Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dominique – some girls just get it.

New face Dominique shot a lovely test with DC photographer Tim Coburn , styled by the exceptionally talented James Cornwell.

I love the sweet simplicity of this shoot. Not overworked and you can see how comfortable and expressive the model is . This is literally her second test.. and she clearly has gotten the hang of it!

Thanks to Tim and James for helping our young ones along!  Great addition to her book!

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New Face- Courtney H- Watch this one!

What a face!!! Keep watching this blog for updates on our new girl Courtney.  She’s getting quite a following!  Photos by Christina MacFarlane

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The Mervine Girls Excellent Adventure

Kim and Amy spent their spring breaks in NY with Click Models this month learning the ropes of the NY modeling world.  After a quick shopping spree at Target for every piece of black clothing we could buy the girls headed up with a smile on their face and books in hand.  They spent the week shooting with different photographers, getting comfortable in front of the lens and getting to know the team at Click.  Take a look at some of the new shots that just came in.. SO gorge!  A big thank you to Jules and all the wonderful people at Click for taking good care of our small town girls!

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VCU Fashion Gearing Up For Raw

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the VCU Fashion Media Night to hear all about the upcoming annual juried fashion show, this year entitled RAW.

Interim Chair Donna Reamy, accompanied by professor Deidra Arrington , introduced us to 3 of the designers we will be seeing on the runway.

Brittany James showed us an amazing menswear look from the Hip Hop segment that included some very hot corduroy jodhpurs.  Krystal Vaquerano a junior at VCU this year, showed us a sweet dressy day  dress she is hoping will be placed in the show after the pieces are juried. And  Jasmine Harrison talked about her harness back cocktail dress, and her fondness for studs (See photo, totally hot)

Take a look at the illustrations some students did this semester (below).  VCU was honored to have members of Diane Von Furstenberg’s team meet with the illustration students for a day long critique of their patterns and sketches. I alway considered fashion sketches high art and these students are doing some amazing work in that arena of fashion design.

Something else I learned is that a great MW client , Charles Luck, who we posted about here, partnered with VCU for the evening wear segment of the show, sponsoring the fabric.  I love that Luckstone, a wonderful  Richmond company, is giving back.

The VCU Annual Juried Fashion Show takes place  Sunday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Atrium at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  This show is straight up the best night of fashion in Richmond every year, and it always sells out, so don’t miss out. Tickets go on sale April 2nd .  More info  here. 

See you May 6th!

VCU Fashion Student Jasmine Harrison adds some personal flair to her cocktail look. (and i want her jacket)

Junior Krystal Vaquerano talks about her design process.

I would totally hang these in my house. Love.

VCU professor Deidra Arrington with students Taylor Wilhelm, Courtney Elliot and  MW intern Zach Stephens!

Brittany James with her menswear look.  Love those trousers.

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New Face – Carmen

Say hello to future superstar Carmen O.!  We first met Carmen last summer and immediately fell in love with her !  At only 13 she has plenty of time for development and learning the ropes and we are very excited to watch her grow and succeed in the business. Here is her latest test with photographer Alejandro Proveda in Roanoke.  Loving Alejandro’s fresh take on things.  Keep your eyes on this one!!

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Kim & Amy M. for Enchanted Atelier

Earlier this month the Mervine Twins were booked to shoot look book for Enchanted Atelier by Photographer Monica True.  Having worked with Monica before, we know she would put together and amazing team and the images would be gorgeous.  And they are!  Take a peek here of some of the looks.  Beautiful makeup by Carl Ray, Stylist:  Stara Pezeshkian,  Hair: Darrell Thompson . Loving everything about this shoot.

 

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Emily G Update

Photos by Christina MacFarlane… LOVE the pastel color story here. Beautiful work by Christina of our beautiful Emily. Hair and Makeup by Kelley Farlow.

Berit: Looking Great in Athens

Super pretty shots of Berit done in Greece last month. Happy to have her on her way back to the states after 2 months in Turkey and Greece!

 

 

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Update: Kathryn B

Check out these new shots of Kathryn, from our midwest office… We first introduced you to her here when Brandis scouted her at her mother’s store in Green Bay.  First Photo by Lawrence Lau  others by by Richard Winslow.  So Pretty!

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Amy Lemons Signs with Wilhelmina NY !

Its official! Amy Lemons has signed with the amazing Curve Division at Wilhelmina NY. Congratulations!  She couldn’t be in better hands!

So excited to be collaborating on Amy’s career with the amazing team up in NY!  Great way to end a Friday!

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