Erjona Ala

If there was one model that made a big impression on me during fashion week, it had to be Erjona Ala. The 16 year old Norwegian Ford model managed to walk a whopping 64 shows for Spring/Summer 2012 – more than any other newcomer, by far (the full show breakdown is below).

On top of that, she is a truly lovely girl, with an interesting dichotomy between her presence and her age. An androgynous type of Veronica Lake beauty, who became a model simply because she “wanted to try”. Her youth is endearingly apparent in interviews, as she quotes her ‘all time style icon‘ as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, her musical tastes as Beyonce (meeting B is Erjona’s biggest dream) and Taylor Swift, and favourite movie as Twilight.

I can’t wait to see where her career takes her as she matures.
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New York City NYC Fashion WeekThe official schedule has been released for September 2010 New York Fashion Week!

THURSDAY, September 9th 2010
11AM – Richard Chai
12PM – Vena Cava
2PM – Christian Siriano
5PM – Rachel Comey
7PM – Mandy Coon
9PM – Richie Rich, Kate Spade

FRIDAY, September 10th
9AM – Peter Som, Tadashi Shoji
11AM – Rag & Bones, Duckie Brown
12PM – Michael Angel
1PM – Jason Wu, Buckler
2PM – Georges Chakra
3PM – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Frank Tell, Jeremy Liang, PORTS 1961
4PM – Doo.Ri
5PM – Nicole Miller, Risto, Rag & Bone
8PM – Academy of Arts University

SATURDAY, September 11th
9:30AM -Yuna Yang
10AM – Lacoste
11AM – Cynthia Rowley
12PM – Ohne Titel, Jill Stuart, Loden Dager
1PM – Prabal Gurung
3PM – Vivienne Tam, Patrik Ervell, Leifsdottir
5PM – Alexander Wang (Milk Studios)
6PM – Band of Outsiders
7PM – Alice + Olivia
8PM – Alutzarra

SUNDAY, September 12th
9AM – Victoria Beckham
10AM – Derek Lam, Timo Weiland
11AM – Simon Spurr, Preen
12PM – Malandrino, Tom Scott
2PM – Rebecca Taylor
3PM – Herve Leger
4PM – Diane Von Furstenberg
5PM – Y-3, Cynthia Steffe
6PM – Thakoon
7PM – Custo Barcelona, Erin Fetherston
8PM – Tommy Hilfiger

MONDAY, September 13th
9AM – Jenny Packham
10AM – Carolina Herrera, Richard Chai
11AM – Zero + Maria Cornejo
12PM – Diesel Black Gold
1PM – Tracy Reese, WAYNE
2PM – Donna Karan
3PM – Rad by Rad Hourani
4PM – Temperley
5PM – Devi Kroell
6PM – Betsey Johnson, Longchamp, Halston
7PM – Perry Ellis
8PM – Marc Jacobs

TUESDAY, September 14th
9AM – Elie Tahari, Rachel Roy
10AM – Karen Walker
11AM – Vera Wang
12PM – Rodarte, Complex Geometries
1PM – Mulberry, Bibhu Mohapatra
3PM – Dennis Basso, Mulberry
4PM – Marc by Marc Jacobs
5PM – The Row
6PM – Luca Luca, Sophie Theallet
7PM – G-Star, Tibi, Yigal Azrouel
8PM – Narciso Rodriguez

WEDNESDAY, September 15th
9AM – Bill Blass, Tory Burch
10AM – Michael Kors
11AM – Nanette Lepore, Douglas Hannant
12PM – Oscar de la Renta
1PM – Oscar de le Renta, Jeremy Scott, Adrienne Vittadini
2PM – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Yigal Azrouel
3PM – Milly, Marchesa
4PM – Reed Krakoff, DKNY
5PM – Irina Shabayeva
6PM – Anna Sui, L Sabatino
7PM – Bryan Reyes
8PM – Proenza Schouler
9PM – Zang Toi

THURSDAY, September 16th
9AM – Kate Spade
10AM – Ralph Lauren
11AM – Ralph Lauren
12PM – Issac Mizrahi
1PM – L’Wren Scott
2PM – Stephen Burrows
3PM – Calvin Klein
4PM – Calvin Klein
5PM – Elene Cassis
6PM – J Mendel
7PM – Naeem Khan
8PM – L.A.M.B