The Fluorescent Pin-Up

Posted on October 15, 2010

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What with Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry being style icons of today it’s a wonder that Raquel Reed is not bigger than she is. With a series of social networking pages (including fake ones) and a website in the making, Raquel has thousands of online fans but remains relatively unknown in the UK. I’m posting about her because I have known about her since 2008 (she’d already been modeling for years before then) and in my opinion she is the perfect alternative to the average fashion model of today. She’s the obvious and brilliant choice for anyone looking for a brightly coloured, intelligent and daring face to front their campaign. As a MAC make-up artist in NYC and a professional alternative model Raquel often explores an array of different styles with Vintage clearly being best suited to her. First finding more attention when she became side-kick to Jefree Star (Transvestite musician, style icon and model) Raquel at just 21, now styles fashion shoots, directs music videos, poses perfectly infront of the camera and still manages to find the time to be a brilliant artist for MAC…oh, and she’s launching a music career! If you haven’t heard of her before now then remember her name, remember her hair colour or remember the fact that she was doing it way before Gaga.

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