Fresh New Face
I love discovering new singers, especially ones who are a bit edgy yet still feminine and who maintain a sense of passion and strength in their music. Check out one of the newest artists to sign to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label – Rita Ora. She was born in Yogoslavia and raised in the UK. She is of mixed heritage. With her bleach blonde hair and fiesty persona, many people are comparing her to labelmate Rihanna. Even though the comparison is understandable, it’s unfounded as Rita has her own style which is sure to evolve as she continues to grow as a person and an artist.embedded by Embedded Video
If you’re a fan of the hit show The Beautiful Life on the CW, you already know this stunning biracial newcomer. Ashley Madekwe is one of the hottest new stars on the rise. She currently stars on the hit ABC nighttime drama Revenge. Her mother is English and her father is half Nigerian/Swiss. She studied drama and acting while growing up in London. After working her way up the ranks of the local theater community, she made the leap across the pond to the US and has never looked back. She is definitely one to watch!
Now that New York Fashion Week is behind us, it’s time to showcase some of the biggest hits on the runway. One of the top models who had all of the editors and PR reps buzzing is Dominican model Marihenny Pasible. Her gorgeous bone structure, stunning complexion and legs that go on for miles has made her a darling of the fashion industry. She has walked for Yves Saint Laurent and Diane Von Furstenburg’s resort collections in the past and for S/S 2012 she walked for Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Miu Miu.
This 18 year-old Dominican stunner got her start in the fashion back in 2010 when she signed with New York Models. She quickly got booked for several high fashion editorials and then made the leap to runway when she walked in the Cushnie et Ochs show in the fall of 2010.
One of the hottest new models on the scene is the stunningly beautiful Shanina Shaik. She recently made history as one of several Southeast Asian models to walk Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2012 runway. The gorgeous Australian model is part Pakistani, Saudi Arabian, Lithuanian and Australian. The 20 year-old stunner was born and raised in Melbourne and was the runner-up in the Make Me a Supermodel competition in Australia. A year later, she was signed by New York Models in 2009. During the remainder of 2009, she walked several high profile runways including Abaete, Mara Hoffman, Richie Rich, Trovata, and Shipley & Halmos shows in New York. In 2010, she left New York Models and signed with NEXT Models. She recently walked the Victoria’s Secret runway and is well on her way to becoming one of the top models in the biz!
Check out a few more shots of the mixed race model!
Cora Emmanuel is a stunning model with a serious future ahead of her. Known for her gorgeous skin and beautiful face, the tall, lanky Caribbean model has walked many a runway and posed for some of the biggest fashion campaigns and she’s only 19 years old. She was discovered aftering entering the Elite Model Look contest. She didn’t win the contest but she did sign with New York Models shortly afterwards. She made her fashion debut at the Christian Cota show in New York last September. The following February, she walked in the Cynthia Rowley and Naeem Khan shows and quickly became recognized for her poise, elegance and sensuality. Recently she closed out the Bottega Veneta show in Milan. She is well on her way to becoming one of the top models in the business. Check out her gorgeous shots after the jump!