Thursday, April 12, 2012
Caitlin Ricketts - INTERVIEW!
If you have been following our blog, no doubt you have noticed that one of our most posted girls is CAITLIN RICKETTS. If you also happen to be flipping through the latest issue of Nylon you might catch one of our top Texas girls gracing some of the pages. Ever since she signed with Wilhelmina in New York, our doe-eyed brunette has logged runway miles for top shows like Betsey Johnson during NY Fashion Week and booked varied clients from Nylon to Ann Taylor LOFT.
We caught up with her really quick...
HOW WAS FASHION WEEK? FAVORITE MOMENTS? WORST MOMENTS?
Fashion week was the craziest/best experience of my life yet. I was thrown into the show package last minute and did not expect to book anything. My favorite moment was definitely walking for Betsey Johnson. I was so thrilled when I found out, I think I was late to a casting because I had to call and tell my family because I was that excited. The worst moment was getting lost and missing castings, I never want to miss a casting but sometimes you have so much packed in one day its a miracle if you make it to everything on time.
WHAT'S NEXT ON YOUR MODELING PLATE?
Next on my plate for modeling is fashion week in Australia. I am leaving in one week, Im super excited and anxious to model out of the country for the first time. I will be staying for 8 weeks then after that I’ll probably be back to New York:).
HOW IS MODELING IN TEXAS DIFFERENT THAN MODELING IN NY? WHERE ELSE HAVE YOU TRAVELED?
Working in New York is different then working in Texas because you have to be available at all times, there is never a slow day. New York is seriously the city that never sleeps. Texas is more laid back and a great place to prepare you for working in a big city like New York. I have traveled to a lot of fun places recently since working in New York. My favorite place I got to travel to for a job was Puerto Rico. It was beautiful in Puerto Rico, I have never seen anything like it.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING MODELS?
My best advice to give aspiring models is to make sure you love it because it is a lot of hard work but also so fun. Also most importantly have confidence in yourself because its a big industry and not everyone is going to like you and you can't take anything that is said negatively to you to heart. If you don’t like what someone has to say about you then just brush it off your shoulder.
HOW DID PAGE PARKES PREPARE YOU FOR SUCCESS?
Page Parkes has done so much to prepare me. Page has taught me everything from what to wear to a casting to how to walk on a runway. I got a lot of experience working in Houston and Dallas that prepared me for working in New York. I am so thankful for everything Page has done, Page Parkes is a great agency that offers so much!!
(Caitlin on right for Ann Taylor LOFT)