Alicia nails French Vogue
Vogue is every model's dream, and French Vogue is to die for. Pulse's latest superstar in the making Alicia Burke, is featured in this month's French Vogue. Shot by the revered David Simms, Alicia has the distinction of being featured in a single girl story in 12 pages of the magazine!
To put this in context, it is a very rare feat - unprecedented as far as a model from the Caribbean is concerned. The model who previously came closest to this was Pulse's Nadine Willis, who was featured in 10 pages of French Vogue by herself in 2002, an achievement that captured the attention of the world of fashion and helped catapult her to super stardom. Nadine was shot by the great Mario Testino, who later chose her for the groundbreaking Gucci campaign, hailed by CNN as one of the 15 ads of all time which "shook society and changed the world"! Nadine was also named by Vogue as one of "5 Jamaicans who changed the face of fashion". The other supermodel who was discovered, developed and managed by a Jamaican agency was her Pulse agency mate Jeneil Williams.
Now Alicia is up for Gucci - how history repeats itself, especially if you are a Pulse superstar!
Alicia is now officially the second-fastest rising Caribbean model ever. She shot French Vogue within a month of starting her international career. Nadine shot the magazine within two weeks!
Alicia is on a gag order, and has exclusive agreements with some of the major clients within the global fashion industry. As a result, most of her assignments cannot be mentioned for a few weeks.
However, we can name a few of her clients for whom she has effected assignments in the past five months: Harpers Bazaar, Miu Miu for Prada and Bottega Venetta; the last two being exclusives for the Paris and Milan collections, respectively.
Pulse is planning a special celebration to honour Alicia when she comes home for CFW in June.
Needless to say, she is beside herself with excitement. Every effort to come home to see her mother, has been thwarted by a slew of major assignments which are cementing her place in fashion history. Hopefully, nothing earth shaking will occur to stop her from being in Jamaica for CFW come June 14 to 20.