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A British model of Nigerian descent, Tolula Adeyemi was first scouted in Topshop at the age of 17. She has quickly risen to style prominence as muse to Vivienne Westwood, when she was handpicked by the highly regarded designer to appear in her 2008 Gold Label ad campaign. Adeyemi subsequently caused a storm by appearing “as the topless raga girl dancehall queen!” on the catwalk in Westwood’s London Fashion Week show, wearing nothing but matching gold shoes, lame skirt and visor.
Her portfolio also includes posing for iconic photographer Ian Rankin as well as editorials in Vanity Fair, Dazed and Confused, British Vogue, Hello, French Playboy, I.D magazine as well as various other leading fashion magazines. More recently, she replaced fellow model Daisy Lowe to become the current face of British sports/active wear line Hari.
Alongside fashion modelling, Adeyemi is a DJ and recently branched into the acting world, when she was chosen by Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman to make her debut big screen appearance as jazz singer Monique in his film Last Chance Harvey (2008). This was quickly followed with starting up a theatre company, with a series of London shows in London co-written and performed with stand-up comic Narin Ozenci.
Adeyemi’s distinctive style and unique look has caught the attention of big names in fashion and entertainment as well as the media, with Adeyemi often snapped in quirky outfits at film premieres and fashion events. She was even rumoured to be dating Brit actor Jude Law at one point.
A true, modern fashion icon, she is definitely one to watch further in 2010 and beyond.