Zelly Dugan

 

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Obviously, we could never come close to replicating the iconic work of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition. Idolized by girls and guys alike (understandably), the SI Swim covers have long been a coveted spot for aspiring models worldwide. So, we decided to make this dream come true for a handful of the lovely ladies of Nous Models in an exclusive photoshoot for Nous Zine titled – what else – Nous Illustrated!

As a token of our love and appreciation for the famous SI Swim signature looks, Nous Illustrated is a fun expression of the growing talent here at Nous Models that we are amazed by every day. Captured by one of our favorite photographers Bogdan Morozovskiy, this featurette aims to inspire you to go for the gold. We hope you love it as much as we do!

The originals:

1964:

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1966:

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1973:

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1976:

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1977:

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1979:

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1997:

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2001:

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2002:

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2003:

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2008:

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2014:

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Brianna Gilchrist / Bridget Satterlee / Davia Gomez / Lyzy Adler / Maitlyn Simmons / Naty Belmont 

Niki HueyPolina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro / Zelly Dugan 

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Here at Nous, we’re always on the lookout for new talent of all kinds. Sometimes we find them, and sometimes they find us. This summer, we were lucky enough to be approached by Yazzi Williams, a photography blogger who was in town from Australia. When it comes to a test photoshoot, Yazzi is pretty much a one stop shop! A talented photographer, makeup artist and stylist, we were so thrilled that she wanted to work with us. Bringing out soft, feminine qualities in the girls, and capturing perfect golden hour moments, her work is exactly what we were looking for. During her short stay here, we were able to coordinate eleven beautiful photoshoots. All of our girls loved her, and learned so much from the experience. Yaz, this one’s for you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work; we can’t wait until your next trip out here! Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments. To see more of her amazing work, or if you have any questions for her, check out her blog, Love Yaz Photo.

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The Models

Diane Murtha // Allison Holton // Chloe Bechtol // Holly Hicks // Brianna Gilchrist // Zeda Navarro

Zelly Dugan // Caralee Ellis // Wase Chief // Maitlyn Simmons  // Selena Sloan

 

The ability to capture a model’s personality through a photograph is something Martin Rusch has down to a T. Paired with great natural lighting and a cool mix of backdrops, the results will leave you wanting even more (as we constantly do!). Needless to say we are in love. Thank you, Martin for your beautiful work!

Martin Rusch, Nous Models, Zelly Dugan

Martin Rusch, Nous Models, Taylor Hannum

 Martin Rusch

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The Models

Bridget // Tereza // Polina // Zelly // Davia // Alexis // Jocelyn // Ashley // Monica // Taylor

Ed, words can’t describe how much we love you, and love working with you. Over the last year we’ve laughed, grown, oo-ed and ah-ed at your fantastic work, and it’s about time we thank you properly! You’ve become a staple here at Nous, and we can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

Here’s a time warp of Ed’s work with Nous, starting with Wase in November of 2013, all the way through today. Cheers to you, Ed.

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The Models

Wase // Holly // Naty // Angela // Cat // Shawna // Alexah // Caralee // Jocelyn // Alena // Zelly // Amber // Bridget // Faith // Sydney // Allison 

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Last week something super exciting happened: We had our first in-house casting in the Nous Fashion Den with our dear friends at Swell! As California girls, we can’t get enough of their huge selection of clothing and accessories for a surf-oriented lifestyle. I mean, we don’t actually surf or anything, but that doesn’t stop us from heading to Swell whenever we need to up our beach-attire game!  Plus, they update their collection daily, which is an absolute must for true shop-aholics like us.

Part of the functionality of our new space is to be able to provide next-level services for our beloved clients, including in-house photoshoots and castings.  Nous Fashion Den castings in particular are designed to be both a convenient and luxe experience for our clients.

As you can see here, the process begins with all of the girls gathered in our open call area.

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One by one, they head into the next room for some one-on-one time with the client. In this case, the lovely Dana Wimberly from Swell‘s core team was there to greet the girls and get to know them a little better.  Dana sat casually on our pretty little couch (complete with sparkly authentic Moroccan textiles that we just can’t get enough of) and interviewed each girl.  From the same seat, she also had an unobstructed view of the studio area, so she could watch the girls model after speaking with them. Our Art Department Director and in-house photographer Ashley was right there to have the girls do a mock-ecomm shoot so that Dana could sit back, relax, and watch them do their thing. Fabulous!

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When building the studio space, we brought in the expert opinion of one of our favorite photographers, Ed McGowan, to help us get the lighting just right.  He did a fantastic job, look at how perfect these casting photos of the girls come out!  Of course, for ultra-convenience, we made sure to give Dana a thumb drive with all of the images to take with her back to Swell HQ.

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Thanks Swell, for testing out our new space with us!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Go check out our Women’s Board to see the girls’ full portfolios.

To cast with Nous Model Management in our new space, email the details of your shoot to bookings@nousmodels.com!

coverphotoLiving Doll has something every girl will love! With tons of options for fall, Living Doll encourages girls to be fashion chameleons and makes clothing to transform your style from edgy rocker to boho princess.

The best part? 80% of Living Doll’s clothing is made in the USA, so you can look good AND feel good about what you’re wearing.

Faith and Zelly were the perfect pair for this Living Doll shoot. These two fashionistas effortlessly captured everything a Living Doll girl is… bold, confident, and ambitious.

Zelly shows us how cool and effortless a bohemian style can be! Show off your girly side with a sweet color palette of reds, pinks, and browns.

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Faith takes on the minimal trend with classic and trendy pieces! Strut your stuff in black, white, and blue colors.

Living Doll is all about being yourself, whatever style you want to be. With so many options, it’s easy! We’ll be shopping for our fall wardrobes at Living Doll!

 

Follow the dolls:

Faith @faithpicozzi

Zelly @zellyyd

Living Doll @LivingDoll_LA