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ARTICLE WILLIAM DEFEBAUGH

PHOTOGRAPHY BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY / BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY

STYLIST JODIE BARNES

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LONDON CALLING: LILY MCMENAMY

LONDON CALLING: ROSIE TAPNER

EXTRA CREDITS

Makeup Florrie White for NUDE skincare (D+V Management)  Hair Karin Bigler for Sebastian (D+V Management)  Manicure Shardae Green for OPI  Digital technician Dave Imms  Photo assistants Edd Horder and James Donovan  Fashion assistants Manuel Estevez and Polly Butler  Makeup assistant Nelson Catarino  Hair assistant Declan Sheils  Production Chantelle-Shakila Tiagi (REP Limited)  retouching provision  Location Spring Studios, London  Special thanks Hannah Holland

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LONDON CALLING: ROSIE TAPNER

PHOTOGRAPHY BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY / BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY
FASHION JODIE BARNES
TEXT WILLIAM DEFEBAUGH



Rosie Tapner is living every teenage girl’s dream. Only 17, the British farm girl turned model has done campaigns for Balenciaga, Chloé, and Topshop, walked in numerous runway shows, and appeared on the cover of British Vogue. “It’s a fairy tale! I just can’t believe it! I’m so lucky to be living it,” she gushes. Growing up in the small town of Herefordshire, England, Tapner was scouted by Storm Models while on a field trip to a fashion show. “It was probably one of the weirdest experiences of my life. I was just walking around with a friend and someone tapped me on the shoulder and told me they were from Storm and that they thought I could be a model. I just stood there in shock. I was only 15, quite a shy girl. I thought, Is this really happening? Is this a joke?!” Shortly thereafter, she was signed by Storm—and Balenciaga—for an exclusive campaign, during which she would develop a close relationship with Nicolas Ghesquière. “I owe so much to Nicolas. He really got my career off the ground. Balenciaga was my first job. Before that I knew nothing about fashion, but once he threw me in I couldn’t believe how amazing it all was.”  

She is studying photography, which she hopes will turn into a career someday, and gleaning every insight she can from being on the other side of the lens. Not that she plans to give up modeling anytime soon: “I want to model for another ten years. I just hope that I’m enjoying it then as much as I am now, because I’m absolutely in love with it!” So what’s up next for the young superstar? More campaigns, more editorials, and more runway shows. And a new diary project for photo class.

EXTRA CREDITS

Makeup Florrie White for NUDE skincare (D+V Management)  Hair Karin Bigler for Sebastian (D+V Management)  Manicure Shardae Green for OPI  Digital technician Dave Imms  Photo assistants Edd Horder and James Donovan  Fashion assistants Manuel Estevez and Polly Butler  Makeup assistant Nelson Catarino  Hair assistant Declan Sheils  Production Chantelle-Shakila Tiagi (REP Limited)  retouching provision  Location Spring Studios, London  Special thanks Hannah Holland

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