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Model Debut: Vanessa Axente

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Vanessa Axente
Vanessa Axente

Sixteen-year-old Hungarian newcomer Vanessa Axente debuted in Milan during fashion week, exclusively opening and closing the Prada show after being plucked from the crowd by Prada’s new casting director Ashley Brokaw...

Sixteen-year-old Hungarian newcomer Vanessa Axente debuted in Milan during fashion week, exclusively opening and closing the Prada show after being plucked from the crowd by Prada’s new casting director Ashley Brokaw. She went on to walk a further 13 shows in Paris, including Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as opening and closing Céline and Valentino. AnOther caught up with Vanessa to discuss summer playlists and mixing high-end with high-street...

What is your favourite look that you have walked in this season?
I loved them all! I’m lucky that I wore the most beautiful pieces in every collection! Of course, Prada will remain very special to me…

What is your favourite item of clothing?
I like to mix my Prada shoes with my orange Topshop dress. And I couldn't live without some of my basics: a blazer, jeans and cute simple dress.

"Vanessa exclusively opening and closing the Prada show after being plucked from the crowd by Prada’s new casting director Ashley Brokaw"

Where do you like to shop?
I come from a small village called Nagylengyel so I love shopping in all cities.

What song will be on your playlist for summer?
I like It Like That by Hot Chelle Rae featuring New Boyz; Animal by Neon Trees; Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra.

What do you keep on your bedside table?
My iPhone, a magazine and a book.

Vanessa Axente is at Attractive Models

Text by Mhairi Graham

Mhairi Graham is fashion writer at AnOther and AnOthermag.com. She also writes for The Financial Times and Wallpaper* and came runner-up in the 2011 Vogue Talent Contest.

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