Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mercury Rising

With only nine days left till the official start of the European Summer, French Elle turns up the heat with a sizzling beach-side editorial featuring Toulon native Anais Mali. Mali who is of Polish and African descent, unveils the stunning physique which landed her a coveted spot in last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Mali for me is one of the most captivating new faces to surface in recent times. Mali's crescent-shaped eyes, sculpted cheekbones and exquisite pout lend her an ethnically ambiguous air which is identifiable to a broad cross-section of markets. Mali appears equally at home in editorial appearances for a diverse range of publications including American Vogue, V Magazine, Vogue Italia, Interview, W, Korean Vogue, i-D and Love. Mali displays an early nineties supermodel moxie in the French Elle editorial photographed by Philip Gay thanks to dynamic posing and a penetrating gaze that pierces straight through the camera lens.  

Anais Mali
French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

French Elle - June 2012
Photographer - Philip Gay
Source - Anais Mali Facebook Page

3 comments:

  1. Would love it if she became this decade's Noemie Lenoir in SI.

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  2. I have a feeling that Anais has her sights on more high end work. SI has really lost it's lustre over the past few years. Even Hilary Rhoda turned down this years issue as it no longer is as lucrative a job for credible top models.

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  3. Oh I don't expect to see her in it, just wishful thinking. Hilary always seemed an odd fit for SI to me. An amazing body for sure, but just didn't seem to have the SI personality.

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