Models in Milan
It always nice to travel, and I'm grateful to Milan for wanting me back for another season of castings, jobs and good times in the fashion capital.
There's a great sense of community between models in Milan. This community comes from all different parts of the industry. Stepping back into my agency (Nologo) and being greeted with a wealth of hugs, endless cheek kisses and introductions really makes you feel at home.
My home in Milan for the next few months is 'Fashion Flats', an apartment block for models which I'm glad to be staying in. Models from every nationality and different agencies and ages are all thrown together in a series of apartments surrounded by a courtyard. It's not all bitchy-ness and $ass. Surprisingly, most of the girls get along together quite well. Most models spend the year travelling to different cities for work, so it's important to make friends in the short time that they have.
These bonds are strengthened by the many PR's that organise entertainment for the girls. From lunches in 'Jazz Cafe' everyday, weekend trips around Italy, dinner and drinks in exclusive clubs or a simple movie and a pizza.
Milan is a city set up for Models, Girls can fly in, make friends easily, book jobs and enjoy themselves. But In a tough industry full of self doubt and rejection, making these links with people is survival. I'm a firm believer of making the most of every situation and making it a good one. So stick on some Spandau, or whatever you're into and get involved and feel good.