LOOK! Top models without make-up!

27 May 2011

Prepare for a collective sigh of envy, peoples - we’ve just come across these snaps of top models posing sans slap and sans airbrush - and still looking ridiculously gorgeous. Grrr.

Despite the envy, it is rather a refreshing sight, isn’t it? We’re used to seeing the likes of Natalia Vodianova and Raquel Zimmermann dolled up to the nines and swathed in designer glad rags for the latest fashion campaign, but here they are without even a scrap of styling. Why? Well, they’ve dared to bare their (albeit naturally flawless) faces to celebrate the official launch of London agency Viva Model Management where all these beauties are on the books.

According to Fashionologie, Scott Trindle shot the collection of black and white images over the past year in his Dalston flat, when each model was visiting London. ‘His images stood out because it was just so interesting and rare for us to see the girls like that,’ Viva's director Natalie Hand explained. ‘They were shot exactly as they were in person, exactly how they were when they walked through his door.' We're a little concerned that Ms Vodianova trots around Dalston in a lacy bra and thigh-skimming skirt but we have to agree that the girls look beyond beautiful au natural. As Hand says, 'the blemishes added to their charm.'

Hmm, blemishes adding to the charm, eh? That's exactly what we told our panda eyes this morning.

- Jessica Vince


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