Marine Deleeuw

Well, what if I say… frenchie, brunette and classy ? Okay, okay. Perfect cheekbones, thick eyebrows and strong face ? She was the face of Barbara Bui Pre Fall 2013. She is maybe a fresh newcomer in the world of fashion, but has already walked for BCBG Max Azria, Jill Stuart, Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Prada and so on. Only big names, bien sûr. If you see Joséphine Le Tutour, Pauline Hoarau, Manuela Frey, Lieve Dannau or Marilhéa Peillard, she must be somewhere around. Guessed ?

Marine Deleeuw.

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She is 19. French – from Valenciennes, to be exact. Discovered by Elite France at the age of 16, she works now for the following agencies: The Society Management in New York, Why Not Model Management in Milan, Premier Model Management in London, View Management in Barcelona, Scoop Models in Copenhagen, m4 models in Hamburg, Elite in Paris and Toronto.

I am wondering if it is really necessary to write an article about her. I am only saying that because you do not need anything more than her strong face, her intense look to understand that she is becoming ‘a catwalk queen’ – as wrote Woman Wear’s Daily after interviewing her.

65. It is the number of Spring/Summer 2014 shows she walked this year. In other words : top girl. It is not really surprising… she is the kind of beauty you can not stop staring at, she has something wild in the eyes and like a ‘dark’ aura, but not in the negative sense – you know exactly what I mean : a mystic aura. Anyway. It must be attractive because Carven chose her to be the face of her Fall/Winter 13 Collection, as well as the ones of Iceberg – sharing the glossy paper with Joséphine Le Tutour & Mijo Mihaljcic – and Moschino – with Dauphine McKee & Elisabeth Erm. And look how stunning she is, photographed by our dear Karl for the Chanel Fall/Winter13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Press Kit.

Marine Deleeuw Chanel F:W 13 Rtw Press Kit

Jealous, girls ? Of course you are! You can not deny that Marine is slowly but surely becoming a face, as well as a body, that we are not about to forget. As the good fashionistas you are, you are obviously aware of how much the French touch pleased – and still does – the fashion galaxy.

Below photographed by Sharif Hamza for Interview Germany, ‘Black Dress’. Professional, isn’t she? In fact, she does not take herself seriously, at least not yet. It will not be long. “Je tire la gueule et ça marche.”, as she said to the magazine ELLE in January 2013. Every model knows how “tirer la gueule”, but Marine does it differently, so nicely, so frenchie. “Un petit air à la Frida Kahlo” as well, according to Erin Doherty, fashion editor in chief of ELLE Paris – must be the eyebrows.

Even if we do not know her that good, we are all – and if you are not, I am –  impatient to see what she ‘has in store’. To be continued…

Marine Deleeuw Interview Germany Black Dress November 2013 - Photographer Sharif Hamza

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Source photographies: The Citizens of Fashion – Vogue Japan/by Matt Irwin, British Vogue, ZsaZsa Bellagio and Models.com (photographies 4 & 5).

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Manuela Frey for Burberry Fall/Winter 2013-14.

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She was discovered by Elite Model Look Switzerland in 2012. Height 181 cm, Bust 85 cm, Waist 64, Hips 95 cm. She is just 16 and already walks for the most famous brands : Burberry, Calvin Klein, Armani, Akris, Chanel, Dior, DSquared2, Fendi and Alexander McQueen. In 2012 she came in the third place at the Elite Model Look World in Shanghai ; Marilhéa from France won the contest (18 years, 180 cm).

What happened to her is just a dream for every girl who want to hit the catwalk. Elite Model Look is the most prestigious international modeling contest that discovered top models such as Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bündchen, Stephanie Seymour, Alessandra Ambrosio and Diane Kruger.

Two castings for Elite Model Look Switzerland 2013 occurred in Zurich and Bern : 8 candidates in Zurich and 11 in Bern were chosen for the Swiss final on 29th august this summer. Lucern, we arrive! The last chance on 27th april for fashion dreamers… to change their life.

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Source photography : Vogue Italia