1. It's New York fashion week! Describe your typical day.
Every day is pretty unique in this industry! Normally my morning starts with a good breakfast, and rechecking my email to see if there are any updates from my agency. Then, it’s off to make call times, fittings, or last minute castings.
2. Who do you see as a role model in our industry, and why?
There are so many, but from a model’s perspective I look up to women like Model Alliance’s own, Sara Ziff, and advisory board members Coco Rocha and Trish Goff. Women who took the unique skill set that modeling teaches you and went on to work in improving our industry while creating new careers outside the traditional role of a fashion model.
3. Your best and worst fashion week moments?
The best moments of fashion week for me are just seeing everyone’s hard work come together to produce a great show. I think I’ve been lucky enough to not have any real “worst” moments!
4. This summer the MA introduced legislation that would include fashion models under 18 in child performer regulations in New York. The bill passed unanimously and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Do you support the legislation, and why?
I wholeheartedly support the new legislation. Most models start working as teenagers. As children working in an adult industry, under-18 models deserve special protection and guidance.
5. Advice to fashion week rookies, and the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Pack snacks, and don’t forget to have fun! It seems simple, but my mom always reminds me to stay present and soak it all in.