When Ruta Jonauskaite approached the Lockdown team two years ago at only 18 years of age, we saw an ambitious spark in her that we knew would made her a valuable, hardworking Lockdown future team member.
In the two years since we met Ruta, she has gone from dedicated schoolgirl to fashion student, fashion designer, beauty pageant finalist and now – a stunning model.
Rutas determination, drive and understanding of professionalism behind the scenes of the Irish fashion industry have earned her a well deserved place on the Lockdown books along side other like models, such as 20 year old fashion design student and top model Kellie Forde. Not interested in being seen out and about like other peers, both girls have spent their time availing of the fashion experience from an unusually young age through the agency by working backstage at shows, helping at launches and events, studying Fashion Design and ultimately working at Cork Fashion Week as well as participating and making the finals of Miss Cork the past two years.
It is with open arms and huge pride that we welcome Ruta in her next step on the fashion ladder as model at the Agency. Ruta is a great role model for younger girls coming up the ranks, proving that hard work really does pay off and we are delighted to have Ruta on board at Lockdown! xoxo
Images below of Ruta’s first shoot with up-and-coming fashion photographer Ivan Begala who also shot Ruta’s runway collection for Cork Fashion Week 2010: