Stacey Eastman's Ali Stephens accompanied by sister Maddie, fellow model and friend Taryn and Elite agents, Micki and Attienette, attend a benefit for OCEANA. An organization that Ali is a strong supporter of. We foster relationships beyond the runways and high fashion magazines. Stacey Eastman contacts OCEANA'S President to see how his supermodel Ali may become involved.
"Alexander Wang has an eye for models. The CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winning wunderkind is always surrounded by the hottest, edgiest girls. (Trust me, I've seen him.) You'd expect nothing less than the freshest girl in his first ad campaign.
Welcome 18 year old Hannah Holman. Plucked from Utah obscurity (town of 155) from the local shopping mall, the pouty blonde was signed to Elite in 2008. She was the go-to girl for all American style, starring in American Eagle and Urban Outfitters campaigns.
A year passes, and right when it seemed like her career had stalled, Miuccia Prada points her fairy godmother wand--and despite being quite diminutive (rumor is, under 5'8")--and re-debuts Hannah in high fashion, having her close the Prada resort show. For fall 2009, Hannah opened the Miu Miu show and starred in the ad campaign.
"Hannah Holman is a model reminiscent of a young Emma Balfour—ultimately charming, feverishly cool, and wise beyond her years." - Anita Bitton, casting and creative director of Establishment
Now every fashion house wants Hannah. She's graced the runways for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Fendi. For spring 2010, she is starring in Burberry Blue, Jill Stuart, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang ad campaigns.
When asked, this “unflappable, kind-hearted blonde" who plays the violin and loves to bake offers this advice for success. She quotes Bertrand Russell: “The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and land, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real estate, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love, and faith.”
Credits (both photos): Amy Troost, Marc Pilaro, Elite Model Management, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Imaxtree, Miu Miu, Oyster, Vogue Russia, Jill Stuart, Burberry, Urban Outfitters, Tush