Monday, September 22, 2008

Gwen Lu in Nordstrom Catalog, September 2008

Gwen Lu from Malaysia signed with Elite Agency last December and has since been struggling to gain traction on the fashion scene. Her first season at New York Fashion Week last Spring was unspectacular, to say the least. Then she managed to land a few minor ad campaigns with Target's Go International and Uniqlo, the Japanese clothing chain. This was followed by a few Macy's ads, which I don't think did her any favors (although that work probably helped pay a few months of rent.)

This month, she appears in Nordstrom's catalog in the beauty section and I have to say, this is her best photo yet. Her earlier work in Asia were much more spectacular than the ones she's done in the US. I hope this Nordstrom photo will translate to better quality photographers and editorials in the future.

Model: Gwen Lu
Catalog: Nordstrom, September 2008
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Nordstrom

8 comments:

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

yes!finally..she have a job

Anonymous said...

love.

MEKI said...

im not digging it! her face just looks like a "PAO" in these. she need to angle her face...

kokyat said...

I am happy for her

FND said...

check out Lakshmi menon big spread in Vogue Paris October. She's in a spread with Yasmine Warsame called Afrodisiac I think.

Yoli said...

I think many here are wrong. I think she is beautiful in womanly way. Not in the doll fragile way that many Asian models come across as.

Chic Noir said...

I agree with Yoli and her eyes are gorgeous.

jp said...

There are two other models in that particular catalogue; one looks to be at least part Asian plus Native American the other looks Latina to me.

Do you have a line on those two, vis-a-vie agencies, other work? They're both high profile faces in catalogue work.

Love you blog! Very tasteful, clean and well laid out!