Two Days In The Life Of French Model Marine Deleeuw In Photos Ahead Of New York Fashion Week

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on January 31 2013 11:25 AM

There’s more to modeling than just walking and looking beautiful. And thanks to the increasing popularity of reality television shows like “America’s Next Top Model” and the soon-to-air “The Face” with Naomi Campbell, we know being a model can be grueling, unforgiving and tough with long hours and fierce competition.

But for Marine Deleeuw, an 18-year-old top model who was named by Style.com as one of Spring 2013’s top 10 models, it’s all in a day’s work.

The Valenciennes, France-native only began modeling during New York Fashion Week last September and has already walked in 46 shows, according to Style.com. The Ford model even snagged the coveted opener for Rag & Bone and has graced the runway for major brands including Prada, Balenciaga, Celine, Christian Dior and Miu Miu. Most recently, she was seen in look books for Celine, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez and Donna Karan for the pre-fall 2013 season.

So many may wonder, what exactly is it like to be a top model amid the  insanity of Fashion Week spread across a myriad of cities? Deleeuw gives a sneak peek into her busy life ahead of New York Fashion Week.

Day 1: Marine makes her bed before the Valentino show.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw makes her bed at the models' flat before going to Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

With so many shows, it's impossible to pack lightly.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw tries to close her suitcase at the models flat before going to Valentino's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Cabbing off to a show.

Marine French top model Marine Deleeuw sits in a taxi on her way to Italian fashion house Valentino's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Squeezing in a quick meeting with her agent.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw speaks with her booker at her model agency before going to Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Marine's casting photo.

Marine Deleeuw Marine Deleeuw  Reuters

Getting made up.

Marine Deleeuw A make-up artist works on French top model Marine Deleeuw backstage before the start of Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show for fashion house Valentino in Paris January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Marine getting her hair done.

Marine Deleeuw A hairdresser works on French top model Marine Deleeuw backstage before the start of Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show for fashion house Valentino in Paris January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Putting on a dress.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw puts a dressing gown on backstage before the start of Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show for fashion house Valentino in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Smoking before showtime.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw takes a break before the start of Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 show for fashion house Valentino in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Showtime!

Marine Deleeuw Model Marine Deleeuw presents a creation by Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo as part of their Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show for fashion house Valentino in Paris January 23, 2013.  Reuters

The day is only half over. Off to a fitting at Zuhair Murad.

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw takes a break between a casting for Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion collection and that of fashion house Valentino in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

More waiting for Marine...

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw waits for a casting at Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's headquarter in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Casting preview

Marine Deleeuw Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad looks at French top model Marine Deleeuw at a casting for his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion collection in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Final touches

Marine Deleeuw Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad puts the final touch to a dress on French top model Marine Deleeuw at a casting for his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion collection in Paris, January 23, 2013.  Reuters

Day 2: Time to get caffeinated for a busy day

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw drinks a coffee at the models flat before going to Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris January 24, 2013. Picture January 24, 2013.  Reuters

Getting ready for the Zuhair Murad show

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw tries on her shoes in the backstage before the start of Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris,, January 24, 2013.  Reuters

Waiting for the show to start

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw waits for the start of the show in the backstage before the start of Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's (R) Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion collection in Paris, January 24, 2013.  Reuters

Time with friends before the show

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw (2ndR) poses backstage with models at the end of Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris, January 24, 2013. Picture taken January 24, 2013.  Reuters

Showtime!

Marine Deleeuw Model Marine Deleeuw presents a creation by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad as part of his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show in Paris, January 24, 2013.  Reuters

Jetting back to NYC before New York Fashion Week begins

Marine Deleeuw French top model Marine Deleeuw arrives at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport to take a plane on her way to attend the New York fashion Week, January 27,  Reuters

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