Amanda La Magna (Velocci) in Aqua di Lara
photo: Maja Hajduk
Through the magic of generous and talented people like photographers Matthew Lyn and Maja Hajduk, I've been able to see photos of the shows I've missed, and been able to provide more coverage than any season before. To them, my thanks.
I feel strongly that it's important to thank the people that help you do your job effectively. There are certain people in this industry that would do well to learn the same.
I also feel it's very important to recognize new talent and support people that are trying to make a living in an industry that is damned tough. I've known some amazing designers that moved on to other careers because there just hasn't been the support, and although my focus is on the models, we're truly all in this together.
To the models, I have so much admiration and respect for you. You don't always get paid for your time. You don't often get recognized in the programs. You deserve better.
Honestly, I'm doing what I can to help, including casting a New Face show with designer Nada Yousif (this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.) to help some newcomers get experience and exposure. Yousif is a young designer that has invested heavily to be part of fashion week, so I was more than happy to volunteer my time to help her pull together a cast I'm incredibly proud of.
I'll have more on that soon, but since this is my last update this week (before I run off to the Pink Tartan show - always a highlight for me), I really want to express my sincere appreciation to all the models in this country, because without you doing what you do so well, I wouldn't be doing what I love.
Anna Okorokov (Sutherland) in Annie Thompson
Gabriella (Sutherland), Teisha (Next) and Kiley (Ford)
watching runway video in the L'Oréal makeup room
Ashley Hart (Giovanni) getting made up for Steven Trigueros
Claire Oleson (Sutherland) in Pat McDonagh
Kamila, Nyda & Amanda (all Sutherland) in Thien Le
Jane (NAM) and Téa (Giovanni) before Steven Trigueros
Kiley who leaves Monday to start with Ford in New York
Last season's recap