Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KARISMATIC|KARIS ALDERS





































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IN CONVERSATION|KARIS ALDERS

Name|Karis Alders
Age|21
Hometown|Saldus, Latvia (Population: 10,000)
Capital of Latvia|Riga

How did you get discovered?
Friend of mine, (Top women model, Ieva Laguna) send some of my pictures to my mother agency due to the fact that we are from the same town! Here I am in NYC, living the dream!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was playing ice hockey, basketball and having fun with friends, usual stuff a guy my age would do...
People would be surprised to know that I...
Through modeling, I think finally found my career direction. I discovered who I am. I think without fashion and travel, I wouldn't have gotten to this point. Kind of got enlightened about life!
What's your latest obsession?
Prior to modeling, my obsession was to be a professional sport athlete in the field of Ice Hockey!
Your most prize possession?
Stones with strong healing energies, like Amethyst and Fluoride 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
In spirituality, David Icke. I would recommend your readers to watch his lectures. He discussed conspiracy theories, healing powers and helping others...I think the world need more people like him!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my girlfriend, Diana...I love you!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Friendly, Helpful, Thankful and Harmonic
Describe your personal style:
A mix...from trade from doing shows etc. Random jeans, colorful shirts, sweaters with floral prints. Basically looks that lift you up through colors and prints.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
N.Y.C.; Alps, Shanghai (Doing the Dior Homme show)
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Matrix—Scene: About the pill before Neo took it!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Player: Ernesto Gulbis
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Saldus, Latvia—I will take you to Sigulda: It is a nice place with hills, river and woods. Very healing!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Italian cuisine cooking show. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
Favorite moment in modeling:
Walking my first show for Jil Sander
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
Sending love all over the world...Peace!

Clothing: Sweater by Timo Weiland; polo shirt by Prada; blazer by Topman; jeans by J.Lindeberg; blue shirt by Patrik Ervell; shoes by Dr. Martens; floral print tank t-shirt, Karlis' own; leather bracelet by Giles & Brother; shirt with red stripes collar by Antonio Azzuolo

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Jeanna Ridout|IMG
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Karis Alders|IMG
Special thanks to Jeanna Ridout and the men's board at IMG; Marissa Lee at Topman; Karis for his taking time from his weekend to meet up with JTC  and collaborate with JTC on this feature!
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