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.
With so many shows, it's impossible to pack lightly.
Cabbing off to a show.
Squeezing in a quick meeting with her agent.
Marine's casting photo.
Getting made up.
Marine getting her hair done.
Putting on a dress.
Smoking before showtime.
The day is only half over. Off to a fitting at Zuhair Murad.
More waiting for Marine...
Day 2: Time to get caffeinated for a busy day
Getting ready for the Zuhair Murad show
Waiting for the show to start
Time with friends before the show
Jetting back to NYC before New York Fashion Week begins