About Calvin

A freelance writer/editor/artist/teacher, Calvin has worked on the production desks at Wallpaper*, Monocle at Attitude magazines in London among others. When he's not found rummaging through charity shops and flea markets, he can be found swimming, exploring and making things.

Latest stories by Calvin

Nov 1

(Don’t) Mind the gap!

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There’s a whole new bunch of female models beaming out at us from the catwalks and covers right now, and they’re not just grinning widely because they’re beautiful, successful raking it in, and, actually on THE BLOODY FRONT COVER OF VOGUE, no, they’re bearing their teeth for purely aesthetic reasons.

Sep 6

T-shirts: now men are taking the plunge!

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It’s August. It’s supposed to be summer. It’s bloody freeeeezing in London. You’d think the hideously wet and windy weather here would mean people would be covering up, but never before has so much cleavage been on display. Everywhere you look, bare chests – bronzed, buffed and beautiful (well, not always, see Simon Cowell below) – are averting eyes on the high street. Thing is, this time it’s not men ogling women’s boobies – the cleavage in question is male.

Aug 24

Stick to the karaoke, loves! Modelling and music shouldn’t mix!

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Yep, believe it or not, Ms Walking Tantrum did actually release a full albums’ worth full of what could loosely be termed ‘music’ (the highlight being the lead single Love and Tears).

Nov 11

Posh passes up the Photoshop… apparently!

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Ex-Spice Girl turned design supremo, Victoria Beckham graces the December cover of UK´s Harper´s Bazaar, the coverline offering up ´Victoria´s secret – the new love in her life!´ So what or who could it be

Oct 27

French Vogue in race row after ´blacking up´ model

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Black models have always struggled to be featured, especially within the European fashion press. So what do you think? Is this photo story racist? Offensive? Could it be an ill-conceived publicity stunt? After all, open up a fashion magazine these days and it will certainly contain something controversial.

Oct 22

Do Christianity and modelling mix? One agency thinks so…

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Models of Life is a global Christian modelling agency. No, they don’t just model for Christian groups and designers; the agency represents real, up-and-coming models, but seeks also to share with them the love of Christ and the understanding that beauty is more than skin deep. Scouts from Models of Life have recently been searching […]

Oct 16

Model ban! Germany’s best-selling women’s mag to stop using professional models!

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Brigitte, the most popular women’s magazine in Germany, has decided to stop using professional models and replace them with ‘real’ women. Adding further fuel to the size zero debate, the editors have said that from next year they will only use woman in the magazine with “normal figures”. “From 2010 we will not work with […]

Sep 3

The next big things coming out of Models 1

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Hundreds of boys and girls pass through the doors of London-based agency Models 1 with high hopes of making it in the modelling word, but only a handful will get to the top. Booker Julien Miachon reveals the agency’s biggest new stars…

Aug 27

Who are the top models at Models 1?

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With around 500 working models on their books, Models 1 has got some of the biggest names in the business on its books. But who is most in demand? Julien Miachon, a booker on the main board at the agency, gives us his opinion…

Aug 24

The boys are back in town: sons of the rock elite are making it big in modelling

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Pale-skinned Cave, also with Independent Models, was one of the standout models at June’s autumn/winter menswear shows in Paris and Milan and has modelled for labels including Balenciaga, Costume National and TopShop. During the Comme des Garçons show in Paris, his photograph appeared in the Press when he paid tribute to Michael Jackson by writing the words “RIP Smooth Criminal” on his arm.

Most popular stories by Calvin

Nov 1

(Don’t) Mind the gap!

By

There’s a whole new bunch of female models beaming out at us from the catwalks and covers right now, and they’re not just grinning widely because they’re beautiful, successful raking it in, and, actually on THE BLOODY FRONT COVER OF VOGUE, no, they’re bearing their teeth for purely aesthetic reasons.

Sep 6

T-shirts: now men are taking the plunge!

By

It’s August. It’s supposed to be summer. It’s bloody freeeeezing in London. You’d think the hideously wet and windy weather here would mean people would be covering up, but never before has so much cleavage been on display. Everywhere you look, bare chests – bronzed, buffed and beautiful (well, not always, see Simon Cowell below) – are averting eyes on the high street. Thing is, this time it’s not men ogling women’s boobies – the cleavage in question is male.

Aug 24

Stick to the karaoke, loves! Modelling and music shouldn’t mix!

By

Yep, believe it or not, Ms Walking Tantrum did actually release a full albums’ worth full of what could loosely be termed ‘music’ (the highlight being the lead single Love and Tears).

Nov 11

Posh passes up the Photoshop… apparently!

By

Ex-Spice Girl turned design supremo, Victoria Beckham graces the December cover of UK´s Harper´s Bazaar, the coverline offering up ´Victoria´s secret – the new love in her life!´ So what or who could it be

Oct 27

French Vogue in race row after ´blacking up´ model

By

Black models have always struggled to be featured, especially within the European fashion press. So what do you think? Is this photo story racist? Offensive? Could it be an ill-conceived publicity stunt? After all, open up a fashion magazine these days and it will certainly contain something controversial.

Oct 22

Do Christianity and modelling mix? One agency thinks so…

By

Models of Life is a global Christian modelling agency. No, they don’t just model for Christian groups and designers; the agency represents real, up-and-coming models, but seeks also to share with them the love of Christ and the understanding that beauty is more than skin deep. Scouts from Models of Life have recently been searching […]

Oct 16

Model ban! Germany’s best-selling women’s mag to stop using professional models!

By

Brigitte, the most popular women’s magazine in Germany, has decided to stop using professional models and replace them with ‘real’ women. Adding further fuel to the size zero debate, the editors have said that from next year they will only use woman in the magazine with “normal figures”. “From 2010 we will not work with […]

Sep 3

The next big things coming out of Models 1

By

Hundreds of boys and girls pass through the doors of London-based agency Models 1 with high hopes of making it in the modelling word, but only a handful will get to the top. Booker Julien Miachon reveals the agency’s biggest new stars…

Aug 27

Who are the top models at Models 1?

By

With around 500 working models on their books, Models 1 has got some of the biggest names in the business on its books. But who is most in demand? Julien Miachon, a booker on the main board at the agency, gives us his opinion…

Aug 24

The boys are back in town: sons of the rock elite are making it big in modelling

By

Pale-skinned Cave, also with Independent Models, was one of the standout models at June’s autumn/winter menswear shows in Paris and Milan and has modelled for labels including Balenciaga, Costume National and TopShop. During the Comme des Garçons show in Paris, his photograph appeared in the Press when he paid tribute to Michael Jackson by writing the words “RIP Smooth Criminal” on his arm.

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