Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good as Gold - Kai Newman

Elle France goes for gold with rising Jamaican star Kai Newman for it's December 2014 editorial "La Dorée" lensed by Arnaud Pyvka. Seventeen year old Newman poses for Pyvka with all of the confidence and authority of a seasoned veteran while decked out in shimmering gold ensembles styled by Elissa Castellbou. Since her stunning debut at the Spring/Summer 2014 collections, the statuesque 178 cm Saint International protégé has gradually gained momentum via consistent blue chip turns on the runway with the most recent being during the Spring/Summer 2015 season for Jil Sander, Lanvin, Burberry Prorsum, Anthony Vaccarello, and Hermés. Newman's sophisticated beauty, gazelle-like proportions, and charismatic grin have also lit up the pages of W, i-D, American Glamour, German Vogue, Elle Italia, and Lula Magazine in editorials throughout 2014. Proving that she is the full package, Newman's recent Fall/Winter 2014 campaign slots for Tommy Hilfiger Denim and Kenneth Cole suggest that her high fashion relevance is matched in equal measure by a commercial accessibility which translates to bookings for a board spectrum of clients. In an exclusive interview in November 2014, Newman hit the nail on the head in her response to IMA's question "What makes you Inoubliable?", to which she responded "My smile... and my runway stare."

Kai Newman
French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
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French Elle - December 2014
Photographer - Arnaud Pyvka
Source - wearesodroee.wordress.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Full Exposure - Joan Smalls

Supermodel Joan Smalls caps off a phenomenal year with a larger than life turn in Vogue Italia's December 2014 issue for the editorial "It's all about gesture". Star photographer Steven Klein captures Smalls in duel roles for the sci-fi multi-media themed story. Smalls plays her own arch nemesis donning a blonde kewpie doll wig and futuristic designs selected by fashion editor Tonne Goodman. The editorial examines society's pre-occupation with digital-media in chronicling and documenting our every waking move. Smalls' supermodel form is given double exposure in the editorial with her image appearing on television monitors, projection screens, iPads, and the old fashioned polaroid. The Puerto Rican modelling export has enjoyed stratospheric success throughout 2014 scoring her first American Vogue cover alongside the industry's hottest "Instagirls", and shows no signs of slowing down with back-to-back Spring/Summer 2015 campaign slots for Marc Jacobs and Balmain, a coveted spot in Pirelli's 2015 calendar, and a turn on the runway at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Smalls' mass market appeal to both high fashion and commercial clients ensures her full exposure for many years to come.

Joan Smalls
Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Vogue Italia - December 2014
Photographer - Steven Klein
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Breathe - Anya Lyagoshina

With the year drawing to a close, the Society Management's Anya Lyogoshina reminds us to take a little breather from the frenzied excesses of the festive season in the editorial "What May Hurt Us" for Russh Magazine's December 2014 issue. The eighteen year old Russian newcomer poses with carefree abandon for photographer Dario Catellani in the series of pristine studio portraits. Fashion editor Dianna Lunt embellishes Lyagoshina's youthful chic exuberance courtesy of black and white pieces with a focus on form and comfort. Catellani captures Lyagoshina as she gazes with a hint of provocation at the camera's lens while contorting her limbs and torso into a succession of languid poses. Lyagoshina's turns on the runway this year at Dior Resort and Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 catapulted the newcomer into the modelling spotlight and on high alert with casting directors and designers. Lyagoshina's flirty bangs, fresh faced beauty, and natural posing ability have made her a firm favourite with Patrick Demarchelier who has photographed her for Love Magazine and Russian Vogue. Additional bookings for M Le Monde, CR Fashion Book, Flair, and i-D have established Lyagoshina as a key go to editorial girl with plenty more in store for the new year.

Anya Lyagoshina
Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
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Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
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Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
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Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Russh - December 2014
Photographer - Dario Catellani
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Free Spirit - Julia Bergshoeff

Seventeen year old Dutch beauty Julia Bergshoeff has quickly carved a name for herself as one of the leading contenders amongst the next generation of emerging modelling supernovas. Since the Spring/Summer 2015 collections which saw the DNA Model Management-repped newcomer dominate proceedings with a blistering 51 show bookings, Bergshoeff has maintained momentum with spate of editorial gigs for British Vogue, Muse, T Style Magazine, Self Service, M Le Magazine du Monde, and American Vogue. Hot on the heels of blue chip campaign berths for Prada Spring/Summer 2014 and Gucci Resort 2015 lensed respectively by Steven Meisel and Mert & Marcus, Bergshoeff joins forces with industry heavyweights Craig McDean and Karl Templer for an editorial in the January 2015 issue of Interview. Bergshoeff hits the high seas albeit in a studio setting for the maritime themed story "Sailor" decked out in Prada, Céline, J.W. Anderson, Valentino, Stella McCartney, and Giles. Bergshoeff's pure unadulterated beauty was first noticed in April 2013 when she was scouted by her mother agency Ulla Models. Within months Bergshoeff found herself under casting director Ashley Brokaw's radar and walking at the Spring/Summer 2014 collections for Prada and Miu Miu. Fast-forward twelve action-packed months and Bergshoeff is now based in New York and firmly entrenched in modelling's elite inner-circle.

Julia Bergshoeff
Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Julia Bergshoeff
Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
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Interview Magazine - January 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Show of Approval - Catherine NcNeil

Australian top model Catherine McNeil leaves little to the imagination while posing for "Body of Evidence" in Vogue Russia's January 2014 issue. The industry veteran's smouldering sensuality and powerful presence is the perfect fit for the burlesque-themed editorial. Photographer Txema Yeste captures the Society Management NY repped model in bold black corsets, leather jackets, and figure hugging ensembles styled by fashion editor Olga Dunina. McNeil's womanly physique and spectacular features are placed under the microscope in a series of studio shots with her body and face adorned with glitter and neon-hued make-up. McNeil imbues each image with her magnetic presence, one-of-kind personality, and a litany of intriguing body art. Here in lies the strength of McNeil's enduring appeal, who following close to a decade in the industry spotlight continues to grow in strength with each passing year. The twenty-five year old Brisbane native has enjoyed a prolific career beginning with an exclusive six month modelling contract with photographer Mario Testino followed by a string of campaign appearances for Hugo Boss, Versace, Givenchy, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, and Hermes. McNeil's editorial presence continues to be felt in recent bookings for Interview Germany, French Numéro, W, Harper's Bazaar, and Australian Vogue.

Catherine McNeil
Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Russian Vogue - January 2014
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Strike A Pose - Issa Lish

Mexican Japanese newcomer Issa Lish caps off a momentous year with a cover and editorial appearance for Vogue Mexico's December 2014 issue. The eighteen year old model of the moment strikes a pose for photographer Alexei Hay for the high glam shoot decked out in looks styled by Sarah Gore Reeves from the Spring/Summer 2015 Balmain collection. Represented by Muse Model Management in New York, Lish was initially discovered by a friend of her mother agent Mau Medellin while waiting tables in her father's restaurant as punishment for making bad grades that semester. Upon graduating high school, Lish committed herself to modelling full-time and joined modelling's major league following a controversial cover appearance for Vogue Italia lensed by Steven Meisel with the subject of domestic violence being the story's focal point. Lish has since gained considerable momentum with blue chip campaign bookings for Balmain and Coach lensed respectively by Mario Sorrenti and Meisel. At the recent Spring/Summer 2015 collections, Lish amassed 26 pristine show bookings including Miu Miu, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, and Céline. Editorial appearances for Love, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro China, in addition to a second cover appearance on Vogue Italia's epic 50th Anniversary issue reaffirm Lish's status as fashion's newest darling.

Issa Lish
Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Vogue Mexico - December 2014
Photographer - Alexei Hay
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Glamour Overhaul - Alessandra Ambrosio

American Glamour appears to have undergone a major image overhaul in recent months with an impressive roster of high profile photographers and top tier models gracing its pages. Industry heavy weights Patrick Demarchelier, Tom Munro, Sebastian Kim, Dan Martensen, and Will Davidson have been recruited to photograph leading high fashion models Karolina Kurkova, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Grace Mahary, Hilary Rhoda, Kai Newman, Janice Alida, Senait Gidey, and Jessica Miller for the women's lifestyle publication. This month legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon brings his trademark energy, vitality, and healthy body image to American Glamour for the editorial "The Body Project" with supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio acting as his muse. Shot on location in Saint Barth, Ambrosio's spectacular physique and sultry beauty are magnified by the natural elements of the sun, sea, and soothing ocean breezes. The reader is transported back to the halcyon days of Bensimon's tenure as creative director and head photographer at American Elle during the 80s and early 90s. The thirty-three year old Victoria's Secret Angel and high fashion cross-over star is the perfect chameleon under Bensimon's attentive lens morphing from goddess to girl-next-door while wearing bathing suits and beachwear styled by Jillian Davison.

Alessandra Ambrosio
US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Glamour - January 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
Source - thefashionspot.com