Saturday, December 3, 2011

Model Watch: Abbey Lee Kershaw

Continuing my models posts serie, I'd like to present you my all-time favorite model, who's amazing in every things she does, whether it is on the catwalk or in an editorial, Abbey Lee Kershaw. Life coincidence: Abbey and I share the same tattoo. She has a blue-green/turquoise star tattooed behind her ear and I got the same star tattoo on my right ankle (you can see it here for mine and here for Abbey's.).

Born in Melbourne (Australia) on June 12th 1987 (she's 24), she moved to Sydney in 2005 to began modeling. In 2007, she signed with Next Management and by March had moved to New York City. In the same year, in December, named her the next superstar. They were right because the industry now considers her a supermodel.

She made her debut in the 2008 New York Fashion Week, managing to walk a total of 29 shows, and notably closing for Rodarte. For her first time in Milan Fashion Week, she was booked as a Gucci exclusive. In November 2008, in Miami, she made her international TV appearance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, modeling in the Pink Planet segment. Abbey has starred in the fragrance ads for Gucci's scent "Flora" since 2008.

After skipping the fall 2009 season because of a knee injury, Kershaw reappeared in Milan Fashion Week, opening D&G, having the first and last looks at Fendi and Versace, prompting New York Magazine to name her "Milan’s Top Model". On December 2009, for the second time, she participated in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but this time she modeled three outfits. In 2010, Kershaw was heavily in demand for campaigns, editorials and shows. She was featured in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar, was the face of Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear ad campaign, closed the Chanel Spring 2010 couture show, opened the Chanel Fall/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear show. In November, for the fourth time, she became the cover model of Australian Vogue.

1. She currently resides in New York City.
2. She is friends with models Daisy Lowe, Freja Beha Erichsen, Rebecca Seidel and Catherine McNeil.
3. She has a pet lizard named Annie Hall.
4. She has 10 piercings in total: on her nose (her left nostril), on the nipple, a pierced belly button, and seven on her ears.
5. She has various tattoos, including: stars behind her ears, a small peace sign on the palm of her hand, an owl on her middle finger, the symbol for Gemini on her ankle, and a tattoo reading "truth", hidden on the inside of her bottom lip. She has recently added two on the side of her stomach done in white ink.
6. She's an artist who does abstract painting and uses oil pastels.
7. On her sexual orientation she mentioned she has "always swung both ways" but she does not call herself bisexual, "just experimental".
8. Her boyfriend is musician Matthew Hutchinson from the band Our Mountain, and in 2011, it became clear that Abbey had become a part of the band.
9. Funny (or unfortunate) fact, in September 2008, she fell in her high heels at the Rodarte show in New York. Then, a month later in Paris, she fainted at the Alexander McQueen show due to a super-tight leather corset. Fortunately these two incidents did not affect her from booking more runways shows. (Wikipedia)
10. More recently, she also had an incident at the Lanvin Spring 2011 runway show, she was supposed to walk two looks but she only walked one.

Born: June 12 1987 (Australia)
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair color: Platinum Blonde (dyed, she is naturally light ash brown)
Eye color: Blue
Measurements: 82-61-89 (EU), 32-24-35 (US)
Dress size: 34 (EU), 4 (US)

Gucci Spring 2011

Emilio Pucci Fall 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012

Emilio Pucci Spring 2012

Versace Spring 2012

Elie Saab Fall 2011

Chanel Fall 2011

Chanel Fall 2011

Stella McCartney Fall 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011

Balmain Fall 2011

Donna Karan Spring 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2011

Valentino Spring 2011

Lanvin Spring 2011

To know more about her visit two beautiful fansites, Abbey Lee Kershaw fan blog, Abbey Lee, Fuck Yeah Abbey Lee Kershaw and this tumblr blog.


  1. She is soo pretty. I love the pointed chin she has.
    Following you now on bloglovin too. Hope you can visit me and follow me on bloglovin too.

  2. wow she is gorgeous,her eyes are beautiful


  3. Love the post! I have been seeing her around in a lot of fashion shows! You should do one on Lindsay Wixon too I would love to read about her!

  4. Wow, beautiful post =O Do you want to follow each other? <3

    Let me dream

  5. she's growing on me. I have to admit i wasn't a massive fan at first, but she is a babe. there is no denying it.


    Bang & Buck

  6. cool common fact
    shes an amazing model!

  7. I love her!!!
    Have a nice day!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  8. she has a very distinctive look! I love her eyes!

  9. love her! what a great post. keep these up!

    yes, it is my bedroom. : ) thanks for your sweet comment!



  10. so beyond stunning. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest post. xo

  11. My greetings from France! After visiting your blog, I could not leave without putting a comment.
    I congratulate you on your blog!
    Maybe I would have the opportunity to welcome you on mine too!
    My blog is in french, but on the right is the Google translator!
    good day

  12. crazy beautiful.
    funnily enough, i also share a life coincidence in that i went to high school with abbey.
    it's still beyond weird to see her pretty much every where in the fashion world, but it's so amazing because she's done wonders in such a short amount of time and made a name for herself.
    i love that she's such an inspiration to so many girls. x.