In terms of models-turned-actors, Sweden’s Mini Andén has managed to parlay her profile into quite the Hollywood mini career. Andén’s IMDB page boasts 22 listings, a mix of bit parts in films such as Ocean’s Twelve and Tropic Thunder (she played secretary to Tom Cruise's genius grossout agent Les Grossman) and roles in tv series such as My Boys, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Miami, Bones, Entourage and Monk. At 33, the erstwhile advertising face of Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, among others, is still hard at work modelling – last month she added Harpers Bazaar Turkey to her 40+ swag of magazine covers. Get ready to see more of Andén down under as the Autumn/Winter 2012 face of Australian high street brand Trenery, cast opposite American artist and model Brad Fisher. Shot recently in London by British fashion photographer Paul Wetherell, a favourite of i-D, Dazed & Confused and 10 Magazine, the campaign bows on April 1st. Here is a first look.
Trenery is the slightly older sibling of Country Road, aimed at the 40+ bracket. Interesting that its promotional faces are often younger, at least the women are: the face of Trenery’s 2011 winter campaign was 34 year-old Scott Kirsty Hume.
Andén and Fisher will face off against Emma Balfour, the fortysomething Australian face of high street rival David Lawrence.
all images: supplied exclusively to frockwriter by trenery