Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Break Away - Kat Hessen

The coolest cats in modelling are corralled by casting director Michelle Lee and photographer Gregory Harris for a seaside sojourn in Interview's August 2014 edition. Amongst the eclectic cast of newcomers are comeback kid Kat Hessen, red hot American Kayla Scott, Brasilian cutie Waleska Gorczevski, Germany's Josephine Van Delden, red headed Dutchie Rianne Van Rompaey, America's Next Top Model Cycle 16 winner Brittani Kline, and Swiss veteran Ronja Furrer. "Beachin" features the seven most wanted newbies in non-gender specific tailored jackets, trench coats, and pants styled by Elin Svahn and transported from the sidewalks of New York to the beach clubs of Nassau County. Perhaps the most gratifying aspects of IMA's access to the models is being privy to their unique and individual stories. Case in point, Norwegian beauty Kat Hessen who returned to modelling this year following a 12 month study break and is now more in demand than ever with Fall/Winter 2014 runway appearances at Chloé, Dior, Christopher Kane, and Haider Ackerman, and a Fall/Winter 2014 campaign slot for Alexander Wang. Red hot androgynous African American Kayla Scott is the newcomer to look out for heading into the Spring/Summer 2015 season based on her riveting Fall/Winter 2014 campaign berth for Balmain captured by Mario Sorrenti and editorial gigs for Love Magazine. All-American Brittani Kline leaves behind her America's Next Top Model moniker courtesy of her turn on the runway at Balenciaga Resort 2015 while Swiss veteran Ronja Furrer who has been modelling since 2006 finally hit pay dirt at the Fall/Winter 2014 collections amassing a staggering 47 show bookings and an ensuing deluge of interest from clients including Vogue Italia, W, and Interview.

Kat Hessen
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Kayla Scott
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Brittani Kline
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Waleska Gorczevski
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Rianne Van Rompaey
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Josephine Van Delden
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Ronja Furrer
Interview Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Gregory Harris
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Ladies In Waiting - Fei Fei Sun & Grace Mahary

W Magazine embraces diversity for its August 2014 issue with a stellar cast selection in "Banal Plus". Photographer Craig McDean trains his lens on the models of the moment Amanda Murphy, Grace Mahary, Fei Fei Sun, Manuela Frey, Katlin Aas, Aymeline Valade, and Daiane Conterato. The eclectic cast of in demand catwalkers don bowl cut wigs and Fall/Winter 2014 designs with an emphasis on functionality selected by fashion and style director Edward Enninful. The ubiquitous Amanda Murphy adds W Magazine to her extensive list of recent editorial bookings. The twenty-seven year old IMG repped beauty appears this month on the covers of V, French Numéro, and Vogue Italia. China's Fei Fei Sun and Eritrean Canadian newcomer Grace Mahary also nab their fair share of industry attention via editorial turns for American Vogue and campaign slots for Dolce & Gabbana Skincare and Dior while Swiss Elite Model Look 2012 winner Manuela Frey makes the leap from runway to modleling's major league via editorial turns for i-D, Interview, and Vogue Italia. Rounding out the cast are Estonian Katlin Aas, Frenchie Aymeline Valade, and Brasilian all-rounder Daiane Conterato signalling a shift in the modelling paradigm towards a level playing field with personality and individuality scoring major points with casting directors, photographers and designers alike.

Fei Fei Sun & Grace Mahary
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Amanda Murphy
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Katlin Aas & Daiane Conterato
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Grace Mahary & Manuela Frey
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Fei Fei Sun
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Aymeline Valade & Grace Mahary
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Katlin Aas & Daiane Conterato
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Aymeline Valade & Amanda Murphy
W Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Power Play - Supermodel Icons

Vogue Japan hits the ball out of the park in the Supermodel stakes with a riveting September 2014 cover and editorial featuring fifteen modelling icons. Amongst the stellar cast captured by Luigi and Iango are Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Nadja Auermann, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Carolyn Murphy, Maggie Rizer, Guinevere Van Seenus, Karen Elson, Maria Carla Boscono, Malgosia Bela, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, and Tao Okamoto. Three generations of top models are paid tribute to from the original early 90's Supers to the character models of the new millennium, and today's current crop of rising stars. In a master stroke of casting genius, casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro's inclusion of Maggie Rizer, Nadja Auermann, and Tao Okamoto provides the crucial element of surprise amongst the line-up of usual suspects. Teutonic platinum blonde Nadja Auermann displays the powerful dynamism which propelled her into the spotlight throughout the 90s while red headed Maggie Rizer continues to stage an impressive comeback following her return to the runway at Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2014 and Cruise 2015 shows. Home grown talent, Tao Okamoto puts her acting talent to use staging on a theatrical display of modelling prowess before Luigo and Iango's lens. Last but by no means least, modelling legends Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Stephanie Seymour turn back time showcasing the breathtaking beauty, individualism, and presence which would set the bar for all their successors.

Nadja Auermann & Claudia Schiffer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Claudia Schiffer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Naomi Campbell
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Linda Evangelista
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Nadja Auermann
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Stephanie Seymour
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Maria Carla Boscono
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Maggie Rizer
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Carolyn Murphy
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Malgosia Bela
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Eva Herzigova
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Guinevere Van Seenus
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Natasha Poly
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Tao Okamoto
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Saskia de Brauw
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Karen Elson
Vogue Japan - September 2014
Photographer - Luigi & Iango
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Morroccan Dream - Imaan Hammam

With a succession of editorial bookings for Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Paris Vogue, Love, and i-D, Imaan Hammam is the new kid on the block at the top of every credible casting director's hit list. The mixed Moroccan Egyptian beauty galvanised industry attention when she was selected by designer Riccardo Tisci to open Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 show. With her rich caramel skin tone, almond shaped brown eyes, tempestuous pout, and spectacular 179 cm frame, Hammam possesses the complete package that appeals to beauty clients, high fashion denizens, and commercial clients in the ilk of Victoria's Secret. When IMA met Hammam recently at the castings for Chloé Resort 2015 in New York, the seventeen year old's youthful enthusiasm, natural charm, and playful spirit were impossible to resist. This month Hammam adds photographer Lachlan Bailey to an impressive list of industry heavyweights she has collaborated with this year including Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Karim Sadli, Mikael Jansson, Angelo Pennetta, and Phil Poynter. Bailey captures Hammam's intoxicating exotic beauty for "Opium du Style" in Paris Vogue's August 2014 issue. Hammam smoulders while showcasing a treasure trove of opulent bracelets, necklaces, and earrings inspired by the Orient and styled by Géraldine Saglio.

Imaan Hammam
Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Paris Vogue - August 2014
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chasing Pavements - Magda Laguinge

Next Model Management's Magda Laguinge pounds the pavements of New York City in an editorial lensed by David Bellemere for American Elle. The Argentinian's brooding exotic beauty is captured in full flight as she poses next to a construction site, amidst scaffolding, and while exploring the city's environs. Laguinge stops traffic in the Fall/Winter 2014 season's statement pieces by Luis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Prada, Saint Laurent, Hermés, and Lanvin selected by stylist Samira Nasr. The heavy browed Argentinian was scouted at age thirteen on the beaches of Buenos Aires but did not start modelling until completing her higher school education in 2010. Laguinge's off-kilter beauty, lithe 178 cm frame, and stunning versatility have graced the pages of V, Wonderland, Love, Dazed & Confused, CR Fashion Book, i-D, and the British, Australian, Chinese, Russian, and Italian editions of Vogue. Since her debut at the Fall/Winter 2011 collections, Laguinge has been a permanent runway fixture appearing most recently at Dior and Chanel Cruise 2015 and opening for Chanel at the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014 collections.

Magda Laguinge
American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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American Elle - August 2014
Photographer - David Bellemere
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Twice As Nice - Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry

V Magazine's Fall/Winter 2014 issue proves to be a flesh fest of epic proportions (46 pages to be exact) with four of IMG Model Management's most in demand female stars disrobing while paired with four very chipper lads. Top models Joan Smalls, Emily Didonato, Amanda Murphy, and Bridget Malcolm prove that "less is (in this case) more" posing alongside male models of the moment Sean O'Pry, Clark Bockelman, Matthew Terry, and Aurelien Muller. Sparks fly as photographer Mario Testino captures the the onscreen chemistry between the models as they pose languidly side-by-side. Fashion Editor Sarajane Hoare understands the thrill of the slow reveal decking out the models in swimwear, Calvin's, long johns, and oversized coats from the Fall/Winter 2014 collections of Jil Sander, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana. Supernova Joan Smalls brings her trademark Puerto Rican sizzle to the fore while Sports Illustrated Swimsuit regular Emily Didonato continues her high fashion crossover from modelling's commercial realm. Steven Meisel favourite Amanda Murphy and Calvin Klein's newest Obsession Clark Bockelman prove that opposites attract and Australian Bridget Malcolm makes the leap to modelling's major league with her surprise inclusion amongst a stellar cast.

Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Bridget Malcolm & Matthew Terry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Emily Didonato & Sean O'Pry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Clark Bockelman & Amanda Murphy
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Aurelien Muller & Joan Smalls
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Bridget Malcolm & Matthew Terry
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Amanda Murphy & Clark Bockelman
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Clark Bockelman & Amanda Murphy
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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Joan Smalls & Aurelien Muller
V Magazine - Issue 90
Photographer - Mario Testino
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