Fashion holds  an important place in my life: Angélique Andret

1.What do you do for a living?

I’m living in Luxembourg , I’m French teacher and since 4 years I started my career as a model.

2.How would you describe what you do?

What I do is most of all a passion. I like fashion since I was a teenager. Fashion holds  an important place in my life .

3.What does your work entail?

My job involves being available, traveling a lot, keeping in touch with designers and photographs and having a very strict timetable.

4.What’s a typical work week like?

When I m not teaching French to my students , I do shootings or fashion shows or outfits. Last week for example , i did a shooting for a fashion designer on Monday then I was in Paris for 2 days for an event , then back in Luxembourg I had another fashion show on Friday .

5.How did you get started?

Some friends offered me a shoot for my birthday, I did it in Bruxelles and the staff was so astonished by the result that we decided to do some other shoots with different photographs. Then I did à casting for a fashion week . fashion designers liked my style. I signed in an agency. That s how all started.

6.What do you like about what you do?

I really like meeting people, photographers, make up artists and all the staff who organize event or shoot. Modeling is like a play and I also like feeling different.

7.What do you dislike?

Lack of professionalism

8.How do you make money or how are you compensated?

I have the chance to wear the clothes of some fashion designers Shoots are paid.

9.What skills are needed to do this?

You have to be patient, stay humble, be punctual , respect each other s work and point of view, Do what is required but stay yourself

10.what is most challenging about what you do?

The most challenging will be to sign contracts with most famous brands abroad

11.what is most rewarding?

When a fashion designer is proud of your job and wants to work with you more than once

11.What advice would you offer someone considering this career?

Never believe that all is done because you did one or two events. Modeling is a pleasant job but it’s also hard. Need to have a strong mind.

12.How much time off do you get?

I try to keep some moments off for my family as much as possible .

13.What else would you like people to know about your career?

I think it s only a beginning, I have to do a lot of new projects all over the world.

14.What is a common misconception people have about what you do?

A lot of people think it s easy , superficial and you earn a lot of money … not really !