A Model Moment: Joline Braun

11.06.2015 | Fashion | BY:

19-year-old Joline is of Caribbean-Dutch descent, born and raised on Curaçao. She loves to dance, from ballet to salsa, and her passion for movement is reflected in her poise and elegance, perfectly captured by Sophia Aerts.

On London

One of my favourite places in London would definitely be Shoreditch. I love the chilled, laid-back cafes and the colourful graffiti art that pimps up the walls. The colours make me think of Curaçao. Caribbean vibes in London… what’s not to love about that?! I discovered the area while running around London for castings. I had a go-see at Shoreditch House and when I came out of the underground station I was hit by such a good vibe.

On style

I would describe my personal style as city chic. I love to wear simple luxurious pieces with a colourful detail. I absolutely love leather, lace, and silks. One of my favourite pieces is this amazing leather jacket from Phillip Lim that he gave me for doing his show last season! I also received these super practical leather boots from Rag & Bone. It’s so great because I get lots of clothing and accessories from the designers I work with.


Hair by Ditte Lund Lassen using Bumble and bumble

Make up by Bobana Parojcic using Nars Cosmetics

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A Model Moment: Fia Jungström

10.04.2015 | Culture | BY:

In our latest Model Moment installment, we meet Fia Ljungström, 21, who comes from south Sweden. Her philosophy is to always have fun, which truly comes across in Sophia Aerts’ photos.

On London

I love London as a whole, although there are some places that mean a little bit more to me. I particularly like the contrast between the greenery and the vibrant energy of the people in London Fields and the park next to Broadway market. The neighbourhood is a lovely walk from where I was staying n Dalston Junction. I find the whole area very British!

On style

I would describe my style as very simple and easy, and a mix between new and old. I like to feel comfortable and like to look good in what I wear, and have fun with it. My style signifiers are coats, jackets and my low-rise Dr Martens – the last thing I bought was a red coat from COS, through a Swedish website like eBay. My favourite designers are Christopher Lemaire, Phoebe Philo of Celine, Raf Simmons at Dior, The Row and Acne.



Hair & Make-up by Michelle Dacillo

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A Model Moment: Charlotte

20.03.2015 | Fashion | BY:

In the latest chapter of A Model Moment with Sophia Aerts, we meet Charlotte Richman, 21. Originally from Dorset, she moved to Brighton at 18 to do an art course and after one year moved to London to pursue modeling.

On London

My favourite place in London is Love Walk around Camberwell, where I often go to the Love Walk Café with my housemate. Sometimes we have Malibu on the rocks at an inappropriate hour in the morning and walk all the way to Herne Hill market, eat burgers and sit in Brockwell Park smoking and laughing at passersby.

I also love the Grant Museum of Zoology, which is full of weird and wonderful things, such as taxidermy and jars filled with bugs.

On style

My style completely changes week to week. Sometimes I’m very tomboy and punky and kind of scruffy, at other times I love to look 60s with shift dresses and jackets and heavy eye makeup with little shoes.

The last thing I bought was some blue and white big striped jeans from Mango in Istanbul. They remind me of a shirt my mum used to were when I was little. Designer-wise, I love Paul Smith.

You’ll aways find milk and diet pepsi in my fridge for tea and hungover mornings, plus ham and halloumi.

I absolutely hate it when people say ‘emotional roller coaster’.


Make up by Gillian Campbell using Jurlique Skincare and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Hair by Ditte Lund Lassen using Bumble and Bumble.

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A Model Moment: Xiaomeng

06.03.2015 | Fashion | BY:

Next in our photography series we meet Xiaomeng Huang. Xioameng is just 25, and hails from Beijing. Signed to Viva London, the young model travels a lot and finds herself in different cities constantly. London is still new to her, but something drew her to Covent Garden, and more specifically Seven Dials. Previously walking for designers such as Louis Vuitton, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Temperley, Thomas Tait, Hussein Chalayan and Marc Jacobs, Xiaomeng is set to have a long and burgeoning career.

Here, photographer Sophia Aerts captures Xiaomeng just as she is; a model in London town.

On London

My favourite place in London is Covent Garden. I really like the colourful shops, coffeehouses and all the young people. A friend recommended the area to me, and I fell in love with it. I also like Oxford Street and London’s vintage shops.

On style

In terms of style, I’m quite casual and easy-going. I’m always smiling, which I think is better than any fashion accessory. The last thing I bought was a wrap from Uterque, but I love anything by Phoebe Philo or from Yves Saint Laurent. I love to paint – I would never be able to give it up. My other indulgences are facemasks and chocolate.


Hair & Make-up by Michelle Dacillo

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