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Kelly Mittendorf Dons Gems with Edge for Emma Tempest’s Vogue Russia Shoot

Rocker Shine – Captured by Emma Tempest, Kelly Mittendorf models sparkling gems with a rocker edge in Vogue Russia’s November issue. Stylist Camilla Pole updates traditional jewelry looks using leather, animal print and biker cuts. Disheveled tresses by hair stylist Halley Brisker and coral lips courtesy of makeup artist Lotten Holmqvist complete the rebellious ensembles.


  1. Lucy

    November 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I know that “unique” faces are in with Daphne and Lindsey, but this chick is NOT A MODEL. Her face isn’t unique or cool it’s just ugly. Let’s be real here, it looks like she is an alien from a different planet. I thought the idea was for the model to sell clothes, I see her face and I immediately keep scrolling because it’s so ugly I can barely stand to look at it. 

    Can we go back to the 80s & 90s models PLEASE!

    • Marcia

      November 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Like you said, models are suppose to sell clothes. It doesn’t mean they have to be aesthetically appealing to everyone in order to do their job.

    • Shaylabond

      November 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      You don’t know the industry too well do you…

    • Tansy Blue

      November 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      She clearly is a fashion model or she wouldn’t be modelling fashion in a fashion magazine. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that – you may not think she’s beautiful, but clearly the art director at Russian Vogue thinks she’ll sell magazines.
      And it’s a bit rude to say that random people are ugly, as opposed to “I personally don’t like her look”. Imagine if it were you in this spread and someone was saying your face is so ugly it must be scrolled straight past. (As if there’s a way to objectively quantify ugliness or beauty.)

    • Thomas McInnis

      November 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I find your comment abhorrent not because of their callousness (although that is shameful), but because they propose a uniformity of ‘beauty’ which is an anathema to my pursuit of aesthetic pleasures.

    • thomas stevens

      November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Obviously you have an opinion. Great.  Too bad it’s not substantiated. The fact that Kelly is very much in demand does not only say something about the modelling industry but also about us as a society; namely that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and more importantly that it is a constructed term, just like masculinity and femininity. But no worries Lucy, we are here to educate you.

  2. Garrett

    November 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    All intellectual banter aside… you’re wrong.  She’s not only very unique looking, she’s downright beautiful. And, she has proven herself to be a skilled model in front of a camera.

  3. IS THIS IT? models review

    November 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I’m so happy despite what some people generally think (or worst thing: they declare their “All models are skinny pale girls from Eastern Europe” opinion as a fact… yep, right, and those same people generally mention a legendary, mythological and quite nonsensical figure called “real woman”…) in fashion there’s space for many different beauties / bodies structures / femininities / etc (they’re just DIFFERENT, no one is better than others as a general remark, “BETTER” for a certain show / shoot sure, absolutely, since de gustibus non est disputandum one can somehow be “BETTER” even because of what you personally prefer too, but they’re definitely different considerations).

    Kelly is a model who expresses an intense uniqueness, with some peculiarieties you could define as “limits” (I mean, not the body structure of Daphne Groeneveld or Aymeline Valade, two other models with a unique face and two very different yet both wonderfully defined structures), but all that is what makes of her Kelly Mittendorf, and of these shots something this inimitably appealing. imvho, obvious…

  4. Maximilian Rivera

    November 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Love the makeup and styling! Kelly has amazing features kinda terrible the first comment when you first read what is being said.

  5. Johnbishop

    November 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I think its funny that the same people defending this models ‘A-typical’ beauty are usually the same ones who will in real life gleefully tear apart a girl until there is nothing left but a near crazy wrack of a person plagued with brutally low self confidence, an all consuming eating disorder. God forbid anyone have a say in what they view is ugly in this ‘fantasy world of fashion’. I think if someone thinks this girl is ugly good for you for having an opinion about how things are being pitched to you in ads.

    To the self riotous fanatics… why do defensive? some one call you ugly once?

    Lets be honest… this gal is peculiar looking by any standards. I bet even more peculiar looking in person – with out photo shopping and expensive clothes. And I bet any money there is a peculiar looking girl just like her in your life, do you defend her honor or do you secretly think thank GOD I don’t look like that?. Yay for a public forum where you can make up you ‘love every kind of beauty’ lol! what a load of crap.  Know what you like, know what you don’t like and then go after the beauty and run from the ugly!

    • thomas stevens

      November 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      You really like the sound of your own voice do you? Comments like yours and Lucy’s makes me understand the relevance of those ‘It Gets Better’ commercials.

  6. Emily

    November 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

    So like she has a face like a leopard and I think it’s liquid cool.

    As for beauty standards, there are millions of human beings (Ladies and dudes omgg wut) that would go through a Princess Diaries level transformation from not to hot with an eyebrow wax and a haircut.

    Since there are already television shows about using coupons, I suggest a stripped down version of a makeover show called “Pluck You!” where literally the only think they do is remove facial hair.

    God, I am a genius.

  7. Rad

    November 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    So I guess this Jhonbishop and Lucy watch way too much america next top model or too much reality show in general and don`t get a fucking clue about what fashion is about , somehow i feel i will waist my time try to explain it to you both, so i`ll only say this what Lucy said and this jhonny boy is agreeing to , that it`s ok to bully people and call them insensibly ugly , so instead of watching too much reality show or shallow things like that, watch some news and maybe realize that some teens have committed suicide over fucked up thing said like you too both stated ,NO????? ohh maybe look through some real magazine or archival fashion at library  

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