Meet one brand new face who has just been signed by IMG's new-ish Australian modelling division, who will be included in its MBFWA show pack – 19 year old Elle Brittain from Melbourne.
Scouted online within the last month by Brigette Mitchell from Adelaide’s Finesse Models, Brittain was signed to IMG Models Australia a fortnight ago.
With high profile models such as Lara Stone and Georgia May Jagger making gap teeth fashionable, Brittain, who is 5’9”, has a very contemporary look.
But she is careful not to set herself up as a poster girl for teenage pregnancy. 'I was so young! And I don’t recommend it. There’s a lot to be said for having your career sorted out first, and most 20-year-olds don’t have their career sorted out.’ She was lucky, she adds. Her parents are no longer together, but they have both been supportive. 'My mum was there at the birth, and she helped out a lot when he was little. She’s been amazing. It would have been so different without her.’
Ms [Stephanie Joy] Field, 18, has been nabbed by New York modelling agency Next and will model at Paris Fashion Week this week.
The country girl grew up in Jugiong, northeast of Wagga, in NSW.
Her father, Michael Field, is the head of T.A. Field Estates - one of the biggest wool producers in the country.
Field joins a long list of regionally raised catwalk success stories.
The willowy model was scouted by Chic Management in her early teens but decided to finish her HSC before beginning her modelling career.
Field said she felt some of the life experience she'd gained on the farm would help her with her modelling.
"You have to be organised in the country, otherwise it's a 30-minute drive into town," she said.
The Daily Mail added this week:
The farm girl has just walked the runways for top fashion brands Céline and Valentino, as well as taking part in a show for Sacai.
She told Sydney's Daily Telegraph 'I'm so excited, a little bit nervous. There are a lot of emotions going through my mind at the moment.'
Field was scouted by modelling agency Chic in her teens, but decided to finish her HSC before pursuing modelling.
She believes the hard work ethic she learnt on her family's farm, will help her cope with life working in the fashion world: 'I think some of the life experience I've had living on the farm will help me with my modelling.
'You have to be organized in the country, like what food you need if you're having people over - otherwise it's a 30 minute drive into town.'
PS: When I first featured her she was 5'7.5" now she's 179cm which is almost 5'9"
I featured Alexandra Elizabeth back in July, but with Louis Vuitton & Miu Miu behind her these past couple of days I suspect we'll finally be seeing more of her. I'm not aware she's joined any other agencies since last year.
Might be some time before we see this girl in a full active state, as she's only 12, but new to Fresh MM. Though definitely a unique face, I did take a week debating whether to feature her or not; not so much for her age, but how someone this young will develop and change by the time they hit 15 or 16. It's always unpredictable. Also who knows what the market's taste will be in 3-4 years.
You can read a quick Q&A with Donna here, though you need to translate it, from Dutch.
Last night Fashin posted the above captured tweet by Sudanese model Angelique "Ajak" Deng (IMG).
When I went to look at her twitter account, it was deleted.
As the tweet seems to indicate, she seems to have been complaining about the Balmain show; being kicked out for being black, and not being invited?
Was it about Balmain not featuring black models on its runway? No, as the show included nine black models: Jordan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Binx Walton, Senait Gidey, Malaika Firth, Sharam Diniz, Cindy Bruna, Cora Emmanuel, & Riley Montana.
Whatever happened it seemed personal; possibly not being let into a party, or backstage or such a nonsense thing.
4 minutes after the first tweet Ajak followed by a second one:
And from there, things went down hill:
French actress Violeta Sanchez, muse to Yves Saint Laurent and Helmut Newton, is bringing her story full circle. On Saturday, she will don a tux to present the Atelier Pallas Fall ’14 collection of made-to-order smokings and smoking-inspired jackets and dresses. And it will be a family affair, as Sanchez’s 15 year-old daughter, Luz [Sanchez], will model the pieces.
Nothing else is known of Luz, but if that's her in the pic with her mom, which seems to be the case, then she seems to have what it takes, and I won't be surprised if she's signed on with an agency before PFW is over.