Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Body Beautiful - Doutzen Kroes

Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes may have clipped those infamous Victoria's Secret Angel wings but her latest editorial turn for Paris Vogue suggests that she is still in sublime shape. Photographer Gilles Bensimon traverses familiar ground paying tribute to the 80's inspired American Elle editorials featuring the Original Body Elle Macpherson. Kroes takes on Amazonian-like proportions as she dons bathing suits, figure-hugging bandeau mini-dresses, and eye-catching sun visors selected by fashion editor Géraldine Saglio. The thirty year old mother of two has been a modelling stalwart since her arrival in New York in 2003. Kroes has left no stone unturned in a career spanning over a decade with cover appearances for the Italian, French and American editions of Vogue, countless editorial tears, and blue chip campaign slots for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Valentino, Versace, and Blumarine. Pre-modelling Kroes harboured ambitions of becoming a professional speed skater and maintains her healthy physique following a fitness regime called 'Ballet Beautiful' which strengthens the core muscles that define a ballerina's body. With her ongoing role as a spokesperson for L'Oréal and recent editorials for WSJ, Dutch Vogue, and an opening slot at Fendi's Fall/Winter 2015 show, Kroes' industry relevance shows no signs of diminishing.

Doutzen Kroes
Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Paris Vogue - May 2015
Photographer - Gilles Bensimon
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

You were always on my Mind - Helena Severin

Russh Magazine enthrals with an emotionally charged editorial entitled 'I do nothing but think of you' featuring models Helena Severin and Farez Brahmi. Photographer Emma Tempest captures the loved up pair while holed up in a sun-dappled apartment kitted out in easy come, easy go ensembles selected by Dianna Lunt from the collections of Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Prada, Valentino, Miu Miu, Chanel, and Dries Van Noten. Tempest plays voyeur as Severin and Brahmi canoodle and mooch around lazily on an unmade bed and in sparsely decorated rooms. The Austrian beauty's blunt fringe, angular features and lanky frame have become her trademarks since debuting a little over a year ago at the Fall/Winter 2014 collections. In between turns on the runway for Prada, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Giles, and Christopher Kane, Severin has steadily built a reputation as a go-to-girl for editorials requiring a level of nonchalant cool and full immersion of character. Severin's mettle has been on full display in editorials for Vogue Italia, i-D, Le Monde M Magazine, Dazed & Confused, 10, British Vogue, and Interview Germany. With her model as muse propensity, engaging personality, and impeccable street style, Severin possesses all of the attributes of an icon in the making.

Helena Severin
Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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Russh - May 2015
Photographer - Emma Tempest
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The Power of Discretion - Rianne Van Rompaey

With an exclusive runway resumé which includes appearances at Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Coach, and Jason Wu, Dutch flame-haired beauty Rianne Van Rompaey has proven to be modelling's most elusive and sought after newcomer. Van Rompaey's modelling trajectory since her mesmerising debut at Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2014 show is the stuff made of modelling legends. In the 18 months since, Van Rompaey's management team at Paparazzi Models, DNA, and Viva Model Management have not made a single misstep in charting her course through modelling's minefield. Van Rompaey's appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia's 50th Anniversary issue and within the pages of the French, British, and American editions of Vogue signal the arrival of a bonafide modelling supernova. Additional editorial bookings for edgier publications; Love, Interview, Self Service, Rika, Holiday Magazine, and Another Magazine have ensure Van Rompaey the all important cool factor amongst fashion's denizens while allowing her to bring home the bacon with a Spring/Summer 2015 campaign and look book appearances for Louis Vuitton. Van Rompaey's strategic placement within the market via a select few runway gigs and the perfect balance of high profile and cutting edge editorial clients, ensure her greater longterm prospects in the ever fickle world of fashion.

Rianne Van Rompaey
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Harley Weir
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Expression of Interest - Josephine Le Tutour

For some models the crossover from emerging runway favourite to editorial and campaign star is immediate while for others like French newcomer Josephine Le Tutour success has proven to be a little more of a slow burn. Le Tutour's elegant proportions and razor sharp cheekbones were an instant hit amongst designers and casting directors when she emerged on the modelling scene during the Fall/Winter 2012 collections. Le Tutour has continued to blaze a trail on the runways with the most blue chip sheen however it has only been in the past few months that she has truly come into her own as a model with true longterm prospects via a slew of high profile editorial and campaign gigs. Le Tutour has displayed remarkable versatility and modelling prowess in recent editorial spreads for Vogue Italia, French Glamour, American Harper's Bazaar, i-D, and Le Monde M Magazine. Pristine Spring/Summer 2015 campaign appearances for Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, and Mugler have also propelled Le Tutour into the upper echelons of modelling's exclusive ranks. This month Le Tutour's ascension continues with lens time spent with photographer Sharif Hamza for Vogue China. 'Pure Expression' features the feline-lidded beauty in graphic white ensembles styled by fashion editor Tina Laakkonen in her ongoing evolution as modelling's next big thing.

Josephine Le Tutour
Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Vogue China - May 2015
Photographer - Sharif Hamza
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Surprise Package - Astrid Holler

Document Magazine's Spring/Summer 2015 issue assembles a veritable who's who of modelling's biggest names for an editorial lensed by Collier Schorr with styling by James Valeri. Top models Daria Werbowy, Freja Beha Erichsen, Andreea Diaconu, Joan Smalls, and Katlin Aas are joined by rising star Zlata Mangafic and the Fall/Winter 2015's red hot newcomer of the moment Astrid Holler. The eighteen year old Australian ingenue rises to the occasion while posing off with the industry's heaviest hitters with her brooding green eyes and imposing 180 cm frame commanding ample lens time. Modelling since the age of fifteen, Holler made her international runway debut in spectacular fashion opening as an exclusive at Alexander Wang's Fall/Winter 2015 show in New York. By her final turn on the runway at Chanel, Holler had galvanised industry attention with a spellbinding forty show bookings throughout the Fall/Winter 2015 season. In the aftermath of the month of fashion frenzy, there was no rest for Holler as she was summoned to Paris and New York for a few weeks with campaign and editorial options filling her chart. Watch for Holler to show her true mettle in the next few months with Document being the first to unveil her true brilliant editorial potential. 

Astrid Holler
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Daria Werbowy
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Astrid Holler
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Freja Beha Erichsen
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Astrid Holler
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Andreea Diaconu
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
Source - thefashionspot.com

Astrid Holler
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
Source - thefashionspot.com

Daria Werbowy
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
Source - thefashionspot.com

Katlin Aas
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Daria Werbowy
Document - S/S 2015
Photographer - Collier Schorr
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Venus Rising - Ophelie Guillermand

France's natural resources get an added boost with modelling's newest sensation Ophélie Guillermand smouldering on the pages of French Numéro's April 2015 issue. The twenty year old Verdun native's spectacular toned physique, tempestuous pout, and distinctive brow line take precedence under the lens of photographic duo Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones. Guillermand sets temperatures soaring as  she poses for the pair in front of a startling red backdrop while cavorting in slinky black ensembles selected by stylist Rebecca Bleynie. The Women Management-repped newcomer is the latest in a recent rash of French beauties to dominate the modelling's inner  sanctum. Guillermand has been a regular runway fixture since emerging at the Fall/Winter 2013 collections and has made significant inroads editorially with bookings for Vogue Italia, Porter, Allure, German Vogue, Heroine, and Interview. With an appearance in the Victoria's Secret Swim 2015 catalogue, Guillermand has proven to be a modelling tour de force combining high fashion industry cred, commercial accessibility, and the kind of classic beauty but with a twist that demands the attention of cosmetics giants.

Ophélie Guillermand
French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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French Numéro - April 2015
Photographer - Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
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