Saturday, June 7, 2008

Model Spotlight

Liya Kibede
American Vogue has touted Liya as being a member of the new establishment. Since being featured in Vogue's of-the-minute section 6 years ago, she has moved all the way in the ranks as their number one choice out of their Top 50 models.

This international beauty hails from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While in school at the French Lycee, a film director spotted Liya and introduced her to a French modeling agent. After completing her studies, she moved to France to pursue work through a local Parisian agency. She inevitably relocated to the fashion capital of New York City, where she currently resides full-time.

It all came together when the 27 year old appeared on the cover and in 4 out of 6 stories of French Vogue, shot by Ines van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with a headline that proudly states the issue is "All about Liya". She has since appeared on the covers of Italian, Japanese, Korean & Spanish Vogue, Numero, V, French, Flair, i-D, South African Elle, Harper’s & Queen, Essence, and Time’s Style & Design issue.

Liya has been seen twice on the of cover of American Vogue with the heading “Cover model with a cause”, profiling her work with the World Health Organization as their Goodwill Ambassador for her tireless efforts in raising awareness for the difficulties that women and children face in the developing world. She is beautiful, professional, and substantial, which makes her not just a model but a role model.

~~Recent News~~

Liya Kebede travels to Timbuktu..

Picture 1: Designer Alexander McQueen.

Designer: Oscar De la Renta.