Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Newcomers

Irina Kulikova

The russian model Irina Kulikova is one of the most talked about newcomers in the fashion industry. The sixteen year old was discovered in a Moscow restaurant by IMG agency head Ivan Bart and Liv Tyler. Irina’s big break came when she opened the F/W 07 Prada show in Milan. The same season she opened and closed ten shows, including Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Yves Saint Laurent. In New York she walked exclusively for Calvin Klein. This ad season she landed ad campaigns for Prada, Jil Sander, Pringle of Scotland and became the new face for Marc Jacobs fragrance ‘Daisy’. Now she is represented by IMG models in London, Paris, New York and Milan.

Catherine McNeil

Catherine McNeil is eighteen years old from Australia. She walked more than 35 shows her first season of fashion shows F/W 07. In Paris and Milan she opened shows at Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Etro and closed shows such as Balmain, Dsquared2 and Emilio Pucci. In the Just Cavalli show in Milan she both opened and closed. For this ad season Catherine landed campaigns for D&G, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan and Versace – all shot by photographer Mario Testino. She is represented at Next in New York, Paris and London and Chic in Sydney.
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jackie ♥ said...

i like irina's look!

The Stiletto Effect said...

irina is so cute and lovely!
she was once my model of the week!

Kat said...

I'll definitely link you:-)

Lovely post. Irina has such an unusual but fresh faced look an she's perfect to be the face of Daisy. I love the fact that she was spotted by Liv Tyler. I think that bodes well for her career.
Catherine is gorgeous. She has a really sultry, glamerous look.

fashionistakay said...

Irina has a look definteley all her own.Its rather unique. And Catherine McNeil at first I wasn't too thrilled, but when she makes side shots she can really shine thru. And that must be really hard. She is quite the beauty.
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penelope said...

irina's got a look tt u wont ged tired looking at~

anyhow thanks for d comment(: glad tt u loved them(:

Jennifer said...

Irina is such an amazing model, stunning and unique!

coco said...

Catherine McNeil is very pretty
i think shes a new fave of mine now

Juliet said...

catherine is gorgeous. I hate myself for not being good in spotting new faces, I just don't have the energy to check the name sout. -bad me.

juliet xxx

Cris Lazoru said...

Loved those Prada ads wth Irina. Very good post!


-S said...

irina in some weird way reminds me of natasha poly.

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catherine mcneil is the new sensation .she is extremely beautiful even mario testino loves her. Perfect!!!

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Anonymous said...

Gloria said...

very informative post...she's gorgeous.

J. P. Schilling said...


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