Thursday, June 28, 2012

representing Melodie Monrose

representing Melodie Monrose

Toni Garrn for Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012, by Craig McDean

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 campaign
Models: Toni Garrn/WOMEN, Jaquelyn Jablonski/SUPREME
Photography: Craig McDean
Stylist: Karl Templer
Hair: Eugene Souleiman
Make-up: Mark Carrasquillo
Creative Director: Trey Laird

Shannan Click for Lucky Brand Summer 2012

Lucky Brand Summer 2012 campaign
Model: Shannan Click

Watch Lucky Brand Summer 2012 campaign video

Spur Magazine August 2012 cover: Nastya Kusakina

Spur Magazine August 2012 cover
Model: Nastya Kusakina
Photography: Marlene Marino
Stylist: Lisa Fuehner
Hair: Wesley O'Meara
Make-up: Kristen Gallegos

Rianne Ten Haken for Laura Mercier Fall 2012

Laura Mercier Fall 2012 campaign
Model: Rianne Ten Haken
Photography: Michelangelo DiBattista
Stylist: Samira Nasr
Hair: Ted Gibson
Make-up: Matin

Monday, June 25, 2012

Irina Nikolaeva for Francesco Scognamiglio Fall/Winter 2012 by Mariano Vivanco

Francesco Scognamiglio F/W 2012 campaign
Model: Irina Nikolaeva
Photographer: Mariano Vivanco
Stylist: Brian Molloy
Hair: Fernando Torrent
Make-up: Francelle Daly

Friday, June 22, 2012

Christian Dior Cosmetics: Daria Strokous, Ph: Steven Meisel, Stylist: Carine Roitfeld

Christian Dior Cosmetics
Ph: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Guido Palau
Model: Daria Strokous

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nastya Kusakina by Kevin Sinclair for How to Spend It Magazine

How to Spend It Magazine June 2012 editorial
Model: Nastya Kusakina
Photographer: Kevin Sinclair
Stylist: Damian Foxe
Hair: Yoichi Tomizawa
Make-up: Nam Vo

Vogue Germany Fashion News Fall/Winter 2012/2013 | Behati Prinsloo by Thomas Schenk

Vogue Germany July 2012 fashion supplement
Model: Behati Prinsloo
Photographer: Thomas Schenk
Stylist: Lynn Schmidt
Hair: Uli Wissel
Make-up: Christine Corbel


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Siviglia Fall 2012 campaign: Snejana Onopka, Ph: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Stylist: Joe McKenna

Siviglia Fall 2012 Campaign
Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Stylist: Joe McKenna
Model: Snejana Onopka

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Preview: Ginta Lapina for Allure July 2012

Allure July 2012 editorial
Model: Ginta Lapina
Photography: Regan Cameron
Stylist: Jarrod Lacks
Hair: Teddy Charles
Make-up: Makky

Mila Digitals June 2012

Vogue Netherlands July/August 2012 cover: Rianne Ten Hakken by Petrovsky & Ramone

Vogue Netherlands July/August 2012 cover
Model: Rianne Ten Hakken
Photography: Petrovsky & Ramone
Stylist: Marije Goekoop
Hair: Ilham Mestour
Make-up: Adrien Pinault

Monday, June 18, 2012

Amra Cerkezovic for Givenchy Resort 2013

Givenchy Resort 2013 show
Model: Amra Cerkezovic

Women's Wear Daily June 15th, 2012: Isabeli Fontana for Faith Connexion

WWD June 15th, 2012 article
Model: Isabeli Fontana
Interview: Alessandra Codinha
Photo: Steve Eichner

DSquared2 A/W 2012 Campaign Film featuring Frida Aasen, directed by Mert & Marcus

DSquared2 A/W 2012 film: 'The Substitutes'
Model: Frida Aasen
Directors: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Music: 'The Clapping Song', Shirley Ellis 1965

Watch the film+read d2 interview on

Marie Claire Italia July 2012 cover: Viktoriya Sasonkina by Jacques Olivar

Italian Marie Claire July 2012 cover
Model: Viktoriya Sasonkina
Photographer: Jacques Olivar
Stylist: Elisabetta Massari
Hair: Martyn Foss Calder
Make-up: Regine Bedot

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Women for Resort 2013

Jourdan Dunn in Emilio Pucci
Mirte Maas in Calvin Klein

Daria Strokous in Calvin Klein
Fei Fei Sun in Salvatore Ferragamo

Isabeli Fontana in Salvatore Ferragamo

Frida Aasen in Salvatore Ferragamo
Irina Nikolaeva in Acne

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Representing Anna J.

Spur Magazine July 2012, Interview with Ginta Lapina by Wayne Sterling

Spur Magazine July 2012 interview
Model: Ginta Lapina
Photography: Kikuko Usuyama, Jonas Gustavsson (runway)
Hair & Make-up: Kouta
Interview & text: Wayne Sterling

WS: Did you feel like you were always destined to model Ginta?
GL: When I was 15 I was one of the shortest girls and then I started to play sports and became one of the tallest, all in one summer . I was scouted a little bit before  my 16th birthday . It was at first a little bit of an issue because the scout thought I was too short. But one day...whoosh.

WS: What was your sport?
GL: Volleyball . I played it in school in Latvia. Nothing international.

WS: As a schoolgirl when everyone was encouraging you to model did you have any ideas about the fashion world?
GL: No. Because I'm from a small town so people wouldn't even think it's real. They think of fashion as something that is untouchable.

WS: Is there much of a fashion industry in Latvia?
GL: For sure we have more and more  modeling agencies ...but fashion as an industry...not really. There are some people who are aware ... there are those who aware of my work but not so many people.

WS: Are you a celebrity in Latvia?
GL: Not really. maybe once or twice a little girl on the street will point and say my name but that's it.

WS: So you still have a little bit of a private life.
GL: Yes. I do. Which I like. For models it's different. Once you are a known model it's not the same as an actor. Once you are in the movies, millions know you. Models still get to keep their private life.

WS: What's the main city that you live in now?
GL: New York. I love the people in New York. I like the mix. It is a lot of energy but I have to say, time to time I have to get out of the city, just to stay sane (laughs) I live in Chelsea and there are construction workers every morning at 7am outside my bedroom for a year now starting with jackhammers.

WS: Are you ready to slow down the fast pace of your life?
GL: I have to say I enjoy a lot, traveling and I like being with people but  I like exploring by myself. I like those moments when I'm by myself. Let's say ...I'm going to go, for instance tonight to Milan for a job, I'm kind of looking forward to it because that's your time . You go to the hotel, spend a little time in the spa. The 8 or 9 hrs on the plane means I can read my book. I'm reading right now, "The Hunger Games" which just came out as a movie. I'm reading already, the third book. I'm a little bit obsessed . That's the moment . I can read my book .

WS: What did you think of the movie?
GL: I liked it . But they were missing things. In the books of course you have more details. It explains more whats happening, why some people die and what happens to the kids in The Hunger Games after they die. They turn into ghosts but they didn't explain that in the movies. The whole forest thing was just as I imagined it. But I didn't like the train. I thought it looked too robotic and futuristic.

WS: Speaking of futuristic, I love your nails by the way.
GL: I just did a video with the directors Santiago & Maurcio yesterday  for with the theme about Japanese cartoon characters . I liked it so much I kept them.

WS: Have you been to Japan?
GL: I've been to Japan like 5 times . I love the culture. In Tokyo I love to go shopping but the clothes are always smaller than my size . I like to buy lots of little souvenirs like chopsticks . My grandmother is so cute she doesn't even use them. She just keeps them on display. I don't have many siblings . I have one brother but I have lots of uncles and aunts and cousins .

WS:  You've pretty much grown up from a young girl to a young woman in this business!
GL: Yes. The journey I've been through is something I'll never forget. Being here on my own. was definitely a growing experience and I believe I had to go through all these things to be where I am now. I understand myself better. Because I now know how easy it is to fall down. I've been through the stages where everything was a challenge which is why I am so happy with where I am now. What I like about my job now is that you go to your bookings and people have now become your friend . It's more like a family feeling which is interesting. I can get nervous sometimes before a shoot but it depends on the story . Sometimes you just go to the shoot and they give you the inspiration . Other days sometimes I wish I had more homework to do (laughs) . It's nice if they send the inspiration or reference beforehand because sometimes I go to the shoot and there are crazy ideas and I want to do my best. It's where I get nervous.

WS: Do you think there should be an age limit for models.
GL: I think there should be verages I imagine if I had a daughter I wouldn't her to be modeling full time since he's 15. I think it's a little bit too young because you not know yet why you are in this world. Occasionally it's great to start young but you do it full time maybe it's best when you are 17 or 18.

WS: If you had stayed in school and not modeled what would you be doing now?
GL: I would be an interior designer. Yup. I was in an artistic school in Latvia and if you had asked me 5 years ago I would have said "oh I want to be a painter or working with stained glass"  but now I think I would have  loved  to be an interior designer .

WS: Do you experiment with your decorating skills at home?
GL: Yes I just got a place in Riga. It's a raw space so it's like my little baby. I'm slowly working out exactly how I want everything to be. The walls...the floors...the apartment I have is in the old part of the city. So I'm going to make my kitchen look like we are on the street . It depends on the mood of the room but I like a lot of gray, black and white. It might feel more modern but I also have a liking or classical. I keep a more classical apartment in New York.

WS: Tell me about your favorite music right now.
GL: With music it's a little funny. It can be pretty much anything. I like rock n roll. Hip hop especially when I'm at work. At home I like 80s . Because I love to dance.

WS: Speaking of dancing, I love that Madonna gave you dance lessons on that Miu Miu set with Mert & Marcus.
GL: Yes. I mean Madonna is Madonna . When she walked into the studio that day, me and the girls didn't know she was coming . So we are in the dressing area and I'm looking and it can't be Madonna. Is she really here?  I was so surprised but she was the sweetest. She remembered all the girls names. We didn't have to say it twice. We learnt the moves. She has such a good memory. Madonna's focus is incredible. She knows exactly what she's doing.

WS: What's your big remaining dream?
GL: My biggest dream in the future...the one thing I really want is to be happy . Always happy. I never want to lose the little Ginta inside of me. I still want to be who I am and remember the place where I am coming from . Because that will lead you into your future.

WS: Beautifully said Ginta. Thanks a billion for making time for Spur this morning.


Monday, June 11, 2012

DSquared2 Fall 2012 campaign: Frida Aasen by Mert & Marcus

DSquared2 Fall 2012 campain
Model: Frida Aasen
Photography: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Stylist: Katie Grand
Hair: Paul Hanlon
Make-up: Charlotte Tibury

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dazed & Confused Korea June 2012 cover: Vlada Roslyakova

Dazed & Confused Korea June 2012 cover
Model: Vlada Roslyakova
Photography: Richard Burbridge
Stylist: Robbie Spencer
Hair: Laurent Philippon
Make-up: Ellis Faas

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vogue Italia June 2012 | Jourdan Dunn by Francesco Carrozzini

Vogue Italia June 2012 editorial
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Photography: Francesco Carrozzini
Stylist: Patti Wilson
Hair: Shay Ashual
Make-up: Sil Bruinsma

Zhenya Katava by Tomohisa Kinoshita, June 2012

Model: Zhenya Katava
Photography: Tomohisa Kinoshita
Make-up: Kimiyuki Misawa

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Exit Magazine Summer 2012 | Mirte Maas by Steven Pan

Exit Magazine Summer 2012
Model: Mirte Maas
Photography: Steven Pan
Stylist: Michelle Cameron
Hair: David von Cannon
Make-up: Karan Franjola