Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Ymre

4. Ymre... One

Prada's choices in models are amongst the most influential in the industry. This season, they couldn't of made their choice of One's Ymre Stiekema any clearer than by placing her solo in their resort campaign, the only new model to appear there since fall 2005. Opening the show for Spring 2009 made it even clearer that Ymre was soon to be legend and a follow up spot in their Spring 2009 Campaign solidified her status. The editorial options are piling up and Ymre looks like she's here to stay.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Yulia

5. Yulia... Women

Women's Yulia Kharlapanova is a star. I noticed her back in March and Yulia did not disappoint for Spring 2009. Booking every show that mattered this season, Lanvin, Jil Sander, Gucci, Rodarte, Miu Miu and Closing Prada just to name a few, Yulia seems like she's been doing this for decades. The International law student has already booked some major editorials and Campaigns including Moschino and D&G, and despite a devastating Prada tumble, Yulia is here to stay. This leggy Russian is on the rise, and is easily one of the seasons strongest faces.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Imogen

6. Imogen... Next

Imogen not only has one of the most unique names in the industry currently, but she also has an incredibly effervescent prescience. First marc by Marc and Rodarte, next Prada, Mcqueen and Miu Miu. Imogen is here to stay. This is not the typical model success story however, Imogen switched agencies post season despite her success at the time. We are curious to see what piles up for Imogen as her star status increases... stay tuned. This Imogen will not get lost in the heap.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Myf

7. Myf... Next

With a name that is so close to Myth, the skeptics were out in full force. Next's Myf Shepherd proved them all wrong and more as the small featured Aussie teen conquered nearly every runways that mattered for Spring 2009. Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Jil Sander, Gucci and Prada all found refuge in Myf and the legend was born. Major, Magnificent, Majestic... Myf.

V have a Winner!

Meet 5'10" Canadian Addison Gill, the new winner of the V Magazine/ Supreme model search. A year in the making, it looks like they came out of this search with a serious star. Keep watch for this one, she's sure to be huge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Sophie

8. Sophie... IMG

IMG's strongest contender for new face this season is the ultra leggy Sophie Srej. If history proves right, this girls show start is the perfect recipe for modeling longevity and success. One part Calvin exclusive, a spoonful of Prada shortly followed by a dash of Chloe and Marni makes Sophie a shoe in on any list. Sophie has shot V magazine, Numero and Italian Vogue in recent months and believe me, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned as her star keeps rising and we all find ourselves in Sophie's wake.

Who's Next? Katty

Every season, there is one girl that creates a kind of pre-season buzz that leaves casting directors waiting with baited breath until they can book the girl. This season, that girl is Katty Ukhanova from New York Models. We are sure she's going to be everywhere in February, Stay tuned.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Nimue

9. Nimue... Women

Nimue Smit is young, yes, but how many models can say that they've landed the Prada/ Miu Miu exclusive and opened the latter? Nimue is from the Netherlands and it has been non-stop editorial for Women's newest face. That's not all though, with the Prada Spring 2009 campaign being fronted by multiple models for the first time in years, Nimue is a very strong contender. We expect big things from Miss Smit, keep both eyes peeled.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just a Thought... Aussies at Next

Is it just me or does Next New York have a major Australian break out nearly every season? First Alexandra Agoston, then Catherine Mcneil, Abbey Lee, and now Myf Shepherd and Sarah Stephens. Makes you wonder who's next at Next?

The Magnificent 10... Spring 2009... Katie

Spring/ Summer 2009 brought along close to twenty strong new faces, and some major fashion memories. Think Prada tumbles, Mcqueen fumbles, Agency crumbles and the meteoric rise of Arlenis Sosa Pena. It's been a season like no other, so you can imagine the difficulty i faced in choosing the top 10 NEW faces of the season. You'll be seeing my top 10 faces daily over the next few weeks so stay tuned to see who rises to the top. This season was epic.

10. Katie... Next

Katie Fogarty had a slow start in New York, but it didn't take long for casting dynamo Russell Marsh to catch on the this American's classic, angular beauty. Katie walked exclusively for Prada in Milan and despite tripping in the impossible shoes (even runway veteran Stam took a tumble), Katie left the fashion world buzzing. Look for this 5'10" St. Louis native in some major magazines over the next few months. It's a Next world, we're just lucky to live in it.