I saw Solenn for the first time during the Philippine Fashion Week Penshoppe Holiday 2011 Collection and I was stunned. The opportunity to see her in a shoot is a privilege I couldn't afford to miss. Sir Leo said I could bring my blogger friends so I invited a few to go with me.
I asked her, if she is to let go of modeling now that she has ventured into acting and singing. We were surprised when she said "I am not a model, I was never a model" I thought she was kidding at first. But she meant it. She sees herself more of a designer. Asked what's wrong with being branded as a model, she said she doesn't want to be associated with the term "model" as people have a negative connotation on models.
Some people she said thinks of models are "dumb" and she doesn't want to be associated with that. She even added, she's too short for a model. I didn't realize that until she said it. Like, nobody ever notice, right? I mean, when Solenn walks down the catwalk, everybody's jaw drops and that's it. I was surprised at how somebody who people look up to as a ramp model doesn't even think of herself as a model pala. Fair enough---she's more than a ramp model, she is a fashion icon. Makes me admire her more for that though. It's like saying, if somebody is "hot" but and he/she is not even aware of it, that makes him or her even "hotter".
during lunch in Cafe Republiq
Gaz and Solenn are childhood friends so they work comfortably with each other. They look good together and they have good chemistry.
the bloggers with Solenn and Gaz
Mica in front of Republiq