Joy of Spring

Joy of Spring

Joy of Spring

The industry’s most dynamic faces embody the spirit of the season’s best collections

The industry’s most dynamic faces embody the spirit of the season’s best collections

Photography: Richard Burbridge

Styling: Gro Curtis

This feature appears in V135 now available for purchase

After a long, and cold winter, let's ring in spring with a sprinkle of joy and the industry's leading models sporting the most coveted pieces of the season.

TIANNA ST. LOUIS IN FENDI

“Whether you are rocking Fendi from head-to-toe or singular pieces, the designs of Kim Jones will always make you feel effortlessly beautiful. There is such craftsmanship and mastery in the way leather and fur is utilized and manipulated, it’s honestly timeless wearable art.”

PRECIOUS LEE IN VERSACE

“Power and glamour are words that come to mind. [The essence] of Versace is knowing who you are and being 100% unapologetic about it…while looking fabulous [Although] the look wasn’t bodycon or revealing, I felt sexy wearing the iconic silk print from head-to-toe.”

On skin Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in #350

LULU TENNEY IN CHRISTIAN DIOR

“I always feel beautiful and empowered in Dior. For me, there’s this underlying sense of timelessness and regalness. The Dior woman walks into a room and all eyes are on her, but she either doesn’t realize it or is unassuming to acknowledge the attention. She’s effortlessly charming.”

On skin Dior Beauty Airflash Spray Foundation in 1N (100)

ABBY CHAMPION IN CHANEL

“When I wear Chanel, I feel like the best version of myself. Chanel makes a woman feel beautiful in whatever shape and size. I love the details of each look, and the way the team comes together to create such a vision in each collection.”

RACHELLE HARRIS IN EMPORIO ARMANI

“Emporio Armani is an Italian legacy that pictures class, sophistication, and confidence. And to wear a sober color my femininity is very powerful.”

On eyes Giorgio Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Brow Pencil In 2 Mahogany

ELLA EMHOFF IN BALENCIAGA

“Wearing this Balenciaga look made me feel like the most confident version of myself. I felt like a badass, and I basically transformed into a person that doesn’t care about what anyone says…which can be tough these days. Balenciaga makes armor—both literally and figuratively!”

In hair Christophe Robin Luscious Curl Cream with Flaxseed Oil

HIANDRA MARTINEZ IN GIVENCHY

“In this Givenchy look, I felt powerful, like I could conquer the world. The essence of Givenchy is communicating to everyone how empowered and stunning you feel, without actually saying a word.”

On lips Givenchy Beauty Lip Liner in N° 2 Brun Crêateur

BLESNYA MINHER IN LOUIS VUITTON

“Strength, fierceness, and authenticity is the embodiment of LV. [In this look] I felt all of those things, and I hope it translated in the photograph. Louis Vuitton is one of the most iconic brands with a powerful history and I wanted to do that legacy justice.” 

LEXI BOLING IN PRADA

“The Prada woman is defined by an attitude of effortless confidence, mixed with power and accents of sophisticated simplicity. This Prada look was so special. I felt like the only girl in the world, like all eyes were on me.”

SARA GRACE WALLERSTEDT IN CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE

“I would define the Celine woman as chic and effortless. I think Celine has really captured and embodied youthfulness, but in a way that feels edgy and mysterious while still keeping that core classiness.”

CARA TAYLOR IN BURBERRY

“Burberry embodies a beautifully confident woman that’s sophisticated and knows that she doesn’t need flashy clothes for people to look her way. Just chic clothes that enhance her true and natural beauty.”

JOAN SMALLS IN TOM FORD

“Tom’s clothing is like a character. They’re a mood enhancer. When you put on any of his pieces, all doubts—conscious or subconscious—immediately evaporate. You feel unstoppable, and you ooze confidence and pure sensual glamour."

On eyes Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Leopard Sun

LINDSEY WIXSON IN MIU MIU

“Bold, feminine, and youthful, best describes how I felt. The look also had this ‘90s pop star nostalgia to it. It’s perfect for dancing all night long and looking fabulous while listening to synth-pop.”

ISSA LISH IN COMME DES GARÇONS

“In this Comme des Garçons look, I felt like I was immediately transported to a different world. Like I’m a character in an amazing movie, a character in Rei’s world. I think whenever a garment makes you feel like you’re transported to a different dimension…it has done its purpose.”

LINEISY MONTERO IN VALENTINO

“The Valentino woman is defined by being brave and strong but with that touch of elegance and femininity. She is a woman who isn’t moved by the world but who makes the world move at her own pace.”

ROSE DANIELS IN GUCCI

“As long as Gucci has been around, and through the many shades of Gucci that have existed, at its core is something a little primal. I think that with Gucci, you’re left with the sentiment that beauty is a kind of terror, and that whatever it is people find beautiful… they also, in a way, find it terrifying

On skin Gucci Serum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux

GUINEVERE VAN SEENUS IN ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

“There is always a great feeling of strength in wearing McQueen’s pieces. Lee and Sarah’s love for women shows in how they ask a woman to walk into the world. As themselves and in their full power. There is a quiet rebellion to all things McQueen. Intelligent, sexy, individualistic, and creative… reasoned with just the right touch of chaos.”

TAYLOR HILL IN ETRO

“I think that Etro embodies timeless sophistication and elegance while having attention to details in the colors and patterns that embrace innovation. I’ve had the pleasure of wearing Etro quite a few times, but this specific look gave me a sense of confidence and boldness.”

SHERRY SHI IN LOEWE

“I felt like some of my favorite anime characters. What a delight it was to put on this Loewe piece and be transported into the pages of animations and a world that means so much to me. It was like paper coming to life and I could be this character for a couple hours. It was pure magic.”

This feature appears in V135 now available for purchase

Credits: Makeup Kuma (Streeters) Hair Junya Nakashima Models Tianna St. Louis (Coven Management), Precious Lee (IMG), Lulu Tenney (The Lions), Abby Champion (Next), Rachelle Harris (Next), Ella Emhoff (IMG), Hiandra Martinez (Next), Blesnya Minher (The Society), Lexi Boling (Heroes), Sara Grace Wallerstedt (The Society), Cara Taylor (Next), Joan Smalls (IMG), Lindsey Wixson (The Society), Issa Lish (Elite), Lineisy Montero (Next), Rose Daniels (DNA), Guinevere van Seenus (DNA), Taylor Hill (IMG), Sherry Shi (IMG), Manicure Naomi Yasuda (Forward Artists) Casting Director Shaun Beyen (Plus Three Two) Digital technician Nick Barr Photo assistants Peter Siskos, Matthew Cylinder Stylist assistant Stephan LaCava

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