So today I wanted to shine a spotlight on up and coming Dominican model Arlenis Pena...
After her sparkling 'debut' as it were in Vogue's July issue, I thought it fitting to relay her tale for those who don't know:
A designer caught sight of 18 year old Arlenis in her native Dominican Republic, and knew he was looking at something special. He took a snapshot of the beauty, and sent it to Marilyn Agency in New York. Impressed with her pic, they arranged for her to fly to JFK--she was subsequently booked on the spot. She debuted on the runway for the holiday Banana Republic Show in NYC...
...then went on to stomp in Christian Dior's Resort 2008 show this past March...
...aside from her editorial in Vogue's "Is Fashion Racist" article, also keep an eye peeled for her in the Italian Vogue issue (on newsstands soon, I'll let y'all know!)
It's exciting to see new blood. Looks like Bethann's dream of diversifying the runways is coming to fruition!
Thursday, June 26, 2008