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Kelly Gale performs the chicest workout we’ve ever seen

 

When Vogue need to film a workout video with a top  Victoria's secret model, five minutes of lunges and star jumps just won't cut it.


So our team stepped in to shoot a fresh new take on a workout video, with Kelly sporting the cream of athleisure apparel whilst fitting in everything from weights to resistance training.


Guaranteed to be the chicest fitness video you've ever seen.

 
 
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FIND OUT HOW THIS MILAN BASED MODELING AGENCY HAS BECOME ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST ICONIC MANAGEMENT TEAMS. UNLIKE TRADITIONAL AGENCIES, MONSTER GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN AND PREPARES THEIR MODELS FOR SUCCESS. THE PASSION THEY SHARE AS AN AGENCIES AND LOVE FOR THEIR INDUSTRY HAS PROVEN THEM TO BE ONE OF THE BEST.  WATCH AS THEY SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE CREATIVE GENIUS THAT HAS MADE THEM A STAPLE IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY.

 
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You moved to the US from Switzerland to study art and have made your home there. What is your relationship with your homeland and what is the art scene like in Switzerland?

Switzerland will always be my home, it is where I was born and raised. My family and lots of my close friends live there and I enjoy coming back as much as my work allows me to. There is a vibrant and diverse art scene in Switzerland with a lot of cultural and historical depth.

If you had to name three things that inspire you, what would they be and why?

The people who surround me, dreams that come to me almost every night and play like movies in my head and the realm between the physical and the metaphysical.

How important was formal training in your growth as an artist?

Formal training was (and is) essential for me personally, I attended the Liceo Artistico in Zurich when I was 15 and knew I wanted to get a Fine-Arts-based college degree after. I have always thrived in an environment of creative and intellectual vigor and enjoy learning and immersing myself into artistic challenges.

What is your favorite technique and why?

I like to dabble in all sorts of different techniques and learning new ones. Keeps things interesting…

You have done a lot of commercial work. Do you find there is a difference when you work for a brand, as opposed to art as a means of self-expression that is not immediately connected to its commercial value? Is the art that you do for work in any way different from the art you do for yourself?

Most of my more commercial work and brand collaborations are based on my personal work. In that respect it is all interconnected. I make things because it’s what naturally happens, the rest usually falls into place. The brands I work with are companies I relate to and labels I can fully stand behind. Collaboration means creating something together that neither of us could have facilitated alone.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?

To evoke emotion. To make people feel something when they see my work, to create something that resonates and moves. To inspire young humans (especially young women) and make them feel empowered to pursue a living doing what they feel passionate about in their hearts.

What is your relationship with Missoni and how do you feel wearing it?

The Missoni colors, patterns, silhouettes and general brand attitude really resonate with me. The great amount of creative thought, passion, time and energy that goes into every single piece is palpable when wearing Missoni.

TextGiulia Blasi

 

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Parris Goebel on hard work, female empowerment and having a successful career in dance.

 

The New Zealand-born dancer shares how she is inspiring the next generation of women with her own success.

When you ask an artist about what they consider to be their first big break, most of them don’t say touring with Jennifer Lopez. But then, Parris Goebel isn’t like most artists. “She saw a clip of mine on YouTube and then her team reached out, then I worked on her [2012] tour. That would’ve been my first big break and it was something that was just non-stop,” shares the New Zealand-born dancer who is also a talented choreographer, singer, director and actress.

 

Looking back on Goebel’s career, it is no accident that she has achieved the success she has. “I just fell in love with dance at such a young age. I just really knew it was what I was going to do, from video clips, and my parents just played music all the time – I just knew it was in me and I was born to do it.” But knowing is one thing and putting in the work is another – Goebel committed to her craft and went from practicing with her Hip Hop group in her aunt’s garage to winning dance competitions. In 2012 she starred on America’s Best Dance Crew and Dancing With the Stars Australia, before working with Jennifer Lopez. She famously choreographed Justin Bieber’s Sorry film clip, which has clocked up 2 billion views on YouTube (her own YouTube clips hit up to 8 million views too). Since then she has worked with everyone from Ciara to Rihanna and she isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

 
 
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When did you first realize you wanted to be a professional photographer?

I wonder if I ever wanted to be a professional photographer. Probably not, it came naturally: I wanted to be a movie stuntman then a writer. I had never planned on becoming a photographer.

What was the first picture you took, and what did you use?

The first photo I took I think was a polaroid of my younger sister Chloé when she’d just been born, one day old. My first real photo was probably a portrait of my long time friend PH Camy, using a Nikon FM2 with a 50mm lens, when I was a teenager.

What or who is your favourite subject?

Genuine people I feel a connection with, whether it’s for a portrait or a fashion story. More generally, people who have lived and are passionate about something are a plus. Then anything related to the Americana culture and subculture.

How do you pick your models? What do you look for?

It all depends on the nature of the photoshoot. If it’s for a campaign it’s of course way different than for one of my side projects. First I look for someone alive, with an aura, charisma, character and personality, then it gets very inspiring and magic happens.

Tell us a little about your love of biking. It comes up a lot in your work.

Yes, it does. I grew up watching Motocross, BMX and Skateboard magazines and was very influenced by those sports and lifestyles. Motorcycles are rad, and the best tool for feeling free and alive, it can be gnarly or smooth, but one thing that’s sure is that you’re out in the elements, and you meet the coolest people on two wheels. People saythat four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul, I need my soul to feel moved and alive.

You seem to be fascinated with American biker culture, in particular. What draws you to it?

American culture in general I would say, I’m fascinated by genuine authentic passionate people and if they re involved in car or motorcycle culture from UK or US it’s definitely a big bonus. So not only American culture, as I’m very much into what happened in the UK in the motorcycle scene before the 70’s, with a special thing for pre-war race bikes.

Is there anyone or anyplace or anything you’d like to shoot but haven’t yet got around to it?

Yes there is, still so many blank pages to write.

What is your relationship with Missoni and how do you feel wearing it?

I first feel comfortable, then elegant. I’m not afraid of vivid colors and I love wool. My Mum is a wool enthusiast and an excellent knitter, and up to the age of ten I only wore what she would knit for me. I got then that special relationship with wool, that’s pretty natural: I feel like home in a Missoni piece.

TextGiulia Blasi

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