Stuff like this makes me happy. I always love hearing good things about the models I admire, and I'm just so glad that Freja isn't too jaded or apathetic after half a decade of modeling to care about guiding the younger generation. After all, I'm sure she's just a well of knowledge considering all her experiences at such a high international level for all those 5 years. Lucky Julia. Lucky any new model who gets to pick the brain of a successful model like Freja.
We hear so many stories about how hard it is for young models to start out, how hard it is to adjust to the crazy lifestyle, how hard it is to keep the momentum and hype going without losing your head, how hard it is to keep your feet on the ground. I'm super relieved and glad that some of the veterans are watching out for the young ones because somebody has to. Makes you wonder what other mentoring relationships exist out there. I think I've heard Anja and Karlie? Have you heard of any?
Anyway, speaking of Australia...if you miss the excitement that comes with fashion week and you need your model fix, you can take comfort and solace in the fact that Australia's Rosemount Fashion Week has started. So check it out. Lots of girls are walking. Granted they're not huge model names, but girls who made impressions during FW1011 like Lauren Brown and Ali Carr are there. If you're interested you can see looks from the shows at vogue.com.au. And maybe it will tide you over until May 11th and the Chanel Cruise show. :)