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“The girl with that gap”
Jessica Hart shot by Eric Guillemain for an editorial in Vogue Australia, October 2011. (Image Source)
Who is Jessica Hart?
Born in Sydney, Australia on the 26th March 1986, Jessica Hart was discovered at the age of 15 in a local shopping centre after being encouraged by her aunt to enter the Dolly model search that Miranda Kerr had previously won in 1997. In 2000, Jessica won the Dolly modelling competition – it was the break that would see the 15 year old having to choose between her education at Sophia Mundi Steiner School or her fledgling modelling career.
Australian supermodel Jessica Hart is well known for her chic off duty style. (Image Source)
To the fashion industry’s delight, Jessica Hart continued to pursue her modelling career, which led to the young Sydney-sider travelling the world to gain experience. To build up her portfolio, she first went to Japan, before living in Paris for four months and in London for a year. She finally settled in New York, where she is represented by Chadwick Models, whom with she has seen her career go from strength to strength.
Known for her stunning gap-toothed smile, Jessica Hart has featured in numerous advertising campaigns, most notable in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009. Other advertising campaigns she had been featured include H&M, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Target, Myer, Zimmermann, Wayne by Wayne Cooper, Moschino, Karen Millen, Venus Swimwear, Cue, Seafolly, Sass & Bide and Bettino Liano amongst others.
Jessica Hart Covers (L-R): Vogue Australia March 2008, Surface Magazine February 2010, Salt Magazine SS2012, Elle Spain August 2011 (Image Source)
Parallel to her campaign successes, Jessica has become one of the world’s most in demand cover girls, featuring on the cover of the likes of Vogue Australia, Time Out Magazine, Karen Magazine, Shape Germany and Elle Denmark, Spain and Italia. The Australian model is also regularly featured in high fashion editorials in some of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines Vogue Australia, Harpers Baazar, Cleo, Cosmopolitan and US Glamour.
Jessica Hart certainly is a supermodel in high demand – here at Australian Fashion Review Blog, we don’t see this changing any time soon- she surely is on of Australia’s finest exports.
The Rise of an International Supermodel: Jessica Hart Timeline
Jessica Hart for Guess Accessories in 2008. (Image Source)
Jessica Hart for the 2009 Issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. (Image Source)
Some of Jessica Hart’s 2010 runway appearances for SS2011 (L-R): Christopher Kane, PPQ, Julien McDonald, Giles Deacon. (Image Source)
Jessica Hart for Karen Millen in 2011. (Image Source)
Jessica Hart for Sass & Bide Lingerie in 2012. (Image Source)
Jessica Hart: Not Just a Model
In 2009, Jessica announced that she would teaming up with Australian retail giant, General Pants to create her own clothing line, entitled ‘Neon Hart’, with a percentage of the profits set to be donated to children’s charity Destiny Rescue. Launched exclusively through General Pants in Australia in 2010 and exclusively through Selfridges in the the UK in June 2011, the edgy clothing range strongly reflects Jessica’s own personal style. The multi-talented model says: “It’s basically my wardrobe,” she told us. “It’s easy to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down. It’s boyish meets girly; sexy meets rock ‘n’ roll. I’ve worked closely with our designer on the fabrics, designs, ideas, prints and colours. We develop it together.”
Jessica Hart as the face of her own label, Neon Hart. (Image Source)
It Runs in the Family: Ashley Hart
Its seems like stunning looks run in the Hart family, as Jess’ younger sister Ashley Hart, is also hot on the modelling scene right now. Born in 1989, Ashley followed in her sister’s footsteps beginning her modelling career at the ages of 15, signing on at the same modelling agency as big sis, Chadwicks. Although not yet at supermodel status like Jess, Ashley is well on her way with advertising campaigns for the likes of Intimo, K Mart, Target, Playboy Intimates, Cotton On, Antz Pants, Blackbyrd, Diavolina by Robert Roberts, Harris Scarfe and K-Swiss. In 2011, Jessica Hart and Ashley Hart shared the 4-page fold out cover of the August edition of Elle Italia.Ashley is in a happy long-term relationship with fellow Australian model Buck Palmer.
Jessica Hart’s Model Little Sister, Ashley Hart. (Image Source)
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