September 3 2014

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Model-Slash: Outdoorswoman Hannah Holman


In our “Model-Slash” series, profiles models whose ambitions and drive extend beyond the catwalk.

Growing up on a cattle ranch in rural Utah—in a town with a population of 200—gave Hannah Holman a backstory quite a bit different from most other models’. Not many girls, after all, can claim to have stalked and shot a mountain lion at the age of 13 (more on that later). Now 21, Holman is the face of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy fragrance and has graced Jacobs’ catwalks as well as walking for Chanel, Valentino, and Jonathan Saunders. Holman’s forte, however, is magazine editorials, and she’s done scores of those recently for publications like Elle France, W, Love, and V. “Being in front of the camera is very meditative and I just get into this zone,” she tells “You feed off the energy of the photographer and the crew and have the freedom to move and transform.”

Holman was discovered in a local shopping mall when she was 15, and her rise in modeling was initially difficult for her family to grasp. “It’s a hard industry to understand, especially when you’re used to such a simple lifestyle,” she says. “Now they’re all very supportive. My dad, in particular, is always bragging about me to his hunting friends.” When she was younger, the two would ride the tractor around their 3,000-acre property, bringing out baled hay to the cows and rounding them up. Being an outdoorsy girl, Holman is naturally a seasoned horseback rider, too. “We would do cattle drives four or five times a year and go hunting in the fall, winter, and spring—usually for elk or deer,” she says. Her memorable cougar experience was a one-time thing, she explained, because the government permits only a few of the cats to be killed each year. “It’s a lottery system and my name was drawn by chance,” Holman said. “So we went out with a friend who is a hunting guide and knows exactly which peaks and little valleys they hang out in. Mountain lions often hang out up in trees but this one went into a cave. I was scared it was going to attack us and took a few shots with a .30-30 rifle but ran out of bullets, so my dad handed me his pistol and that was the lucky shot.” Holman returns home as often as she can to hit the trails with her family. “When I first left to model, I thought I’d never want to go back, and now when I’m there again, I appreciate it so much,” she says. Continue Reading “Model-Slash: Outdoorswoman Hannah Holman” »

Cast Away


Fashion doesn’t exactly abide by regular schedules. So while the rest of the country was enjoying a luxurious long weekend, models were scampering around town proving that their runway struts (and figures) were sharp as ever. On a breezy, perfect sort of NYC Saturday, Andrew Weir of ACW Worldwide was casting for a bevy of fashion week shows, including Ruffian, Y-3, and Zac Posen’s Z Spoke at the Hudson Hotel (to the alternately pleased and gawkish stares of hotel guests). Marc Jacobs favorite Hannah Holman stopped by on the early side. “Everyone loves fashion week, but everybody hates all the work getting up to there, castings, fittings,” Holman divulged. “Fittings can be the worst. You sometimes are standing there for hours while they literally make the garments on you. That’s why we’re all skinny and depleted when it comes to Paris! And we’re eating pasta everyday!”

Weir was apt to agree. “I love seeing the girls when they’re in New York,” he said. “They’re coming off summer, so they’re always so fresh.” Healthy being model-dom’s mantra of the moment, Weir was particularly on the lookout for new girls with a glow about them. Stephanie Rad of Marilyn was making waves with her golden good looks, but there were plenty of fresh faces from Holland and Norway to launch a Dutch/Scandinavian invasion. That’s not to say many new girls make the first cut. “I might find one, maybe two gems,” Weir noted. Particularly if “old” hats like Diana Moldovan, Daiane Conterato, and Bruna Tenorio promptly proved they’re not going anywhere with one pro sashay down the test runway. But even Chanel haute couture closer Iris Strubegger (left) was better than to think she had any job security. “Well, you never know. The next new girl may come along and you’re no longer at the top anymore,” the Austrian beauty said. “So I try to stay just as excited and try my best for every show and casting as when I first started.” Continue Reading “Cast Away” »

How To Keep Warm This Fashion Week, Louis’ Able Bodies, And More…


WWD checks in with a few key influencers to hear their fashion week plans, schemes, and strategies. Our favorite question? How to stay warm during NYFW. Our favorite answer? Model Hannah Holman’s (pictured): “Snogging.” [WWD]

The latest designer to jump on the show-streaming bandwagon: Calvin Klein, which will stream its men’s and women’s Collection shows on Sunday the 14th and Thursday the 18th, respectively. [WWD]

LV celebrates gorgeous bodies, enviable looks…and, uh, they’re cars. The label has announced that it will present its second annual Louis Vuitton Classic Awards later this month at the BMW Museum in Munich. The winners: a ’38 Alfa-Romeo and the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics system. [Vogue U.K.]

And the complete Sonia Rykiel for H&M looks—and prices—have hit the Web. The pieces start at $5.95 and top out at $69.95. [The Cut]

Photo: Greg Kessler