Tolula Adeyemi might not be an instantly recognizable face here in the U.S., but, if rumors are true, things could be about to change for the 26-year old model. Nothing is confirmed, but sources say the leggy Nigerian-born lass has come to the attention of fashion zeitgeist, Karl Lagerfeld — and he’s smitten. “Tolula is due to meet up with Karl in Paris soon. This deal could be the start of something truly fabulous,” said a source.
In her native U.K., Adeyemi has been on “It Girl” ascent for some time. Scouted in Topshop at the age of 17, in a few years she’s carved out a pretty good career in both film and fashion, with Vivienne Westwood among her loyal fans.
But, it’s no secret that a Chanel campaign means boatloads of exposure and an international career. And with her thousand watt smile, joie de vive and insanely enviable personal style, we think Tolula could be a completely fresh choice. Moreover, don’t you think it’s time Karl injected a little more diversity into his coterie of cover girls? Because, Vanessa Paradis’ grin aside, we all get a little tired of the gap. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Via Daily Mail