models & artists May 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Bohemia model mgmt
Base Model Agency
Q Management, Inc.
Nadira V Persaud
Founded in Pilsen in 1994, Bohemia model management relocated to Prague in 1995. The company quickly acquired a market-leading position thanks to its talented staff, a portfolio of models that satisfies the needs of the Czech industry, and a superior scouting service which has led to the discovery and launch of top models including Karolina Kurkova.
In a bid to further strengthen its activities, the company teamed-up with Eskimo, an international model agency focused on scouting and career management that maintains offices in Reykjavik, Florianopolis, Bratislava and Tomsk.
Bohemia is now structured to provide a full range of talent to both foreign and domestic clients, providing female and male models, actors and TV people. The company places its own models with agencies around the world that adhere to a strict selection criteria based on career management abilities, performance, financial stability and friendliness. Bohemia tries to be an open, involved and reliable partner, qualities against which the company itself likes to be measured.
Neal Vincent founded Base Model Agency in 1999 and is recognised in the modelling industry as a prominent figure within both the domestic and international markets. Winner of the male 'Face of the Eighties' competition, Neal embarked on an extensive international modelling career from 1989. From Paris to Milan, London and New York, Neal has featured on covers of elite magazines, has been seen on billboards in top campaigns, and has strutted the catwalk for international greats such as Versace, Armani, Valentino and Byblos.
Base Model Agency, together with its strong foreign ties, has expanded the careers of many local models to global status. Alongside Neal's endorsement with one of Hollywood's top actors' agencies, he now exclusively represents some of the world's biggest movie stars - and in conjunction has broadened the horizons of many local models-turned-actors.
Neal's broad knowledge of the ever changing and expanding model and film industries has constantly ensured him a substantial portion of the market share. With this as a strong foundation, Neal and his team continue to reach exciting new heights.
For over 25 years, Francina Agency has been successfully discovering and representing top models in Spain and throughout the international market. In January, 2009, Mireia Verdú became managing director of an agency that continues to provide the highest standard of professional models to the fashion and advertising industries.
The agency also includes a celebrities department that manages the growing demand from many luxury brands for celebrity endorsements of their products and services.
To complement a wide selection of models, and ensuring the same high standards of quality and professionalism, Models On by Francina represents young talents, classic beauties, actors and XL models.
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Distinctive and extraordinary: IZAIO models' look is the guarantor of international success.
For nine years, IZAIO has represented around 250 female and male models worldwide. Due to the exceptional talent of the bookers working alongside Cornelia Bartsch, the Berlin agency quickly became one of the most famous model agencies in Germany. The team at IZAIO discovers new faces and places them successfully at the forefront of the international fashion market.
The IZAIO portfolio of models reads like a who's who of the fashion world. Clients include Prada, Boss, Armani, Etro, Iceberg, Westwood, Burberry, Adidas, Dior and Louis Vuitton, and magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, FHM, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and ELLE.
Renowned photographers like Testino, Rankin, Lindbergh, Joachim Baldauf, Esther Haase and Thomas Rusch regularly rely on IZAIO's exclusivity.
The independent commercial division IZAIO People, which successfully places lifestyle models, kids, seniors, actors and special faces into international advertising productions, was founded in 2004.
Q Management pioneered new ground in the world of fashion when it opened the doors to its ultra-trendy Soho offices back in 1998. During a period that has seen the fall of many modeling agencies, Q, led by Jeffrey Kolsrud, has risen to become one of the strongest management agencies in the world.
Q became known as the first agency to fuse a dynamic and fully functioning web-based virtual agency with a talented team of the newest, most progressive agents.
Q models have appeared on countless covers and between the pages of the world's leading fashion magazines, and have captured an impressive number of prestigious advertising campaigns, including Sports Illustrated, L'Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Revlon, Pantene, Gap, Uniqlo and Jean Paul Gaultier, to name just a few.
Hamburg-based Liganord collaborates closely with Ligawest, Dusseldorf, and Ligasud, Barcelona, to supply a full range of creative talents. The company's strength lies in its all-round support for photo productions and film shoots. Constantly looking to protect and enhance the marketing potential of its clients' brands, Liganord is involved in the creative process from budgeting and pre-production right through to the final shoot.
The company's ambitious styling and hair and make-up artists work as consultants, editorial producers, fashion stylists, interior and prop stylists throughout the industry.
The Liganord portfolio is completed with food stylist Christoph Hoefs and modelmaker Arndt Von Hoff.
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Angela Kaeser is a highly ambitious and passionate hair and make-up artist. Based in Zurich but also working in Munich, she concentrates on advertising, fashion and beauty photography. Thanks to her exceptional talent, a strong desire to develop as an artist and a great understanding of her clients' needs, Angela continues to enjoy immense success.
Her latest work includes:
- Mobiliar campaign.
- Underwear shoot for Zimmerli, Switzerland, with top model Diego Kraus.
- Greenpeace campaign.
- Lia-ne's latest collection.
- C&A Switzerland.
Forthcoming fashion and beauty productions in Munich, Hamburg and New York will soon be available to view on her website.
Combined with his work for leading magazines, Emilio Lacroze's obsession with image, his versatility in the creation of styles and his recent professional achievements, all distinguish him as one of the top international fashion stylists.
In collaboration with successful photographer Fabian Laghi, Emilio was selected for the 7th Cannes International Festival of Fashion Photography 2009.
International make-up artist, Nadira V. Persaud, has recently worked on editorials for Marie Claire, Red and Grazia, as well as fashion shoots for Wonderbra, Britt Lintner, and Italian fashion brand Milletre.
TV commercials for Volvic, Birds Eye and Activia have been a regular part of Nadira's schedule. Her make-up work has also extended to travelling to Dubai for teaching projects and editorials exclusively for Dior Middle East.
Advertising shoots for Adidas have remained consistent, so too has the demand for Nadira's writing skills for her beauty columns and cosmetic product development expertise.