Gaelle Fortune


Gaelle Fortune
State / Region
Hauts de Seine

Gaelleplease tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Photoshoot-Photo cabin-mag /60 to 100 EUR per hour

Gaelle. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a free spirited Caribbean girl who enjoys life as if every day was the last. I am also a banker in my everyday job and the happy mother of a beautiful three years old daughter

Our readers would love to get to know you more Gaelle. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I don't know if I am right, but I think one part of my unique aspect is to start realizing my dream at over 30... Despite being encouraged by strangers and friends to become a model, I could not dare to try it. 
Then my fa;ily life took a new turn, and instead of being under this new turn of my life, I decided to take it as an opportunity and a challenge to turn my life over and not to be ruled by external negative people. I started to do sport, cardio, dance, yoga on an everyday basis and when I finally felt comfortable in my body, I started a few photo shooting just for fun.
Then at my last photoshoot, my photographer encouraged me to take it to a new level, so this is why I am here today.

Gaelle, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

YOLO, it might sound stupid, but this is what driven me in life. I live every day, dream and action to the fullest. In the days we live in, we have less and less certainty of waking up the day after, so why would we have to put up with it?
I love fashion, style, fun and mostly LOVE, but also sharing my way of life and thinking.

Who is your inspiration in life Gaelle? How do you keep inspired?

Coco Rocha ... I love her style, the way she has thousands of poses, her cool and the few times she shares a private moment with her daughter.
Above all, my hero and inspiration in life are my mother and daughter. The first for giving me the basis of who I will become and the second for the confirmation of how a strong and driven woman and mother I can be. I keep inspired by keeping in touch with trends in the fashion world.
And on a more sad note, every attack or injustice against us and innocent people, give me the rage and inspiration to do more and live life to the fullest extend 

We all make mistakes Gaelle; 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.
I am just starting in this area; I do not have any example as a model to share for the moment... but I know I will certainly have ... My biggest fault is my big mouth; I can be brutally honest without wanting to hurt the person in front of me... 

Gaelle , 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?

As in my job as a banker, I first acknowledge each request on due time and give a delay for its realisation.
Then I work by prioritizing by the most urgent to the least. But it also depends on the client and its importance and the inspiration its request will bring in me

Please tell us Gaelle, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

As of now, I have to juggle my agenda in a very strategic manner to be able to deal with my actual job, take care of my daughter, and free time to keep on providing professional photoshoot to create an online/paper book and finally get recognized

Gaelle, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I am sure you are asking in the model area, but this is what I do every day in my job as a banker/commercial. The key is to listen actively, understand your interlocutor priorities, needs and limits. Then acknowledge his needs, answer it and go further, sometimes by taking up their own words... I love my job :)

Gaelle, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Not so many accomplishments, but I feel proud for every like and new followers on Instagram... I felt also deeply touched when one of my followers asked me to post up some of my sports routines as she was getting inspired and motivated. An influencer in positivity, health, well being and fashion, that's what I want to be

Gaelle, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It usually happens when I am partying and quite 'happy' already :) ... It gives me insurance, challenge and a bit of a teaser

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

' expect the best of yourself and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.'

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to become an ambassador for a big pret-a-porter brand, make promotions for well known and less known creators, appear in magazines. Mostly be a promoter of artisanal talents, brands, and creators

Now for the best part Gaelle! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Waran Suthan Photography @ws-photography (instagram ws.photoshooter)

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