Angolan supermodel Maria Borges lands the cover of ELLE South Africa, November 2016 edition shot by fashion photographer Jacques Weyers. The ELLE team, with editor-in-chief Emilie Gambade and fashion director Tarryn Oppel, shot the “Just Met A Girl Named Maria” cover story over two days, using exclusively Kenzo x H&M collection, which hits select stores worldwide on November 3rd. Beauty artist Sebastine Pepler completes the looks with hair and makeup. Inside the issue Maria discusses her journey to international supermodeldom.

On first walking the catwalk alongside the world’s most famous models, she recalls: “I couldn’t believe it. I mean, it felt like I was just back home watching Fashion TV all the time, and here were the women I had seen on the small screen!”

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Maria Borges for ELLE South Africa November 2016

 

Maria Borges for ELLE South Africa November 2016

Publication: ELLE South Africa, November 2016
Models(s): Maria Borges
Photographer(s): Jacques Weyers
Fashion Director: Tarryn Oppel
Hair & Makeup: Sebastine Pepler

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