Our February fashion shoot was a real family affair – the models, Tyg and Elizabeth, were sisters. The Vancouver-born sister duo is taking fashion by storm. Between them, they’ve walked for Marc Jacobs, Prada and Alexander Wang, to name a few. We caught up with the duo on-set and discovered that their unique identities are the key to their bond.
Tyg: “I never had any intention of modeling. I’d sew dresses for Elizabeth out of our mom’s sheets and take her photo.”
Elizabeth: “Tyg was the fashion baby. I was more of a tomboy.”
T: “Our aunt was friends with someone who owned a modeling agency in Vancouver, and Elizabeth got signed first. She moved to New York and I went to visit and we both got booked for a shoot. And then the agency signed me as well.”
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
T: “I don’t think my name, Lauren, suits me at all. When I was a baby, my parents called me Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh, and then Elizabeth started calling me Tyg.”
E: “We’ve always been able to stay close and not get competitive. We have such different looks, so I never feel bad about myself when she does well.”
T: “Modeling is an emotional roller coaster. Having Elizabeth listen when I want to cry about getting dropped from a show means so much.”
@elizabethdavison TREATS ME LIKE THE SASSY PRINCESS I PRETEND TO BE! ????? We spent the day dancing and playing and singing along to Dolly Parton and it was my fav shoot to date. THANK YEWWW everyone involved for having us!!! New new new for @ellecanada comin out now!! Dream team as follows Shot by @d.picard #DADDYHUNTERSANONYMOUS Art direction by @jedtallo Styled by @veroniquedelisle Makeup by @simoneotis Hair by @justinggg Nails by @leeannecolley Interview by @misskiera Love love love you ALLLL ????????????????
T: “When we’re in Vancouver, we go hiking a lot. The mountains and forest there are so beautiful. But Alberta is our place to escape everything.”
T: “We both mix a lot of menswear into our wardrobes. Skinny jeans give me anxiety, so I don’t wear them.”
E: “I used to think I could make sweatpants look cool. But now my style is more country girl.”
T: “We always wanted to walk a show together, and last couture season we did Jean Paul Gaultier. He was one of the first designers I worked with, so it was really special.”
T: “Shooting with my best friend is amazing. It’s going to be lovely to have pictures we can show people when we’re old and wrinkly.”
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