When the jacket image for
the upcoming James Bond continuation novel Devil
May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks, was revealed
last week - cover model Tuuli Shipster joined the "Bond
She began her modelling
career at the age of 16 when she joined top modelling
The daughter of a diplomat, she is well travelled
and has lived all over the world in countries including
Russia, India and South Africa.
Tuuli studied at Marlborough
College and gained 5 A Levels in Russian, Politics,
Maths, English, and General Studies. During her gap year
starred in a hugely successful advertising campaign
for Pretty Polly which marked the beginning of her modelling
Campaigns with Arena, Cosmopolitan, Jitrois,
Harpers Bazaar, Byblos Blu and a role in Richard Curtis'
Love Actually followed. This encouraged her to pursue her
fashion career as opposed to a life of academia.
on a shoot for Elle Macpherson Intimates that she met
Rankin and so began a professional partnership on many
projects - including a 40 page spread for German publication
Quest and a book, Tuulitastic: A Photographic Love Letter
- that has spanned three years.
Above: Tuuli as featured on the November
2006 edition of GQ (Germany)