From where we're sitting she doesn't need to change anything
Emma Karlsson @ IMG (London)
The title of this editorial in Material Girl clearly claims that Emma likes to be someone else. From where we're sitting she doesn't need to change anything, she doesn't need to be someone else we love her as she is. It's been three years or so. She has walked for Chanel, Erin Fetherston or Alena Akhmadullina during all this time. She's been branded as a London darling walking for many designers there and she's still featured in Ashley Isham's most recent campaign. She's a favorite of photographers like Tim Walker (from Kate Spade to Vogue), Troyt Coburn or Chuando and Frey. Out of her fairy tale (and direct to the i-D horror issue), her career wasn't a bed of roses. High and low. And in between. Though, she's never faded away and we've never lost our hopes. Unforgettable as Anna Piaggi in Vogue Russia, she never stopped delivering good editorials even when times were harder for her in terms of exposure. Now this new story by Anja Frers (styled by Nini Gollong) is giving us a proper opportunity to write on Emma and repeat it once again: we still believe in her potential, we still think no other model can compete with her imp look. Come as you are Ms. Karlsson.