fall 2013/winter 2014 fashion show - models
Carlyn Shaw is originally from Vancouver, BC. She started modeling at the age of 14 in
Vancouver, where she was signed by John Casablancas International. Runway was her
focus (being 6’1”) but she was also exposed to editorial print and fashion shoots. She
then took a hiatus after finishing high school and moving away for university. It is only
after Carlyn relocated to the Maritimes that she got back into modeling, just shy of 2
years ago. Since living in Halifax, she has been lucky enough to shoot with some local
photographers including: Mike Phang, Stefanie Glasgow, and Michelle Olsen. She has
walked in the Mercedes-Benz StartUp fashion show, PHASE; Emerging designer
showcase, Clutch Culture, Fashion SOS, the Maritime Carnival of Beauty, and more.
Carlyn looks forward to continually supporting local designers and photographers alike
and is especially excited to walk for the first time for Kwestomar Kreations!
Photo by Stefanie Glasgow Photography
Cristel Mukendi was born in Congo, and at the age of 6 moved to Zambia
and lived in a refugee camp for seven years. Her family was then
sponsored by church members and relocated to Saskatchewan, Canada. Her
family has been living in Canada for the last eleven years. Cristel
began modelling at the age of 16 for local designers. She moved to
Halifax two years ago and works as a hair stylist while attending
Business College. Over the last two years she has continued modelling in
local fashion shows for up and coming designers.
Hailing from the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Alicia was first approached in the ninth grade by the owner of a bridal boutique, asking her if she would like to partake in shows. She graciously accepted, and was delighted to feel like a princess in the bustling gowns. After acquiring a few tattoos, she was deemed unfit to participate in any more bridal shows, but that didn’t quell her passion for modeling; after graduating she walked in a small promotional fashion show for a local shop called Leslie Jane, before moving to the city of Halifax. In her three years of residence here she has made time for a few amateur shoots including outdoor glamour and nude body painting. Lately, she’s been looking to bring some more adventure and mirth into her life, so she plans on studying makeup artistry and pursuing modeling again – starting with walking for Kwestomar Kreations!
Lucas Wickwire is a student finishing a psychology degree at Saint
Mary's. He is of Dutch descent
on his mother's side. Since moving to Halifax from Moncton in 2007, Lucas has been involved in a wide range of activities, from supporting local theatre to volunteering at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Lucas enjoys golf, writing, film, and travel. He is very excited to walk for Kwestomar Kreations in his first
Starr Simon is a 15 year old self represented model based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a Mi'kmaq First Nation who comes from a small reserve in Hants East County. She first started to gain modelling and acting experience in 2008-2011, from agencies like Cassidy Group and John Robert Powers. Starr first started modelling a year ago when she was cast in a show for L'Oreal hosted by one of Canada's top hairstylists, Daniel Fiorio. She has worked with photographers all over Atlantic Canada, competed in Atlantic Canada's Top Model & Actor, and has volunteered in shows such as NSCAD's Fashion Show. She has also recently been a background performer on the TV show Mr. D. Starr hopes to make modelling or even acting a life long career, and is currently waiting to hear back from agencies from all over Canada.
Laura Gallant was born a Maritimer, and grew up in Hants East county where her interest in theatre, music and performance was rooted. Her high school years revolved around musicals and playing in bands, where the stage became a place I was able to find my own comfort zone in. Since then she's been working on an environmental science degree at Dal, while taking time off to travel, busk, write, and work out in the woods. This will be Laura's first time on a runway, and she's stoked that it's here in Halifax for Kwestomar Kreations.
Shelley was born in Guyana, South America. She has lived in Canada since 1969. Ms. Mensah was past president of UACWA and a former member of the Caribbean Association of Nova Scotia. She has been a volunteer in several other organizations. Shelley is currently developing her own condiment business called Hibiscus Specialty Foods. Ms. Mensah is also the mother of two children, Tremayne and Amma.