MEET THE MODEL

AM­BER WIT­COMB

Fashion (Canada) - - Fashion -

Am­ber Wit­comb is ac­cus­tomed to be­ing pho­tographed, but the 23-year-old model was a lit­tle taken aback when she learned that Ben­jamin Shine would be cre­at­ing a tulle por­trait of her for our an­niver­sary cover. “I’ve never seen work quite like Ben’s,” she says. “It’s so in­cred­i­bly time­less and beau­ti­ful. I’m sure I’ll al­ways re­mem­ber it once my mod­el­ling jour­ney is over.”

That jour­ney started three years ago when her agent, Sean Pen­hall of Want Man­age­ment, scouted her at a mu­sic fes­ti­val. “I no­ticed this tall avatar flower girl walk­ing to­ward me,” he re­calls. “I knew right away that she was spe­cial. I re­mem­ber say­ing to her once she signed that she’d be my first star, and, sure enough, she was.”

The Bri­tish-born, Cana­dian-raised model has walked all the ma­jor run­ways and shot cam­paigns for Cé­line and Burberry. “I think the Burberry cam­paign is my favourite mem­ory thus far,” she says. “When I saw the cam­paign on bill­boards in Lon­don, New York and Mi­lan, it was sur­real.”

Land­ing her first mag­a­zine cover with was also sur­real. “I feel in­cred­i­bly hum­bled,” she says. “For me, the spe­cial mo­ment will be see­ing my fam­ily and friends in Canada pick up the mag­a­zine. It’s a mas­sive mile­stone in my ca­reer!”

Wit­comb, who has a de­gree in me­dia and com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Brock Univer­sity in St. Catharines, Ont., also read the Lord Byron poem “She Walks in Beauty” for the fashion film cre­ated for this shoot. (See fashionmagazine.com/fash­ion40.) “I’m a ro­man­tic my­self, so this poem res­onated with me,” she says. “It’s in­cred­i­bly beau­ti­ful to read aloud.”

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