Sunday, October 7, 2012

Top Ten Newcomers S/S 2013 - Marine Deleeuw

Classic French beauty Marine Deleeuw is part of the new wave of French models infiltrating the runways during the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. The Valenciennes native displays a womanly charm and a composure that belies her  seventeen years. I met and photographed Deleeuw during the final stages of castings for Altuzarra in New York and was bowled over by her calm and collected demeanour and her effortless natural beauty. Deleeuw was discovered via the French Elite Model Look of the Year competition in 2012 and was looking forward to her debut season in New York. Despite having already attended twelve castings with more to go, Deleeuw proved to be the consummate professional, answering questions and posing for Inoubliable Model Army before and after her casting session. The industry response to Deleeuw has been nothing short of spectacular with the 176 cm lanky brunette with the distinctive beauty spot on her left cheek, appearing in a total of 42 shows throughout the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Deleeuw's star potential is patently clear with the newcomer holding key opening/closing honours for BCBG Max Azria, Rag & Bone, Jill Stuart, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Anteprima, Veronique Leroy, Giambattista Valli, and John Galliano.

Deleeuw has an aura about her that is not unlike that of her favourite model Kate Moss. Deleeuw possesses a quiet confidence and an uncomplicated, natural beauty that many women find relatable, with curves and an almost girl next door allure. On the runway, Deleeuw is incredibly versatile, vampish one moment for Mugler, sophisticated for Balenciaga the next, girl about town for Vanessa Bruno and downright geeky chic for Miu Miu. It is this chameleon-like quality along with Deleeuw's level-headed business approach to modelling that will ensure her increased chances of longevity where other newcomers may falter. Deleeuw is clearly in good hands with the newly revitalised Ford Model Management steering her course which will certainly include a smattering of blue chip editorial and campaign bookings as the fall out from the Spring/Summer 2013 season unfolds.

Marine Deleeuw
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - thefashionspot.com

Photographer - Unidentified
Source - thefashionspot.com

Photographer - Unidentified
Image courtesy of Elite Model Look of the Year
Source - thefashionspot.com

Inoubliable Model Army
Photographer - Neill Seeto
Property of Inoubliable Model Army

Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -style.com

Bottega Veneta - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source -style.com

Celine - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -style.com

Barbara Bui - S/S 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source -style.com

Miu Miu - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source -style.com

Vanessa Bruno - S/S 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source -style.com

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