Top model Karmen Pedaru morphs into a modern times teddy girl, styled by Benedetta Dell’Orto Zineroni (Casati — whew!). Photographer Max Vadukul flashes the teddy-trend looks from Celine, Dior, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saint Laurent and more for ELLE UK September 2019./ Hair by Leon Gorman; makeup by Jo Frost
Top model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Charles Varenne in ‘Night Fever’, lensed by Zoey Grossman for ELLE US August 2019./ Hair by Brent Lawler; makeup by Mariel Barrera
Top model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Morgan Pilcher in ‘Cool To Be Kind’ — as in how to be kind to yourself and your body by connecting with nature. Photographer Alexandra Nataf captures the rough elegance fashion story for Porter Magazine #32 Summer 2019.
“For the first time” ever, researchers have conducted a study on the most effective dose of an urban nature experience to counteract the effects of modern stress. That stress kills over time with high-cortisol levels that promote inflammation in the body with a corrosive, degenerative effective on key organs and psychological wellbeing.
AOC is always interested in how fierce women are portrayed in fashion and pop culture. We dive into the archives for this Vogue Paris June/July 2012 editorial ‘La Sauvage’. Model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Geraldine Saglio in animal prints and other wild woman looks lensed by Hans Feurer.
The editorial brings to mind recent GlamTribal Blog posts about elephant conservation in Africa. We checked back in with Faye Cuevas, a former military intelligence expert now a key, front-line leader in Kenya’s anti-poaching effort.
Faye’s brand new effort is Team Lioness, the first all-female ranger squad in Kenya. Going forward, Cuevas wants one in four new hires among conservation rangers to be women. Right on, Faye. Faye is not alone in promoting women rangers in Africa.
We are admittedly caught off-guard by the loudest voice for hiring women rangers, Aussie sharp-shooter Damien Mander has just created Zimbabwe’s all-female ‘Akashinga’ anti-poaching force in Phundundu Wildlife Park. Mander pulls no punches and sounds like Hillary Clinton when the topic is women in the developing world.
Mander believes that putting the well-being of wildlife in the expertly trained hands of women could usher in a new way of carrying out conservation. In Mander’s vast experience, he believes that women rangers will create conservation practices that are far less violent, while empowers women and improving communities in the process.
Model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Inmaculada Jimenez in casual denim and cozy tops for ‘Easy Chic’. Photographer Mario Sierra is behind the lens for ELLE France January 4, 2019./ Beauty by Vicky Marcos
Top model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Kerstin Schneider in 'Neutral Ground', lensed by Marcin Tyszka for Harper's Bazaar US June/July 2018./ Hair & makeup by Miguel Angel Tragacete