A model in the making
Early morning call times, constantly taking the BoltBus to New York and standing in heels for hours on end has become routine in sophomore Brigitte York’s life.
What one might call minor annoyances about is what York said she would call “the good problems.”
York, a psychology major from Long Island, has spent the last five months traveling back and forth from New York to Maryland, balancing her college studies with her attempts to break into the modeling industry.
York’s modeling career started when she helped her friend and fellow Towson student Laura Galvan in her fashion show.
Galvan runs a fashion blog and website to answer questions and give advice on style.
Galvan said she knew that York would be perfect for a fashion show she was working on.
York said she decided to take the opportunity to try modeling because she was tall and has always loved fashion.
York, like so many other teenage girls, said she would sit looking at magazines such as “Seventeen,” “Teen Vogue,” “Vogue,” “W,” and “Harper’s Bazaar” admiring the incredible fashions that aspiring designers created for the classic, big name names in the industry.
“Starting when I was 12, I became fascinated with fashion magazines and the people wearing the unbelievable clothing. I started to do a little modeling but never fully followed through with it,” York said.
Since Galvan’s show, York has been traveling to expand her portfolio by booking jobs and hoping for to catch her big break, she said.
York said that every young model has at least one designer they would absolutely love to walk for, and for her it’s Alexander Wang.
“His recent 2013 spring-summer collection which was shown at this year’s Fashion Week was clever on another level,” York said. “The lights shut off and all of the clothing glowed in the dark. It would be an honor to one day walk for his line.”