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Sarah
Philadelphia, PA
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I want to be the face of 5F to prove to the world that petite models can make it too. Fueled by a passion for the art of fashion, I would love to further the sprawl of creativity in the best way I know how: modeling.

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

"Ghostwriter" by RJD2
Shelly
Overland Park, KS
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I am 50 years old and loving it! I have a son at Parsons and have been exploring New York for the past three years while he has been in school. I am a midwestern girl at heart but am being wooed by the Big Apple. I went to the fall Mercedes-Benz fashion week with my son and my world changed! I am a runway junkie! I don't live in designer clothes, but when I do buy them I buy smart. My mother-in-law was a model in the 1940s and came from a very poor Italian family and had to model because it was the only work she could get. She taught me it is better to own one well-made garment than a closet full of poorly made clothes. Usually I wear jeans, a T-shirt, a blazer and boots. She taught me how to wear a pair of Levi's with a Chanel jacket, how to walk in well-made Italian stilettos. Because of her I now buy quality, see age as only a number, understand that style is a mind-set (my mind-set). I set my own trends, walk my own runway every day, and I want my son to learn from me what I learned from her. You don't have to be rich to have style, style comes from within. I want to be the face of 5F because Bergdorf embodies all the individuality of how I see myself: Your store has something for everyone's personal style. I want my son to say that "my Mom is the Face of 5F" and be proud of his mama. Thanks for considering me!

What do you collect?

Vintage brooches
Shelby
Chattanooga, TN
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I love modeling and I think this would be an amazing opportunity! I work hard and am confident in what I can do for Bergdorf Goodman. I think I have the ability to look classic but unique, edgy and trendy all at the same time. I am the face of 5F!

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

Anything by Bassnectar
Amy
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I am a fan of the designers represented under 5F; I have pieces from those designers that are very much integrated in my everyday wardrobe. Also, I've always been told that I should try some modeling, but I have never known which avenue to take to break into that industry. I think being the face of 5F would be a great start and I'm also appreciative of the fact that 5F is interested in a diverse group of people and not those who have the stereotypical model features.

What do you collect?

The admission buttons from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nicole
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
As a 17-year-old, I moved to Manhattan on my own to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. I've been making my dreams of becoming a fashion forecaster a reality by working for Nanette Lepore, creating a known Tumblr blog and being featured in Seventeen magazine's August issue. I have a story young women can relate to: fun, daring and ongoing.

Who is your style icon?

Marisa Berenson
Mackenzie
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
As an actress and a performer, I understand that clothes can help shape an attitude, a personality, a situation, a circumstance, a memory, a life! I think life is too short not to have fun with clothes and to let them help you be who you want to be. Wearing clothes you feel confident in make YOU more confident! And I think the world would be a much happier place if everyone strutted the streets with a bit more confidence. And that can start with the right pair of heels, a perfectly tailored suit, a vintage dress or anything that makes you feel your best :)

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele
Brigid
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I'm your not-so-average New York City girl but still someone people can relate to. I love meeting new people and trying new things: Why not make 5F my new exciting challenge in life!?

What song you can't stop listening to, right now?

"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
Yeshi
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
Honestly, I'm entering just for the fun of it. I dabbled in modeling here and there in the past. I did some showroom work for Diesel a few years ago. Then I was a part of an ad campaign for my church (WCC-NY) a few years back in 2005. My ads were all over New York City on subway platforms, including that popular tunnel on 14th Street that connects the 1, 2, 3 train to the L train. The ads were pretty huge: I would randomly get calls from people who came across the ads. It was a dope experience. This would be a cool adventure to work with Bergdorf in this capacity. I love the store, so why not?

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

Bob Marley + Lauryn Hill, "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
Amy
Charleston, SC
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I want to show the world that beauty comes in many different forms. I am a very "natural" model yet I have half of my head shaved. I love destroying stereotypes. Despite my shaved head, I am very, very girly. I love sports and Hello Kitty. People also do not realize I can part my hair differently and become a "normal" looking girl with a full head of hair. I am currently a working model who fails to get paid. Becoming the face of 5F would open so many doors for me and hopefully be a launching pad for my modeling career.

Who is your favorite model?

Freja Beha Erichsen
Whitney
San Francisco, CA
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I am a city girl who has learned to traverse the hills of San Francisco and manage the winds all while wearing four-inch heels. My style is constantly evolving and is always a real representation of what I wear and who I am. I may not work in the fashion industry but I always try to dress like I do and that keeps it fun!

Who is your favorite style icon?

Erin Fetherston
Simone
Bronx, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I love the woman I'm becoming and my smile is infectious.

What do you collect?

Chambray shirts
Justyna
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I want to inspire other people by demonstrating that gorgeous high fashion and an intelligent, worldly outlook can thrive in the same place.

What do you collect?

Postcards from around the world and maps
Shakira
Brooklyn, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I love the fact that 5F is looking for all types of women. As a Chinese Jamaican, my journey has led me to this point of allowance and acceptance. This would be my message to all women. Not only would this opportunity be an honor, but how about just simply incredibly wonderful and amazing!

What do you collect?

Antique silver filigree
Mariana
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I'm a graphic designer and an artist. Love to paint and draw, but also I'm a big fan of the fashion world. Being in front of the cameras is really challenging but also exciting. I would love to be part of 5F; it would be an honor to work with Bergdorf Goodman and Lucky magazine.

Who is your favorite model?

Gisele Bündchen
Meghan
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I’m a serial entrepreneur who loves discovering new companies, ideas and brands. I often use Bergdorf’s 5F not only as a haven for some very addictive retail therapy (swoon), but also as a place for discovering designers on the forefront of fashion. I endearingly call Bergdorf “The Bergs” and have led many a tour of my favorite department store to friends visiting from out of town. Being the face of 5F would not only be an honor (and a delightful surprise!), but also epitomize my top not-so-secret passion: SHOPPING!

Who is your style icon?

Françoise Hardy
Justine
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I think it is important for the Bergdorf Goodman customer to have a real girl to relate to as opposed to a professional model. I also am inspired by all the brands on 5F: Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Helmut Lang, etc. I think it would be a huge honor to represent brands that I love and wear on a daily basis!

Who is your style icon?

Patti Smith and Coco Chanel in her early years
Erika
Los Angeles, CA
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
Modeling and photography are two things that I've been very interested in pursuing for a long time. Usually, I'm the photographer, but I recently realized how much fun it is to be in front of the camera! I feel I am an inspiration to young women because I've always held a daring, fearless approach to life, not letting anyone or anything stand in my way of achieving my dreams. I have overcome adversity and want to encourage others to do the same; I want to be an inspiration for every person to reach for the stars and chase after their dreams. I would love to be the face of 5F and continue to pursue my own dreams.

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

"Lights" by Ellie Goulding
Muthoni
Doylestown, PA
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I want to become the face of 5F because not only is Bergdorf Goodman at the pinnacle of fashion but this would be an accomplishment of titanic proportions to myself as a fashion blogger as well as the East African fashion bloggers community.

What song you can't stop listening to, right now?

"If You Want To Sing Out" by Cat Stevens
Christine
Gates Mills, OH
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
Love clothes! Why not!??

Who is your favorite model?

Paulina Porizkova
Catherine
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
Because I love all of the lines that are carried there and want to be associated with their funky style.

Who is your favorite model?

Carolyn Murphy
Natasha
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I think it would be amazing to be the face of 5F because Asian women are generally never picked to be the main face of a campaign. It would be nice to be able to have someone up there that is not the "normal" pick to show the world that anybody can win. Also, I think people are so jaded to what is "stylish" and "beautiful" by celebrities, that I feel I could truly break the shell on showing that you should just rock ANYTHING that makes you feel the most confident. I think people are beautiful as a whole so I'd love to be the face of 5F to promote inner beauty, confidence as well as giving back to the community.

Who is your style icon?

Kate Moss
Brittney
New York, NY
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I have always been a fan of 5F and now that I am living in New York, I think that this could be an exciting opportunity. To be the face of something so big like 5F would be a great achievement and a true honor. Now that I have accomplished my goals of studying language, art and fashion design, I finally would like to make time for modeling. If chosen, I will give 100 percent!

Who is your style icon?

Johnny Depp
Samantha
Provo, UT
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I would love to represent this line and also the pale, strawberry girls out there. I am a pretty regular girl—this would not be a regular experience. It's an opportunity I would love and be grateful to receive!

What song can't you stop listening to, right now?

"Shark in the Water" by V.V. Brown
Kelly
Chicago, IL
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
I love expressing myself. I think the best thing anyone can be is thyself. I dress how I feel, so I don't fit inside this perfect little box. One moment I want to be girly in full skirts and platforms and the next I want to be rocker in a vintage tee, a blazer and leather leggings. That's the beauty of dressing for myself: I can change and still be me.

Who is your favorite model?

Lindsey Wixson, she's so refreshing
Jennifer
Long Island City, NY and Germany
Why do you want to be the face of 5F?
No matter where I am, if I can, I stop what I am doing when I receive Bergdorf's e-mails several times a week to take a few moments and peek into its effortlessly glamorous wardrobes, especially when I am in Germany and I cannot see the clothes in the flesh. I value Bergdorf's beauty blog entries and I love to come to the store and walk out with my Bergdorf bag, face aglow with my new acquisitions. The 5F models transform what they wear into living works of art. The garments become part of their beauty and vice versa. I love the nonchalant power they exude with their bodily and facial gestures. They are fresh and raw yet totally polished and elegant, in a new sense. 5F inspires me and my wish is that I too inspire you to see that I can represent what 5F stands for.

What do you collect?

Jewels of wisdom