Kirsi Pyrhönen for Vogue Italia
Vogue Italia July 2010 Issue
Editorial: “I’m Just A Student Who Occasionally Takes A Plane And Go To Work, And Has A Good Job.”
Fashion editor: Jacob K
Photographed by: Paolo Roversi
Model: Kirsi Pyrhönen
Hair: Shon Makeup: Sally Branka
Vogue Italia gushes about their latest in poorly translated English:
“With Kirsi Pyrhönen the expression “a star is born” is something more than a convenient cliché. Kirsi is a star born seventeen years ago, and that’s that. As for the interplanetary aspect, that air of the alien Laplander who has just fallen to Earth. Finnish, from near Helsinki, an older brother and sister, two working parents – “my father is an engineer; my mother works at a gas company” – her dog Akusti, a Swedish Vallhund, Kirsi is a student with a suitcase. “I’m here at school for just one more week, then the holidays begin: I still have three years to go to finish high school.”
That’s an awful lot of breathless (and clumsy) prose for another in a long line of teenage models, but we have to admit, the girl definitely has something going on. She can work a camera like she was born to it. There’s a quality to her that reminds us a little of the British supermodels of the ’60s, like Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy. Something about that unblinking gaze and expressionless face.
Anyway, enjoy the pretty.
[Photo Credit: vogue.it]