16-year-old Saint Lucian model to walk the runway in Paris

16-year-old Saint Lucian model to walk the runway in Paris

Meet 16-year-old Brittany Noon, a Saint Lucian model who will have the honour of being first to walk down the runway at the 2014 Laboethnik Fashion Trade Show in Paris, France this May.  Quite an achievement for her first international runway show!

Noon was presented the opportunity by Saint Lucian-Parisian fashion celebrity Vincent McDoom, who is the artistic and casting director of this year’s Labo Ethnik, which will be held at Les Docks, Cite de la Mode in Paris.

Born to a Saint Lucian father, Dominic Noon, and French mother, Carole Noon, the Noons have been living in Antigua for the past 12 years where both parents work.

Brittany’s father grew up with McDoom in St Lucia.

“We’ve known each other for years, but our professions took us both in different directions and we have not seen each other in 25 years since I left the Caribbean to further myself in the fashion industry here in Paris,” said Mc Doom, who is is a permanent judge on Russia’s Next Top Model. He’s also been involved in France and Poland’s Next Top Model, and has appeared as a guest judge on Germany’s Next Top Model.

It all came together when a mutual friend of the Noon family and McDoom was visiting Paris. “Diane and I met for tea and she showed me a photo of Brittany when I mentioned I was involved in Labo Ethnik and that I will later this year be producing my own Caribbean show in St. Lucia,” continued McDoom.

“Diane suggested that I contact Brittany’s father Dominic. We spoke and I told him I wanted to work with Brittany on the Paris catwalk of Labo Ethnik, and after putting any fears he may have had to to rest, he spoke to his wife Carole and they both called back to give me the great news that they’d agreed.”

Brittany’s dreams are coming true, likely faster than she’d thought, and the high school student who started modeling at age 14 is excited to have the opportunity to be working with seasoned professionals in the international arena, and plans to make modeling her profession after completing school.

“When I posted Brittany’s photo to my Facebook page announcing she will be the face of not only Labo Ethnik in Paris, but also my upcoming event in St. Lucia, I’ve had requests to present her to the esteemed Metropolitan Models international agency in Paris,” said McDoom. “This girl’s definitely got ‘the look’.”

Other St. Lucian models who will walk at Labo Ethnik on May 22 are Tarah Edwards, Tangie Butcher and Ed Richards, all from Divine Models Agency in St Lucia. They will be modeling for such high fashion designers as Franck Sorbier, Romero Bryan, Taibo Barca, Heather Jones, Ziad Ghanem, and fashion newcomer Lisi Liu.

St. Lucian designers also will be represented for the first time in Paris, with Lyn Bristol among them.  Fashions from Trinidad, Guyana, Martinique, Gaudaloupe, Barbados, Jamaica, China, Japan, Africa, Europe, and the USA will also be represented.

With a passion for highlighting Caribbean talent, McDoom said, “It’s a great pleasure for me to work with St. Lucian and Caribbean hopefuls, and Brittany has all it takes to be a supermodel like Cindy Bruna or a Maria Borges, the top models of the moment.”

For more information on Labo Ethnik visit the website: laboethnik.com,  or on Facebook: facebook.com/labo.ethnik


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  1. my girl you make your country proud, just remember Saint Lucians are a jealous people and they still in the slavery mentality..poor jab to them


  2. #KMT whether or not the girl is LIGHT SKIN or he does Whatever in his private life, u afi be greatful that someone at least has the opertunity to go there and represent St Lucia. She can open the door for the rest. U lot better just take a seat and keep quiet.


  3. This man is a delusional narcissist who is overly self-involved,vain and enjoys deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his own ego.. What an ego?

    It's all about him and no one else. Why is he trying to promote this young lady? What is in it for him? Why the preference for a light skinned mix race model? I am sure there are many dark skinned young ladies who are just as good if not better that should be given an opportunity but they are being cast aside. The catwalk and modelling agencies are after one type of model and that is the one who is either white or nearly white.

    For years this twerp has been masquarading as some sort of a saviour to St Lucia's burgeoning fashion and modelling industry but to no avail. He has made countless trips to the island, held a few show and nothing has become of it.
    He is always rattling on about helping to catapault Lucian talent onto the big stage and have been pretty useless in doing so.

    Parents in St Lucia and the Caribbean need to be aware of this charlattan and his many fallacious promises.This man is about nothing but himself like I said in my intro.Last I checked hardly anyone of note had heard of him.Lucians should stop looking to people like this for enlightenment. He is an obnoxious and annoying individual with no talent. Modeling does not require much talent anyway. Anyone can put on a skirt and pretend to the world that they are capable of selling clothes made by manipulative,overbearing and cocky fashionistas.

    St Lucia needs real people who are humble and prepared to go all the way to help sort out it's problems and in doing so help put her on the map. This man if anything with his pitiful ramblings is helping to establish his twisted and anfractuous self in the limelight. He is full of self importance and nothing else.It's his way or nothing else matters.He is cocky and sinuous. The sooner St Lucia is aware of this the better it will be for her populace.

    St Lucia does not need such characters extolling it's virtues. There are plenty of other Lucians with umblemish records who can do this. They are not being sought to help their country. Instead we have a Merry - Andrew who became infamous and a household name when he outed a former speaker of the house with his yet unproven allegations.

    The best advice I can offer this young lady and the many aspiring models out there in the Caribbean And Africa is too seek a professional agency who will be willing to take you on. There are plenty in the UK and the rest of Europe. This man knows nothing about professionalism. He is a blabbermouth, motor-mouth, jabberer and full of exaggerated self opinion. He cares about nothing but himself. St Lucia can certainly do better than that.. Wake up Lucia and smell the Cocao Tea before it's too late.


  4. I am happy for this young lady you know but this article just goes to show it who you know in this society that vcan get you at the top, we have many talented models in st lucia and they dont get opportunity like these but becaus mc doom knows this young girl family she becomes a super model over night...besides its antigua thats gonna get all the recognition for this afterall she has spent more than half her life there.


  5. Well done Mc Doom. Keep on bringing Lucian talent through. Hope others in the diaspora are taking note.


  6. U have to know someone to move up always wat they say mcdoom will always help her becuz friends of family bet if it was another girl they wud never get that opportunity. Anyways wat do i know. Sharinn my thoughts


  7. Who's that jackass making this comment here. KG go get a life. Go think of what you have done for yourself far less to inspire others.


  8. McDoom hasn't forgotten where he/she came from and I think the diaspora can learn a thing or two from that. Congrats Britney and the others, just don't forget your roots and our mother, Helen. It's the one thing that nobody can take from us...unless we give it away. Be proud Lucians, wherever you are and hold your heads up high.
    We were forged from the fires of Qualibou and no one can bring us down, unless we allow them to. Stand tall, we are Saint Lucians, we have the fire, so let it burn within you.


  9. Well done to both Noon, her parents and Mr Mc Doom. Never forget your country. You have our support.


  10. How is this news? And front page again. Vincent McDoom is only there to promote one thing and that's boolahrism. I do not support anything he does.


    • You were the one who brought up his personal lifestyle. No where in the article was his sexual preference mentioned. Get over yourself.


    • You don't have to support him, but you must respect the avenues he is opening for these young people, who, otherwise with their talents, would be trapped here.

      What have YOU done or are doing to enhance the lives of others? Your snide remark is not called for. McDoom is a grown man, he can do what the hell he want. His bills can be paid in full...without worries? Can you say the same. I can't, though!


    • @ Krista greer.....You green eye monster jealousy is a terrible thing,or maybe you miss Miss Mc Doom attention you can forget it she's move on to greener pastures.Eat you heart out stay miserable LMAO @ you.


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