Friday, March 9, 2012

Striking Gold

I have just spent the last nine days in my hometown of Sydney, Australia and have been in constant awe of the beauty of the city's natural surrounds. Australia is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, sublime weather (for the most part), and incredible flora and fauna. So it goes without saying that where there's sun, sand, surf, and plenty of options for outdoor pursuits, you're also bound to find a bevy of pretty boys and girls with glowing, sun-kissed, healthy physiques. It therefore comes as no surprise that according to models.com co-founder Wayne Sterling, Australia has emerged as the third top scouting resource alongside Holland and Russia. 

The Fall/Winter 2012 shows has seen a plethora of antipodean talent infiltrating the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, however the one model that stands out from the pack is current Australia's Next Top Model  Cycle 7 winner Montana Cox. I was lucky enough to be able to watch the Cycle 7 series of ANTM in Berlin and was blown away by the natural beauty of eighteen year old Cox. Quite simply put, this girl was born to model. Blessed with a a perfectly symmetrical face, mesmerising grey-blue eyes and a naturally athletic physique, Cox also possesses a genuinely sweet nature and versatile looks which are prerequisites for success in the modelling world.

At the ANTM final telecast, host Sarah Murdoch said of Cox, "Everyone you've worked with said you were ready to take on the fashion world." The past two weeks has witnessed Cox taking on the intensely competitive international show circuits of Milan and Paris and she has not disappointed. The Melbournite has walked for the likes of Thierry Mugler, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Christian Dior, Cacharel, Vanessa Bruno and Chanel. Represented by IMG Model Management, Cox looks poised and primed for Top Ten newcomer contention, and will no doubt be the name on every casting director and model watchers list in the ensuing months.

Montana Cox
Australian Harpers Bazaar - December 2011
Photographer - Pierre Toussaint
Source - thefashionspot.com

Thierry Mugler - F/W 2012
Photographer - Filippo Fior

Lanvin - F/W 2012
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Etro - F/W 2012
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Cacharel - F/W 2012
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Andrew Gn - F/W 2012
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Emilio Pucci - F/W 2012
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Carven - F/W 2012
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Aquilano Rimondi - F/W 2012
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Christian Dior - F/W 2012
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Vanessa Bruno - F/W 2012
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Felipe Oliveira Baptista - F/W 2012
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Chanel - F/W 2012
Photographer - Monica Feudi
All runway images courtesy of style.com

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