Tuesday, 17 August 2010
She Is The New Thing
Height - 5'8.5
Measurements - 32-24-34
Dress size - 2 (UK 6/EUR 32)
Shoe size - 8.5 (UK 7/EUR 39.5)
Hair - Blonde
Eyes - Blue
Agency - Trump Model Management
Ashley Smith first appeared around the modelling scene in January this year, although I shamefully didn't notice her until I saw her interview in i-D some months after. Her refreshingly cool attitude and unconventional good looks threw me straight away.
What's most interesting about Ashley is that she seems to symbolise a new direction modelling is taking. Often compared to Lara Stone, Ashley has D-cup breasts and gappy teeth you could stick pennies in. She's the epitome of all that is debatable in fashion - where large breasts are generally not favourable - and in the 'real' world, where Ashley's alluringly imperfect teeth probably won't be understood by everyone.
However, is Ashley fast-tracking towards success, or is her look a mere flash in the pan in the somewhat uniform world of modelling? Only time will tell.