Meeting Gisela for the first time, the spanish winner of It’s my time, back in New York.
I realize how important is language to communicate, but how irrelevant it could be to express feelings and moods. Gisela was glowing and blooming, with a sincere, innocent smile in her face, enjoying a special moment surrounded by people she just met and she couldn’t really understand what they were saying, but everything was surrounded of unspeakable happiness.
How could a young and rookie girl feel so relaxed out of his comfort zone? It was the first time she traveled abroad in these circumstances, the first time she was in a party like that, at the top of the world… oh my God… she was in New York for the next campaign of an international brand like Benetton. But no anxieties, just a contagious, spontaneous, positive and natural state of mind with no room for hesitation.
The day of the session with Josh Olins I thought Gisela would be more nervous, but finally excitation was the word to described her behavior. Jet-lagged, but excited like the others, she entered into industrial space in the Meatpacking District, where the shooting was taking place, with the freshness of a beginner, but, at the same time, with the decisiveness of a veteran. She was impressed by the hugeness of the place, and like me, she wanted to keep all of the wardrobe goodies and all of the Benetton Fall-Winter 2010/2011 stuff!
Despite of the gazillion professional eyes (kindly) analyzing every step, and under the pressure of an amazing photographer in front of her, Gisela rocked the set with her latin flair and her graceful shyness. Well done!