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Men's Market Mayhem : Hype, Longevity and The Future of Men's Agency Management

Can Baptiste Giabiconi ride that privileged Karl Lagerfeld platform all the way to icon-hoodCan Baptiste Giabiconi ride that privileged Karl Lagerfeld platform all the way to icon-hood

"The lifeblood of any model, male or female is the customer coming back. We can be the best possible agent and make that opportunity of the booking... that one time. We can get you in to see that customer who ordinarily would not have requested you...that one time. But the only one who can make that into a repeat booking is you when you get on set"

Sean Patterson , President of Wilhelmina Management.

CURRENT LISTENING: O SUPERMAN: LAURIE ANDERSON (MATT MIX)

Ohhhh wow. I just stumbled onto this DIY re-mix of Laurie Anderson's very legendary O Superman .

REFERENCE LIBRARY: BIG 14: BEYOND COOL: BOB RICHARDSON

Debbie Deitering PH: Bob Richardson from Big # 14 : Beyond CoolDebbie Deitering PH: Bob Richardson from Big # 14 : Beyond Cool

'You can't be afraid to suffer. If you're afraid to suffer, you'll never be an artist. Editors used to say "Bob, why are you so difficult?" And I'd say "Listen, I'm not just a photographer -you don't understand -I'm an artist who happens to use a camera. You're not dealing with me right, you're talking to me like I'm some photographer. I don't know how to do what you're asking me to do. I only know how to do what I do. You're making me feel stupid and I'd appreciate if you wouldn't do that."

Bob Richardson in Big #14, 1996.

TI IS MAD FOR: Freshwest: 'Brave New World' lamp for Moooi

Extra points for the " random thought-initiated construction"Extra points for the " random thought-initiated construction"

This one is a monster but methinks it's going to be one of the monster hits of 2009.

CURRENT LISTENING: Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. : FAUNTS

The Faunts is my tranquilizer. Wonder if that's grammatically correct?The Faunts is my tranquilizer. Wonder if that's grammatically correct?

The terrible names they come up with for this kind of music....like "mumblecore" .

WHO'S ON FIRST 2009

Lara vs Natasha for the New No 1 slot at MDC.Lara vs Natasha for the New No 1 slot at MDC.

Raquel Zimmerman has ruled the No 1 spot at MDC for almost two years now, signaling that she is indeed that rare, rare paragon of longevity.

CURRENT VIEWING: Jonathan Borofsky: Five Large Paintings: Human Structures: Deitch Projects: 76 GRAND STREET

Jonathan Borofsky, Five Large Paintings, Installation view, Deitch Projects, 76 Grand Street until June 20, Photo by Adam ReichJonathan Borofsky, Five Large Paintings, Installation view, Deitch Projects, 76 Grand Street until June 20, Photo by Adam Reich

Gotta love Deitch's Project's consistency of line and adamantly personal taste point.

SCOOP DU JOUR: AGENCY MUSICAL CHAIRS STRIKES AGAIN

Is it a new Spring pastime on the NYC agency scene to do an upheaval?

CURRENT LISTENING: ANGELA: JARVIS COCKER

Jarvis: Like the grooviest 45 year old math teacher EVER!Jarvis: Like the grooviest 45 year old math teacher EVER!

Fashion and art entwined...that's a given these days. But how about music and art,

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