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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

On Monday the fashion industry lost one of its greats, and a true living legend, Oscar de la Renta.

His career unofficially began at the young age of 19, when he started drawing clothes for newspapers and fashion houses to make extra money while at university in Spain. This work led to an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor. De la Renta's career started to take off in 1961, when he became a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris. 

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Oscar de la Renta has produced some of the most beautiful couture, bridal, and ready-to-wear fashion in the world. Here is a brief look at some of his most recent memorable work...

Amal Alamuddin with Oscar de la Renta. 

Amy Adams

Cameron Diaz

Jenna Bush

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Alba

Jessica Biel

Kerry Washinton

Kristin Davis

Lupita Nyongo

Michelle Dockery

Oprah Winfrey with de la Renta

Sarah Jessica Parker portraying Carrie Bradshaw

Oscar de la Renta: 1932-2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

It's time to get to know our fabulous fall featured members for October! (Say that three times fast.) We are thrilled to have so many talented people as part of the ModelWire Network community. If you are interested in in collaborating with these (or any other members) consider posting a project through your MWN account. All collaborations are eligible to be featured on our homepage banners!


Rashel W. was born in Khartoum, Sudan and spent her childhood in Egypt and Canada. She moved to North America in 1999 with her family, where she attended school. In addition to her modeling experience, Rashel has practiced various styles of dance including hip hop, African, belly dancing, and a bit of contemporary and ballet. She enjoys sports such as floor hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton, and volleyball.

Rashel has appeared in various print campaigns, runways, and music videos over the past four years.


Raised just outside of Washington, D.C. from the age of seven, Tim Coburn is an award-winning and talented young photographer who has masterfully honed his craft over the years. With his keen eye for fashion and innate aesthetic sensibilities, Tim was destined to pursue a life dedicated to the art of commercial photography.

Why photography?
When I was 15, my father gave me a camera and I never looked back!
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
Michael Thomas - amazing!
What inspires you?
Trends, nature, technology, and bodies.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
An edge...something special. An image I can't look away from.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
I'm a Nikon guy, all the way. I currently use the D3.
What genre does your work focus on?
I mostly focus on commercial work, but I love editorial as well. 


Venny Losiyana felt strongly from the start about her calling as a makeup artist. Empowering a woman with confidence and to feel beautiful about herself is so important, and Venny uses the power of makeup to do this.

Over the past six years she has been a makeup artist in Indonesia, Singapore, and New York. Her work is known within the wedding, fashion, and editorial industry. Since coming to New York, Venny has been doing makeup for photo shoots, fashion shows, short films, and weddings.

Why Makeup Artistry?
I enjoy seeing my clients smile after seeing the end results. Everyone has beauty, but not everyone can see it, and through makeup, I can help bring out their beauty.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
Scott Barnes
What inspires you?
I see every makeup event as a new canvas. I'm inspired by the client's face - the structure, uniqueness, and strengths I bring out, while correcting the weaknesses.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Someone photogenic
What product can you not live without?
I cannot live without my eyebrow pencil.
What genre does your work focus on?
Commercial, editorial, fashion and beauty. 


Since 2000, hundreds of Massachusetts and New York residents have been experiencing the creation of modern, chic, and manageable hair styles by Janice LaTorre, a professional stylist licensed in both states. Most of Janice's professional career was spent in Massachusetts, at an Aveda Concept Salon, Indra.

In 2010, Janice decided to pursue a career path of her own and created her own business, Janice LaTorre Professional Hair Care. In MA, Janice is one of the busiest stylists in the Andover area, maintaining very high clientele retention. New to NYC in 2010, Janice quickly gained popularity upon the trendy and fast-paced island. She was based out of Red Market Salon for about 2 years before becoming a freelancer. As a freelance hair stylist, Janice has been working on high fashion editorials, music videos, and on location services. Janice loves being able to bring the high fashion of New York City back to her Massachusetts clients.


With a strong background in fashion and design, Amanda Wall lives and breathes the work of beauty everyday. She holds a BFA in Interior Design/Interior Architecture and also worked as a professional model while completing her education. From her work in front of the camera, Amanda translated her education and experience to the production side of the business working as a wardrobe stylist and casting director for Bumble & Bumble, New York. She relocated her work from NY to LA, where she continues to model and style. She is co-founder and Creative Director of Whitehouse Los Angeles. Amanda also owns and directs Whitehouse Models, a boutique modeling agency in LA.