April 14, 2014

Josephine Skriver

From playing soccer at HIK, the socccerclub she used to play for, to walking shows for Oscar de la Renta and Zac PosenJosephine Skriver is a half German, half Danish girl born on April 14, 1993 in Copenhagen, Denmark started modelling in Copenhagen in 2008 and is now a successful young model. 

It all started when Josephine's lesbian mother has decided to place an ad for a sperm-donor. ''My mother placed an ad where she wrote that she looked for a man to have children with. My father answered, and that's how I came into the world,'' she told the Danish magazine, Cover.

Growing up she was a sporty-girl, she played soccer at HIK, a soccer club based in Copenhagen. She has also modelled as a baby for a local Danish packaging of Pampers.

Diane Von Furstenburg S/S '13 | Chanel Pre-Fall '14 (Métiers D'Art Dallas) | Giambattista Valli F/W '11 (Paris Haute Couture)
She went to New York City with her soccer-team and  was approached about her modeling potential, back in Denmark she told her family about it. After a while Friend of an aunt contacted Unique Models and soon she started modelling local. Two years later she debuted the F/W '11 international shows, she walked a total of 54 shows in Paris, Milan and New York. 

Last year she also got to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time! Like her bestfriend and now roomie Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Josephine recently walked Chanel's Metiers d'Art 2013 show in Dallas and ended the year with walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time!

Now, she's the face of Armani Exchange and Tommy Hilfiger Denim's Spring/Summer 2014 campaigns and she's a regular for H&M and Victoria's Secret. 

The Society Management
For awhile Josephine has been openly discussing about the fact that both her parents are members of the LGBT-Community. She and her little brother Oliver call themselves "Rainbow Kids". Her mother is a lesbian and her father is gay, her mother has decided to place an ad in a local lgbt-magazine looking for a donor, it's kind of funny, "my life started in a magazine and now all I do is appear in magazines." She told Buzzfeed tha Growing up in Denmark was easy as they're not judgemental at al. As a kid her mom gave her an advice -for life, I'd say, "you have to be really open about it, it's important not to hide who you are, because as soon as you are embarrassed about something people are going to mock you about that." That is why in school she never really got teased. 

She also said that she was the one who dragged her parents to Gayprides, she was so proud of them. She wants other kids from gayparents to know that it's not that bad, because for instance "you're sure your parents love you, because they really, really wanted you in the first place. Gay people having a baby — it's never just, "Whoops!""

I'm pretty sure we'll see more of Josephine in 2014, looking forward to it!

''I think fashion is a place where there's room for everyone.''

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