Sunday, June 2, 2013

An Inspired Beauty

French model Aymeline Valade is a vision of subtle prettiness for the June 2013 issue of Vogue Turkey. Up & coming photographer David Bellemere unveils a softer, feminine side to the twenty-eight year old model as she sports looks from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection of Isabel Marant. Valade along with Marie Piovesan, Julia Frauche, Amanda Murphy, and Saskia de Brauw, represent a shift in the mindset of designers, casting directors, and fashion editors towards a more inclusive beauty ideal which encompasses models in their mid-to-late 20s who bring a wealth of life experience, maturity, and versatility to the runway and in print. 

Discovered at age 15, Valade placed her modelling aspirations on hold to pursue studies in journalism and communications. Signing with Women Model Management in 2009, Valade's breakthrough moment surfaced during the Fall/Winter 2011 season when she opened for Alexander Wang. Backstage following his presentation, Wang waxed lyrically of Valade, "I always have a girl who becomes a storyteller for the collection. Aymeline is very special. She's the girl that I always think about, that I want to dress. She's the kind of girl you want to sit down and have a conversation with. She's not a flavour of the month, she's a constant for me." Valade puts her recent modelling success into perspective in an interview with American Vogue, "My vision of modelling is much more the attitude you have, I think. Whatever age you are, if you're inspired, people respond to you. There are so many beautiful girls who don't know what to do with their beauty."

Aymeline Valade
Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Turkey - June 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - thefashionspot.com

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