#1936 Six degrees of separation in Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Spring 2011 campaign

Photos: Derek Henderson for Stolen Girlfriends Club Spring/Summer 2011/2012.

Despite its 1,000,000 strong population, Auckland is a small town, and here’s a prime example: Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Spring 2011 campaign was released today, starring Penny Pickard, as shot by Derek Henderson. For those of you who don’t know her, Penny Pickard is probably the closest thing we’ve ever had to a modern-day Kiwi supermodel (besides Emily Baker). To the best of my knowledge, she’s appeared on more Fashion Quarterly covers than any other model, and she worked extensively overseas throughout the late 90s and 2000s. If we dug deeply enough we’d probably find that Derek Henderson shot her for her first ever job. But here’s where it gets interesting: yesterday it was announced that Pickard had left her agency of the past decade, 62 Models and Talent, and would now be represented by N Model Management.

N Model Management is Auckland’s newest agency, started by Ngahuia Williams – a successful model in her own right – who just so happens to be romantically tied to Stolen Girlfriends Club’s head designer Marc Moore. And that, my friends, just goes to show: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Even in the modelling game, relationships will trump all else. Also related: by the looks of these photographs, Ms Pickard should get back overseas and start hitting the circuit all over again. The girl has never looked better.

Read my review of the Stolen Girlfriends Club Spring 2011 collection, shown at RAFW in May, here.


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  1. Wrinkle In Time Vintage says

    There aren’t many things in this world that I wouldn’t do for those ankle boots. -drool-

  2. anon says

    the prints look stolen from romance was born, the detailing in the separates number nine or undercover!

  3. Lucy says

    Penny is not just a beautiful face – she was in my stage 3 Philosophy class at Auckland Uni. Girl got smarts. 

  4. Stella Castle says

    Didn’t Derek shoot her for Pavement as her first ever shoot, in  a field or something…there was a shot of her shaking a picnic basket…

  5. 1am says

    Coming across this just as i happened to be sorting through some old PAVEMENT archives which, including some rare historical gems with particular relevance to this post was one of those crazy serendipitous moments just too good not to share. So, for anyone interested in the wonderful Miss Pickard, i’ve uploaded this special treat in her honour, here on tumblr, freshly plucked off High Street and thrown to the wolves… sorry Penny, will you ever forgive me! http://glennhunt.tumblr.com/

  6. Mareikejordan1 says

    yes!!! thank god someone else noticed, this is blantant copying, no ifs or buts about it.  isaac put up a comparison shot please!  i am shocked they wouldnt even try to hide the fact they ripped it off LOL

  7. wicked queen says

    Sorry I find this model so catalogue, never found her work or her face inspiring and I don’t agree that she’s anywhere near the super model status of say Kylie Bax see Italian vogue 2010 for how its really done.

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