Christina, Kia, Mali, India, Estelita. Five very young and promising models photographed in Sydney by Madeleine Burke and styled by Aleksandar Zaric for our September Casting.
CHRISTINA VAN NUIS
Agencies: Brave (Milan), Chadwick (Australia), Factor Chosen (MA, Chicago)
How would you describe your style or character / My character is strong, hard working and I’m not afraid to take chances. I have a very independent spirit.
The clothes you love most from your wardrobe / All my vintage items.
Your biggest obsession / Yoga. It’s so relaxing but such a hard workout every time.
Your favorite work/shooting so far / I shot a story for Revolve. It was in an old Beverly Hills mansion. The location was amazing.
Any song or musician that you truly love or hate / I love Rihanna, her new album is definitely one of my favorites.
A place that you wish to visit soon / Greece. It looks amazing! Hopefully I’ll get to go soon.
Agencies: NEXT (New York, Paris, Milan), 62 Models and Talent (Auckland), Priscilla’s (Sydney), Traffic (Barcelona), MIKAs (Stockholm)
How would you describe your style or character / Comfortable and understated. I’m not fan of tight fitting clothes and I believe black is alwaysin.
What is your biggest obsession / At the moment chewing-gum!! Weird I know but there are so many different flavors. University is very busy at the moment so it is good to chew through the stress.
What is your favorite work so far / When overseas my favorite job is always working for Dior. My favourite photoshoot so far was shooting for Vogue Australia’ Beauty spread.
What is the craziest memory of your modelling life / I would say one of my craziest memories was when I met the Beckham’s during New York Fashion Week. I had an 11:30pm fitting for ‘Victoria Beckham’. I deliriously walked into the room and got into my outfit and was quite surprised when I saw the entire Beckham clan on a long sofa reviewing my outfit. Even more surprised when David Beckham saw I had blister on my ankle and got someone to fetch me band-aid.
Book-movie you’ve pretended to have read-seen / Probably Shakespeare books during high school.
A place that you wish to visit soon / India!!!
Agencies: Jaz Daly
Describe your style or character / I don’t really know how to describe my style, it’s mostly just bits and pieces that I’ve found in op shops and at the markets so it’s
become a mix of vintage and current pieces.
The clothes you love most from your wardrobe / My current favourite piece of clothing is these amazing red retro suit pants I found in a Melbourne op shop.
Your biggest obsession / Salted caramel ice-cream!
Your favorite work/shooting so far / My favourite shoot would probably have to be a shoot I did a few weeks ago out the back of the blue mountains, we finished the day shooting in this little cave on a cliff edge with the most amazing view of the sun setting.
Any song or musician that you truly love or hate / I’m totally in love with Frank Ocean, and his new album Blond.
A place that you wish to visit soon / I can’wait to travel throughout Asia, I’m also hoping to road trip around Australia soon!
Describe your style or character / I would say my personal style is quite casual. I really loveboho patterns and neutral colours that work well with my hair and skin tone.
The clothes you love most from your wardrobe / I honestly could not live without my essential black, ripped skinny jeans or my favourite op shop oversized denim jacket…
I take it with me everywhere!
Your biggest obsession / My biggest obsession at the moment would have to be myNars radiant creamy concealer and Copacabana illuminator, I don’t think I’ve ever loved two make up products more!
Any song or musician that you truly love or hate / My go to album of the moment is Rihanna’s ANTI. Her musicis great to relax to and I love that she has such a great sense of style!
Book-Movie you’ve pretended to have read-seen / I would have to say any book that I’m supposed toread for school…oops! I have somehow managed to stumble through multiple Shakespeare essays without having read one of histexts!
A place that you wish to visit soon / At the top of my travelling bucket list at the moment would have to be Santorini in the Greek Islands.Paris would have to be my favourite city so far and I’d jump at the chance to go back there as soon as possible!
How would you describe your style or character / Feminine+Dominatrix, I usually like to put together outfits that are conflicting in some way.
What is your biggest obsession / At the moment, Alessandro Michele -the latest creative director for Gucci.
The clothes you love most from wardrobe / Probably my baby Harley Davidson Faux leather biker jacket, my platform cowboy boots and my Blue oversized Versace jumper with the big medusa head embroidered on the front.
Any song or musician that you truly love/hate / Daniel Johns
The craziest memory from your modelling life / This isn’t super crazy but I definitely still wonder about it. I once did a shoot in a house that had been abandoned for over 20 years, everything was still in thehouse but the roof had deteriorated.
A place that you wish to visit soon / Amalfi Coast, Italy
Photography: Madeleine Burke / @madeleineburke
Fashion: Aleksandar Zaric / @alekszaric
Hair and Make Up: Xeneb Allen / @curlysiouxsie