Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Action Jackson

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So the Spring/Summer 2012 shows kick off in New York overnight. As anticipated, a contingent of antipodian models is in situ, preparing to sink its teeth into the season. Some are international runway vets, others newbies, eager for a blockbuster first season. After turning down one blue chip European brand for two recent shoots and planning to wait until January to head offshore, Penrith’s own Krystal Glynn has had a change of heart and is in New York now. Stand by to see just where she pops up over the next four weeks. Ditto 17 year-old Brisbanite Nicole Pollard. Both Glynn and Pollard have been nominated by influential New York casting director Michelle Lee as two of Lee's top 12 new girls to watch for the season. Joining this burgeoning Aussie/Kiwi model posse is Jade Jackson from Melbourne. Modelling for one year, the 20 year old former nursing student, who is repped by Viviens in Australia and One Management in New York, was so under the radar in February this year, she managed to walk in 10 Fall/Winter 2011/2012 shows, including Richard Nicoll, Jaeger and Haider Ackermann, unbeknownst to most Australian modelwatchers (including frockwriter).

Jackson then caught the eye of H&M and Terry Richardson, who cast her in the fast fashion chain’s Fall/Winter 2011/2012 campaign. Jackson co-stars opposite no less than Freja Beha Erichsen and Anja Rubik, who are ranked the world numbers two and three respectively by – which reckons Jackson is going into the SS12 season with “most wanted status”

The H&M campaign is currently up on billboards in New York. Here's a video:


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