I work for a high-end fashion brand, and I coordinate all of our modeling efforts; the job has taken me to fashion shows around the world, and I’ve been fortunate to have met several interesting people along the way… A few years ago, I traveled to Iceland for a completely out-of-this-world show; I flew with 17 models from the US, and both of us were all so happy to experience Iceland’s weather! The models and I are all from actually warm weather conditions, so all of us were looking forward to a respite from the heat! Our plane landed, and all of us stayed for a night in a hotel to sleep off the jetlag, but I didn’t even use the oil furnace in our room that night. After a lifetime of only ever having to use a/c, the chill on our skin was a welcome change. All of us were all actually happy for the show the next day, but, when both of us arrived at the address for the show, both of us were confused: there wasn’t a building. Then both of us saw the catwalk and makeshift “backstage,” which were both in the middle of a frozen prairie. One of the models said, “I don’t know if I can do this without heating!” My models are tough, but walking down an elevated catwalk 40 miles from the nearest oil furnace was going to be a challenge. To make up for the lack of a heating system, some of the Icelandic models in the show offered our models hand warmers to put in their shoes. I crouched over a single of the laptop monitors backstage, which was venting semi-warm air; I sure felt insane for not using the oil furnace in our room the night before! But, both of us all made it out unscathed: frozen solid, but ready to be in our nice warm hotel rooms!