The rising star on the modeling scene Rebecca Leigh Longendyke at Women Management lands the cover story of WSJ. Magazine‘s May 2019 edition captured by fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey. In charge of styling was Anastasia Barbieri, with beauty from hair stylist Sophie Roberts, and makeup artist Sandra Cooke. Prop styling by Michelle Freeman.
For New Horizons story captured at New Zealand’s South Island landscapes, American model is wearing selected pieces from Etro, Paco Rabanne, Philosophy, Hermes, Alaia, 4 Moncler Simone Rocha, Ulla Johnson, Ann Demeulemeester, Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Coach 1941, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci.
In 11th grade, Longendyke was scouted by a modeling agency, whose owner sent her a direct message via Facebook. After going on a test shoot, she decided the work wasn’t for her. “I didn’t feel super confident or comfortable doing it, and I wanted to go to college,” she says. “So I said, ‘OK, no thank you. But in the future if I’m interested I’ll definitely contact you.’”
After her freshman year at Binghampton, she needed a summer job, and it occurred to her to give modeling another try. Her first shoot was for an athletic brand—one day, an easy stint. She says she realized, “Oh, wow,you can actually do this and make money.”
Of her WSJ. Magazine’s cover shoot, Longendyke says, “The styling was very dreamy, white and lacy and pretty,” she says, “and every location was spectacular.”
Photo credit: © Lachlan Bailey for WSJ. Magazine
WSJ. Magazine’s May Issue is available on newsstands May 4, 2019 – www.wsj.com