Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beauty & the Brains

The bombshell beauty of American model Cameron Russell reaches boiling point in an editorial shot by Benny Horne for the February 2013 issue of Australian Vogue. Horne hones in on the sultry appeal of  Russell along the promenades of Miami's South Beach wearing black and white navel grazing ensembles perfect for beachside play. Modelling since 2003, Rusell's va-va-voom beauty has graced the pages of V Magazine, American Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, W, Self Service, Allure and the American, Italian, French, German and Spanish editions of Vogue. Campaign appearances for Ralph Lauren, Esprit, Ck One, Anne Taylor and Benetton, and consective appearances in the Victoria's Secret Runway Show affirm Russell's broad appeal to both the high fashion and commercial markets. Proving that beauty and brains can indeed be a perfect partnership, Russell also managed to squeeze in time between modelling gigs to attend Columbia University, majoring in economics and political science. 

A gifted public speaker, Russell recently opened up about the realities of modelling whilst speaking at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 convention. In response to the question often posed to her by young girls "Can I become a model when I grow up?", Russell replies candidly, "Why? You know, you can be anything. You could be the president of the United States or the inventor of the next internet or a ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome because you would be the first one. If after this amazing list, they're like still 'No, no, Cameron. I really want to be a model,' well then I say, be my boss. Because I'm not in charge of anything and you could be the next editor-in-chief of American Vogue or the CEO of H&M or the next Steven Meisel. Saying that you want to be model when you grow up is akin to saying you want to win the Powerball when you grow up. It's out of your control and it's awesome and it's not a career path."

Cameron Russell
Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com


Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

Australian Vogue - February 2013
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - thefashionspot.com

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