Meet the California girl whose freckled face, Joan of Arc-style hairdo and intriguing personality has fashion industry heavyweights waiting in line. At that point, it was high time she made her big industry debut — because she has been modelling since age It's really what made the platform for me getting into the industry. Also, I always wanted to walk a show because I'm not exactly the tallest girl.
Asian Heather: Model Search 2002
The Asian Heather Straka
Asian Heather: Model Search 2002 Photo Gallery
Straka herself has appropriated aspects of the original poster girl, who at the time epitomised the newly emancipated Asian glamour girl of the Chinese middle class in the early 20th century. Straka then took her painting to China for the artists to copy, each artist adding their own interpretation to their work. The model strikes an at once demure yet seductive pose, her attire and appearance a juxtaposition of cultures. Straka compounds the fantasy-like girl-next-door image by adding a piece of kiwiana - a tiki, to bring the image back into a New Zealand cultural context. Straka then emphasises the deception by hanging her own painting indistinguishably amongst the others in the exhibition.
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