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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.


Lauren Hutton for Vogue Italia October 2017


The covers are photographed by Steven Klein with styling by Patti Wilson. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Helena Christensen, Karen Alexander, Tatjana Patitz, Liu Wen, Lara Stone, Karen Elson, Isabeli Fontana, Carolyn Murphy and Milla Jovovich, here to view 2015 covers featuring Aidan Walsh, Sofia Fanego and Estella Boersma, here to view 2014 cover featuring Karlie Kloss, here to view 2013 cover featuring Edie Campbell, here to view 2012 cover featuring Meghan Collison, here to view 2011 cover featuring Karen Elson, here for 2010 cover with Mariacarla Boscono, and here for 2009 cover with Rianne Ten Haken and Karlie Kloss.




Featured Article: #art8ambyinterview with Komal Gajjar


Get up close and personal with promising young Indian model Komal Gajjar who’s recently got signed by IMG Models Worldwide and worked with prominent fashion photographer Tim Walker.

Find out what are her dream gigs in the fashion industry (hint: it’s involving wings and opening slot of a coveted show) and which silent movie left her crying every single time she watches it in the latest installment of #art8ambyinterview below!

Can you share with us a bit about yourself?

I am just a simple girl with dimples, studying 3rd year in National Institute of Fashion Technology, India the same college as Manish Arora, man of bright colors and mesmerizing motifs. So much interested in fashion. But, I wasn’t doing that fashion experiments on me. I was like a hard core student who makes fashion for other people. But, from now fashion is subjective for me.

How did you start modelling and signed with IMG Models Worldwide?

I was scouted by IMG Models from my social media. And suddenly I came in this field. I was chosen by Tim Walker for i-D Magazine. And, now I love my field.

Opening Prada and Chanel, participating in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, gracing the cover of Vogue Italia, and walk for many shows during fashion weeks are some of models’ biggest dreams. What would be your dream gig in this industry?

Victoria’s Secret Angel, I would love to accompany those lovely and beautiful ladies as an Angel of VS. Opening Prada maybe exclusively, I want to be on the covers of Vogue Paris, and Vogue Italia and so many more and more. I want to work with Mario Vivanco, Tyron Lebon, Mario Sorrenti and so many… This list will go on and on….

Who are the models that you look up to as inspiration?

I like Kate Moss for her innocent looks and after that, her flamboyance, Cara Delevingne for her thought provoking attitude and Miranda Kerr for her all work and as an overall personality.

What is your daily beauty routine, and how do you maintain your physique as a model? What is your workout playlist?

I don’t do proper workout as I don’t need that. But, I do jumping and trying pull ups (I can’t do pull-ups!). As I don’t have workout playlist but I have some favourite songs and that keeps on changing every month but still some of them are El Camino – Gypsy Kings, Maria – Santana, Bailando – Enrique Iglesias, Subeme La Radio – also by Enrique, Girl From Ipanema, When You Look Me In The Eyes – Jonas Brothers, Le Chant De Sirens – Felipe Araujo, Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand , El Amante – Nicky Jam, On Verra – Nekfeu, Egerie – Nekfeu… Some of them are stolen playlist from someone I love. And now, these songs have become my most favs.

What are the essential things you pack during travelling? What will be your go-to-style for casting week?

NARS radiant creamy concealer, and Elle 18 Rockstar red lipstick, But, actually I don’t use these things. I go everywhere with bare face. That was the secret.

What is your all-time favourite movie that you never get bored watching over and over? And what is your current favourite TV shows to binge-watch?

The Kid – Charlie Chaplin, I am in love with the movies by Mr. Chaplin. Citylights was the first one I saw but, The Kid is on the top. Those chasing sequence of the orphanage representatives and in the end of that chasing heart-drenching reunion always left me crying.

What do you usually do during your free time? Do you have secret talent that nobody knows?

Play my guitar, make some cartoons-doodles, Sometimes I make good portraits of my friends and I surprise them giving their portraits on their birthday as a gift. Finding old work files from my laptop etc. And, yes! I write some poetry, I want to be good in that after that it will become talent.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? And where would be your favourite holiday destination?

This is not at all but, actually I eat a lot when I be at my home. But, people think that I don’t eat. I try to explain them but, they don’t trust that I eat a lot. Second is that still I wear boys’ shirts and shorts most of the time and live like a boy in my personal life. And some must have songs in my phone are Rockstar by Nickleback and It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy. I am opening up about these songs here but, me and my brother only knew about this. That was a top secret.
My travel location: it would be Mexico! I want to visit Machu Picchu and explore those ancient Incan city. Cairo also, those pyramids were fascinating to me since childhood days, I would love to do some work with the background of old Egyptian culture. And road trip to Spain from Italy.

Lastly, what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?

For sure I would be working in some fashion firm as a Merchandiser or an Industrial Engineer; I have a keen interest in these things. And if I would hear my heart, I have a keen interest in Filmmaking. I wanted to become a director during my high school days.

Komal Gajjar is represented by IMG Models Worldwide. Photos and compcard are courtesy of Natalie Eloise, Errikos Androu and IMG Models.


Two Covers of Vogue Italia September 2017


UPDATED AUGUST 29TH 2017: Added new covers by Willy Vanderperre. (source)

UPDATED AUGUST 29TH 2017: Added new covers with Saskia De Brauw, Othilia Simon and Mariacarla Boscono by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Alex White. (source)

UPDATED AUGUST 27TH 2017: Added the newsstand cover featuring Mariacarla Boscono and Federico Spinas. (source)

The covers with Lily Aldridge, Vittoria Ceretti, Pablo Rousson and Eduardo Velicskov are photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with styling by Alastair McKimm. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Lulu, Kiki Willems, Frederikke Sofie and Bella Hadid, here to view 2015 cover featuring Lexi Boling, here to view 2014 cover featuring multiple models, here to view 2013 cover featuring Doutzen Kroes, here to view 2012 cover featuring Carolyn Murphy, here to view 2011 cover featuring Stella Tennant, here for 2010 cover with Miranda Kerr, and here for 2009 cover with Sasha Pivovarova, Ash Stymest, Jamie Bochert, Christian Brylle, Max Rogers, Anna Jagodzinska and Will Lewis.



Lara Stone for Vogue Italia August 2017


The cover is shot by Harley Weir with styling by Jane How. (source)

Click here to view last year cover also featuring Lara Stone, here to view 2015 cover featuring Mariacarla Boscono, here to view 2014 cover featuring Timo Nuñez and Isabeli Fontana, here to view 2013 cover featuring Amanda Murphy, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jamie Bochert, here to view 2011 cover featuring Raquel Zimmermann, here for 2010 cover with Kristen McMenamy and here for 2009 cover with Linda Evangelista.


Grace Elizabeth & Garrett Neff for Vogue Italia July 2017


The covers are shot by Steven Meisel with styling by Benjamin Bruno. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Vittoria Ceretti, here to view 2015 cover featuring Anna Cleveland, Mariel Hemingway, Sasha Pivovarova, Yasmine Warsame and Erin O’Connor, here to view 2014 cover featuring Amanda Murphy, Edie Campbell and Lexi Boling, here to view 2013 covers featuring Stella Tennant, Gisele Bundchen, Tony Ward, Linda Evangelista, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, RJ King, Dorian Reeves, Peter Marino, John Pearson, Amanda Murphy, Ethan James, Cameron Russell, Frederik Meijnen, Meghan Collison, and Louis Steyaert. Click here to view 2012 cover featuring Vanessa Axente and Mackenzie Drazan, here to view 2011 cover featuring Juliane Grüner, here for 2010 cover with Christy Turlington and here for 2009 cover with Kristen McMenamy.



Bella Hadid for Vogue Italia June 2017


The cover is shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin with styling by Alex White. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Kate Moss, Lila Grace, Mario Sorrenti and his family, Sasha Pivovarova and her daughter Mia Isis, Pat Cleveland and her family and lastly siblings Jean and Olympia Campbell. Here to view 2015 covers featuring Gia Tang, Xiao Wen Ju, Fernanda Ly, Jing Wen, Yuan Bo Chao and Fei Fei Sun, here to view 2014 cover featuring Adriana Lima, here to view 2013 covers featuring Gisele Bundchen, here to view 2012 cover featuring Isabella Rossellini, here for 2011 cover with Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley, here for 2010 cover with Eva Herzigova, and here for 2009 cover with Meghan Collison.


Anna Ewers & David Friend for Vogue Italia May 2017


Mario Sorrenti shot the cover with styling by Alastair McKimm. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Caitie Greene, here to view 2015 cover featuring Kayla Scott, here to view 2014 cover featuring Lexi Boling, here to view 2013 cover featuring Karen Elson and Edie Campbell, here to view 2012 cover featuring Linda Evangelista, here for 2011 cover with Kristen McMenamy, here for 2010 cover with Daria Strokous and Kirsi Pyrhonen, and here for 2009 cover with Sasha Pivovarova.


Sara Grace Wallerstedt for Vogue Italia April 2017


The cover is shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. (source)

Click here to view last year covers featuring Gigi Hadid, Liya Kebede, Kenza Fourati, Samantha Ellsworth, Pooja Moor, Elisa Sednaoui, Imaan Hammam, Zahats, Ajak Deng, Mica Arganaraz and Anoushka Sharma. Click here to view 2015 cover featuring Karen Elson and Christopher Niquet, here to view 2014 cover featuring Issa Lish and Bernd Sassmanshausen, here to view 2013 cover featuring Edie Campbell, here to view 2012 covers featuring Thairine Garcia, Sojourner Morell, Lyle Lodwick, Ethan James, Chrystal Copland and Aaron Vernon, here for 2011 cover with Kristina Salinovic, and here for 2010 cover with Amber Valetta.


Lulu for Vogue Italia March 2017


This is the first cover under the new Editor In Chief Emanuele Farneti. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Rianne Van Rompaey, here to view 2015 cover featuring Mia Goth, here to view 2014 cover featuring Saskia de Brauw, here to view 2013 cover featuring Vanessa Axente and Gustav Swedberg, here to view 2012 cover featuring Joan Smalls, here for 2011 cover with Saskia de Brauw, and here for 2010 cover with Freja Beha Erichsen.


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