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If you’re anticipating beachy, sun-drenched days and bikini weather as much as we are, look no further than Same Swim’s new collection & lookbook featuring Ashley Moore. Their latest collection throws down the fashion gauntlet with the perfect mix of sexy and sporty detailing in luxe fabrics and chic, understated prints. Designed by internationally famous fashion maven Shea Marie, Same Swim’s suits have rocketed to the top of every It girl’s list, from Kendall Jenner to Hailey Baldwin. There’s a good reason for that– every suit is handcrafted with love in Los Angeles, sewn from custom Italian fabrics and swim-tested to ensure every suit is as comfortable as it is fashionable. We’re definitely going to snag their Honey Halter and matching Heartbreaker High Rise bottoms for our next day at the beach. Keep scrolling to see how Ashley wears Same Swim!

Shop more Same Swim here and follow them on Instagram.

Owner & Creative Director – Ritzy Fitzy Instagram

Designer & Creative Director – Shea Marie Website / Instagram

Photographer – Matt Petranovic Website / Instagram

Stylist – Jess Mair Instagram

Check out Ashley’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

   For any model, making it into the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is a dream come true…so when Danielle Herrington walked into the SI Swim casting call and was chosen to be a #SIswim rookie you can bet we were doing victory laps. We asked Danielle a few questions below about her SI swim experience to get an insider’s look on the famed shoot.

What was the audition process like?

“The audition was really fun–they asked me questions about my personality and hobbies. I absolutely love dancing, so they played music and and asked me to twerk! It was the best audition ever.

How did you prepare for the SI Swim shoot?

I looked at the past issues of SI, made sure I knew my angles, and did a daily workout of running and boxing to keep in shape. Also eating mostly protein and veggies–healthy eating makes a huge difference!

What was your first reaction when you found out you were chosen as a Rookie?

I was in NY at the laundromat when I was called into my agency. My agent seemed really relaxed over the phone so it didn’t seem very important. When I got to the agency all she said to me was “Read this!” It was an email saying I was chosen to be a Rookie in the 2017 swimsuit issue!!!! My first reaction was disbelief. I couldn’t believe that I had only been in NY 6 months and had booked one of my dream jobs! After that I was just really nervous and excited.

Our next #SISwim 2017 rookie is Danielle Herrington! 😍 | @tourismfiji @vomoislandfiji #FijiNow

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How cool was the VIBES festival?

It was amazing! The most exciting part was getting to meet all of the women in the issue, and being able to come together and have such a good time with all of them.

How far was away was the set?

It took me about 20 hours to get to Fiji from NY. It was my first time flying first class, so I enjoyed every second of it! I think I smiled the whole way there! 🙂

What was the best part about shooting in Fiji for SI Swim?

It was only my second time out of the US, so I couldn’t  have asked for a better location! The ocean is crystal clear, the people in Fiji were the sweetest and it was so peaceful. Hands down, it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.

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Do you have any funny stories from being on set? 

The photographer, Yu Tsai, is one of a kind! He is crazy in the best way, and so unfiltered, which I love! I got very comfortable with really quickly. The whole team mostly laughed at whatever came out of his mouth.

What was is like to be part of a female-driven body positive shoot team?

It was incredible, everyone was so encouraging! While shooting everyone is working together to get the best shot possible. It was a lot of “YASS GIRL!” comments.

How has your hard work and consistency contributed your success as a model? 

Its been the biggest factor of my success. Once I stopped complaining and put in the work it payed off. Consistency is essential–nothing happens over night! Also, keeping a positive mind set is very important. You can’t beat yourself up because things aren’t happening for you when you think it should.

What’s the most important thing you took away from your SI Swim experience? 

Beauty come from within, it’s not a size. Most importantly, if you have a dream go for it and don’t give up on yourself. It might not be easy, but it’ll be worth it. I know it’s something people say a lot but it’s so true!”

In addition to being the most anticipated magazine release of the year, this historic issue teamed up with WomenIRL to set a body-positive stage for models of all ages, shapes and nationalities to be recognized for their beauty and strength. Modeling next to the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton, Danielle was a newcomer who blew away SI Swim’s team with her incredible talent and professionalism.

Danielle counts her friends and family as her most prized possessions, and credits them for tirelessly supporting her as she follows her dreams. After joining the roster of supermodels who have graced SI Swim’s pages, we can’t wait to see where she goes next. See Daniel’s full SI Swim gallery here, and keep scrolling to see her exclusive spreads in Sports Illustrated!

 

 

 

Read more SI Swim here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Yu Tsai Website / Instagram

Hair –  John Ruggiero Website / Instagram

Makeup – Allen Avendano Website / Instagram

Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer Website / Instagram

Editor – MJ Day Website / Instagram

Senior Editor -Darcie Baum Instagram

Check out Danielle’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

This editorial originally featured in ELLE Magazine Kazakhstan

Alyssa Miller‘s latest cover for ELLE Magazine Kazakhstan (March Issue, on stands now!) shot by world-renowned photographer Masha Maltsava is nothing  short of perfection.The editorial features designs from Prada’s SS17 line, whimsical Dior and Versace dresses, and mixed pieces from Phillip Lim, Céline, and Loewe, this playful and romantic shoot embodies every fashion maven’s dream ensembles for spring. Our fave trends are showcased in bold patterns and pops of color, oversized sweaters and shawls, flashy trim and asymmetrical dresses. Tousled hair and bee-stung lips provide the finishing touch to each look, a fresh-faced approach that dominated runways this spring. With festival season right around the corner, we’re sure the Dior choker and La Papesse Dress featured on the cover will be a crowd favorite in the coming months. Keep scrolling to get your daily dose of fashion!

 

 

 

 


Read more ELLE Magazine Kazakhstan here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Masha Maltsava Website / Instagram

Videographer – Chris Vongsawat Website / Instagram

Fashion Editor & Stylist – Bobette Cohn Website / Instagram

Hair Stylist – Takuya Sugawara Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist – Fumiaki Nakagawa Website / Instagram

Retouching – Andrea Castanon Website / Instagram

Casting – Sacha with Angela De Bona Agency Website / Instagram

Check out Alyssa’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

At Nous we’re welcoming back the sunny weather along with the best surprise: Khloe modeling a new collection from 31 Bits! This ethical fashion company has been a crowd favorite for years, producing luxurious fair-trade jewelry that is handmade with love in Uganda and Indonesia by skilled local artisans. We recommend getting on top of your accessory game by pairing their Collar Necklace with the Minimalist Necklace. We fell in love with their stackable Native Rings they’re the perfect, understated finishing touch for any Spring outfit. But don’t take our word for it: keep scrolling to see how Khloe wears 31 Bits jewelry.

 

 

 

 

  Shop more 31 Bits here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Trevor Hoehne Website / Instagram

Stylist – Jessie Simonson Website / Instagram

Hair & MU – Rachel Burney Website / Instagram

Design – Kayla Adams Website / Instagram

Check out Khloe’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

In the last decade, the Athleisure craze has swept the fashion industry off its feet. Who doesn’t love being comfortable and cute at the same time? We’re all about throwing on a stress-free outfit in the morning that doubles as workwear and gym attire– and one of our fave companies just released some gorgeous new items. Founded by two female professional ballet dancers and Harvard Grads, Carbon 38 retails gorgeous athletic wear for every occasion for girl bosses, from jumpsuits to swimwear. As one of the leading lights in the movement to provide clothing that promotes a healthy, active, and body positive lifestyle, we couldn’t have been more thrilled when Maitlyn was asked to model their latest release.  If you’re looking for fitness-inspiring outfits to help you get ready for bikini season, we recommend scooping up their best-selling Arrancada Parka, Jones Dress and a pair of their Williamsburg Leggings before they sell out! Keep scrolling to see how Maitlyn wears Carbon 38.

 

 

 

 

 

Shop more Carbon 38 here and follow them on Instagram.

Check out Maitlyn’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

This editorial was originally featured on SOMA Magazine.com

THE BLUE JEANS


Kendall & Elisabeth wear Vivienne Westwood

Elizabeth wears Paige Denim shirt
Kendall wears Vivienne Westwood shirt

Kendall wears Cos dress, Levis jacket,
& Christian Louboutin shoes

Kendall wears Vivienne Westwood

Kendall wears Vivienne Westwood shirt

Kendall wears Levis shirt
& Wasteland vintage jeans

Read more SOMA Magazine here and follow them on Instagram.

Photography – Richard Reinsdorf Website / Instagram for OPUS Reps

Styling – Dean Hau Instagram for OPUS Beauty

Production – Keith Carhill Website / Instagram

Hair – Robert Steinken  Website / Instagram using Enjoy Haircare 

Makeup – Denika Bedrossian  Website / Instagram using Origins Cosmetics

Retouching – Liz Mooney Website / Instagram

Digital Tech – Alexander Quel Website / Instagram

Photo Assistants – Tyler Demogenes, Simon Cordova & James Moy 

Studio – LA Lofts Website / Instagram

Check out Kendall’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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If you haven’t heard of Tilly’s yet, we’re about to change your style game. In the last few years they have exploded onto the streetwear scene with envy-inducing outfits within any boss babe’s price range. This California native company specializes in a wide range of surf and sport brands that let you take a little bit of the beach home with you, and their latest collections have been nothing short of perfection. We’re going to make sure to grab a matte satin bomber and 2-fer tee dress paired with some lace-up boots (seen below) for the perfect DTLA outfit. Keep scrolling to see how Alex wears Tilly’s!

Shop more Tilly’s here or follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Jake Pollgreen Website / Instagram

Stylist – Lauren Nease Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist- Angel Alvarado Website / Instagram

Check out Alex’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

EmilyFW

If you haven’t been following Emily Hall on social media yet, now is the time to start. This gorgeous girl continues to take the fashion world by storm with her tireless work ethic, most recently leading her to walking thirteen shows in Madrid Fashion Week in four days. After a stunning debut in New York, Milan, and London, it was only fitting for Madrid to be next on her tour de force.

 

Emily sent her MFW client list à la napkin, right before her first job in the morning.

Walking for sought-after international designers like Menchén Tomás, Maria Ke Fishermann, and Andrés Sardá saw her repping all the trends we look forward to seeing in the coming seasons, from vintage glam to modern rebel. (Also, we’d say strutting down the runway in a Marie Antoinette getup fulfills every girl’s modeling daydream.) One of our particular favorites was Teresa Helbig‘s Old Money collection, which took aristocratic fashion for a playful romp through 70’s flair with maximalist detailing.

When asked for a complete list of all the designers she walked for, this busy bee scrawled it on a napkin at a cafe before heading to her first job in the morning. (Now that’s dedication!) We couldn’t be more thrilled to see this #girlboss’s dreams coming true, one step at a time. Keep scrolling to see how Emily rocked Madrid Fashion Week.

 

MFW Day 2: Juan Vidal, Ángel Schlesser, Ion Fiz

MFW Day 3: Andrés Sardá, Roberto Torretta, Teresa Helbig, Menchén Tomás

MFW Day 4: Ailanto, Maria Ke Fisherman

MFW Day 5: The 2nd Skin Co, Alvarno, Jorge Vázquez, Olivia

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Check out Emily’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

FAITHKOHLS

In the midst of the uncharacteristically gloomy LA weather we have found our fave way to celebrate: Spring collections! Hot off the press is K/Lab, retail giant Khol’s answer to the young, fashion minded shopper who is looking to dress stylishly without breaking the bank. We can’t wait to snag their silky Long Kimono in the perfect spring pink, layered over a Knit Dress for classy-casual look. If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s day outfit, we recommend an Off the Shoulder Dress with their classic Oversized Bomber– it’s the perfect mix of sexy and sporty. (Did we mention all these pieces are on sale? Don’t say we didn’t warn you.) They recruited the notoriously gorgeous Faith for their latest shoot, and the results are simply fab! Keep scrolling to see how Faith wears K/Lab.

 

 

 

 

Shop more K/Lab here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Davide Cernuschi Website / Instagram

Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – Roland Brummer Website / Instagram

Stylist – Annie Funn Website / Instagram

Check out Faith’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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After seeing Free People’s latest collection, it was hard to decide which we loved more– the gorgeous intimates or Alyssa Miller’s stunning photography. Electric Love is a series of romantic and whimsical shifts, bodysuits, and vintage bra and panty sets sure to satisfy the most discerning bohemian girl, just in time for Valentine’s day. We’re over the moon over the Breaking Hearts bodysuit seen on Alyssa below, with metallic detailing and lace panelling that can be dressed up or down. Our new fave lounging outfit is sure to be the Gigi Robe thrown over their Frame Up soft bra and some Flirty Shorts for the perfect cute & comfy ensemble. Alyssa used self-portraiture to capture all of the collection’s photos, relying only on her own perspective. You can get an in-depth look at her self-portrait process, her artistic story, and how she approaches self-love in an interview with Joanna Rentz for Free People’s blog (BLDG 25), here.  Keep scrolling to see how Alyssa wears and photographs Free People!

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Shop the new Free People Intimates Collection E-Book here.

Follow Alyssa’ on Instagram and check out her portfolio