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

Mikel Ennis
Like most native New Yorkers, freckly Mikel Ennis takes off for the beach every chance she gets, but not just any beach. The ocean-loving, scuba-diving Aries heads to Miami, where, two years ago, she was spotted by a Ford scout. Look for the sun-kissed beauty in the new Abercrombie and Fitch campaign.

Lauren B
With her Louise Brooks black bob, towering teen Lauren B. turns heads wherever she goes. The leggy Scorpio is already a recognizable face in her hometown of Sydney, appearing in Australian Harper's Bazaar three times. Now she's set to conquer her adopted home of New York.

Viktoriya Sasonkina
Once again, the fashion world has Ukraine on the brain. Case in point: Viktoriya Sasonkina, who's turning up in all the right places, starting with the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Currently, she's in the CK Jeans and Alberta Ferretti campaigns, both shot by Steven Meisel. Oh yeah, he also shot her for a solo editorial in an upcoming Italian Vogue.

Giedre Dukauskaite
The model biz is again in the grips of Lithuania mania! Giedre Dukauskaite may be impossible to pronounce for those of non-Baltic descent, but you can say she's easy on the eyes. Magazines from Numero and Another to German and Japanese Vogue would agree with you. Look for Giedre in campaigns for D&G, Uniqlo and Topshop.

Ubah Hassan
There's a delicate beauty about Somalian-born Canadian Ubah Hassan. Said to be related to Iman, the Virgo has caught the eye of icon-maker Steven Meisel, who shot her for the all-black edition of Italian Vogue. She should totally put that on her resume when she goes for an interview at the United Nations, where she hopes to work one day.

Kayla Camstra
Offered a swimming scholarship at Notre Dame or a painting scholarship at Pratt, Kayla Camstra opted for the latter. Who wouldn't want to live the life of an art student in New York City? Then, to complete the fairy tale, the outgoing Ohioan was scouted while shopping with her mom in Soho. The future looks bright for the Midwesterner.

Luiza Windberg
The latest on the Brazilian model assembly line is Luiza Windberg. The ambitious Aries was a huge hit at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, now poised to dominate the other hemisphere.