Sunday, June 29, 2014

Back to Basics - Malgosia Bela

Following a week in Barcelona spent basking in the sun, indulging in afternoon siestas, and devouring enough tapas to last a lifetime (or perhaps until next year at least) IMA returns with a renewed focus and fervour. This month Dutch Vogue embraces a little summer lovin' of its own with a cover story and editorial featuring the iconic model Malgosia Bela. The thirty-seven year old Polish beauty poses for Dutch photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen wearing simple black and white ensembles styled by Dimphy den Otter from the Fall/Winter 2014 collections of Veronique Leroy, Hermés, Chanel, Balenciaga, Céline, and Ralph Lauren. Modelling since the late 90s, Bela has enjoyed a prolific career thanks in large part to a stunning chameleon-like quality that runs the full gamut of modelling's many incarnations. Bela's strong masculine jawline, huge voluminous green eyes, and imposing 177 cm frame have been in Vogue since she entered the modelling game at the ripe old age of twenty-one. Speaking candidly with Into the Gloss, Bela hits the nail on the head while explaining the key to her longevity in fashion's fickle spotlight, "I guess I've maintained relevancy because my look is classic, but not too pretty. I can do a campaign for H&M and Alexander Wang, and I can do weird stuff with Steven Klein or more commercial work. I think success on modelling comes down to your look, luck, hard work, how professional you are, and, let's face it, how well you manage the business side of things."

Malgosia Bela
Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

Dutch Vogue - July 2014
Photographer - Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Source - thefashionspot.com

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