Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Top Newcomers

Style.com and models.com have yet to come up with the full top 10 newcomers list. So here I am trying my luck to see how many hits that I predicted will come true on either or both sites. These girls are my personal favourite too; those that leave an impression (or two) on me. Here goes starting from:

# 10: Hannah Holman
The hype is on because she was Miu Miu campaign girl last fall and was on the Prada and (opens) Miu Miu resort show. But did not repeat Prada and Miu Miu for S/S 2010, she was at Fendi, Chanel, Valentino and Louis Vuitton this season and walked a total of 18 shows. Not a very impressive season but still her name is somewhat known.

#9: Lindsay Wixson
There's something about this girl. Her face is unique in that she has little chubby cheeks and a very tiny bee-stung lips. Exclusive for Prada and Miu Miu. You can either love her or loathe her. For the moment, Miucca Prada loves her and that only means one thing- an ad campaign for Prada or Miu Miu next?

#8: Shu Pei Qin
Shu Pei has been in this business for quite a while but this is her biggest season yet, walking for Prada, Marni, Fendi, Chanel, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and the list goes on. Shu Pei walked an impressive 47 shows- 28 of which she walked at Milan and Paris. Apart from Liu Wen, she is the most sought after Chinese model of the moment. Will this means more editorials and campaigns to come?

#7: R'el Dade
She looks a little like Lyndsey Scott but more grown up and mature, I should say. R'el debuted at the Valentino Haute Couture Fall 09 show. R'el started slow walking for (among others) Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rad Hourani at NY , Etro, Emporio and Giorgio Armani at Milan before hitting it big at Paris with top shows like Hermes, Christian Dior , Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino.

#6: Bregje Heinen
Look at her impressive Milan and Paris shows and you will immediately fall for this girl. Among of her total 33 shows are Fendi, Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, Loewe, Lanvin and Louis Vuitton. Being compared to Lily Donaldson has only skyrocketed her career. Just 16 but she have this calm composure. Definitely a must watch!

#5: Jacquelyn Jablonski
What can I say- she was everywhere. By doing so, Jacquelyn has not only walked 58 shows, she is instantly recognised on the catwalk. Her feline look, green captivating eyes makes me think her of a younger more mellow version of Catherine McNeil. The all American girl certainly get all the attention.

#4: Ginta Lapina
First look at Ginta and I immediately thinks of a charater out of Harry Porter world. She has this magical twinkle in her eyes and she is just so young looking, like a little girl lost in the fashion world yet she is just so captivating. Ginta is from Latvia and has been around since 2005. I wonder why it takes so long for her to be noticed. She still looks so young, I wonder how old could she be now?

#3: Anastasia Kuznetsova
A top 10 would not be complete without a Russian stunner. Stunning indeed is Anastasia, opening for Rodarte, Herve Leger and Max Azria at NY. Anastasia walked all four capitals and was a Prada/ Miu Miu girl. Beautiful girl like a fairy from a fairytale.

#2: Frida Gustavsson
This is a close fight. Frida had a staggering 60 shows this season, the most walked by a newcomer. I have loved her since she opened for Valentino Haute Couture. This girl is MAJOR, she'll be in lots of editorials, covers and campaigns. Maybe the next Toni Garrn.

#1: Mirte Maas
It's either Mirte or no one else. She has been blue-chip all along fashion week. Starting by opening Alexander Wang and Donna Karan at NY, walking Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte among others. Skipped London and refreshed at Milan by walking Versace, Jil Sander, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta and Fendi (and more) and storms Paris at Balenciaga, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Gareth Pugh,Giles,Givenchy,Hermes,Karl Lagerfeld,Louis Vuitton,Lanvin,Miu Miu,Nina Ricci,Rick Owens,Valentino, closing Roland Mouret and opening
Yves Saint Laurent on the way. And, if that's not enough, style.com has named her Next Top Model.

(source :style.com and tfs via FaithAkiyama)

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