This will be the Biographical look at a former Disco Baby and Fashion Model from the late 1970's to early 1980' the present, hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have...

Saturday, July 30, 2011


1,462 views this month, breaking the all time view of 1,159 back in July 2010 thank you, but it would be nice if you followed or joined my Blog, I am in desperate need of members, as I would like to get paid for this, and in order to get paid I need advertisers, and unfortunately they are not looking at views but rather the amount of followers one has.
Even if it is just curiosity that has brought you here please follow…this would mean the world to me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music. 

Last year Kanye was front row at fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris unfortunately in Paris he was turned away at the door to many fashion shows.
Kanye is to debut his ready to wear women’s line this year at New York Fashion Week, I will def. keep you posted, as I will break my ever loving neck to see that show.

once again Blogger has given me three font sizes...sorry

Sunday, July 24, 2011


 Dita Von Teese was born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972, in Rochester, Michigan, the middle of three daughters. Her mother was a manicurist and her father was a machinist at a company that made graphite. She is of partly Armenian heritage.
Von Teese is well known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic retro style. This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up in. Her mother was a fan of old, Golden-era Hollywood films, and it was from her that Von Teese developed a fascination with the actresses of that day, especially Betty Grable.
She was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age, and danced solo at age thirteen for a local ballet company. Though she originally wanted to be a ballerina, Von Teese states that "By 15 I was as good as I’d ever be." She was later to incorporate this element into her burlesque shows, where she frequently goes en pointe.
Von Teese has appeared on a number of best-dressed lists and frequents the front row of fashion shows, particularly Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs, labels she is often seen wearing.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Found dead in her North London Flat of apparent drug overdose…this is a sad day, say what you will about the girl, she had talent, just bad management..she was 27.


 Little Pixie Geldof (born 17 September 1990) is a young British model and socialite, most recently modelling for Debenhams.
She is the youngest daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Her sisters are Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. She also has a younger half-sister, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof, daughter of Yates & INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Her mother died on her 10th birthday in 2000.
Her first magazine cover modeling appearance was for Tatler in 2008.
She has also been the face of ad campaigns for Levi's, Diesel, Henry Holland, Agent Provocateur, Loewe and Pringle of Scotland as well as walking for Vivienne Westwood, PPQ, Luella and Jeremy Scott.

Shows how much I know, I did not know Pixie was a Model, I have never seen her on the Runway, at shows, OMG  last year for London Fashion Week, Pixie was front row for EVERY show.

Picture below is how I know Pixie...front row at all the shows.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


 In my most humble of opinion, I believe this to be the star of Couture Week…

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Last year at Fashions Night Out.

I have completely cut out all sugar in my diet, which caused a dramatic loss of weight, at least ten pounds!  It is like as soon as I got the marriage license, I blew up!  Then I moved back to New York City, and blew up even more, all together I weighed 217 pounds…Good Googly Moogly!  What kills me is that it happened overnight, seemingly!
Now, I have been a bean pole all my life, thin but very well defined, or as they say “cut”,  and never in a million years thought I’d be FAT!  I hear Skinny children talkin’ ‘bout they FAT, the truth is, you have body image issues, that if not checked could lead to eating disorders!  Yes I can say that!  I who at one time lived on broth, water, and enemas!  Because I thought my size 30 waist was fat!
I am a guy, a guys guy!  Gay, but no flame.  But even I was comparing myself to the thin models I worked with, as androgynous as I was!  Part of me wanted to be muscle bound and the other half, waif,  so there I was a “cut” waif.  LOL.
Well, now I am a little older and obliviously my metabolism has leveled off and now I gain weight, OKAY, so from 217 I now weigh 207.3 I lost ten pounds, thank you Jesus!  Because 217 was truly not cute!
The picture above is about how big I am, some say that is not big, humph, maybe I am the one with body image issues...LOL.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Vogue Italia cast a bevy of black models in its "Black Allure" spread, which hits newsstands in the glossy's February issue. Ajak Deng, Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa Pena, Jourdan Dunn, Melodie Monrose, Lais Ribeiro, Rose Cordero, Mia Aminata Niaria, Sessilee Lopez, Joan Smalls and Georgie Baddiel all strike a pose in the latest Versace, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Dior.
Editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani blogged on the topic of diversity in modeling last week, writing:
There isn't a problem and it's not a problem in fashion either. There is no discrimination. I've explained many times this argument in my posts, in December for example when the Washington Post mentioned Vogue and as a publication that cares for black girls, and comparing the great success of Eastern models to the lack of black models in the industry. Prejudice? Absolutely not.
Iman, Naomi, Liya Kebede, Alec Wek and many others are a proof. Lazyness in the research or scouting? This yes. No other reason.
We continue to give it more space in the magazine and website. The truth is that real beauty doesn't care for skin color or nationality.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


 Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (born July 25, 1955), professionally known as Iman (which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Iman is the daughter of Marian and Mohamed Abdulmajid. Her father was a diplomat and a former Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and her mother was a gynecologist. She has four siblings: two brothers, Elias and Feisal, and two younger sisters, Idil and Nadia.
For her education, Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Kenya, where she studied political science at Nairobi University.
Iman is Muslim, and fluent in five languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English.
While still at university, Iman was discovered by American photographer Peter Beard, and subsequently moved to the United States to begin a modeling career. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue a year later in 1976. She soon landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, establishing herself as a supermodel.
With her long neck, tall, thin frame, fine features, naturally straight hair, copper-toned skin, and exotic accent, Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali. She became a muse for many prominent designers, including Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, and, in particular, Yves Saint-Laurent.
I remember the first time I saw Iman, there use to be a GAP on Sixth Avenue, here in New York in the Village, well, she came out of that GAP as I was walking in, I thought I would faint!  She was absolutely stunning, with just a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt with stilettos!  I watched her as she walked to the end of the block to hail a cab and noticed the entire block had come to a stop and everyone was looking at her, how could they not, she took complete command of the sidewalk.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Gareth Pugh’s screening of its Spring and Summer 2011 collection in London was a first for an audience that is use to seeing collections walk down a runway…this time they were ushered into a Theatre to watch the film of the collection, it was absolutely awesome!!!
Fashion films are nothing new; YSL, Chanel, and other top designer have made short films as a means of advertising.  The Manifesto Campaign by Yves Saint Laurent has been doing short films for years now, and we almost expect them.  Yohji Yamamoto has a short film for his Y-3 line that is pretty much a fashion show in its self.
There are those in the Fashion Industry that would like to see the end of the Runway and only bring you Fashion Films for the show of collections…hmmm we will just have to see where this goes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


This month marks the first Anniversary of HAMILTONMODE, what does this mean to me, and am I where I want to be in my first year?  This entry I will discuss my unrealistic ambitions and expectations, and a clear reality check.
Funny, by now, a mere year, I thought I would have a million fans and that I would be getting invites to all the Couture shows, I thought I would be turning Bryan Boy out, that I would be a superstar Blogger, after all this is, what I was meant to be doing and the world would have recognized this and I would be a blogging superstar…okay SNAP OUTTA IT!  I am no one in the Fashion World, I have spent only a year at this while others have spent almost a decade doing this and are just now attending shows and getting recognized, so who do I think I am, that I should not spend my blood sweat and tears in order to achieve the things I would like, after all nothing good comes easy, and should not, like my Art, I thought after my first show I would be the next Jean Michel Basquiat, and that I should have sold out and that my paintings would be one hundred thousand dollars out the gate…delusions of grandeur would you say, GADS.  The reality is I must show a little, well in  my case a lot of patience and a lot of humility, I must in short, show some maturity around “work” and this is what this is.  You do not get hired as, let’s say the office clerk and become the CEO overnight after all.  The reality is, I could very well NEVER get an invitation to Haute Couture Week and that I will find myself doing what I am doing now for the same 58 people from now on.  Will this mean I am not a blogger, no it just means the universe has found something better for me and that super stardom is just not for me, does this mean I have failed, NO it does not, it just means I must accept my ordinary vocation in life, after all not everyone is meant to be a star.
My wish, I wish that all the people that read my blog would take the time to click “follow” I would really like to grow in number of followers…but hey, what am I going to do, I cannot make anyone follow, I can only ask.  I wish, that when in this my first year, when I send letters out to Designers that they are receptive and allow me to attend their shows…well, my plan was to keep this under 500 words so I better bring this to close with THANK YOU, ALL WHO HAVE EVER READ HAMILTONMODE…views my first year 5,763.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This really happened, and it made me think.  I was strolling down Fifth Avenue and saw this woman handing out flyers, I paid her no mind as, well, just paid her no mind.  I was taking pictures of windows and of street chic, people that I felt were letting 5th Avenue have it!!!  When she came to me and ask, “Are you saved” WELL!  I have no time for religious fanaticism whatsoever, but thought, I would indulge her for a minute.  Her question to me was this, how can you serve God and an industry that celebrates one of the seven deadly sins…VANITY.
Well, I was not ready for this at all; it totally shattered my face, as they say.  So without thought I said, I celebrate “fashion” by wearing high end clothes as praise to God and the temple He has given me.  LOL…and bided her a good day.  But as I made my way to the subway on 57 Street, I began to think, what does this mean.  Got home and Tweeted and Facebooked, “How do you praise God in an industry that celebrates one of the seven deadly sins…vanity.” Well, I knew no one on Twitter would respond, but my Facebook friends rallied, and gave me some very interesting perspectives…in short, I do not celebrate “vanity” nor am I absorbed in Vanity, I dress well as a means of glorifying God, there is a difference.  It is like I do not want to only look good for myself but for God as well, I mean He has blessed me with the means to wear YSL and Gucci loafers and whoever else I want to get done up in, so why not…but I am sure God is not in heaven saying werk it Hamilton!  LOL

Monday, July 11, 2011









Saturday, July 9, 2011


 Abbey Lee Kershaw (born 12 June 1987 in Melbourne, Australia) also known as Abbey Lee, is an Australian fashion model. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel.
As a child, Kershaw was always in the hospital; when she was four she suffered from meningitis and had to have two spinal taps. She also had a tumor on the knee, and several of broken bones from climbing trees She "grew up with 42 nationalities" explaining in an interview, that her primary school of 150 children, was very multicultural. She later went on to win the Australian 2004 Girlfriend Model Search. After high school, in 2005, she moved from Melbourne to Sydney to begin modeling. She lived 100 meters from the beach and it was while at the beach where she got scouted by Chic Management's Kathy Ward, the model scout that also discovered Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris. She signed with Chic Management within weeks. In 2007, Kershaw signed with Next Management and by March had moved to New York City. On 11 December, named her the “Next Superstar”.


Lara Catherina Stone (born December 20, 1983[4]) is a Dutch model.   Stone is famous for being the face of Calvin Klein.
Her trademarks include the gap between her front teeth and her wobbly runway walk, which can be attributed to her size 7 feet, smaller than the regular runway shoe which are size 8-10.   On February 19, 2010, she was tabulated as the world's number-one fashion model on the international modeling site's Top 50 Models Women ranking, a position she maintains as of May 2011. She also ranks 10th on the site's "sexiest models" list.[6][7]
Lara Stone was born in the small Dutch town of Mierlo to a Dutch mother and a British father. She was first discovered in the Paris Metro when she was 14 and took part in the Elite Model Look competition in 1999 when she was just 15.  Although she did not win, she impressed Elite executives and was signed to Elite Modeling Agency and began to model.
Stone left Elite and signed with IMG Models worldwide in 2006.   In January, she made her runway debut when Riccardo Tisci put her in his Givenchy couture shows in Paris. Later that year she was an exclusive for Calvin Klein.[10] 2007 proved to be more lucky when she had a big Bardot-like spread in March’s Vogue Paris, and then got the cover for their April issue. "Sometimes a girl just touches you," Carine Roitfeld, the magazine’s editor, said. The New York Times' fashion critic Cathy Horyn named her the "anti-model" in her On the Runway blog; describing her as not your typical runway android with her gap front teeth, stunned expression, and Lurch walk, which can be attributed to her small size 7 feet — runway shoes are at least a size larger.  All the buzz over Stone prompted New York Magazine to rank her No. 2 on their "Top Ten Models to Watch" for in New York Fashion Week.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Discovered on the streets of her native Denmark by a modeling agent passing by in a taxi, Erichsen made her debut as a model in 2005 at the fall Paris and Milan shows of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu (which she opened). She continues to walk the runways of New York, Paris, Milan and also London, both in the Ready-to-wear and Haute Couture seasons. Erichsen has walked for Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Prada, Balmain, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix, Zac Posen and Sonia Rykiel, among many others.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for brands such as Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Gucci, Harry Winston, Inc., Hugo Boss, H&M, CK by Calvin Klein, Hermès, Chanel, Gianfranco Ferré, Pringle of Scotland, Emporio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld, MaxMara, Valentino, Pollini, Jaeger, GAP, and Tom Ford eyeswear. She is one of the faces of the fragrance Gucci by Gucci along side Natasha Poly and Raquel Zimmermann, and starred in the television advertisement directed by David Lynch. She was also the face of the Calvin Klein fragrance IN2U. In 2011, she became the face of the fragrance Valentina by Valentino.
She has appeared in editorials for many fashion magazines, including the American, French, Italian, German, British, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian editions of Vogue, Interview Magazine, W Magazine, American and Russian Harper's Bazaar, French and Korean Numéro, i-D, V and Purple. She has also appeared on the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Purple, Vogue Paris, French and Korean Numéro, i-D, V, W Magazine and the Chinese, Portuguese, South Korean and Japanese editions of Vogue.  In 2008, casting agent James Scully, said of Erichsen:

"The queen of cool. Probably one of the most-requested models of all my clients. She is the perfect old-school clothes-hanger with a little eighties androgyny thrown in."

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Gisele may hold the title of Forbes most powerful model, but Polish supermodel Anja Rubik can boast of being the most 'in-demand'.
Fashion industry internet forum The Fashion Spot have deduced that between April 2010 and April 2011, the 26-year-old face of Fendi was so popular that she beat out models including Chanel and Louis Vuitton girl, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Calvin Klein model Lara Stone, and Versace girl Abbey Lee Kershaw.
Rankings were the product of research charting the number of magazine covers each girl had, how many fashion shows they appeared in, how many Twitter followers they have and the number of Google searches of their name.
Rubik began her modeling career soon after graduating from high school. She has been featured on the covers of various magazines, including French, Korean, Latin American, Japanese, Spanish, Australian, and German Vogue, Korean and French Numéro, Nylon and Elle. She has modeled for such designers/brands as Givenchy, Chloé, Christian Dior, Hermès, Valentino, Gucci, , H&M, GAP, Lanvin, Balmain, Belstaff, Armani, Lacoste, DKNY, Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Estee Lauder, Roberto Cavalli, and Chanel. She has also done haute couture for Valentino, Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Elie Saab.


Anna Dello Russo is the editor at large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. She has a bachelors degree in Italian Literature and Art History and attended the Domus Academy Milan. Previously she spent 18 years at Condé Nast Italia as Fashion Editor at Vogue Italia and serving as Editor of L'Uomo Vogue from 2000-2006. Dello Russo was born in Bari, and currently resides in Milan. She is self-described as a "passionate fashionista" and has been described by Helmut Newton as a "fashion maniac". Dello Russo is often featured in popular street style blogs The Sartorialist and Jak & Jill. She has gone on record to state that she owns over 4,000 pairs of shoes. To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the clothing website printed 10 different shirts for sale, each with one of Dello Russo's top ten outfits. The shirts went on to sell out within the first day they were made available.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Franca Sozzani (born January 20, 1950) is an Italian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia since 1988.
Franca has been at the forefront of Fashion since the beginning of her career. Sozzani started her career at Vogue Bambini and directed legendary publications LEI since 1980 and PER LUI since 1982 before heading up the Italian edition of VOGUE in 1988. She was appointed editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Italia in 1994.
She is founding member of CHILD PRIORITY – a non profit organization created by Condé Nast to offer concrete study and work opportunities for those who have none, despite being talented and artistically gifted.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Emmanuelle Alt (b. 1967) became the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in February 2011, succeeding Carine Roitfeld. Alt had been fashion director of the magazine from 2000, when Ms. Roitfeld assumed the chief editor’s position and hired Alt directly from Mixte magazine.
Alt, who was educated at the Assomption-Lübeck school (Institut de l'Assomption) in Paris, has a makeup free youthful appearance and often wears jeans while eschewing dresses and skirts. She is often found dressed in her signature blazers or jackets, paired with skinny jeans and towering heels. The Lübeck is a bourgeois institution run by the Little Sisters of the Assumption. The alumnae, who have obviously been prepared for the clothing trade, include Caroline Deroche of Givenchy, Mathilde Agostinelli of Prada, Victoire de Castellane of Christian Dior, Vanessa Seward of Loris Azzaro, and Camille Miceli of Louis Vuitton as well as former French first lady Cécilia Sarkozy.
About her intentions for the future content of French Vogue, she has stated: “I don’t think there should be radical changes”.  And she intends to remain with the magazine’s past stable of photographers, such as David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber.
During Roitfeld’s tenure the publication’s 2010 circulation rose from 100,000 to 140,000, during the global financial crisis. The increase was probably encouraged by the magazine's content — much of it styled by Alt as well as Roitfeld — in a provocative manner that included a great deal of nudity and sadomasochistic appurtenances.
Alt's first issue at the helm was April 2011.