Paris model moves to London to fulfil modelling career.
In true Parisian style, I met the wonderful Fanella from Space model Management outside a bar in East London. With a glass of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Fanella just oozed with style and charisma. With her high waisted jeans and leather jacket, this was a girl I knew I wanted to work with.
WN-Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Erm, I dunno really… Personally I’d like to think I will still be London with my partner or if not that we’d move to to Europe, Milan, Paris, or even Grease, I love Grease. I’d love to open up an hotel in grease.
WN- Wow, that’s something different to modelling, why a hotel?
Fanella- I like to be around people. When I was younger, I travelled a lot. I always liked seeing other hotels. I like the business model of running a hotel. I’d aim it for the fashion industry, a place for models to come and relax, a place to hold catwalk events and even castings for shoots. I find it satisfiing to meet different people every day.
WN-So what’s the worst thing that has happened to you whilst modelling? There must be an embarrassing story to tell?
Fanella-I once arrived to a casting with out any make up and just the basics of clothes, it was very last minute that didn’t leave me any time to get ready. I just grabbed what I could and headed straight there, yeah, that was pretty embarrassing but I had the confidence and I believe it isn’t always the clothes you wear. I like to arrive with a big smile, show of my personality and that works for me.
WN-Which photographers would you love to work with?
Fanella- Anoush Abrar, I love his work and think he is just incredible. He is very nice and is the brother of one of my closest friends. And of course you Mr Noir.
WN-hahhahaha that’s sweet.
WN- What is it about fashion that you love so much?
Fanella- I like the travel. It’s not so much about being on the cover for me. I get that rush from last minute castings/shoots it’s not a routine 9-5 job. One day it could be 20+ hour days and the next it could only be a coffee and interviewing for magazines like today.