Arizona Muse is simply delicious. Currently world #5 on models.com (which is a BIG FAT DEAL in model-speak), the brunette-bobbed-babe is much more than a pretty face. This self-assured honey is a working single mum (son Nikko was born in 2009) and has bagged enough campaigns and magazine covers in the past year to fund her baby’s school fees for life. I’m counting seven Vogue covers to date, as well as the latest Isabel Marant and Fendi campaigns (pictured below).
The first time I noticed her was early last year at the FW10/11 shows, although her breakout was scoring an exclusive for Prada in the September shows 2010. In a sea of leggy eastern European adolescents, Arizona – who, funnily enough, was also born in the state of Arizona in the US – parts them down the middle and stands out as a cut above the rest. Anna Wintour describes her as “a gorgeous, smart grown up” with “shades of Linda Evangelista and Natalia Vodianova”. High praise indeed. Her niche at the moment is the ‘wholesome/slightly-more-grown-up-than-the-average-waif’ look, and she’s got it covered. There’s no other girl in the top 50 who comes close.