All’s been quiet on the Cassi van den Dungen front for months. At least on the publicity side, which is probably the way van den Dungen’s managament likes it, given how many dramas there have been since she was crowned runnerup of Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 in July 2009. Of course there was this Daily Telegraph story on August 6th – which frockwriter has on good authority came about after the paper was knocked back for an interview with the 18 year-old and then just simply did what’s known in the tabloid world as a “doorstop”: turned up regardless at her front door, camera in tow. On the work front, however, van den Dungen has been head down, booked almost every day of the week according to her mother agency Work Agency (which is now van den Dungen’s only Australian representation, having recently left Camerons in Melbourne).
We mentioned her Style Stalker and Myer gigs, others include campaigns for Leonard St, Mink jewellery and, notably, a mini profile in issue 36 of RUSSH magazine, which described her as “candid, blithe, impossibly gorgeous... confident, easy to work with and fun”. Not a bad rap from a magazine that is dripping in cool and which happens to have a lot of creative credibility overseas.
Another great new get: Kim Ellery’s Spring/Summer 2010/2011 Horreurscope campaign shot by Holly Blake and co-starring Viviens' Olivia Thornton (who looks like she could be Catherine McNeil’s little sister in these images). A couple of images have been up on the Ellery website for the past week, but here is a selection of as yet unseen shots from the same series.
all images: holly blake for ellery, supplied exclusively to frockwriter by ellery