Getting Ready

How A Model Gets Ready for NYFW

Inside the pre-show morning routine of Laura Love. 

By: Alicia Cesaro
Photography: Renée Rodenkirchen

We get pretty excited to witness anyone’s morning routine (you know we are a particularly nosy bunch), but when that someone just happens to be a model we kind of wish we could trade lives with, well that makes it even better. Hence why we jumped at the opportunity to get together with Michael Kors and hang with model Laura Love as she prepped for the fall winter 2016 show. And even when the call time was a bright, uh, 7AM, we grabbed the venti-est coffee and ordered an Uber to get it all started.

When we arrived at Love’s airy Chelsea apartment, we found her sitting pretty at the dining room table in pajamas, fresh off a flight from Miami, where she was shooting for Elle Italia. Vênsette makeup artist, Josephine, got to work primping the model, swiftly applying blush, smoking out her eyes just enough for daytime and messing her hair just so for the action-packed day ahead. We just watched in wonder wishing our morning routines went as easily as this, and got chatting with Love about everything from Snapchat to her fashion week necessities (this year’s frozen tundra situation called for lots of Aquaphor), music preferences (anything Joni Mitchell) and the whole West coast versus East coast debate; “I love Los Angles but I also only go there for vacation or a job. New York City I love, but it’s a love-hate kind of thing. My work is here, so I feel productive. In L.A. I’m basically going to the juice bar and hanging out with my mom, so yeah, it’s great at the time but it would be different if I lived there.”

After all was said and done in the grooming department, on went the wide-legged monochrome pantsuit in candy apple red (which, BTW, matched the model’s manicure to a 'T'), black suede platforms, and camel coat slash cape number. Before hopping in her car en route to the Michael Kors Collection show, she was happy to play supermodel for us, spinning around her apartment and down the halls into the streets. We mean, have you ever seen someone have so much fun, so early in the morning—sans coffee? Us either.

 

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