Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee by Hedi Slimane

I'm loving Aussie model Abbey Lee Kershaw and have enjoyed watching her go from strength to strength. In a sea of clones there is something quirky and different about her that makes her stand out from the crowd
. As a kid she was a tomboy, who broke several bones from climbing trees, and endured two spinal taps. She started off as a nose-pierced, wide-eyed urchin from Oz and has morphed into a Gucci Glamazon, yet is still quite the chameleon.
She won the 2004 Girlfriend Magazine Model Search and in 2008 debuted at New York Fashion week, walking in no less than 29 shows including Rodarte, Halston and Oscar de la Renta.

Vogue Italia December 2008, Viva Vacation

The intensity must have been daunting and she had a few tumbles, tripping in uber high heels at Rodarte and at Alexander McQueen she fainted due to her tight corset. For Milan Fashion Week she was booked exclusively for Gucci.
Abbey Lee for Gucci

Abbey Lee first appeared in Vogue Italia in 2008 and is still one of their favourites.
Vogue Italia, 2008

In 2009 she was featured in French mag Purple Fashion in a scandalized shoot by Terry Richardson which featured Abbey defended Terry. “Terry doesn’t force girls to do anything they don’t want to. He puts you in a g-string in a pile of mud because you want to do it." Despite the drama that follows him, you can't deny he is he is a talented photographer. Last year she featured in the Pirelli Calendar in 2010 a Richardson shot. In another interview she explains "I find nudity quite imperative to the expression of fashion. I'm quite comfortable with saying no, so I don't think I've done anything too outrageous."

Shooting Pirelli with Terry Richardson

Vogue Germany 2010
 Vogue Nippon 2009
For Muse Magazine, 2009
Vogue Australia, 2010
I.D Magazine (With Susie Bick above) 2010 by David Bailey

With her shocking platinum hair she reminds me of my fave, Nadja Auermann. Among my favourite shots of Abbey-Lee are by Hedi Slimane. I love his work, always edgy and cool.
Abbey Lee by Hedi Slimane

I love Abbey Lee as she is so versatile. She can go from Boho Surfer chick to hippy ingenue, edgy street grunge to glossy glam. Here are a few more favourite shots.

For Tom Ford 2011
Abbey Lee in Portmans window display, 2011

With her icy blonde locks, she is reminiscent of Amber Valetta in these fabulous shots by Numero magazine 2011.

For Rag & Bone 2011

Some new additions (Sep 2011) by Tommy Ton - gorgeous! 

1 comment:

  1. wow she is so versatile. its pretty amazing how many different looks she can pull off.


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