Friday, March 4, 2016

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Teddy Quinlivan

With a seemingly never-ending procession of newcomers infiltrating modelling's ranks each season, it takes more than just a pretty face to standout in the crowd. Making an indelible mark at the Fall/Winter 2016 shows is twenty-one year old Boston native Teddy Quinlivan whose inimitable street style and ebullient personality have charmed bloggers, casting directors and fashion denizens alike. Modelling for two years, Quinlivan's effortless beauty and chameleon-like quality garnered immediate attention when she debuted exclusively at Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2016 show. Ensuing runway bookings at Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2016 and Viktor & Rolf and Maison Margiela Couture ensured Quinlivan maximum buzz ahead of the F/W 2016 season. Quinlivan's cool girl factor was in full force across all four fashion capitals at Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Coach, Boss, Burberry Prorsum, J.W. Anderson, Fendi, Dsquared2, Prada, Gucci, Rochas, Emanuel Ungaro, and Christian Dior. One Management's Sindy Gourtal Batel says of this season's it girl, "What makes Teddy unforgettable is her amazing personality and her energy. She also has a very high sense and knowledge of style."

Teddy Quinlivan
Image courtesy of One Management

Victoria Beckham - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Boss - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Rochas - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Gucci - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Prada - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Christian Dior - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Burberry Prorsum - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Special thanks to Sindy Gourland Batel at One Management NY. For more information on One Model Management, log onto www.onemanagement.com

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Selena Forrest

Selena Forrest's Spring/Summer 2016 debut at Proenza Schouler backed up by a lucrative spot in the label's campaign lensed by Zoe Ghertner placed the sixteen newcomer at the top of every casting director's must see list heading into the Fall/Winter 2016 season. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Forrest was initially scouted in Long Beach California where she grew up. Represented by Next Models, Forrest's mixed Norwegian, Filipino, and African and Native American heritage lend her an exotic hard to place looks that is the beauty ideal of the future. With a compelling blend of in your face smouldering beauty and tomboy cool Forrest's look is impossible to pigeonhole which is a good thing judging by her F/W 16 show list which includes turns on the runway at Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, Public School, Coach, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Boss, Fendi, Versace, Sportmax, Marni, Dries Van Noten, and Loewe. Next Models agent May Au sums up Forrest's irresitable appeal, "Selena's a real tomboy. She likes to ride dirt bikes and the outdoors. Her personality is as diverse as her background."

Selena Forrest
Proenza Schouler - S/S 16
Photographer - Zoe Ghertner
Image courtesy of Next Models

Proenza Schouler - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Rag & Bone - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Sportmax - FW16
Photographer - Alessandro Garafalo
Source - vogue.com

Versace - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Victoria Beckham - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Narciso Rodriguez - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Loewe - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Special thanks to May Au and Jason Valenta at Next Model Management NY. For more information on Next Models, log onto www.nextmodels.com

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Emma Harris

Newcomer Emma Harris joined Fusion Model Management NY's board mere weeks before the Fall/Winter 2016 shows and has rapidly emerged as one of the season's breakthrough stars. The seventeen year old Idaho native's show list reflects her blue chip status with bookings for Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Boss, Alexander McQueen, Burberry Prorsum, Giamba, Roberto Cavalli, Savatore Ferragamo, Blumarine, Maison Margiela, and Dries Van Noten. Harris was scouted on the job while pressing juices at Orange Julius in Boise Idaho by Fusion's Stacey Eastman. Armed with a coltish 179 cm silhouette, pre-Raphaelite curls, and mesmerising baby blues, Harris' DNA is the stuff made of modelling agent dreams. Harris possesses a rare cerebral beauty that lingers long after the final turn on the runway and will no doubt serve as inspiration to designers and casting directors in the aftermath of the shows. Fusion agent Domonick Hannosh sums up his protégé's model as muse propensity, "Emma's face makes her unforgettable… like a 15th century painting; so romantic, interesting, fresh - very Inoubliable."

Emma Harris
Image courtesy of Fusion Models NY

Boss - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Calvin Klein - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Jason Wu - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Victoria Beckham - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Burberry Prorsum - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Salvatore Ferragamo - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Special thanks to Domonick Hannosh at Fusion Model Management NY. For more information on Fusion Models NY, log onto www.fusionmodelsnyc.com

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - He Cong

Hunan native He Cong embarked on her first full show season at the Fall/Winter 2016 collections and her unique blend of in your face otherworldly beauty and cool girl appeal has left designers and casting directors enraptured. The twenty year old newcomer was discovered two years ago by mother agency Style Management Hong Kong and was signed internationally by powerhouse agency IMG Models before launching at the F/W 2015 shows. Fast forward 12 months and Cong has galvanised industry attention with head turning appearances at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci, Marni, Blumarine, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas, and Chloé. Cong's cherubic features, crescent-shaped eyes, and 178 cm runway perfect proportions are a hit on and off the catwalk. Cong has wracked up editorial bookings for the Chinese editions of T Style, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and L'Officiel, in addition to a plum spot in Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2016 campaign. IMG agent Glenn Valentine sums up Cong's Inoubliable appeal "She doesn't look like any other Asian girl out there in the market now - she has a very discernible doll-like face, coupled with a killer walk and body, and the sweetest of personalities."

Cong He
Photographer - Nichole Alabi
Source - thefashionspot.com

Blumarine - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Burberry Prorsum - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Marni - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Jacquemus - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Narciso Rodriguez - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

J.W. Anderson - FW16
Photographer - Alessandro Garafalo
Source - vogue.com

Special thanks to Lisa Diruocco and Glenn Valentine at IMG Model Management NY. For more information on IMG Models, log onto www.imgmodels.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Shelby Hayes

The Fall/Winter 2016 runways were bombarded by a procession of multi-ethnic beauties with distinct hairstyles, personalities, and high fashion appeal. When you have casting director Ashley Brokaw in your court though it's more or less a shoe in for Top Ten Newcomer contention. Since her Spring/Summer 2016 debut at Proenza Schouler, eighteen year old Shelby Hayes has blazed a lightning trail with blue chip editorials shot by Jamie Hawkesworth and Daniel Jackson for T Style Magazine and i-D in addition to S/S 2016 campaigns slots for Coach and March Jacobs lensed by Steven Meisel and David Sims. All the more impressive is the fact that Hayes was scouted only two weeks prior to her runway debut while shopping for groceries with her mother. The Orange County native's irresistible moppet top of cascading curls act as a deceptive foil to Hayes' remarkable versatility as displayed in her myriad of incarnations on the F/W 2016 runways of Rag & Bone, Edun, Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Missoni, Giamba, Prada, Fay, Marni, and Dolce & Gabbana. Represented by powerhouse agency to the stars The Lions NY, Hayes' momentum looks set to kick into major overdrive even before the her final turn on the runway at the Paris shows.

Shelby Hayes
i-D Magazine - S/S 2016
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
Source - thefashionspot.com

Prada - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Proenza Schouler - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Rag & Bone - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Marni - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Edun - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Giamba - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Skylar Tartz

Elite Model Management NY's newest recruit Skylar Tartz appeared like a bolt out of the blue on Fall/Winter 2016 runways debuting in a key opening slot as a semi-exclusive at Victoria Beckham. The Colorado native's startling blue-green eyes, distinctive heavy set brows, and impeccable milky complexion has model pundits heralding Tartz as modelling's next big thing. Tartz's F/W 16 show list couldn't be any more pristine with heavy hitting appearances at Calvin Klein, Burberry Prorsum, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, and Anthony Vaccarello. Since launching internationally only a few short months ago, Tartz's All-American appeal; a heady concoction reminiscent of former top models Brooke Shields, Ali Michaels, and Kendra Spears have garnered the attention of casting director Evelien Joos who cast the newcomer in an online editorial for CR Fashion Book. Scouted at age twelve, Tartz is juggling school assignments while navigating her debut runway season. Agent Susannah Hooker says of the Elite Model Management NY protégé, "She reminds me of a baby Brooke Shields, it's refreshing the way she approaches this industry as she is incredibly artistic and interested in the whole design process." 

Skylar Tartz
Image courtesy of Elite Model Management NY

Calvin Klein - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Burberry Prorsum - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Jil Sander - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Victoria Beckham - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Versace - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Anthony Vaccarello - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Special thanks to Susannah Hooker at Elite Model Management NY. For more information on Elite Models NY, log onto http://www.elitemodel.com/elite/

Top Ten Newcomers FW16 - Austria Ulloa

Dominican native Austria Ulloa's backstory is the stuff made of modelling fairytales. Discovered at the age of fifteen via the Ford Supermodel of the World competition in 2008, Ulloa was signed swiftly by IMG Model Management and launched onto the international modelling stage via a web based reality series called Model Live produced in partnership with Vogue.tv. Model Live chronicled the experiences of three aspiring models as they embarked on their modelling careers during Fashion Week. Following initial promising turns on the runway at Philosophy and DKNY during her debut season, interest in Ulloa failed to gain momentum and the San Juan beauty found herself relegated to the modelling's commercial realm. Recently a change of management to Request Models has signalled a definitive shift in Ulloa's modelling options with the twenty-three year old reemerging at Miu Miu's Pre-Fall 2016 show displaying a worldly sophistication and confidence that comes with life experience. Ulloa's super sleek 5 foot 10 frame and exotic beauty are suddenly in vogue at the Fall/Winter 2016 with blue chip bookings for Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Ohne Titel, J. Mendel, Antonio Berardi, Peter Pilotto, Emilio Pucci, Marni, and Dolce & Gabbana. Watch for Ulloa to hit full stride at the Paris shows with her compelling Latin beauty and high fashion moxie.

Austria Ulloa
Image courtesy of Oui Management

Calvin Klein - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com

Marni - FW16
Photographer - Kim Weston Arnold
Source - vogue.com

Emilio Pucci - FW16
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - vogue.com

Prabal Gurung - FW16
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - vogue.com

Peter Pilotto - FW16
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - vogue.com