Thursday, June 14, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Jessica Hart and Elyse Taylor for Victorias Secret Pink, victoriassecret.com
Last year we saw two Aussie Angels, Miranda Kerr and Shanina Shaik, appear on the Victorias Secret Runway. Many current Australian Models have graced the catalogs of the lingerie giant including Miranda Kerr, Shanina Shaik, Jessica Hart, Elyse Taylor, Abbey Lee, Pania Rose, Sarah Stevens, Nicole Trunfio, Catherine McNeil, Jessica Gomes, and Victoria Lee. The only Australian models to appear on the runway have been Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor, Sarah Stevens, Abbey Lee, and Shanina Shaik.
The last time Elyse Taylor walked the show was a few years ago, when Miranda was pregnant. In the last few years she has attended their castings, but unfortunately has failed to make it past call backs. She has been one of VS's most popular faces this year, as she is the current face of the 'Love is Heavenly' fragrance. She has also featured quite a lot in their swim collection. I am not sure we will ever see her as one of the official angels, mainly due to the fact their are far too many blondes already in the line up. To be completely honest, I am sure the average person would not be able to tell the difference between Candice, Erin, Lindsay, and new face Toni. I think this is also the case with Jessica Hart. I don't think she will ever be an 'angel' due to the other blondes in the line up. I am not sure she will even appear in VSFS, maybe in the PINK section. I am a really big fan of her and her modeling print work, but I don't really consider her a runway model. But you never know what the casting directors are looking for, perhaps will see appearance from our blonde top models.
I would love to Shanina back this year as well, but I am not sure that will happen. She has been shooting the catalog from the start of 2012, and has been doing a great job. But found her appearance last year a bit of a circus, and thought her then ex-boyfriend used her massive booking to put his name back in the media. It should have been about her. I also think she blew far too many kisses during her walk, I think if she took away that, she did a very good job. But it wouldn't matter if she didn't return, the show last year has made her career explode, she has supposedly shot with Vogue Italia and Vogue India in recent times. Hopefully her Vogue work is released soon.
It will interesting towards the end of the year to see who will make the cut.
Laura Wood only signed with Chadwick Models in October 2011, and she has already appeared in local campaigns and visited New York earlier this year. The Melbourne teenager appeared in 8 shows during the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. She is also expected to return to New York later this year in September. I think she has a massive career ahead of her