Sunday, November 21, 2010

FTV Countdown

This is what all fans wait for. A glimpse at the person behind all the clothes and makeup; the person off the runway and behind the scenes.

This season Freja comes in at #2 on the FTV countdown, up a spot from #3 last season. Bear my cheesiness, but she's like a fine wine, getting better with age. ;)

She also takes the top spot for the city of Milan. No interview; just a compilation of catwalk looks starting at 13:30:

Here are a few things that caught my attention:

-It's funny how we go from always napping backstage at Marni, to literally jumping up and down with energy this season @ 1:15.

-Perhaps we should expect a career transition into music very soon. After all, Freja has a DIY home studio with a plethora of guitars, a piano and drums. That doesn't simply sound like something she does casually on her off days--seems more serious than that to me.

-Oh, so those combat boots Freja was sporting everywhere this past season are Balmain. Who knew? So Christophe makes a $1,000 version of something Doc Martens makes for $100. I'm totally side-eyeing Decarnin right now.

-About a year after her initial move to New York, Freja is moving again. This time to Brooklyn. Why does it feel like everyone and their mother is moving to Brooklyn these days? It's not like the rent is any cheaper...

Anyway, it's always a pleasure to watch these videos. Most of the time, models are seen and not heard, so it's a treat when FTV puts these out after each season. If you have some time to kill, take a look at the rest of the girls making up the top ten.

10. Kasia Struss
9. Ginta Lapina
8. Karmen Pedaru
7. Julija Steponaviciute
6. Monika "Jac" Jagaciak
5. Lindsey Wixson
4. Frida Gustavsson
3. Caroline Brasch Nielsen
2. Freja
1. Karlie Kloss

It's a solid list and I'm happy to see girls like Julija and Karmen included. There are others I could do without, but you win some, you lose some.

Image Credits:, bellazon. Videos courtesy of Fashiontv Youtube Channel


Miguel said...

Love your blog


Anonymous said...

I love to see her smiling so much backstage, it's such an infectious grin.
How amazing would it be if next year she suddenly had a number 1 or something.

Gill Ford said...

I have to say, I expected Karmen to be top 4? I'm so proud of Miss Caroline though, hopefully we'll see a bit more of her after an excellent runway season... I'm praying that she'll get booked for more eds as a result (God knows she needs a bit of practice).

Verrrry interested to see what Freja's planning musically. Particularly since she's been critical of her voice in the past. But from what I've heard, that's total bullocks.

Eyes and ears peeled, I suppose :)

peter irvine said...

i could watch that again and again and again . . shes so courteous :)

balmain and chloe <3

Anonymous said...

@ gill ford: now that we know your friends with cat and carta we'll find you wherever you go... tell kitty cat i said hi, won't you?

Kath [TTSH] said...

My friend just asked me: why is she just in second place? she should be the first!
yeah i agree with her but well...
she is the cutest thing on earth, I cant get enough of her!

Rrose Sélavy said...

At anonymous @ 5:45: Huh? I have no idea who you are or what you're talking about, but whatever it is, please take it off this blog. Thanks.

@ Kath: It's based on number of show opening slots, so Karlie actually did have Freja

toots! said...

anyone knows what bag she's using? the black (long) sling bag - definitely not a chanel anymore.!

Anonymous said...

^proenza schouler ps1 bag