Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Big Time Sensuality

French Numéro embraces the womanly charms of twenty-eight year old Montpellier native Aymeline Valade in an editorial lensed most memorably by Richard Bush. Valade wears her sensuality on her sleeve as she stomps on set in a pair of combat boots with her imposing athletic frame swathed in Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Dior, Prada, and Givenchy. Valade's unconventional path towards her status as one of modelling's true muses began when she was scouted at the age of fifteen while skateboarding on the streets of Vieux Nice. Valade put modelling on hold to pursue studies in communications and journalism, and it was not until 2009 that the androgynous beauty committed to modelling full-time signing with Women Model Management. During the Fall/Winter 2011 season, Valade's striking combination of brazen sensuality and tough chic ignited the runways of Chanel, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander Wang amongst others. Valade has since become a firm editorial favourite of French Numéro, Paris Vogue, and i-D, whilst also fronting campaigns for McQ, Chanel, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang, and Reed Krakoff. Perhaps though it is Valade's extensive life experience; she is a trained classical dancer and her keen interest in literature and the arts which makes for an aspirational type of beauty which translates magically on film.

Aymeline Valade
French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 182
Photographer - Richard Bush
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

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