Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Samantha Harris, Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Nicole Trunfio, Catherine McNeil and Alexandra Agoston on the runway for David Jones, 2010.

This Australia Day I’m celebrating our nation’s hottest exports; the models.  

From fresh faces to supermodels, Aussie talent is currently in demand and a bevvy of Australian beauties are parading runways and gracing editorial pages locally and internationally.  These are the ladies that are doing Australia proud on the homefront and overseas, proving to the fashion world that Australia’s diverse beauty extends beyond its breathtaking landscape. 

 The Money Makers

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Birthplace: Melbourne, VIC

Resume: Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, Versace, Donna Karan, Mulberry, Gucci, Anna Sui, Gap, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Chanel, H&M, Calvin Klein, Moussy, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Pirelli, Vogue (in at least 9 countries), just to name a few…

Rankings: #5 in the Top 50 Models, #21 in The Money Girls (

Abbey Lee for Versace SS11

Vogue Australia: October, 2011. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.

"abbey by josh", Vogue Russia: March, 2010. Photo: Josh Olins for Vogue Russia.

Abbey Lee on the runway for Chanel RTW Spring 2011.

Miranda Kerr

Birthplace: Gunnedah, NSW

Resume: Victoria’s Secret, Jil Sander, Prada, Balenciaga, Pirelli, Vogue

Rankings: #6 in the Top 50 Models, #8 in The Money Girls, #4 Top Sexiest Models (

Miranda Kerr in Vogue Espana: September, 2010. Photo: Tom Munro for Vogue Espana.
Miranda Kerr on the runway for Victoria’s Secret.
Miranda Kerr for Kora, her own line of organic skin care.

Miranda Kerr walking for Prada RTW Fall 2010.

Catherine McNeil

Birthplace: Brisbane, QLD

Resume: Givenchy, Gap, Carolina Herrera, Dior, Narciso Rodriguez, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Oscar de la Renta, Pirelli, Vogue

Rankings: #24 in the Top 50 Models (


"A Fine Romance", Vogue Australia: September, 2010. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.


"Pretty Baby", Vogue Australia: September, 2010. Photo: Max Doyle for Vogue Australia.

Catherine McNeil in an editorial for Vogue Paris: June, 2010. Photo: Knoepfel & Indlekofer for Vogue Paris.

Catherine McNeil walking for Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring 2011.


The Contenders

Tallulah Morton

Birthplace: Sydney, NSW

Resume: Josh Goot, Diane von Furstenberg, Phillip Lim, Cacharel, Hermes, Harper’s Bazaar, Russh

Tallulah Morton in an editorial for Russh: October, 2010. Photo: Derek Henderson for Russh.

Tallulah Morton on the runway for Hermes RTW, Spring 2010.

Tallulah Morton for Harper's Bazaar Australia: September 2010. Photo: David Mandelbeg for Harper's Bazaar Australia.


Julia Nobis

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Resume: Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Marcs, Narciso Rodriguez, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Sass & Bide, Vogue, Russh


Julia Nobis walks for Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2011.

"Rat Bag", Russh: June, 2010. Photo: Derek Henderson for Russh.

Julia Nobis with Charlie France for Burberry Black F/W 10. Photo:


Bambi Northwood Blyth

Hometown: Melbourne, VIC

Resume: Chanel, Balenciaga, Emanuel Ungaro, Jen Kao, Loewe, Giles, Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Deisack Gold, Maison Michel, Harper’s Bazaar, Russh   


"What's White Now", Harper's Bazaar: February, 2011. Photo: Greg Kadel for Harper's Bazaar.



Bambi Northwood Blyth on the runway for Chanel pre-fall 2011.

Bambi Northwood Blyth for Maison Michel S/S 11 Lookbook. Photo: Karl Lagerfeld.

 Homegrown Favourites

Jess Hart

Hometown: Ballarat, VIC

Resume:  Christopher Kane, Julien Mcdonald, Sass & Bide, Giles Deacon, Bobbi Brown, Cue, Gap, Guess, Esprit, Seafolly, Bettina Liano, Portmans, Zimmerman, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue.


Jess Hart for Bettina Liano Denim.


Jess Hart for Seafolly Summer 10/11.

Jess Hart walking for Sass & Bide RTW Spring 2011.

Samantha Harris

Hometown: Tweed Heads, NSW

Resume: Romance Was Born, Kate Sylvester, Little Joe, Fernando Frisoni, Ellery, Dion Lee, Alex Perry, Jayson Brunsdon, Lisa Ho, Anna & Boy, Manning Cartell, Seafolly, David Jones, Vogue.

"New Season Hit List", Vogue Australia: February, 2011. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.

Samantha Harris walking for Kate Sylvester SS10/11. Photo: Vogue Australia.

Samantha Harris for Seafolly Summer 10/11.

Nicole Trunfio

Hometown: Perth, WA

Resume: Maison Michel, BCBG Max Azria, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY Jeans, Kenneth Cole, Sonia Rykiel, Sass & Bide, David Jones, Baku, Vogue, GQ, Elle.


Nicole Trunfio for Baku Australia Summer 10/11.


"Go With the Flow", Vogue Australia: August, 2010. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.

Nicole Trunfio for Sass & Bide "Papa Sucre" A/W 11.

Elyse Taylor

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Resume: Chanel Cosmetics, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Just Cavalli, DKNY, Blumarine, Kenzie, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Nieman Marcus, Victoria’s Secret, Sportsgirl, Just Jeans, Billabong, Vogue, GQ.


"Blonde Ambition", Pop Magazine: Fall/Winter, 2010. Photo: Jamie Morgan for Pop Magazine.


"Where the Wild Things Are": Victoria's Secret, GQ UK: February 2010. Photo: Gavin Bond for GQ UK.

"Sand Storm", Vogue Australia: May, 2010. Photo: Todd Barry for Vogue Australia.


The Ones to Watch…

Codie Young
Hometown: Palmwoods, QLD
Resume: Ellery, Vogue.

"Codie by Derek", Vogue Australia: September, 2010. Photo: Derek Henderson for Vogue Australia.

Codie Young walking for Ellery S/S 10.

"Lace Value", Vogue Australia: September, 2010. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.

Rosie Tupper

Hometown: Perth, WA

Resume: DKNY, Marchesa, Diane von Furstenberg, Sass & Bide, Clarins, Vogue.

Rosie Tupper walking for DKNY RTW Fall 09.

"The Future is Coming", Elle UK: January, 2010. Photo: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Elle UK.

"Soft Focus", Vogue Australia: April, 2010. Photo: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia.

~ by threadlust on January 27, 2011.

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