After winning a gold medal in the 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics, Nastia Liukin has become a fixture on the fashion scene. Debuting in her first high-fashion campaign, Nastia poses for dance-inspired photos for Max Azria, the runway line under the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand. “For the Max Azria campaign, we wanted someone iconic –- someone timeless. We met Nastia at our runway show, and she was everything we were looking for. The Spring collection was inspired by movement and Modern Dance; she was perfect. It was meant to be, and the magic just sort of happened,” says Lubov Azria, Creative Director BCBGMAXAZRIA. Nastia's pictures will be used for a lookbook, in-store imagery and online us. We will be watching for Nastia to reclaim her front row status this Fashion Week begining February 13.
Model Shannon Murray will be featured in British department store Debenhams new ad campaign. Murray broke her neck at age of 14 and since then she is using a wheelchair.
Shannon Murray is beautifully photographed and is accompanying, three other models of varying sizes. Shoot for Principles by Ben de Lisi, features 'real size models'. Other models featured in ad are Kate Fullman (size 16), Tess Montgomery and Tokumbo Daniel (size 10).Keep your background solid and let your pose do the talking. Strike an awkward pose because sometimes high fashion means awkward posing.