Chinese model, Xiaoyi Dai had languished at her first US agency for years without much notice or support. Then something miraculous happened -- Elite Models took her in and placed her under their capable Development Division (for new models). Within weeks, Xiaoyi Dai was walking the runways at New York Fashion Week (10 shows). Hopefully, she will gain further exposure and work under the guidance of Elite Models.
The success of a new model in this industry depends equally on the agency's support, her work ethics and a good deal of luck. Some models don't get the representation they deserved while others get homesick very quickly and leave New York after only a few months of casting calls. The few lucky ones get snapped up by big name photographers immediately and become the next big thing overnight.
The editorial below is from Singapore's top fashion magazine, Style Magazine (Sept 2008 issue). The photos are simply spectacular. The styling is totally avant-garde, and the hair and makeup are superb. You know they spent a lot of time and money on this shoot when you count the number of different hair and makeup changes in this editorial alone.
Editorial: Mega Structures
Magazine: Singapore Style Magazine, September 2008
Photographer: Wee Khim
Stylist: Johnny Khoo
Makeup: Elaine Lim
Hair: Junie Tan
Source: voguite.blogspot.com via tFs