With a distinct bowl cut and Über-trendy bleached eyebrows, newcomer Ranya Mordanova is having quite the year. After a lukewarm debut at fall 2009 New York Fashion Week, she skipped London and Milan only to reemerge at the Givenchy and Louis Vuitton shows in Paris. Her Givenchy runway stint prompted designer Riccardo Tisci to book her for the label’s fall ad campaign alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Adriana Lima. Since then, the Russian model has been racking up editorial bookings: She appeared in the June issue of W, lensed by Craig McDean, and will appear in next month’s French Vogue, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. She almost makes us want to take a bowl to our head and bring back our elementary-school cut. Or bleach our eyebrows. Whatever it takes to be the trendiest.
Model Profile: Ranya Mordanova
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