Passing Stange

You’re looking at Dutch model Iekeliene Stange:

Iekeliene Stange

Why is she here today? Well, it’s her 27th birthday, but there are more interesting stories to tell. She once told TeenVogue that she’d originally had no particular interest in fashion:

I was never really into fashion before being scouted in Holland. I was a little punk rocker with red dreadlocks, a nose ring, and covered in rainbow bracelets.

This sort of attitude may have benefited her in the fall of ’06, during which she came this close to a fall of another kind. She was working Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2007 show, and the combination of slick catwalk and absurd shoes nearly tripped her up. Screw this, she evidently thought: she took off those damnable shoes, drawing cheers from the crowd, and finished the walk barefoot. (We won’t discuss her headgear, which at a distance looked like a pair of colanders working busily to produce offspring.)


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  1. Dick Stanley »

    27 July 2011 · 11:37 am

    Cute, anyhow.

  2. Tatyana »

    27 July 2011 · 4:14 pm

    She reminds me of those unappealing whitish growths that appear if you leave a last-year potato in a warm place for a few week.

  3. canadienne »

    27 July 2011 · 4:54 pm

    Great Dutch cheekbones, and I like her attitude.

  4. Lynn »

    28 July 2011 · 10:54 am

    If I had her body I would totally wear that outfit. But not the shoes and maybe a different color vest. (Yes, I know it’s outrageous. That’s the whole point.)

  5. CGHill »

    28 July 2011 · 11:30 am

    You should have seen the picture I didn’t use. (Then again, maybe you shouldn’t.)

  6. canadienne »

    28 July 2011 · 3:04 pm

    OK, now we have to see the picture you didn’t use. Did a Google image search and found a few shots of her wearing wild colours, lots of black.

    She reminds me of a Dutch friend I had years ago, who could have been a model had she not been more interested in sports and consequently too healthy-looking and muscular for the catwalks.

    She’s sure got some cheekbones there, though.

  7. Tatyana »

    28 July 2011 · 5:56 pm

    cheek bones, chin, clavicles, elbows and knees….all outstanding

  8. CGHill »

    28 July 2011 · 6:30 pm

    This is the shot I was planning to use.

  9. canadienne »

    28 July 2011 · 6:51 pm

    Yikes, she’s lookin’ etiolated there. Get that gal some olli ballen.

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