Anna Selezneva @ Silent (Paris, NY)
April Fuels was the perfect title for a post on a story named Flaming the Passion published on April Fools Day, actually coming from the May issue of the magazine. Jokes and puns aside, it's not a strange taste for cheesy wordplays that convinced us to write on this editorial but the haunting beauty glowing from each page. Just by reading two names involved in the team gives you a preview of the dream: Anna Selezneva and Hedi Slimane. Or more exactly Anna Selezneva by Hedi Slimane even if it sounds a bit foolish to insist on such an evidence. We're tempted to say the results are beyond words, especially coming from such a simple formula, but still need to try ourselves at dropping a few lines on what our eyes and minds went through when we saw the story. Anna, the eternally sunkissed Anna who's neither the tallest nor the leggiest model around, not your typical pretty young lady with ultra-refined features, got the only important thing you need to really succeed as a model: talent. One of her static stares is worth hundeds of pages of gimmicks and grins from models considered as the best posers of the moment. And that's here we go again: modeling, as any other creative activity requires mostly two things: inspiration and... talent as we said above. Natural and innate, skills are growing with practice but you gotta have what it takes to start with. Pictures by MAGstyle @ TheFashionSpot.