Model Edita Vilkerviciute gets casual chic for Mango's 2013 Summer Catalogue. The Lithuanian beauty showcases a full range of casual wear from Mango's collection ranging from skirts, denim, and bohemian inspired frocks.
Edita was discovered and quickly began walking the runways for Just Cavalli, Paul Smith, and Preen. Fashionistas sound off!!!!
So Young Kang over delivers in the coveted ages of Vogue Taiwan's April 2013 edition. The beautiful, Korean model puts Asia inspired garments on full display in an array of elegant and beautiful designs. So Young has modeled for the likes of Givenchy, Chanel, and Elle.
The awe-inspiring spread was captured by Naomi Yang and features the model wearing designs from fashion giants such as Prada, Celine, and Marc Jacobs.
If someone was asked to imagine what the perfect male model would be, Billy Payne would most likely come to mind. With a body built like a "Greek God" and eyes that would make even the most shy girl blush, Billy is the epitome of what a male supermodel is and should be. Billy has modeled for several major brands and is currently taping for Tyler Perry's"For Better or Worse" as "Dr. Frank". Taking the modeling & acting world by storm, International Model Billy Payne took time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with My Fabulous Style.
BIO: Billy Payne is a professional Actor and International Model. He was born in Indianapolis, IN. and attended Morehouse College where he double majored in Business Management and Music. In his career he has been featured in many magazines. Walked the runways from Milano to NY, and has been on billboards across America for client's such as Coca-Cola and AKOO. He recently had a fantastic run in a play in NY, and has 8 commercials to add to his list of achievements. Billy now divides his time between NY and Atlanta, and is working hard on taking the acting world by storm!
1) Who is Billy Payne?
I'm a mixed preacher's son from Indiana, who loves pit bulls and takes a pretty good picture every now and then, lol!! I know that was a simple answer, but that's because I'm pretty simple and easy going.
2) When did you start modeling and why did you decide to become a model?
I started modeling around the age of 7. My mom got me involved in local shows and print jobs. I backed away from it while in high school to focus on college. While in college I ventured back into it to make money on the side. And the rest is history.
3) What is a typical day in the life of a male top model?
A typical day would consist of getting some type of work out in. Check and respond to emails. Get your go see's from your agency. Head out and book as many jobs as possible in that day. Then head to your photo shoot or shoot's that you have booked for that day. Don't forget to try to fit in lunch, if you can, lol!!! Check back in with your agency. Meet up with friends for drinks/dinner. Head home. Check emails again. Watch a little t.v. Check to see what Angie Michelle has been up to Go to bed, then wake up and do it all over again. I think that about cover's it
4) What is the most rewarding moment you have had as a model?
That's an easy one! It would have to be the first time I got the call from my parents that someone in another city had seen me on a billboard. The pure joy and excitement that penetrated through the phone lines was overwhelming. I think it was the first time that my dad actually took my career seriously. Before that. I think he looked at it as more of a hobby of mine. That moment changed a lot for me personally.
5) Who are some brands you have worked for?
Ummm… Brands I have worked for? There's Coca~Cola, AKOO, Smirnoff, Ford, KFC, Sean John, HugoBoss, VIBE Magazine, Luster's Pink Oil, NY Fashion Week, and the Georgia Lottery to name a few. I act as well, and I've been fortunate to have 8 commercials under my belt. So some of the previously mentioned are clients not brands. Wouldn't want to confuse anyone…
6.) How do you balance your life and your modeling career?
With A LOT OF HELP!!!! I'm blessed to have some really good people around me. From family to management. They do everything from keeping me grounded and on track, to walking my dogs and getting my mail while I'm out out of town working. And that's even when I'm gone for months at a time. However, it takes a concentrated effort on my part as well. You can easily get wrapped up in "your" world, that you forget those that put you in that position. I NEVER want to do that! Thank you family and friends!!!
7) What is the best attribute that contributes to your modeling career?
LOL!!!! I would say one thing, but most would say my eyes. But outside of features, I would have to say my work ethic. I take what I do very seriously. It's my passion. It's my craft. And I think that's what people see IN my eyes, that comes through in my work. Not just their color.
8) What advice would you give any aspiring models?
Be as educated as you can on anything that you attach yourself to!!! When you know better, you DO better. NEVER put all of your eggs in one basket. And it's not always what you know, but who you know… All 4 of these principles can be applied to all aspects of life. Not just modeling! Always be good to YOU!
If you are a Victoria Secret fan, you will be pleased to know that a new angel has been granted her wings. Toni Garrn has been officially named a Victoria Secret Model. She has walked in the runway show before in 2011.
Garrn debuted at the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 runway show in New York as an international exclusive. She then went on to be featured in the designer's ad campaign. The following season, she again walked exclusively for Calvin Klein.
Our Model of the Month is Alexandra Abercrombie. She is taking the modeling world by storm! We had a chance to catch up with her during her busy schedule of go-see and casting calls:
1) Who is Alexandra Abercrombie?
I'm a girl that has big dreams. A girl that realizes that nothing comes easy and is willing to do the work to achieve my goals. I am also a typical teenager that enjoys being with my friends and my family. I just graduated from High School and moved to Los Angeles a month ago. This allows me to be available to go on castings and work on a daily basis.
2) Why this choice to become model?
Since I was a little girl I'd always get stopped in grocery stores, the mall, wherever I was at and asked if I was a model. So finally when I was 16, my mom took me into an open-call in an agency and that is where it all started. Plus it helped that I grew tall as the years went on:)
3) Typical day in the life of a model:
Not as glamorous as you might think. But typically lots of castings, lots of driving around to get to them at specific times to be seen for 5 mins. But..to get the job is amazing! Hair and make-up for about 2 hours and then the shooting begins. So much fun but also hard work!
4) Your best memory in front the lens:
Shooting with photographer Jack Guy, he is very experienced so in that little time frame I learned so much. How to best hold my body, face for the best pictures. He was also a model so he was extremely helpful.
5) Do you have some models for inspiration?
So many amazing models in the world. All inspirations to me. I feel like a sponge sometimes. Always looking at pictures that inspire me and always wanting to better myself. I think at this moment the model that stands out in my mind is Natalia Vodianova. I get lost in the expression in her eyes. So beautiful!
6) With what photographer do you dream to work?
Russell James, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi and I'm always discovering amazing photographers on a daily basis…but you said to dream right?
7) How do you see your future?
I see myself getting smarter with a college education so I can be successful in whatever path God has for me. I do want to continue modeling as long as clients are still interested in me. I also want to act so I'm working on positioning myself for this. Modeling takes hard work as well as a little bit of luck in being in the right place at the right time.So I will do my part and work hard and keep my fingers crossed for luck.
8) Where do you want to work in the future, for you where is the most important place for fashion?
I have so many dream jobs but I can't help to look at the windows of stores like Guess and Victoria Secret. Guess models are similar to the way I look so a Guess campaign would be a dream come true! New York City, Paris, Milan are the places I hope to work!
9) Name a few modeling jobs that you have worked?
I'm a new model with only having exactly one year of experience.I've shot for so many local designers but big names that you would recognize is Nike, BeBe, ESPN, Mac Cosmetics. All the jobs are so different and whether they are big names or not they all are so much fun and teach me so much.
We would like to thank Alexandra and we wish her much success on her rising career. If you would like to book Alexandra, please visit her agencyNext Model Management.