Right now there is nothing better than all gold everything. From accessories to songs, hospital gold is everywhere and will now be on my nails. I discovered this brand called Hex Nail Jewelry one day on instagram and found their shop on etsy straight away and was in heaven. They create charms out of 14k gold in miniature sizes for your nails. I had been looking everywhere for these so was so happy when I finally found its source! All you need is a little nail glue and these will last a life time- the perfect accessory. You can see more of their beautiful bits here.   Right now there is nothing better than all gold everything. From accessories to songs, hospital gold is everywhere and will now be on my nails. I discovered this brand called Hex Nail Jewelry one day on instagram and found their shop on etsy straight away and was in heaven. They create charms out of 14k gold in miniature sizes for your nails. I had been looking everywhere for these so was so happy when I finally found its source! All you need is a little nail glue and these will last a life time- the perfect accessory. You can see more of their beautiful bits here.   When it comes to my job travelling is a love hate situation for a lot of models. People often assume that travelling for work is like getting a free holiday but often this isn’t the case at all! Although as models we get to go to many different countries for jobs, erectile we are there to do just that- our job so we don’t really get to experience the country as you would if you went on holiday. As you know, I spent a lot of time in New York but what people didn’t know is that if a model travels to a country just to spend time there and meet clients, a good example being fashion week, then we are the ones who pay for everything. Our agency may book our flights but the money will come out of anything we earn- basically it’s not a free ride. We would also pay for our accommodation and any other expenses that may occur hence why up and coming models often stay in model apartments- they’re just a lot cheaper than a hotel or renting a place. Obviously I have good memories of travelling too! Most of the time I work in countries like Germany or other European countries and during the winter this is far from a holiday haha. However, I did get to go to Thailand last year April for four days to shoot a hair commercial which was amazing! It was actually the first time I had ever gotten a job in a holiday destination type country and I loved being there! But even then I didn’t have any time to go out and look around, as we would shoot from 6am until about 7pm so once again it wasn’t really a holiday. My favourite time abroad was when I did an event called the Life Ball in Vienna in May last year. It was so much fun as there was so many other models I knew as well as big names like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. It was a much more relaxed atmosphere so I got to look around more and lets not mention the after party- Betty and I enjoyed! When I was younger, travelling was one of the scariest aspects of my job; being 17 and being away from your family for a month was overwhelming at times and I used to get really home sick. I wouldn’t call my mum often because it made me miss home even more and getting used to a big city like New York was difficult at times. However, I was fortunate because at least I was used to living in a city and spoke their language; many girls come from small towns in Eastern Europe or Asia and speak little English and they had to work so hard to keep up with everything. Many girls don't even go back home for long periods of time because they work abroad to help support their families or its too expensive to fly back home. My friend from Brazil hadn't seen her family for over a year! She missed the birth of her little brother too. Now that I am older I enjoy travelling more, especially going to America as I have friends there and I’m old enough to look after myself. I have a regular client in Germany now and I’m often told on the day that I am flying there; Even though I am told that I may be going there a few days before, being confirmed on the day is always a rush! I just thought I’d let you know what it is like to travel as a model as I realise that TV makes it out that we get flown first class to beautiful hotels and have time to relax but that is rarely ever the case. It is an experience though which I wouldn’t pass up for the world because at least I can say I’ve been to all of these amazing places even if I don’t get to see it as much as I would like and I have created memories I will never forget abroad! Life Ball in Vienna photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4   Madrid, Spain last year. photo 1 photo 2   Street style snap of me by Tommy Ton in New York earlier this year   photo-9