Olivia Lefebre’s Modeling Career Takes Off
From being discovered while shopping, at St Luke’s mall in Auckland, New Zealand, to strutting on the Paris catwalk– Cook Islander Olivia Lefebre is making a name for herself in the tough world of fashion, says the Cook Islands News. This month, 18-year-old Olivia graces the cover of the New Zealand Fashion Quarterly. The shoot was done in New Plymouth and Olivia’s Frida Kahlo inspired look and Mexican style clothing spreads across 13 pages in the 200-page magazine. Olivia shared her modeling experiences with the Cook Islands News. ‘When you do a catwalk show, the show itself can last around 15 minutes to half an hour and it goes really fast. But the days are long because you have to be there hours before the shoot for hair and make-up, That can take a while if the client wants a look that’s quite complex – you don’t get any say in how you look,’ Olivia told the News. Olivia enjoys the catwalk, especially when the brand or the designer goes all out with the set, hair and make-up. ‘I do get nervous. In the moment before you go out, you’re thinking about not tripping over, keeping focused.’ She adds that the New Zealand Fashion Week show is her most exciting win to date on the fashion calendar. Now, after a year of fulltime modelling, she is off to Paris to work for IMG – one of the world’s top modeling agencies. ’To get more experience and become a better model – I think it’s necessary to go over overseas – offshore it’s a career – here it’s a job’, she told the Cook Islands News.