Soo Joo at Union Models London at Lanvin (left) and Chanel (right)
Soo Joo is stunning. She stood out at every single show she walked in and despite her strong look, still managed to look different every time we saw her. Nicknamed Sooj, Soo Joo is from Seoul, South Korea. She worships the main Davids from the 80s, Lynch and Bowie, and cites “hardcore lounging” among her hobbies. We’re well into it.
Amra Cerkezovic at Women New York at Kenzo (left) and Ter et Bantine (right)
Amra is beautiful all over. Sharing features in common with Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir, this pixie punk grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and found modelling when her friends entered her in the Elite modelling competition, which she won, course. Into cats, travelling and PEOPLE, Amra is on her way to the top.
Grace Mahary at IMG London at Marc Jacobs (left) and Kenzo (right)
It’s been said that Eritrean women are the most beautiful women in the world. Grace is a case in point. With huge black eyes and incredible bone structure, Grace’s face strikes. Brought up in Canada by her Eritrean parents, Grace was booked by Riccardo Tisci for a Givenchy exclusive last year and has been flying ever since.
Lisa Verberght at Women NY/Paris at Celine (left) and Missoni (right)
There’s something a little Evangelista about Lisa. She has a really strong look, which in other models can cause mixed reactions, but in Lisa’s case, it’s a unanimous nod of approval. With unfairly big lips, deep set blue eyes that draw you to her and a perfect complexion, the Belgian model is going to blow us all away. In an interview posted on The Fashion Spot, Lisa said, “I was bullied a lot as a kid so this whole “I’m a model” thing is still new for me. I never expected this… I saw a few bullies a while ago and told them I do modelling now, their jaws dropped. I’m not going to lie, that felt good!” More power to ya.
Drake Burnette at Viva London at Marni (left) and Stella McCartney (right)
Seeing Drake Burnette open Marni this season was a surprise. We recognised her from Larry Clark’s Marfa Girl, which was released online late last year – in which she plays ‘Marfa Girl’, a naively evil character. Considering her considerable beauty and must-have model looks, it was also a surprise to learn that this season marked Drake’s modelling debut, she was only scouted last year at the age of 27, in her native Texas. A good ten years older and wiser than most new faces, Drake told WWD “It’s weird, almost nobody has asked my age during castings.” Age is just a number baby – particularly if you have this face.
Anastasia Ivanova at Premier Models London at Dior (left) and Kenzo (right) Specifically, at the Peter Pilotto show in London last year, we made a note to find that red-headed girl. Russia’s answer to Anne of Green Gables, Anastasia’s natural auburn locks, matching brows and freckled face blew us away. Her features are very pretty but her expression is staunch; you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Anastasia, and that’s hot.
Ashleigh Good at Storm London at Dior (left) and Proenza Schouler (right)
Good looking by name, good looking by nature. In November 2012, Ashleigh Good was working in a coffee shop in New Zealand and going fishing, for fun. Four months later, with a bang’in new haircut, she’s on i-D’s list of Top Models for 2013. This girl knows how to gut fish, and she looks like this.