Top model Selena Forrest stars in the cover story of WSJ. Magazine‘s April 2023 edition lensed by fashion photographer Angelo Pennetta. In charge of styling was Julia Sarr-Jamois, with production by Select Services. Beauty is work of hair stylist Mustafa Yanaz, makeup artist Susie Sobol, and manicurist Andrea Vieira. For the session Selena is wearing selected pieces from top brands such as Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Dsquared2, Khaite, Michael Kors Collection, Hermès, Akris, Fendi, Gucci, Sarah Sokol for Christian Siriano, Ferragamo, Lynn Paik, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz, Missoni, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Tory Burch, Valentino, and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.
Forrest on being approached by a scout at Huntington Beach California:
“The lady who scouted me was telling me, ‘You can’t work until you get your braces off-and you should probably get a nose job,’ ”
“I’m strong-minded; I was like, damn, that’s f-d up,” Forrest says, and in lieu of an orthodontist appointment, she took an unconventional approach to removing her braces, using her father’s tools to take them off herself.
“They pop off really easily, actually,” she says. “But I wouldn’t recommend trying that at home.”
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez on Forrest:
“She has this very unusual combination, hypnotic at times, of a soft and tender quality that is offset…by a strong and independent demeanor,” says the pair via email, describing the way Forrest is able to quickly go from polished to tomboy.
Forrest on finding happiness outside of modeling:
“The things that I do in my career don’t bring me the happiness that I’m looking for.”
Forrest on prioritizing me-time:
“Work can be so fast-paced, and here I have a big backyard. I’m just soaking in the nature and the sunshine.”
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