#1557 Jessica Clarke met Bryan Boy backstage at Dolce and Gabbana

Photo: Bryan Boy

Let’s take a moment and reflect on what a blinder of a first season fresh-faced Kiwi model Jessica Clarke‘s just had. To recap, she started with a Calvin Klein exclusive in New York; followed it up with five shows in London – including Paul Smith and Julien MacDonald; smoked Milan with D&G, Dolce and Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Gianfranco Ferre and Salvatore Ferragamo; and finished strong in Paris, bagging seven shows, including Lanvin and Sonia Rykiel. Besides all those casting directors, Jessica Clarke also caught the eye of Bryan Boy backstage at Dolce and Gabbana. The famed blogger must have been impressed – he dedicated an entire post to the “rising model”.

Some of you might recognise her tote bag in the photo above – it’s the one that was given away by Stolen Girlfriends Club at their NZ Fashion Week show last year. It just goes to show: you can take the girl out of New Zealand, but you can’t take New Zealand out of the girl.

And in other Kiwi model news, upwardly mobile male model Christopher Landon has just arrived back into the country after a several-month-stint abroad. The Auckland Grammar old boy had a successful first international foray, nabbing both the Dolce and Gabbana show and the digital cover of Vogue Hommes Japan. Not bad for a former rugby player, not bad at all.


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