January '08
We're crazy in love with these new faces
By Joseph Tenni

Fabienne Vanderhaeghen
It won't be long before South African-born Fabienne Vanderhaeghen, who could pass for an Olsen, will be as recognizable around the world as she is in her home of Australia. With two modeling sisters for moral support, the playful Piscean recently shot for Australian Harper's Bazaar, D magazine and Teen Vogue, and has her sights set on 2008.

Sara Blomqvist
All hail striking Viking Sara Blomqvist. Discovered at a horse show in her native Sweden, the steely-stared Aries had an impressive premiere show season last fall, walking for Prada and Dries Van Noten, which resulted in a Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti campaign and appearances in Plastique and Cover magazines.

Josefin Hedstrom
Another Nordic knockout this month is Sweden's Josefin Hedstrom. The Cancerian, although still in high school, has managed to appear in L'Officiel (the cover, no less), as well as campaigns for Hogan and Tommy Girl. Look for big things from the pouty pin-up this year.

Masha Novoselova
Red-hot Russian Masha Novoselova hardly needs an introduction. Her face is splashed all over Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, L'Officiel, Italian Elle, V and French magazines. She also steamed up the spring collections of Gucci, Chanel, Costume National, Anne Valérie Hash and Loewe, while campaigns include See by Chloé, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, and D&G's latest. She could teach Putin a thing or two about capitalism.

Hannah Edgette
Just a little edgy, as her name suggests, all-American Aquarian Hannah Edgette shot for Interview barely a nanosecond into modeling. With a case of blonde ambition, the otherwise cherubic Boston beauty is set to tear through the new year with reckless abandon.

Cate Chant
Captivating Canadian Cate Chant isn't horsing around. The ten-year equestrian (seriously, she does the jumping circuit) was trotted out at Prada's spring show last September—an auspicious beginning, no doubt. With an editorial in the next Italian Vogue, the newbie has clearly found her stride.

Julie Mordovets
The cards are falling into place for Ukrainian teen Julie Mordovets, discovered in a small town at the tender age of 14. The statuesque Slav has appeared in Teen Vogue, Amica, Russian L'Officiel and shows no signs of slowing down.