It's impossible not to look calm, cool, and collected when you're dressed in designer clothing and walking down a brightly lit runway to music that's pumping so loudly you can feel it in your soul. But, if you're one of the models rushing from show to show during New York Fashion Week, it's likely you don't feel
that way every time you turn down the catwalk. Nope, it's not as glamorous, easy, and fun as it looks, people! Instead, it's a hectic whirlwind of hair, makeup, and meals in packages you can eat in the back of a cab. So, we tapped in-demand model Antonina Petkovic for her pro tips on surviving the madness.
She should know. After all, she's walked in everything from Armani Privé's Haute Couture show, to this season's Thakoon show, to the Tommy Hilfiger circus alongside Kendall Jenner. And, Ms. Jenner should indeed take note. Antonina's got a plan for longevity in the biz that includes staying zen, drinking water, and, of course, finding time for a few editorials. That is, if she makes it through this crazy week first.
Click through for pics of a NYFW model on the go, and tips on how she makes it all work.
Photographed by Kristiina Wilson