With sweeping cheekbones, smoky eyes and a silky curtain of black hair, Jamie Bochert is slicker than your average doll-faced fashion-mannequin. She became the dark horse of modeling in the early noughties, debuting in Ann Demeulemeester’s autumn/winter 02 show and appearing on the cover of i-D’s The Graduate Issue, No. 232, September 2002 (back then she said the things most likely to keep her awake at night were “jet lag or phone sex”). She grew up in New Jersey, wanting to be a ballerina but fashion’s luck changed when she ended up waitressing in The City of Dreams (Los Angeles) and her sexy, sultry stare was discovered at the age of 22 and flown to New York. After taking a five year break to concentrate on her music as alter-ego, Frances Wolf, Jamie returned to modeling in 2008 having taught herself piano and guitar and played on stage with Patti Smith alongside husband Michael Pitt’s band Pagoda. But while Frances Wolf is making beautifully haunting, piano-driven music, Jamie is stalking the catwalks of Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Prada like the nonchalant queen of dark and brooding beauty that she is.