We got home with lots of stories so once in a while we will keep you posted about our Paris Adventure! Starting with: the model life!
Being a model isn’t glamour and glitter every day. It’s working: day ànd night. For every 5 minutes of fame after a show models need to work insane long hours, do a lot of waiting and keep themselves in shape all the time.
That’s why I decided to join Lisa in Paris during the end of Fashion Weeks. I try to do something special every time. Last year I arrived in Paris with postcards, pictures and letters from friends and family to wish her good luck. The next season I made a goodie bag for Lisa and now she left for NYC with 30 envelopes. Each one had a cute message for her to cheer her up.
Late at night Lisa receives an e-mail from her agency with the schedule for the next day. This is how she rolls on a regular Fashion Week day:
Morning – 9AM: go visit the agency
10AM: casting for Maison Martin Margiela
1PM: fitting for Rick Owens
3PM: preparing for the Rochas show
5PM: walking Rochas
http://www.bellazon.com, nice detail: the shoes were STUNNING!
+ possibly some other castings and fittings.
Even in a busy fashion city as Paris, you could easily tell if the girl you crossed in the streets was a model or not. Lots of girls seem to have the same way of clothing: black skinny, statement sweater, sneakers/biker boots and a black backpack/designer bag hanging casually off their shoulders. We asked Lisa if this was a thing, if all models do have the same style.
‘I think this is a practical coincidence: we need to get in and out of our clothes real quickly so a jeans and sweater are a must. We can’t go to castings and fittings over dressed as well. That’s why we have a classy and sober style I think.’
Lisa with my H&M hat, MISBHV sweater and UO coat
Keep an eye on Otherinfinities for more PFW news!