27 Jun The Faces of Fashion

Fashion week is the one time of year that the cream of the fashion crop are in town.
The world’s most elite models arrive in Sydney hoping to walk for a top designer or snag a lucrative campaign deal. Shot in the weeks just after fashion week we profile seven models who are fast becoming some of the most recognisable faces in the industry. Between them they’ve walked for Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and been the face of several international beauty brands.
Some are homegrown Aussie’s and some hail from far and wide.
Familiarise yourself with The Faces of Fashion….
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ABBIE

“In the future I’d like to take a year off modelling to go backpacking.”

Hometown: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Favourite food: Italian food like pizza and pasta.

Aspirations: To travel to as many places as possible for work.

Abbie wears- Laura Mercier foundation ‘Bamboo Beige’, Tartlette In Bloom eyeshadow palette, by S.E by Sant Elia top.

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CLAUDIA

“My ultimate goal is to live and work in New York.”

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Favourite food: Japanese

Hopes for the future: To have a happy family and nice home.

Claudia wears- Hourglass Ambient Lighting illuminate, Australis Velour Lips in ‘San Fran Disco’ & Sollis Earrings.

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ISA

” I don’t know where modelling will take me but I’m studying business so one day I’ll probably do something with that.”

Hometown: Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Career Highlight: Shooting a ‘road trip’ editorial for a magazine at a beautiful island location.

Aspirations: To star in Italian Vogue.

Hopes for the future: To be happy, have a strong career and nice house.

Isa wears- Charlotte Tillbury ‘Mona-Lisa’ cream eyeshadow, Lanolips Golden Ointment on skin and lips and Samantha Wills Jewellery.

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MASHA

” I have a passion for food and one day hope to own a restaurant, possibly in Australia.”

Hometown: Narva, Estonia.

Favourite colour: Burgundy.

Career highlight: Was the face of French beauty brands Vichy and Neutrogena.

Aspiration: To be the face of a Lorèal mascara campaign.

Masha wears- Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner, Eye Of Horus Eyebrow Defining Pencil, MAC lipstick ‘Fresh Brew’,  Sollis Necklaces, and Colette Hayman ear cuff.

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Kawani

” I walked for Chanel when I was 16. I’m pretty sure that will be my career highlight.”

Age: 19

Hometown: Northern Beaches, Sydney NSW

Aspiration: To travel as much as possible.

” The hardest thing about modelling is trying to loose weight and stay in shape.”

Kawani wears- MAC ‘matte Diva’ lipstick, Gilded Cage cream eyeshadow with clear gloss on top, Make-Up Forever HD foundation and headband from S.E by Sant Elia .

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HAZEL

” I love Australian culture, I’ve been here for a month and traveled to the Blue Mountains with my best friend Jess. It reminded me of home.”

Age: 19.

Iowa, USA

Career highlight: Walking for Gucci

Favourite thing about Australia: My best friend Jess (Jess is the model featured below).

Hazel wears- Urban Decay Nude Basics eyeshadow palette, Lancome Grandoise Mascara, Ere Perez Lip tint, and Samantha Wills necklace.

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JESS

” I’m taking modelling one day at a time. I  have a passion for health and nutrition and one day I’d like to study that.”

Age: 19

Hometown: Blue Mountains, NSW

Career highlight: Walking for Dolce & Gabbana.

Favourite food: Dumplings.

Jess wears- Urban Decay 24hr Eyeliner pencil, Clarins Matte eyeshdaow in ‘Rosewood’, Clinique Quick Liner for Lips in ‘Intense Cafe’ and  S.E by Sant Elia top.

PHOTOS: STEVEN POPOVICH
VIDEO: BROOKE JAMES PRODUCTIONS
BEAUTY DIRECTOR: BONNIE G- OZ BEAUTY EXPERT

HAIR- RHYS NAHUYSEN

MODELS-

ABBIE, CLAUDIA, ISA, MASHA, KAWANI @IMG

HAZEL, JESS A @CHIC MANAGEMENT