This cover turned out to be my break into the fashion industry that set up the next 10 years of work. I had been a model for a couple of years prior to this and was fortunate enough to have worked quite well but this was the work that meant I could start to build a long term career.
Since then, through experience, I am able to advise anyone that the big-break will arrive but only if you are in the right place at the right time to recognise it and of course only if you are ready for it.
Its interesting that the theme for the script I am currently writing is quite similar to that theory.
Had I needed a few days to get ready for this job on the morning I met Tom Ford, I would not have been booked and the next worthy candidate would have jumped in my place. Fortunately my work ethic has always been to always be ready. This is often the hardest part of modelling, you spend weeks and sometimes months staying ready, with absolutely no reward.. but as I say, when that break comes, you have to be there and you have to be ready.
This was also the job where I first met Tom Ford, who continues to be one of the most inspirational people I've ever worked with. It was a privilege to observe his work and be part of his vision.