Milan & Paris: We are loaning you Stephane Olivier for a bit. –Jessica Trent


Stephane Olivier at Moncler Gamme Bleu Fall 2012 

Dear Diane, Dear Shaded Viewers,

At the menswear shows and out and about in Milan and Paris, keep an eye out and say hello to my friend Stephane Olivier, the French model & actor who lives here in Los Angeles. He took off earlier this week for the men's Fall/Winter 2012 shows and to shoot some campaigns. We will be happy to have him back soon.

Stephane Olivier, center, with Luka Badnjar, Peter Bruder, Malthe Lund Madsen, & Giancarlo by Emilio Tini for GQ Italia.

There are only a handful of models who really "wear" the clothes and command our attention. I always feel Stephane steals the spotlight from the young boys and their blank stares with his presence, expressiveness, and charisma.  Many recognize him from the Paul Smith, Tom Rebl, and Hennessy campaigns. Look for him at Moncler Gamme Bleu, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto, Paul Smith, Thom Browne, and more this season.

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Last week Stephane filmed a short with actress Elle Fanning here in Los Angeles. "Likeness" is the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, and is produced by Rhea Scott of Ridley Scott's RSA/Little Minx, Jacqueline Bosnjnak of Idealogue, and Lilly Hartley's Candescent Films.  I love Candescent Films' mantra: "Candescent Films endorses film as philanthropy. Candescent finances and produces socially conscious films in collaboration with emerging and established talent." I absolutely will be looking forward to seeing this work!


Jessica T (

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