Anyastassia attended an Open Modelling Day for a new agency a few weeks ago. Basically children are given 3 minutes to go in front of a camera and have photos taken of them with minimal instruction. Anya rocked it. You never know how they’ll react at the time, because it’s a photographer they’ve never met and who is all business. You don’t get much time as there are tons of children waiting for their turn. Luckily Anya has done this before and loves the camera, so she did her smiles and poses and we were off. A week later they told us they would like to sign her and gave us the photos as new headshots. A few days later her profile was spotted and was asked by Rachel Riley to attend a casting for their new spring/summer 2019 collection. We were soo excited.
Rachel Riley is really well known in the UK and especially London. She is a British award-winning children’s clothing brand. “She represents excellence & expertise in children’s fashion, with over twenty years’ experience & international acclaim. With the flagship store on Marylebone High Street & websites in both sterling & US dollars, Rachel Riley collections for baby, girls & boys, from 1 month to 14 years, can be found in more than 110 stockists in the UK & across the world – in the finest department stores, independent shops & childrenswear websites.”
When we arrived at the casting there were soooo many children, especially in her age category so it was a little bit daunting. In wardrobe they gave Anyastassia a very beautiful Rachel Riley dress to wear. She was so lucky as it was definitely the most beautiful in my opinion. Rachel Riley herself was there along with a French speaking photographer. It was great that she was able to take instructions from him in French. As I”m sure it helped her stick out from the crowd.
A few days after the casting, her agency sent us a text saying that they loved Anyastassia and they thought she was a star!!! They hadn’t chosen her at this point but we were so happy and proud to have had such lovely words to say about her. Exactly a week after the casting, we got the confirmation for Anyastassia saying that she will be doing a shoot for them in London and on location at the seaside in Brighton. We are thrilled for little Sia and she couldn’t stop smiling when we told her the news.
We are awaiting the details but excited for the shoot which takes place the second week of June. Cannot wait to show you the behind the scene shots.