Category Archives: Casting Director

Featured Article: Alanna Arrington for Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan November 2017


Alanna Arrington wears Chanel and photographed by Christian Ferretti for Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan November cover, styled by Anna Katsanis. Hair and makeup by Riad Azar and Joseph Carrillo. Casting by Jorge Morales. (source)


Featured Article: #art8ambyinterview with Mara Kasanpawiro


Our latest #art8ambyinterview subject just secured a coveted slot of Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2018 Worldwide Exclusive at Paris Fashion Week under her belt! And who knew that this 16-year-old Dutch girl got Indonesian descent from her father side!?

Read on below to know more about the statuesque beauty.

You were an Worldwide Exclusive for Louis Vuitton recently for their Spring Summer 2018 fashion show, we’d like to hear about the exciting process!

In Holland I went to a casting to meet Ashley Brokaw, a short time after that my agent told me that I was in option for the Louis Vuitton show. I went to Paris to meet Nicolas (Ghesquière) and within a few days I was booked for the show. I was so incredibly happy when I heard this. The whole team was so sweet and caring and I had an amazing time working with them. Walking the show was like a dream coming true. It was such a beautiful collection and I am really grateful that I have been part of it.

We understand that you have Indonesian heritage, can you elaborate more about that? And have you ever visited Indonesia?

Yes, my mom is from the Netherlands and my dad from Indonesia. Sadly enough I haven’t been to Indonesia yet but I definitely would love to go there someday. It seems like a beautiful country and it would be interesting to see where my roots come from.

Who are the models that you look up to as inspiration to work in this industry? Have you ever met your favourite models/celebrity and get starstruck?

I think that it is really difficult to chose a specific person because there are so many models that do really great and are inspirational in their own way.

Opening major shows, gracing the cover of Vogue Italia and walking for Victoria’s Secret fashion show are some of models dreams. What would be your dream job in modeling industry?

For me, walking this show was already a dream that came true. Of course I hope to do more shows and I would love to shoot a campaign for a big brand or grace on the cover of Vogue Italia.

What is your favourite beauty routine and how do you keep your hair healthy during fashion week and after photo shoots?

After photo shoots and shows I love to wash my hair and use a hair mask. Instead of washing it out after a few minutes I like to keep it for a bit longer, or sometimes I wash it out the next day. It really helps to keep my hair soft. For skincare I don’t do that much. I always wash my skin properly and use a good moisturizer afterwards.

What are your essential things to pack during casting week?

I always bring a bottle of water, some food, and of course my heels. Beside this I always try to have something with me that I can do if I have to wait for a long time, for example a book/magazine to read or homework.

We learn that you are signed by some of the world’s top modelling agencies – Micha Models Amsterdam, Women Management Milan, Paris and New York, and Premier Models London, can you share to us the story behind how you started modelling?

I actually never thought of modelling myself before I started, until Micha scouted me on Instagram. Since then it has all started.

Which one these is more of your hobby: reading books, watching movies/tv series and listen to music? And who/what are your current favourites?

I prefer watching movies and tv series but I also love to listen to music. Designated Survivor has been one of my favourite series so far and when it comes to movies I like to watch thrillers. I listen to different styles of music but pop is my favourite.

What do you usually do during your free time? And do you have any hidden talent?

I love to go shopping, go for a run or just relax during my free time.

Lastly, what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? And what is your guilty pleasure?

After I finished secondary school I want to work as an fulltime model. If I weren’t modelling, I would follow a study after. My guilty pleasure is chocolate and ice cream.

Mara Kasanpawiro is represented by Micha Models Amsterdam, Women Milan, Women Paris, Women Management New York, and Premier Models London.

Images are courtesy of Micha Models and Vogue Runway.


Three Covers of Crash Magazine Fall 2014


The cover models are Cindy Bruna (by Dan Smith, casting by Elodie Yelmani), Vittoria Ceretti (by Frank Perrin, styling by Armelle Leturcq), and Chiharu Okunugi (by Blossom Berkofsky, styling by Angela Esteban Librero). (source)




Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign








UPDATED JULY 02ND 2014: Added new campaign images.

Marc by Marc Jacobs’ first campaign with new creative director and design director Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley is making a strong statement with a cast of real people and a social media twist.

Marc Jacobs and stylist Katie Grand opted to use Instagram for models, and so, for a week in April, they asked those interested to submit photos of themselves by including the hashtag #CastMeMarc.

“It seemed like a great idea to me, as casting through Instagram seemed cool, current and strong,” Jacobs said. “We wanted the ads to shout with youth and energy…to be fresh and reclaim the spirit that the collection had when we first conceived of it — to be another collection, not a second line.”

There were 70,000 entries, and working with casting director Anita Bitton, the company whittled them down to 50, who were then directly messaged. Some 30 finalists from around the world, including South Korea, Russia and Australia, were flown to New York; nine made the final cut and were photographed by David Sims in early May. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Marc by Marc Jacobs: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.




Belstaff Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign




UPDATED JANUARY 23rd 2013: Added new campaign images featuring Janis Ancens, Maud Welzen, Daria Strokous, Monika Jagaciak and Ben Hill.

The campaign featuring models Daria Strokous, Maud Welzen and Janis Ancens was photographed by Craig McDean with the styling by Karl Templer. Paul Hanlon and Mark Carrasquillo were responsible for the hair and make up of the models who was casted by Anita Bitton for The Establishment.

Click here to view last season campaign images.

Images via TFS.



Jimmy Choo 24:7 Stylemakers Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign


Sean Thomas photographed famous casting director Natalie Joos for Jimmy Choo 24:7 Stylemakers latest campaign images.

Images via Models.com








Editorial: Saskia de Brauw by Jan Welters for Antidote Magazine




Androginy – Saskia de Brauw in a black and white potraits for Antidote Magazine lensed by Jan Walters . Yann Weber select designers fall collection from Burberry, Stella McCartney among others. Spikey mullet Hair by Seb Bascle and smokey bold eyes by Make Up Artist Alice Ghendrih, Casting Director Sibylle De Saint Phalle.

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Editorial: Aymeline Valade for Antidote Magazine




Tulsa – Aymeline Valade stunt a skater girl for Antidote Magazine lensed by Jan Welters and styled by Yann Weber, Hair by Christoph Hasenbein and Make up by Steven Canavan, Casting director by Sibylle De Saint Phalle.

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Alberta Ferretti Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign



UPDATED MARCH 02nd 2012: Added two new campaign images via Women Management New York blog.

Newcomer Janice Alida is paired with the current face of Louis Vuitton, Daria Strokous, by casting director Michelle Lee for KCD for the Spring Summer 2012 campaign preview of Alberta Ferretti photographed by Glen Luchford.

The two models are replacing previous campaign faces such as Arizona Muse, Sasha Pivovarova, Sigrid Agren/Monika Jagaciak, Constance Jablonski/Hanne Gaby Odiele/Dorothea Barth Jorgensen/Kasia Struss and Madisyn Ritland/Nimue Smit/Viktoriya Sasonkina/Dorothea Barth Jorgensen.

Image via TFS.


Editorial: Anne Vyalitsina by Giampaolo Sgura for Antidote #2




Fantasque – a tribute to Guy Bourdin with Anne Vyalitsina for Antidote #2 Shot by Giampaolo Sgura and Styled by Yann Weber. Anne wears Colorful ensemble along with bold color makeup by Adrien Pinault and a slicked back coif by hair stylist Tomohiro Ohashi bring complete look to the images / Casting by Sibylle De Saint Phalle.

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