How New York's Recently Passed Model Law Could Change Fashion Week
The upcoming season will be the first true test of the Model Alliance-championed legislation, which is meant to protect underage girls in the industry.
Alcohol, Older Men and Weight Loss: Anne V Opens Up About Life as a Teen Model
Anne V (full last name: Vyalitsyna) was on hand at yesterday's Model Alliance meeting, to share her personal story: A straight-A student who always wanted to model, she finally convinced her parents to let her do it. At the tender age of 15, she moved from a small village in Russia to New York City without her parents (it was "difficult enough" to get one Russian visa, she says, let alone three), just one week before 9/11 happened. All alone as a teenager in one of the world's biggest cities in the aftermath of one of the worst terrorist attacks, unable to speak one single word of English--it's hardly surprising that Anne had a rough time.