Friday, November 28, 2008

Desigual

I’m not really into prints and pattern but when I saw this brand Desigual which stores are all over Barcelona I fell in love with it. The way they mixed the fabrics and pattern are so interesting. They have the same design elements as the higher end brand Custo Barcelona. So for the first time ever I bought a clothing items and accessories that have prints all over them. I couldn’t resist the couple of graffiti printed shirts and bags from their latest collection.

Desigual is already something of a household name in Spain and its logo is a familiar sight. Fun, fresh, authentic and rebellious, coupled with a sense of humour are the key brand values, Offering a directional range of men and women’s casual wear.

The brainchild of Thomas Meyer, Desigual began in 1984 with the objective to create a fun and differentiated clothing range at accessible prices. Meyer originated from Switzerland and had been working in the Spanish fashion industry selling remarkably designed second hand clothes.

The decor of the store is perhaps testament to Meyer's style, with the white walls decorated with graffiti that passers by might write on a wall at a party. The first slogan for the brand was 'Desigual is not the same', and this continues to be the driving force behind the label over twenty years on.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Catalan Model- Andrés Velencoso Segura

Top Male Model Andres Velencoso Segura has been producing memorable and unforgettable images since he started modeling; the Banana Republic ads, Chanel Allure campaign, Louis Vuitton with Jennifer Lopez ads, and of course the legendary cover and editorial with Inez on Arena Homme +. Born in Tossa de Mar, Girona a small, beautiful Mediterranean village on the Costa Brava of Spain, some ninety miles from Barcelona, Andres got into modeling through the suggestion of his mother. After just immediately being signed to Group Management in Spain his career sky rocketed to the top.

“I was in Barcelona when I broke my ankle and it was my mother that suggested I go to a modeling agency. She thought I should try it. She was always trying to get me to try out for Mr. Spain or things like that, even though I always told her no. I didn't want to be a "Mr." anything. But she was always asking me about it, and my sisters too.
So quietly one day I went to see this tiny agency next to my school, just to check it out. But the guy there told me I had an amazing potential and encouraged me to go to Group instead, which is one of the big agencies in Spain. He really encouraged me.” From Modellaunch.com
“..models are always on the road and it’s difficult to focus on a relationship. Family is always there for you but it’s different in what concerns to others persons. It is difficult to keep girlfriend and friends because some of them tend to think you forgot about them because you are not physically there…from “The World his Runway” Man Magazine.


Agencies:
2pm Model Management
Models 1
Beatrice Models
Wilhelmina New York
LA Models

Next Company
Donna Models
Stockholms Gruppen Models/Atom Agency
Marilyn Agency
Spanish Models
Irene Marie
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Q Models Profile

Andrés Velencoso y Paz Vega trabajan juntos

Models.com Interview

Making of Carte Noire Commercial

Carte Noire

Cortefiel S/S 2008

Sand F/W 2006 AD

Ermenegildo Zegna Spring Summer 2008


There are more photos and interviews of Andrés Velencoso Segura here, Andresseura.net