Topmodel of the Week: Abbey Lee Kershaw

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, London, Milan, models, New York, Paris

This topmodel from down under is unstoppable. She walks in all the big fashion shows, was a Victoria’s Secret angel twice, was a model for the famous Pirelli calender and did a tv commercial for Gucci. You might wanna read more about this Australian beauty…

Name: Abbey Lee Kershaw
Age: 22
Date of Birth: June 12, 1987
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Discovered: While she was on the beach with her grandma in Australia. After that she took part in a modelling competition and won.
Runway debut: Milan, Gucci. She was booked exclusively for Gucci.
City: New York
Fashion shows: almost any fashion brand; one season Abbey walked in 84 shows.
She was a Victoria’s Secret angel for two years (2008 & 2009).
Last season (fall/winter 2010/2011) she opened the shows of Chanel, Michael Kors, Isaac Mizrahi, Issa, John Rocha and Pucci.
Covers:  Australian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, V, Dazed & Confused, Muse, Numéro. In 2008 Style.com named her one of the top ten newcomers.
Abbey Lee is ranked 8th on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com.
Ad campaigns:  Gucci, D&G, CK Jeans, H&M, Levi’s, Lord & Taylor, See by Chloé, Guilty Brotherhood, Express Jeans and Pirelli Calender 2010.
TV Commercials: Gucci fragrance Flora
Agencies:  Next Management (London, New York, Paris), Chic Management (Sydney), 2pm Model Management (Copenhagen)
Quotes:

  • ‘I like my hands. They do most of the talking.’
  • ‘Let’s just say, if I weren’t a model, I’d be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that’s aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating.’
  • ‘TV will never be something I commit to.’
  • ‘I didn’t even know modelling existed as a job’
  • ‘In New York you have to be very ambitious to stay ahead of everyone, otherwise you get lost in the crowd.’

Extra:

  • Abbey Lee worked in the bakery section at Newmarket Safeway before.
  • She has a pierced nose and a pierced nipple.
  • During Paris Fashion Week Abbey Lee fainted at the Alexander McQueen runway right before she was to exit the runway.
  • She is currently seeing Puerto Rican fashion director, producer, and runway coach Daniel E. Rivera.
  • She fell at a spring Rodarte show in New York (2008)
  • She had to skip a whole fashion season due to a knee injury.
  • She smokes.
  • She said no when Alexander McQueen asked her to walk in the spring/summer show in the crazy Armadillo shoes