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I’m very excited to be part of the Model Undercover Fashion Week Virtual Tour and present a guest post by Carina Axelsson.
I have read 3 of books in this series, and they are fabulous. Carina’s writing is spot on. Axelle is so funny and smart, and through her eyes you see the fashion world taken with a grain of salt. The cases are all unique and have their own twists and turns, which keep the stories exciting and fresh.
In Model Undercover: London, Axelle is on the heels of a killer who put one of her friends into hospital. Exciting, twists and turns to keep you guessing, lots of fabulous fashion and a bunch of laughs. This is a series that will be loved by any age group.
How to be a Model Undercover at Fashion Week
By Carina Axelsson for the The Katsmiao blog
Feb. 07, 2016
I worked as a fashion model for well over a decade, and, although I never walked the runway (too short by the standards of the day!), I did see many fashion shows. I was fortunate to be invited backstage often, too. Then, as I phased out of fashion and into writing, I spent some time working as a personal assistant to British fashion designer John Galliano (he was designing for Christian Dior in Paris at the time). Working for John was the perfect opportunity to learn all about fashion shows from a designer’s point of view. Many of my memories from this time inspire the fashion mysteries I write today.
I continue to go to the fashion shows whenever I can – only now I go for research (seriously, could there be a better excuse to enjoy the buzz of a fashion show?) – and in order to get the most out of the moment, I slide into my “Model Undercover” persona. What do I mean by this?
Well, I need to be able to observe discreetly. It’s vital that I leave a show feeling fired up with ideas that can eventually end up in my books – but without making anyone feel I’ve been spying on them!
So let’s say you’ve been invited to a Paris fashion show – the hottest one of the season. How do you observe the fashionistas without them noticing that you’re staring at them more than the clothes? Luckily, it’s as easy as saying Chanel! Here are my top three Model Undercover tips:
That’s it! So get your lippy on and have a happy Model Undercover Fashion Week!
Just finished reading this book and had to write my review right away, that’s how excited I am about this book.
It’s about a 16 year old girl, about her horse and starting a career as jockey, while juggling family drama, first crush, high school as well as her horse, training etc.
The book spoke to me, because my aunt was one of the first female jockeys in Germany. I imagine her path to the track would have been quite a bit more difficult, but it wasn’t really a cake walk for Evie either.
What I liked about the book was….well…everything. I liked the story, the obstacles Evie had to overcome, how she dealt with them, her family drama, her friends/boy/school issues. She was very much a 16 year old girl, but also very mature in ways. The book was pretty fast paced. I didn’t want to put it down even when I had to. I just had to keep reading.
Great book, very well done.
I’ve read many relationship books, but I have to say this is the best one yet.
The basic premise of the book is that we put too much focus on what we have in common with the person we are dating or interested in dating. Instead, we should be self-aware and know what our deal breakers are.
The book shows you how to make your no-no list, which will include things that are complete deal breakers, as well as things you don’t like by may be willing to compromise on and live with. Don’t expect that you can change the other person, and don’t expect that you will change either.
This book made me reflect on the things that I can’t handle and don’t want in a relationship, because I have to still be able to be me.
The book could be shorter, it does get fairly repetitive, but I’ll still give it 5 stars because I like the message in it.
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