At the fall 2009 Jil Sander show in Milan, 14-year-old ( … we know) Auguste Abeliunaite hit the runway with tears streaming down her cheeks. Her agent said it was due to her “pale blue eyes,” but those tears of joy, pain, or whatever were enough to give the Lithuanian beauty some significant publicity. This probably helped the rookie stand out in the sea of newcomers that flooded the market. Days later, she was confirmed for the Russell Marsh–cast Prada show and Pringle of Scotland. Abeliunaite skipped the runways in Paris owing to age restrictions, but that didn’t stop her from nabbing a spread in Japanese Vogue’s April issue and working with photographer Alasdair McLellan for the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti fall ad campaign, styled by Vanessa Reid. Next up is an only-girl spread in Teen Vogue’s upcoming issue, shot by Lachlan Bailey. Not bad for a crybaby, eh?
Model Profile: Auguste Abeliunaite
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