Monday, December 28, 2009

Models of the Decade (Twin Cities edition)

Proud to have 4 Ignite models in the top 10!  Congrats, girls!
via stylist/blogger Jahna Peloquin

Another all-time favorite, I first worked with Monica back in early 2007 for the first Fashion Fight Night. She has such a striking look, all fiery red hair, alabaster-white skin, and six feet of long, gazelle-like limbs. She did some modeling overseas and had a high-profile stint walking in Macy's Glamorama back in 2007, and recently returned to the fold. She's now with Ignite Models.

Lily, "the Fox." The "Lithuanian Audrey Hepburn." I could go on. Lily's is a look that doesn't so much as transform as she transforms it. Her trademark coquettish walk, her raised eyebrow that says coyly, "who, me?", and her natural cat-eye eye shape seduce all who come into contact with her. Oh, and she's twice been the cover model for She's currently represented by Ignite.

The very-young Whitney is definitely one to watch on a national level. I first remember seeing her headshot a few years ago in the Vision files, and only recently have had the chance to work with her on both of Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman's Spring 2010 shows (the Project Runwaypremiere in St. Paul and his Fashion Week show in NYC), as well as the recently-shot Spring 2010 campaign for Juut Salonspa. Her doe eyes and lithe frame showcase a delicate sophistication beyond her years. She's currently based out of L.A. but does work in the Twin Cities from time to time; Vision represents her in L.A. and Ignite represents her locally.

As easy as you'd think it'd be to find a good blonde model in Minnesota, it's hard to find one that doesn't look like an overprocessed pop-star/cheerleader, and few can pull off high-fashion as well as commercial. I recall spotting Liz's all-American freckles and sandy blonde hair on a Vision Models comp card and fell in love. The ultra-tall beauty's look is slightly awkward yet strong, and she's a real pro. Currently Liz is with Ignite.

Honorable mentions



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