Today’s “IT” Girl: Fernanda Ly

Bubbly, eighteen-year old Australian beauty Fernanda Ly seems to be taking the modeling industry by storm. After walking the Louis Vuitton runway in Paris last year, her calling card has been ablaze. With her signature rose coloured locks, she sets herself apart from the other long-legged beauties who are all clamoring for the limelight.

As a young teenager, Ly often experimented with colouring her hair, playing with some eclectic hues ­­— lavender, silver, blue, dark blue, and countless gradations of ombré. As of late, she’s dyed her hair blonde (which she didn’t like), corrected it to red, and then slowly transitioned to the cotton candy pink she wears today.

This stunning pink hair was a winning choice. It led to her being scouted by one of Sydney’s top modeling agencies, Priscilla’s Model Management, while she was shopping with friends. She is also now represented by Viva Model Management Barcelona, Two Management Los Angeles, 2pm Model Management Copenhagen, d’management group Milan, Viva Model Management Paris, Viva Model Management London, and DNA Models New York.

Although this busy model has adorned many elite fashion covers, the youngster was honored to sign an exclusive contract for Louis Vuitton during the last Paris Fashion Week, meaning that she cannot work for any other brand during the contracted period. This usually marks the start of an IT-model career.

Petite for a typical model, she stands at a slight 5’8. This wisp of a woman loves sweets and, although it is known that she isn’t a big fan of social media, her Instagram page is filled with pics of piled high ice cream cones. She has also been credited saying that her real calling in life is to be “the owner of a relatively successful ice cream store with franchises across the globe.”

Well, Fernanda Ly might be wearing rose coloured glasses right now, but we’re certain that no matter what, this fortunate young woman has a lot to look forward to.

Kate Shelton
Kate has led a diverse career in both the arts and business management. From dancing with the prestigious National Ballet of Canada to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Ryerson to then taking on the entrepreneurial role of running a small business, Kate’s wide range of experience has allowed her to develop a keen eye for art and design. As an avid Crossfitter, Kate has a true appreciation for leading an active, healthy lifestyle. She currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and their wonderful son.