model spotlight

 

 

Pulse Models Global Impact

 

Jeneil Williams, Currently the most important and successful model from the Caribbean with her best year in 2015, Jeneil Williams will be a special guest at CFW 2016

Named by Vogue as one of 5 Jamaicans who changed the face of fashion.

Two Pulse models were so named. The other was Nadine Willis. They were the only models of the 5 to have been discovered, developed and managed by a Jamaican agency.

Jeneil is expected to lead a strong line of Pulse supermodels which will be in attendance at CFW 2016

Alicia Burke has taken the fashion world by storm since winning the Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search TV show in 2015. Harper’s Bazaar and a number of other top publications enlisted her for duties upon her arrival in London last November.

Burke is now starring in an 12 page editorial for the May issue of French Vogue and has walked for major European designers in her first show season on the continent.

Gucci and scores of other brands are now queuing to book the model destined for superstardom.

Burke is set to make her second appearance on CFW in June.

Francine James continues to travel the globe for high fashion duties, from Jamaica to Sweden, England, South Africa and Hong Kong and various other European countries, this teenager is making the world stand up and take notice.

Having only been in the international market for 1 year, her client list is extensive. Her roster includes: Esprit, John Lewis, H&M, German and Spanish Vogue and many others. Billed for CFW 2015, Francine was called away on international duties to Amsterdam, she’ll head back to Kingston from her London base to strut the runway for CFW 2016.

Oraine Barrett has long been the standard bearer for the Polo Ralph Lauren Brand. Late 2015, he scored another big hit with the fashion behemoth when he was selected to front the Polo Tech campaign.

 

Alysia Francis is one of Pulse’s new rising stars. Based in London she now is making a major impact in that city’s fashionscape.

 

Nell Robinson is a global citizen. The model cum designer cum chef has maintained her fresh faced impact despite her years in the business. She has worked for Cosmo, Victoria Secret, GQ, Arena Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle, Self, Sally Hansen, Rimmel and L'Oreal, Cosmetics, H&M, All Saints, Tony & Guy, Vogue, to name a few.

 

CFW 2016 will see the return of Nell along with Oraine and Alysia on fashion’s new runway in the Caribbean.

 

 

Jamaica's Jeneil makes history in Paris, Shoots L´Oréal Cosmetics Campaign.

 

Pulse supermodel Jeneil Williams made history in Paris recetnly, when she shot the new L’Oreal cosmetics campaign. In doing so, she becomes the first model from the Caribbean to shoot a global cosmetics campaign for a major brand. Jeneil will become the face of L’Oreal cosmetics worldwide: unquestionably a seminal achievement. She can now add the commercial success of a major cosmetics campaign to the editorial success of her 3 Vogue covers, a feat that is every models dream. The L’Oreal campaign is the single most important and financially valuable commercial campaign ever shot by a model from the Caribbean. Williams is the top Caribbean model and one of the world’s leading supermodels.  Over the years Williams has achieved milestone after milestone, but interestingly, after 8 years in the international model industry, when most careers are at an end, or have at least started to wane, Jeneil’s keeps growing. Her incredible physique is highlighted in new Nike campaigns, for example. Nike embraces her, not just as a model, but also as the athlete she is (and was at Vere Technical High in Jamaica). Before leaving for Paris last Saturday, Williams, not a lady of many words, said she was “very excited” to represent L’Oreal globally.

Pulse is naturally ecstatic by Jeneil’s latest achievement and Pulse Chairman Kingsley Cooper, who personally took her to New York eight years ago and placed her with her current US booker, Steven Bermudez, then at New York Models, feels that his charge still has a lot more to achieve. “This uniquely beautiful, blue-black skinned superstar is very special. She has her own look, as well as her own place in modeling history, as she is like no other model, currently on the international circuit. She still has a way to go”. Cooper should know. As her mother agent, he has been responsible for the management of her career over the years.

Bermudez now at IMG, the world’s biggest and most important model agency, says “this cosmetics campaign will give her a momentous relationship with one of the world’s great brands”.

Jeneil’s legion of fans include Karl Lagerfeld (who shot her Pirelli calendar and Coke campaign), highly influential stylist Katie Grand (who picked her for the cover of Love), photo greats Mario Testino (who she met within a week of entering the international market) and Steven Klein and former model agent and fashion activist Beth-Ann Hardison (who interviewed her for Vogue’s Style TV),

 

Among Williams’ hundreds of major international coups are multiple magazine covers for i-D, Love, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and Italian BMM. Her many editorials include Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmo and W. Her campaigns include Jimmy Choo, Jean Paul Gaultier,  Edun, Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Motorola, Benetton, Baby Phat, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Top Shop and Aldo.  She has done runway for Burburry, Fendi, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton,  Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, Lanvin, Nariso Rodriquez, Nicole Miller and Prada.

Williams was honoured by Pulse in Jamaica last year with a series of receptions, dinners, special official visits, including a Jamaica House meeting with the Prime Minister, Hon Portia Simpson-Miller, radio and TV interviews and a return to her old school in Jamaica, Vere. She was presented with awards and citations for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of international modeling.