Time to slather on more makeup, honey!
Blog Guy, I’m an 18-year-old girl and I want to be a model, but my parents won’t let me take modeling classes!
Can you please tell them what a glamorous and exciting life fashion models lead?
Sure. Just for you, I sent a photographer to follow a professional model at this week’s fashion show in Paris.
Thank you! Now tell me what we’re seeing here. Don’t leave anything out.
Okay. In the combo shot at the top, she’s having makeup put on, and then some more makeup, and then some more makeup.
And in the fourth photo?
Oh. Um, that’s not quite as glamorous as I imagined. Aren’t there photos showing other stuff?
You bet. We have shots of her waiting around backstage, and even eating an apple.
And that’s her whole day? Isn’t there a high point?
Of course. On the left you can see her making her bed before she goes off to work.
Models have to make their own BED? Well, they can’t MAKE me be a model! I didn’t sign anything yet, and I’m really only 17 years old. There are LAWS in this country, for Lord’s sake!
Combo shot: Swiss model Julia Saner is made up backstage before Lebanese designer Elie Saab fashion show during the Haute Couture fashion week in Paris January 26, 2011. Saner, an 18-year-old top model, was in Paris during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2011 fashion collections.
Right: Saner lines up with models backstage .
Right: Saner eats an apple backstage.
Left: Saner makes her bed at the start of her day of fashion shows.
REUTERS photos by Philippe Wojazer