Sigail Currie by licence magazine

Publié le 21 juin 2023 à 21:11

Sigail Marie Currie, is an international fashion model. The Leggy beauty is well-known for her fierce poises and endless legs that have walked countless runways around the world.




Early Life and Family




She born February 28, 1987, in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the daughter of Althea Strachan and Harris Currie.. both parents are Jamaicans 








Although encouraged by her family and friends in her early teens that she should become a model, her initial thought about a career was to become a teacher. However at age 17, she participated in "Fashion Face of the Caribbean ", a modeling competition that was hosted by one of Jamaica's most distinguished modeling agencies, Saint International. She won second place. After the competition, she signed with Saint International as her "Mother Agency". Saint International sent her almost immediately to Major Model in New York so she would be able to participate in the upcoming fashion week there. At that fashion week it was immediately noticeable that she was going to be a star. She walked for eleven different designers that week and there was a noticeable increase in the buzz of the crowd whenever she hit the runway. She really captured attention and the positive reactions to her talent was immediate, and emphatic. "Elegance and Poise" wrote Novia McDonald-white, in the Jamaican observer, and the accolades were no less in the other local news media outlets, specifically the respected Jamaica gleaner and the daily Star. She also landed a 7 pages spread to and the cover of French Profil magazine.




Professional Work




After her smashing success in her first season at New York fashion week, Designers and major fashion houses from New York, London, Milan, and Paris including Boudicca, Diane von Furstenberg and Vivian Tom, put her in their A List lineups. She was already being recognized as a runway icon and as one designer puts it "she has to be in my show because she's one of the few models that captures a room the moment she walks in." In succeeding seasons she worked for just about every designer... Yves Saint Laurent, Marchesa, Issa, Halston, Alexandre Vauthier, Yumi Katsura, Mariella Burani, Federico Sangalli, Fisico, Tracey Reece, Todd Lynn, Nicole Miller, Catharine Malandrio, Vivienne Westwood, Elie Tahari, Jenny Packham, Basso and Brooke, Lacoste, Heathertte, Carmen Marc Valvo, TSA, Custo Barcelona, Rachel Roy, Nanette Lapore, Hexa By Cuho, Victor Desouza, Nathan Jenden, Douglas Hannant, The Blonds, Laquan Smith, Duro Olowo, Bibhu Mohapatra, Mario Schwab, Clement Ribeiro, Custo Telaphitro, Ashley Isham, Zero Mario Cornejo, Chaco Ralph Rucci, Suno, Marcia Patmos, Mandy Coon, KTZ, Zan Toi, Naheem Khan, Giorgio Armani, Sergio Hudson.




At a Heathertte show in 2006, Sigail caught the attention of Patti Wilson, the world renowned fashion stylist and editor. That same year, Patti selected Sigail as one of 5 girls to be featured on the October 2006 cover of the Italian Vogue, She was one of the youngest (at age 18) to ever grace the cover of Vogue and although there had been several black Vogue models before, (the 5 lady's was one of the firsts to ever graced the cover of Italian Vogue.




In the succeeding years, Sigail Currie has done numerous covers and editorials, including, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Corriere, Essence, Relapse, Profil, God, The Independent Mag, Arise, Kilamanjaro, Minmax, Boston Mag, Kouture, and The Girls & Boys magazines, just to name a few.




Sigail has been photographed by some of the top photographers in the world: Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Norman Jean Roy, Seth Sebal, Howard Schatz, Rankin, Hanna Hillier, Josephine Roloff, Elizabeth Hoff, Ron Contarsy, Anna Victoria Best, David Newby, Sascha Pflaeging, Brendon Freeman, Philippe Regard, and many more well-known and respected artists. Sigail has even said that one of the greatest joys and most fun part of her job is "working with amazing and gifted photographers and their crewa." 




Acknowledgment of her contribution to the industry and especially the trend she has set for younger black models has grown with each season. weather she is here in New York, Europe or somewhere else in the world. Some of her pass and most recent campaigns and catalogue are: Becca, Alberta Ferretti, Freddie sportswear, Addias, Westman Atelier, Mini Cooper, Crocs, Lurelly, Strongbow, Compari, Budweiser, BHS, Agent Provocateur, Casadei, Vasaline, Carmen Marc Valvo, Alex and Ani, Foreo, Faschini, HSN, White House Black Market (WHBM) Beach Cult, and Woolworth.




As an advocate for diversity on the runways, Sigail has paved the way for a host of newcomers. Her dream is for designers and advertisers to see the value in booking models from every background. In many of her interviews Sigail is often asked to give beauty tips and to comment on the latest fashion trend and industry status.. she never fail in all her comments to highlight and emphasize what she truly believes that what makes one beautiful is not just the physical attributes but also "confidence and selflove"…"Being attractive is not about how much make- up you wear or which of the latest designer brand you are wearing. To me being attractive is accepting one self with that love of self shining from within." "Take time to know yourself" On the runway I put on many faces and wear fashions that does not always mesh with my personality, but I try to put a little bit of myself in my walk and in my attitude in order to sell the collection and that becomes my "Sasha fierce", but also sell myself as a confident, beautiful attractive woman."


When asked “What do you do to prepare yourself before going out on the runway?” Her answer is simply: "I say a little prayer of gratitude". "As difficult as this job can be at times especially with the constant traveling and living out of a suitcase, going from hotel to hotel ..I still try to remember that it has brought me not just a lot of recognition and emotional satisfaction but that it's still a dream job"






Charity Work


Sigail Currie considers it very important to give back to your community, and she has been involved in significant charity work over the years. These charities include local nonprofit organizations in her community and around the world. Sigail has also donated school supplies and clothing to Salvation Army and ventured out on her own to do volunteer work in communities in New York and several other places. Sigail became one of a handful of celebrity faces attached to Naomi Campbell's fashion for relief charitable organisation. Sigail has donated her time and walk in several fashion shows for many organisation including Many Hopes and the Macmillan Cancer support.






In 2020 just before the pandemic hits, Sigail created Wax On eco-friendly fragrant candle line made with all-natural coconut and soy wax with premium fragrant oils. The company just celebrated its third anniversary back in January. The story behind Wax On Vine has many different parts to it but at the core of the story is that during her travels around the world and experiencing the different aroma and herbs and spices from all the different cultures she was inspired to recreate some of those sense in candles and therefore each candle has its own little story..Take for example.. "Bergamont Rose" . It was the first candle she made in her collection. It mimics scent of a wild rose garden right after a rainfall. The link between fragrance and memory of this particular creation takes her back to her time in the garden of her grandmother and her father when she still living

in Jamaica.


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