Arizona Muse @ Next
It always seems some people and (even more) some medias are exaggerating new models' prowesses and achievements. It's nice to hear or read but doesn't always make sense and we would rather think of it than shout it loud everywhere we can. Hide the best things to let them blossom at the right moment. That's actually what has been Arizona's story until she finally hit the first part of her spotlights last season. When from anonymous model at Next she jumped off to the status of most promising one from this same agency. From another one in the crowd she became the real contender from the 'new' generation, able to compete with the previous one and overscoring anyone who's been over-hyped before the season even started. Sounds phenomenal and her editorial work also looks phenomenal so far. But is that enough to crown her as a new supermodel? We wouldn't do so, first as this word belongs to another era with different conditions and criterias. Then nobody out here can pretend to be a fortuneteller when it comes to a model's career and even when all the ingredients are here and everything falls into place, you can only control the parameters you see, only expect the ones you feel and you totally ignore any other which might occur in a near future.
Don't think we are any pessimistic regarding Ms. Muse, we are more than happy to see what happened to her over the last six months and keep having a great feeling for what's coming next (very soon it seems). We also remember her story so well and we don't include her personal life in this, simply keeping in mind she started something like three years ago and is now 22. Keeping in mind she's never been one of these teenage models and knowing it's becoming a serious plus today to offer more than a disposable cute look that won't last more than a season and a half. Far from us the idea of calling her an icon, though (except maybe for ourselves but we're not even there yet). We would better take her as a good example when it comes to ideal age for a model or we could highlight her looks and talents as the right balance between personal style and universal appeal. In other words, a certain ability to stand out from the crowd for being herself and a real dose of timeless beauty that knows no borders and calendars. And when it comes to past achievements and upcoming excitement, we prefer to stick to what's in front of our eyes right now: Vogue Paris, short story dedicated to Gucci shot by Mario Sorrenti. Enough said (but if not enough seen, the whole story is on Fashiongonerogue.com).