Lucky Blue Smith: Male Model of the Moment 2016

Lucky Blue Smith is undoubtedly the male model of the moment. From shooting campaigns for Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger to being a guest on TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and having garnered over 2 million Instagram subscribers by the tender age of 17, whether you know his name or not, you most definitely have encountered Lucky Blue in some manner. Scouted at the age of 10, signed at the age of 12 and joined by his 3 model sisters, Lucky Blue’s life certainly has a fairytale-esque feel to it. For instance, not only was the model signed at just 12 years old, but his first shoot was for Vogue Hommes Japan. Yes, you read that correctly – a 12 year old boy’s first ever photoshoot was for Vogue. It’s time like this where I begin to question my productivity in the past decade of my life…

12 year old Lucky Blue’s Vogue Hommes Japan shoot by Hedi Slimane:

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One could argue that he is the Jennifer Lawrence of the modelling world; one day a regular person like you and me and then suddenly plucked from the walks of normality to take his modelling field by storm. What are undeniable, are Lucky Blue’s undeniable talent and his unique looks. Beginning with his peroxide hair at the top of his 6′ 3″ stature, you need only drop an inch or two until you gaze into his enchanting ice-blue eyes and though he carries a somewhat cookie-cutter all American look, there is most certainly something intriguing about the youth, which makes him stand out from the pack.

Not only are his looks attractive, but so is his personality. Having already allotted the world with the information that he is interested in pursuing acting, Luck Blue is also a drummer, and a pretty good one at that. One fourth of the family band ‘The Atomics’, on top of ambition, looks, youth and star quality, Lucky Blue can officially add cool to his repertoire. In fact, the foursome of siblings are all pretty impressive and combined form a magnetic troop.

Lucky Blue with his sisters Pyper America, Daisy Clementine and Starlie Cheyenne:

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Though the Smith family are a powerful bunch, we are here primarily to speak of Lucky Blue, so let’s get back to business. Evidently not affecting his career thus far, one interesting fact about Lucky Blue is that he is a mormon. Obviously, not directly correlated with modelling, I find this engaging as Lucky Blue is clearly a strong role model. Self-described as a rebellious type it will be intriguing to see if his religious background will aid him in maintaining his purity in the modelling world.

More important for this post, however, is his amazing body of work so far. Though beginning his modelling at 12, Lucky Blue’s career really became busy at the age of 14 and has exploded since the beginning of 2015. Here we’ll look at some of his work that both grabbed my attention and illustrate different sides to Lucky Blue.

Lucky Blue the handsome, young model:

The high-fashion starlet:

The cheeky boy next-door:

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The modern man:

The understated cool:

As well as being a multi-faceted model, Lucky Blue has worked for multiple brands and covered an array of magazines. This, perhaps more than anything else, is what has cemented his title as a current leading male model.

Numerous models, both male and female, have a hoard of social media followers, have strutted down more catwalks than they can remember and have host a stunning shots in their portfolios. When you add television appearances and magazine covers to this, however, you are not a mere working model, you are on your way to becoming a household name. Below are some of Lucky Blue’s high-profile shoots:

Covering Elle UK:

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Tom Ford Campaign:

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GQ Turkey Cover:

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Tommy Hilfiger’s latest campaign with Hailey Baldwin:

Shoot for DAMAN by Mitchell McCormack – one of my favourite Lucky Blue shoots:

Penshoppe Summer 2016 – whose model for the female line is Kendall Jenner by the way, enough said!

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A more muted Lucky Blue for Isenberg Korea SS16:

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I feel like that might be enough Lucky Blue Smith for one post. The last thing that I would want to do is oversaturate your mind with the brilliant model! That said, it is clear from the discussion and shots about that Lucky Blue Smith is a force to be reckoned with. A triple-threat with youth, looks, talent and popularity on his side, I have a feeling that 2.1 million Instagram followers and a lucrative modelling career may just be the beginning for this starlet.

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Goodbye for now from your Irish fashion blogger… p.s. I added in some sneaky extra pictures of Lucky Blue at the end of the post!

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Visuals 2 – Favourite Fashion Shots From the Last Month

Continuing on from my first visuals’ post (to see click here), I have decided to make this post type a trend on my blog. So often does one focus on a specific show, shoot or collection that it is nice sometimes to relax and just see what catches your eye. For my visuals posts, I garner the majority of my images from my tumblr account, where I find an array of images that excite my neurons and set my creative juices flowing. To coin the heavily-utilised phrase, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but more importantly for me, pictures allow one to take what they wish from them. They are not rigid in their expressions. They do not define what one aught to learn or know. They do not present a mere right or wrong. They are personal. They enable the viewer to relate to them, to get lost in their whimsy, or merely to find a stellar outfit that needs to be a part of the viewer’s wardrobe! With that said, it is high time that I practice what I preach and allow some of the most eye-catching and inspiring fashion-related pictures that I have found over the last month to hopefully set a spark alight in your mind. Please enjoy:

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Liv Tyler by Ellen von Unwerth – Les Beehive

Lineisy Montero by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK February 2016

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Reuban Ramacher, Robi G., and Elias de Poot (in Zara, believe it or not).

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Dauda Hauwa Asingar for Marianne Fassler Resort 2015 by Paul Samuels.

Dior Homme FW16, Anya Hindmarch FW16, Fionnan Byrne-Perkins in Topman Essentials, Spring 16 – the shoelace is everything ❤

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Erin Mommsen in Nicola Formichetti

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Erin Mommsen again I love this picture because here Erin reminds me of a mix between Kendall Jenner and Ellar Coltrane – androgynous and effortless.

Anja Rubik in Vogue China Feb 16, Bottega Venetta Spring 16 Ready To Wear.

Floral at its finest ❤ Nemanja Maksic for Harper’s Bazaar Man Serbia Apr 16, Ana Cristina & Anders Hayward for Manifesto Mar16, and the prettiest floral dress that I have seen in a long time.

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Bringing 90’s back in the most stylish of manners – Lie Sang Bong FW16.

Rianne Von Rompaey, Christy Turlington and Kate Winslet.

George Hard for Fucking Young, Tommaso de Benedictis for Bon Magazine FW13 and Jennifer Lawrence for Dior 16.

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Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture.

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Liv Tyler – showing us sexy baby doll.

That’s it for this month’s most inspiring pictures on Landofpod and I hope that you found at least one that generated some feelings within you. Photographs have been a beautiful release for creativity since when they first appeared in the 1820s and will always be a pure path to expression. Please feel free to send me on any pictures that you find inspiring and let me know if you found this post interesting.

 

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Pádraig Power.

 

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Richard Malone AW16: Irish Designer Review

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For those of you who haven’t heard of him as of yet, Richard Malone is a 24-year-old, Irish fashion designer who hails from Co. Wexford, studied the art of fashion in London, interned for Louis Vuitton in Paris and has now released his own line, including pieces that will be at Brown Thomas’ annual Create’ exhibition.

Self-proclaimed as someone who has, “turned down the Kardashians”, and even Vogue, Malone seems to shy away from the spotlight whilst holding some strong views. Perhaps that is is why he has captivated so much intrigue? As for all designers, it is undoubtedly Malone’s clothes that he wants to do the talking however, so here I will discuss his latest collection, displayed at his AW16 runway during London Fashion Week.

With designers such as Marc Jacobs present, Malone’s designs are obviously on the radar. Focusing strongly on the use of stripes, turquoise and navy, Malone went for styles that one would normally not piece together. He did so provocatively and created some stellar silhouettes and abstract looks that certainly hit the spot. In saying this, I did find some looks to be too far-fetched and they fell into the realm of ‘unwearability’ for me.

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These are two of my lesser loved looks from the show.

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One aspect that I really appreciate however, is Malone’s attention to detail. From afar, one notices the impact of the collection, but up-close one notices the labour. From quilting to piping and the precise use of asymmetry, no matter how hard he tries to appear nonchalant in interviews, it is clear that Richard Malone is someone who takes his craft very seriously. I particularly love the look of his shoes ❤

Another aspect of the collection that I have fallen for is the make-up. The use of bold coloured, caked on, flakey mascara with a bare face was the perfect addition to his utilisation of electric colours in his clothing. This I thought was a stroke of excellence. Contrastingly, the hair styling was pretty basic and nothing revolutionary, but suited the clothes and make-up perfectly as there was no point in including another bold facet to an already busy collection.

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Overall, Malone’s collection was contemporary, edgy and something out of the box. There were aspects of the collection that I really liked, but then there were also some unwearable pieces and I feel like a touch of refinement could elevate his designs even more.

Additional to my interest in the collection is an interest in Malone himself. As stated above, Malone has some strong views, including a resolute opposition to the size 0 movement and a disregard for things that are generally pop-culture. These views are intriguing and I’m going to be watching to see if he sticks to this in his career. I particularly hope that he enforces the first throughout his career path, but have to admit that I wouldn’t mind him opening his doors to a little bit of pop culture along the way.

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