Not that we like to brag, but we actually alerted you to the vocal talents and super-stylish Swedish singer-songwriter Lykee Li quite some time ago in Grazia magazine. But unlike the type of speeder-than-light trajectories of, say, Lana Del Rey, Lykee’s a slow burner. Inch by inch, this girl just gets cooler and cooler, and very soon everyone will know about her.
In the music biz, she’s received high praises since debuting in 2008 – scooping up places in the 2011 top album lists of Q, Mojo, The Observer, New York Times, The Huffington Post and Rolling Stone. Not too shabby! But, we’ve spotted this 25 year old Li gracing quite a few underground magazine covers - like The Lab, Notion, Foam, Spin and many many more - too. So we knew it was only a matter of time until her fashion credentials - and let’s face it, that pout and hot bod - get her snapped up today by a savvy modelling agency. Those clever model management folk are all at it at the moment – everyone from Solange Knowles, to Imogen Poots, Jessie J to Lana Del Rey are on the books and voguing just as much as recording. But it’s Viva Model Management who have bagged Lykke - and we can't blame them! Just a quick look at the shoot she did with photographer Craig McDean in Interview Magazine last summer should give everyone high hopes for Lykke’s modelling potential. Watch this space, peeps, watch this space!