Making page one for all the right reasons - not once but twice
It never rains, but pours, it seems, with regard to Ruby Jean Wilson and covers at the mo.
Last week the 19 year-old Scottish-Australian scored her very first magazine cover – one of 13 covers of the Fall 2013 edition of French Revue de Modes (see below).
And now comes a first look at her second: New Zealand’s Black magazine.
Issue #20 of Black, which is due out in New Zealand on Monday 7th October, features six covers shot in Paris, New York, London and Sydney. The other cover stars are Codie Young, Kaitlin Aas, Magda Laguinge, Marie Piovesan and Hedvig Palm.
Below is a short behind-the-scenes video that was uploaded this morning.
It’s surprising that it has taken until now for Wilson to crack a cover – particularly in Australia. Then again, Australian magazines aren’t noted for their cover chutzpah. Miranda Kerr, after all, had already appeared on the covers of Vogue Italia and Vogue España, before Vogue Australia got around to putting her on theirs in early 2011.
Wilson scored three of the best advertising campaigns of Spring/Summer 2013 – Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Jaeger London – earning a spot on Models.com’s “Hot List” alongside such big buzz names as Georgia May Jagger, Ondria Harden and Sasha Luss.
Wilson’s only previous ‘cover’ was the 5th edition of Vogue Australia’s Miss Vogue in January this year. Just an online sub-brand at that stage, however, Miss Vogue did not become a fully-fledged print newsstand edition until last month (with Elle Fanning on P1).
But better late than ever and great to see Wilson looking good and back on the international show circuit this season, after pulling out of the Fall 2013 shows after New York Fashion Week in February (and walking straight into a skinny model controversy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in April). Up there in the top antipodian walkers this season, her SS14 showlist thus far includes Fendi, Kenzo, Mary Katrantzou and Erdem.
COVER: SUPPLIED EXCLUSIVELY TO FROCKWRITER BY THOM KERR/BLACK MAGAZINE MODEL: RUBY JEAN WILSON AT PRISCILLAS PHOTOGRAPHY: THOM KERR AT INDEPENDENT ARTIST MANAGEMENT STYLING: EMMA READ AT INDEPENDENT ARTIST MANAGEMENT BEAUTY: JAMES MOLLOY FOR M.A.C. HAIR: IGGY ROSALES FOR KEVIN MURPHY ASSISTANTS: CHRIS FATSEAS, IAN KNIGHT, CAT SMITH (BEAUTY)