KEEL MAGAZINE volume 7 official

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Fashion Model Kelly Lenahan

BY: Tony Bear!

“Fashion model, horse lover, consignment store shopper”

Ageless fashion model Kelly Lenahan aims for more commercial projects, and work with international designers


elly Lenahan’s training as a model began in 1990s San Diego. She began modeling regularly in 2010, and has been featured in numerous publications, runway shows, and television segments. She has also had spokesmodel roles. Lenahan has always been infatuated with fashion and beauty. “I most enjoy high fashion, editorial and runway modeling,” she says. “I feel very blessed to have worked with designers such as Sue Wong, Andre Soriano, Donna Karan, Adolfo Sanchez, Puey Quinones, Lizz Russell, Lisseth Corrao, Merlin Castell, Sharmy Reyes, Timmithea, and PK Bijoux, to name a few. “Coco Chanel, Prada, YSL are my most favorite fashion designers in the world and I hope to work with them in the future.” Her role models are Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi


Campbell. Equestrian passion keeps her motivated “Horses are my passion,” says Lenahan. “I need them in my life like I need water! I grew up on a horse farm and started riding when I was 4 years old. I also competed for years, and helped my parents start young horses. Caring for horses is very rewarding to me and I cannot imagine my life without a horse being in it. I grow very attached to them as though they are my own blood. It is a love thing!” A shopper who mixes things up Lenahan often finds her most favorite pieces second hand. “I like to find special pieces at consignment stores, or second hand stores. Sometimes, I buy them from individuals,” she says. “For me a classic, quality item is more my style than a trendy item. But, I do like to go to Nordstrom’s.”