Model Monday: Samantha Harris

April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Samantha Harris is forging a path for herself in the modeling industry and shedding light on the beauty of Aboriginal people. An Australian fashion model of Aboriginal, German and English descent, Samanatha came from humble beginnings in beauty pageants dressed in gowns found at charity shops.  Initially scoped out in a shopping centre on Queensland’s Gold Coast, her real break was reaching the finals of a competition run by Girlfriend magazine in 2004. She was signed by  Chic Models shortly afterwards.

Things are certainly looking up for Sam. She walked the runway for a record number of shows during  Australian Fashion Week 2010, she opened most shows and was declared the “top model.” A pivotal point in her career was being the second Aboriginal model to be featured on the cover of Vogue Australia. An amazing accomplishment, but sad because there is  little recognition of indiginous Australian’s beauty in the country. The world renowned photographer  Patrick Demarchelier photographed Sam for Glamour magazine, which caught the attention of fashion powerhouses Prada and Balenciaga-more to come on that soon. Sam also participated in London fashion week and will be relocating to NYC to further her career.

Yeah, she’s gorgeous, but we also think she may have PERFECT LIPS-great shape, plump, equal proportions on the top and bottom-very cool…

Poised to become the first Aboriginal Australian supermodel, every stride she makes towards that goal is a grand occasion, as she knocks down stereotypes about beauty and overcomes the tortured past and present of Aboriginal people. Even her mother said:”I never dreamed Australia would embrace an Aboriginal model.” 

Model Monday: Noémie Lenoir

April 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Modeling almost as long as she’s been alive,  Noémie Lenoir was spotted by Ford Models at the age of 16 in Versailles, France. A mixture of Malagasy and French ancestry, Noémie has an unforgettable face marked by stormy hazel eyes and golden brown wavy hair. This French beauty has been in the business for a while, dating back to signing to L’Oréal in 1995, but in 2001 her career made an epic leap forward. Her editorial credits began rolling in with Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Next, and numerous top magazines. A breakout move for Noémie was posing for the preeminent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she was one of the issue’s most popular pinups. Since then, her career has moved outside of modeling and into the realm of acting, she appeared in the music video for Usher’s single Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home), indy flicks, award-winning international movies, and the list is still growing.

In regards to her personal life Noémie is single, but has been linked to Russell Simmons, Stomy Bugsy, a French rapper, and Claude Makélélé, an international football player and father of her son, Kelyan Makélélé. We are impressed with how her career has grown and excited to see what the future has in store for her. Full of golden corkscrew curls and haunting hazel eyes, we heart Noémie Lenoir.

 

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