Why I Love Lyndsey Scott:
Heres a little read up on Lyndsey
Lyndsey Scott is a true example of what can happen when you take destiny into your own hands. This twenty-year old, New Jersey born beauty wasn’t spotted whilst sashaying her 5ft 9 lithe frame down the street, coming out of a taxi (sound familiar Sophie Dahl?), at a gig or through any other ‘cool’ or accidental ‘whoops I fell and landed on a modelling contract with Elite’ ‘tory. Her success was no accident, instead it was a by-product of Lyndsey using her iniative and being pro-active about her career. She posted pictures of herself and put them on models.com which led to her being called for an appointment by Jules Bimbaum Watson, the new faces booker at Click models in NYC. Click eventually signed Lyndsey on and the rest as they say is history. (FYI, since then Lyndsey has sealed her global success by being signed on with the following international model agencies- Premier (London), MODELWERK (Hamburg), Uno (Barcelona) and Elite (Paris).
Lyndsey’s and I’s paths crossed last summer when Arise commissioned me to style a feature story for one of their issues. One of my responsibilities for the job was to liase with the fashion editor and choose a model for the story. I was given a bunch of models to look at and even though her portfolio (at the time) was lacking in terms of the amount of editorials on display, when compared to the other models; I was so taken by her wide-spread expressive doe-eyes that I put her as my first choice for the feature story. Sometimes in this industry it really does pay to go with your gut-instincts and to have an ‘eye’. I believe that these two attributes cannot be taught or learnt, you either have it or you don’t. Luckily for me that day, my spider senses tingling led me to make the right choice because fast-forward a year later and Lyndsey’s CV, in true American teen lingo is- ‘out of control’. Here is a little taster of what she has managed to achieved in under a year; she has walked the runway for fashion houses like Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, L’Wren Scott, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein. Regarding the latter designer- Lyndsey was the first African-American model to walk his A/W 2009 show. Respect. She has also featured in high-profile magazines like Dazed & Confused, Teen Vogue, Pop and Elle as well as scored campaigns with DKNY and Baby Phat.
To be so young and have achieved so much in a profession where there is a continuous hunt for the ‘next best youngest thing’ is truly commendable and its great that she hasn’t let the chemicals used to style her ever-changing locks go to her head; when she was asked in an interview about what was most important to her, her reply was her ‘family and friends’.