david gandy for shortlist mode

as a modern day icon for the return of classic male supermodels, david gandy appears handsomely for the debut issue of short list mode. shot in black & white, shirtless & donning one of spring’s biggest trends of large brimmed hats; the cover was photographed by ram shergil. david gandy is one of the most recognized male models of today’s fashion scene & has been incredibly successful through his extensive work for dolce & gabbana. david’s looks is so iconic, even a shadowed face that reveals his cheek bones & strong build are easily recognized. represented by DNA models, david ranks as the no. 2 male model in fashion & hails from the united kingdom. speculation of movie roles have swirled the internet since last year & word is he is set to play the new james bond in the next flick in the bond series. until then, we have editorials, campaign & runway to quench our male model thirsts. david is one of the illest male models in the game & always brings a feel of classic masculinity.

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arizona muse + freja beha erichsen for numéro

through the lens of karl lagerfeld, freja beha erichsen & arizona muse appear together again for the march cover of numéro. shot in black & white, a style favored by largerfeld, the two are a fashion publication favorite this year. seen previously for italian vogue, im wondering when arizona will grace her own cover, without the assistance or company of freja. muse is a very interesting case of rising models. debuting this past spring, muse exploded on the runway as an exclusive for prada & walked for 23 others shows during her debut. shortly after, muse debuted as the face of yves saint laurent’s spring campaign & booked italian vogue january of this year. in an upward shift, arizona appears on this cover & has come off another explosive show season. an american female & resident of brooklyn, where she resides with her son, arizona is represented by next models ny. as for freja, she continues to slay editorially, on the runway & in advertising campaigns as a favorite & regular in american & british vogue. as a known favorite of karl lagerfeld, freja holds the rank as fashion’s no. 2 female model & is represented by IMG. her look of androgyny & versatility has allowed her to break barriers & represent a new form of modern beauty.

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anja rubik for vogue españa

dipped in versace fringe, anja rubik graces the march cover of vogue españa through the lens of alexi lubormirski. as the newstand edition, the march issue also has a special subscriber’s edition, which features male supermodels, jon kortajarena & andres velencoso-sgura. while wardrobe on the additional cover remains untouched, the power of testosterone against anja’s vividly feminine & sophisticated edge are a winning combination. equipped a nude lip & statement eye, anja, whom is represented by next ny, is a female model who has been known to blaze a cover every now & then. refined glamour.

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sigrid agren for bon

shot by david vasiljevic, sigrid agren, whom is now represented by ford models, appears for the summer/spring 2011 issue of bon. clad in spring’s soft neutrals & showing more skin than expected; styling & fashion editing for the cover was done tom van dorp & beautifully. i’ve always loved sigrid & am expecting much more of her on the fashion scene through different bookings in the coming year. with her recent agency hop over to ford, im sure that more opportunities await her. already a wildly successful female in fashion, sigrid is a campaign regular appearing for chanel chance, just cavalli, prada & yves saint laurent in the last year. currently ranking at no. 15 within fashion’s top 50 models- dont sleep on sigrid, put her on your radar.

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edita vilkeviciute for vogue china, spring collections

shot by sølve sundsbø, edita vilkeviciute appears for the special collections edition of the summer/spring 2011 season. with a metallic cover, the cover is a beautiful representation & clear statment of spring trend as yellow dripped on the runways in new york, london, paris & milan. represented by DNA models, edita hails from lithuania & ranks as one of fashion’s most sexy female models in the game. with a no. 18 rank within the top 50, edita has booked four campaigns this season; appearing for CK white label, CK swim, blumarine as well as rag & bone. editorially, vilkeviciute is an editorial favorite with regular cameos in vogue china, vogue nippon, american vogue, vogue germany & numero. i love this cover for it’s bold & yet understated appeal; true of trend this season & the feathers add an imaginative styling touch. another flawless visual performance.   

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rose cordero for arise

as one of the most stunning covers i’ve seen upon entering the new year, rose cordero of ford models appears radiantly on the cover of arise magazine. shot by john-paul pietrus, with styling by sabrina henry, cordero killed this cover entirely. with perfected cosmetic accents, beautiful bold color & immaculate bone structure- this is what a fashion cover looks like. as an african publication of style & culture, arise magazine has been in existence since their soft launch in october of 2008. with this cover, the arise team demonstrates apt ability at breaking new ground. as a publication solely focused on highlighting the achievements & happenings in africa, i applaud the team that has produced this cover. rose is one of my favorite editorial models & im always very inspired by her photographic performance. of dominican decent, rose hit the scene in 2009 & is just coming off an extremely successful runway show season. rose is a developing force as a new model, working in fashion.

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gisele for vogue paris

represented by IMG under special bookings, brazilian runway legend, gisele graces the cover of the first emmanuelle alt chiefed issue for vogue paris. seen on the cover of the publications april issue, gisele appears through the lens of inez + vinoodh outfitted in dolce & gabbana. as the first cover in a new beginning for the publication, alt’s position has sparked reports of a new, more commercialized & very french, version of vogue paris. im very excited to see what changes will be introduced for vogue paris under alt’s direction & always applaud a gisele booking.  the cover is a beautiful representation of the spring season & gisele is the posterchild of effortless beauty. great cover, can’t wait for the rest of the issue.  

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