Heidi Klum made the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s Russian edition. [Design Scene]

• In this video, Model Alliance Advisory Board member Coco Rocha talks about her Irish dancing background. [Vimeo]

• Danish model Josephine Skriver tells The Cut: “I was probably what you would call a nerd. I always liked the scientific subjects the most. My mom is an IT analyst, and my dad works at Copenhagen University and is a trained Marine biologist.” [The Cut]

Steven Meisel shot plus-size model Candice Huffine for the September issue of W. Huffine got two shots in an editorial that also features Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy, and Raquel Zimmerman. [Ford Models Blog]

• “When Bruce Weber was taking pictures of me like a month later my friends woke me up in the middle of the night and said come to Times Square with us, so I went to Times Square and that’s when they used to put the big billboards of models up there and I looked up and saw a huge billboard of just me and a portrait of my face and it said underneath ‘American Beauty.’ And I had never thought of myself as beautiful, I never really thought of myself as American because I was Japanese and I coudn’t…it was just one of these things where it was almost overwhelming.” Jenny Shimizu discusses her career and her activism for LGBT rights and AIDS causes in this interview. There’s also an interview with Tao Okamoto, in which she cops to checking Cute Overload daily. [Stylecaster]

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