ESSENCE.com asked Elite model Joan Smalls to keep a journal of her castings, fittings and fashion show appearances this season. The Black and Puerto Rican model has appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, The Gap, Coach and Ports 1961 and walked the runways for Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg. Go behind the scenes of the glamorous life.
While I wait for my turn, another model is being photographed. This is the fabulous Drew who works at Daniel Peddle casting. I’m here to see them for PORTS, which I did the campaign for a few seasons ago, and Phillip Lim.