Vogue's 'Model.Live' Ends, Models Pledge To Go On

'Model.Live', the oddly punctuated series put together by Vogue » 11/07/08 6:00pm 11/07/08 6:00pm and IMG to fill the void of industry-related reality television bearing the fierce imprimatur of Nighttime Tyra, didn't serve up its finale webisode as expected today. Instead, the three models featured — Madeline Kragh, Austria Alcantara, and Cato Van…

Vogue's 'Model.Live': "I Feel Like My Confidence, More And More. This…

Where do the models go after fashion week? Model.Live » 10/24/08 6:00pm 10/24/08 6:00pm, the never-ending web documentary, stays with its subjects to the bitter end. Austria, the beautiful Dominican who (until she signed with IMG!) has had a tough show season. The overt racism of the industry, her comically unhelpful mother agent/chaperone, Socrates…

Vogue's 'Model.Live': "Don't Change, Just Improve."

The new Model.Live » 10/10/08 4:00pm 10/10/08 4:00pm is sort of a wrap-up of the show season that has just passed — and upon watching it, I realized this entire series has contained no surprises. We've witnessed the ascent of Cato Van Ee, which was foretold in her Prada/Miu Miu exclusive of six months ago. We've seen Madeline Kragh, who works…

Vogue's 'Model.Live': "Everybody's So Sorry, And They Love Me, But…

This week on Model.Live » 10/03/08 1:00pm 10/03/08 1:00pm, Cato, Austria, and Madeline reach Paris. And in the City of Lights, things go topsy-turvy. (Except for Cato. Cato still books everything. And gets reunited with Simon. Awww.) Austria gets a belated lecture on castings etiquette from her booker (the scene captures the essence of the peculiar…

Vogue's 'Model.Live': "Maybe The Clients Call You, Maybe They Don't.…

Fashion week — which really should be called fashion month, or fashion six weeks, or fashion long-enough-to-get-blisters-and-your-period — finally hit the Continent, and Vogue » 9/26/08 2:40pm 9/26/08 2:40pm's Model.Live was there to bring you the highlights as experienced by three young models named Madeline, Cato, and Austria. And at last the…

Vogue's 'Model.Live': Crap Instructions From A Casting Agent

Another week, another fashion extravaganza to rush headlong into. London, the littlest fashion week » 9/19/08 12:00pm 9/19/08 12:00pm, is in full swing as I type this, and Austria and Cato are here to show us how walking more than a dozen shows in six days is done. (Blister Band-Aids, your own eye makeup remover, and a big bottle of cheap conditioner…

Vogue's Model.Live Sets New Online Series Record For Time Taken To Jump…

The latest episode of Model.Live » 9/12/08 1:40pm 9/12/08 1:40pm could not have been a greater disappointment. After teasing us with promises of uncensored, unguarded behind-the-scenes dish, 's reality series finally reaches New York Fashion Week — and dissolves into a simpering collection of jump-cuts and runway footage and generically exciting…

Vogue's Model.Live: The New York Fashion Week Hustle Begins

It's fashion week, so Madeline, Cato and Austria are busy hoofing it down runways — and doing all the castings, fittings, and journeying around town that leads to them. (For that matter, so am I! Seventeen appointments yesterday left me zombified on the couch, too tired to do anything for dinner but munch on a big… » 9/05/08 4:20pm 9/05/08 4:20pm

Vogue's Model.Live: Models Are Strange, When You're An Agent

Vogue » 9/03/08 3:00pm 9/03/08 3:00pm sneaked up the third installment of its modeling "documentary", "Model.Live" over the long weekend. Austria, who may be as young as 15, explains how she got into the industry — via the Ford Supermodel of the World competition, her participation in which ironically attracted IMG's attention instead of Ford's —…

Points For Effort: Vogue Reality Series About Modeling Is Surprisingly…

American Vogue’s online reality series, Model.Live, unveiled its first episode today, and I’m sad to report that it’s not the irretrievably tacky, so-bad-it’s-good, corporate-sponsored suckfest I was hoping it would be. (Hoping? I am a mean-spirited person.) The series — which, at $3 million (or around $31,000 a… » 8/19/08 3:00pm 8/19/08 3:00pm