Jourdan Dunn backstage at Rodarte, New York Fashion Week
We caught up with Brit model and Grazia Daily favourite Jourdan Dunn at Rodarte at New York Fashion Week to find out about her backstage experiences....
Grazia Daily: What advice would you give new models?
Jourdan Dunn: One time backstage at the Hermes show, Naomi (as in Campbell) sat me down to give me some advice which I think is spot on. She told me to make sure you look after yourself because no one else will. As you'll be sent to hundreds of castings that you'll be expected to go to so keep well hydrated, take trips to the gym, eat well and squeeze in sleep when you can - maybe when you're having your hair or make-up done!
Grazia Daily: Best fashion week memory?
Jourdan Dunn: It was one of the Rodarte shows and Karlie (Kloss) and I were wearing the finale dresses. The other girls were walking down the runway and we were told to stay on the runway, but our trains on our dresses were so long so I was trying to shift Karlie's train out the way and then Sasha P grabbed the train and threw it away. It got so many hits on YouTube, it was so funny.
Grazia Daily: Biggest fashion week disaster?
Jourdan Dunn: It was my first season doing Tommy Hilfiger and I was three hour late because I went shopping!!! I don't even remember if I bought anything that good! My agency were screaming at me. It's all good though, I'm on the TH campaign now!
Grazia Daily: Fashion Week Do's and Don'ts?
Jourdan Dunn: Don't go out when you have an early call time! I should probably take that advice. Always have your own make up wipes and foundation and eye make up so you can give your make up a quick fix if you have an inexperienced make up artist. Don't take fashion week too seriously we're not saving lives. Have fun and don't moan.
Grazia Daily: What product can't you live without?
Jourdan Dunn: Sisley's Radiant Glow Mask - I use it in the morning and leave it on for 3-5 minutes and it leaves you with a nice glow. It's great if you've been out and need to look fresh. I love their Radiant Serum too!