No surprise that Krystal Glynn has found herself much in demand over the past three months. The 16 year-old from Sydney's Penrith - who frockwriter first profiled in April, a week after she was scouted on Bondi Beach - popped up in 10 shows at Australian Fashion Week in May (including Friend of Mine). In the interim Glynn has been shooting back-to-back for Australasian fashion brands: Spring/Summer 2011/2012 campaigns for Saba, Country Road, Zambesi, General Pants, Valley Girl and One Teaspoon and lookbooks for Akira Isogawa and Michael Lo Sordo. Above and below: a first look at the Michael Lo Sordo SS1112 images (once again, an alert to RSS subscribers: you will need to head to the blog to view the photogallery). That's in addition to editorial shoots for Australian mags Madison, Grazia, Cleo, Russh (two editorials) and Oyster (four editorials). Busy, busy girl.
There are two quite incredible omissions from this list. And they are two Resort 2012 gigs for one of the world's blue chip fashion brands for which, according to Glynn's mother agent, Lincoln Ferguson at Sydney's The Agency Models, Glynn was not merely optioned, but in fact booked.
We are not at liberty to divulge either the name of the brand or the reasons why we don't believe this is just agency hype. Update: The brand she turned down was Prada.
What on earth prompted Glynn's agents (including New York's DNA) to turn the offers down?
Ferguson told frockwriter, "Due to the short length of time that Krystal's career has been going, we decided that we would take our time with launching her overseas. Krystal will be going to New York in January".
photographer: holly blake at RP represents
stylist: marina afonina
hair and makeup: victoria baron at RP represents
shoes: michael lo sordo for peeptoe
printing and design: richard alma at grin creative
all images supplied exclusively to frockwriter by michael lo sordo