People

Harleth Kuusik

The girl from the North Country. New but not naïve, she’s got a face with a view. Grey eyes, cool like the Baltic. Freckles across her nose. A beauty born in Estonia, Hedi Slimane made her his Psych Rock muse for Saint Laurent. For Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière, she was a futuristic warrior. The way to her heart? Take her to a pure stretch of sand. If you want a romantic gesture you just might get it – it depends on the day, she says. For this mysterious woman, we’d wait forever.

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“I’ve always wanted to be a model. I never thought I would become one.”

AZZEDINE ALAÏA dress, BRESCIANI socks; shoes from Kiliwatch.
AZZEDINE ALAÏA dress, BRESCIANI socks; shoes from Kiliwatch.

The ultimate love story is … Romeo and Juliet. First impressions are … Not always right. My first kiss was … On a school trip playing truth or dare. My strongest memory from childhood … My seventh birthday when I had a tangerine fight with my friends. I was spotted at … The supermarket like five times but I didn’t like any of those agencies so I sent my pictures to MJ Models in Estonia and got signed. I’ll never forget … My first trip to NY and the high fever I had before that. I can’t help but … Eat pasta. Growing up I used to think … That getting gifts is the best. But now I know … That making them is better. My star sign is … Sagittarius. I’m seduced by … Music. My perfect day … When I spend a day with my friends or family. The most romantic place is … An abandoned beach.

Harleth wears ERDEM dress.
Thaïs wears ELLERY dress, 
stylist’s own shirt.
Children wear clothing from Caramel Baby & Child and Pretty Box Vintage 
(worn throughout).
Harleth wears ERDEM dress. Thaïs wears ELLERY dress, stylist’s own shirt. Children wear clothing from Caramel Baby & Child and Pretty Box Vintage (worn throughout).
FIFI CHACHNIL camisole, bodysuit and briefs.
FIFI CHACHNIL camisole, bodysuit and briefs.

“The best advice I was ever given was, focus on one thing at a time.”

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My all-time favourite love song is … Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game. The last time I said “I love you” was … Today. My pin-up boy is … Young David Bowie. Not many people know that I … Used to dance ballet for nine years. My home town now is … New York. My biggest indulgence is … Listening to music alone (really loud). I couldn’t live without … My earphones. I’m passionate about … Cooking. My father always … Helped me with computer games. My mother told me … Never be late. My defining personality trait is … Honesty. My life mantra is … Treat others the way you want to be treated. Right now, I really want to … Go on a vacation. Love at first sight is … Indescribable.

ELLERY coat.
ELLERY coat.
SAINT LAURENT dress.
SAINT LAURENT dress.
Christian Dior dress, jumper and shorts.
Christian Dior dress, jumper and shorts.

PHOTOGRAPHY Elina Kechicheva @ Shotview Photographers
FASHION Bridie Gilbert
MODEL Harleth Kuusik @ Elite
TALENT Thaïs Bellemere
HAIR Alexandry Costa @ ArtList
MAKEUP William Bartel @ ArtList
CHILDREN Tim Barron, Joseph Saincry, Neil Faveris-Essadi and Romeo Chapon
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Alex Sallé de Chou and Claire Frémond
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Alex Bainbridge
CASTING Ben Grimes Casting @ Webber Represents
PRODUCTION Sandra Wiedemann @ Shotview Photographers