Introducing Eian Scully

Eian Scully has graced the pages of Hercules, Interview, Haute Living, and Vogue Spain. Eian can also be seen in the latest campaign for 2(x)ist and recently completed a 10-page spread for Instinct.

How were you discovered?

I was discovered playing hacky sack in a park in Montreal.

What had you been planning to do before you started modeling?

I was planning on going into the fitness industry because I love anything athletic and really enjoy natural food and preparing it.

What expectations did you have for your career before you started?

As a 17-year-old right out of high school who had never traveled, I really just wanted to experience new cultures and see the world. 

What was the hardest thing to get used to with modeling?

I would have to say the hardest thing was getting used to the inconsistency. Some weeks and months are very busy and others are not.

Did you think about your longevity as a model when you started?

I really did not know where it was going to go, so no I did not think of the longevity as a model when I started.

What was your most memorable modeling job?

I would have to say the most memorable job I did was the 2(x)ist campaign. I put in a lot of hard work and was in the best shape of my life. I flew to LA for the first time and had a blast with the crew on set.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the industry?

The most surprising thing I learned about the industry is how much work goes on behind the scenes that no one outside the industry knows about and how much passion everyone has for their jobs.

Have you thought about what you want to do after you finish modeling?

I’d like to go into the fitness industry and pass on all I have learned in the last 10 years.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That I’m a huge hippie and I love yoga and tea.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life

Follow him at @EianScully

Hannah Ferguson – Babe Watch

Hannah Ferguson hails from a small town in rural Texas. You might recognize her as a Sports Illustrated rookie or from her spot in those Carl’s Junior ads, but wherever you have seen her before get ready to see plenty more of her. Hannah spoke to me about growing up in a strict military family, adjusting to life in New York and why you won’t find her spending her down time at the mall.

Tell us how you got started in modeling.

After I graduated from high school I participated in a model search that summer, held by the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas. I ended up winning and immediately moved to Dallas and started modeling.

Growing up in rural Texas how did you adjust to life in New York?

My transition from life in Texas to life in New York was such a huge move for me. Where I’m from is completely the opposite from the city. I was lucky enough to live with two of my sisters for the first few years which definitely made my life a lot easier. As with a lot of things, it just took time to get used to the lifestyle.

Both of your parents are Marines. How did your upbringing influence your approach to modeling?

My parents instilled in me the importance of being a hard worker. If you want something you have to work for it.  Their support and those two factors played a big part in where I am today.

How did you feel when you were selected as one of Sports Illustrated’s rookies?

I was in utter shock and completely excited. It was a dream come true. I have been so blessed by this life changing opportunity. I couldn’t be more grateful.

What has the response been from your friends and family to your success?

I think some people are shocked given where I went to school and grew up, but everyone has been so supportive, encouraging and happy for me.

What do you hope to get out of your career?

I want to have longevity in my career and just continue to advance. I have new goals that I have set for myself and hope to be successful in reaching them.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing?

I would have either taken the steps to open my own barber shop or become a pre-k/kindergarten teacher.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I hate shopping and I only go into a clothing store if there’s something I need.

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

My short-term goals are to continue to work hard and be successful so that when I become a mother and wife I can still continue to model. Ultimately, I like the idea of having a business of some sort.

Follow her at @TheHannahFerg 

2014: The Year In Review

Two thousand and fourteen hailed a triumphant return for models as their presence dominated the covers of magazines and many of them became social media stars. Interviews with industry veterans Haylynn Cohen, Shirley Mallman, Agyness Deyn, Danielle ZClaudia Mason, Liisa Winkler, Lisa Cant, Jade Parfitt, Michelle Alves, Anne VMini AndenNathan Bogle and Scott Barnhill featured heavily. While the world was introduced to Bart Grzbowski, Leebo Freeman, Morris Pendlebury, Justin Hopwood, Dan Murphy, Dorian Reeves, Cory Bond, Toby Sandeman and Ataui Deng all of whom are making their mark in the fashion industry.  

We gained a behind the scenes look with Soul Artist Management founder Jason Kanner, Casting Director Andrew Broz, Trump Model Manager Gabriel Ruas Santos-Rocha and boutique talent agency The Lions. It was a great year for artists too as illustrator Justin Teodoro, photographer Conor ClinchDJ Jason Eldredge and founder of Hello Mr. magazine Ryan Fitzgibbon emerged as ones to watch. Hairstylist Rhett O’Donnell and colorist Christopher John shared their tips with us while personal trainer Justin Gelband and Pilates instructor Gretchen Johnson talked about the importance of the mind and body connection.

I would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support and belief in my vision. This wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of you.

Anne V Uses Social Media To Give Back

Power house talent agency The Lions NY has a roster of models that not only dominate the runways and campaigns for blue-chip clients but have a notable social media presence that many of their models utilize to create awareness for charities.

The Lions’ approach to managing their talent is unique in an industry that has grappled to adjust to an increasingly dominant social media presence. The public use Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date with their favorite models making them more accessible, thus relatable.

Supermodel Anne V partnered with brands Alex and Ani, Solid and Striped and DL 1961 in her latest charitable campaign Gratitude Season. A portion of the sales go to charities she supports, Every Mother Counts and One Campaign.

I have been blessed with amazing experiences for which I am extremely grateful,” says Anne. “I believe that giving back and sharing our blessings with others is what makes the world go around.”

According to a recent article she wrote about World AIDS Day for YahooStyle, Anne realized early in her life that opportunities for women were limited. It wasn’t until her international modeling career took off that she was able to use her status as a platform to empower those less fortunate.

With the support of The Lions, Anne is fulfilling her desire to help others by using social media to draw awareness toward causes that are close to her heart.

To learn more about Anne’s charitable work follow her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

To keep up with The Lions follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PMT X Toys For Tots

Kick of this holiday season with Voices of Fashion presents Project Model Tee X Toys for Tots December 5, 2014 at  Tacombi’s Cafe El Presidente from 8 – 11 p.m.

Enjoy DJ sets by Ira Elliot of NADA SURF & Blood, a silent art auction, tacos, and an open bar! Please also bring an unwrapped toy as a donation to Toys for Tots and to help families in need have a happier holiday.

Tickets available here