Vogue's 'Model.Live': "Shows Don't Even Pay. At All. Nothing. Zero.…

I never know how I'm going to feel about "Model.Live." Some episodes, it tries so hard and achieves so little of interest, and then other weeks it's like they more or less just let the camera roll and the footage is effortlessly compelling. This time they find the sweet spot. Madeline, after a really tough show… » 10/17/08 3:40pm 10/17/08 3:40pm

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": Castings Can Really Be A Grind

As I suspected, Madeline has become my favorite of the three new faces profiled in Vogue » 8/29/08 3:00pm 8/29/08 3:00pm's online reality show, "Model.Live." The girl doesn't much go for moderation: a 20-year-old from Logansport, IN, she has already found time to live in Arizona, Athens, Berlin, Geneva, and Sydney, attend a year of college, and…

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