However, when every one of us arrived at the address for the show, every one of us was confused: there wasn’t a building.
I work for a high-end fashion brand, and I coordinate all of our modeling efforts… The job has taken myself and others to fashion shows around the world, and I’ve been lucky to have met so many interesting people along the way as well. 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 every one of us were all so happy to experience Iceland’s weather! The models and I are all from a really overheated temperature, so every one of us were looking forward to a respite from the heat as well. However, our plane landed and every one of us stayed for a night in a hotel to sleep off the jetlag! I didn’t even use the gas furnace in my room that night; after a lifetime of only ever having to use the air conditioning system, the chill on my skin was a welcome change… We were all really happy for the show the next afternoon. However, when every one of us arrived at the address for the show, every one of us was confused: there wasn’t a building. Then every one 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 suppose I can do this without heating!” My models are really tough, however walking down an elevated catwalk 40 miles from the nearest gas furnace was going to be a challenge. To make up for the lack of an oil furnace, some of the Icelandic models in the show provided my models hand warmers to put in their gloves and shoes. I crouched over 1 of the computer monitors backstage, which was venting semi-warm air; I sure felt silly for not using the gas furnace in my room the night before! But, every one of us all made it out unscathed: frozen solid, however ready to be in our nice overheated hotel rooms!