off duty model


How to bare your stomach in winter

When traces of snow scatter the pavement and the temperature refuses to creep above zero, the thought of stepping outside in the ongoing crop top trend doesn’t exactly appeal. But just to prove it can be done (especially practical when you’re running between shows and not choosing to loiter in the cold air) leave it to an off-duty model in New York to provide this…

10 off duty model snaps from New York: day 1

We can never tire of admiring off duty models in any season. With the snow on the ground in New York, these girls from day 1 were looking chic in plenty of skinny pants (or, cool metallic leather ones in Manon Leloup’s case), furry hats and layers. At the gallery, 10 photos of models off duty at New York fashion week.

Asymmetrical zip action: after Tony Ward

It’s as if models are born with an inherent skill in making an all-black outfit look good. Maybe it’s their tall, lean physiques that turn any off duty outfit into one to be coveted; or, in this case, little details like an asymmetrical zip that follows the line of an open jacket.

Men’s street style: reporting from Milan

In the moments that I could draw my eyes away from the stylish men and razor-cheeked models for long enough to get out my camera, I had the covetable job of reporting on the street style from Milan menswear week. The purpose wasn’t just to inform men elsewhere in the world of what’s going on, but to inspire them; whether on how to accessorise an…

Ondria Hardin sparkles

Ondria Hardin looked so perfect in a pairing of Chanel’s iridescent eyemakeup and a simple, fresh topknot that this photo seemed more than worth sharing. The shot was taken outside the Grand Palais in Paris just after the Chanel couture spring 2014 show ended. If you missed it, you can find our tutorial on how to recreate Chanel’s sparkling eyeshadow at that link.

On the street: moments from Margiela couture

No fancy makeup needed for the models at Margiela haute couture spring 2014, on account of strange black masks bringing them runway anonymity. After the show they scattered the Paris streets looking natural and fresh. At the gallery are a few shots of the off-duty models along with some street style moments of the show’s attendees.

Alana Zimmer after Gaultier

Alana Zimmer has such a sophisticated yet effortless off duty model style. After today’s Jean Paul Gaultier couture show, she was wearing this easy ensemble of black and white, made all the more striking by a pair of black and white ankle booties.

Models off duty after Dior Homme

Dior Homme fall 2014 was unusually hectic this year. Celebrity-spotting teens swept in from who-knows-where, as if the writing was on a wall somewhere (a Facebook wall) telling them to descend in droves at the Paris Tennis Club. Still, it wasn’t too hard to spot the show’s cast afterwards, kicking back with their post-show cigarettes and congenially posing for selfies with segments of the madding…

Egor Semenov after Dior Homme

Uzbekistani model Egor Semenov is one of those with wide-set eyes, impossibly high cheekbones, and utterly flawless skin. No retouching needed for this lad, who landed Dior Homme this Paris men’s fashion week season. He’d just finished that particular show when I took this shot.