Monday, November 4, 2013

Balancing Act - Ava Smith

One of IMA's favourite faces Ava Smith scales precariously new heights in an editorial shot on a roof top for the December 2013 issue of American Elle. Photographer David Bellemere coaxes the incredibly agile Smith onto a rooftop building to assume a number of striking athletic poses whilst hovering over the Manhattan skyline. Bearing the title "Sensei Sensibility" the editorial takes on a martial arts spin with stylist Samira Nasr decking Smith out in obi belts and sandals paired with looks from the Fall/Winter 2013 collections of Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Dior, Céline, and Givenchy. Smith who recently returned to her original dark brown hair colour after a brief stint as a blonde, takes on an imposing stance as she stretches and contorts her diminutive yet powerful 177 cm frame. The Wilhelmina-repped beauty is enjoying the fruits of her labour following over ten years of industry experience, as one of the most consistently in demand catwalkers having racked up a show tally of 27 bookings during the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. With piercing blue eyes and flawless pale skin that contrasts beautifully with her dark auburn locks, Smith is a vision of pure perfection on the runway and in her recent editorial appearances for Vogue Italia, Allure, Interview, and the Brasilian and Australian editions of Vogue.

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Ava Smith
US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

US Elle - December 2013
Photographer - David Bellemere
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

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