This week, we’re celebrating StyleCaster’s fifth anniversary with a look back at some of our most memorable pieces. From original editorials and celebrity shoots to staffers’ musings on what makes our company so special, it’s time to commemorate the fun-filled (and at times crazy) journey we’ve gone on to get here. Read on for some of our favorite content, and join in on the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SC5thBDay!
Irina Shayk has the sultry beauty of a Bond girl and the kind of body that lands the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. For a black and white shoot by Cameron Krone in the minimal Norma Kamali store in NYC, Shayk plays the part of a blinged out, label loving mafia mistress with mystery.
In vampy designs by Norma Kamali, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Jimmy Choo and more, the supermodel basically redefines sexy, which might make it hard to believe that the Russian beauty didn’t know she was sexy until recently.
“I was the tallest girl in school,” Shayk said. “Everybody was making fun of me because I was tall, I was thinking I’m not beautiful at all. I was shy and had short hair. When I was chosen for Sports Illustrated was when I thought maybe I’m beautiful.”
So what does the future hold for the New York transplant, who was classically trained in music?
“Maybe after modeling I’ll do concerts and all guys will be invited.”
Well, the best start is knowing your audience.
Photographer: Cameron Krone
Photographers Assistant: Christopher Arzt
Stylist: Emily Finkbinder
Associate Stylist: Dee Grossmann, StyleCaster
Makeup: Talia Shobrook, Community NYC
Hair: Benoit Moeyaert, Art Department
Manicurist: Martha Fekete, Bryan Bantry
Model: Irina Shayk, Marilyn Agency
Original Publication Date: May 18, 2011