Marcelina Sowa takes on the role of a black widow in photographer Sinsong’s moody world of urban edge juxtapose with high fashion glam. The faithless beauty dons luxe fashions styled by Emily Bess and wears a mix of lingerie and ready to wear from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Metta Metalworks and Adrienne Landau in Being Bathory. / Makeup by Misha Shahzada and hair by Crews
A day at the beach filled with a colorful array of swimwear and outer wear serves as the inspiration for photographer Justin Ridler’s latest work starring Amy Finlayson. Outfitted by Britt Mccamey in larger than life ensembles, Amy exudes a quiet elegance and grace. / Hair by Victoria Baron at RPR
Contrasting the natural world with sleek black garments, photographer Zhang Jingna shoots Denise of Photogenics as a dark maiden of the sea in her latest work. Aided by stylist Mildred von Hildegard, Jingna creates a story of haunting beauty and deluxe fashion from Mother of London with Before the Tide Comes.
In the heart of New York City, photographer Gavin Rea captures the story of model Rachel Alexander and her traveling chair. Styled by Meghan Folsom and Chelsea Gombes, the editorial pairs the elegant fashions of Donna Karan, Roberto Cavalli and Monique L’Huiller with urban life in Rachel Takes a Trip.
Inspired by the current retro trend dominating the fall season, photographer duo Zig and Carolina Tesch offer a story of womanly sophistication paired with girlish wonder for their latest work. Featuring Sima and Misha of Ford Models outfitted by Andrew Holden, For Old Time’s Sake showcases the designs of Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and more against the backdrop of stark black and white.
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.