Vanessa Axente, Daphne Groeneveld, Ondria Hardin, Kremi Otashliyska, Arizona Muse, Anais Pouliot, Kati Nescher, and Nadja Bender are probably my favorite models at the moment. All of these girls are stunning in print and have a strong presence on the runway. Vanessa is probably at the top of my list right now, aside from Daphne. Just as Demi says, she’s an icon in the making.
As for newer girls, I’d have to say Katya Riabinkina, Lin Kjerulf, Sasha Luss, and Manon Leloup are very intriguing me.
Not my type of model, but good for her walking Calvin two seasons in a row.
As for Daphne’s “comeback”, it is realistically what I thought it would be. A lot of people are disappointed because she doesn’t look like a 12 year old anymore and isn’t opening a slew of shows, but we can’t all be Kasia Struss (runway champ). Daphne has never really been a runway staple for me. Her look is too profound, and I think that at the moment designers and casting directors want their models to blend together rather than stand out individually. She also doesn’t wear heavy makeup well, and that can be a problem on runways. However, I’m not at all disappointed with her showlist. A small number, but really great, a-list shows. Whether or not it’s because she is being selective, didn’t get booked, or was working on other jobs (she was apparently shooting during the week), I’m satisfied.