fashion magazine
The World is her Oyster
by HARJIT THIARA
Photography by KYLA HEMMELGARN @ NOBASURA
Styling - TANUS LEWIS
Hair-Make-up - JENNA KUCHERA @ NOBASURA
Model - Claire @ Lexington Models
Claire was unexpectedly discovered by her agency, Lexington Models while on her way to the dentist. Up until that point she had never thought of modeling, but since signing this rising talent has never looked back. Her coy demeanour is juxtaposed with amazing, strong facial features and both are emphasized by her exotic Scottish-Ukrainian heritage.

While she hopes to grace the cover of Vogue someday, Claire admits her first photo shoot with renowned local photographer Matthew Burditt was an unnerving, yet memorable experience. It was during that first shoot that her excitement kicked, opening her eyes to a realm of new possibilities, new opportunities and new dreams. Learning is key to her work. In one instance she found out "it actually takes quite a bit of makeup to achieve a "natural" look". Being able to work with a collaboration of talented artists has allowed Claire to grow as a professional model. She loves all aspects of modeling including runway where she "gets to see all of the interesting creations from different designers."

Although only 14, Claire has already started to travel. "Recently I flew to New York to do a few photo shoots and I can't wait to get back! I was super excited to be signed by Wilhelmina in New York and had the chance to shoot with a photographer who had just shot the cover of Vogue Nippon!" Looking up to Coco Rocha,"a Vancouver girl who became an international success", Claire believes the world is her oyster.

For more information about Claire, visit the agency website at www.lexington-models.com