British mag Tatler went international for their April shoot appropriately entitled “Cool as Cusco.” Model Josefiens Rodermans was posed against varying exotic backgrounds in an Incan mountain city, featuring hodgepodge stone walls and and ancient cracked murals. As gorgeous as the ’60s-inspired wardrobe was (and don’t worry, we’ll get to that later), the Peruvian location really was the star of the show. Photographer Ruven Afanador composed each and every shot with such careful skill as not to overshadow the model with scenery of the Andes, and instead created images that flow wonderfully to the eye, as Rodermans looks right at home within the fairytale-esque town.
Tousled blonde hair reminiscent of a well-loved Barbie, created by hair stylist Danielle Priano, made Josefiens Rodermans look every bit the part of a vintage fashion doll, arms akimbo as she posed in shirt dresses of varying patterns and colors. The minimalist makeup done by artist Yasuo Yoshikawa kept the focus on both clothes and setting. Too many competing elements would just overwhelm, so the natural makeup and simple hair create a balance beside the scenery and wardrobe.
The Dutch model is no stranger to the industry, having walked several runways during multiple fashion weeks, and is represented in London by Union Models and Future Faces Model Management in her hometown of Amsterdam, amongst other agencies. Stylist Ailsa Miller dressed Rodermans in a variety of retro looking fashions, from striped cotton Vivienne Westwood dresses to a fringy silk top designed by Celine. Dolce & Gabbana oversized shades with bold pastel plasticky frames added some Breakfast at Tiffany’s-esque glam, each pair coordinating perfectly with its designated dress. The floral periwinkle silk-organza dress by Delpozo was our favorite style of the shoot, there’s just something we can’t resist about a structured sweetheart neckline!