Faces of Fashion: Hannah Elizabeth

The Faces of Fashion continuing series meets one of ELITE Model Management’s newest faces, 16-year-old Hannah Elizabeth.My first question with models is always, How were you discovered? “No big discovery story,” she says with a smile. “I grew up with a family in the entertainment industry so modeling was a natural choice for me being 5′ 10″ at 13-years-old.”

So far her biggest thrill has been following top model Coco Rocha in last year’s “Strut For A Cure” fundraiser. But this Toronto native’s dazzling eyes and mysterious beauty are likely to land her some serious contracts in the modeling world. Don’t expect her to get too caught up — “I truly believe in charity work. Any country I have traveled to I have donated money to give back.”

Her favourite things include classic rock and roll (Hendrix, Rolling Stones), running and horseback riding. And while she may be outdoorsy, she still appreciates fashion’s finer things. Some of recent purchases include a Lucian Matis one-of-a-kind dress and a pair of pre-order Christian Louboutin shoes. (Size 10 Louboutins…models may be tall and beautiful but shoe shopping can’t be a easy. Pity, isn’t it?)

 When asked who inspires her, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s name comes up immediately. The British model-turned-actress notoriously replaced Megan Fox in the Transformers sequel and is tight with Hannah’s dream employer, Victoria’s Secret. “When I’m 18, I want to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel!” Here’s to getting your wings, Hannah.


Angel Wings & Pretty Things

We can thank a dull economy for the recent influx of U.S. retail stores in Canada, and in the coming weeks you will read more about these retail openings here. Victoria’s Secret may have moved in last summer, but has since kept up a steady rotation of their Angels through Toronto including Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman and most recently, Lily Aldridge. Lily was in town to promote the new INCREDIBLE line of bras and fragrances.
No matter who you are, I dare you not to have a “fat day” when going to meet a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The newest Angel is refreshingly open and real while recapping how incredible her last year has been. But her first bra buying experience? Not so much. Her adolescent milestone was a somewhat frightful experience with her mom at a Sherman Oaks, California mall. “I really wish there was Victoria’s Secret Pink then.”

The INCREDIBLE line is aptly named. The seamless, front-closure bra means zero visible bumps in the strap line or backside, no matter how tight the top. There are various styles including the demi, push-up and front-closure. But real fashionistas will love how the multi-way version keeps it seamless and functional – wear it strapless, halter or even one-shoulder. Incredible, indeed.