Showing posts with label Model Crush Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Model Crush Monday. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Emily Ratajkowski

Not all models can make the leap to acting in films and tv, but that is exactly what Emily Ratajkowski has done, doing both with enormous success, to the point where it’s hard to tell where the modeling career stops and the acting career starts. 

Born in England to American parents, Emily began her career working for mass- market stores and brands before her star turn in Robin Thicke’s sexy Blurred Lines video, where she firmly established herself as a sex symbol.

Known for her perfect body she has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, GQ, FHM, Treats, and Esquire.  As a vocal advocate for women’s rights, and her willingness to express her opinions, Emily’s appeal is widespread between both men and women. 

Moving quickly into acting, Emily has appeared in Maroone 5’s Move Somebody video, and movies Gone Girl, Entourage, and We are Your Friends. 

Emily’s 12.1 million followers on Instagram make her one of the top celebrities on the app, where she shares not only the most enviable swimwear shots (#goals) but her personal style #moregoals), behind the scenes shots, and political statements.  Emily is a woman with an amazing body along with brains and a voice, and isn’t afraid to use any of it to achieve her goals.  Sounds like the perfect definition of a twenty first century star.

                                                                XOXO  Shelley

#Emily Ratajkowski #Emrata  #Model Crush Monday #supermodels #models turned actresses #swimwear models #celebrity models  #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, March 27, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Frederikke Sofie

Being compared to Greek goddess Aphrodite and having a face right out of a Boticelli painting has done wonders for Frederikke Sofie’s career trajectory, taking her from fresh-faced teen in her homeland of Denmark, to the top runways and campaigns throughout the fashion industry. 

There is no mistaking that main of pre-Raphaelite hair and that patrician face, and while a tall, lithe, classic beauty can always find a place in the modeling world, Frederikke has an edge and a modernity to her that have designers and brands clamoring for her. 

Appearing in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Chloe, Zara, and MIssoni and being the new face of Dior Beauty places Frederikke at the top of list of up and coming models in model rankings.  

Having a standout personal style has made Frederikke a favorite street style star.  She loves wearing men’s pants and leather shoes, which she claims are far more comfortable than sneakers anyway, which she pairs with classic, boxy shirts and sweaters giving her ultra-feminine appearance a tomboy charm.   You know you are on people’s radar when designers start appropriating elements of your personal style into their collections

Making her edgy street-cred style even more unique is her love of vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses.  She is often photographed wearing wire-framed, oversized aviators, or 70’s style round frames, and has had such an impact that she has started her own trend that is showing up in editorials and campaigns alike.  Classic geek-chic as worn by this beauty is so off that it’s on. 

                                                               XOXO  Shelley

#Frederikke Sofie  #Model Crush Monday #Danish models #new supermodels #breakout models of 2017 #street style stars #models' personal style #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, March 20, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Grace Hartzel

Once in a very blue moon a model comes along that sparks the imagination of designers, editors and photographers, with her ability to transform herself and to become different characters to suit each project.  American beauty Grace Hartzel is one of the break out models of the last year with her large, wide-set eyes and willowy body, going from covers to campaigns without batting an eyelash.

At merely twenty years old, Indiana native Grace began modeling when she was scouted in 2011, quickly making the leap from a new face to a standout runway star in short order, quickly racking up runway shows, covers, and campaigns, around the world. 

Grace has loved transforming herself with style and makeup since she was a child, initially planning on an acting career before modeling became an option, so the transition to modeling was an easy one for her, going from goth, to ultra-feminine, to sixties mod, to 90's grunge, all while looking like the coolest girl that everyone wants to hang with.   

Her chameleon-like ability and her willingness to hide her own identity in becoming a character make her a dream model for photographers and editors.  Having a great awareness of movement and instinctually knowing what the camera is seeing gives her an edge over other models who are bound by their look and brand. 

Acting is definitely in the cards, as still photography is proving to be a training ground for Grace who recently shot the new commercial video for Salvatore Ferragamo’s fragrance Signorina Misteriosa and loved every second of it.  Such an animated, imaginative model should surely make the jump from printed pages to the big screen.  No doubt Grace will make it look easy. 

                                                                  XOXO Shelley

#Grace Hartzel  #Model Crush Monday #American models  #breakout models #the new supermodels #Shelley Goodstein 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Model Crush Monday - Supermodel Joan Smalls

You can’t bring up the subject of diversity in modeling and not mention stunning Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls.  Born to a black and West Indian father and Latina mother, Joan is an incredible ethnic mix of both, and her entry into the world of fashion was well timed even if she didn’t intend it that way. When she first appeared on the modeling scene a decade ago the industry was beginning to be more receptive to exotic models and her career has set milestones for every ethnic model since.  Joan was the first Latin model to front campaigns for Estee Lauder, an achievement that resonates to this day. 

Entering and losing a modeling contest as a teen, followed by a meeting with a New York agent who told her to straighten her teeth, was not enough to deter Joan from following her dreams of a modeling career.  She spent a year and a half in braces while earning a degree in psychology, and promptly left for NYC where she became successful as a commercial model.  After an agency switch to IMG she realized that her ambitions went far beyond commercial work  and she reinvented herself as an editorial model, working for the biggest names in the industry and covering Vogue and many other magazines around the world.

Campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Versace, Dior, David Yurman and more followed, along with a starring role for Victoria’s Secret for both their catalogues and runway shows, making her a household name and one of the most bankable models of the decade. 

At age 28, Joan is still going strong as she continues to consistently dominate the business.  It’s no small feat that she has flung wide open the doors for other ethnic beauties who have come after her, a fact of which she is well aware.  A model with a voice, an education, a unique look, a strong work ethic, and heart:  if that doesn’t define a supermodel, nothing does. 

                                                              XOXO  Shelley

#Model Crush Monday #Joan Smalls #Puerto Rican models #ethnic diversity in modeling #top-rated supermodels by Forbes #facethis/ #Shelley Goodstein