Hyoni Kang's adding a slash to her name. She's foregoing actress, singer, etc in favor of model/designer/shop-owner. The Korean born model's store, Reborn Process, in set to open in Soho right before Christmas. She calls it, "a vintage reform and remake store." She and her partners, Aeri, a stylist, J, a photographer and Vogue Korea's New York editor, will sell vintage pieces found around the country and re-worked in the work space set into the shop. On top of that, they'll also produce their own line of t-shirts. Hyoni and Aeri will design the clothes while J handles the business side and, not surprisingly, Hyoni models the clothes online. Click through for a selection of what they're working on so far, and if you can't make it to New York pre-holidays, their website will be up and running by the end of this month.
Fashionista's Six New Models To Watch
Marloes Horst: Height 5'9\", blonde hair, blue eyes Those lips, those eyes. We can't really find the words to describe this fresh-faced Dutch beauty. Since 2007 Marloes has graced a few magazine covers and has appeared in a handful of editorials, but we're betting that 2010 will be the year she really takes the modeling world by storm. We just want to see more of her, please!" ?> Hannah Holman: Height 5'8\", blonde hair, blue eyes This American girl has some serious Italian fashion cred. Hannah made her debut in New York over the summer when she closed Prada's Resort show and opened for Miu Miu's the next day. And recall those pretty fall Miu Miu ads? They featured Hannah. Miuccia's taken quite a liking to the young model. Who will fall for her next?" ?> Ginta Lapina: Height 5'10\", blonde hair, blue eyes Ginta's striking features caught our attention, but it is her versatility in editorials that has held our affection. And it's this same convincing versatility that reminds us a lot of another model: Daria W. Ginta can be sensual in Vogue Italia or playful in Dazed. We don't mind which role she plays, we'll take her any way we can get her." ?> Frida Gustavsson: Height 5'11\", blonde hair, blue-gray eyes Frida only just signed with IMG this past year, but her star is rising rapidly--she was the fourth most requested model of the spring season and walked in a staggering 60 shows! We first noticed Frida after Dior's S/S10 show. (The baby-faced Swede can really rock a red lip.) Will Frida break her own record and walk in even more shows this season? Stay tuned!" ?> Nimue Smit: Height 5'11\", blonde hair, blue eyes Nimue's walked in her fair share of shows (Stateside and abroad) and has been featured in a number of campaigns and editorials. Her most recent Armani ads left us wanting more--those eyes are bewitching! We've fallen for Nimue's pixie features and are looking forward to seeing a lot more of her." ?> Valerija Kelava: Height 5'9.5\", brown hair, blue-green eyes This super-new brunette is bound to make a splash all over fashion week. After opening Chris Kane's SS10 show, she's been featured in Proenza's and Prada's pre-fall presentations and most recently shot by Juergen Teller for Celine's SS10 ads. We're obsessed with her edgy bangs and intense stare, which reminds us of our other current obsessions Jaqueline and Iris. We think she'd be perfect at Givenchy, don't you?" ?>