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​10 things you need to know about fernanda ly

Here's everything you need to know about Fernanda Ly, the powder pink-haired Australian model and cover star of our new issue.

by Felicity Kinsella
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08 February 2016, 2:50pm

A wise, wise woman called Iris Apfel, once said, "If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything." And alongside Lineisy Montero's afro, 19-year-old Fernanda Ly was the model with the mostest at autumn/winter 15 fashion month. Following in the footsteps of Freja and Liya, Fernanda stepped onto the Louis Vuitton runway fresh as a daisy and within seconds was the name on everyone's lips. That's the power of a haircut for you. And social media. Hailing from the sunny south-west suburbs of Sydney, Australia, the Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink-haired model is now signed to Viva London, living "somewhere in the air between JFK and CDG airports" and starring on the cover of our pre-spring Fashion Issue. Here are the 10 things you need to know about Fernanda...

1. Her first reaction when she found out she was going to be walk the Louis Vuitton show was...
"Disbelief. Afterwards however, amazement followed by excitement."

2. Aside from LV, her fave modelling job so far is…
"Shooting with Nastygal! Everyone was so fun to work with and they let me take really good cookies home. I wish I knew where they were from..."

3. Shit got cray after she walked LV…
"People are asking me for interviews and I'm in New York right now! My recognition rate in public has also risen, which is pretty crazy."

4. She first hit the bottle at age 15…
"I tried to go blonde only to end up a very coppery orange. I dyed it pink a little bit before I turned 17."

5. Her hairspirations are:
"Eva Cheung and fairy floss."

6. She's in love with…
"Ice cream. Recently I have also reignited my passion for scones and cute latte art."

7. It's hard to top the initial hair bleaching at 15, but the next most rebellious thing she's ever done is…
"Possibly processing my leave of absence request at university without letting anyone know beforehand (sorry Mum and Dad)."

8. She blushed last night…
"Eating cheesy ddeokbokki in Koreatown - initially my cheeks flushed then my whole face went red."

9. She likes sweet treats and Japanese video games. This is what she gets up to in her time off...
"Cafe/dessert/sweets hunting and reading. Occasionally I'm playing Love Live: School Idol Festival (a Japanese rhythm game) on my phone."

10. Her dream is delicious…
"The owner of a relatively successful ice cream store with franchises across the globe."

@fernandaly

Credits


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Mario Sorrenti
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm
Fernanda wears jacket and hairband Miu Miu. T-shirt stylist's studio. Choker model's own

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