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But I did have a secret personal weapon. Even though I had my NYT credentials, half the time I would sneak into the venue pretending to be the model from the show. Which would spare me from getting stuck for an hour in the photographer's check-in line, and the hostile scrutiny by the security and PRs. I discovered this trick at Jason Wu show. When I entered the backstage area the hair stylists and make up artists screamed in horror "Oh my God!  - You are not done" (thinking I was the late arriving model). They grabbed and jammed me into a chair, while five pairs of hands began doing my make up, hair and manicure. As soon as I managed to fight off the beautification team, a dresser tried to pull my clothes off and make me get into "first looks"... That's when I used NYT credentials as my escape weapon... Despite this commotion, the model disguise gave me the advantage of being able to stay there much longer than the press, since they all get kicked out half an hour before the show - and that's exactly when the most interesting things happen! I used this trick ever since. It's crazy, but sometimes, like Bond Girl, I quickly adjusted my own makeup and  hair to the "look du Jour", so I could blend in with the models like a Chameleon, and delay the moment of being uncovered. 
Rodarte
L'Wren Scott
Jeremy Scott
Jason Wu
Jason Wu
Marc Jacobs
Andre Leon Talley at Rodarte
DVF
DVF
Rodarte
Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott
Rodarte
Marc Jacobs
Tavi at Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
Jason WU
Jason Wu
Rodarte
DVF
DVF
Jason Wu
Natalia Vodianova at Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang
Chadwick Bell
Chadwick Bell
John Bartlett
John Bartlett
And this is the documentation of me on very first NYT Fashion Week Diary shoot - with Terry! photo taken by Olivier Zahm from Purple-Diary.com