MEET THE MODELS: BETTY & TIAN
With a name and face that you won’t forget, London-born Betty Adewole is set to be one of the hottest models of 2014. She was scouted at 15 in her hometown of London, whilst shopping with her mum on Tottenham Court Road. After being signed by IMG last year, Adewole subsequently cut her waist-length hair into a boyish crop.
Since her debut on the catwalks during the spring summer ’11 season, Adewole has become one of the industry’s most sought-after catwalk faces. She graced the cover of Wonderland magazine in November last year and starred in her first British Vogue editorial in their February 2014 issue.
Her favourite piece from the campaign was the silk bomber that she wore with our cutwork khaki pencil skirt: ‘I like bomber jackets… it really fits me, it suits me well.’
With her high cheekbones and envious raven locks – and currently ranked #40 in the top 50 models - Tian Yi has has hit the ground running with her modelling career. Discovered on models.com, elegant beauty Yi has become a favourite with fashion-forward brands such as Dazed & Confused and Vogue China. With a number of campaigns and catwalk appearances under her belt, it’s no wonder she’s one of the most-wanted faces of the moment.
Living in New York but born in China, Yi has come a long way from the small city she grew up in. When she is back in China she likes to go to the former imperial palace, the Forbidden City, and recommends it as a must-see visit: ‘It has a vast amount of history and it’s such a huge building with impressive courtyards.’