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Carmen Kass for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore July 2010 by Gan

After a stunning cover for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore July, Carmen Kass continues to strike gold with the luxe main editorial photographed by Gan. Inside the magazine, Carmen opens up about being one of the industry’s top models and what really makes her happy. Styled by Windy Aulia in glam ensembles, the Estonian beauty dazzles in From Pawn to Queen.



38 Comments

  1. The Editor

    June 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I haven't really seen much on her being a chess champion so this is nice.

  2. The Editor

    June 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I haven't really seen much on her being a chess champion so this is nice.

  3. Coco Zaahb

    June 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    she's such a gorgeous woman and has been in the industry for such a long time, I would like to read this article

    http://cocozaahb.com

  4. Coco Zaahb

    June 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    she's such a gorgeous woman and has been in the industry for such a long time, I would like to read this article

    http://cocozaahb.com

  5. Coco Zaahb

    June 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    she's such a gorgeous woman and has been in the industry for such a long time, I would like to read this article

    http://cocozaahb.com

  6. Cameron

    June 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    i hate that she's made so much money doing something she didn't even want to do, and yet millions of beautiful girls who really want to model miss the opportunity. It just makes me feel her career has been so empty…

    • K.D.

      June 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      I agree. That was a very ungrateful thing to say. Also I have never liked her face, I always think she looks too old. Its her lips or something

      • Grib

        June 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

        Exactly, or maybe not old.. But she's does indeed look like a chess champion. One of the clever girls from scool.

        • kate

          June 18, 2010 at 4:49 am

          Did you just make clever into a disparagement?

        • kate

          June 18, 2010 at 4:49 am

          Did you just make clever into a disparagement?

      • Grib

        June 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

        Exactly, or maybe not old.. But she's does indeed look like a chess champion. One of the clever girls from scool.

    • K.D.

      June 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      I agree. That was a very ungrateful thing to say. Also I have never liked her face, I always think she looks too old. Its her lips or something

    • Maddy

      June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Oh please, this is the fashion industry we're talking about! By its very nature fleeting & frivolous; it's not a job in the field of medicine, education or science. Which doesn't make it a bad thing; it's also a lot of fun and all of us on this site enjoy it but I can imagine if she wouldn't enjoy it as much as others (or as others perceive it to be!). She's perfectly entitled to her opinion and has obviously made the right decision to do something she doesn't really like in order to do that what she finds more valuable!

      • fashgonerogue

        June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

        Agreed. Most top models never wanted to be models in the first place. It's not about wanting it, it's about natural talent.

      • fashgonerogue

        June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

        Agreed. Most top models never wanted to be models in the first place. It's not about wanting it, it's about natural talent.

    • Maddy

      June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Oh please, this is the fashion industry we're talking about! By its very nature fleeting & frivolous; it's not a job in the field of medicine, education or science. Which doesn't make it a bad thing; it's also a lot of fun and all of us on this site enjoy it but I can imagine if she wouldn't enjoy it as much as others (or as others perceive it to be!). She's perfectly entitled to her opinion and has obviously made the right decision to do something she doesn't really like in order to do that what she finds more valuable!

    • kate

      June 18, 2010 at 4:47 am

      I think there's a difference between wanting to be a model "in the first place" and enjoying the course your life has taken. Just because she didn't think she would end up in this career doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate all that it's done for her and the opportunities she's gotten because of it. From the article, it sounds like she is perfectly happy with her life apart from fashion–there are some people who see fashion as life, and some people who see it as an industry, she's clearly of the latter. Does that make her empty? Hell no.

    • kate

      June 18, 2010 at 4:47 am

      I think there's a difference between wanting to be a model "in the first place" and enjoying the course your life has taken. Just because she didn't think she would end up in this career doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate all that it's done for her and the opportunities she's gotten because of it. From the article, it sounds like she is perfectly happy with her life apart from fashion–there are some people who see fashion as life, and some people who see it as an industry, she's clearly of the latter. Does that make her empty? Hell no.

  7. Cameron

    June 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    i hate that she's made so much money doing something she didn't even want to do, and yet millions of beautiful girls who really want to model miss the opportunity. It just makes me feel her career has been so empty…

  8. Cameron

    June 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    i hate that she's made so much money doing something she didn't even want to do, and yet millions of beautiful girls who really want to model miss the opportunity. It just makes me feel her career has been so empty…

    • K.D.

      June 16, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      I agree. That was a very ungrateful thing to say. Also I have never liked her face, I always think she looks too old. Its her lips or something

      • Grib

        June 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

        Exactly, or maybe not old.. But she's does indeed look like a chess champion. One of the clever girls from scool.

        • kate

          June 18, 2010 at 4:49 am

          Did you just make clever into a disparagement?

    • Maddy

      June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Oh please, this is the fashion industry we're talking about! By its very nature fleeting & frivolous; it's not a job in the field of medicine, education or science. Which doesn't make it a bad thing; it's also a lot of fun and all of us on this site enjoy it but I can imagine if she wouldn't enjoy it as much as others (or as others perceive it to be!). She's perfectly entitled to her opinion and has obviously made the right decision to do something she doesn't really like in order to do that what she finds more valuable!

      • fashgonerogue

        June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

        Agreed. Most top models never wanted to be models in the first place. It's not about wanting it, it's about natural talent.

    • kate

      June 18, 2010 at 4:47 am

      I think there's a difference between wanting to be a model "in the first place" and enjoying the course your life has taken. Just because she didn't think she would end up in this career doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate all that it's done for her and the opportunities she's gotten because of it. From the article, it sounds like she is perfectly happy with her life apart from fashion–there are some people who see fashion as life, and some people who see it as an industry, she's clearly of the latter. Does that make her empty? Hell no.

  9. Maddy

    June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Regarding “her career has been so empty” and “That was a very ungrateful thing to say”, isn’t fashion in essence just that: empty? Sure, it’s fun and I enjoy it but when objectively dissected: fashion is also very fleeting and frivolous, a luxury item one can afford only after all basic (more important!) needs have been fulfilled. Mrs. Kass is just speaking her mind and she’s entitled to it. The fact that many people might envy her job doesn’t mean she isn’t allowed to dislike it. She obviously made a wise decision by doing something she doesn’t quite like but that pays handsomely. This enables her to do what she would REALLY like to do and where her heart lies. In the end life is one big compromise.

  10. Maddy

    June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Regarding “her career has been so empty” and “That was a very ungrateful thing to say”, isn’t fashion in essence just that: empty? Sure, it’s fun and I enjoy it but when objectively dissected: fashion is also very fleeting and frivolous, a luxury item one can afford only after all basic (more important!) needs have been fulfilled. Mrs. Kass is just speaking her mind and she’s entitled to it. The fact that many people might envy her job doesn’t mean she isn’t allowed to dislike it. She obviously made a wise decision by doing something she doesn’t quite like but that pays handsomely. This enables her to do what she would REALLY like to do and where her heart lies. In the end life is one big compromise.

  11. Maddy

    June 17, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Regarding “her career has been so empty” and “That was a very ungrateful thing to say”, isn’t fashion in essence just that: empty? Sure, it’s fun and I enjoy it but when objectively dissected: fashion is also very fleeting and frivolous, a luxury item one can afford only after all basic (more important!) needs have been fulfilled. Mrs. Kass is just speaking her mind and she’s entitled to it. The fact that many people might envy her job doesn’t mean she isn’t allowed to dislike it. She obviously made a wise decision by doing something she doesn’t quite like but that pays handsomely. This enables her to do what she would REALLY like to do and where her heart lies. In the end life is one big compromise.

  12. Simon

    June 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    So, are you one of those millions of people who wanted to model but missed out? Cause you sound rather frustrated…

  13. Simon

    June 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    So, are you one of those millions of people who wanted to model but missed out? Cause you sound rather frustrated…

  14. Simon

    June 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    So, are you one of those millions of people who wanted to model but missed out? Cause you sound rather frustrated…

  15. Vicky

    June 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Modeling`s about natural talent???? WTF!! is about looking good, that`s all….

  16. Vicky

    June 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Modeling`s about natural talent???? WTF!! is about looking good, that`s all….

  17. Vicky

    June 20, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Modeling`s about natural talent???? WTF!! is about looking good, that`s all….

  18. @huitingxo

    August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Awesome interview. Proud to be Singaporean after seeing this.

  19. @huitingxo

    August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Awesome interview. Proud to be Singaporean after seeing this.

  20. @huitingxo

    August 13, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Awesome interview. Proud to be Singaporean after seeing this.

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