After gracing catwalks across the globe, being adorned in the finest fabrics, doing her ravishing walk and being the always charming personality she is now a mere breath away from becoming the next Nr.1 super-model. It's a sheer impossibility not to embrace her inimitable sense of style, here is...
When Maas visited New York in 1998, he accidentally 'bumped' into Amanda Lepore at the David LaChapelle's show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Maas was fascinated by her looks as the result of many plastic surgery. Her looks were based on the Jessica Rabbit cartoon character (who framed Roger Rabbit) The idea that a person of flesh and blood transforms herself into a cartoon character led to the idea of a cartoon who has the ambition to become a person of flesh and blood and lives her life in our world.
Years later a careless sketch (a cartoonstyle fashion illustration entitled 'Baboes') was noticed by friend and editor Maurits Brands. He introduced Baboes to LINK-magazine where she starred her first publication. The plan to let Baboes appear in a trendreport twice a year is where her virtual life and model-career starts.
A spontaneous introduction of the first Baboes artworks to Hallmark in the Netherlands, led to the release of the first Baboes-diary, an international style guide was designed and her name was changed to 'Babelle'. Here you find a brief summary of Babelle history.
The concept that she escaped the cartoonworld to start a model-career in our 'real' life led to an impressive portfolio of images that are a combination of photography and drawing.
Through the years Babelle became more and more alive. She was asked to give interviews, she featured magazines all around the world, joined the London fashionweek in 2008, had her own stationary line in Brazil ( twice! ) and encouraged young fashion talents to expose their designs and join Babellissimo, her online talentscouting.
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