If you've been watching the VM Insta at all, you've seen the beautiful alien princess who has abducted our hearts, Valentina Ruby. This babe spent the day soaking up a little preview of the summer sunshine in our new metal bikini tops (now available for pre-order!) and giving a glimpse of the personality behind those eyes so blue and dimples as deep as every pool we want to skinny dip in. All photos taken by Babe #2, Daria Kobayashi Ritch (see more of her at http://www.dkrphotography.com/), whose work we've lusted over in mags like Oyster, i-D, Live FAST, and Nylon. Daria's photos communicate a feeling that is the epitome of a cool carefree girl, dreamy and effortless, but entirely earnest. Catch the vibes below to hold you over until summer finally hits!
Spring is here! And the warm weather makes us want to live it up a little more! If you could take a break and go and do anything, what would you do?
I'd probably be spending most of my time at the beach!
As a model what inspires you the most when you are working with someone on a job?
We dressed you up in our new metal bikinis and cool vintage and walked you around the streets of Highland Park. How would you wear & style these metal bikinis in your real life?
I'd also style them with vintage! All my clothes are from thrift stores or vintage shops!
What’s your best advice to girls this Spring about life? What do you think is a great way of living it?