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Kendall Jenner is conjuring up images of much warmer days courtesy of her latest modeling turn, which sees her posing up in a series of summery, sun-soaked images for a striking jewelry campaign. 

While the 26-year-old model is currently enjoying a snowy ski getaway in Aspen with her friends, her newly-released photo shoot for high-end accessories brand Messika couldn’t be further away from the frosty Colorado climate. 

Shot in St Tropez during summer 2021, the photos see Kendall modeling a variety of sleek swimwear while strike a pose in a turquoise swimming pool – all the while dripping in a collection of dazzling diamonds. 

In one image, the model can be seen sporting a slicked back wet-look ‘do, with her bejeweled hands held up to her head. The photo sees her donning a plunging long-sleeved black wet suit, which emphasizes her layered gold-and-diamond necklaces. 

Strike a pose: Kendall Jenner conjures up images of summer in her latest fashion campaign for high-end jewelry brand Messika, which was shot in St Tropez over the same 

If you've got it... The images see the 26-year-old showing off her trim and toned figure while posing on a beach in the South of France

If you’ve got it… The images see the 26-year-old showing off her trim and toned figure while posing on a beach in the South of France 

Feeling blue: According to the brand, Kendall was chosen as its latest spokesperson because she 'represents today’s alpha woman'

Feeling blue: According to the brand, Kendall was chosen as its latest spokesperson because she ‘represents today’s alpha woman’

Lounging around: Kendall was just as complimentary about the brand, praising its 'beautiful pieces' which she has been seen sporting on a number of occasions in the past

Lounging around: Kendall was just as complimentary about the brand, praising its ‘beautiful pieces’ which she has been seen sporting on a number of occasions in the past 

Another photo shows Kendall wearing the same zip-up wetsuit while lounging in the pool, with one hand in the water, while the other is clasping a chunky gold chain around her neck as she glares at the camera. 

As well as her wetsuit, the Kardashian-Jenner sibling also donned several other sporty looks for the shoot – which took place in July 2021 – including a long-sleeved black crop top and skin-tight booty shorts, which accentuated her incredibly trim and toned stomach. 

Taking a break from black, she also added several metallic blue pieces to her wardrobe for the shoot, including a shimmering bomber jacket, and a cropped turtle neck, which she paired with several dainty diamond chains around her neck and wrist. 

According to Messika designer Valerie Messika, the campaign was intended to emphasize Kendall’s natural ‘energy and radiance’, with a brand statement describing the model as being ‘in control of her own destiny’.

‘The photographs merge Kendall Jenner’s elegant figure with the natural infinite effect of the landscape,’ the brand explained.  

There she goes: As well as sleek swimwear, Kendall also models workoutwear in the campaign, with the brand saying it wanted to capture her 'energy and radiance' in the photos

There she goes: As well as sleek swimwear, Kendall also models workoutwear in the campaign, with the brand saying it wanted to capture her ‘energy and radiance’ in the photos 

Model stare: Kendall was shot by photographer Chris Colls, who previously snapped Kate Moss when she posed for Messika

Model stare: Kendall was shot by photographer Chris Colls, who previously snapped Kate Moss when she posed for Messika 

Polar opposites: The model is currently enjoying a snowy ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado, with friends - a far cry from the heat of summer that is captured in her Messika campaign

Polar opposites: The model is currently enjoying a snowy ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado, with friends – a far cry from the heat of summer that is captured in her Messika campaign  

Bling thing: Kendall described the brand's pieces as 'beautiful', noting that her shoot helped her to better understand the 'craftsmanship' that goes into every single design

Bling thing: Kendall described the brand’s pieces as ‘beautiful’, noting that her shoot helped her to better understand the ‘craftsmanship’ that goes into every single design

‘Capturing the immensity of the sea joining the sky, each image is a manifesto of freedom. That of a young woman in an iridescent blue lamé swimsuit or jacket taking a break in the clear water or running across crisp white sand. 

‘Whatever her choice, her attitude reflects her brilliance. Between athleisure and performance, her outfits have the energy of a woman well in her life, in her time and of the moment, whose body and mind are in perfect harmony. 

‘In control of her own destiny, she represents today’s alpha woman.’ 

Designer Valerie added: ‘I wanted to illustrate a subtle alliance between grace and strength and capture an image of an alpha woman with a mysterious and hypnotic aura; Kendall perfectly embodied that for me.’

And Kendall was just as complimentary about the brand – which she has been seen wearing on a number of occasions, both in her personal life and for red carpet events. 

Brrr: The model is currently enjoying a snowboarding trip in Aspen, Colorado, with her friends, where she has had to swap her swimsuits for warm skiwear

Brrr: The model is currently enjoying a snowboarding trip in Aspen, Colorado, with her friends, where she has had to swap her swimsuits for warm skiwear  

Favorite: Kendall began vacationing in Aspen when she was a child, alongside her father, Caitlyn Jenner, and mom Kris

Favorite: Kendall began vacationing in Aspen when she was a child, alongside her father, Caitlyn Jenner, and mom Kris

Favorite: Kendall began vacationing in Aspen when she was a child, alongside her father, Caitlyn Jenner, and mom Kris

‘I am very happy to have been chosen by Messika for its new campaign,’ the model said in a statement. 

‘Its jewelry has always reminded me of Paris, one of my favorite cities. During the shoot, I was able to see so many beautiful pieces, which gave me a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship of the house that goes into even the smallest earring.’ 

At the time of the shoot, behind-the-scenes images captured the tricks of the trade used by the brand in order to capture the perfect pictures – with paparazzi photos revealing that Kendall jogged along a treadmill on the beach in order to achieve the ideal snap of her running along the location’s dazzling white sands. 

Over the past few days, Kendall has traded sand for snow while enjoying a getaway in Aspen, Colorado, with her close friend Fai Khadra, where she has been seen making the most of her time on the mountains by hitting the slopes on her snowboard. 

The model was seen bundled up an all-black ski gear while strolling through the Highlands Ski Area on Sunday – before adding a metallic silver ski jacket over the top of her look. 

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