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People always remember my smile, sense of humour, and a great deal of patience, which is required for this type of work.
AurÃ©lie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started modelling when a friend photographer asked me to strike the pose, and I found it very funny to play with my image. I think it is necessary not to take ourselves too seriously, and sometimes to step back and realise that what we do is not changing the face of the world.
Who is your inspiration in life AurÃ©lie? How do you keep inspired?
I am inspired by the people I meet every day, and also by my very creative dreams!
We all make mistakes AurÃ©lie; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I started to model, sometimes I didn't know how to behave with other models or photographers. Other models tend to be very competitive and can make you feel so uncomfortable. Over time I realised each one is unique in his way and it is pointless to develop jealousy towards the others.
AurÃ©lie, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Sometimes it is hard to prioritise our jobs because some of them are planned at the last minute, so we have to be very professional in our choices and try to satisfy every client's need, or to cancel what we really cannot do in the right way.
Please tell us AurÃ©lie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Sometimes we have to trust our agency, photographer, director or fashion designer even if we are not sure about their decisions.
AurÃ©lie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
During a fashion show, the creative director wanted to have the models take a long and complicated way on the catwalk with many poses and models intersecting each other. I explained that it was not adjusted to the dresses we had to wear and that it was more appropriate to opt for an easy walk that everybody would be able to remember, even if it was less spectacular.
AurÃ©lie, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
The first time my mother went to see me on the catwalk, and she told me "why are all the models not smiling? Are you not happy to do that?... :)
AurÃ©lie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
As I told before, I like to write, and I also like to play, so I recently tried to write a scenario for a short movie. I am not used to this kind of exercise, so it was really difficult to think about everything that has to be taken into account when you think about the images you have in mind and how to make it clear for every reader. But is also so amazing to hold the reins, making the story yours and the characters as unusual as you want!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Don't think too big. What you finally keep is not the pictures, it is the people you met during the shoot and what their experience can teach you.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
cover: Arina.B, 1: Kevin Fedelino, 2: Nicolas Leloup, 3: Olivier Hozer, 4: Bertrand Defila, 5: OcÃ©ane Moins, 6: Yves Kortum, 7: Robyn Tenniel, 8: Jean Legresy, 9: Paul Tomasini, 10: Eva Sarraute.