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New Orleans Fashion Week proved to be the perfect opportunity to celebrate all things fashion with other like minded individuals. The week started off with shopping events and informational talks and finished with three days of runway shows, including presentations by emerging designers. Samantha Perron experienced the week-long affair from a different perspective, as one of the models on the runway. 

Friday, September 27th was Perron's big day of shows. Before she arrived to the Board of Trade, the model made sure to get a workout in and enjoy breakfast at home. See below to see how she began her busy day!

6:00 a.m. What crime did I commit to deserve waking up this early? No use trying to go back to sleep, it’s FASHION WEEK! Time to hydrate.


Samantha Perron

6:15 a.m. 30 minute cardio circuit for fat burn! I try to keep my terrible Cajun food obsession and eating habits at bay with cardio, and low weight exercises. If I gain too much muscle, it makes fitting into clothes more difficult and limits modeling opportunities. This is different for every model depending on body shape and muscle mass. 


Samantha Perron during fittings

6:45 a.m. Shower and skincare. I've started to mix one drop of One Drop Wonder into Skin Therapy (recommended by Jen Rickard from LimeLife by Alcone). I'm in love already. These keep my skin refreshed when I’m constantly caking on and removing makeup (sometimes multiple times per day!). As someone who has both dry AND oily skin and no idea how to take care of it, I’m pleasantly surprised with the results.

7:30 a.m. The most important meal of the day: Eggs, bacon, biscuits, and sliced strawberries. Luckily, cooked by my husband who has turned out to be the better cook of the two of us, which doesn’t bother me for a second! I’ll be the first to admit this is not usual, he just knows how important a healthy diet is this week. I hit the jackpot, I know. 


Samantha Perron (left) during NOFW

8:30 a.m. Time to get ready for fittings. Packing must haves include: Nude heels, nude strapless bra, nude underwear, black heels, black strapless bra, and black underwear. I dress in easy to change out of clothes and avoid layers, jewelry, anything with a lot of buttons/zippers. Dry hair, always. A clean and fresh appearance is key!

9:45 a.m. Arrived just a little early for my fittings for NOFW. Punctuality has gotten me far in this industry. If you learn anything from me today, I hope it’s to be on time, every time. It pays off!


Samantha Perron during NOFW

10:00 a.m. Time to really work. Owners and designers want to know their clothes will be in good hands and look good on YOU when you’re their model. I take special care getting into and out of their product, even going so far as covering my face (whether or not I’m wearing makeup) while changing and putting items back on the hanger immediately after taking them off. I also try to werk each item in a mini catwalk so they can see exactly what it will look like the day of the show.


Samantha Perron (left) during NOFW

12:00 p.m. Fashion Week call time! While the models wait we do hair and makeup. I love to network! I always find a way to contact the people I enjoyed working with after a runway event. Soon we will hit the stage after months of preparation. Cue lights. Cue music. And STRUT!