Friday, January 31, 2014

Solid Gold - Jeneil Williams

Jamaican model Jeneil Williams has an impeccable track record of slaying it editorially and her appearance in the February 2014 edition of French Numéro is no exception. Photographed by Txema Yeste "On the Rocks" of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Williams cuts a striking figure decked out in black ensembles with flashes of gold brilliance. Williams' sculpted physique and magnificent profile are showcased beautifully against the deep blue horizon backdrop and shimmering black shoreline. Stylist Franck Benhamou shows off William's spectacular 177 cm frame in luxe form-fitting pieces from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gauthier, Gucci, and Maxime Simoens. The twenty-three year old Kingston native has been firmly on IMA's radar since emerging on the modelling scene in 2008. Williams' powerful androgynous beauty pierced through the modelling landscape via epic cover appearances for Love, i-D Magazine, French Revue de Modes, and in editorials for W, German Vogue, The Gentlewoman, Vogue Italia, Another Magazine, and American Harper's Bazaar. Williams looks poised for a major comeback heading into Fall/Winter 2014 season with key representation by modelling powerhouse IMG and with the shift towards a more ethnically diverse beauty aesthetic amongst prominent casting directors and designers.

Jeneil Williams
French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - February 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Exclusive Interview - Nadja Giramata

Rwandan-born French newcomer Nadja Giramata stood out amongst the gaggle of 200 plus models in attendance at the Natalie Joos Casting during the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. With her swan-like repose, felinesque eyes, and magnificently sculpted cheekbones, Giramata was the very picture of understated French chic dressed in black skinny jeans, a leather and lace sleeveless lattice top, and skyscraper high heels. The statuesque 179 cm former English Literature student was discovered only two years ago in Manchester while returning home following class. Represented by Trump Model Management in New York, Giramata displays an intriguing worldliness, a gentle softly-spoken voice, and a graceful composure that had IMA spellbound at 'hello'.

Giramata's sophisticated womanly elegance has not gone unnoticed, with designers Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera amongst others, selecting her to showcase their designs at Fashion Week. During her first full show season for Spring/Summer 2014, Giramata made an indelible mark appearing in fourteen shows including Band of Outsiders, ICB by Prabal Gurung, Richard Chai Love, Daks, Suno, and Philipp Plein. Giramata's editorial prowess has been in full force in the pages of German Vogue, Pop, Garage, Vogue Italia, Metal, Dedicate, and Used Magazine, in addition to high profile campaigns for Top Shop Unique and Philipp Plein. Giramata caught up with IMA exclusively while en-route from an assignment in Trinidad and Tobago to New York just in time for the Fall/Winter 2014 collections, to chat about the thrill of collaborating with Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera, the qualities beyond the physical which she holds in high esteem, and the side benefits of hanging out at Whole Foods.

Nadja Giramata
Image courtesy of Trump Models


Inoubliable Model Army (IMA): Hi Nadja, thank you for chatting with IMA! You were one of IMA's favourite faces (and personalities) at the Natalie Joos Casting during the Spring/Summer 2014 season. What were your expectations going into your first full show season and were you pleased with how events took shape?
Nadja Giramata (NG): Thank you! It's my pleasure. This season was my first time in New York! I was super excited but nervous as I didn't know what to expect. I ended up quite happy and grateful with the way Fashion Week went and with the people I met.

IMA: As a relatively new face to modelling, would you mind sharing your backstory with IMA?
NG: I am twenty-two years old and was born in Rwanda. I left there at the age of five to go to France, where I grew up. At age 20, I moved to England where I was scouted when I was on my way back home from college. To be honest I consider myself a world citizen as everywhere I have been felt like home, and I hope it will stay that way...

IMA: Do you have many memories of your childhood in Rwanda, and have you had the opportunity to go back to reconnect with your cultural roots?
NG: I left Rwanda at a very young age but yes I do have memories. Unfortunately, I never returned but for sure I want to go when I feel ready to reconnect with my roots and to know a bit more for myself about the "new" Rwanda.

IMA: Fashion Week is like a United Nations Modelling Summit with models from all over the world converging on the fashion capitals. Has your multi-lingual ability helped you in communicating with some of the other girls and were there any models in particular that you connected with this past season?
NG: Languages definitely helped my in this industry because I don't really have to face the language barrier that most of the girls encounter. And I can even say that Fashion helps me to practice my languages. I love being a sociable person so I like meeting girls, knowing their stories and where they're from... it's funny because we all have different stories and backgrounds but fashion brings us together on the same path... and this makes it an amazing experience.
This season I particularly connected with Amy Drayton, we were going to most of the castings together, we have the same humour... So we are quite funny to see together because we are laughing all the time wherever we are ;-)

Tom Ford - F/W 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Carolina Herrera - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Richard Chai Love - S/S 2014
Photographer - Alessandro Garofalo
Source - style.com


IMA: You are building a strong reputation for your runway prowess having walked for Tomp Ford, Carolina Herrera, Richard Chai Love, Band of Outsiders, Daks, and ICB. What do you enjoy most about the runway component of modelling and did you get the opportunity to meet Carolina Herrera and Tom Ford while walking in their shows?
NG: What I like most about runway is the excitement you feel before walking out onto the runway. This feeling that you are representing a brand, a new trend is just so incredible! Yes, I got the opportunity to meet Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera, it was just amazing for me, I couldn't believe it! What touched me most is that these people are both really normal and genuinely nice and respectful toward everyone. And for both of them, you can feel the passion they have for their job, their creations, and seeing that just made me understand why they are so successful in what they do.

IMA: This past Fashion Week was your first time in New York. Did you enjoy your time in Manhattan and what were your fondest recollections of the city?
NG: Oh yes I loved being in New York... actually everything was the way I used to picture it. It's an incredible city... you just feel so small in every way in this city! My best memories of New York are in Whole Foods where Amy Drayton and I would go at the end of our castings, and just laugh about our funny experiences!

IMA: You resumé is burgeoning with editorial appearances for Vogue Italia, i-D, German Vogue, Pop, Garage, and the Dutch edition of Elle. Is there a particular shoot which hold particular significance for you and what is you favourite published image of yourself?
NG: Oh that's a hard question to answer because I have been really fortunate to work with good, nice, and professional people until now. For me, every job was such a good experience and memory. That's also why I don't know if there's a particular image I love of myself... as every image is the representation of a hard job (options, castings, shooting days, giving 100% of yourself), of a new experience, and also of meeting a new team. Maybe when I stop modelling I'll be able to look back and properly respond to this question. But for the moment I am just grateful to have been able to look back and feel happy with everything that has happened to me so far.

Style Switzerland - May 2012
Photographer - Andoni & Arantxa
Source - thefashionspot.com

Sunday Telegraph - March 2013
Photographer - Rory Payne
Source - models.com

Pop - F/W 2013
Photographer - Paul Wetherell
Source - thefashionspot.com

Philipp Plein - S/S 2014
Photographer - Francesco Carrozzini
Source - thefashionspot.com


IMA: At the Natalie Joos Casting in New York, you were one of the most immaculately turned out newcomers. How would you describe your sense of style, and which three designers best reflect your fashion aesthetic?
NG: I don't really know how to describe my style as when I go shopping I don't really look for a particular style but rather for what attracts my eye. And after I just mix everything! It's true that I love feeling an being elegant because for me elegance and femininity go hand in hand, so for sure anything that looks elegant to me will end up in my basket! My favourite designers are Saint Laurent, Dior, and Tom Ford, but I only discovered Carolina Herrera this season and I have to say that I was touched by the high elegance and refinement she embodies and which you can see in all of her creations.

IMA: Beauty is only part of a model's overall package. What other attributes do you feel are important for achieving success in modelling?
NG: I agree, beauty plays a big part in modelling but I think that the behaviour and the attitude your project towards people whoever they are, plays an even bigger part. In my opinion, to show a bit of education and genuine good behaviour can only help.

IMA: The role of sound management plays a vital role in a model's career trajectory. How has Trump Models been instrumental in guiding your career path and what is the most sage advice that your agents have imparted to you?
NG: Trump Models has been truly amazing from the beginning. They worked in good co-ordination with my other agency Elite London and really pushed for me and encouraged me to feel comfortable in this new American market. The best advice has been "Don't worry, don't stress out, everything is going well."

Used Magazine - Issue 5
Photographer - Jeff Hahn
Source - models.com

Top Shop - F/W 2012
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - models.com

Nadja Giramata
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com


IMA: Models are encouraged to utilise social media and networking to raise their profiles and fan base. With your literary background, have you considered putting pen to paper and starting your own blog?
NG: I've seen and admired a lot of good blogs about fashion and other subjects but I seriously don't see myself starting one. And for the only reason that I don't think I would be as good as other bloggers in expressing myself and how I feel. Even with Twitter, I never have super ideas for tweets that would make people laugh or "favourite" it. Let's face it... I'm bad with social media use ;-)

IMA: Imagine for a second that you are being photographed for British Vogue in a 2014 version of the classic Peter Lindbergh "Famous Five" cover. If you could play casting director for a day, which four newcomers would you most like to be photographed alongside?
NG: Hmmm, good question... I would love to be photographed alongside Malaika Firth, Anita Lijic, Binx Walton, Marina Nery, and Maggie Jablonski. They're all beautiful and all represent a very different type of beauty.

IMA: What are your long-term modelling goals and what career path would you fall back on as an alternative to modelling?
NG: For modelling I'd like to continue for as long as it goes. After I would love to use my languages to travel even more, discover, meet and exchange... let's see ;-)

IMA: What makes you "Inoubliable" (Unforgettable)?
NG: Hmmm... I have no idea. I would love to know as well! People usually tell me that I am graceful so it's the first thing they think about when they hear my name.

Nadja Giramata
Photographer - Neill Seeto
Image property of Inoubliable Model Army


Special thanks to Gabriel Ruas Santos-Rocha at Trump Models. For more information on Trump Model Management, please log onto www.trumpmodels.com

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Clean Slate - Catherine McNeil

Australian top model Catherine McNeil comes clean for American Harper's Bazaar's February 2014 issue with sadly, nary a tattoo left in sight for the heavily photo-shopped editorial. The twenty-four year old Society Management-repped beauty is stripped of her trademark body artwork for the Paola Kudacki lensed story. Shot at a beach side location, McNeil embraces the editorial's aquatic theme in sheer dresses, coats, and resort wear in varying shades of blue from the collections of Max Mara, Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, Céline, and Ralph Lauren. McNeil's career trajectory is the stuff made of modelling legends. Discovered at age fourteen via the Australian Girlfriend Magazine Model search competition, McNeil was catapulted into the modelling spotlight in 2006 after being championed by photographer Mario Testino. Signed to a six month exclusive photographic contract by Testino, McNeil appeared in quick succession on the covers of V Magazine and Paris Vogue, and in multiple editorials for American Vogue. Blue chip campaigns for Donna Karan, Versace, D&G, and Hugo Boss heralded McNeil as a model-most-wanted. Following three years on the frenetic modelling circuit, McNeil took a two year self-imposed hiatus from the fashion world to reconnect with herself. The break paid dividends with McNeil's triumphant return to the Fall/Winter 2013 runways being hailed as the modelling comeback of the season courtesy of an epic 42 show tally. McNeil's sensual androgyny and extensive collection of tattoos have since become an integral part of her overall allure. In an interview with British Elle, McNeil reveals the impetus for her tattoo predilection, "(Getting tattoos) is about bringing good energy into my life. They're addictive. Like seriously addictive."

Catherine McNeil
US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Harper's Bazaar - February 2014
Photographer - Paola Kudacki
Source - thefashionspot.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Feel the Heat - Juliana Schurig

All-American beauty Juliana Schurig is in full bloom for Vogue Japan's March 2014 editorial featuring the Spring/Summer 2014 season's botanical-themed collections. Photographer Sharif Hamza captures the nineteen year old New Jersey native in colourful ensembles styled by Giovanni Battaglia from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Christopher Kane, Dolce & Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi, and Christian Dior. Schurig's delicate features, striking baby blues, and honey golden tresses are highlighted by iridescent eye shadow and fly-away hair courtesy of make-up and hair stylists Benjamin Puckey and James Rowe. In keeping with the "Tropical Heat" theme, Schurig's 178 cm lithe frame comes adorned with all manner of lush flora and fauna as she poses in a beachside cabin. All eyes will be firmly trained on Schurig heading into the Fall/Winter 2014 season, following a stellar Spring/Summer 2014 Couture show list which included turns on the runway at Elie Saab, Atelier Versace, Giambattista Valli, Armani Privé, and Chanel. Schurig's ubiquitous editorial presence in W Magazine, i-D, Interview, and the Australian and Chinese editions of Vogue, ensures the pristine beauty maximum blue chip appeal amongst casting directors, stylist, and designers in the month long Fashion Week frenzy ahead.

Juliana Schurig
Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Japan - March 2014
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
Source - thefashionspot.com

Fearless Forties - Kate Moss

Iconic supermodel Kate Moss roars into her forties with a stunning Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Alexander McQueen lensed by Steven Klein. Donning a dirty canary yellow Tilda Swinton style wig and pieces from McQueen's gladiator-inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Moss is the very embodiment of the warrior goddess. The campaign images feature Moss in a dimly lit apartment wearing designer Sarah Burton's leather bustier harness tops and pleated mini-dresses accessorised with gold armlets. The accompanying campaign video directed by Pascal Dangin trails Moss as she is pursued/lured from a deserted street corner to her apartment building where the supermodel faces her voyeuristic assailant with a fearless wanton look of desire. Adding to the campaign's ominous intrigue is a mini-Moss Voodoo doll decked out in matching McQueen ensembles which Moss keeps within arm's reach. With the majority of the Spring/Summer 2014 campaigns unveiled, Alexander McQueen has pipped Prada, Valentino, and Balenciaga at the post with what is undoubtedly the most memorable and provocative campaign of the season.

Kate Moss
Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Break of Day - Lexi Boling & Sasha Luss

Models of the moment Sasha Luss and Lexi Boling face the harsh reality of day break for an editorial in Interview Magazine's February 2014 issue. Photographer Mikael Jansson catches the emerging model supernovas the "Morning After" a night of frat house partying with a posse of male modelling talent including Frank Nadolny, Dallas Haupt, Lucky Blue, Brennan Benko, Jesse Port, and Barndon Hagen. Creative Director Karl Templer taps into the no-fuss collegiate lifestyle kitting out the cast in casual attire consisting of board shorts, athletic tank tops, and flannel shirts. The care-free abandonment of the too-cool-for-school posse is a far cry from the whirlwind reality of modelling's most promising newcomers. Both Lexi Boling and Sasha Luss, represented respectively by Ford Models and Women, are poised for a Fall/Winter 2014 season of epic proportions coming off the back of appearances at the Spring/Summer 2014 Couture shows for Chanel, Valentino, and Dior. Boling's arrival on the modelling landscape signals a new take on American beauty with the Chicago native lighting up the runways of Alexander Wang, Céline, Chloé, and Balenciaga with her cool androgynous zeal. Russian supernova Sasha Luss requires no introduction having emerged as one of the top breakthrough stars of 2013 with appearances on the runways with the most clout and in editorial appearances for CR Fashion Book, W, Interview, French Numéro, and the Chinese, Russian, and Italian editions of Vogue. 

Lexi Boling
Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Sasha Luss
Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Sasha Luss & Lexi Boling
Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Lexi Boling & Sasha Luss
Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Interview Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Mikael Jansson
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Exclusive Interview - Carolina Sjostrand

Swedish newcomer Carolina Sjostrand possesses the kind of imposing beauty that was impossible to miss throughout the Spring/Summer 2014 show season. At 178 cm with piercing blue eyes, a strong Roman nose, and chiseled square jawline, Sjostrand was a commanding presence as she stalked the runways for Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Céline, Bottega Veneta, and Nina Ricci amongst others. Twenty-two year old Sjostrand's mixed Polish, German, and Norwegian background lends her a powerful, non-conformist aristocratic beauty reminiscent of nineties supermodels Cordula Reyer and Kristen McMenamy. Discovered only two years ago on the streets of Stockholm, Sjostrand was swiftly signed by her mother agency Stockholmsgruppen and is represented in New York by Wilhelmina Models.

Sjostrand debuted on the international runway circuit at the Spring/Summer 2013 collections and has since become a firm favourite at the house of Christian Dior. In front of the camera's lens, Sjostrand's emits a chameleon-like quality switching one moment from menacing to softly demure the next depending on the editorial brief. Appearances in publications including Dahse, Wallpaper, Bon, Spanish Marie Claire, and the American, Swedish and Japanese versions of Elle are an indication of Sjostrand's universal appeal and 'model as muse' propensity. Sjostrand caught up exclusively with IMA in between appearances on the Couture Spring/Summer 2014 runways of Dior, Bouchra Jarrar, and Maison Martin Margiela, to chat about her phenomenal show season, key Fashion Week survival tips, and her favourite editorial shoots to date.

Carolina Sjostrand
Photographer - Andrew Yee
Source - thefashionspot.com


Inoubliable Model Army (IMA): Hi Carolina, congratulations on a stunning Spring/Summer 2013 show season. Beginning with a Calvin Klein exclusive and capping off with a closing slot at Alexander McQueen! How are you feeling post shows and how did you decompress following Fashion Week?
Carolina Sjostrand (CS): Thank you! I felt really happy and right now I'm excited for the next season. The first couple of days after the shows I just relaxed and spent time with my family.

IMA: Would you mind sharing your backstory with IMA's audience?
CS: I'm twenty-two years old and come from the outskirts of Stockholm. My mother is from Poland and my father is half-German, half-Norwegian, but I've lived in Sweden my whole life. A scout from my mother agency approached me while I was asking with my friend from Stockholm and after meeting with them I got signed. That was two years ago but I started working for real when I became a full-time model a year and a half ago.

IMA: With appearances at Céline, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta, and Emporio Armani, are you able to recall a defining Spring/Summer 2014 moment that encapsulates how you feel about the overall season?
CS: There are so many moments to choose from! The finale from Nina Ricci was just beautiful and the set of the Dior show in the garden to the Rodin Museum was incredible. Another defining moment was the Margiela show because there was a part of the runway which a huge window displaying the Eiffel Tower!

IMA: Fashion Week is a true test of endurance both physical and mental. What are your survival tips for making it through the month long frenzy of castings, round the clock fittings, and shows?
CS: Eat properly and try to relax when you can! I'm also a sucker for juices, healthy ones, to get my vitamins and such. I like wheatgrass shots, not so much for the taste but it makes me feel great, and I love the combo of carrots, ginger, and orange. I try to eliminate sugar as much as possible because it makes me feel tired, but I have a sweet tooth to it's quite difficult haha!

Bottega Veneta - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Alexander McQueen - S/S 2014
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

Calvin Klein Exclusive - S/S 2014
Photographer - Fablo Iona
Source - style.com


IMA: Stockholm is a city celebrated for its design and fashion culture. What do you love most about Stockholm and where are your favourite local hangouts?
CS: Come to Stockholm in the Summer or during Spring time. My favourite time is at the end of April/beginning of May when the cherry blossom trees in Kungstradgarden (King's Garden) bloom. During the Summer I love to go to Djurgarden, where there are plenty of nice museums, a big zoo, and best of all the theme park Grona Lund.

IMA: Let's talk about that Calvin Klein exclusive! What was involved in the casting process and at what stage did you find out that you had been confirmed?
CS: I got a call from Wilhelmina that I was confirmed just after the casting with the Calvin Klein team! That was about one week before the show. It was such a cool moment! During the casting I was quite nervous, Calvin Klein was on my list of dream shows to do, so my main concern at that point was to remain calm and just do my best.

IMA: Wilhelmina and your mother agency Stockholmsgruppen have carefully guided your modelling career over the past year. What has been the most sage advice that your agents have offered you throughout this process and what advice would you pass onto young aspiring models?
CS: I've gotten a lot of great advice from all my agencies, but probably one of the best was to always bring snacks with me, because sometimes it can be very hectic and there's no time to buy anything to eat. Another great piece of advice is that every model's career is different - some girl's careers might take off the minute they get signed, some others take longer to breakthrough.

IMA: A model's sense of style plays a key role when presenting to clients. How would you describe your sense of style and if you could have walked off the runway with any of the looks you wore this season, which collections would they have come from?
CS: All of them haha! My own style is basically jeans and t-shirt, simple as that ;-).

Carolina's Street Style
Image courtesy of Stockholm Street Style

Carolina Sjostrand & Fia Ljungstrom
Jean Paul Gauthier Exhibition
Photographer - Peter Farago
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dahse - February 2013
Photographer - Ceen Wahren
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

Carolina Sjostrand (far left) at Moscow's Red Square
Photographer - Valery Katsuba
Source - thefashionspot.com


IMA: You're steadily racking up an impressive list of editorial appearances for Bon, Dahse, Spanish Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, and the Swedish, American, and Japanese editions of Elle. What do you appreciate most about the photographic component of modelling and has there been a favourite editorial shoot to date?
CS: Working with different people and learning about their artistic input is such a great experience. I love how it's not just about being pretty but also creating an interesting image with different components such as scenery, clothes, and make-up. I've had so many favourite shoots! Being in Moscow on the Red Square with Dior is something I will never forget. The editorial for Dahse was show in a burned down castle so the set design as so cool and we were surrounded by history.

IMA: What do you hope to achieve in your modelling career, and do you have any long-term career goals?
CS: I'd like to see how far I can go, this is just the beginning! I have so many people I want to work with and just choosing a couple is really difficult. I'd love to work with Steven Meisel and Inez & Vinoodh. Peter Lindbergh is someone I've admired ever since I started to realise what fashion really is. For magazines I'd love to work with i-D, Vogue, W magazine, and many more!

IMA: What are the key principles which guide you through life and the challenges you face as a model?
CS: To enjoy and appreciate what you are doing! Sometimes I just think "Wow, I can't believe I get to do this".

IMA: What makes you "Inoubliable" (Unforgettable)?
CS: I'd like to think that every person is unique in their own way and so just being myself makes me unique.

Carolina Sjostrand
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - models.com

Harper's Bazaar Singapore - October 2013
Photographer - Thomas Cooksey
Source - models.com

Imposing Beauty
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - models.com

Special thanks to Roman Young and Jose Covarrubias at Wilhelmina Models. For more information on Wilhelmina Models, please log onto www.wilhelmina.com