Where to eat in London, according to its top models

For models, there is more to the fashion week than walking the catwalk or two. The days begin in the early hours, with multiple mergers, fittings and shows that accumulate in 24 hours; of course, they must stay well fed. CNN asked four models where he likes to eat in London during fashion week and how to spend his free time in the city – if they have any.

Sam Rollinson

Born in Doncaster, England, Sam Rollinson shot campaigns for Burberry, Balenciaga, Mulberry and Chanel Beauty, and appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Japan, Singapore and Serbia. In recent years he has worked for brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Dior and Emilia Wickstead.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It’s pretty busy: normally I have some casting or accessories to go to, so in the evening there are a lot of fun parties to go to. So I will go home, get ready quickly, then go out to meet my friends and have a well-deserved champagne!

How important is good food to you in this period?

I am a true gourmet, so good food is important to me at all times. But that’s especially true during fashion week when you’re busy all day, so you really need your energy.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

It should be my local gastropub, The Gatehouse. It has a really relaxing atmosphere and the food is incredible. I have good memories there with my boyfriend, my friends and my family.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Chocolate fudge is my all-time favorite. I can never resist on a menu.

Any other tips for the city?

Go to Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath – you can admire a wonderful view of the city among the trees and, on a rare sunny day, you can take a dip in the ponds of Hampstead Heath or at Parliament Hill Lido.

Pixie Geldof

Born and raised in London, Pixie Geldof is a model, singer and DJ. A current face of Miu Miu, he covered the part of Elle UK and Tatler and walked for Ashley Williams and Pringle of Scotland at London Fashion Week earlier this year. He also walked and ran campaigns for House of Holland.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It can be busy and full. If I’m walking for shows, it’s about running from one venue to another in time to get ready before the shows and work with the designers. If I’m watching the shows, it’s a little quieter because I love to see what my favorite designers created that season. It is so wonderful to see everything come to life.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Well, I have to say that good food is important to me all the time!

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

I love Pharmacy in Notting Hill, West London. They create the most delicious plant-based dishes in town. If they are in the city center, it must be Hello Beautiful. It is the not so secret gem that everyone loves.

Do you have a favorite dish?

I must say that it would be the avocado vinaigrette, followed by the most delicious spaghetti with garlic and Ciao Bella oil.

Any other tips for the city?

Columbia Road Flower MarkeIt is a fantastic way to spend Sunday mornings and afternoons. Other than that, it should be Hampstead Heath. It is incredibly magical.

Miss Fame

Miss Fame is a Californian model, make-up artist, singer and drag artist, who became famous as a competitor in RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2015. She appeared in Vogue Germany, LOVE, Elle and V Magazine, became a spokesperson for L’Oréal in 2016 and performed at the opening parade of the Spring 2019 ceremony at New York Fashion Week.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

Life during fashion week has always been intensely immersive. It is time to present yourself at the highest levels, where everything must be perfectly detailed.

I start the morning before, presetting my makeup kit, washing the brushes, spreading my gaze and confirming the direction of the hair. Upon awakening, I drink two glasses of water back to back, eat an entire avocado and prepare my skin for an hour. It is a methodical process.

So the time seems to run out and I start to feel the rush – that’s where the nails are finally glued to the machine. Then I arrive at the show, I pose for the press releases and I am accompanied to my place to drink in the extraordinary details.

How important is good food to you in this period?

As mentioned, I start with extremely healthy foods in the morning: a green juice, water, a tomato or avocado with olive oil and salt or muesli and almond milk. I never want to feel heavy, especially while wearing a steel boned corset for hours. So as soon as I get back to my hotel or apartment, I usually go with a red sauce sauce. My favorite foods for post shows are usually Italian.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

I’m not very familiar with London restaurants – I’ve been a few times over the years, but I don’t know if I still have a favorite. I need someone to show me places to go for good Vietnamese pho or vegan restaurants.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Actually I prefer desserts. I love sweets. Anything in the oven makes me happy, and I usually can’t and won’t finish dinner without looking at the extensive menu. If I had to choose a treatment, I would say carrot cake Baker in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Any other tips for the city?

When I travel I always ask my local friends where they suggest what I want. It is the best way to discover amazing restaurants away from home.

Hélène Selam Kleih

London-based Hélène Selam Kleih is a writer and activist as well as a model. He founded his own publishing house, Prosperitee Press, and launched an anthology on male mental health entitled HIM + HIS. Kleih has also appeared in campaigns for Dior and Stella McCartney, and has walked for Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg, Mowalola and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It can be a manic dash for back-to-back casting, but also a waiting game – waiting to hear when the customer can see you and queue for casting, staging and parties. Every fashion week is full and every old fashion friend shows up. The program is crazy but it is also so fun if you are with the right people.

Normally I have to balance casting with writing, event planning and the administrator HIM + HIS (an anthology created by Kleih on men’s mental health), but I let the book take a step back in what will always be a busy week. Never make stone plans with anyone, you will always be late at the table.

How important is good food to you in this period?

It is essential to have a balance of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates to keep you full and fed for a busy day. I can’t cope with hunger and I don’t know when I can stop and take a break. I’d rather snack on myself, like hard-boiled eggs or a whole carrot with a little salt. I love Haribo but obviously I don’t want that sugar drop, so I carry around mini packs for when I’m really running out of energy and I just want a surprise.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

Eat Tokyo – has the freshest and also the cheapest sushi. They also do a quick takeaway if you need to eat on the go and have a few branches scattered around London, so you’re never too far from a restaurant.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Tuna sashimi, if you haven’t already guessed it, with a seaweed salad and a miso soup. Or a chirashi don or a sashimi bento box. Plus, it’s just a treat for my favorite: fresh mussels for love.

Any other tips for the city?

As for transportation, jump on the tube! Always check if it’s faster to take the underground or take an Uber: London is huge and sometimes it can take forever to get anywhere by car, especially in traffic. As for the party, follow smaller pubs and bars in Soho and East London. Bigger fashion parties are fun to start the evening, but grab your best friends and go to a club afterwards for a proper chill.

Anisha Sandhu

Anisha Sandhu

Anisha Sandhu Credit: Mary Kang / The Society Management.

Anisha Sandhu, from Ontario, Canada, is a new face in the fashion month, making her catwalk debut for Alexander Wang in June. Since then, he has walked through Prabal Gurung and R13 and shot with the famous photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott. Sandhu also works as a freelance stylist along with her modeling work.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

A typical day for me during fashion week usually starts with breakfast in the morning and then rushes out the door for a full day of casting and staging or a show. When I get home, I am so exhausted that I prepare dinner and go to bed by 10 pm, since I am someone who needs at least nine hours of sleep to get ready for the next day again. Since this is my first season, I am really having so much fun, as these are some of the few rare weeks that I have a pretty consistent routine – and I love fast paced.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Good food is always important to me, but especially during the fashion month when I need as much energy as possible. If I don’t eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods, I can’t function properly and well enough to get through the day. Usually I try to cook the food in advance so that when I get home exhausted at the end of the day, I don’t have to worry about doing anything, but I also like to cook and try new recipes, so if I’m not too tired I can’t wait to prepare dinner and find it therapeutic.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

My absolute favorite place to eat in London is this vegan Ethiopian place called Andu Cafe in Dalston. I stumbled across it when I was on a lunch break, and it was the first time I have tried Ethiopian food before. For just £ 5, you get a huge sharing dish that has different types of vegetable dishes with rice or injera, which is a type of bread. It’s such a simple restaurant and it reminded me a lot of how my mom cooks Indian food at home, which is why I found it so comforting. The food is so tasty and healthy that my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Do you have a favorite dish?

I always get the sharing dish with rice and, since it is for two people, I usually eat half and then keep the rest for dinner. I once had the whole sharing plate in one sitting and, for the rest of the afternoon, I was in a coma with food while working.

Any other tips for the city?

Get an Oyster Card, spend a day at the National Gallery, always bring a jacket or sweater with you and, if you can, try to stay away from the main tourist areas such as Piccadilly Circus. Instead, stroll to other areas such as Camden or take a day trip to Brighton.

The words of the models have been changed for length and clarity.

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Where to eat in London, according to its top models

For models, there is more Fashion Week than walking on a track or two. The days begin in the early hours, with multiple mergers, fittings and shows that accumulate in 24 hours; of course, they must stay well fed. CNN asked four models where he likes to eat in London during fashion week and how to spend his free time in the city – if they have any.

Sam Rollinson

Born in Doncaster, England, Sam Rollinson shot campaigns for Burberry, Balenciaga, Mulberry and Chanel Beauty, and appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Japan, Singapore and Serbia. In recent years he has worked for brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Dior and Emilia Wickstead.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It’s pretty busy: normally I have some casting or accessories to go to, so in the evening there are a lot of fun parties to go to. So I will go home, get ready quickly, then go out to meet my friends and have a well-deserved champagne!

How important is good food to you in this period?

I am a true gourmet, so good food is important to me at all times. But that’s especially true during fashion week when you’re busy all day, so you really need your energy.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

It should be my local gastropub, The Gatehouse. It has a really relaxing atmosphere and the food is incredible. I have good memories there with my boyfriend, my friends and my family.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Chocolate fudge is my all-time favorite. I can never resist on a menu.

Any other tips for the city?

Go to Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath – you can admire a wonderful view of the city among the trees and, on a rare sunny day, you can take a dip in the ponds of Hampstead Heath or at Parliament Hill Lido.

Pixie Geldof

Born and raised in London, Pixie Geldof is a model, singer and DJ. A current face of Miu Miu, he covered the part of Elle UK and Tatler and walked for Ashley Williams and Pringle of Scotland at London Fashion Week earlier this year. He also walked and ran campaigns for House of Holland.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It can be busy and full. If I’m walking for shows, it’s about running from one venue to another in time to get ready before the shows and work with the designers. If I’m watching the shows, it’s a little quieter because I love to see what my favorite designers created that season. It is so wonderful to see everything come to life.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Well, I have to say that good food is important to me all the time!

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

I love Pharmacy in Notting Hill, West London. They create the most delicious plant-based dishes in town. If they are in the city center, it must be Hello Beautiful. It is the not so secret gem that everyone loves.

Do you have a favorite dish?

I must say that it would be the avocado vinaigrette, followed by the most delicious spaghetti with garlic and Ciao Bella oil.

Any other tips for the city?

Columbia Road Flower MarkeIt is a fantastic way to spend Sunday mornings and afternoons. Other than that, it should be Hampstead Heath. It is incredibly magical.

Miss Fame

Miss Fame is a Californian model, make-up artist, singer and drag artist, who became famous as a competitor in RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2015. She appeared in Vogue Germany, LOVE, Elle and V Magazine, became a spokesperson for L’Oréal in 2016 and performed at the opening parade of the Spring 2019 ceremony at New York Fashion Week.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

Life during fashion week has always been intensely immersive. It is time to present yourself at the highest levels, where everything must be perfectly detailed.

I start the morning before, presetting my makeup kit, washing the brushes, spreading my gaze and confirming the direction of the hair. Upon awakening, I drink two glasses of water back to back, eat an entire avocado and prepare my skin for an hour. It is a methodical process.

So the time seems to run out and I start to feel the rush – that’s where the nails are finally glued to the machine. Then I arrive at the show, I pose for the press releases and I am accompanied to my place to drink in the extraordinary details.

How important is good food to you in this period?

As mentioned, I start with extremely healthy foods in the morning: a green juice, water, a tomato or avocado with olive oil and salt or muesli and almond milk. I never want to feel heavy, especially while wearing a steel boned corset for hours. So as soon as I get back to my hotel or apartment, I usually go with a red sauce sauce. My favorite foods for post shows are generally Italian.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

I’m not very familiar with London restaurants – I’ve been a few times over the years, but I don’t know if I still have a favorite. I need someone to show me places to go for good Vietnamese pho or vegan restaurants.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Actually I prefer desserts. I love sweets. Anything in the oven makes me happy, and I usually can’t and won’t finish dinner without looking at the extensive menu. If I had to choose a treatment, I would say carrot cake Baker in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Any other tips for the city?

When I travel I always ask my local friends where they suggest what I want. It is the best way to discover amazing restaurants away from home.

Hélène Selam Kleih

London-based Hélène Selam Kleih is a writer and activist as well as a model. He founded his own publishing house, Prosperitee Press, and launched an anthology on male mental health entitled HIM + HIS. Kleih has also appeared in campaigns for Dior and Stella McCartney, and has walked for Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg, Mowalola and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It can be a manic dash for back-to-back casting, but also a waiting game – waiting to hear when the customer can see you and queue for casting, staging and parties. Every fashion week is full and every old fashion friend shows up. The program is crazy but it is also so fun if you are with the right people.

Normally I have to balance casting with writing, event planning and the administrator HIM + HIS (an anthology created by Kleih on men’s mental health), but I let the book take a step back in what will always be a busy week. Never make stone plans with anyone, you will always be late at the table.

How important is good food to you in this period?

It is essential to have a balance of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates to keep you full and fed for a busy day. I can’t cope with hunger and I don’t know when I can stop and take a break. I’d rather snack on myself, like hard-boiled eggs or a whole carrot with a little salt. I love Haribo but obviously I don’t want that sugar drop, so I carry around mini packs for when I’m really running out of energy and I just want a surprise.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

Eat Tokyo – has the freshest and also the cheapest sushi. They also do a quick takeaway if you need to eat on the go and have a few branches scattered around London, so you’re never too far from a restaurant.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Tuna sashimi, if you haven’t already guessed it, with a seaweed salad and a miso soup. Or a chirashi don or a sashimi bento box. Plus, it’s just a treat for my favorite: fresh mussels for love.

Any other tips for the city?

As for transportation, jump on the tube! Always check if it’s faster to take the underground or take an Uber: London is huge and sometimes it can take forever to get anywhere by car, especially in traffic. As for the party, follow smaller pubs and bars in Soho and East London. Bigger fashion parties are fun to start the evening, but grab your best friends and go to a club afterwards for a proper chill.

Anisha Sandhu

Anisha Sandhu

Anisha Sandhu Credit: Mary Kang / The Society Management.

Anisha Sandhu, from Ontario, Canada, is a new face in the fashion month, making her catwalk debut for Alexander Wang in June. Since then, he has walked through Prabal Gurung and R13 and shot with the famous photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott. Sandhu also works as a freelance stylist along with her modeling work.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

A typical day for me during fashion week usually starts with breakfast in the morning and then rushes out the door for a full day of casting and staging or a show. When I get home, I am so exhausted that I prepare dinner and go to bed by 10 pm, since I am someone who needs at least nine hours of sleep to get ready for the next day again. Since this is my first season, I am really having so much fun, as these are some of the few rare weeks that I have a pretty consistent routine – and I love fast paced.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Good food is always important to me, but especially during the fashion month when I need as much energy as possible. If I don’t eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods, I can’t function properly and well enough to get through the day. Usually I try to cook the food in advance so that when I get home exhausted at the end of the day, I don’t have to worry about doing anything, but I also like to cook and try new recipes, so if I’m not too tired I can’t wait to prepare dinner and find it therapeutic.

What is your favorite place to eat in London and why?

My absolute favorite place to eat in London is this vegan Ethiopian place called Andu Cafe in Dalston. I stumbled across it when I was on a lunch break, and it was the first time I have tried Ethiopian food before. For just £ 5, you get a huge sharing dish that has different types of vegetable dishes with rice or injera, which is a type of bread. It’s such a simple restaurant and it reminded me a lot of how my mom cooks Indian food at home, which is why I found it so comforting. The food is so tasty and healthy that my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Do you have a favorite dish?

I always get the sharing dish with rice, and since it is for two people, I usually eat half and then keep the rest for dinner. I once had the whole sharing plate in one sitting and, for the rest of the afternoon, I was in a coma with food while working.

Any other tips for the city?

Get an Oyster Card, spend a day at the National Gallery, always bring a jacket or sweater with you and, if you can, try to stay away from the main tourist areas such as Piccadilly Circus. Instead, stroll to other areas such as Camden or take a day trip to Brighton.

The words of the models have been changed for length and clarity.

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Where to eat in New York during New York fashion week, according to its top models

For models, there is more Fashion Week than walking on a track or two. The days begin in the early hours, with multiple mergers, fittings and shows that accumulate in 24 hours; of course, they must stay well fed. CNN asked four models where he likes to eat New York during fashion week, as well as how they spend their free time in the city, if they have any.

Halima Aden

Aden broke the borders in 2016 like first competitor in Miss Minnesota, the United States, to wear a hijab and a burkini, while still a freshman at St. Cloud State University. Born in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya before moving to St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Somali-American model also appeared in the first hijabi cover of Vogue Arabia, together with Ikram Abdi Omar and Amina Adan in 2019, and he was the first model wearing a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated issue on the swimsuit.

CNN: What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

Halima Aden: the unpredictable would be the best way to describe life during the fashion weeks. The days are busy and busy going from one location to another. From set-ups to call times to shows, a model is always on the move. There is no time to sleep.

It always amazes me how much preparation goes into a 15-minute show. These designers and their teams have worked so hard for this moment that it seems to be over in the blink of an eye. Mainly, I find that my program consists of many events where fashion is the theme. It’s hard to be prepared as my schedule changes at the last minute, but that’s the best part: I love the spontaneity of everything.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Really, I depend on it to keep me fed and at my best. The days and nights are long, so having good food in my system gives me the energy I need to be always on during the fashion month.

What is your favorite place to eat in New York and why?

Wow, every time I’m in town, I try a new place. I enjoyed eating at Sant Ambroeus in Soho, you can never go wrong Beauty and Essex for a great atmosphere on the Lower East Side, and when I’m in the mood for Ethiopian food, I had a great time Haile in the East Village. For me, it’s more about the atmosphere and the company when you go out to eat.

Do you have a favorite dish?

In Haile I love Shiro Wot, Doro Wot and Sambusa. In Sant Ambroeus, you can’t really go wrong with anything. Italian food is one of my favorites. I like to order a lot and share them with friends from Beauty and Essex so I can get a bite of everything – the crunchy fish tacos appetizer is my jam!

Any other tips for the city?

Be prepared to cancel the Uber or you may have to cancel the Uber as traffic can be hectic during this week. When it comes to dining, it’s definitely essential to book whenever possible during New York Fashion Week.

Soo Joo Park

Global Chanel Ambassador, Park walked for Tom Ford, Moschino, Off-White and Kenzo. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Park moved to California as a child. It was explored after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated in architecture. In 2015, she became L’Oréal’s first Asian-American spokesperson, while holding Elle Singapore, Elle Korea, Harper’s Bazaar Russia and W Magazine Korea.

What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

It is irregular and unpredictable overnight. Each morning is made up of different alarm clock championships, different set-ups, shows with different brands, dinners and parties. Depending on the day I wear different hats – from walks on the catwalk, to front row presences, to DJing – so sometimes it’s not easy to keep up. It is living and taking things day by day in the true sense of the word.

But regardless of what I have on my plate for the day, I like to wake up an hour and a half before having to be somewhere, take a moment in bed to stretch and cuddle my cat, make my coffee and listen to a some music while I make a mask to nourish my skin. Spending an entire month of unpredictable swirls can be tiring for your mental and physical health, and I feel that having a morning routine gives me a sense of control and comfort.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Good food is my life priority. It is nutritious but also rewarding for the body and mind.

What is your favorite place to eat in New York and why?

I have so many and I’m so lucky to live in the lower part of Manhattan near many excellent restaurants. I love Pylos, which produces the best moussaka and lemon curd (avgolemano) soup, Takahachi where they have excellent sushi rolls and a fantastic roasted grilled collar, Regina’s grocery store with a strong list of delicious sandwiches, Chinese mission with the fun atmosphere and the numb mapo tofu, and Miss Lily’s, a Jamaican juice bar and restaurant that is literally across the street from my apartment. I love the atmosphere there, from the vibrant island decor, to the reggae and dub music they play. Obviously jerk chicken is a staple food, but rum punch and oxtail stew are my all-time favorites. I like to go there on weekdays for lunch or dinner, as it gets crowded and crowded in the evenings and weekends.

Any other tips for the city?

Don’t wait in line for more than fifteen minutes. There is always another gem around the corner and nothing worth waiting for hours in line for.

HoYeon Jung

HoYeon Jung

HoYeon Jung Credit: Photo: Mary Kang / The Society Management

Jung, from Seoul, South Korea, began his career on Korea’s next model, finishing second. Now, in addition to being one of Chanel’s favorite models, she has also appeared on the covers of Vogue Japan, Vogue Korea and Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and has participated in shows for Oscar de la Renta, Kenzo, Fendi and Burberry.

CNN: What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

HoYeon Jung: it’s a very busy and unpredictable week. Most of my programs were finalized the day before, but they can change at any time. So for me it is very important to have breakfast before leaving home!

How important is good food to you in this period?

For those of us who travel a lot, it is very important to ensure healthy blood circulation and digestion, so good food is always so important. I try to have healthy foods like acai bowls, fermented foods or seaweed soup to improve digestion and drink onion juice to help my circulation.

What is your favorite place to eat in New York and why?

Mostly, I prepare meals myself at home. I can prepare a low-calorie Korean kelp soup, low in fat but high in dietary fiber, which helps digestion, as I said before. I also fermented foods like white kimchi, which is not spicy unlike the typical kimchi, since I try not to eat too salty or spicy foods.

When I’m out, I like to go to Juice generation. It is a juice bar and they are also famous for their acai bowls. I always have what is called “Aloha Acai”.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Acai bowls and white kimchi!

Any other tips for the city?

Don’t forget to bring your sneakers: walking is the best way to visit the city.

If you have free time, I advise everyone to take some time to go to the state. It is only an hour or two away from the city, but you will find beautiful nature views and fantastic restaurants with delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients. It’s a nice way to take a little break!

Daniela Kocianova

The Czech model Kocianova, from Prague, became the face of Céline in 2017. She appeared in Czechoslovakia and Harper’s Bazaar Romania, and walked for Thom Browne, Yohji Yamamoto and Dolce & Gabbana. She is also an artist, with her illustrations appearing in Czechoslovakia Vogue.

CNN: What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

Daniela Kocianova: Normally my days start early, because during the fashion week I have many appointments such as casting, productions and shows. Sometimes it can be around 4 in the morning due to super early call times for the shows. Depending on how busy my day is, I can have up to 10 castings a day and I have to do my best to do it all. I don’t think I have to mention they are all over town!

I feel pretty confident in casting, but sometimes it can be difficult to support it, when you queue up for casting in a room full of the most beautiful girls over the ground, who could be up to 10 years younger than you. And even at the end of the day, when you feel tired to die, you still have to smile and do your best to look cool.

I usually don’t have time to sit down for lunch or dinner early, so I usually drink smoothies during the day and try to eat a healthy dinner later. It doesn’t happen often, but if I have some spare time, I try to do exercises like yoga and jogging and meet friends for coffee.

How important is good food to you in this period?

Good food makes my body less tired, increases my mood and keeps me fit and healthy. Eating junk food literally makes me feel like shit.

What is your favorite place to eat in New York and why?

Caravan of Dreams! Vegan and organic restaurant in East Village with live music.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Hummus and falafel.

Any other tips for the city?

I love walking around Chelsea and going to galleries like Gagosian, David Zwirner is Hauser & Wirth.

Jordan Daniels

Jordan Daniels

Jordan Daniels Credit: Photo: Kyleen James / The Society Management

Daniels is from Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. He has walked for stylists such as Prada, Jacquemus, Loewe, Off-White and Jeremy Scott, and has shot campaigns for brands such as Marc Jacobs Beauty and Calvin Klein. After her first fashion week in 2018, Vogue has named her one of the top models of the SS19.

CNN: What is life like for you during the fashion weeks? What day is typical?

Jordan Daniels: I think a typical day for me is running, probably sweating, probably stressed out and trying to do a million things in one day! I usually go to bed sincerely with coffee and croissants.

How important is good food to you in this period?

So important. I try to eat good healthy meals when I can squeeze them. Lots of fruit and vegetables and lots of water.

What is your favorite place to eat in New York and why?

Usually during fashion week, or actually for most of my days here, I cook at home. It is healthier, cheaper and in general much better even for an intense program. But one of my favorite local restaurants is Balvanera.

Do you have a favorite dish?

In general my favorite salad is the Caprese salad, my favorite soup is the pumpkin soup, my favorite snack is the South African biltong and my favorite type of food is the stew or the curry with rice. My favorite desserts are white yogurt, as I don’t have a sweet tooth.

My favorite Balvanera dishes in particular are sweet corn empanadas, cauliflower croquettes, grilled market mushrooms with garlic, burrata salad, grilled octopus and the steak for mains, which is incredible. You have to try this place and all its Argentine fare!

Any other tips for the city?

Use the metro, walk or ride a bike. And if you’re going to ride a bicycle, wear a helmet!

The words of the models have been changed for length and clarity.

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