Sunday, July 26, 2009

Holla Holla, Mariacarla!!

Mariacarla Boscono has long been one of my favorite girls on the runway, not only because of her killer looks, amazing editorials and SOLID walk, but because she IS a true super model, one who dedicated their lives to fashion. I always feel like the girls who really, reallly love the industry, as a whole and are fashion obsessed, always stand out like a 10 karat flawless VVS diamond in a sea of zirconia’s.

Born on September 20th 1980, in Rome Italy, Mariacarla grew up in a fashion family (her parents created the brand Saucony) that traveled all over the world. Her family moved to Key West for a short time before deciding to move back to Rome so Mariacarla could connect better with her Italian heritage. Shortly after moving back to Rome the family decided to move to Africa and lived in a small village between Malindi and Mombasa.

Discovered over dinner with her family by a family friend, Maria Carla began her career as a model at the age of 17 and quickly became one of fashions Main Muse's, scoring praise from Uncle Karl (Karl Lagerfeld) himself. She’s graced the covers of every major fashion magazine from i-D to Vogue, and has down countless campaigns. In the year 2005 Mariacarla grabbed $3.5 Million bucks for a years worth of fashion work earning her a spot on Forbes List Top Earning Supermodels.

Also in 2005, she walked in over 70 shows and a $15,000 PER SHOW its easy to see she snagged her spot on Forbes. A few of her campaign clients include, but most definitely are not limited to..

Dell'Acqua, Escada, Ferretti, Armani, Chanel, Blumarine, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli.

Mariacarla Boscono's Spring/Summer 2009 Show List:

Julien MacDonald
Gianfranco Ferré
Aquilano e Rimondi
Ermanno Scervino
Roberto Cavalli
Dolce & Gabbana
Rick Owens
Yves Saint Laurent
Christian Dior
Jean Paul Gaultier

Currently she is the face of Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy and Farragamo. In an industry dominated by the 17 to 20 something’s, at the age of 29 Mariacarla is definitely a fixture in the industry that I don’t see being replaced anytime soon.