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At age 47 I’m still smashing it in my modelling career. Age shows no boundaries, and I will keep on pushing the limits.
Stephanie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started modelling in Orlando Florida at age 15. I love walking the runway; I enjoy feeling the energy of the crowd and engaging them in the event. I aspire to walk in Paris Fashion Week.
Who is your inspiration in life Stephanie? How do you keep inspired?
Several people inspire me: my husband and Coco Rocha. My husband supports me in all that I set out to do in my modelling career and my business. He’s never missed any of my fashion shows. I adore CoCo not only is she an amazing model she’s amazing as a mother, business owner and she is involved in many fundraising events. I keep inspired by setting goals for myself. Whether it takes a day or years to reach that goal it’s ok, it’s all about the journey.
We all make mistakes Stephanie; 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.
Honestly, I haven’t had that moment. I believe in being professional, open to ideas, and knowing my limitations.
Stephanie, 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?
The organisation is key. Always being sometimes prepared overly prepared. If you think you MIGHT need something to bring it. Be early. Bring a healthy snack and water. Do your research, know your designer and their product.
Please tell us, Stephanie, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Never overbook yourself. If your late or worse don’t make the call time, you will never be asked to work for that client again. It’s your job remember that.
Stephanie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Education is the best way to inform someone that way they can take the knowledge they have and apply it with what they have learned to make an educated choice and or decision.
Stephanie, 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?
My nomination for the best alternative model of the year in 2016. Its an amazing feeling being chosen by your peers for all your hard work, dedication and love of modelling.
Stephanie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I love being creative; I enjoy listening to the designer about where, why and how they decided to make the garments they did for a collection. It’s fascinating to me, and I draw from that on the runway or a photo shoot.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Practice practice practice
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’m always looking to collaborate! Fashion designers, brands, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers! Let’s make some art!
Photo Credits: Pic 1: Robin Fulton @robinsphotographydenver. Pic2: Jonny Edwards @JonnyCreative