Sierra Sullivan (formerly Huisman) spent her early years in Yakima, Washington. Soon after graduating high school in 1994 she joined with IMG Models and began traveling all over the world to places including Paris, Milan, London and Sydney to model full time.
Shortly after moving to New York in 1997 she got her big break when she was photographed by David Sims for Harper's Bazaar. The buzz about this fresh-faced newcomer spread quickly through close-knit fashionista circles. It became apparent that Sierra’s classic beauty, intense blue eyes and sweet personality would make her a muse to several in the industry.
Sierra quickly rose to the top and found herself sauntering down runways in the most prestigious shows for designers such as Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Prada, Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Loewe and Tory Burch.
Sierra's strong look has been captured by top photographers including Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Bruce Weber, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Tom Munro, Michael Thompson, Arthur Elgort, Paolo Reversi, Thomas Schenk, Nick Clements and Raymond Meier.
She has been featured in ad campaigns for an impressive range of designers and beauty companies such as Prada, Byblos, Gap, Banana Republic, Guerlain, Revlon, Cesare Paciotti, Polo Ralph Lauren, Akris and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Editorially, Sierra has appeared in the pages of top international fashion magazines including Vogue, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Jalouse, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W, Australian Vogue and Japanese Vogue. She has also graced the covers of Italian Glamour, D, Grazia and Arena.
As a result, her travels around the world, interactions with many interesting people and places, artistic influences and personal creative aspirations have all contributed to her refined sense of style and taste. This gave birth to Raffiné, which means 'refined' in French - a language and culture that resonates deeply with Sierra and represents her body of modeling work current and past, writings, photography, social media content and in the future, curated items for sale that are both personally sourced/found and new from some of her favorite designers.
Currently Sierra and her son reside in the beautiful seaside shire of Laguna Beach, California. With her lifelong love of photography and years of experience not only as a model but also having absorbed all that goes on behind the scenes and camera, she has now ventured out into photographing the models herself, with the goal of helping others pursue their own dreams as well.
IconicFocus - New York City
Oui Management - Paris
Stars Management - Los Angeles and San Francisco
Heffner Management - Seattle