In Vogue: April Tiplady

April Tiplady makes her Vogue Paris debut

vogue paris august 2013 – madeinpresse via TFS

Those Australasian newbies are certainly getting their fair share of face time in the prime fashion media.


Kiwi Holly Rose Emery has scored her own nine page editorial in Vogue Australia’s August edition.


And now April Tiplady is about to make her own Vogue debut in August.


Vogue Paris, to be precise.


Frockwriter recently mentioned that the 17 year old Adelaidian – who was signed to IMG Models worldwide in November – had shot with a major fashion photographer earlier this year in Europe and that she has some exciting magazine editorial coming up.


The issue is not due to hit newsstands until Friday but as is usually the case these days, its editorials are wending their way across the net as we speak. Below is a sample of the story.


Shot by high profile British photographer David Sims and styled by Joe McKenna, Tiplady makes a cameo in the London-themed August edition in an editorial called ‘Fade to Grey’.


Almost unrecognizable in heavy makeup (even her mother agency, Finesse Models, had to check), Tiplady channels the late ‘70s/early ‘80s club kids of London’s post punk, New Romantic scene – and specifically, it seems, Steve Strange, the flamboyant club entrepreneur and frontman of Visage, which was responsible for the now iconic 1980 hit ‘Fade to Grey’.


Sims, it seems, really took a shine to Tiplady when they met back in February. Although the heavy makeup does make ID’ing the models challenging here, she appears to account for half of the photographs in this editorial – which co-stars Sam Rollinson. Tiplady’s unique heart-shaped face is a little hard to miss.


Stand by to see if another major international fashion title appearance, shot by the same photographer, could also be in the pipeline.


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