Twice a year I go M.I.A on Cracked China Cup because I literally have no time to even look at a computer let alone write a post on one but I keep you as up to date as possible with my youtube channel youtube.com/crackedchinacup (you should be subscribing after this post lol). Watch my two latest video diaries all about the casting process for New York fashion week and see behind the scenes of all the shows I get! don't forget to comment!

Twice a year I go M.I.A on Cracked China Cup because I literally have no time to even look at a computer let alone write a post on one but I keep you as up to date as possible with my youtube channel youtube.com/crackedchinacup (you should be subscribing after this post lol). Watch my two latest video diaries all about the casting process for New York fashion week and see behind the scenes of all the shows I get! don't forget to comment!

Fashion Week is such a stressful time for all models, physician from the preparation before with the castings to the hell our skin and hair goes through, so I carry certain essentials with me in my bag at all times.

Hair.

Doing up to three shows a day is hell for black hair. from the hairspray to the heat, it leaves even the most resilient scalps in need of repair. Some hair sprays act like a glue on black hair making it impossible to brush out so I always carry my Lusters Pink Holding spray with me wherever I go; and I really mean every single job since I was 16. I always ask as nicely as possible if the hairdresser in question would mind using my product and most are really happy to but in some cases it might not be the right product for the hairstyle so you have to just accept it and move on. I also always carry an oil or serum with me because, surprisingly, not all hairdressers carry an oil or serum. It's the perfect alternative  to gel for giving a shiny or wet look and is also good for straight after the show to replace oils lost from heat and spray.

Makeup.

Being a black model can be hard when it comes to makeup during fashion week as not all makeup artists really know how to enhance our features or sometimes pick the incorrect colour which leaves us with ashy runway pictures! I took matters into my own hands and now bring with me my own concealer, foundation, powder and brush and correct my makeup in the toilets. I don't want to offend the artist who does my makeup but at the end of the day I want to look my best down the runway.

Skin.

After removing my makeup after a show I always refresh my face with my favourite skin products; no one wants to have a dry face while doing castings or having your street style shot taken lol.