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April 23rd, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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All artwork by Nathalie Edenburg

When Nathalie Edenburg isn’t striking a pose, her creative side takes the reigns, and currently she is in the middle of year-long daily undertaking, a project entitled “How Do I Feel Today”. The artist and model paints over a single portrait of herself each day, taking the image from a neutral mien to vibrant emotional impressions–les Fauves, of sorts. The underlying portrait stays the same, but no two moods end up being identical. Her project not only has therapeutic effects, but approaches art with openhandedness: When all 365 painting are complied, the sales will fund art institutions, the donation of art materials, and helping the underprivileged children of Brazil. Nathalie also plans hold an art workshop in the favela to utilize art as a tool to encourage education. She answered a few questions to shed some light on her “How Do I Feel Today” project.

Photo by Rogerio Cavalcanti

Hi Nathalie–how do you feel today?

I’m feeling lucky, happy about the progress of my project.

How long ago did the project begin, and what inspired you to start it?

The project began exactly on January 1st. November of last year I printed a portrait of me and painted on top of my face, when I finished, I looked and I felt something different. I thought: This said a lot about me. So I showed Rogerio Mesquita, the photographer of the portrait, and together we had this idea of creating the How Do I Feel Today Project with the intent to inspire people to do art everyday as a form of self expression.


Do you really do one EVERY day…or is there a little cheating?

Every single day, as a ritual. I carry my stuff everywhere I go, and if necessary, I paint inside the car or in the airplane, as I have done a few times. Hehe.

Bob Dylan said, “I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.” How many times do you feel different during the course of a day?

Countless times, I am always changing my mood during the day. But I do not put rules on the time that I should paint, the time that I feel, I paint, and the predominant mood at that moment will be expressed.

Can tell us about the charity of “How I Feel Today”?

The idea of the project is to encourage the practice of art in daily life as a form of self-expression and self-awareness. I truly believe that there is an artist in each of us and through the project I want to awaken it in people. Part of the profit from the sale of the works will be reverted to purchase art supplies for donation and in the process want to promote social actions to encourage the practice of art.



What about the art workshops in the favela. Have you done anything like that before?

I did it once before, but this time will be a little different. I want to go in the communities and organize an art workshop, providing a day of painting to those interested in participating. We will photograph each person, print the photo and each one will paint over their faces as I do. At the end, we will make a wall with all the painted faces leaving an artwork in the favela. Each person participating in the action will win a book to  encourage art and reading.

What was your favorite class in school?

Mathematics. Kidding, it is art no doubt!

If you could paint only with one color, what would it be?

Red is my color.

You’re an art lover. Which artists, old and new, fascinate you the most? Kinds of art?

The greatest teachers for me: Picasso, Matisse, Klimt, Munch, Frida Kahlo, I also really like Os Gemeos and Siron Franco. I love Expressionism and Fauvism.

Have you learned about yourself throughout this project? It must be therapeutic…

You got the feeling! Of course, I’m learning a lot about myself during this creative process. Art was always a way to connect with my inner and express myself through shapes and colors. Surely it is my great therapy.

Are you still focused on modeling in the midst of doing this?

Certainly. Modeling is my main focus, this is a side project that has been very important for my self-knowledge and development to as a model as well. My main intention here is to show people that art is good for the soul and everyone should practice it.

What’s the next project? Is there a theme you think that will be threaded into your work?

Thankfully, I still have eight months to think about the next project.



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Nathalie posts a new painting on Instagram everyday: Nathalie’s Instagram


April 19th, 2015 by models.com
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What’s beautiful now? Confidence, elegance and a zest for life. As embodied by newly minted Jo Malone girl Poppy Delevingne, modern beauty comes to life. It isn’t about makeup it’s about an attitude and personality that are irresistible. View Poppy in her element in front of the camera and take a look at her sweetly scented Jo Malone favorites.

Photographer: Mark Rabadan
Assistant: Dominic Cabot
Digital: Luis Valiente
Retouch: Nadia Selander


“My home is overflowing with Jo Malone London candles and I scented my wedding with Orange Blossom, which still gives me butterflies.”


“I’ve been wearing Red Roses since I was 22. The first thing that drew me to my husband James was his scent, and when I asked him what it was he said, Amber & Lavender by Jo Malone


Poppy’s Picks:


Red Roses Cologne – a lighter take on the classic floral bouquet and one of the line’s signature scents. / Orange Blossom Home Candle – transform your space into a garden oasis with this luxurious candle / Amber & Lavender Bath Oil – As worn by Poppy’s hubbie James Cook, this spicy blend merges classic ingredients to create an eclectic scent.

April 16th, 2015 by Irene Ojo-Felix
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Tami Williams photo by Betty Sze for models.com

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” (William Shakespeare). Embodying that steadfast resolve stands rising star, Tami Williams, who knew early on exactly what she wanted and persevered until her dreams became her reality. The Jamaican, statuesque stunner walked in an impressive 42 shows this past runway season (her 3rd) from Marc Jacobs to Alexander McQueen capturing the attention of many with her poised presence. Her recent editorial work in American Vogue showcases her with the best in the business from Peter Lindbergh and Craig McDean to Grace Coddington. What her images and runway jaunts fail to show you is her sweet disposition and charming humbleness or her appreciation for all the talents that make fashion happen. Tami talked to us about unleashing her brilliance when she’s in front of a camera, her first runway experience, and what’s keeps her grounded.

Where did you get your start? How did you get discovered?
I was discovered in Jamaica at the age of 11 but I was too short. So my agent told my mom to have me come back at 13; I entered a competition called Fashion Face of the Caribbean and won second place.

Did you ever think about being a model before that?
Yes, since I was young I always thought, “I want to be a model!” Naomi Campbell was the first model I saw that inspired me to become a model; that era of supermodels completely changed the world of fashion. My mom finally told me one-day “OK, you really want to be a model? I’m going to take you to Deiwght (Peters of Saint International)”. That’s how he found me.

How are you juggling your career while still going to school? Does your schedule ever clash?
As of yet it hasn’t clashed too badly. It’s kind of challenging but when I’m home I attend extra classes so I can catch up on things that I may have missed when I wasn’t in school.

You had a great season! What was your favorite show to walk in?
I don’t have one favorite! I have a lot of favorites. It was a pleasure walking for Calvin Klein as I love Francisco’s designs. I’ve truly loved being able to walk for so many designers and travel at this young age because everyone doesn’t get this opportunity.

What was your first show?
My first show was Alexander Wang as an semi-exclusive. At first, I was a bit nervous because it was my first show ever but during the show I was so happy and thankful for that moment. It was a good feeling.

Are there any designers that you really love to wear?
It’s amazing to get the chance to wear beautiful things and travel but I recognize it’s a privilege thanks to my job. I love accessories, especially handbags! I’m still more the little girl that would dress up in heels.

Where’s your favorite place to go in the World?
Paris! I love the Tuileries and shopping at the Champs-Élysées!

How was it being on location with Peter Lindbergh and Grace? Was it a difficult location to shoot in? How was the mood of everyone?
Firstly, I couldn’t believe when I got confirmed because my dream was always to be in the pages of American Vogue. Every shoot is a great experience and I was so excited to be working with Peter Lindbergh and Grace Coddington. Grace is really a sweetheart and she made sure I was comfortable on the shoot. The mood was all happiness. We all knew what it meant to be shooting for American Vogue. For me, it was like a dream. The shoot was extremely fun and it was amazing to shoot with such an amazing team and models, including one of my best friends Kai (Newman) who is also from Jamaica.

Peter Lindbergh for American Vogue

How do you feel about your recent single girl shoot with Craig McDean for Vogue? How was the atmosphere working with him and Grace Coddington?
I really feel extremely blessed and grateful to have had the experience of working with Craig and Grace for American Vogue, especially for a single girl story so early in my career. Working with Grace again was really good and I learned so much from her. They are all clear on what they wanted and how the shot will look. They are very hard workers and I have so much respect for them. The atmosphere on set was very comfortable and nurturing. Sometimes I pinch myself and wonder if this is really happening.

Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) for American Vogue

What’s one thing about you that might surprise people?
I like making people happy and making others smile. I have four sisters and I’m the second born. My sisters tell me “I want to be like you when I grow up” so I feel good that I’m a role model not only to people on the street but for them too. It means a lot to me.

What’s one thing you want to accomplish?
I would love to get a cosmetics campaign. It would be such a huge honor to represent the brand as one of their spokespersons because it reaches a broader audience. I hope one day to get to a level where I can use my voice to help others in need.

Who do you admire the most?
I would say my family and my mother agent because if it wasn’t for them pushing me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

April 14th, 2015 by betty
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Left: Maisie Williams by Ben Toms for Dazed & Confused. Center: Emilia Clarke by Paolo Roversi (Art + Commerce) for British Vogue. Right: Natalie Dormer by Bjarne Jonasson for Self Magazine

Models.com and the rest of the world are enthralled by George RR Martin’s incredible world of fantasy and with this past Sunday’s season 5 debut, discussion of the show reached a fever pitch. The fashion industry loves the telegenic and dynamic cast members as well, putting them on their covers, in campaigns and in articles for Vogue and Style.com. While Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister is inimitable, what if we rehashed the rest of the players with some of our fave models for House Stark, Lannister et al in a giant fashion editorial? Let the games begin. (Don’t worry, no spoilers for those still catching up!)


Lena Headey, from Entertainment Weekly. Natalia by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Russia (2014)
Cersei Lannister
The famed golden haired Lannister beauty could be portrayed by quite a few of the top models but our favorite would be Natalia Vodianova in the role of the Queen Regent. Natalia’s regal air and leonine mane of hair were the main reasons for our vote but the deciding factor is how long she’s ruled the fashion industry with her compelling beauty and poise. Runner ups Doutzen Kroes and Karolina Kurkova

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Cover Magazine (2013) by Hasse Nielsen. Gabriel by Michelangelo di Battista for Hugo Boss (2013)
Jaime Lannister
The modeling industry is filled with tons of square jawed handsome fellows but Gabriel Aubry would do a phenomenal job playing the rakishly dashing Kingslayer. We totally see him wielding a sword, atop a horse and twinkling his beautiful baby blues at the world. Runner ups Brad Kroenig, Ryan Burns

Sophie Turner by Horst Diekgerdes for InStyle (2015). Madison by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue (2014)
Sansa Stark
Sansa’s character has gone through quite a change on the show, growing from a more demure young lass to one finally embracing the power of her beauty and womanhood. Madison Stubbington reminds us of the earlier Sansa, a delicate beauty with the red hair just hinting at the fiery nature that later emerges. Runner ups Rianne Van Rompaey, Dani Witt

Maisie Williams by Marc Hom (2015). Binx by Roe Ethridge for Document Journal (2014)
Arya Stark
Is there anyone who doesn’t love Arya Stark, the formidable young warrior? We feel model of the moment Binx Walton is the perfect person to capture the youngest Stark’s ass-kicking awesomeness. Runners up Edie Campbell, Sarah Brannon

Kit Harington by Marc Hom (2015). Marlon for Avon 2015
Jon Snow
Like the Bastard of Winterfell, we may know nothing but what we do know is that from Season 1, we’ve thought Marlon Teixeira would play a fantastic Jon Snow. The hair, the intensity, Marlon’s got it all. We’d be severely saddened if Marlon wasn’t available for our imaginary story. Runners up Wouter Peleen, Simon Nessman

Natalie Dormer for Self Magazine by Bjarne Jonasson (2015). Miranda for Kora Organics (2014)
Margery Tyrell
In a show filled with fascinating characters, Margery Tyrell stands out as one of the most memorable. Her cleverness is only superseded by her winsome beauty and that’s why we feel Miranda Kerr, with her alluring face, hair and figure would be excellent as the ambitious young Queen. Runners up Daria Werbowy, Yumi Lambert

Emilia Clarke by Marc Hom. Cara by Inez & Vinoodh for W Magazine
Daenerys Targaryen
At first we were convinced the gorgeous Abbey Lee had the flaxen haired Mother of Dragons role wrapped up, but in the end, the incomparable Cara Delevingne with her blonde hair/dark eyebrow combo, British accent and her magnetically fiery charisma wins our hearts to play the last Targaryen. Runners up Abbey Lee, Georgia May Jagger

Who did we forget? Who would you cast in all the other juicy roles? Hodor? Let us know in the comments.

April 10th, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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Evelien Joos, the photo director of CR Fashion Book, took some time to sit and discuss with us the process of casting and enthusiastically obsess over her current choicest models; akin to asking a cinephile their favorite flick–the answer is not so simple. For Evelien, casting is just one of the principal pieces of a good story. Find out who’s on her list of the industry’s creative stand-outs and what makes a magazine interesting.


Photo Steven Yatsko for models.com

What attracted you to CR Fashion Book?

I like working for a magazine. I worked at an agency years ago, but you are quite limited in what you do there. You only work with a few artists and have to make sure they do well in their career, which I find so stressful. At a magazine, you work on a variety of things, you are on the pulse of all the new trends, work with models, musicians, stylists, photographers, actors, editors, agents. You don’t get bored easily. There is always something else to work on. Especially in the smaller independent magazines. At CR, I liked that it was a familiar group of people I was going to work with again. I knew them all from V so it was nice to go back to familiar grounds–and of course, I wanted to work with Carine. She is an icon and a great person to work for.

You’re doing a lot of casting as well–that was also something you were doing in the past?

Yes indeed. Through my sister I got into casting. I always helped Natalie Joos on her castings in NYC during Fashion Week. I never took it as a full time job though. I like the whole aspect of a shoot. Finding photographers, finding models, getting hair and makeup and studios. I love that I can talk to many people in each different aspect of this industry. It makes it more interesting. I do love casting though. I like finding models that fit within a theme rather than looking for a model because of her name. It’s more fun that way. And it’s definitely more fun if the people you work with listen to you and want to go for it. Take a risk. Otherwise we always end up looking at the same faces and that gets very boring.

Do you have any favorite models from this last season or in some in general?

Newer girls: Lineisy Montero! I just worked with Alix Angjeli at Major and she is an amazing model. Antonia Wilson is super cool. Also Tamy Glauser! Laura James, whom I found on the street while she was waiting to start her internship. She is very beautiful. Sophia Ahrens is to me the new addition to the British girls. She is smart, carries herself so well, is optimistic, beautiful–regal almost. I hope she gets the next Burberry campaign. And Laura Julie! I waited to see this girl for 6 months! Last season in September I remember she didn’t come for NYFW, then she wasn’t in London and didn’t go to Milan. And I didn’t go to Paris. When I finally saw her in New York this February I was very happy. What a cool girl! I love also Hayett McCarthy. And in general I like Candice Huffine, Liu Wen, Ashleigh Good (love her dark hair!), Anna Ewers, Lindsey Wixson, Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, Sasha Pivovarova and Gemma Ward. In the very early 2000’s I loved Carmen Kass, Frankie Rayder, Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova. I always loved models! There are so many girls I like; it’s hard to start naming them. I could name a 100 more!

Any models who haven’t broke out yet or is your secret you can’t share?

Barbara Gerasimova. I finally booked her for an online shoot we did for CR and she is amazing! She was stuck in Russia for a while, so I couldn’t book her for anything, until finally in January she was in Paris. She is amazing. And Poppy Okotcha at Select. We booked her for a shoot in January. I would have loved seeing her do shows!

What is it that gives a model that extra “something”?

You mostly need to have it all–hah! The hair. The body. The face. The personality.  For me a lot of times that extra something you know when the girl walks in and you meet her. I like to meet the models. I want to talk to them. See how they move, how they dress, how they carry themselves. I don’t like model books. I want digitals and I need to meet them and I like to take my own polaroids. During those big pre castings for the shows it’s weird, how in a group of a 300 models there is one girl that you are WOW about. It’s when you see that perfection all of a sudden.

This last season was a big one for newcomers. Why do you think that was? And is there any room for longevity?

We live in a time where yesterday is old news and we want more and newer and unseen and undiscovered. To the point where there is no more top models anymore actually. It’s all about the next new model. We want things faster, newer and we also want to be the first person to discover a model and launch their career. Which is quite a nice feeling when that actually happens!

Is this partially a product of social media? 

I think there are different categories with that. With a new runway model, usually these girls have like 300 followers on their Instagram when they start on the runway. Nobody cares really what their Instagram looks like. Even better when nobody knows them, I would say! It’s maybe when they become more famous and they have a couple of seasons working already that social media can count. It shows how popular they have become and in a way how well they evolved in this industry. For a commercial client, it will help for sure if a girl has a ton of followers. It sells their brand. And then you have the models that are the kids of some famous person. For them, social media is how they become famous mostly. I will play with that as well if I am looking for that type of model for that type of client or for that type of shoot. Just depends what you are casting for. But in general, I don’t need an Instagram account to book someone.

What happens when Instagram goes away (will it?)?

It will not go away. It can make a job easier if you are trying to find someone new. I have found a boy on Instagram before, showed to Carine, and we booked him. His name is Maarten Convens. We shot him for CR 6.

What about emerging creatives? Who are some photographers, stylists, designers and talent you think we ought to be paying attention to?

The designer Vetements! It’s exciting, it’s cool, you want every piece and it’s unpretentious. I am a big fan. For photographers: Johnny Dufort, Sloan Laurits, Theo Sion, Marili Andre, Amanda Camenisch, Gareth McConnell and Lea Colombo. For stylists: Raphael Hirsch, Max Pearmain, Ben Perreira, Constance Feral, Britt Mccamey, Christina Sulpizio and Haley Wollens. And I love my friends Tom Van Dorpe, Zara Zachrisson and Elin Svahn, of course. They are amazing talent.

What makes an interesting publication these days?

A publication that doesn’t only use their advertisers in such a way it looks like a lookbook for the brands. A publication that doens’t try to be doing what everyone else is doing and uses new and unseen photographers and models, but mixed in with some big names too! It should be both and they should get the freedom to create something without any restrictions.

What makes a particular body of work standout?

The choice in models and talent is super important. Who you are shooting. Understand what model works and I don’t mean you can only shoot top models. Just find the right person for your story. It’s also important shooting with the thought that you don’t need to please an advertiser or a brand. I don’t like “credit catch” shoots. You can tell immediately. You should be shooting for the sake of creating cool and amazing images. That’s when the work becomes really good. When you almost don’t have to use clothes or brands or a famous face to make a point!

Is it better to be modern or classic?

The now version of classic. It all comes back to the classics. What’s modern is what’s on trend and now, and what’s on trend and now is gone yesterday. So better to stick to the classics. Lasts longer.

Dream team for an editorial?

Carine Roitfeld and Steven Meisel.

Have you ever held any odd jobs?

I worked at a chocolate shop in Belgium for 6 months.  And I worked at a modeling agency as an agent for 4 months… I ran away! It’s not my world. That was an odd job for me.

If you weren’t in this industry what do you think you would you be doing?

When I was 7 years old, I loved going to the dentist and I wanted to be a dentist. I also always loved acting and I was pretty good at it.

Last question: what’s the future like?

Getting married! I am taking pictures and we are ​slowly ​on our way to becoming a photo duo​ maybe​.​..​

April 8th, 2015 by Jonathan Shia
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Spring was in the air for one sweet evening as the crowds swarmed West Chelsea for the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares silent auction and charity fashion show, which the department store hosts every year to raise money for a spate of LGBT causes, including ACRIA, the Hetrik-Martin Institute, and Lambda Legal. Zachary Quinto chatted with Anna Wintour as the guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, looking to bid on prizes ranging from small pocketbooks to deluxe fantasy vacations. Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, and Narciso Rodriguez were all in attendance, as were Catherine McNeil and Jasmine Tookes, there to support Miles Langford, Tobias Sorenson, and other model friends who took to the runway showing off the famously edgy designer wares available at Jeffreys, from Dries Van Noten and Givenchy to the tiny swimsuits on Chad White and Parker Hurley. Those two received, unsurprisingly, a loud cheer from the raucous crowd on hand, one surpassed only by the applause for the charismatic River Viiperi, who stripped off his Bobby Abley sweatshirt halfway down the runway and flashed a smile around the room. All for a good cause. Take a look at Casey Vange’s exclusive backstage shots below, only on models.com.

Casting by Andrew Weir

River Viiperi

Henry Watkins

Miles Langford

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Dae Na and Conrad Bromfield

Brian Shimansky

Trevor Van Uden & Ellis McCreadie

River and Abiah Hostvedt

Henry and Abiah

Conrad, Roberto Sipos

Chad White

River, Adam ButcherJordan Barrett

Daan van der Deen and Abiah

casey-vange-jfc-30Trevor Van Uden , Oli Lacey

Henry W, Henrik Fallenius, Vladimir Ivanov

Tobias Sorensen, Parker Hurley

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Armando Cabral

Parker Hurley



April 8th, 2015 by models.com
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Carine Roitfeld‘s Beauty Queens / Image Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Carine Roitfeld provides the week’s key beauty inspiration with a gorgeous story in Harper’s Bazaar shot by Brigitte Niedermair. Featuring Carine’s roster of fashionable favorites including Gigi, Jing Wen and Ondria the story puts a beauty twist on the season’s look complete with blue lipstick and plenty of geometric eyeliner. Harper Bazaar

This week the beauty business mourns the loss of one of its true innovators, Dr. Frederic Brandt‘s passing leaves a void not only within the lives of his friends and family but also within the fashion and beauty business. As dermatologist to everyone from Hollywood royalty like Madonna, to fashion legend Stephanie Seymour. Brandt shaped the way in which we view beauty and aging, popularizing fillers like Botox, collagen and Restalyne.

After years of working with Victoria’s Secret the beautiful Lindsay Ellingson launches her own line of beauty products

Ever wonder what prompted model Tamy Glauser to opt for her signature shaved hairstyle? Find out how she came to have the look and see a rare picture of her with long blonde hair!

In industry shake ups makeup artist Gucci Westman (Art + Commerce) leaves Revlon to explore new endeavors after seven groundbreaking years.

The beauty blogosphere just got a whole lot bigger – Youtube phenom Michelle Phan ditches the social channel that made her famous in favor of her own network.


Pretty boys of the world rejoice, Fantastic Man offers up a spirited take on male beauty this month with Andres Velencoso Segura trying on all manner of blush, lipstick and eyeshadow — could a beauty contract be in his future? Only time will tell!

April 3rd, 2015 by contributor
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Collage of recent shots taken by Lia and Odette

Recently in Milan, model watchers marked Russian new face Lia Pavlova as one to watch after she opened the much anticipated Gucci show with an exclusive. Just a few days later, her twin sister Odette Pavlova glided down the Jil Sander runway, exhibiting the exquisite grace that they both possess, from their years in traditional Russian dance. Between the two of them, for their first season, the twins walked also for Balenciaga, Celine, Dior, Lanvin, Miu Miu and Saint Laurent amongst others, proving the duo’s ethereal beauty was alluring across the board.  We spoke with the sisters to find out more.

interview by Emmie America for models.com. For the interview in Russian see below.

Emmie: Congratulation on a great first season! Let’s start from the beginning. It’s an uncommon occurrence to have sisters, and twins, both in the modeling industry, and both off to such a great start, at the same exact time. Tell us about your “Cinderella story.” 

Odette: When we were 16 years old we were walking to a supermarket in our hometown and a modeling agency director approached us. When we signed eventually with TANN, our new agent told us straight away that she would place us separately. I ended up at Next Worldwide and Lia at several agencies in all the major cities.

E: And you think that was a good call, since now you are being managed individually?

Odette and Lia: Definitely.

O: My agency didn’t even know I had a twin until Lia opened Gucci.

L: Same here. My agency first found out about Odette at the Gucci casting and they got nervous that she might replace me.

E: Would you say having a twin sister in the industry makes it harder on you?

L: If anything I think it’s more the agency’s worry. Of course sometimes we get compared, but I am not competing against my sister.

O: Yes, I’m just happy that my sister is doing well. I think jealousy is silly. Of course when she did Gucci and I got cut last minute it was a little frustrating. But it wasn’t anger; I just felt a bit sorry for myself.

E: Do you try to be each other’s support system? Did you always get along so well?

O: Yes, we tell each other everything! We are always talking, asking each other for advice, even though we are often at different ends of the world.

E: Was modeling for you a childhood dream or something you fell into? And how do you like the industry now that you’ve seen it from the inside?

L: Everything happened so spontaneously. I love shows! I often watch videos from the runway and backstage.

O: Same here. I look at websites because I’m interested who is doing what. Who is having a good season, which girls are booking exclusives – we are working with these people, we know them.

E: Lia, you mentioned that you love shows the most. Why?

L: Maybe it is because we used to do dance and performed on stage. I love the energy while I walk – the music, the runway itself, because it’s always different, the clothes I’m wearing. I’m only on stage for a few minutes but I am showcasing what a designer has been working on for months! I can do shows 24/7 with no sleep.

O: I agree! Shows are an amazing process; it’s a performance. Sure you’re showing the clothes, but you’re also showing yourself. 

E: Ok, let’s talk about this season. How did it feel to be doing the top shows?

L: It felt too good to be true. I think this worked out so well largely due to the efforts of my Russian and Milan agencies. After I did Gucci suddenly everyone wanted to book me. Every job was so magical that I never got tired! It’s an incredible feeling to have people you admire who want to work with you!

E: Which moment was your highlight? 

L: My favorite moment was Gucci, for sure. Everyone who was at the show – all the dressers were people I knew from doing looks for 7 days. Since I was the first girl to walk, everyone was very supportive, including Alessandro Michele, especially since it was his first womenswear collection!

O: At the end of day, it was the Saint Laurent exclusive, of course.  I came to Paris after Jil Sander and just started doing castings when I got a call from my agent saying I booked the exclusive. I didn’t believe it at first. I was so happy on the inside but was too scared to jinx it! I didn’t tell anyone for the whole week! Most memorable part was the night rehearsal. I slept from 11 pm to 3 am, then we all were driven to the show location. They started doing our hair and makeup backstage and there was nobody there, not even the press! I can’t describe this feeling, but we felt like rock stars with painted faces, dressed in all black!

E: Do you have any advice for girls just starting out in the industry?

O: The most important thing is to believe in yourself and not take what others say too close to heart. You need to be morally and physically strong (fashion week is like training for a marathon.) A weak person won’t survive in this industry.

L: Look after yourself! Learn English; always be open to new people and things. Remember everyone who you work with – this is a small world. Oh, and don’t get too full of yourself.

Russian translation below

На минувшей Неделе моды в Милане внимательные зрители отметили новичка из России – Лию Павлову – после того, как девушка открыла Gucci с эксклюзивом. Но всего через пару дней ее сестра-близнец, Одетт Павлова, проплыла по подиуму на Jil Sander с присущий обеим моделям грацией танцовщиц – наследие многолетнего опыта в русских народных танцах. Между тем, в дебютном сезоне близнецы прошлись для Balenciaga, Celine, Dior, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent и других: кажется этот дует не оставила равнодушным, никого. Мы поговорила с восходящими звездами-сестрами, чтобы услышать историю из первых уст.

Эмми: Привет, девочки. Поздравляем вас с отличным первым сезоном! Давайте вернемся к началу вашего пути. Редкий случай: родные сестры оказываются в модельном мире и обе одновременно добиваются заметных результатов. Расскажите свою «историю Золушки».

Одетт: Когда нам было 16 лет, нас остановила директор модельного агентства во время прогулки. В итоге, через некоторое время мы подписались с TANN и наш новый агент сразу сказала что по миру нас будут представлять разные агентства. Так я оказалась в Next, а Лию теперь представляют несколько агентств по мировым столицам.

Э: И вы считаете, что это пошло вам на пользу – ведь теперь вами занимаются отдельно?

Одетт и Лия: Да, определенно.

О: Мое агентство даже не знало, что у меня есть сестра-близняшка, до того как она сделала Gucci.

Л: Да, мое тоже. Они впервые увидели Одетт на кастинге Gucci, и сразу испугались – вдруг меня поменяют на нее.

Э: Если говорить начистоту: сложнее ли работать модели, у которой есть сестра-близнец?

Л: Я считаю, что это заботы агентства . Иногда, конечно, сравнивают, но у нас нет с сестрой конкуренции.

О: Да, я просто рада, что у моей сестры все хорошо получается. Мне кажется, завидовать глупо. Конечно, когда она сделала Gucci, а меня слили, то было обидно. Но это была не злоба, а обида на саму себя.

Э: То есть, никакой драмы: наоборот, подставляете друг другу плечо?

О: Да! Мы постоянно переписываемся, советуемся, хоть зачастую и находимся в разных точках света.

Э: Модельная карьера для вас — везение или детская мечта? И как вы представляете себе мир моды теперь, повидав его изнутри?

Л: Все вышло спонтанно и случайно! Мне нравится это работа, но следить за трендами не успеваю. Показы я очень люблю, часто смотрю видео с подиумов и бэкстэджей.

О: Аналогично. Я просматриваю сайты, потому что мне это интересно: кто какие сезоны сделал, какие девочки взяли эксклюзивы. Мы с этими людьми работаем, пересекаемся, надо быть в курсе.

Э: Лия сказала что больше всего любит подиум. А что нравится именно тебе?

Л: Может быть, потому что мы раньше занимались танцами и выступали на сцене. Мне нравится энергетика, музыка, сам подиум, потому что он всегда разный, то, что на тебе надето. Ты выходишь буквально на пару минут и показываешь то, над чем дизайнер работал месяцами. На показах я могу трудиться сутками, не спать ночами – запросто.

О: Согласна! В неделях моды мне нравится сам процесс, это выступление. Да, ты показываешь одежду, но ты так же показываешь и себя.

Э: Давайте, наконец, об этом сезоне. Каково это: делать топ-шоу в мировых столицах моды?

Л: Слишком хорошо, чтобы быть правдой. Я считаю, что это большая заслуга моего материнского и миланского агентств. А после того, как я сделала Gucci, в Париже все стали меня брать! Каждое задание было настолько прекрасным, что я совсем не уставала! Очень приятно понимать, что люди выбирают именно тебя, хотят с тобой работать.

Э: А какой момент ты могла бы выделить?

Л: Самый яркий, конечно, Gucci. Вся команда бренда, персонал были мне знакомы, потому что предыдущие 7 дней мы провели на примерке. И так как я была первая, меня все очень поддерживали. И сам дизайнер, ведь это было его первое женское шоу!

О: Для меня – это, конечно же, эксклюзив Saint Laurent. Я приехала в Париж после Jil Sander и начала делать кастинги, когда позвонил агент и сказал, что я взяла эксклюзив. Я сначала даже не поверила – внутри был взрыв эмоций, но из личных суеверий я молчала целую неделю. Что запомнилось больше всего? Ночные репетиции! Я спала с 11 до 3 ночи, потом нас посадили в автобус и повезли на место шоу. Нам начали делать макияж, прически — все по-настоящему. Но вокруг не было никого, даже прессы! Я не могу описать это ощущение, мы были все как рок звезды с накрашенными моськами, все в черном.

Э: Прежде чем попрощаться, оставьте несколько пожеланий для моделей новичков.

О: Главное – верить в себя и не принимать чужие слова близко к сердцу, быть морально и физически сильными (неделя моды закаляет получше марафона). Человека, слабого внутри, эта индустрия сломает моментально!

Л: Следить за собой, учить язык, открываться всему новому и главное – быть собой! Запоминать, с кем ты работаешь и на кого – этот мир очень тесен. И не отращивать на голове корону.

March 30th, 2015 by Steven Yatsko
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Mari Agory, Mari Malek, Grace Bol, Rina Kara, Elizabeth Arjok, Nyamouch Girwath, and Nykhor Paul

All photos by Cliff Watts, courtesy of Stand 4 Education

“Whoever is meant to receive it, will receive it,” says Mari Malek speaking of the message her nonprofit Stand 4 Education aims to transmit. The thirty-year-old model, DJ/producer and South Sudanese refugee is using her network within fashion and music as a megaphonic platform to aid the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. Her most recent collaborative effort involved a series of portraits featuring women refugees Mari Agory, Elizabeth Arjok, Grace Bol, Nyamouch Girwath, Rina Kara, Nykhor Paul and herself photographed by Cliff Watts. Between them they are mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, models and activists with hefty resumes that stretch from working with Vogue and Louis Vuitton to UNICEF and the United Nation’s 2015 World Economic Forum. The striking images double as tribute to the indigenous beauty of South Sudan (which Malek wishes to preserve) and serve as a call to action. Much of the world is unfamiliar with the African country’s ongoing civil conflict and its devastating social consequences. Over a million people have been displaced since internal fighting broke out in 2013 after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. That makes it the newest country in the world, but one fragile and begotten by woes.

She explained the statistics and the severity of the situation sitting amidst the exhaustive hustle of New York City, painting an almost unimaginably stark contrast. The most staggering figure: a population that is nearly 80% illiterate. That distance can create a certain science fiction, one that reads as out-of-reach dystopia. But it’s a definite reality and a huge problem Mari that says demands global attention. Stand 4 Education’s manifesto is focused on providing education to the women and children of South Sudan and to drum up global awareness for her culture.  Education needs to be ubiquitous. “Because education is not only academic, it’s for all aspects of life,” she says.



Mari Malek

S: Stand for Education. What’s it about and what’s the message there?

M: Stand 4 Education is a nonprofit that is dedicated to providing access to education for children and women–globally. Because every child who is in need deserves to have education. We are now focused on South Sudan because I’m from South Sudan and the girls in the images are all from South Sudan. We are all refugees who have risen above many adversities. So it makes sense for us to start with our country. Our country is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world with many issues such as a lack of education, gender inequality, early child marriage, discrimination and war. 80% of our country is unable to read or write. It is the youngest country in the world. We are now 3 years old. We got our independence on July 9th, 2011.  51% of the country are children under the age of 18 so it’s very important we focus on the children because they are the future generation. 64% of our country are women. Ultimately, we want to build quality schools throughout South Sudan. But it doesn’t make sense for us to start building schools when there are schools that need help. When the time is right we also want to build boarding schools for girls where we bring these girls to live, protect them, help mentor them, and teach them about basic health, basic education, and also finding out what they are good at so that we can help them develop that. It’s also important to focus on girls because most of the girls get married off at a very early age and tend to lose their self-identity. Girls drop out as early as eight years old to prepare to become a woman. How do you know where you go at the age of eight years old? How do you even know your self-identity at that age? Education is the only way you can find who you are. As simple as reading a book, reading a sentence that can help you discover something. That’s basically what Stand 4 Education is: It’s about discovering, it’s about enlightening, it’s about knowing. And we choose to do it through different platforms like fashion, music and art–because we are creative beings.

S: How did you get involved? Can you tell me about the beginning process of Stand 4 Education?

M: I have always been a humanitarian. When I escaped from South Sudan with my family, my mom was always helping other refugees. So in our home we would have people come in and my mom would take care of them. She was a nurse. Until we left and came into the USA she continued to do those services for people–helping people. From there I discovered how much helping others is a part of my soul’s mission. I advocated with a few organizations including Unicef, which is all about helping and empowering children all over the world. They have been a tremendous help in South Sudan. All of the experience I received working with others as well as me being a refugee helped me to want to start Stand 4 Education. I started thinking what could possibly help my country the most right now? I did some research and found education is what is significantly needed in our home. Children do not have access to schools, and quality education is missing in South Sudan. Because of war many people were displaced and scattered or in refugee camps and their focus is to just survive. It would make someone’s day to just come to a refugee camp and bring these children coloring books to color or just bring them a notepad. To teach them the alphabet, you know? Those simple gestures are missing because of war.

S: These are things that a lot of the rest of the world can’t even imagine because it’s so simple–it’s like water.

M: Yes! Basic human rights. These are needs that we have in this world that are so unreachable in a third world. Coming from a third to first world country, I can see a significant amount of difference. At this point it’s not just about getting aid or bringing food: It’s about the individual helping themselves to become self-sufficient. We can never help anybody if they aren’t able to help themselves.


Grace Bol

S: How are you going about building this school system that you spoke about?

M: The goal with Stand 4 Education is that we build an entire school system that is sustainable, that is of quality, that is adequate, that provides teachers, that provides school supplies and that provides lasting solutions and not just a temporary solution. Education can bring us peace! We will partner up with different schools and help them figure out what they need to get them going and keep them going. So far we’ve partnered up with two different schools in South Sudan. For example, the first school we partnered up with is called the Malek Primary School. Funny it’s my last name, too.

S: So…it’s not named after you, it just happened to be that?

M: It just happened, so funny. It’s not my school. It’s a school that we found that happened to be called the Malek Primary School. So I called them up and a woman who helped build the school is a woman from California and she has a nonprofit called Impact a Village. She had met some Sudanese refugees and learned about where they came from and what they needed. They were able to raise some funds to build the school. After the recent conflict that happened in South Sudan, which happened December 2013, the school got destroyed. All the children are gone. They’re living in refugee camps. Their families are either dead, displaced, or just unable to help themselves. Right now the school is empty. What we’re going to do with such schools is raise funds for them, advocate to bring teachers and school supplies as well as mentor some of the children. Fix it up and see how we can bring safety so the children can return back to school. The school has five classrooms and it started off with three hundred students, boys and girls. Since it was the only school in that village, more children and families started to send their kids there. The school ended up having up to six hundred or so children.

S: It’s a good thing they’re all showing up for school.

M: [laughs] Yes they were. The kids just want to learn. But there aren’t any teachers. Teachers are unreliable because there is not enough pay or there is no way to get around as far as transportation goes. Or they’re just not teachers, you know?

S: Can you briefly explain the situation that is going on in South Sudan?

M: Before South Sudan it was Sudan, the biggest country in Africa. For over two decades we have been going through a civil war. I was born in the 80’s during the second civil war. What happened is a conflict that has to do with religion, culture and differences of skin color. The Northerners started to enforce their religion upon everyone. And that’s what really caused the rift between the entire country. Slavery was happening and unfortunately it still happens. Villages were getting burned down. South Sudanese were getting targeted, being killed, being treated as less of beings. And that’s when the South Sudanese started to escape. There was a time where young boys and men were just being killed by the Northerners. Actually there’s a movie that just came out called the Good Lie, everyone should watch it. It basically explains all of that. Many young boys and children started to escape and walk for hundreds and thousands of miles from the villages in South Sudan to the refugee camps in Kenya. Many died along the way. Died of starvation,  dehydration and disease. The few who made it got to the refugee camps in Kenya. The other South Sudanese that were in the north escaped to Egypt. When you stay in the refugee camp, whether you were in Egypt or Kenya, a system was developed like some sort of a lottery system where the refugees were being sponsored and brought into the USA. Some of us got lucky. A lot were left behind, a lot died and a lot are still in the camp right now.


Nykhor Paul

S: So your life could have been dramatically different had you not gotten lucky?

M: I could have been dead. I could have been married off with a ton of children. I could have became mentally ill, because some South Sudanese have post-traumatic disorders due to war. But I’m lucky. Even sitting with you right now here is almost emotional because…sorry…I’m getting emotional, but what are the odds that I’m one of the lucky ones to be able to sit here. I still have relatives who are in the camps or who have just died even after our independence. All I can do is really just do my best to tell their story because they don’t have a voice nor the platform I now have. The world needs to know this story because we are a planet of beings and there should never be any separation.

S: Would you like to tell a little bit about your story and experiences? At what age did you come over to the USA?

M: I came to the USA with my mother and two sisters when I was fourteen years old. In Sudan, our home was attacked and things got insanely intense and crazy. My mom decided to take us out of the country. She said, “Kids, I’m taking you three girls with me. It’s time for us to go.” Because my mom knew if we stayed, especially being girls, we’ll end up getting married off and losing ourselves. She went through that, too. My mom was married at thirteen. I had over twenty sisters and brothers from my father and we were all living in one home and my mom who was taking care of all of us.

S: How is that even possible?

M: Exactly. But it was possible. It was crazy, but fun. When holidays came around my father would get a bus for all of us to go somewhere to enjoy the holidays because there were so many children. When things started to get crazy with the war and the attacks she decided to leave. My father never left South Sudan. He stayed behind. We escaped and we ended up in a ship and took it to Egypt. We ended up staying there for four to five years until we got our sponsorship.

S: You were at a refugee camp that whole time just waiting?

M: Basically. All the refugees were living there. Egypt was a little bit different because we didn’t necessarily live in a camp or a tent and it was all Sudanese refugees in that area. We all just waited. Waiting until you get the sponsorship. It may never happen. Wait and wait. Within five years we got our sponsorship and my mom brought us here. You go through a situation where they interview you, they find out your story. You can even get your name changed so it’s easier to pronounce.


Nyamouch Girwath

S: Is your name the same?

M: Yes. Well,  most of us have tribal names and American or Christian names.  My tribal name is Adut and my other Christian name is Mari (which is also Mary). So we had to somewhat adjust our names and things like that. The place we got sponsored to was in Newark, New Jersey. We were living in the projects. Well, we didn’t know it was the projects, but we were living in the projects and there were crazy things going on around us, too, again.

S: So you went from one bad place to another different not-so-great scenario?

M: Yeah, we were very grateful no matter where we went because there was opportunity. Literally,  America is the land of opportunity. Now we can go to school without having to be afraid that someone is going to kidnap us or marry me or kill us or rape us. It was a different scenario, but at the end of it all it’s another scenario where problems do exist in every part of the world. They just exist differently.

S: I imagine a lot of it stems from education…

M: Yeah! Again it goes back to education. Because if we know better, than we do better.

S: How did you get scouted and start modeling?

M: I was always teased about my skin color and how tall and skinny I was. It almost brought me to be self-hateful. Why am I this color? Why am I so skinny? Why am I not like the other kids? But that was a blessing in disguise because that’s what brought me into modeling. My unique strange “ugly” look [laughs]. I was working in the airport and people would see me and say things like, “Wow you should be a model!” I had no idea what that was for a long time. What is modeling? I looked into it, my cousin and I. My mom found relatives in San Diego so we moved to San Diego. That’s where I met my cousin and my cousin now is a supermodel. Her name is Atong Arjok. We went to a scouting in San Diego and we both got picked by so many different agencies that day.  Atong was more bold than I was and she made the choice to start modeling right away. For me, I was a bit scared, my mom was adamant about school first. I waited until I was eighteen. I briefly started in Los Angeles and came to New York when I was twenty-one.

S: And now it’s going on nine years. So you also DJ and produce music–South Sudan’s first. How’d you get into that?

M: So in the modeling industry…I’m a unique personality for sure. I always change my hair and my look. Sometimes it’s extreme to the industry. They’ll be like, “Mari! You can’t be changing yourself so much–the clients!” But, honestly I’m very self-expressive so I think it works for me. I had to follow my heart. I got invited to so many cool parties and when I would go and I barely found any women DJs. That triggered the thought maybe I should be a DJ. After all, music got me through the toughest times. I looked into what I needed to do. I bought some equipment and I just started messing around with it and connecting with other DJs to help me figure it out. I wasn’t doing it so I could become a professional DJ. It was more like a hobby. From there it started to become its own thing, people would tell me, “Hey you’re DJ’ing now, you should do this party!” It just started to build into something and now I am getting more into it because I produce my own music. It’s evolving into something that I never expected. It’s also making me realize how I can help artists from my country by producing music for them. Which again ties back into why we want Stand 4 Education to use fashion, music and art in order to bring education. Because education is not only academic, it’s all aspects of life.


Mari Agory

S: Have you gone back to Sudan? Is it an easy thing to say, “I want to fly to Sudan.” And then to arrange it?

M: I am going back for the first time since we left. It’s not that easy to just travel and especially to South Sudan.You need to have papers and safety. That’s why I haven’t been able to go back. I am a citizen of the USA now. I’m Sudanese-American. So now it’s easy for me to travel. I would like to document and film me going back for the first time with my colleague Mari Agory.

S: Which is confusing at first…

M: I know! Two Mari’s right? Mari Malek and Mari Agory. We want to go back this year together and document it. First of all, really visit the schools that we are helping and connect with our own people. The children back home need to see that their own people care. That will be empowering. They’re used to seeing many foreign activists coming to aid them. I think it will be a very important message to let our people know that we are here too, that the African Diaspora is involved . We want to empower our people to know that we are in it together. We were able to rise above all the difficulties. If we can make it you can make it too.

S: Let’s talk about the project that you did with Cliff Watts for Stand 4 Education. What was the thought process behind that?

M: I was thinking how can I make an impact and raise a high level media attention to bring awareness to what is happening in South Sudan now. The media barely talks about it. We are facing a famine! The thought came to my head–duh! You’re a model, you have a platform, use it! The Sudanese models here are the face of South Sudan. We are the voice for the voiceless. As a sisterhood, let us stand together and bring awareness. Agory and I started contacting the girls and decided we should do a powerful photo series to demand attention. We were like, “Yeah!” We want the world to know. Although our country is war torn, there still lies beauty. This photo project is really about us educating the world about where we come from. And educating in all different aspects of life whether you are an artist, a politician, a mom, or an activist. We wanted to open a dialogue with the world on South Sudan. Women, men, walk around the village naked decorated in beautiful beaded jewelry that they make. It’s so beautiful. And we are dark-skinned people of color who have been conditioned and told that our skin is ugly. Let’s embrace that. We wanted a photographer who was aligned with the vision. The perfect person that came to mind was Cliff. I told him about where we come from and how we wanted to capture that as well as demanding that media attention. He said, “This is fucking beautiful. Let’s do it.”


Rina Kara

S: One of my questions was going to be: how do you intend to keep the interests piqued of those you are trying to reach? How do you keep the interest of people who now are so fragmented? But then again I don’t think its about trying to reach everyone, as you said.

M: You can’t force people to listen or do anything. All you can do is your best to spread the message and whoever is meant to receive it–will receive it. It’s for those who really want to listen. It’s for those who really want to make a change in the world.

S: If someone wants to help and reach out what do they do?

M: If someone wants to help they can reach us our website is: www.stand4education.org. Our main thing is to get people involved by purely just wanting to be involved. It’s not about giving us money, it’s about how can we work together. How we can stand together and stand up for our basic human rights. We highly believe in collaborations! Of course we take donations and we are looking for sponsors for our coming events and projects. We are using fashion, music and art as a platform to spread the message.

S: Whatever you have to offer.

M: Yes. What can we as individuals do to make a change? I donate my time and music towards our cause. I truly believe in it. And I want to be the example of what I’m saying.


Elizabeth Arjok

Photographer – Cliff Watts
Creative Direction: Mari Malek
Producer – Ashley Owens
Casting – Julia Samersova
MUA – Lanea Singleton
Styling – Dapper Afrika
Jewelry – Silly Simone, Martine’s Dream
Ta Meu Bem Jewelry
Shot at Dune Studios

March 27th, 2015 by models.com
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If the beauty looks of Fall 2015 can be summed up in one word it would have to be extreme. After seasons of bare skin and casual hair make up artists and hair stylists have brought back avant garde and edgy to the runways. Whether it was the maharajah inspired facial jewelry at Givenchy or the glossy black lips seen at Ungaro the best beauty this season pushed the boundaries.



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At Givenchy Pat McGrath (Streeters London) and Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York) expanded horizons with a look that merged the intricacy of traditional South Asian jewelry with the pomp of the Victorian era.



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Katsuya Kamo kept all eyes on his hair creations backstage at Haider Ackerman, blending sewing and sculpture into one with hair that reached loft heights and even featured bits of thread woven into each updo. When it comes to sheer imagination Kamo is hard to beat!

Yohji Yamamoto


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Pat McGrath (Streeters London) has never been afraid of pushing makeup to its limits and at Yohji Yamamoto she gave the world extreme black liner on eyes, brows and even cheeks. Combined with Eugene Souleiman (Streeters London)’s geometric hair styles the look was anime meets otherworldly.



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A smoky eye in a dark color is always chic, but so is going the opposite direction. Backstage at Kenzo Aaron de Mey (Art Partner) swiped opaque white shadow across model’s lids for a dramatic look that was meant to echo the feel of Amazonian warriors and felt just right with Kenzo’s tribe of cool beauties.



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At Ungaro Lucia Pieroni (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles) experimented with the rawness of Punk rock sending models down the runway in slinky gowns and daring black lips. The contrast between the sexy clothes and the “don’t mess with me attitude of the makeup created a glam yet rebellious dichotomy.



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Gold leaf is frequently utilized by makeup artists for that final touch of luxury, but at Rick Owens beauty maestro Lucia Pieroni (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles) took the idea one step further coating model’s faces in layers of silver and gold to channel the allure of Mayan goddesses.


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Badass isn’t a word we usually associate with Chanel, but backstage at the fall show Tom Pecheux (Home Agency) gave models the kind of dramatic smoky eyes that wouldn’t look out of place at a punk concert. Combined with the sleek and at times dainty updos and ponytails created by Sam McKnight (Bryan Bantry) the look was pure ladies who lunch.

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