Shooting with photographer Rupert Tapper, Elite’s Ava Smith brings her own brand of energy and allure to these sensuous images. Whether enjoying nature’s beauty or jumping on an unmade bed, Ava smolders in feminine and lightweight ensembles styled by Paul Bui.
It is not every day that fashion is used to raise awareness for a serious cause, but Wonderland Beauty Parlor‘s Michael Angelo is changing that perception with a series of images featuring models and celebrities from all backgrounds to shed light on The Somaly Mam Foundation. Photographed for the sole cause to raise awareness of Cambodian adolescent girls who are sold into prostitution and forced to wear red lipstick, all subjects wear lipstick as well to symbolize a protest against these atrocities. Instead of being used as a sign of oppression, however, Michael’s subjects don the lipstick as a badge of beauty and freedom for a series titled, The Lipstick Portraits. For this particular set of images, model and actress Noot Seear poses for Michael’s lens in a series of dignified and albeit beautiful images.
Having a few seasons of experience under her belt with campaigns for the likes of Balenciaga and D&G, American model Katie Fogarty (Mother Model Management & Next) has proven to be much more than just another pretty face on the runway. When she is not dominating the catwalk, Katie is the all American teenager; splitting time between school, her family, friends and two golden retrievers. In the first part of our interview with Katie, she reflects on her personal style and her career thus far.
How do you feel about your experience as a model? Has it changed you somehow?
It’s funny actually, I was just browsing through my emails from a year ago and noticed how much I have changed. I have grown into an independent, powerful, confident, and traveled woman.