IT’S the downside to being one of the planet’s top 50 models, walking runways from Paris to Milan, fronting campaigns for Gucci, Anna Sui and more, and gracing the cover of Vogue.

Madison Stubbington is in New York City on Sunday — missing Mother’s Day celebrations for her adored mum Yvette back home in Adelaide, which will include a country drive and dinner at a favourite Chinese restaurant with dad Rod and younger twin siblings Ella and Caleb.

That’s just one of the reasons 19-year-old “Madi’’ was excited to be in this stunning Sunday Mail shoot with Ella, 15 — now a fledgling model also signed to Pride Models and IMG Worldwide — and Yvette, 44.

Styled by Mirella Romano and photographed by Diana Melfi, it shows the genetically blessed trio at their most beautiful.

Madi says this first opportunity to share the modelling experience with her mum was a “day to remember”.

The top model admits she used to get “horribly homesick’’ as her career took her on faraway assignments.

‘‘But Mum and I check in with each other 24/7, sharing the day’s events or just a simple good morning/good night,’’ she says.

I know if I don’t check in, Mum won’t sleep ’til I answer her. I’m just thankful that we live in a time when Skype and Viber exist to make keeping in contact so easy.’’

Madi credits “super-supportive’’ Yvette — who has always worked in the hair and beauty industry — with encouraging her to “be the best at what I do’’ and independent from a young age.

She always has the best answer for matters great and small, but never made it seem as though her answer was the only one,’’ Madi says.

With a busy dance card of work, Madi is now looking forward to reuniting with Roma Mitchell Secondary College student Ella for a modelling job in Tokyo in July … “a great bonding experience for the both of us’’.

Source: adelaidenow.com.au

In the World of Fashion IMG – Pride Model Madi Stubbington struts the International Fashion Runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, modelling the latest fashion collections for designers Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino … just to name a few.
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 Madi was a highlight for Australian designers Watson X Watson and Jayson Brunsdon opening their Spring/Summer 15/16 shows on the Carriageworks runways in Sydney. Madi strut along to Katy Perry “Firework” in luxury fashions for Ellery’s night time show which opened the 20 year anniversary prestigious fashion event, and also for Australian Fashion label Alice McCALL and Australian Couturier Toni Maticevski.
Endearing to Australian designers, Madi also modelled for Dion Lee at his New York Fashion Week Shows and for Ellery at Paris Fashion Week.
Madi Stubbington, known for her red mane and chameleon style is a girl with dreams, who works hard to make them come true. Madi is a natural on the runway and infront of the lense, has been named among the top 50 models in the world, struts the runways at Sydney, New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week, has her very own Gucci shop window, a Vogue Italia Beauty cover, photographed by Annie Leibovitz and Peter Lindbergh for Anna Wintours Vogue fashion pages, and most recently the faerie face for MAC Cosmetics.
Here’s a slight insight into the girl behind the model, that rare mix of style, grace and joie de vivre, a new breed of model, in a class all of her own, whom with all her stardom manages to keep her heels/trainers firmly on the ground!
All the best for 2016 Madi! Luv B xxx

Opening the shows for Watson X Watson and Jayson Brunsdon at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia?
It’s always such a pleasure opening a show and I am very thankful to the designers/team. Opening a show you’re the first one on the runway, so it can be quite scary in the lead up/wait in line. But once your out there it’s amazing!

Wearing heels so effortlessly?
Before modelling I don’t think I had ever worn heels…Unless maybe when I was having fun with my dress up box at a much younger age. But I found that when I put my first proper pair of heels on it wasn’t as difficult as it looked…and with some practice up and down my hallway at home, I got much better. Now it kinda feels like second nature to put on a pair of high heels.

How old were you when you started modelling? How old now?
I had just turned 14 when I entered the Pride Models Modelling Competition and now I am 18.

Why did you want to be a model?
I’m not sure why I wanted to be a model…but I do remember that I would always read Dolly/Girlfriend magazine and pictured myself in one of the editorials.

What do your parents think of you modelling?
I’m sure my parents never foresaw me doing modelling. But they have supported, encouraged and followed my journey no matter where it takes me, and for that I am forever thankful.

Is the lifestyle tough?
The toughest part about the lifestyle would be the constant travelling, and always being away from home. I used to get so homesick, but luckily enough I meet nice people along my journey whom make it better, and as I travel more it becomes easier.

Favourite model?
I think Miranda Kerr can do no wrong. Her street style is something of an inspiration to me and she is Australian also.

What do you love about modelling?
All the new places I get to experience, because without modelling I most likely would never visit them.

Favourite zen time?
Drinking coffee

Your favourite city?
I love NYC! I’m not sure why I like it so much…maybe it’s that it is open pretty much 24/7 or that the life seems so simple…and the buzz that comes with the craziness of everything happening around you. Some girls I talk to can’t stand the non-stop city life…but I find it great!

Spending time with your Mum in New York City?
It was such a good time with mum in NYC. Was nice to be able to show her how I work and live and show her around the big apple. We bonded and laughed. I wish we could do it all more often. Yes we ate gelato pretty much everyday. We made a point to try all the good gelato and coffee places. The best gelato was actually from Eataly just FYI.

Paris? Lifestyle? Eating snails?
Paris is definately not a crazy busy city like NY. In Paris you can walk without having to swerve out of someones way every 5 seconds…the only downside after staying in NY, is that not everything is open 24/7 in Paris…but that’s forgivable as they make up for it with their fresh produce markets held through out the week. Eating snails was a once of thing, now I can say I have done it and I’m happy with that.

Ellery show in Paris?
It was a great experience to be apart of Ellerys first on schedule show. The backstage was buzzing with fun and laughter, everyone was pretty relaxed, and when the show started there was a lot of dancing in the line up. And having good music to walk to is always a good thing.

Favourite designer? Favourite show so far?
Tough question. I don’t think I have a favourite designer anymore…all of them are ones I would love to work for these days. Louis Vuitton took me to Palm Springs, and I had never thought about going there, so that has made it one of my favourite shows so far.

Who would you love to meet in the fashion world?
I would have to say Miranda Kerr, I think she is so beautiful and she is one of my style icons.

Are you a high end shopper or high street shopper?
I like to shop at places like H&M, Forever 21, Zara, Sportsgirl etc, but now I also find myself wanting more of the name brand items…I recently bought my first pair of Balenciaga shoes!

What is your favourite beauty product?
My ‘Caudalie’ beauty elixir. I love the minty fresh feeling it has when I spray it on my face.

Favourite accessories?
My small diamond studs, they were a gift from my mum and dad.

Favourite TV series?
Pretty Little Liars, Bones, Castle and Modern Family.

Favourite song?
‘Cheerleader’ by OMI. I love to run to this song also, because it has such a great beat.

Dreams that have come true?
It’s always been one of my goals/dreams to be on the shop windows and Gucci has made that dream come true.

Accomplishments since MBFWA?
I had another great fashion season, got to work for great magazines like Vogue, Numero, Elle etc & of course my Gucci campaign which I’m very excited and happy about, and that’s my biggest thing since we last wrote.

Positive influencers in your life?
Family, friends, bookers at my agency.

Will your sister Ella follow?
Not sure how she feels about modelling, but she has had offers from Balenciaga already and my mother agency Pride are happy to take her on once she turns 14, so we shall see what the future brings.

Personal highlights?
I got to travel to Cancun in Mexico for an editorial and bought my very first designer handbag Louis Vuitton, which I’m in love with!

Your favourite things?
Peanut butter, coffee, comfy beds, the smell of new things and my family.

Your New Year Wish?
To begin my online studies in Nutritional Medicine.

Source: belindacaseyfashion.tumblr.com

FROM schoolgirl to international supermodel, Adelaide’s Madison Stubbington admits she’s come a long way in the past four years.

The striking redhead from Northgate has risen to the top of the modelling world, fronting campaigns for Gucci and MAC cosmetics, and strutting the catwalk in New York, Milan and Paris.

The 18-year-old was also recently named alongside Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid as one of the top 50 models on the planet by models.com.

It’s pretty surreal,” Stubbington told The Advertiser in an exclusive interview.

Seeing my Gucci campaign on Fifth Avenue in New York…it was on the side of the Gucci store… was the first real big campaign that I’d seen so that was pretty amazing.

Each year has gotten better and better and I’m very grateful.

Discovered when she won the 2011 Pride Models International Model Search competition, Stubbington spends up to nine months of the year overseas, mostly in New York.

Back in Adelaide for the holidays, she admitted modelling wasn’t all glamour.

It has its great perks, you get to travel the world obviously, but the flying is definitely not glamorous, I hate flying,” she said.

And the makeup and hair looks great in the photos, but it takes hours to do. But in the end it’s all totally worth it.

As for what’s in store for 2016, Stubbington, who will walk at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week at the end of the month, said “it’s still a little up in the air” .

I’d love to do a Vogue cover, I’ve always wanted to do that.

Source: adelaidenow.com.au