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Featured Article: #art8ambyinterview with Mara Kasanpawiro


Our latest #art8ambyinterview subject just secured a coveted slot of Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2018 Worldwide Exclusive at Paris Fashion Week under her belt! And who knew that this 16-year-old Dutch girl got Indonesian descent from her father side!?

Read on below to know more about the statuesque beauty.

You were an Worldwide Exclusive for Louis Vuitton recently for their Spring Summer 2018 fashion show, we’d like to hear about the exciting process!

In Holland I went to a casting to meet Ashley Brokaw, a short time after that my agent told me that I was in option for the Louis Vuitton show. I went to Paris to meet Nicolas (Ghesquière) and within a few days I was booked for the show. I was so incredibly happy when I heard this. The whole team was so sweet and caring and I had an amazing time working with them. Walking the show was like a dream coming true. It was such a beautiful collection and I am really grateful that I have been part of it.

We understand that you have Indonesian heritage, can you elaborate more about that? And have you ever visited Indonesia?

Yes, my mom is from the Netherlands and my dad from Indonesia. Sadly enough I haven’t been to Indonesia yet but I definitely would love to go there someday. It seems like a beautiful country and it would be interesting to see where my roots come from.

Who are the models that you look up to as inspiration to work in this industry? Have you ever met your favourite models/celebrity and get starstruck?

I think that it is really difficult to chose a specific person because there are so many models that do really great and are inspirational in their own way.

Opening major shows, gracing the cover of Vogue Italia and walking for Victoria’s Secret fashion show are some of models dreams. What would be your dream job in modeling industry?

For me, walking this show was already a dream that came true. Of course I hope to do more shows and I would love to shoot a campaign for a big brand or grace on the cover of Vogue Italia.

What is your favourite beauty routine and how do you keep your hair healthy during fashion week and after photo shoots?

After photo shoots and shows I love to wash my hair and use a hair mask. Instead of washing it out after a few minutes I like to keep it for a bit longer, or sometimes I wash it out the next day. It really helps to keep my hair soft. For skincare I don’t do that much. I always wash my skin properly and use a good moisturizer afterwards.

What are your essential things to pack during casting week?

I always bring a bottle of water, some food, and of course my heels. Beside this I always try to have something with me that I can do if I have to wait for a long time, for example a book/magazine to read or homework.

We learn that you are signed by some of the world’s top modelling agencies – Micha Models Amsterdam, Women Management Milan, Paris and New York, and Premier Models London, can you share to us the story behind how you started modelling?

I actually never thought of modelling myself before I started, until Micha scouted me on Instagram. Since then it has all started.

Which one these is more of your hobby: reading books, watching movies/tv series and listen to music? And who/what are your current favourites?

I prefer watching movies and tv series but I also love to listen to music. Designated Survivor has been one of my favourite series so far and when it comes to movies I like to watch thrillers. I listen to different styles of music but pop is my favourite.

What do you usually do during your free time? And do you have any hidden talent?

I love to go shopping, go for a run or just relax during my free time.

Lastly, what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? And what is your guilty pleasure?

After I finished secondary school I want to work as an fulltime model. If I weren’t modelling, I would follow a study after. My guilty pleasure is chocolate and ice cream.

Mara Kasanpawiro is represented by Micha Models Amsterdam, Women Milan, Women Paris, Women Management New York, and Premier Models London.

Images are courtesy of Micha Models and Vogue Runway.


Nicolas Ghesquiere, Rila Fukushima, Jennifer Connelly, Léa Seydoux & Michelle Williams for Vogue Japan June 2017


The cover is shot by Patrick Demarchelier with styling by Giovanna Battaglia. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Binx Walton, here to view 2015 cover featuring Natasha Poly, here to view 2014 cover featuring Doutzen Kroes, here to view 2013 cover featuring Karlie Kloss, here to view 2012 cover featuring Candice Swanepoel, here for 2011 cover with Naomi Campbell, and here for 2010 cover with Raquel Zimmermann.


Nicolas Ghesquière & Doona Bae for Vogue Korea September 2016


The covers are shot by Patrick Demarchelier. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Amber Valetta, here to view 2014 covers featuring Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won, here to view 2013 cover featuring Jeon Ji-Hyun, here to view 2012 cover featuring Arizona Muse, here to view 2011 cover also featuring Arizona Muse, here for 2010 cover with Freja Beha Erichsen, and here for 2009 cover with Zhang Ziyi.


Two Covers of Vogue Brazil June 2016


Bruce Weber photographed Nicolas Ghesquière and Selena Gomez for the covers. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kim Kardashian, here to view 2014 cover featuring Gisele Bundchen and Neymar, here to view 2013 cover featuring Gisele Bundchen, here to view 2012 cover featuring Isabeli Fontana, here for 2011 cover with Raquel Zimmermann, here for 2010 cover with Bruna Tenorio, and here for 2009 cover with Isabeli Fontana.



Louis Vuitton Spirit of Travel Fall Winter 2015 Ad Campaign


Nicolas Ghesquiere‘s current favourite actresses Alicia Vikander and Michelle Williams are featured on the Fall Winter 2015 ad campaign of Spirit Of Travel. (source)



Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2015 Ad Campaign








UPDATED JULY 02ND 2015: Added new images with Freja Beha Erichsen and Alicia Vikander.

Nicolas Ghesquière tapped returning faces Jennifer Connelly and Rianne Van Rompaey as some of Louis Vuitton‘s new campaign faces. They are joined by pink-haired rising newcomer Fernanda Ly. The campaign images were shot by Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Louis Vuitton: Spring Summer 2015, Fall Winter 2014, Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.



Louis Vuitton Spirit of Travel Spring Summer 2015 Ad Campaign


Louis Vuitton took to the French West Indies for its new “Spirit of Travel” spot. Against the backdrop of azure Caribbean waters and up on the breezy hills of St. Barths, Vuitton’s latest photo shoot puts the spotlight on lightweight travel, with its new Twist bag, as well as the Alma and Epi leather in strawberry and turquoise hues as the main ingredients.

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, models Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef and Julia Nobis sport floral crushed velvet and shimmery-patterned eel with a late-Sixties vibe, fresh from Nicolas Ghesquière’s spring-summer runway. (source)





Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2015 Ad Campaign







UPDATED JANUARY 05TH 2015: Added new campaign images with Jennifer Connelly, Freja Beha Erichsen, Jean Campbell, Rianne Van Rompaey, Daphne Simons and Marte Mei van Haaster. (source)

Nicolas Ghesquière continues to work with three top photographers Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber to create Louis Vuitton‘s latest campaign imagery. In the first preview we get to see the effortlessly cool Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen. We are wondering who will be featured next… (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Louis Vuitton: Fall Winter 2014, Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.


Natalia Vodianova for Vogue Paris September 2014


Louis Vuitton is surely spend lots of money for advertising Nicolas Ghesquière‘s first collection for the brand. They landed yet another important September cover!

The image which very similar to the September 2010 issue of Vogue Russia (also with Natalia Vodianova in Louis Vuitton) was photographed by the same photographer duo who shot the cover, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Emmanuelle Alt. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Saskia De Brauw, here to view 2012 covers featuring Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy and Kate Moss, here to view 2011 cover featuring Charlotte Casiraghi, here for 2010 cover with Marion Cottilard, and here for 2009 cover with Lara Stone.


Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign








Louis Vuitton’s push to even higher echelons of luxury includes three marquee photographers for Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut fashion campaign. The fall spots are slated to break in an array of August magazines, starting July 3 in the U.K.

Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller aimed their cameras at what Vuitton characterized as four “contemporary heroines” — actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and models Liya Kebede, Freja Beha Erichsen and Jean Campbell — plus a low-slung silver Maserati concept car as a prop in the Teller spots.

Dubbed “Series 1,” the campaign is touted as a mold-breaking collaboration that crosses over into the realm of art — a “curated” selection of images inspired by Ghesquière’s debut fall collection.

According to Vuitton, Ghesquière gave each of these “giants” free reign to interpret the collection with their unique visual signature — which is to be heightened by the way the various images are combined to form a “fashion gallery.”

Weber, Leibovitz and Teller, shooting respectively in Miami, New York and Venice, also contributed a one-minute video for Vuitton’s Web site as well as social media. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Louis Vuitton: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.





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