentaire avec votre nom complet pour que je puisse vous retracer si vous gagnez. Le concours se termine lundi le 16 mai 2011 à 17h. Bonne chance :)

The good news is, I have one copie of the book to give out ! To participate, you must first do a 'like' on Montreal In Style's Facebook page, then tell me in a comment on this post who is your favorite model and why! Don't forget to sign your comment with you full name so I can trace you if you win. The contest ends Monday May 16th at 5pm. Good luck :)

UPDATE: Félicitations à Chic aka Melissa Balaze qui gagne le livre Strutting it! de Jeanne Beker. 
Merci à toutes celles qui ont participer!!
  

21 comments:

alinicham said...

My favourite model has always been Linda Evangelista she is such a spitfire who says and does what she feels. She is also such a classic beauty.

vlandry said...

I like Lizzie Miller. Not the typical runway model, but she clearly stick out the lot after posing nude for the September issue of American Glamour. She is a true woman showing her true beauty! I also love the Canadian Coco Rocha, never get tired of seeing her!

Chic said...

I love Helena Christensen. She is beautiful and is one of the original supermodels. Plus Wicked Games by Chris Isaak is by far one of the best videos of all time!

Anonymous said...

Kate Moss, in life, on stage, on pictures and videos, she is always awsome since 20 years + she has a little something wild and mysterious.

Annick L.

Josiane Stratis said...

Ma mannequin favoris est Anais Pouliot

Frédérique Lasalle said...

Coco Rocha!! Elle est toujours tendance et est faite pour tous les styles :)

Miss Queenie said...

mon mannequin preferee est sans aucun doute Caroline Ribeiro. elle etait tres populaire il y a quelque temps mais il est difficile de la reperer dans les glossy de nos jours. son visage est unique et elle degage un exotisme inegalé.

Chic said...

My favourite of all time is Helena Christensen. Gorgeous and classic! Plus the video Wicked Games by Chirs Isaak is the best (and sexiest) video ever!

Marianne said...

Ma préférée est Coco Rocha... En plus d'être une superbe mannequin, elle a une tête sur les épaules et sa personnalité est géniale.

Stephanie Delagrave said...

Tyra Bank. Elle est magnifique peu importe ce qu'elle porte et elle est, en plus, une femme de défis en ce qui a trait à sa carrière. Une mannequin complète!

Mélanie said...

Il y a plusieurs années, j'ai suivi le travail de la mannequin Miranda Robertson mais je ne sais malheureusement pas ce qu'elle est devenue. Je salue le flair de Karl Lagerfeld pour découvrir de nouveaux visages. J'ai suivi les débuts des mannequins de Chanel comme par exmple Linda Evangelista et Ines de la Fressange. Ma préférée demeure Claudia Schiffer.

Marie-Douce said...

Lea T est MA Top model préférée.

Thu-An said...

My absolute favourite is Veruschka! She has the most captivating eyes and a face that never ceases to intrigue me. She fully embodies any character or emotion that is given to her and produces the most amazing pictures. Her body paint projects are some of the most hauntingly beautiful images I have seen. She's a true artist and that's why I love her :)

Vanessa said...

C'est difficile à dire ! Plusieurs m'inspire réellement! Mais je dirais Freja Beha pour son look androgyne, sa manière de bouger et son look vraiment bien à elle.
Mais je pourrais en nommer bien d'autres ! J'adore Anja Rubik, Merethe Hopland (new face a découvrir !) Agyness deyn pour son look et bien d'autres :).

Julia said...

My favourite model is Christy Turlington. Not only is she the most beautiful creature alive, but she's dedicated to bettering the lives of mothers in under-developped countries and she spends a lot of time traveling the globe to help them in person. At 30-something of age, after a successful modelling career, she earned a medical degree at Columbia's university. She's a yoga devotee and a mother, and a true inspiration to me.

Julia

Marie-Douce said...

J'ai oublié de donner mon Nom au complet pour le concour: Marie-Eve Meloche et J'aime Lea T !!!!

Merci Annick !

Sophie BT said...

Comme j'aime les livres sur les vies de mannequins. Non ce n'est pas glamour, mais on raffole toutes des histoires qui peuvent finir en conte de fées, non ?

Ma top préférée (parmi les mille que j'adore) c'est Sasha Pivovarova. Toujours jeune, petite, féline et bubbly. Elle marche comme pas une et a l'air franchement sympa.


Sophie

Cynthia said...

My favorite model is Kate Moss because I grew up admiring her heroin chic look in the 90s and all the Calvin Klein ads. She's a symbol from my youth.

mlle 4k said...

Ma favorite c'est Coco Rocha, comme Marianne l'a dit plus haut, elle a une t^te sur les épaules.
Elle tien un super blog, elle expressive et intègre!
Katherine Leroux Bourdon

Valerie said...

My favourite model is Agyness Deyn because I really love her androginy and I like her style in everyday life too.

Laura said...

I know many people have said this before, but I LOVE Coco Rocha! Not only is she Canadian and really young to be so successful (at least from what I've heard), she's absolutely gorgeous and organized a letter writing campaign to people in Haiti! She's also very graceful.
I also love Tyra Banks, just because she's seriously fierce, successful, beautiful, and isn't a slave to the "models need to be super skinny" stereotype.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway, it looks like a great book!
Laura