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Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 by Damien Neva

Ford’s Karmen Pedaru features in an eight page story in Numéro October 2010 photographed by Richard Bush with styling by Charles Varenne. Titled “Etat d’âme” or literally state of mind these portraits of Karmen might better be described by the expression “Etats d’âme” or states of mind for the sheer versatility of looks presented. Varenne’s crisp styling is accentuated to tremendous effect by makeup artist Francelle and hair stylist Diego Da Silva. For this excellent Estonian the ability to change her look in such a dramatic fashion and effortlessly so is hardly surprising even if you gave only a passing glance to the S/S 11 show season. Upon further scrutiny it emerges that in New York, Milan, and Paris Karmen walked in a combined fifty-seven shows, opening three, and closing eight. Which is also another way to say modeling divergent ensembles such as a minimalist three-piece, double-faced cotton suit by Akris or neo-flapper silk embroidered dress by Dior is all in a day’s work. And so it seems rather appropriate, then that the tattoo on Karmen’s inner left bicep should quote the opening lines of Nirvana‘s “Come as You Are”:

Come as you are
As you were
As I want you to be…

Malleable, mutable, and no matter the state of mind it is Karmen Pedaru through and through.

Credits include: Publication, Numéro Oct. 2010; Title, “Etat d’âme”; Photographer, Richard Bush; Fashion editor, Charles Varenne; Makeup, Francelle for NARS Cosmetics at Art + Commerce; Hair, Diego Da Silva at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Rica Romain for Zoya at See Management; Numérique, Joe Gunn; Retouching, Love Retouch; Fashion assistant, Vanessa Metz.

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)

Karmen Pedaru | Numéro Oct. 2010 (Photography: Richard Bush)


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High fashion, strange point of view. Love the lips.

Comment by graykeller

Good pix, different styles and time… She is a top model …

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