Before being a model
Fernanda Ly, model with Asian roots and candy floss hair, was born on October 22, 1996 in Sydney, Australia. There isn’t much known about her life before modeling, except for the fact that she was an Honours university student prior her growing fashion gigs that increased not only in numbers but also size. She took a leave of absence to share her time between New York and Sydney and walk runway exclusively for Louis Vuitton and pose for daring clothing brand/store Nastygal.
Fernanda Ly’s modeling career began as suddenly as it usually does. Scouted at a Sydney mall at the age of 17 while shopping with her mother by Priscillas Model Management, Ly went on to work with the brand House of Cards and posed for Catalogue magazine and Oyster online. A year ago she walked her first Louis Vuitton show for the band’s Fall 2015/2016 collection.
Later came her first Vogue cover with the rest of magazines following suit by putting the buzzed about model on their covers and pages. Since she has an exclusive contract with Louis Vuitton Fernanda Ly has only walked the brand’s shows (except the Zoolander movie premiere fashion show) as well as starring in their ad campaigns. Other brands that had the luck of booking Ly early were Alice McCall and Nastygal.
Her editorial resume is much more diverse, however, with covers of such mags as Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Vogue Australia’s Chinese special edition, Teen Vogue, and i-D. She also posed for Vogue US, Vogue UK, Vogue China, Love, Interview, Flaunt, Marie Claire, 1am, L’Officiel, Self-Service, Dazed & Confused, Another, Black Magazine Online, and Love Want Magazine.
When she was fifteen Fernanda bleached her own hair but when it turned copper she kept dying it different colors from lavender to rose pink that made her so recognizable. Now she uses Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink and conditioner to maintain her hair color.
Ice cream is her favorite treat to the point she wants to be an owner of an international ice cream franchise.
Fernanda Ly’s Photos
Dazed & Confused