Finally finished this! The pattern took me ages! (Well that’s how it felt)
I used watercolor pencils and soft pastels:)
I love drawing Karlie Kloss, need to do more!
Sigrid Agren (born April 24, 1992) is a French fashion model from Martinique, and rose to prominence during the Elite Model Look in 2006, at age 14. After the Elite Model Look ended, Sigrid signed with Elite Model Management in Paris. She was doing small jobs until her decision to put off modeling to finish her school in 2007 (she passed her scientific degree with honour). She came back to the modeling world in 2008, signing with New York Model Management, and re-signed with Elite Models in all the major fashion capitals.
Number 7 of the 10 Top Models series according to models.com is Daria Strokous!
Daria Strokous (born September 25, 1990) is a Russian model, film actress, and photographer.
In July 2007 she debuted in Fashion Week in Milan and Paris. Her debut was an exclusive for the Prada show in Milan. V Magazine included her in their Top 10 Models of 2008. New York Magazine named her as one of Top 10 Models to watch, as well as Today’s Top Model in Milan.
Number 6 of the 10 Top Models series according to models.com is Constance Jablonski!
Country of origin: France
Constance moved to New York from Lille, France in September 2008, and has since become one of the most coveted faces in fashion, walking a total of 62 shows in New York, Milan and Paris for the Autumn/Winter 2010 season including Rodarte, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten and shooting editorials with the world’s top fashion photographers, including Steven Meisel, David Sims, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Mikael Jansson, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean and Patrick Demarchelier. Constance joins Estee Lauder’s roster of beauties with the campaign debuting 2010. The signing of Constance marks the first time Estée Lauder has signed a French model. (From Estee Lauder press release April 2010)
Number 5 of the 10 Top Models series according to models.com is Abbey Lee Kershaw!
Birth Date: June 12, 1987
Country of origin: Australia
Hailing from down under, Abbey Lee Kershaw, got her big break after winning the 2004 Girlfriend Model Search. Since the fateful contest the Aussie beauty has risen through the ranks to become one of the most coveted faces in fashion. As of 2009, has 8 tattoos. She is friends with models, Daisy Lowe, Karlie Kloss, Cat McNeil, Freja Beha Erichsen, Karmen Pedaru and Jonatan Frenk. Abbey loves movies.
Number 4 of the 10 Top Models series according to models.com is Freja Beha Erichsen!
Birth Date: October 18, 1987
Country of origin: Denmark
Discovered on the streets of her native Denmark by a modeling agent passing by in a taxi, Erichsen made her debut as a model in 2005 at the fall Paris and Milan shows of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu (which she opened).
In 2008, casting agent James Scully, said of Erichsen:
”The queen of cool. Probably one of the most-requested models of all my clients. She is the perfect old-school clothes-hanger with a little eighties androgyny thrown in.”
Erichsen has had a number of fashion items named after her, including the Jill Stuart Freja handbag, the Chloé Freja clutch, and the Alexander Wang Freja Lace-Up Stiletto Boot with Zip Detail.
Todays portrait of the 10 Top Models according to models.com is Karlie Kloss.
Birth Date: August 3, 1992
Country of origin: United States
An American beauty originally from Chicago, then from St Louis Missouri, United States. Discovered at a charity fashion show in a mall in St. Louis for a friend who was battling cancer. Now based in NYC, Karlie studied ballet which explains her grace on the runway and her popularity among the designers. Close friends with fellow model Jourdan Dunn and Karmen Pedaru.
Birth Date: July 12, 1985
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Natasha Poly, born Natasha Polevshchikova, hails from Perm, Russia and is one of the go-to models for both editorial and advertising campaigns. She made her runway debut in 2004 and has been the face of numerous campaigns including Gucci, Givenchy, Lanvin, Missoni and Jil Sander. Natasha has the chameleon-like ability to transform her facial expressions and is also well known for her recognizable runway walk and signature pose. She married Dutch businessman Peter Bakker in 2011.
For this portrait I used a photo from the Milan fashion week 2012.
Lara Stone was born to a Dutch mother and an English father in the town of Geldrop, the Netherlands and grew up in Mierlo, Netherlands.First discovered in the Paris Metro when she was 12, she then went on to participate in the Elite Model Look competition at age 15. She became the primary choice for editorials and advertising campaigns after signing with IMG in 2006.
Lara is not a fan of the runway because of her unusually small feet of someone of her size. Because the shoes are usually too big for her, she sometimes goes down the runway thinking “Do not fall, do not fall!” (from Vogue Paris interview Feb 09).
Lara Stone was made Models.com #1 on the Top 50 List in February 2010.
For this portrait I used a photo as a reference of the Calvin Klein collection f/w 2011.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott - Photographer
Camilla Nickerson - Fashion Editor/Stylist
Paul Hanlon - Hair Stylist
Mark Carrasquillo - Makeup Artist
Jackie Catelleni - Set Designer
Fabien Baron - Art Director
How was your weekend? Mine was great, I went to the movies yesterday to see 21 Jump Street, it was great, couldn’t stop laughing, also saw The American Reunion which was great as well, and I didn’t even expect it to be so good!