Saturday, 13 December 2014

Gwilym Pugh: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Gwilym 
Age: 30 (shhhhh)
Birthplace: Wales 
Agency: First Models (London) KULT Models (Germany)
Category: Fashion 

Gwilym is no stranger to success, found gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as Cosmopolitan and Huffington Post.  Gwilym’s distinctive style as the perfect English gentleman appeals to the fashion minded.  Being featured in the critically acclaimed Red Hot 100 by Thomas Knights, Gwilym on the fast tack to stardom.

Gwilym can be found gracing the walls of global super retailers such as Duchamp London, Diesel and Bellfield. being known for his striking blue eyes and trademark red beard Gwilym is this weeks model of London!

How were you discovered: I was approached by some photographers through Instagram originally. After moving to London i was scouted by First.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Being named as one of the 13 Hottest Male Red Heads Ever by Cosmopolitan Magazine was pretty surreal.
Whats your dream booking: Harley Davidson on location in Yosemite National Park, California.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. I joke.... I'm a big fan of John Varvatos.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Its a new addition but my burgundy leather jacket.
How do you keep fit: My super smoothies along with cycling and yoga.
Whats you favourite food: Thai green curry with jasmine rice is my specialty.
What do you do for fun: I play harmonica and guitar. Im also a closet nerd and love sci-fi books and movies.
Whats the best thing about being you:  I have to mention this glowing beacon on my face at least once I guess! It works like an ice-breaker without having to open my mouth lol I love it!
If you were an animal what would you be: An Orangutan.
Instagram: GwilymCPugh

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy

Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

BLAQ ZINQ for KALTBLUT MAGAZINE Online exclusive! Ones to watch.








With the fashion industry growing by the day! Headwear is to men what handbags are to women!
New and exciting luxury headwear label BLAQ ZINQ plans to set the way in high class design for mens headwear that most other design labels overlook. 

In the build up to their launch. We meet the creative mind behind the band and find out wants in store for mens accessories in 2015

Tell us a bit about BLAQ ZINQ. 
BLAQ ZINQ wanted to look closely at the details of headwear and recreate them in a better way and then push headwear further by always bringing fresh forward thinking designs.
We felt it was important to honour the creative genius found in the different Arts, those that push the human race forward. Our hats are like the crown that sit on top of the mind, so we have named every hat after great philosophers, innovators, and remarkable artists who gave something incredible to the world and who we like to call "The Creative Minds”.

What’s your inspection behind your current collection? 
To produce a headwear brand that was like no other ever made, something that people would love, we  were inspired to be the headwear brand that was for the style focused individual. First collection was use of textures and embroidery,with the use of a predominant black colour throughout. 

Who would you most like to see wearing your range?
Obviously a lot of obvious cool, elegant, fashionable people like Pharrell Williams,J ustin Timberlake or Rihanna yes, but secretly someone like a Barack Obama or a Richard Branson would be cool, cause they would then instantly become cool-er. lol. or even the Artist "Banksy" first ever face reveal was with a BLAQ ZINQ hat.

Whats the best piece of advice you were ever given? 
It was 2 pieces of advice by different people but go together.. 
1 Do it with passion, or not at all.
2 Do something right the first time so you won't have to go back to do it again.

Tell us about your journey that lead you to this point.
Personally, I have been playing professional football for 17 seasons, I've lived a very eventful life living in 6 different countries across the world so my experiences ignite my creative mind. 

Whats the best thing about running BLAQ ZINQ.
I think it's everyday, working on what we are passionate about.

Why did you decide to start BLAQ ZINQ?
It was because no one else was doing what we are doing.I was always looking for hats that had style and quality and there wasn't a lot out there, so it was natural to look into creating it myself.

Who's your favourite fashion icon? 
Tom ford is brilliant, sharp and elegant, but I think someone like Michael Jackson was incredible in his style.

What do you do in your free time? 
Everything is so busy in my life so can be hard to do simple things so i enjoy doing the simple things when I can. I also enjoy a nice restaurant,my fave is Asian fusion.i Iove travelling too and It's not uncommon for me to be on a plane 2/3 times a month. One day I could be in America and next day be in Canada or UK.

What does the Future hold for BLAQ ZINQ? 
We are working on some amazing things but we can't really talk about yet, all I can say is you will see collaborations and even more originality. We are very excited about the great ideas we are working on.

Links:
www.blaqzing.com

Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Text: Karl Slater

Ellen Burton: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


MODELS OF LONDON! Celebrated face Ellen Burton takes center stage in her own interview and accompanying photostory capturing the quirky character behind the brows!  Ellen’s career has taken her to the glossy pages of International Vogue, Marie Claire and the cover of Hunger Mag to name but a few, so it’s no wonder KALTBLUT Magazine wanted to find out more! 

Sharing everything from how she got into modelling to her love of pajama’s, Ellen’s personality glitters as much as her beautiful pics do! 

Name: Ellen Burton 
Age: 18 
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk 
Agency: Profile Model Management 
Category: Fashion
How were you discovered: I actually just walked into the agency. I used to be a child model and wanted to see if i could get an agency in London, I wasn't expecting to be taken on because of my height! 
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: My hunger shoot with Rankin for Prada. It was both fashion and film. It actually made the front cover of Rankin's magazine. 
Whats your dream booking: Would love to work with Mert & Marcus so anything with them would be a dream!
Who's your favourite fashion icon: The almighty Kate Moss! 
What item of clothing could you not live without: PJ's!!!
How do you keep fit: I don't. Although sometimes i run for the bus...
Whats you favourite food: Hawaiian pizza! 
What do you do for fun: Sleep? 
Whats the best thing about being you: My mahogany desk and leather bound book collection. 
If you were an animal what would you be: CAT!!!!!!!!!
Instagram: ellieburton012

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Kiehls & A la Carte Cosmetics
Wardrobe: Dress by American Apparel and Bomber jacket by Unconditional 

Models Of London: Volume 02!

Models Of London: Volume 02!
I decided it was time to evolve the Models of London Concept, after working on the project for the last 22 weeks I wanted to utilise all the experience from working with so many different models and bring that into the images. 

Hope you all enjoy the new direction.

Check out the previous stories on

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Philip Ellis: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater



Name: Philip Ellis 
Age: 21 
Birthplace: Stockport, Manchester 
Agency: Established
Category: Fashion
Philip Ellis was booking Dazed & Confused covers the moment he was signed. In the 3 short years since he’s been working, he’s graced the pages of I-D, Another Man and November Magazine. His hard edge council estate boy vibe helped him book Campaigns for Religion and the Trill x Harvey Nichols. Currently studying fashion design at Central St Martins ,KALTBLUT Magazine is looking forward to what Philip has planned for the future.

How were you discovered: On the internet..but things kicked off when I moved to London in order to study.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Shooting with Nick Knight has been a definite highlight. He was incredibly polite and the final image is amazing.
Whats your dream booking: Something for Paris fashion week.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: John Galliano.
What item of clothing could you not live without: A flight jacket.
How do you keep fit: I walk a lot, does that count?
Whats you favourite food: Pork pies.
What do you do for fun: Im always having fun.
Whats the best thing about being you: Its fucking fabulous.
If you were an animal what would you be: A tiger!
Instagram: philipjellis

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.

Wordrobe: Unconditional http://www.unconditional.uk.com/

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

George Hammond: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: George Hammond 
Age: 21 
Birthplace: Leamington Spa 
Agency: AMCK 
Category: Fashion

George Hammond is still a new face but this hasn’t stopped him! In his first season he’s walked the catwalk for huge names, such as Calvin Klein, Richard James and Duchamp as well as these George can be found gracing the pages of British Mode Magazine. George has everything the clients are looking for and for this reason he’s this weeks Model Of London! 

How were you discovered: I was on the tube on my way to play football and Patrick from AMCK scouted me.

What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Walking for Calvin Klein in Milan.

Whats your dream booking: Anything alongside Rosie Huntington-Whitely.

Who's your favourite fashion icon: David Gandy.

What item of clothing could you not live without: My Janoski Air max, indestructible!

How do you keep fit: Gym.

Whats you favourite food: Haribo!

What do you do for fun: Travelling, just got back from Indonesia.

Whats the best thing about being you:  My goat impression. And more recently modelling, its made me travel all over the place and meet amazing people.

If you were an animal what would you be: Should probably say goat then....

Instagram: hammondgeorge

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.

Wordrobe: Unconditional  

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Jacob Hankin: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater

 

Name: Jacob Hankin 
Age: Unknown 
Birthplace: Liverpool, Sydney, Australia 
Agency: Established 
Category: Fashion

Jacob Hankin is no stranger to success, gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as GQ, Harpers Bazaar, I-D, Mens Health and Fucking Young to name a few… Jacob has the look that appeals to the fashion minded. But the big names don’t stop there! Jacob can be found gracing the walls of global super retailers such as Topman and Pull & Bear. Known for his intense eyes and strong jawline Jacob Hankin is this weeks model of London!

How were you discovered: At a music festival in Sydney.

Whats your dream booking: A major fragrance campaign would be a dream come true.

Who's your favourite fashion icon: David Beckham - Always looking freshhhh!

What item of clothing could you not live without:
 My Armani bomber jacket.

How do you keep fit: I do weights and cardio 4 times a week.

Whats you favourite food:
A juicy steak!

What do you do for fun: Hang out with mates, play/watch sports, Ps4.

Whats the best thing about being you: Being different to everybody else. I haven't met another person who has reminded me of me.

If you were an animal what would you be: Lion.

Instagram: jacobhankin

TEAM CREDIT
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.
Wordrobe: Unconditional 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Ivane G: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Ivane G
Age: 23
Birthplace: Nancy (France)
Agency: Profile Model Management
Category: Fashion

Fresh born Ivane was destined for success, booking her first job for one of the most famous department stores in England, Harrods! Since then she’s worked with high fashion labels such as Ives St Laurent, Givenchy, Christopher, Kane and Balenciaga. Ivane is on the fast track to model stardom. We think Ivane is someone with a bright future ahead of her, thats why we selected her for this week’s Models Of London.

How were you discovered:
A french photographer contacted me as he was coming to London and wanted to shoot with me. Then a friend told me I should go and see agencies with her. I got signed with a small agency then travelled to Spain with Uno. When I got back a friend hairdresser talked to Christophe (from Profile Models) who called me a couple of days after and signed me.

What has been the highlight of your carrier so far: I have been to Germany to work for Adidas. We did a video and a huge show there. I also go to Paris with Matches to shoot the new Saint Laurent collection. I did some showrooms for Vivienne Westwood. I also worked with Coco Rocha during fashion week and Kate Moss for a George Michael video, they are both amazing. Not sure which one i preferred!

Whats your dream booking: I would love to work for Elle or Vogue !

Who's your favourite fashion icon:
Alexa Chung, I love her style and she looks like she would be a laugh.

What item of clothing could you not live without:
High waisted levi’s shorts - You can wear them with anything!

How do you keep fit: I like running by the canal and lift some weight sometimes.

Whats you favourite food: I love food! I am French so i eat a lot of bread. Even better with cheese and red wine :)

What do you do for fun: I love going out with my friends in East London, going for a walk by the canal and baking. I do some bar job sometimes as well, i love it.

Whats the best thing about being you: I get to wear amazing expensive clothes and get paid for it :)

If you were an animal what would you be: A cheetah!

Instagram: ivaneldn

TEAM CREDIT
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos
Wardrobe: American Apparel

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Asher Flowers: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater

Name: Asher Flowers  
Age: 21 
Birthplace: Wales 
Agency: AMCK Models
Category: Fashion

3 years ago, Asher’s focus was on studying for a degree in Cardiff, growing up playing Rugby in a small coastal town in West Wales.  A-Level results day came and he took a chance on moving to London to study Advertising/Public Relations. Asher would go on to feature in international fashion magazines, walking shows designers such as Astrid Anderson, Sibling, Ada + Nik and then opening the first Moschino SS15 show in London this year.  He is currently represented by AMCK Models London, Joy Models Milan and RED Models NYC. No one can deny Asher is a rising star and this week’s Model Of London!

How were you discovered: It was actually my sister Rachel Anthony who is a stylist (www.rachel-anthony.com). I helped assist a few times, who said i should i try it. I had a test, cut down some mass and was luckily enough to be given an opportunity by AMCK. I have been really fortunate with the support i have had from family and friends.

What has been the highlight of your carrier so far: I was fortunate enough to open the first Moschino show in London for SS15. They (Moschino) spotted me in my friend Pantelis Prodromou's magazine 'Coitus', felt somewhat of a double win for his talent being recognised. My mum even cried.

Whats your dream booking: Vogue Hommes International front cover, surrounded by Victoria’s Secret angels feeding me grapes.

Who's your favourite fashion icon: It has to be the 3 Davids. David Beckham, David Gandy and St David... The patron saint of Wales.

What item of clothing could you not live without: I had this gold kimono tailor made when i went on a holiday to Vietnam, i wear it at pre drinks. It just has really fond memories attached to it.

How do you keep fit: I have played rugby the past 6 years with some of my closest friends, three who event went on to play professionally (2) Ealing Trailfinders and (1) at Bedwas RFC, however with modelling i have had to loose size so i can fit into the clothes. It can be so aggravating as you can be left with this skewed body image. However I'm lucky that i get tips from friends, including one who is a PT (@constandring) i also have @fatsadik to stand next to in pictures to make me look better. I plan on running a half marathon next year as well with pal James.

Whats you favourite food: Carbs.

What do you do for fun: The same as most 21 year olds; being world renowned on FIFA, spending time with friends, sport, cooking and buying things i don't need.

Whats the best thing about being you: Im just lucky with stuff i guess.

If you were an animal what would you be: A seal.

Instagram: asherflowers

Asher wears top by Unconditional  http://www.unconditional.uk.com/ 

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Josh Weatheritt: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater




Name: Josh Weatheritt 
Age: 22
Birthplace: Wegberg, Germany
Agency: D1
Straight off the bat Josh Weartheritt was getting bookings. This German born model came to London, only to be discovered at Glastonbury.
Although in modelling terms he’s still a new face Josh has graced the pages of Homme+ and working with photography stars such as Frederico Ferrari and David Sandeen. We love Josh’s look and predict he’s going places! That’s why we crown him this weeks Model Of London. 
How were you discovered: I snuck into Glastonbury festival and got scouted there!
What has been the highlight of your carrier so far: One if my first jobs was for JD which was cool, it was the first large sum of money i'd ever seen. 
Whats your dream booking: Burberry
Who's your favourite fashion icon: I don’t have one.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Boxers
How do you keep fit: I do 7 minutes exercise every day
Whats you favourite food: I like all savoury food. Probably pies are my favourite
What do you do for fun: I play drums in a band, plus i produce and play piano when i get the chance
Whats the best thing about being you: Playing music
If you were an animal what would you be: Probably a meerkat

Josh wears blazer by unconditional  http://www.unconditional.uk.com/ 

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater www.Karlslater.com
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta www.jocoletta.com 
Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.

Using Bubble N Bubble products.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Ellis Cooper: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Ellis Cooper 
Age: 22 
Birthplace: Sunderland 
Agency: None 
Category: Lingerie  

Introducing Ellis Cooper, a lingerie model turned actress who writes comics, photographs beautiful women, manipulates knives and can count past 10…. I know, unheard of! 

Having moved to London at 18 she's become a constant in the alternative scene and paved a golden path between sexy and satanic. Gracing the pages of magazines from Playboy to Bizarre it's hard to place this vixen in an exact genre but that in its self puts her in a bracket of her own.

How were you discovered: I wouldn't say so much discovered, more like stumbled upon. I had a pretty fierce selfie game going on, on Facebook and an agent got in touch with me, I was with GIRL Management when I first started out. I owe a lot to their support. 
What has been the highlight of your carrier so far: A highlight was probably realising I'd created a brand, apposed to just being a face. That was pretty jarring and special. 
Whats your dream booking: Oooo, my ultimate life goal is to work with Quentin Tarantino so... definitely that! 
Who's your favourite fashion icon: I love all things 90's inspired, my boyfriends t-shirts and checkered shirts are my ultimate go to. 
What item of clothing could you not live without: My leather jacket, I've had it since I was 15 - it's seen some dreadful sights! A loyal leather jacket should be on everyones 'couldn't live without' list. 
How do you keep fit: I try to go to the gym 5/6 times a week, even if it's just for half an hour. For me its important to keep a clear mind and working out is perfect for that. Plus, it means I can eat a shit tone of cake. 
Whats you favourite food: All things Japanese. 
What do you do for fun: I've recently started photography, so I guess I would say that.
Whats the best thing about being you: The best thing about being me is without a doubt the people around me. I'm surrounded by the most inspiring and talented group of individuals, I'm so very very lucky. 
If you were an animal what would you be: Definitely a monkey. No question. 
Instagram: elliscooperofficial 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Matthew Whalley: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Mathew Whalley 
Age: 21
Birthplace: Crawley, England 
Agency: First Models 
Category: Fashion 


Matthew Whalley signed to First Models has only been on the scene for a short time, but being a new face hasn’t stopped him working with some of the biggest retailers in the UK, including Jack & Jones and Debenhams. 
His strong look has helped him book editorials in young forward thinking fashion magazines such as Pause Magazine, #5 Magazine with regular features in Hair Journal Magazine. Matthew is definitely one to watch thats why we selected him for this weeks Models Of London.

How were you discovered: Discovered at the agency.
What has been the high light to you career so far: 3 pages in hair journal (HJ) magazine.
Whats your dream booking: Life time contract with Versace as a descendant of Adonis.
Who's your favourite fashion icons: Bruce Lee, Tinie Tempah and David Gandy.
What item of clothing could you not live without: My Air Jordan's I.
How do you keep fit: Cage fighter George st. Pierre's body weight training and my SUPER salads!
Whats your favourite food: SUPER salad! (Secret recipe) (;
What do you do for fun: Basket ball, bleach clothes, parties and skateboard.
Whats the best thing about being you: I am naive and find life fascinating.
If you were an animal what would you be: A tiger because I love to travel, I turn heads and I'm family oriented.
Instagram: mathewwhalley



TEAM CREDIT
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Nick Byam
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Go24.7 & MAC
Model: Mathew @ First Models 

Photography Assistant: Orestes Economou