Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Meet Melise Williams. No, you have never heard of her, that’s right. Nor had frockwriter - until we spotted her at last week’s graduation show for Sydney Institute’s Fashion Design Studio. In fact, the doe-eyed beauty really stood out from the pack. We tracked her down to her Australian mother agency which, as it turned out, was just about to launch Williams into orbit.
Williams is 15 and has been modelling for three years.
Initially signed to Platform Models' Cute Kids childrens division, she quickly moved into the modelling division after becoming too tall.
Work to date has consisted of some very low profile fashion shows, including those of UTS, Rosie Hogan, Antonia Paris and the Fashion Design Studio – including the latter’s Australian Fashion Week show in May this year. And evidently in spite of the under-16 ban that had been imposed on the event.
A kind of Ivanka Trump/Olga Sherer hybrid, Williams boasts, perhaps not surprisingly, a Turkish/Bosnian heritage.
Just out of braces - and turning 16 next month - Williams will remain at school but hopes to continue to model in her school holidays.
Frockwriter has a hunch that she is going to do well.
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