It seems the best way for a model to win the hearts of the fashion industry these days is to dye their hair a crazy color. How else can you explain the obsession with Chloe Norgaard, Charlotte Free, and now, Natalie Westling? She cut her teeth walking for Louis Vuitton, Chanel Haute Couture, Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs last season when she was rocking her natural dirty blonde hue, but it’s her newly-dyed bright tresses (which she colored for Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 campaign) that’s made everyone want to know more about her.
She’s certainly made an impression on designers Anna Sui, Giles, Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung, all of whom cast her this season, and we expect to see a lot more of her in Paris and Milan. Flip through the pages of your fave fashion glossy, and you’ll find her featured in Saint Laurent and Valentino Red Label‘s Spring campaigns, plus she recently shot for Love magazine. One peep at her credentials, and the phrases “one to watch” and “next big thing,” seem pretty fitting–and the way things are going for her, we’re starting to believe the hype too.
Bonus: it turns out Natalie Westling is also a pretty cool chick! We’re not ashamed to say we kind of love her, and so should you. Click though the slideshow for 11 reasons why we (and everyone else) are digging her so much.
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