Saturday, November 29, 2014

9 Lives to Live - Catherine McNeil

Australian top model Catherine McNeil may have tapered back her runway schedule at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections however she continues to maintain a strong editorial presence with her latest appearance in Interview Germany's December 2014 issue. Sporting bangs, elaborate eye make-up and face etchings, McNeil is as beguiling as ever as she poses for photographer Dario Castellani in a paired back studio setting. McNeil imbues each image with her original blend of smouldering sensuality and kick-ass androgyny while donning fashion-forward ensembles styled by Andreas King. Modelling since the age of fourteen after being discovered in the Girlfriend model search contest, McNeil now aged twenty-five remains one of the industry's most identifiable and enigmatic figures with her elaborate tattoos and tough chic sensibility. McNeil has graced the pages of French Numéro, W, Muse, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Rika, and the Australian, British, Russian, and Japanese editions of Vogue. McNeil's turns on the Spring/Summer 2015 runways for Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, and Chanel signal a shift towards a concise and selective booking strategy on the part of her management team at The Society NY.

Catherine McNeil
Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Interview Germany - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Castellani
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Sky's the Limit - Yumi Lambert

Each show season unveils a selection of breakthrough newcomers and reigning runway queens however thrown into the mix is the occasional rough diamond who with a little polishing reveal their true gleaning potential. IMG Model Management's Yumi Lambert is certainly no stranger to the runway having debuted two years ago at the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. The Belgian Japanese otherworldly beauty emerged at the recent Spring/Summer 2015 collections with a leaner meaner silhouette and a powerful sensual runway presence which had been missing in seasons past. The nineteen year old's newly evolved sophisticated look commanded the attention of show-goers at a succession of A-list shows including Alexander Wang, Prada, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Dior, and Miu Miu. Lambert's metamorphosis from wide-eyed ingenue to a young woman with a killer physique, razor sharp cheekbones, and a major fire in her belly were in full effect throughout the Spring/Summer 2015 season. On the editorial Lambert continues to excel with shoots for Vogue Japan and Exit Magazine lensed respectively by Mario Testino and Rory Payne. This month Lambert is an unstoppable force in an editorial for Tank entitled "Border/Line". Photographic duo Hart & Leshkina capture Lambert outdoors in a series of creative poses in which she becomes at one with the nature. Watch for Lambert to upset the equilibrium as she makes her Victoria's Secret runway debut next month in London.

Yumi Lambert
Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Tank - Fall/Winter 2014
Photographer - Hart & Leshkina
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hide & Seek - Vittoria Ceretti

Amongst the throngs of models in attendance at castings during the Spring/Summer 2015 season, only a handful caught and held IMA's attention once the month long fashion hijinks were through. Making an indelible impression was Italian newcomer Vittoria Cerretti whom IMA met at Cédric Charlier's castings held by casting director Paul Louisor. IMA was immediately transfixed by Ceretti's sphinx-like green eyes framed by a perfectly ovular features and distinctive brows. The 174 cm Elite Model Paris repped beauty clearly made an impression on others amassing twenty-two S/S 2015 show bookings including Dolce & Gabanna, Valentino, Barbara Bui, Iceberg, Just Cavalli, Byblos, and Kenzo. Discovered at age fourteen via the Elite Model Look 2012 competition, Cerretti has quickly notched up an impressive portfolio of plum assignments including a Fall/Winter 2014 Dolce & Gabbana campaign, editorials for D La Repubblica, Amica, IO Donna, and the Italian editions of Elle and Vanity Fair, and cover appearances for Grey and Crash. Cerretti lands another cover and editorial slot for this month's edition of Philosophy appearing in "About to Hide" lensed by Bojana Tatarska. Ceretti poses in sun-dappled parklands and in a studio setting wearing the season's cosiest knits and jackets with elaborate eye make-up courtesy of Alice Ghendrih.

Vittoria Ceretti
Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Philosophy - Issue 4
Photographer - Bojana Tatarska
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Child's Play - Jing Wen

China's newest modelling export Jing Wen captivates in an editorial for Femina Magazine's October 2014 under the playful lens of photographer Yu Cong. The twenty-one year old Guang Dong native imbues each image with a cheeky youthful exuberance coupled by an elegance beyond her years. Stylist Kidd Ji selects a range of colourful and flirtatious looks with the emphasis on fun from the collections of Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Tsumori Chisato, Acne Studios, Rochas, and APC. Cong hones in on Wen's expressive features, heart-shaped pout, and irresistible smattering of freckles as she plays with the camera's lens. With representation by Supreme Models, Wen embarked on her first full show season at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections and garnered industry attention throughout her 36 show bookings. Wen displayed stunning versatility at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Burberry Prorsum, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Hermes. On the editorial front, Wen is proving her mettle on the pages of i-D, Love, Self Service, and the Chinese editions of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. IMA estimates that Wen will be an even greater force in seasons to come as she harnesses the womanly sensuality that is hinted at in her smouldering gaze.

Jing Wen
Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Jing Wen
Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Jing Wen
Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Jing Wen
Femina Magazine - October 2014
Photographer - Yu Cong
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Techni Colour Dreams - Maja Salamon

Polish model of the moment Maja Salamon trips the light fantastic landing squarely on the pages of Vogue Ukraine for a techni-colour editorial story lensed by Lukasz Pukowiec. The flaxen haired beauty dons outfits for every occasion from winter overcoats, elegant pantsuits, matching twinsets, and leather/pvc minis and blouses selected by stylist Magda Jagnicka. Salamon retreats into a fashion fantasy fuelled world of her own for the series of studio shots backlit in hues of candy pink, sky blue and blood orange. Initially taking the fashion world by storm as part of the ubiquitous platinum blonde insurgence, Salamon's somnambulant beauty shows signs of a true awakening with the newcomer displaying surprising versatility in recent editorials for Interview, Document, Heroine, Miss Vogue, and the British, German, Italian, and Japanese editions for Vogue. If anything the Next Model Management repped star's allure continues to garner the attention of fashion denizens with a spectacular 54 show tally at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. The nineteen year old catwalk queen's pragmatic approach to modelling, her model as muse propensity, and adorable smattering of freckles will serve her will in the Spring/Summer 2015 campaign and editorial stakes. 

Maja Salamon
Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Vogue Ukraine - December 2014
Photographer - Lukasz Pukowiec
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Saving Grace - Grace Hartzel

American Grace Hartzel was a solitary figure amongst the high fashion kaleidoscope of Danish, Dutch, German, and Eastern European beauties funnelling down runways at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. The eighteen year old Indiana native's star has been on the ascent since her auspicious debut at Christian Dior during the Fall/Winter 2012 season. Hartzel has gradually earned her modelling stripes walking for the full gamut of lower profile shows to exclusive blue chip turns on the runway for Chanel and Saint Laurent. The Spring/Summer 2015 season however marked a definitive shift in Hartzel's options via a 'less is more' booking strategy adopted by her management team at Next Models with highly selective appearances at Proenza Schouler, Prada, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, and Miu Miu. Hartzel is currently one of the most preeminent models of her generation, commanding the attention of casting directors with the most influence following a spate editorial bookings for Interview, Love, Dazed & Confused, Document, and the Italian, French, British, Dutch, and Japanese editions of Vogue. Playing model as muse to designer Hedi Slimane in Saint Laurent's Pre-Fall 2014 and Fall/Winter 2014 campaigns has contributed considerable blue chip allure to Hartzel's arsenal. This month Hartzel adds Spanish Vogue to her burgeoning resumé posing for Patrick Demarchelier in black and red ensembles styled by Marina Gallo. Hartzel's expressive melancholic blue eyes, slender frame, and gentle beauty are the magnified under Demarchelier's legendary gaze.

Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Grace Hartzel
Spanish Vogue - December 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shake it Off - Maartje Verhoef

The Spring/Summer 2015 show season was dominated by a new collective of models whose radiant fresh faced beauty and youthful optimism is proved to be the perfect antidote to the world's current state of flux. Leading the charge was seventeen year old Dutch newcomer Martje Verhoef who slayed the Spring/Summer 2015 runways with an epic 66 show bookings including nine opening/closing slots. Verhoef's svelte 179 cm frame, perfectly symmetrical features, and versatile beauty made her the most sought after model of the season. Photographer Daniel Jackson captures Verhoef's effervescence and flawless beauty for Vogue China's "Classic Moods" editorial with fashion editor Tina Laakkonen decking out the Dutchie in luxuriant furs and elegant ensembles from the Fall/Winter 2014 collections of Céline, Prada, Dior, Gucci, Chloé, and Rochas. Since her stunning international runway debut two years ago opening for Prada at the Spring/Summer 2013 collections, Verhoef's rise through industry ranks has been carefully engineered by her management team at Micha Models and Women Management. Having recently completed her high school studies, Verhoef has been fully unleashed on the fashion world via a flurry of editorial bookings for M Le Magazine du Monde, WSJ, Document, and Interview with plenty more to follow.

Maartje Verhoef
Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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Vogue China - December 2014
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
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