POPULAR GIRLS: Tartinery, the NoLIta eatery, was brimming with babes on Monday night, with the female-to-male ratio seeming to be about 10 to 1. Scott Lipps had taken over the restaurant’s lower-level to host a dinner party for the launch of One.1K — a new addition to his modeling agency, One Management — that focuses on representing women with big social media followings. In addition to being professionally good-looking, One.1K girls might also be DJs, musicians and surfers, modeling for brands while also becoming brands and personalities in their own right.
“It’s the future of where modeling is headed,” Lipps explained. “We noticed over the past few years that a lot of the girls we repped had really big followings — like Chloe Nørgaard, Bar Refaeli and Poppy Delevingne — and I started to see a lot of those types of deals happening in the business.” Lipps said he often works with Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat, the founders of Galore Media, who co-hosted the dinner with Alicia Rountree and have launched a partnering agency called Kitten. (The “k” in One.1k stands for kitten.)
Models Hailey Clauson, Rocky Barnes, Lisa Ramos, Bo Koehler and DJ and producer Tiësto made an appearance during the cocktail hour, mingling and posing for selfies. Bryana Holly Bezlaj — better known as her Instagram handle @bhollyb, who as of this writing has 691,088 followers — had some Instagramming tips for what gets the most ‘likes’ on the platform. “Sexy photos,” she said, without missing a beat. “I feel like women and men both appreciate sexy, beautiful girls. And I notice that if I bring in another girlfriend and we throw on bikinis at the beach, that works even better.”
And as for what sort of photos don’t garner the same reaction? “Food doesn’t work,” she said. “Or too many sunsets.”