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Unconventional Beauty

The features others point out as flaws are the features that set you apart from the pack. Embrace your uniqueness today! Here's some unconventional beauties.
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Gemma Ward

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Gemma Ward

She started the doe eye and baby face model trend. With widely spread eyes she became the face of Hermes, Burberry, D&G, Swarovski, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Jil Sander, Jill Stewart, John Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld and took over the reign of Calvin Klein's Obsession perfume from Kate Moss.


Agyness Deyn

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Agyness Deyn

Know for her hair and androgynous look. Agyness ended up on covers of Vogue, winning model of the year in 07' and has fronted campaigns like Giorgio Armani and Burberry perfume The Beat.


Kristen McMenamy

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Kristen McMenamy

Turned down from every modeling agency for her unconventional looks Kristen showed them all wrong. She continued on and rose up through the ranks of models and then past the supers of the 90's. She is still a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld, Vogue, Chanel and Calvin Klein.


Lara Stone

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Lara Stone

Crooked teeth and a slightly larger build (4-6) than your normal sized model (2-4) and a slightly smaller shoe size (7). Lara broke through the fashion scene in 08'. She did campaigns that year for Givenchy, H&M, Belstaff, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and Jil Sander. Lara hasn't slowed down yet.


Guinevere Van Seenus

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Guinevere Van Seenus

From Voguepedia: "She is characterized by contradiction. She’s coolly androgynous, but with a bodacious poitrine; her heat-generating sexiness is offset by the placidity of a Dutch milkmaid."

This bodacious milkmaid has been the muse for a photo exhibition of Paulo Roversi. She is the muse to many. She has fronted Chanel, Miu Miu exclusive, Prada, Versace and Jil Sander.


Karen Elson

Mar 18, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Karen Elson

In 1997 Karen's eyebrows were shaved for the cover of Italian Vogue. Her hair dyed electric red. It earned her the label "Le Freak." The next season she gets canceled from shows and editorials for being too large. She continued on regardless and there were some who supported her.

Now she is an icon in the industry. Karl Lagerfeld once said "there will never be another Karen Elson."


Tyra Banks

Mar 19, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Tyra Banks

Her forehead was the punchline of many jokes growing up. Today she's embraced it and now, well you know who she is.


Lindsey Wixon

Mar 19, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Lindsey Wixon

She's known for her pillow lips and crooked teeth. At first many didn't understand her beauty but now it's grown on almost everyone.


Hannelore Knuts

Mar 19, 2014
Unconventional Beauty | Hannelore Knuts

Belgium model Hannelore Knuts has strong features and an even stronger personality. She has been described in the past as an 'odd' beauty. This odd beauty has been on the cover of Vogue 7 times.