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.
The process has begun from changing from sandals into heels. That’s the trick to preserve our feet. We walk all around the city in flats and then switch to heels before meeting clients. Can you imagine walking in four-inch heels all day? Ouch!