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Fall ’09 fashion week is coming in just over 1 week’s time, and most of the models have already flown in to New York for preparation, except for those who are still in Europe of course.  There are some girls who are new, and already generating a lot of buzz.

Ubah Hassan [CLICK] for Ralph Lauren Spring 09

Rose Cordero [Supreme] polaroids
Ubah and Rose have that sort of unconventional beauty that many bookers are going after. All the models these days are only slightly differentiated by their facial features and hair colours, walking down the runways with the exact same hair style and makeup, so it’s really important to have that one unique girl that can pull the entire show together with maybe just the opening/closing slot (who can forget Ubah’s closing for Ralph Lauren Spring ’09?).  It’s all about effective casting – kind of tricky, but it really works most of the time, and it leaves an impression on clients/audiences unknowingly. For me, Ataui Deng’s appearance in Proenza Schouler’s Spring ’09 show was unforgettable.
On the other hand, most of these girls will surely win in the editorial field. For Rose, it might just be the polaroids so far, but knowing her background and seeing her uniqueness just makes you even more curious about how she will do on the runway first. She evokes something that no other model has at this moment.
Backstage at Marni Spring 09: Sigrid Agren, Suzie Bird, Constance Jablonski
Watch out for the French models. This season expect the up-and-coming ones (Sigrid, Suzie, Constance) and the oldies (Heloiseg Guerin, Charlottle Di Calypso) to get more major. The latest Dior couture show was opened and closed by French models. French is just ‘in’ right now, everyone wants that dash of chic-ness.
…and Ranya Mordanova at Supreme is total Marc Jacobs material. The new androgyny on the block.

Daniela Cosio [Major] at Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall

Tayane Leao [Ford NY]
Tayane just won the Ford Supermodel of the World competition in Montenegro.  She is young but very healthy looking, rare for the modelling world. Daniela is the same way – both these girls have a tan and don’t look like they have starved for 5 days and  Daniela has a great runway presence. She is doing the Siri Tollerød route, going into her first fashion week with a Vogue Italia editorial already under her belt.
Lastly, Diandra at Elite:
Diandra is an albino who’s black. No one can ever comes in as unique as that, she’s out of this world, and intriguing. You can so imagine her on the runway, or in print work – she’s going to be dynamic.
Well, it’s only a few days away, so let the madness begin.