At Chic, we work closely with animal welfare organizations, such as RSPCA to help contribute in raising awareness of animal cruelty, abandonment & mistreatment.
We've just learned that George Speros from The Society Management New York, an agency we work very closely with has recently launched 'My Dream For Animals.'
to educate readers to the widespread mistreatment of animals, critters
domestic and exotic alike. As the name implies the site proposes
achievable “Dreams” and details the dire situations, but also includes
how actions can translate to positive change. The site also profiles
people and organizations actively impacting the well-being of animals.
George didn’t have to look far to find other animal lovers to help him
with outreach for the launch of his site, wildly good-looking ones, too.
Runway and editorial stars such as our Alisa Ahmann and Catherine McNeilamongst them jumped on the
chance to get behind his cause, sitting for the lens of Scott Mac
Donough, all subtly channeling their primal nature.
George Speros: It is a website created to educate people about
animals and how they are treated. My intention is to hopefully inspire
them to make different choices and/or take action to help.
In just a few words, why is this an important cause?
Because animals are feeling beings and should only be treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
You described the approach as non-confrontational, can you expand on that?
I feel the key to change is educating people about things they might
not be aware of, showing them the wide range of feelings and emotions
animals possess, and then letting them make their own choices. You’re
not going to change a woman’s mind about fur by spray painting her fur
coat, but you might if you show her the personalities and emotional
lives of the animals used to make the coat
What were some difficult habits for you to kick that went against this new-found pursuit?
Pizza! I love cheese but became a vegan after I made the connection
in my head that the dairy industry is the veal industry. Cows need to
constantly have babies to produce milk. If the newborn is male it is
sold to veal farms within a day or two after birth
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Our Noam Frost features on IMZCR8 this week in a tell all interview... If you thought you knew Noam Frost, think again.
WHO IS NOAM?
From Israel. Born in tel aviv. I am passionate about music. I can spend
hours filing through old records and going to concerts. I love tattoos
DO YOU HAVE ANY?
Not yet. But I will.
WHERE DOES YOUR NAME COME FROM?
(pronounced No - Am)
All the names in Hebrew have a meaning, Noam used to be a boys name
until the 90s, but now it's unisex. It means gentle, so basically when
someone touches you with that 'softness'.
Frost - my grandparents are Polish/Hungarian/Russian. It's such a young
country that there is a really big mix of cultures. French, Spanish,
Moroccan , German...
WHAT'S THE MOST DOMINANT CULTURE?
There are 2 million Russian. I guess Polish, Russian, Moroccan or Spanish are most dominant. It's so diverse.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?
My mum used to model in the 80s in Paris. She did pageants in Israel.
When I was young I would look through her portfolio. My dad is a reality
TV director for shows such as Israel's Next Top Model, Survivor,
Amazing Race, Master Chef, Beauty and the Geek - all the Isrealie
versions. He used to tell me I'm not aloud to model until I was 16. Then
he made a film on the fashion industry and worked with my mother agent.
He said if you are going to model this is the woman you should do it
with. So I started doing it a little at high school. Then when I
finished I flew to London and Paris fashion week walking for Mulberry,
Acne, Johnathan Saunders, Christopher Kane. It kind of all took off from
WHAT'S THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
That I can get into character and play around. It's fun to travel not
just to locations, but within my head and get something new from every
shoot. It's like acting.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE BITS SO FAR?
Christopher Kane was my favourite show to walk for. His collections are
like art. Such talent and so nice. I recently shot the Dion Lee Resort
16 collection in Sydney. I also walked for him in London. I really liked
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
Celine. It's so clean and refined.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP IN ISRAEL?
I think there is a lot of misconceptions about Israel . A lot of the
time I get asked if we have to walk around covered up. Tel Aviv is a
beach city. It's a hot country and the night life is amazing. There is
such a big restaurant and food and coffee culture there. I love Tel
Aviv. It's my favourite city in the world.
YOU MENTIONED YOUR DAD DID NEXT TOP MODEL...WHAT IS THE FASHION INDUSTRY LIKE IN ISRAEL?
It's quite small. After a few months you will know everyone. It feels
like family. For 20 years there were no runway girls. Just commercial
jobs. When my mother agent, Elinor Shahar, sent me overseas to do the
shows and it went well, it started a wave of Isrealie show girls. Israel
is a small country so when the girls do well we are very proud.
There are a few big designers. One, Alon Livne, he just did the Beyonce
tour, and the designer for Lanvin, Albert Albez is Isrealie. The style
is beach clothes and fine taloiring. Israel is like Australia, we don't
really have a winter so that restricts the style. There is a massive
vintage scene and ripped jeans and Tshirts. We dress in a in a similar
way to you guys.
WHO WOULD BE YOUR THREE GUEST OF CHOICE AT A DINNER PARTY?
- Kate moss, Kurt Cobain and Andy Warhol.
IF YOU COULD GIVE THE WORLD ONE TIP...
That there is life after high school. For me being so tall and awkward
at school , I felt really insecure. But that doesn't matter anymore, now
it is a virtue in my career. Things get better with time and you are
accepted for who you are. We develop, and become stronger, and everyone
becomes more considerate and respectful.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN! * $5,000 cash for YOU and $5,000 cash for your scout!! * A two-year contract with CHIC Management
* A four-night trip to NY or London to meet Next Model Management Worldwide.
* An appearance in two fashion shoots for Girlfriend magazine.
* A $1,000 prize pack from Priceline Pharmacy.
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"RAISE UR PAW" need the voices and paws of the world to be raised to
help ban the YULIN DOG MEAT EATING FESTIVAL which is going to occur on
June 21, 2015.
Countless Canine Lives will be sacrificed in order to
fulfill an inhumane tradition that has been permitted to occur for many
years - and it is now time this horror is finally put to an end.
This brutal "Festival" involves what some call savouring the
"delights" of dog meat hotpot, lychees, and strong liquor -- which will
increase the abduction of strays and pets and also increase the
torturous & inhumane prisons of dog meat farms - places where man's
best friends are raised for such purposes -- thousands of dogs will
suffer, be butchered, beaten to death, skinned alive and eaten...
Our beauty Rachel Ruttshines in the latest issue ofInstyle,
looking like a floral vision in 'Pitch Perfect' she talks to Chris
Urankar and teaches us a thing or five about herself...
the international catwalks to the recording studio, model-turned-musician
Rachel Rutt is always pitch perfect. See her bloom under a canopy of striking
1. She was
born in Hong Kong...
and raised in Japan. Rutt then moved
to western Sydney with her mum when she was 15. “The beauty of the area is
that it has a strong migrant culture,”
she says. “What I love about Australia
is that everyone has a unique story, whether your family has been here
for 200 years or you arrived last week.”
Isogawa was her first big fan.
cheekbones and almond eyes, Rutt’s unique features come from her Singaporean
mum and English dad. On her debut for Akira Isogawa’s spring/summer lookbook in
2008, Rutt says her “appearance was celebrated for the first time. Before then
I was cast as ‘kooky’.”
3. She not
only models clothes, she’s made them, too.
pack followed Isogawa’s foresight and Rutt has since worked for 3.1 Phillip
Lim, Mark Fast and Wayne. “Modelling is an incredible platform for meeting
other creatives,” says the 23 year old, whose love of knitting backstage at
shows saw her release a range of clothing through UK-based label Wool And The
Gang in 2013.
4. The girl
Along with Ryan Grieve of The
Canyons, she formed Heart People. Rutt’s Björk-meets-Lykke-Li vocal style takes
centre stage, while the band’s sound is “inspired
by nature”. Watch here!