Saturday, January 2, 2016

Slow Burn - Rianne van Rompaey

The Dutch insurgence gains momentum with Rianne van Rompaey's scintillating editorial turn for Interview Magazine under the legendary lens of Patrick Demarchelier. Modelling lace, silk, and satin slip dresses styled by Karl Templer, van Rompaey is a magnetic presence as she poses with every fibre of her being for the black & white studio portraits. The flame haired twenty year old has been kept under a slow burn since her Fall/Winter 2014 runway debut at Louis Vuitton. Paparazzi Models and Viva Model Management have adopted a super exclusive booking approach with van Rompaey making select runway appearances for Prada, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton while appearing in only the most blue chip of publications including Vogue Italia, Document Journal, Rika, Re-Edition, Holiday Magazine, Paris Vogue, Another Magazine, and British Vogue. With interest in the green eyed freckled beauty reaching fever pitch, van Rompaey was finally unleashed on American runways at the Spring/Summer 2016 collections emerging at Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra, Coach, Narciso Rodriguez, and Victoria Beckham. van Rompaey's blue chip elusive quality was once more in full effect in Milan and Paris with a select appearances at Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Versace, Bottega Veneta, and Louis Vuitton leaving showgoers and model aficionados wanting.

Rianne van Rompaey
Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Interview Magazine - December 2015
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Shore Thing - Maartje Verhoef

Vogue China kicks off the new year with the fresh-faced knock out beauty of model of the moment Maartje Verhoef in an editorial lensed by Sharif Hamza. The eighteen year old Dutchie is captivating as she poses for Hamza on a rocky shoreline wearing black and white ensembles selected by Tiina Laakkonen. Simplicity is the key with Verhoef's pristine beauty highlighted with slicked back hair and minimal make-up against a hazy ocean backdrop. Verhoef, one of modelling's most in demand cat walkers, has emerged in recent months as an editorial tour de force with stunning appearances in Intermission, German Vogue, i-D, French Numero, Vogue Italia, and American Vogue. Verhoef's evolution since her promising runway debut at Prada's Spring/Summer 2013 show is a testament to the careful development and placement of the lithe blonde by her mother agency Micha Models in Amsterdam. With a recent staggering show tally of 57 bookings at the Spring/Summer 2016 collections, Verhoef heads into the new year as the model on every casting director's most wanted list.

Maartje Verhoef
Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue China - January 2016
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Beginnings - Gemma Ward

Vogue Australia kicks off the new year with a magnificent cover and editorial featuring comeback kid and icon in the making Gemma Ward. Photographer Lachlan Bailey captures the ethereal beauty of twenty-eight year old Ward for the cover story decked out in Givenchy couture styled by fashion director Christine Centenera. Scouted in 2002 at age fourteen, Ward was one of the most celebrated models of the turn of the new millennium appearing on the covers of the British, French, Italian, and American editions of Vogue and in lucrative ad campaigns for Calvin Klein Obsession, Valentino, Burberry Prorsum, Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Hermés. At the height of her fame, Ward took an extended four and a half year hiatus from modelling only to return triumphantly to the runway opening for Prada's Spring/Summer 2015 show. Recent editorial bookings for V Magazine, Pop, and Russh in addition to campaign slots for Givenchy and Prada indicate that Ward is here to stay. Ward continues her dream run for Australian Vogue's January 2016 issue shot by Bailey on location in Phoenecia, New York wearing relaxed resort wear perfect for the outdoor setting.

Gemma Ward
Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Australia - January 2016
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Big Tease - Gigi Hadid

It's been over a month since I last blogged due to work and travel commitments however I'm back and committed to bringing you the best in editorial content to IMA's readers. What better way to kick things off than with modelling phenomenon Gigi Hadid who teams up with actor Domhnall Gleeson for American Vogue's December 2015 issue in the editorial 'The Big Tease'. The contrasting duo are transported off to Porto in Portugal for the ultimate Winter escape with photographer Mario Testino in hot pursuit. I'll admit almost doing a double take upon seeing Hadid whose crystal blue/green eyes, bee stung lips, and unruly mass of blonde curls call to mind early nineties Israeli top model Michaela Berçu. Hadid is a picture of joyful radiance as she canoodles with Gleeson and takes in the magnificent sights of Porto while decked out in pieces selected by Tonne Goodman and Michael Philouze from the collections of Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Zimmermann, Burberry Prorsum, and Erdem. Hadid's appearance in American Vogue caps off a momentous 2015 which has seen the twenty year old newcomer blitzing the field with a Victoria's Secret runway debut, W and Vogue Italia cover appearances lensed by Steven Meisel, and Fall/Winter 2015 campaigns for Balmain, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Fragrance, Max Mara, and Top Shop. With an estimated 8.6 million Instagram followers and true modelling ability, Hadid's high fashion dominance looks set to spike well into 2016. 

Gigi Hadid
US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Stylist - Tonne Goodman & Michael Philouze
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
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US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - December 2015
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - thefashionspot.com

Monday, October 19, 2015

Top Ten Newcomers S/S 16 - Alice Metza

LA homegirl Alice Metza delivered on the promise of her Fall/Winter 2015 debut at Proenza Schouler and Prada with a stunning Spring/Summer 2016 show tally of twenty-nine blue chip bookings. Metza's global melting pot looks courtesy of mixed German, Cherokee and Belizian heritage proved to be all the rage throughout the S/S 2016 collections with as she tore up the runway at Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu, Lanvin, and Valentino. Metza's 181 cm lanky frame, beguiling looks, and charisma in abundance were embraced by casting directors and designers signalling a return to a model as muse appreciation. Signs of Metza's glimmering star potential have already graced the pages of Document Journal, Interview, Heroine, Vogue Italia, i-D, and Muse. With a quirky off-beat street-style, a rare authenticity, and a larger than life Instagram account under the profile name '6bubbles6erotica6', IMA has Metza marked as the hottest ticket in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 editorial and campaign stakes.

Alice Metza
Photographer - Matthew Priestley
Source - thefashionspot.com

Jacquemus - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Victoria Beckham - S/S 2016
Photographer - Luca Tombolini
Source - style.com

Alexander Wang - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Kenzo - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Valentino - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Proenza Schouler - S/S 2016
Photographer - Monica Feudi
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Top Ten Newcomers S/S 16 - Olivia Jansing

American beauty Olivia Jansing was the surprise package of the Spring/Summer 2016 season wowing designers, casting directors, and showgoers with her handsome stoic beauty, powerful athletic physique, and beguiling runway presence. The Next Model Management-repped newcomer appeared like a bolt out of the blue debuting at BCBG Max Azria before eclipsing the field with 39 show bookings. Jansing's 178 cm silhouette was ubiquitous in all four fashion capitals on the most prestigious runways including Calvin Klein Collection, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Fendi, Versace, Marni, Chloé, Balenciaga, and Valentino. Jansing who hails from New York City was one of the standout faces of the season with her chiselled square jawline, light sprinkling of freckles and her nearing runway stare. IMA is enamoured by Jansing's all-American beauty with a twist which is reminiscent of early nineties supermodel Bridget Hall. A keen boxing and surfing enthusiast, Jansing is no doubt channeling her energies onto navigating the gruelling runway circuit and the upcoming editorial and campaign season.

Olivia Jansing
Image courtesy of Next Model Management Paris

Alexander Wang - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Calvin Klein - S/S 2016
Photographer - Gianni Pucci
Source - style.com

Chloé -
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - style.com

Prabal Gurung - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Narciso Rodriguez - S/S 2016
Photographer - Gianni Pucci
Source - style.com

Valentino - S/S 2016
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Versace - S/S 2016
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

Top Ten Newcomers S/S 16 - Karly Loyce

Parisian chic and natural beauty was seen at it's supreme best with the arrival of Martinique native Karly Loyce on Spring/Summer 2016's runways. Momentum has been building steadily for Loyce since her stunning debut at Céline during the Fall/Winter 2015 season followed by turns on the runway for Giambattista Valli and Viktor & Rolf for Haute Couture. This season saw Loyce launching a full scale assault on all four fashion capitals appearing in twenty-five of the most blue chip of shows of the season including Calvin Klein Collection, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Giles, Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Céline, Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli, and Chanel. Loyce who was scouted on the streets of Paris, displayed jaw-dropping versatility, sophistication, and undeniable star quality whether sporting her Afro hair in it's natural state or braided in cornrows. With recent editorial bookings for i-D, Another Magazine, Interview Germany, Lurve, and a Céline Fall/Winter 2015 campaign slot under her belt, Loyce heads into the Spring/Summer 2016 season in a league of her own.

Karly Loyce
i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

Calvin Klein - S/S 2016
Photographer - Gianni Pucci
Source - style.com

Alberta Ferretti - S/S 2016
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - style.com

Céline - S/S 2016
Photographer -
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2016
Photographer -
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Oscar de la Renta - S/S 2016
Photographer -
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Marc Jacobs - S/S 2016
Photographer -
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Stella McCartney - S/S 2016
Photographer -
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