Who's Prada's new girl?

24 September 2008

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Oh Miuccia Prada, how you are spoiling us. Not only did you bring a fabuloso collection for S/S ‘09, full of such treats as golden lamé dresses (that, btw, we can totally see Tilda Swinton rocking, non?), silky snakeskin thigh-slit shifts and subversively sexy little basics, but you also provided us with a new model to watch - Ymre Stiekema, who opened the show. In case you didn't already know, that's a pretty prestigious place to be at Prada. Last season, a first exit for Jourdan Dunn meant that her career went from great to super-stellar in a matter of seconds. Which is why we are jump-up-do-a-small-dance excited to find out who in the bejeezus is Ymre? How do you say her name? Who will she walk for next? How did she manage to walk in those Prada shoes when all those around her were tumbling? (We're still feeling sorry - and slightly obsessed with - Katie Fogarty's fall). Well, first up, Elite modelling agency in Milan, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Paris all represent this wee Dutch 16-year-old. She came onto the fash scene in 2007 as a first runner-up on Elite Milan Look modelling competition. At 5'10'' with long blonde locks, blue eyes and a mole above her lip to give Cindy Crawford a run for her money, it's no wonder Prada snapped her up for their Linea Rossa A/W ‘08 campaign and to walk first for S/S ‘09. So there it is - a name to know (and it's pronounced ‘iemru', btw). We'll keep you posted on her next move...

- Hannah Almassi


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