Yeah, I think being very punctual, professional, and confident, because there's no room for slacking or hiding in your shadow. Let’s say, for example, we have a shoot booked at Pier 59 Studios. We have the space rented out for two days. We all know that the shoot has to be done in two days. It's really a lot of teamwork, it's not just like, "Oh, the photographer thinks this and this look good and he's going to shoot the image and move on." You're working with the hairdresser, the makeup artist, and the models. I have also learned to think clearly and work under stress, as well as being incredibly detail-oriented, not stressed out and in control.
It's taught me to trust myself and to stay true to myself. I think I could've easily stayed in luxury fashion because Louis Vuitton offered me a position. I could've easily taken that because they would've paid a lot more than an ethical fashion company would have, but I think trusting in myself and staying true to what I believe. Even though they might pay me more, I'm going to do what I want with that passion.
I’ve learned that in most cases: you are your biggest obstacle.
Be ready to work really hard. You have to love it, give it your all but stay true to who you are.
It’s taught me not to pigeonhole myself. To get involved and to collaborate.